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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – June 11 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] Northcote by-election Richard Harman (Poltik): Why Northcote shows NZ politics are stalemated Audrey Young (Herald): Bidois’ win in Northcote caps a week National wants to remember Audrey Young (Herald): National and Simon Bridges have reason to celebrate Northcote win Audrey Young (Herald): Failure is a big part of the success of new Northcote MP Dan Bidois Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Northcote by-election no Northland as both National and Labour can claim victory Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Campaigning rules questioned as voting habits change Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Clear loser in Northcote, and it wasn’t the candidates Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Dan Bidois stays on message after Northcote win Brigitte Morten (RNZ): Northcote by-election: no wonder people are watching Dancing with the Stars Newshub: Simon Bridges ‘gets to be happy’ with Northcote win – commentator Dileepa Fonseka (Auckland Now): Coleman’s vote intact in Northcote, victorious Dan Bidois says after by-election Hannah Martin and Felicity Reid (North Shore Times): PM Jacinda Ardern ‘proud’ of defeated Shanan Halbert in Northcote by election Dan Satherley (Newshub): ‘Very good outcome’ in Northcote despite the loss – Jacinda Ardern Anna Whyte (1News): ‘I have been a fighter my entire life’ – New Zealand’s newest MP Dan Bidois takes out Northcote by-election 1News: ‘There’s no other reason to go into politics’ – new MP entering Parliament wants to ‘make a difference’ Newshub: Northcote by-election – the results Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Voting closes in Northcote by-election Herald: Northcote byelection: National’s Dan Bidois newest MP Gia Garrick (RNZ): National holds on to Northcote seat John Armstrong’s (1News): Northcote likely to still be in National’s hands after tomorrow’s by-election Government 1News: PM proud of first 100-days: ‘We’re laying the foundation for a transformative government’ Dan Satherley (Newshub): Bridges vows to undo Government’s changes 1News: Jacinda Ardern has ‘no concerns whatsoever’ on Winston Peters’ stepping in as acting PM Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Winston Peters’ first strike? Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Can Winston do this? Yes, he probably can Duncan Garner (Stuff): Stay calm, everyone, Winston’s got this Steve Braunias (Herald): The Secret Diary of … Winston Peters Andrew Gunn (Stuff): Winston Peters prepares for his moment on the throne Reuben Bonner (Vice): Jacinda Ardern’s Handover Notes For Winston Peters Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Greens should be nervous about Winston Peters taking charge Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Is it time to plaster the Green Party caucus on the side of a milk carton? Andrea Vance (Stuff): Damien O’Connor: Helen Clark coup ‘set my career back’ Jo Moir (Stuff): Kelvin Davis says he let himself down when he called National MP ‘hysterical’ Lucy Bennett (Herald): Kelvin Davis says sorry to Jacqui Dean over ‘hysterical’ comment Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Kelvin Davis apologises to Prime Minister for sexist remark Herald: Kelvin Davis a ‘disgrace’ over sexist comment, says National MP Judith Collins Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): A short anthology of sexist remarks in Parliament 1News: Watch: ‘I’m not superhuman’ – PM Jacinda Ardern on juggling work and becoming a mum Herald: Jacinda Ardern: Bad advice, good gifts and Gayford’s plans to fish and parent Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner, Clarke Gayford, speaks about ‘smear campaign’ Labour Party Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Prime Minister says fundraiser where ‘Finance Minister’ was guest did not breach Cabinet rules Anna Bracewell-Worrall and Jenny Lynch (Newshub): Green Party cross with Labour after swanky dinner with minister Herald: Labour accused of hypocrisy over Grant Robertson speech at party fundraiser No Right Turn: Same as the old boss Cherie Sivignon (Nelson Mail): Labour MP hopeful Rachel Boyack resigns from union job to concentrate on policy Primary industries Michael Morrah (Newshub): Exclusive: 50 fishing boats refused to have Govt observers onboard in 18 months Erik Frykberg (RNZ): Many skippers accused of avoiding fisheries observers Herald: MEAT the documentary about the animals we eat made available to NZ Herald readers Rod Oram (Newsroom): Reform RMA and fisheries laws urgently Marty Sharpe and Katy Jones (Stuff): Forestry slash reminder economic boon not without problems Tracy Neal (RNZ): Storms put spotlight on forestry practises in Tasman region David Williams (Newsroom): M. bovis semen call ‘premature’: