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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – June 08 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] Environment Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Govt’s climate change plan a ‘cop-out’ – Greenpeace Jamie Morton (Herald): Greenpeace want agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in carbon act Richard Harman (Politik): New climate policy proposal makes big concessions to farmers Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): Zero carbon plan weighs softer targets for farms Jamie Morton (RNZ): NZ’s bold new climate bill: four big ways it matters Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Low-income households could be hit hardest by Govt’s climate change plans Cass Mason (Herald): Poor Kiwis face worst, and best, of climate change Dan Satherley (Newshub): Climate change debate: It’s James Shaw’s turn to listen Nicole Lawton (Stuff): Climate change: Government wants public views on fighting it Newshub: Farmers have ‘trepidation’ Zero Carbon Bill will impact sector – Fed Farmers Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why being Carbon Neutral in 2050 is meaningless sophistry and the Greens go a lighter shade of lime No Right Turn: Climate change: Backing away from net-zero No Right Turn: Climate Change: Ambition is cheap Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Green MP James Shaw’s Zero Carbon bill makes zero sense Stephanie Mitchell (Taranaki Daily News): Conservation minister offers Sage words in Taranaki visit Herald Editorial: We must get to root of kauri dieback Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Microbead ban takes effect, but experts warn no silver bullet Zane Small (Newshub): Can small supermarkets meet Government’s single-use plastic bag ban? Alexia Russell (Newsroom): Okura fight is not over Kate Gudsell (RNZ): Court rejects Okura Estuary development Chris Reed (Herald): Search for Citizen Scientists under way as Auckland beach clean-up yields 1715 pieces of litter in one hour Guy Williams (ODT): Sir Bill English appointed Wakatipu Wildlife Trust patron Housing and meth report Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Housing super ministry ‘will help fix crisis’, says Twyford Madison Reidy (Stuff): Housing Minister sets up ministry to advise on house prices and homelessness Herald: ‘Super-ministry’ to bring housing agencies under one roof RNZ: How many NZ homes are being snapped up by overseas buyers? Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): One in five inner city Auckland homes bought by foreigners in March quarter Greg Ninness (Interest): Overseas house buyer activity is concentrated in places like Auckland and Queenstown Susan Edmunds (Stuff): 3 per cent of NZ house sales to foreigners Dan Satherley (Newshub): Govt’s foreign buyer ban will ‘destroy’ the housing market – Collins Tom Furley (RNZ): Realtors at odds with govt over new oversea ownership stats Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Why David Seymour has a point about state housing Herald: P was for panic! What next, now the ‘meth house myth’ has been debunked? Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Real estate watchdog issues new rules for agents on meth contamination Newshub: Real estate agents to no longer disclose low meth levels Henry Cooke (Stuff): Meth myth: Tauranga social housing provider following HNZ’s lead Alexia Russell (Newsroom): $4.7m spruce-up for homeless hostel Liam Dann (Herald): Mortgage rates are set to rise – what you need to know Labour Party, Ardern Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Labour hosts business and lobbyists at $600-a-head dinners in exclusive private clubs Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): No conflict of interest in receiving petition to strip Labour donor of knighthood – PM Mandy Te (Stuff): PM says she is ‘chugging along’ one week before her baby is due Government Matthew Hooton (Herald): Crisis-filled month triggered Ardern’s oil & gas move Branko Marcetic (Spinoff): Does Jacinda Ardern face a Helen Clark style winter of discontent? Audrey Young (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern disputes claim that Govt is spending $114m on 122 reviews Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): National criticises Government working groups Newshub: Kelvin Davis rubbishes National’s accusation of ‘vacant’ Parliament performance Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Davis under fire for ‘vacant’ performance in Parliament Jo Moir (Stuff): MPs consider recalling Kelvin Davis to select committee over ‘vacant’ answers Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Safety first when it comes to pork barrels Jo Moir (Stuff): Jones: Huge investment in Far North comes down to advocacy, not bias Lucy Bennett (Herald): Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones appears at estimates hearing Transport industry Paul Hobbs (1News): Private investigators Thompson and Clark unlawfully accessed protestors’ private information through motor vehicle register, Greenpeace claims Herald: Major steel failure on new Waikato highway revealed in documents No Right Turn: When agencies lie Northcote by-election Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern says Northcote byelection will come down to the wire Katie Scotcher (RNZ): PM out campaigning 10 days ahead of due date Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Northcote by-election: Why who comes out on top matters Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Can Labour make Northcote see red? Primary and extractive industries Vaimoana Tapaleao (Herald): Fishing industry open to cameras on boats, but worry how data will be used RNZ: Orca likely killed when hit by ship – report RNZ: Checkpoint: Is this the end for forestry on the East Coast? Press Editorial: A need for more resilient forests RNZ: Forestry waste clean-up after Tolaga Bay rain to cost $10 million Jill Galloway (Stuff): More bobby calves face slaughter as fewer calves likely to be raised from farmer concerns