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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – June 13 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] Prisons, justice and three strikes repeal Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On Sir Peter Gluckman and his report on prison reform Newshub: Government to reveal plans for Waikeria Prison this afternoon Gia Garrick (RNZ): Waikeria prison plan announcement today Newshub: Plans for more cops will worsen prison bed shortage Zane Small (Newshub): Former Labour President Mike Williams calls for rehabilitation in prisons Jane Patterson (RNZ): Peters dismisses coalition ‘backstab’ on three strikes law Lucy Bennett (Herald): Coalition regroups after ‘three strikes’ law repeal untidiness Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Winston Peters on charm offensive after Three Strikes and super lawsuit test cohesion Moana Makapelu Lee (Maori TV): Govt no longer scrapping Three Strikes law Jo Moir (Stuff): NZ First says it won’t ever support Three Strikes repeal, taking it completely off the table Herald: No support from New Zealand First to repeal ‘three strikes’ law 1News: Watch: ‘You’ve got a listening problem’ – Winston Peters and Simon Bridges clash over Three Strikes law repeal Government Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): With Winston Peters in charge, it seems everything could be up for grabs Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Peters deploys favourite political weapons Wayne Mapp (Spinoff): How will Winston Peters act as PM? Just look at the last few days Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): Why it’s getting hard to see Ardern’s government lasting past 2020 Tim Murphy (Newsroom): PM seeks $1.8m from state Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): The Peters Show debuts to National’s delight Claire Trevett (Herald): Cut & Thrust: Acting PM-designate Winston Peters’ Yes Minister moments with Grant Robertson Charles Anderson (Guardian): New Zealand coalition under strain as Jacinda Ardern prepares for maternity leave Craig McCulloch (RNZ): National Party criticises Peters’ privacy lawsuit Claire Trevett (Herald): National leader Simon Bridges: Winston Peters should put aside ‘personal vendettas’ Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Peters targets Govt’s ‘no surprises’ policy No Right Turn: Awkward Police apology to Nicky Hager Herald Editorial: Hager case triumph for public information Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Police apologise to Nicky Hager for ‘dirty politics’ Emma Hatton (RNZ): Relief for Hager after tough-won settlement with police 1News: Nicky Hager receives apology from police and ‘substantial damages’ over Dirty Politics investigation Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Hager triumphs as police capitulate Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): What we need to believe in illegal Police persecution against Hager No Right Turn: Justice for Nicky Hager Public service Colin James (RNZ): Is public service working for MPs or the public? Richard Harman (Politik): The politics behind the big public service top jobs reshuffle Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Upheaval in public service after sweeping changes Meth report Laura Walters (Stuff): Housing NZ report into meth test saga to cover ‘every aspect’ of ‘policy failure’ Matt Brown (Stuff): Family sells meth-contaminated house ‘below market value’ weeks before bombshell report Mike Butler (NZCPR): Meth, evidence, govt failure Housing Susan St John (Newsroom): A new way to fix our housing bubble Henry Cooke (Stuff): Public housing waiting list surges: 8108 awaiting homes in April Lois Williams (RNZ): ‘New homelessness’ in Whangarei sparks call for help John Anthony (Stuff): Auckland developers stuck in holding pattern as banks tighten purse strings, Colliers says Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Mould, leaking wastewater disgusts Dunedin student flat tenants Julie Iles (Stuff): Firewood shortage leading to emergency deliveries for families without heating Herald: Auckland second most expensive city to relocate to Money lending, scams Rob Stock (Stuff): ‘There’s just too many dodgy, shady, blood-sucking leech businesses out there’ Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Family’s worry as elderly man pours life savings into romance scam Building safety Tom Furley (RNZ): ‘No doubt’ of legal action over aluminium cladding – lawyer Carla Penman (Herald): Apartment owner ‘disgusted’ that controversial cladding hasn’t yet been removed Phil Pennington (RNZ): Council names Auckland buildings with Grenfell Tower-type cladding Carla Penman (Herald): Apartment owner ‘disgusted’ that controversial cladding hasn’t yet been removed Dileepa Fonseka (Auckland Now): Grenfell-tower style cladding found on Auckland stadiums, university and office blocks Anne Gibson (Herald): Thousands in Auckland buildings with cladding cores like Grenfell Tower Damien George (Stuff): 18 Wellington buildings with Grenfell Tower-style cladding require safety check RNZ: Wgtn Council says 113 buildings have aluminium cladding Herald: Wellington City Council identifies 113 buildings cladding similar to Grenfell Tower Environment Zac Fleming (RNZ): DOC withholds information after demands from Thompson and Clark Henry Cooke (Stuff): Green Party members revolt over water bottling decision Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Green Party green lights Chinese company to take MORE water? RNZ: Chinese company granted consent to buy land for water bottling Point of Order: Maori water claims likely to spring from land decision in favour of Chinese water bottler Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Just add water for a xenophobic political ‘scandal’ Andrea Vance (Stuff): MPs told to ‘get on’ with Kermadecs sanctuary Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Demonstrators call for action on Kermadec sanctuary Primary industries Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Farmers keep taking biosecurity risks Herald: Biosecurity onus on all of