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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – June 12 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] Police apology to Nicky Hager Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Why the police’s apology to Nicky Hager matters David Fisher (Herald): Police pay Nicky Hager ‘substantial damages’ for unlawful search of his home in hunt for Dirty Politics hacker Henry Cook and Tom Hunt (Stuff): Police apologise to Nicky Hager over Dirty Politics raid as part of settlement Newshub: Police apologise to Nicky Hager for 2014 house raid RNZ: Police to compensate Hager over Dirty Politics raid Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): My statement to the NZ Police now they have settled the illegal persecution of Nicky Hager Government and three strikes repeal 1News: PM insists no ‘division’ between NZ First and Labour after embarrassing last-minute Three Strikes Law repeal backdown RNZ: PM on three strikes law: ‘It’s simply democracy John Armstrong (1News): Andrew Little’s Three Strikes mess ‘galling’ for Ardern on last working day in Wellington Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda has left the building but what an untidy trail she leaves behind Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): What They Do In The Shadows: Winston Saves Labour From Itself Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Three strikes lesson – Winston won’t be a token prime minister Henry Cooke (Stuff): Three Strikes backdown proves Labour’s election policies are far from sure bets Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Three strikes and you’re out Jason Walls (Interest): Ardern downplays claims cracks in Coalition are forming ODT Editorial: Winston’s growing influence Herald Editorial: Labour should not pander to NZ First on prisons Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): One clever strike from Winston Peters 1News: Watch: Simon Bridges declares nation is in for a ‘snoozefest’ with Winston Peters as PM Herald: Justice Minister Andrew Little still hopeful of NZ First support for three strikes repeal Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Little still hopeful three strikes can be repealed eventually Audrey Young (Herald): Sensible Sentencing Trust thanks NZ First for halting plans to repeal of Three Strikes law Herald: ‘We can breathe easier’: Families pleased three strikes law will not be repealed Newstalk ZB: NZ First forces Labour to ditch three strikes law repeal 1News: Three strikes law to stay as Labour say NZ First unlikely to support repealing it – ‘This is about making good decisions, not fast decisions’ Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Labour’s three strikes repeal off the table Moana Makapelu Lee (Maori TV): Govt no longer scrapping Three Strikes law Laura Walters (Stuff): Government’s three strikes repeal killed by NZ First Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Justice reform struck down by NZ First Herald: Kiwis trust government more than churches and charities 1News: Prime Minister’s new Chief Science Advisor announced by Jacinda Ardern Justice and prisons RNZ: Tackling youth crime: Early intervention was clear 20 years ago Matt Stewart (Stuff): Office of PM’s Chief Science Advisor argues for developmental crime prevention model for young offenders Isaac Davison (Herald): Forget boot camps – early intervention is the key to reducing youth offending, new study says Emma Hurley (Newshub): Early prevention the key to reducing youth crime – chief science advisor’s report Zane Small (Newshub): ‘No to American-style mega-prisons’ – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Liam Martin (Herald): Prison breeds crime, it doesn’t cure it Richard Harman (Politik): The prison dilemma facing Labour Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Our prison rates are on judges, too Laura Walters (Stuff): Govt to announce decision on Waikeria prison build this week Danielle Clent (Auckland Now): Unforeseen delays’ with Auckland Prison redevelopment David Garrett (Kiwiblog): Guest Post: What does “tough on crime” mean? Winston Peters’ legal action Henry Cooke (Stuff): PM says Winston Peters would recuse himself from any lawsuit decisions Lucy Bennett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern confident Winston Peters will follow Cabinet manual on conflict of interest in legal