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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – June 01 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] Meth report Zac Fleming (RNZ): Taxpayers funded meth decontamination for private homes Dan Satherley (Newshub):National had no idea meth guidelines were wrong – Judith Collins RNZ: Meth compensation: ‘I’m not ruling it out, I’m not ruling it in’ RNZ: Twyford rules out apology over meth tests Stuff: Phil Twyford apologises for meth myth saga but won’t commit to compensation John Minto (Daily Blog): Paula Bennett is right…. state house tenants should be compensated for state sanctioned abuse Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Meth myth: 1338 state homes decontaminated in two years – almost all needlessly Scott Yeoman (Bay of Plenty Times): $1.3 million spent on meth cleanup in state houses – just $3000 on mould John Lewis (ODT): Meth clean-up cost frustrating for landlord Greg Presland (The Standard): National’s strategy on the Housing Corp P fiasco Justice Philip Matthews (Press Editorial): Time’s up for three strikes Newstalk ZB: Criminologist: Three strikes law is a travesty Isaac Davison (Herald): National would pass retrospective laws to make sure three strike offences don’t go unpunished Isaac Davison (Herald): National promises to bring back three strikes and reverse any bail or sentencing changes ODT Editorial: Law changes a risk and challenge Laura Walters (Stuff): Opinion: Govt prioritising three strikes law overturn but what about the prison muster? Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Justice reform is needed but an angry Minister doesn’t help the case Moana Makapelu Lee (Maori TV): Sensible Sentencing Trust opposes repeal of ‘Three Strikes’ law Stuff: Potential claims from prisoners held too long are ‘unquantifiable’ Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Family Court problems run deep for whānau – Māori lawyers Georgia May Gilbertson (Herald): Stuart Nash says 40th aggravated robbery in Hawke’s Bay shows a ‘societal issue’ Police Gordon Campbell: On the carnage being caused by Police pursuits Rob Kidd (ODT): Missing occupation on charge sheet an ‘oversight’ Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Largest ever graduation of Auckland police keeps Government’s goal of 1800 extra cops by 2020 on track Auckland  Simon Wilson (Herald): You should hear what the councillors said about the fuel tax Bernard Orsman and Tess Nichol (Herald): Regional petrol tax will hurt poor communities in South Auckland, say local councillors Tess Nichol (Herald): ‘It’s a lot to ask of motorists’: AA says new fuel taxes need to deliver results for Auckland Dan Satherley (Newshub): All of NZ will pay for Auckland’s fuel tax – vehicle lobby Anna Loren (Stuff): What you need to know about Auckland’s regional fuel tax Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Council gives green light to 11.5c fuel tax to hit motorists on July 1 RNZ: Auckland’s fuel tax a reality after council vote Herald Editorial: Auckland Council’s proposed rates should have precise purposes Jackson Thomas (Stuff): Auckland Council approve Goff’s $26 billion budget Grant Bradley (Herald): Airlines accuse Auckland Airport of making $3.6 billion in excess returns Mycoplasma bovis and forestry Conan Young (RNZ): ‘This is people’s livelihood’: M bovis on Gypsy Day Newsub: Farmers wary of M bovis as ‘Gypsy Day’ begins Andrea Fox (Herald): Hunt for vaccine a priority if cattle disease M. bovis beats eradication Maja Burry (RNZ): Greater food safety reassurance needed over M bovis – exporter RNZ: Checkpoint: Farmers at country club: ‘We want to stop the spread’ Alison Pugh (1News): ‘It doesn’t work’ – Farmers question effectiveness of MPI’s Mycoplasma bovis testing Stu Hunt (Nelson Mail): What do we do when the real mess begins? Paul Mitchell (Stuff): Manawatū farmers question Simon Bridges on M bovis at Palmerston North Q+A Hannah Bartlett (Stuff): Nelson Tasman farmers backing Government’s move to eradicate M Bovis Bernadette Hunt (Spinoff): ‘We were as low as you can get’: a dispatch from Mycoplasma bovis ground zero Lindy Laird (Northern Advocate): Seedling marks $6 million Ngāti Hine and Government forestry venture Housing Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Is Labour’s Kiwibuild policy Talk Big but Think Small? Eva Corlett (RNZ): Winter causes ‘intense’ pressure for homelessness sector Stuff: Hardest winter yet for group providing accommodation for homeless families Robin Martin (RNZ): Whanganui emergency housing unhabitable, Salvation Army says Herald: Wellington homes are too cold to be healthy, University of Otago research confirms Brian Fallow (Herald): Property values at risk as climate changes Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Increasing pressure on housing stock in next year Chloe Winter (Stuff): Wellington residential development land supply scarce, as population balloons Tina Morrison (BusinessDesk): NZ residential building consents slip 3.7% in April Health Richard Edwards, Janet Hoek and Anaru Waa (Spinoff): How can we make World Smokefree Day irrelevant by 2025? Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Cigarettes in parliament Marty Sharpe (Stuff): IDEA Services blasted over treatment of vulnerable man found with surgical glove in his bowel Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Intellectually disabled man assaulted in care Mike Houlahan (ODT): Cadbury site deal is done Danielle Clent (Stuff): Auckland district health boards tackling sudden infant death in Māori babies Listener: The nurses’ pay dispute has put the Government in a tricky situation BusinessDesk: Nurse pay hike could hit private health providers Te Mata Peak track Nicki Harper (Herald): New Te Mata track resolution not to everyone’s satisfaction Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Winery and iwi agree to buy land together for alternative Te Mata Peak track Sean Hogan (1News): Deal reached between iwi and winery in Te Mata Peak walking track saga RNZ: Iwi and winery to build new Te Mata track together Employment Peter Lyons (ODT): Reality of wages trumps economic dogma Matt Stewart (Stuff): Testing for drugs in workplace likened to testing for meth house contamination Gill Bonnett (RNZ): NZ sex workers undercut by illegal foreign prostitutes Government, Labour Party, Ardern Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): Sir Peter Gluckman – the knowledge broker Michele Hewitson (Listener): Shane Jones is planting 150 trees in his backyard. 999,999,850 to go Richard Harman (Politik): 118 inquiries and counting Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Generating Our Own Momentum? Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): The Italian Job Herald Editorial: PM lets us share her growing excitement Simon Collins (Herald): PM gets practice holding a baby, hosts morning tea for her Plunket nurse and local community Ben Leahy (Herald): ‘Everything’: Ambitious Jacinda Ardern to do list sells for $2500 at charity auction National Party Matthew Hooton (Herald): National’s high polling near miraculous Wanganui Chronicle Editorial: Not so simple for Simon to bridge the gap Parliament Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Why the Northcote byelection result is more interesting than we might have imagined Mitchell Alexander (Newshub): Security called into Northcote by-election mall confrontation Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Maori TV): Mahuta concerned at Māori roll exodus Foreign affairs and trade Dan Satherley (Newshub): NZ labelled ‘soft underbelly’ of Five Eyes spy network in Canadian report Stuff: New Zealander under 18 held in Australian immigration detention facility Simon Murdoch (Incline): A Turning Point for New Zealand’s Maritime Periphery Rae Si’ilata (Newsroom): Enacting alofa between NZ and Samoa Poverty and inequality, financial hardship claims Donna -Lee Biddle (Stuff): Report reveals deep pockets of deprivation in the Waikato Susan Edmunds (Stuff): $100,000: It’s not what it used to be Gareth Kiernan (Stuff): Fact-checking the ‘struggling rich’ Money lending  Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Commerce Commission review finds 803% interest charge Tamsyn Parker (Herald): One in four lenders may have breached law, Commerce Commission warns Multi-national tax Matt Nippert (Herald): Google claims another loss for NZ operations Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): OECD backs NZ tax plan in face of critics Business and economy Liam Dann: Business heads for winter of discontent Sonia Mazey and Jeremy Richardson (Herald): Business should be more optimistic about the Coalition Government RNZ: Businesses ‘should pay a fair price’ for power – aluminium smelter Nathan Torkington (Spinoff): Why half-baked R&D changes are a finger in the eye to startups and software Megan Woods (Spinoff): ‘If you do R&D, we plan to support it’: Megan Woods defends the new tax incentive RNZ: NZ economy forecast set to outpace most of OECD Tina Morrison (BusinessDesk): New Zealand’s ‘solid’ economic growth seen continuing Michael Reddell: Please Mr Orr, could we have some better analysis Roger Douglas (Kiwiblog): On budget issues Roger Douglas (Kiwiblog): Policy Recommendations Roger Douglas (Kiwiblog): Outcomes Education RNZ: Biggest polytech makes $31m deficit, adviser appointed John Morgan (Newsroom): Time to bring ‘knowledge’ back to schools? RNZ: NZQA cancels results of cheating students Southland Times Editorial:No need to get hot-headed about beanie rules Paul Barkle (Informetrics): Fees-free: Grades are out Environment Jamie Morton (Herald): NZ’s recycling crisis after China ban: ‘This situation is not sustainable’ Emma Hurley and Alex Baird (Newshub): Recycling sector warns Government the system is broken Herald: Avoiding meat and dairy is the best way to help the planet, study shows RNZ: ‘Rare earth’ minerals potential for regions Stuff: Z Energy cuts single-use plastic bags from all service stations in New Zealand Newshub: Z Energy to stop providing plastic bags Tourism Jane Patterson (RNZ): Tourism sector anxious about proposed border tax Damien Venuto (Herald): International media call BS on NZ’s 100% pure claims Other Chester Borrows (Herald):Learn your history, no matter how unpalatable it might be Natalie Akoorie (Herald): 795 emergency calls answered by automated system then abandoned during April storm Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Male overstayers prioritised for deportation Phil Pennington (RNZ): Two years on, another building standards review Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Why it’s time to ‘panic’ about cybersecurity Peter Dunne (Newsroom): What our abortion debate would look like Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Banks axe ‘guiding principle’ on internet fraud reimbursement in new code Stuff: Kiwis charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs reaches six-year high Herald: British politician Nigel Farage to visit New Zealand Isaac Davison (Herald): Forced marriage bill extended to civil unions and de facto relationships Herald: SPCA ‘desperate’ for foster parents as centres fill up countrywide Qiane Matata-Sipu (Spinoff): Māori women talk about the future of moko kauae 1News: ‘I’m just so sorry’ – Law Society President apologises to sexually harassed female lawyers Emily Menkes (Stuff): Golliwogs cause stir at Oamaru restaurant Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Wake up New Zealand and give a voice to those who already have booming voices]]>