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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – May 30 2018 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] Farming and mycoplasma bovis Andrea Fox (Herald): Business case for cattle disease plan kept secret from public Keith Woodford (RNZ): Mycoplasma bovis: what does ‘phased eradication’ mean? Rachel Stewart (Herald): Why I love cows and you should too Liam Dann (Herald): Let’s keep cattle cull in perspective Andrea Vance (Stuff): Biosecurity legislation to be overhauled following M Bovis outbreak Sally Rae (ODT): Minister calls for bio review RNZ: M bovis: How did we get here? Gordon Campbell: On showing maximum love to farmers over M Bovis Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Should taxpayers fund the M bovis clean up? ODT: ‘M. bovis’ eradication costs will be uneven Southland Times Editorial: Season of fear and hope Jamie Gray (Herald): MPI will face ‘don’t give a damn’ attitude on M. Bovis, farmer says Kurt Bayer (Herald): South Canterbury farming couple to start again after cow loss Kurt Bayer (Herald): Jacinda Ardern visits farmer struggling with M. Bovis cow culling RNZ: M bovis-affected famer says eradication the right decision Sally Rae (ODT): PM visits M bovis affected farmers Sally Brooker (ODT): Farmer slams bovis decision as ‘madness’ Newshub: Owner of Mycoplasma bovis-infected farm says Govt has ‘no clue’ what its doing 1News: Concerns native plants, precious wildlife will be wiped out by Mckenzie country dairy farm Debrin Foxcroft (Western Leader): MPI to tighten rules on organic labelling to tackle greenwashing Fishing industry  Michael Morrah (Newshub): Leaked MPI report reveals ‘widespread’ under-reporting in fishing industry Joel Ineson (Stuff): Leaked Govt report shows thousands of tonnes of fish dumped, unreported RNZ: Leaked report shows thousands of tonnes of fish dumped Health Richard Harman (Politik): H2 to sort out health system Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom):‘H2’ to head public health review Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): H2 takes on health: Government announces huge review of health system Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Govt announces review into health care inequities Eva Corlett (RNZ): Crucial that ‘Māori are central’ to health review Stacey Kirk (Stuff): DHBs in for shakeup as public health system goes under the microscope in major review Phil Pennington (RNZ): Middlemore failed to pursue millions in leaky building claim John Tamihere (Western Leader): Government needs to sort out ‘after-hours debacle’ Stuff: Which region has the highest rate of smoking among adults? Logan Church (RNZ): Hillmorton nurse dragged across floor by patient, colleagues report Tom Kitchen (ODT): Mayor keeps eye on village email crusade Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Nurses accuse district health boards of dirty tactics over $93,000 claim Emma Russell (Herald): Nurses strike looks likely with revised pay offer causing upset Herald: A Kiwi nurse says her colleagues are unhappy with revised DHB pay offer RNZ: Nurses’ pay rise: ‘This is a substantial increase’ – DHBs Meth report Herald Editorial: Chief science advisor does New Zealand a favour Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Meth house myth – Have we been duped? Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): State houses needlessly emptied where meth previously smoked – report Tom Furley (RNZ): Landlord’s $37k meth decontamination nightmare: ‘We were made to feel dirty’ Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Meth report ‘kick in the guts’ to those who paid to decontaminate Herald: Real estate boss Bob Brereton angered by Gluckman meth report Newshub: Meth tester already knew ‘contaminated’ houses had little health impact Herald: Meth tester hits back at Gluckman report on meth contamination Henry Cooke and Joel Ineson (Press): Christchurch City Council could reopen meth homes after report finds ‘no risk’ from drug residue Henry Cooke (Stuff): The meth house is a myth: There’s ‘no risk’ from drug smoking residue, Govt report finds Benedict Collins (RNZ): Meth house contamination debunked by PM’s science advisor Lucy Bennett (Herald): Meth-testing in homes – don’t bother, says Chief Science Adviser Sir Peter Gluckman Housing Chris Harrowell (Manakau Courier): Salvation Army unhappy with “uncertainty” around KiwiBuild programme Lucy Bennett (Herald): Housing Minister Phil Twyford stands by ‘move out of Auckland city’ comments over affordable housing concerns Newshub: Auckland ‘nimbys’ who don’t like state housing can leave – Phil Twyford Herald: Act leader David Seymour hits back at Phil Twyford’s ‘move to Pokeno’ claim Anne Gibson (Herald): $750m Northcote state-house intensification: 300 going, 1200 new homes rising Employment Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Tug of war to begin over Holidays Act RNZ: Holidays Act overhaul won’t hurt workers – minister Claire Trevett (Herald): Holidays Act overhaul on the way after costly annual leave hiccups Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Payroll mess prompts govt to review Holidays Act Laura Walters (Stuff): ‘Nightmare’ Holiday Act to be overhauled Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Employers looking forward to Holiday Act overhaul Simon Hartley (ODT): Holidays Act task force welcomed Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Why we need more quirky workers Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): The gig economy may give rise to the ‘dependent contractor’ Leith Huffadine (Stuff): New Zealand has a long history of going on strike. Now, it’s a complex issue Heike Menne-Spohr (Newsroom): Sexual violence an employment, union and Govt issue Immigration and migrant exploitation Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration NZ accused of targeting Indian applicants Liu Chen (Stuff): NZ is rebuilding, top to bottom, but migrant construction workers fear exploitation National Party Bryce Edwards (Newsroom Pro): “No mates National” seeks companion Alex Braae (Spinoff): Simon Bridges needs to make friends. But