about Mycoplasma bovis RNZ: M bovis count adds up with Wairarapa farm infection Herald: More woe for farmers as M.bovis discovered on another farm Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Plan to take Hawke’s Bay groundwater to ‘augment’ rivers is concerning farmers and environmentalists Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Government launches action plan for good farming to improve water quality Nicole Sharp (ODT): Farmers need to fight the Southland Water and Land Plan, Feds say Lois Williams (RNZ): ‘Suck it and see’ avo water consents worry conservationists Lisette Reymer (Newshub): Fruit industry fuming as MPI confiscates 55,000 ‘very important’ plants RNZ: How do you know a goat is happy? Katy Jones (Stuff): The future of sand mining in NZ Employment Herald: Employers may be to blame for more than 500,000 KiwiSaver members missing out on $270 million Richard Wagstaff (Herald): Fair pay agreements will be good for business, as well as workers Bryan Gould: Let’s have a fairer wage bargain Koroi Hawkins (RNZ): NZ grower says RSE workers invaluable to the industry Tim Newman (Southland Times): Southland’s business harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few Health Catherine Hutton (RNZ): ‘Are they joking?’: Carers offended by Ministry assessments Nicholas Jones (Herald): Big delay in life-saving improvements to cervical cancer screening Emma Russell (Herald): NZ running out of shingles vaccine barely two months after it became free, Pharmac confirms Simon Smith (Stuff): Wounded man waits as people ‘looking for free treatment’ clog A&E Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Study finds emergency department violence going under-reported Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Christchurch Hospital staff spat at, pinched and slapped – survey Herald: One-month-old baby recovering after being given the wrong medication by a pharmacy RNZ: More Maori and Pasifika training to be doctors and dentists Hannah Martin (Stuff): Lack of understanding prevents minority groups accessing chronic pain services Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Testing done at site of crashed Skyhawk to see how Bulls water was contaminated Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Defence Force did not formally tell Horizons about contamination issue Justice and police Laura Walters (Stuff): Police Minister gets $216.5m less than he asked for Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): The Snowman and the Queen: Police slam former detective over assassination cover-up claim Katie Doyle (RNZ): Corrections making it too hard to volunteer, says charity Newshub: Convicted child rapist won’t move next to Christchurch school after community’s concerns Foreign affairs and trade Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): China interference claims ‘need new evidence’ ODT Editorial:Supporting our South Pacific neighbours Education and child welfare Simon Collins (Herald): Charter schools in limbo after termination notices Mike Houlahan (ODT): 8% of kids found with social problems; 7% borderline Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Four hours a day in class – and success John Taylor (Herald): Students cannot “discover” all the knowledge they need George Heagney (Stuff): Teachers unhappy with pay offer could go on strike Matthew Cattin (Stuff): Zoning change cuts family off from school just 800m away Adele Redmond (Stuff): Staff cuts cause New Zealand universities to drop down world rankings Refugees Tarannum Shaikh (Eastern Courier): Refugee from war-torn country gives back to ethnic community in New Zealand Giles Dexter (Newshub): Refugees get voices heard in new Christchurch art exhibition Consumer debt Sarah Robson (RNZ): Govt eyeing debt collection changes Rob Stock (Stuff): The secretive industry of selling consumer loans Local government Simon Day (Spinoff): The power, importance, and future of the Māori roll Simon Wilson (Herald): Roar no more: Speedway is leaving Western Springs Auckland Now: Speedway to move from Western Springs, paving way for cricket to move in Benn Bathgate (Stuff): ‘Disgruntled loser’: Rotorua mayor frustrated by legal challenges from man she beat Budget, tax, economy Jason Walls (Interest): ‘Wellbeing Budget’ will be a world first and has already caught the attention of leading economists from all over the world Herald: Treasury seeks feedback on proposed Living Standards Dashboard RNZ: Pasifika people urged to support 2018 NZ budget Brian Fallow (Herald): Who said tax was meant to be fair? Gyles Beckford (RNZ): Northland rises up the economic ranks Building safety and earthquake risk Cate Broughton (Stuff): No work on earthquake-prone hospital building for at least 12 months Patrick Gower (Newshub): ‘Death trap’ stadium a Taranaki tragedy RNZ: Stadium shutdown could be $10m loss for New Plymouth Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Mayor backs decision to keep quake-prone mall open RNZ: Queensgate Mall found to be earthquake prone Emma Hurley (Newshub): ANZ, ASB close Lower Hutt branches due to earthquake risk Pacific Aerospace fined Sam Hurley (Herald): Revealed: What NZ company Pacific Aerospace really knew about its North Korean plane Thomas Manch (Stuff): Aircraft maker Pacific Aerospace fined $74,000 for illegal North Korea exports RNZ: NZ firm fined nearly $75k for breaching UN sanctions Other David Fisher (Herald): Simon Bridges tests his mettle in the Far North as National’s new leader Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): RBNZ reform could bring in deposit insurance Laura Dooney (RNZ): Surge in electricity disconnections over unpaid bills Gareth Kiernan (Infometrics): Being impoverished and on a high income is just a myth RNZ: Gang membership ‘bigger than people realise’ Dominion Post: Wellington Mayor and MP support Matariki replacing Queen’s Birthday holiday Kanoa Lloyd (Newshub): Public holiday for Matariki is so obvious, it should already exist Hamish Coney (Newsroom): Toi Art a template for a more ‘woke’ future]]>

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