case Audrey Young (Herald): Winston Peters taking new legal action over superannuation overpayment leak Stuff: Winston Peters continues legal action over pension leak RNZ: Peters’ $400,000 suit over superannuation leak Newshub: Winston Peters takes new legal action over super leak Jacinda Ardern’s baby plans Newshub: PM Jacinda Ardern says she doesn’t want her baby to be overdue Lucy Bennett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to be based in Auckland for remainder of pregnancy RNZ: PM halts travel for ‘impending baby arrival’ Stuff: Jacinda Ardern keeps permanent base in Auckland until after the birth of first child 1News:Jacinda Ardern begins final week at work with baby’s due date just days away Timaru Herald Editorial: A baby in high office: One day we’ll hopefully take this in our stride Parliament Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Lessons learned from the Northcote byelection Bryce Edwards: The Did Not Vote option was the clear winner in Northcote Herald: Envelope with white powder sent to Wellington MP Paul Eagle’s electorate office in Newton Ben Irwin (Newshub): Work comes before twerk: David Seymour defends stint on Dancing with the Stars NZ Jack van Beynen (Stuff): David Seymour vows to dance on despite criticism Health Peter Davis (Stuff): Health review should consider making doctors’ visits free to all Ruby Nyika (Stuff): Poverty causing ‘third world’ dental problems, Hamilton dentist says The Standard: Killing Them Softly With… Cate Broughton (Stuff): Health board raises concerns over Christchurch Hospital service failure risk RNZ: Year-long delay in screening fatal cancer Rebecca Moore (Stuff): Arthritis hydrotherapy classes may be cut Kirsty McMUrray (Taranaki Daily News): Unions slam health board for ‘shambolic’ process over new Taranaki lab Stuff: Where is the lowest birth rate in New Zealand? Eric Crampton: Alcohol harms and the NZ reforms Jennifer Dann (Herald): Twelve Questions: The Inside Word host Jehan Casinader on mental health Newshub: ‘Crying’s better than dying’: Kiwis must break ‘archaic’ view of depression – Kiwi actor Rob Mokaraka Education and child welfare Delphine Herbert (Newshub): Early childhood centre care in state of ‘crisis’ – researcher Laura Dooney (RNZ): Girl with disability misses school after ministry delay Michelle Cooke (RNZ): Mum’s crusade to name schools that used seclusion RNZ: Couple made $4.6m selling assignments to students Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): University of Otago refuses to release emails about controversial Critic magazine Cas Carter (Stuff): Rankings are what makes the academic world go around Building industry Phil Pennington (RNZ): Skyscraper steel from China still under review – council Phil Pennington (RNZ): NZ still using ‘seriously flawed’ building product assessment RNZ: Not enough inspectors for construction boom Meth report and housing Kate Newton (RNZ): Evidence used for meth evictions, costs questioned David Faulkner (Spinoff): Who is to blame for the meth test mess? A property manager’s perspective Mike Yardley (Stuff): On meth in state houses, we have swung too far toward permissiveness about drug use RNZ: Auckland’s housing crisis forecast to get worse 1News: Auckland’s housing crisis forecast to get worse Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): First home Kiwisaver withdrawals get more popular as balances increase Primary industries Herald: Fishing boats refusing to take Government observers: Forest & Bird No Right Turn: Time to deal with this criminal industry Sally Rae (ODT): ‘Certainty’ around eradication expedites progress Joyce Wyllie (Stuff): Imitation makes a mockery of milk and meat words and their meanings Environment Mike Watson (Stuff): Anxiety around proposed climate change legislation ‘understandable’, Climate Change Minister says Jacqueline Rowarth (Stuff): Good journalism counters social media’s threat to democracy Scott Yeoman (Bay of Plenty Times): Tauranga oil spill clean up complete, council investigation begins Marty Sharpe (Dominion Post): Landowner rejects wāhi taonga claim as Maori lore was ‘contrary to the bible’ Employment Chris Trotter: It’s Time To Stop Subsidising New Zealand’s Least Efficient Employers Point of Order: Maybe a fair wage model is better found by taking a steer from Mainfreight RNZ: Company monitored after worker’s arm sucked into machine Jim Rose (Stuff): Beware of