MPI Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Cattle cull reaches 24,500 in M bovis battle Herald: One-shot M. bovis kill attempt going well, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor Point of Order: If we must come down from Peak Cow, let’s be careful about the regulatory path we take Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Shearers push for 25 per cent pay hike, as farmers struggle to make earning from wool Stuff: Significantly more Māori farms are grassland, stats show Oil and gas exploration Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Ardern’s Orwellian move to ban exploration Jason Walls (Interest): The Government’s handling of the oil and gas exploration ban has undone much of the goodwill it earned with business-friendly Budget Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Oil and gas exploration ban more of an aggravator than a game-changer Point of Order: Oil, gas and chaos – process was burned in decision to ban new licences Environment RNZ: Methane must not be exempted from targets – Forest and Bird Stuff: Laying the platform for change Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Māori Farmers welcome lower govt methane target Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Farmers welcome further greenhouse gas discussions No Right Turn: Climate change: Why we need to worry about methane Steven Cowan: Zero Carbon Bill: Too little, too late Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Ruataniwha plains ‘drying up’ Dominic Harris (Stuff): Disgusted environmentalists quit water talks over claims of farming bias Employment Audrey Young (Herald): Fair pay deals – making possible the art of the impossible Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): No working group needed for this solution to stagnant wages Don Franks: Fair Pay Agreements: Well, they would call them that, wouldn’t they? Darien Fenton (The Standard): Is it OK to bring a hand grenade to a business meeting? Aimee Shaw (Herald): Govt vows to crack down on exploitation of migrant workers Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): Workforce trends start to overtake the tried and true paths to a career Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Where women are paid the most Chris Hutching (Stuff): The place of bonuses in the workplace – an incentive or a gift? Inequality and poverty Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): When did fair become not so fair for all? Laura Tupou (Newshub): The sisters teaching Aucklanders how to use food parcels Treatment of elderly  Marie Bennett (ODT): Financial abuse of the elderly common and unacceptable Nichlolas Jones (Herald): Refund over ‘premium’ aged-care room: ‘Everybody should look at their contracts’ Nichlolas Jones (Herald): Dementia unit monitoring welcomed after ‘horror’ cases Foreign buyers Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Foreign buyer ban not needed – or plans vindicated? Greg Ninness (Interest): Capital outflows from China may have had a bigger impact on Auckland’s housing market than low interest rates and high immigration Greg Ninness (Interest): Associate Finance Minister David Parker says the price of New Zealand homes should be set by buyers in this country Ben Leahy (Herald): Chinese continue to top the list of New Zealand foreign buyers, Stats NZ figures show Eric Crampton: Foreign buyers again Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Time for Labour’s xenophobic bollocks on foreign house buyers to end Anne Marie May (RNZ): Disgraced US TV host cleared to keep Central Otago property Newshub: Disgraced US TV presenter hangs on to his Otago high country station Housing Benn Bathgate (Stuff): For the second largest group of homeless people in New Zealand, Tiny brought big change Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Amount first-home buyers take from KiwiSaver surges Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Housing sector cautiously backs one-stop policy shop Ben Leahy (Herald): Phil Twyford’s ‘super-ministry’ a sensible approach to tackling housing issues: industry Michael Daly (Stuff): Govt can’t grow house-building much faster than Nats did, Nick Smith says Thomas Coughlan and Lynn Grieveson (Newsroom): Govt shuffling the housing deck chairs: National Lucy Bennett (Herald): New Ministry of Housing and Urban Development a ‘dud’, says National Zane Small (Newshub): What hope is there for youth in overpriced Auckland? Meth report Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Bringing the big meth myth mess to light John Minto (Daily Blog): Holding Housing New Zealand as accountable as we can The Listener: Why the shambles over P-contaminated houses is a wrong that must be righted Kerre McIvor (Herald): Meth-level stuff-up to have far-reaching consequences Health Dan Satherley (Newshub): Government not ruling out ditching district health boards Newshub: Health Minister urges nurses to ‘seriously’ consider pay offer Newshub: Interview: David Clark (video) Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori, Pasifika more likely to die from bowel cancer – study Anna Leask (Herald): Pharmac urged to fund life-extending breast cancer drug for all after new study revealed significant benefits Anna Leask (Herald): Incurable breast cancer: Women denied access to drugs feel ‘brushed aside’ Herald on Sunday Editorial: Sugar drinks should come with a warning Brittany Keogh (Herald): Growing support for ‘cigarette-style’ warnings on fizzy drinks, dentists, academic, millennials back measure Lucy Bennett (Herald): Cancelled Gold Coast conference costs Counties Manukau DHB Eva Corlett (RNZ): Cervical screening programme delay could put lives at risk – union Southland Times Editorial: Govt must confront our shunning of GPs for EDs Brittany Keogh (Herald): ACC reviewing burn victim’s case after compo bungle RNZ: Dunedin Hospital redevelops despite plans to relocate Tess Brunton (RNZ): Southern DHB opens $3.2m hospital unit in Dunedin Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): More Māori studying to be doctors Donna-Lee Biddle and Ruby Nyika (Stuff): The Kiwi scientists who don’t advertise what they grow – and where they grow it Alexandra Nelson (Newshub): North Island rescue helicopters urged to remain after last-minute rescue Samantha Gee (Stuff): Teen continues to campaign against changes to mental health service Alcohol RNZ: MP says new research backs her call for another review of alcohol sales Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Alcohol Act struggles under industry pressure Ruth Hill (RNZ): Law changes to curb binge-drinking largely failed – research 1News: Law to fix NZ’s binge drinking culture isn’t working research shows Liz Gordon (Daily Blog): The alcohol industry and the law Kymberlee Fernandes (Stuff): No more liquor shops and bars in south Auckland, Māori wardens say Justice and police David Fisher (Herald): Official: The ‘evidence’ being cited on the three-strikes law doesn’t actually show it’s working Liam Martin (Herald): Three strikes – prison policy by baseball slogan Vaimoana Tapaleao (Herald): Families of victims urge Justice Minister not to repeal three strikes law RNZ: Three strikes repeal will test acting PM – Simon Bridges Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Number of people unfit to stand trial triples in seven years Anne Marie May (RNZ): Making the justice system more just Sam Hurley (Herald): High Court provides ruling on cases involving classified national security information Stuff: ‘Gist’ of security secrets in passport case should be revealed – judge Thomas Manch (Stuff): Corrections report reveals relationship between Rimutaka prison staffer, murderer inmate, and prison manager Emma Hatton (RNZ): Gang violence blamed for rise in prisoners being restrained RNZ: ‘We don’t move quickly enough’ – Corrections Rob Kidd (ODT): Violent offenders programme success Nicholas Jones (Herald): Police Commissioner: Racial profiling perception ‘concern we need to address’ Newshub:Police Commissioner asks to meet Marama Davidson over racism claims Nicholas Jones (Herald): Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson accuses police of racial profiling, ‘systemic racism’ Kurt Bayer (Herald): Methamphetamine made by armed rebels and gangs in Myanmar jungles coming to New Zealand Jarred Williamson (Manukau Courier): A new tradition: Police host its first Iftar dinner as part of Ramadan Consumer exploitation and scams Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Scammers costing duped Kiwis up to $500m a year Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Scammers siphoning millions of dollars from vulnerable New Zealanders each year Rob Stock (Stuff): Australian ‘vulture funds’ circle Kiwi debt market Sarah Robson (RNZ): Complaints against loan sharks not forthcoming Rebecca Stevenson (Stuff): Kris Faafoi says he’s ready to take on clampers, high interest lenders and other bad actors Chloe Winter (Stuff): Consumer NZ probe busts retailers for displaying misleading signs on refund policy in stores Susan Edmunds and Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Questions raised over where New Zealand bottled water is coming from Education and child welfare Brittany Keogh (Herald): Forty per cent of children in state care moved between three-plus caregivers in five years John Gerritsen (RNZ): ECE centres too crowded, noisy and cold, researchers warn Simon Collins (RNZ): Review group quietly appointed on replacing National Standards David Fisher (Herald): Sacked HIV teacher: Boss says they had to tell parents her medical details because of ‘danger’ and ‘fear’ Newshub: West Coast teacher’s HIV status revealed in letter to parents Andre Chumko (Stuff): Student who shared social media images of peer with Down syndrome punished Simon Collins (Herald): Charter schools in limbo after termination notices Sophia Duckor-Jones (RNZ): School leavers with learning issues