voters know bullshit when they smell it Ele Ludemann: National in drag difficult sell 1News: ‘It doesn’t have any allies, ACT’s not doing its job’ – political editor Jessica Mutch on National’s poll problems Opinion polls Matthew Whitehead (The Standard): Pollwatch: Colmar Brunton 28/5/2018 Matthew Whitehead (The Standard): Pollwatch: Reid Research, 27/05/2018 David Cormack (Herald): Reasons Kiwis prefer Judith Collins over Simon Bridge Government Dominion Post Editorial: Pregnant pause amid the pressure David Farrar: No budget bounce for Labour Stuff: PM Jacinda Ardern speaks candidly about pregnancy, baby names Welfare and financial hardship Sarah Robson (RNZ): Benefit abatement rates a ‘disincentive to work’ Sue Bradford (Pundit): New welfare taskforce is a slow train… but on which track? Susan Edmunds (Stuff): High-paid families feeling the squeeze as costs pile up Mike Hosking (Newstalk Zb): Genuine ‘poverty’? Or a pity party for people who can’t budget? Police RNZ: ‘Police need to be adults’ on police chases – lawyer Phillipa Yalden (Stuff): Number of people being killed during police chases on the rise, figures show Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Please let’s not descend to ‘fault’ and ‘feral’ in the debate on police pursuits Patrick Gower (Newshub): Grandparents of teen driver killed in pursuit say they don’t blame police 1News: Watch: Family of 12-year-old girl who died after Palmerston North police pursuit address ‘hateful comments’ on social media Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Football club reveals why they called police on group of Pakuranga teenagers Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Father outraged after 13yo punched by police in Auckland Alison Mau (Stuff): When is it OK to punch a child? Herald: Wally Haumaha appointed Deputy Police Commissioner Abortion Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Bridges risks being caught on the wrong side of the country ODT Editorial: NZ abortion change coming International relations and trade Paul Buchanan: Cherry picking on Chinese influence RNZ: First NZ youth in Australian detention Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Kiwi family’s financial struggle for medical care for sick daughter in Australia RNZ: NZ volunteer service to expand its work in the Pacific Law profession Sam Hurley (Herald): One in five NZ lawyers sexually harassed – Law Society survey finds Tommy Livingston and Catrin Owen (Stuff): Widespread harassment, bullying and racism identified within the law profession RNZ: One third of female lawyers sexually harassed at work – survey’ Education Herald: Auckland Grammar to design own courses after being upset by possible education changes Emma Russell (Herald): James Cook student suspended after assault that put 16-year-old boy in hospital Zizi Sparks (Rotorua Daily Post): Kaitao Intermediate reiterates values after bullying incident ODT: ‘High stress’ as jobs, pay pared Joss Miller (ODT): Uni administration should stick to its core functions Northcote by-election Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Act candidate Stephen Berry has a dream for the North Shore. It’s very stupid Felicity Reid (Stuff): ‘It’s not rubbish about fixing T2 or T3 lanes’: ACT’s motorway solution Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): ‘Let’s drain the swamp’ – Northcote candidate channels US President Donald Trump Local government Jono Galuszka (Manawatu Standard): Palmerston North City Council rejects paying staff living wage Tom McRae (Newshub): No funds for waterfront stadium in Auckland Council’s budget Todd Niall (RNZ): Private rubbish collector wants council to stay out of Rodney Robin Martin (RNZ): New Plymouth council under fire for ‘recycling’ protected reserve Cal Roberts (Wairarapa Times-Age): Council CEO apologies over letter to disgraced Olympian Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Hawke’s Bay businesses losing sleep over bed tax Chris Morris (ODT): Cull backs centre remaining in use Muriel Newman: Race-Based Democracy Opposed Media David Loughrey (ODT): Allied Press secures future of news paper and its staff Stuff: Otago Daily Times owner snaps up Clutha Leader Environment and animal welfare Jennifer Eder (Marlborough Express): Cabinet paper shows toxic PFAS chemicals not just for fighting fires Matthew Salmons (Press): Clarity needed on hawk laws in New Zealand, advocate says Transport 1News:1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll: Only a third of Kiwis support Government’s plan to increase fuel tax around the country Edward Gay (RNZ): Former AA worker took more than $56k in bribes for licenses RNZ: Old train carriages heading to the tip Consumer law Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Spark to refund more than $1m to 135,000 former customers Herald: Spark to return phone credit to over 100,000 ex-customers Aimee Shaw (Herald): Commerce Commission issues warning letter to Apple not to mislead consumers Banks Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Customers need adequate information about bank outages Rob Stock (Stuff): BNZ systems collapse a blow to cashless society project Gender Thomas Manch (Stuff): Women-only gym denies transgender woman from joining Vera Alves (Herald): Transgender woman accuses Wellington women-only gym of discrimination Newshub: Transgender woman turned away from Wellington women’s gym Other Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Keep calm and reform our prisons Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Anti-money laundering rules ineffective, says study Cass Mason (Newsroom): Are our scientists independent enough? Phil Quin (Newsroom): Drug reform: don’t take ‘yes’ for an answer RNZ: ‘King of Waitangi’ farewelled after 4 day tangihanga Newshub: Child support debts: Overseas parents owe $750 million Brian Rudman (Herald): Don’t let the freedom campers’ queue in the dunes grow Niki Harré (Hawke’s Bay Today): Are we as selfish as we think? Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Air Force planes run into engine troubles Vera Alves (Herald): Pro-Trump groups target New Zealand brewery over ‘Dump the Trump’ beer]]>