pay transparency: it plays into the hands of bosses and men Transport and road safety David Williams (Newsroom): KiwiRail faces future with its hand out Simon Collins (Herald): Survey catches 3.5 per cent of Auckland motorists using mobile phones Tom Hunt and Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Two Monday morning crashes and 2018’s road toll hits 171 Laura Dooney (RNZ): Council weighs subsidy to save Kāpiti-Auckland service RNZ: Auckland train fare dodging set for $500 fine Refugees and immigration Sam Kilmister (Stuff): Refugee’s Palmerston North home broken into 10 times in one year David Hargreaves (Interest): The country is in urgent need of a clear approach to its migration policy Racism and race relations Max Harris (E-Tangata): Racism and White Defensiveness in Aotearoa: A Pākehā Perspective 1News: ‘Tell her don’t be a f***** clever Māori’ – Woman left shocked over car dealer’s racist voice message Zizi Sparks (Rotorua Daily Post): Farmer Auto Village apologises after staff member leaves racist voicemail Ian Hyslop: Biculturalism revisited  Vincent O’Malley (Spinoff): Learning (and not learning) about the New Zealand Wars Rowan Light (Stuff): Captain Cook ‘First Encounter’ celebrations a ‘difficult step towards a truly shared story’ Philip Matthews (Stuff): Putting history in its place: the move to Māori names Canterbury quakes Martyn van Beynen (Press): Boss of CTV engineering firm wins costs in ongoing court battle Liz McDonald (Stuff): Church ‘white ants’ accused of stalling Christ Church Cathedral restoration Local government Nick Truebridge (Press): Christchurch City Council nutting out how to apply business rate as Airbnb popularity surges Dave Armstrong (Dominion Post): A CAB that needs a squeaky wheel Collette Devlin (Dominion Post):Councillor criticises council staff for ‘poor handling’ of Citizens Advice Bureau Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Wellington the greediest little capital? Scott Yeoman (Bay of Plenty Times): Tauranga City Council spent $1.6 million dealing with Bella Vista Homes RNZ: Fixing Auckland’s ailing water infrastructure Defence Laura Walters (Stuff): Defence Minister says NZ to look at big picture in the Middle East  Jo Moir (Stuff): Government pushes out decision on Afghanistan deployment by another three months 1News: New Zealand extends its stay in Afghanistan for another three months International relations and trade Newstalk ZB: Ardern ‘hopeful’ ahead of US North Korea summit Michael Reddell: Playing distraction on the PRC RNZ: New hub reflects NZ grassroots support for West Papua Dog attacks Kate Hawkesby: Our dog attack stats are horrific Dave Nicoll (Southland Times): Dog attack victim suffered more than 60 puncture wounds George Block (ODT): ‘They’re not bad dogs’: Rottweiler owner on attack Royal visit Herald: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle trip to New Zealand confirmed Stuff: Prince Harry and Meghan are coming to New Zealand RNZ: Royal visit confirmed: Harry and Meghan coming to NZ Other Zane Small (Newsroom): Three-in-four Kiwis targeted by scams – survey Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Customs staff probed over alleged serious misconduct 1News: Woman who had benefit cut for going on two Tinder dates has payments wrongly suspended again Sarah Robson (RNZ): Woman has benefit wrongly suspended for second time Liam Hehir (Stuff): Government needs to make moves to increase small business confidence Stuff: Government pockets $2.6b a year from international tourists Lincoln Tan (Stuff): NZ sex workers write open letter to Government asking for a Minister of Prostitution Jarrod Gilbert (RNZ): ‘Gangs are changing… We should too’ RNZ: Māori magazines get new digital life Donna Miles (Daily Blog): Petition urges the government to stop Super Fund from investing in illegal settlements on Occupied Palestinian Territory Herald: Funds raised for poisoned Putaruru family to be put in the children’s names Sarah Murphy (RNZ): Church ponders on $60k raised for poisoned family Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Ngahiwi Tomoana: Get out of the way. We’re coming through. Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Vui Mark Gosche: From groundsman to chairman of the board Lydia Lewis (Newshub): The first New Zealand beauty contestant to wear a hijab Tuiloma Lina-Jodi Samu (E-Tangata): Holding on to all our ancestral languages]]>