us, says Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor Herald: NZ biosecurity top-scores in KPMG agribusiness survey Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): Only two out of 100 Kiwis think biosecurity threats affect them Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Battle to protect mānuka honey to cost $5.5m Lynley Tulloch (Scoop): Big Fat Lies and the New Zealand Dairy Industry Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Farmers need to reverse the negative narrative on the primary sector Lyn Webster (Stuff): Proof please for ‘zero carbon utopia’ from cattle disease compo RNZ: Forestry damage: ‘I do understand the anguish’ RNZ: Forestry companies ‘committed to do our fair share’ RNZ: Farmers order forestry companies to pay for ‘one helluva mess’ RNZ: Closure of scallop fishery to be extended in South Island Health RNZ: Ministry concedes caregivers should have been paid Hannah Martin (Stuff): Pasifika, Māori put in seclusion at double the rates of Pākehā Libby Wilson (Herald): Coroner’s inquest for Nicky Stevens, patient who died after leaving mental health facility Rachel Stewart (Herald): Silence, then judgment – our approach to suicide isn’t working Deborah Hill Cone (Herald): What the sadness of celebrity deaths Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain can teach us Samantha Gee (Stuff): Disability support staff claim bullying and unsafe behaviour Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Waikato DHB confident of avoiding deadline dramas Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): National maternity authority supports Lumsden centre Virginia Fallon (Stuff): The E word: when, if ever, is it acceptable to call someone ‘elderly’? Chief Science Advisor announced Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): PM’s new, protein-wrangling science advisor Jamie Morton (Herald): Scientists applaud pick for successor to PM’s science adviser Professor Sir Peter Gluckman Nicole Lawton ad Mandy Te (Stuff): PM Jacinda Ardern announces new science advisor 1News: Prime Minister’s new Chief Science Advisor announced by Jacinda Ardern Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Juliet Gerrard named as Chief Science Advisor Education Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Immigration and education system under siege Madison Reidy (Stuff): Economy expected to take up to $100m hit from post-study visa changes Jason Walls (Interest): ANZ say the Government has overestimated how many students its new work rights policy will affect by up to 6000 people per year Elena McPhee (ODT): Feedback supports claims Danielle Clent (Stuff): Auckland school changes zone to cut out students moving in to planned housing development Giovanni Tiso: A modest proposal for solving the crisis in ‘special education’ by next Tuesday Amy Baker (North Harbour News): Auckland school ‘ignored and disregarded’ as 12-metre-high building approved on boundary Jess Berentson-Shaw (Spinoff): How we talk about early childhood education matters Parliament Bevan Rapson (North & South): M. bovis and meth panic: When issues should be bigger than politics Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Revealed: David Seymour has won more votes for TV dancing than he did in actual election Newshub: Gerry Brownlee caught playing solitaire during Parliament Question Time Local government Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland councillors pen letter of no confidence in mayor Phil Goff Newshub: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff faced with letter of no confidence David Farrar: Goff no confidenced by half of Auckland Council Chris Harrowell (Auckland Now): Major development plans outlined for Auckland’s waterfront Virginia Fallon (Stuff):Kāpiti Coast District Council to consider funding private airline Tracy Neal (RNZ): Council backs out of $5m Holcim purchase Chloe Ranford (Stuff): Rates row: Some Sounds residents not Sounds enough Financial hardship, welfare Stuff: My constant struggle to stay above the poverty line Shane Te Pou (Newsroom): Let’s keep welfare for the poor Defence Laura Walters (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern isn’t sure whether NZDF Afghanistan mission a success  RNZ: NZDF told it needs plan to avoid further foam contamination RNZ: Council orders NZDF not to discharge stormwater with firefighting foam International relations and trade Claire Trevett (Herald): Trump-Kim meeting ‘giant leap forward’ for peace says Foreign Minister Winston Peters Stuff: Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un talks carry potential for ‘peace in our time’, Winston Peters says Reserve Bank Michael Reddell: Gift receiving at the Reserve Bank Michael Reddell: (Lack of) transparency at the Orr Reserve Bank Jacinda Ardern’s baby plans and Clarke Gayford 1News: Watch: ‘I just feel enormous’ – Jacinda Ardern hints she’s eager for baby to arrive as due date looms Madison Reidy (Stuff): Economy expected to take up to $100m hit from post-study visa changes Jo Moir (Stuff): It was a police decision to clear Clarke Gayford’s name after rumours Other Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Here’s how KiwiSaver needs to change, experts say Stuff: Four NZ Post and Kiwibank branches to close in Dunedin Fiona Hutton (Herald): We need a well informed referendum on legalising cannabis Liz McDonald (Stuff): Cathedral Square plan due Wednesday should end long costly wait Pete George: Minister for Women questions Twitter follower imbalance Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ‘Your call can’t be connected due to high demand’ Michelle Duff and Amanda Saxton (Stuff): Charities Services investigates complaint into seaborne medical aid charity Jess Gibson (Stuff): Insulation jobs help refugees brush up their English Leonie Pihama: Speaking Truth to Racism Tom Hunt (Dominion Post): Wellington SPCA staff summoned to meeting as bullying accusations surface ODT Editorial: Appalling dog attacks continue Brian Rudman (Herald): Matariki a more genuine festival than foreign imports David Cormack (Herald): Why Simon Bridges is wrong about changing abortion law]]>