get better shot at a job Newshub: Bullied James Cook High School student too afraid to return to school Jono Edwards (ODT): Coach allegedly made child rub his nose in the dirt Immigration RNZ: Woman’s deportation ‘completely inappropriate’ – ministry Newshub: Woman reported crime and was deported Local government Alex Baird (Newshub): Council tells Wellington CAB change focus or lose funding Newshub: Protesters sleep in condemned grandstand Paul Little (Herald): Not so great expectations RNZ: Speedway move: ‘We’ll be able to put more meetings on’ Herald: Why is this Kiwi mayor trying to lure Arnold Schwarzenegger to New Zealand? Tina Law and Jonathan Guildford (Stuff): Council to charge derelict property owners for using public spaces Benn Bathgate (Stuff): Mayoral runner up issues own challenge in wake of ‘disgruntled loser’ claims Media Jeremy Rose (RNZ): Mediawatch: Pokie turn-off turns on media John Boynton (RNZ): Māori content could shine in new media landscape BusinessDesk: StuffMe case ‘unique’ for ComCom Foreign affairs and trade RNZ: NZ Pacific aid should not counter China – academic Finn Hogan (Newshub): Inspirational UN lawyer’s message to New Zealand Technology Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): The era of artificial intelligence in New Zealand Damien Venuto (Herald): Digital heebie jeebies: Have Google and Facebook become too creepy? Sam Hurley (Herald): Government and judiciary serve Google 73 times with requests to remove content Finn Hogan (Newshub): Access to internet should be like access to water – tech guru Public service and policy Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Sidelining officials could hurt Labour John Roughan (Herald): Take a long look in the mirror, green zealots Bob Brockie (Stuff): Here’s another topic for the science adviser Sam Warburton (Interest): It’s time to push back against a lack of evidence in local & central government policy making Gangs RNZ: Insight: Future of Gangs Newshub: Which is New Zealand’s biggest gang? Craig Koning and Floating Foundation Alison Mau (Stuff): To Craig Koning’s crew and volunteers, he was God Amanda Saxton and Michelle Duff (Stuff): Charity boss who has sex with young women on ship reprimanded for bullying Michelle Duff and Amanda Saxton (Stuff): The philanthropist’s net: Women who were trapped in paradise Transport, roading, safety Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland public transport third most expensive in the world Dileepa Fonseka (Auckland Now): New powers to issue fines on public transport for fare dodgers Deena Coster (Stuff): Iwi close to agreement on cash and compo package connected to $200m roading project Ruby McAndrew and Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Wellington region’s Transmission Gully project hits halfway mark Phillipa Yalden (Stuff): Traffic blitz nets 2000 unrestrained drivers, 1000 using cellphones 1News: Facebook page telling motorists how to avoid getting caught ‘defeats the purpose’ – police Virginia Larson (Noted): What’s with the rise in aggression behind the wheel? Blake Medal Jamie Morton (Herald): ‘Exceptional and courageous’ Dame Tariana Turia honoured Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Dame Tariana first Māori woman to receive Blake Medal Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Peter Beck, Dame Tariana Turia among Blake Leader Awards winners Other Edward O’Driscoll (Newshub): Dozens of Customs staff probed over serious misconduct Jake Metzger (RNZ): From ‘ponytail-gate’ to alleged cover-ups: inside the role of government watchdogs Paula Tesoriero (Herald): We strongly support right to freedom of speech Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Power industry grapples with right way to fight for customers Wairarapa Times-Age: Angry widow slams Army crash investigation into Warren Carter’s death Audrey Young (Herald): Defence Secretary Mattis says friends don’t have to choose between US and China – and NZ doesn’t Nicole Lawton (Stuff): Animal welfare meeting ends in walkout after rodeo boss attends George Block (ODT): Autistic man mauled by Rottweilers Damien Grant (Stuff): Don’t be outraged at my fireworks party, everything in life has risks Julian Buchanan (Spinoff): Stop blaming banned drugs for the devastation caused by prohibition Lynn Prentice (Standard): Populism and population decline Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Below the beltway Alex Braae (Spinoff): Life after Colin: Can the rebranded Conservatives rescue the NZ right? Denise McNabb (Interest): Death and Taxes: John George Russell, the man who made the IRD’s job a living nightmare Guy Williams (Stuff): People are too easily offended these days! John-Michael Swannix and Finn Hogan (Newshub): Pride, politics and performance: The resurgence of drag in New Zealand Martin van Beynen (Stuff): We have gone too far in eliminating risk Lynda Chanwai-Earle (RNZ): Ground-breaking: first NZ beauty contestant in hijab]]>