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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – June 15 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] Government Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Hat-switching a worrying sign Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Jones and Peters: A political hat game in full swing David Slack (RNZ): Jones vs Fonterra: Pity the unloved chairman Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Shane Jones’ latest attack could turn Fonterra vote into a popularity contest Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Some Fonterra farmers back Shane Jones criticism of chairman John Wilson Andrea Fox (Herald): Why Shane Jones’ outburst against Fonterra chairman John Wilson could backfire Herald: Jones’ call for Fonterra chair to resign not Govt policy: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Winston Peters backs Shane Jones’ attack on Fonterra, Jacinda Ardern dismisses it 1News: Watch: PM won’t rein in Shane Jones following blistering attack on Fonterra 1News: Shane Jones in ‘open defiance’ of PM after Fonterra comments, say National Jo Moir (Stuff): Winston Peters and Shane Jones double down on Fonterra attack Herald: Heads should roll at Fonterra, Deputy PM Winston Peters says Jason Walls (Interest): Winston Peters says ‘heads should roll’ at Fonterra over its loss on China’s Beingmate, says the buck stops at the top Matthew Hooton (Herald): Good may come from Peters’ lawsuit 1News: Watch: ‘I’m sued more than a thousand times a year’ – Attorney-General David Parker on being sued by colleague Winston Peters Richard Harman (Politik): The carefully calculated NZ First campaign Point of Order: Assailing corporate leadership helps lift Jones up the political leadership ladder The Listener: Is it New Zealand First – or Winston first? Michele Hewitson (Listener): Is Minister Shane Jones a bit of a joke or just an ordinary bloke? Peter Dunne (Interest): The next 12 months have suddenly become more interesting Liam Dann (Herald): Winter of Prime Minister Winston Peters: Will business weather the storm? Ruby Nyika (Stuff): Fieldays stroll just the thing for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with three days until due date Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Mums’ baby tips for PM: ‘Just go with the flow’ Emma Hurley (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says public have been ‘incredibly generous’ Greens RNZ: Sage stands by decision to approve bottling plant Sue Bradford (Pundit): Greens in mortal danger Philip Matthews (Press): Editorial: Greens see red over water bottling Point of Order: Greens gag on water bottling consents – but has anyone talked with Murupara Maori? Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Apparently the Green Party of NZ have only this week heard about this thing called the Overseas Investment Act Steven Cowan (Against the current): The Greens: Posturing as progressive  Greg Presland (The Standard): In defence of Eugenie Sage Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Greens on the hunt for new staff Jason Walls (Interest): Politicians at the pub: The Minister of IPAs and Climate Change, James Shaw Prison, justice and police Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On the Waikeria Prison decision Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): If Labour Wants Fewer Prisoners, Then It Needs To Create More Prison Space – Not Less Newshub: Patrick Gower wants the old Kelvin Davis back Emma Hurley (Newshub): Corrections Minister says double-bunking at Waikeria a ‘budgetary’ decision Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Mixed iwi reaction to new 600 bed prison Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Waikato politicians react to plans to ditch Waikeria ‘mega prison’ Philip Matthews (Press): Crime and common sense: emotions and expertise in the three strikes debate Claire Trevett (Herald): National’s Mark Mitchell accuses Justice Minister of trivialising 3-strikes ‘bottom-pinching’ case Herald: Supervising returning convicts may contravene Bill of Rights, NZ Law Society says Graeme Edgeler: The Contempt of Court Bill Herald: Police Minister Stuart Nash admits he didn’t read advice on phasing rollout of new police Jane Patterson (RNZ): Police Minister defends extra police target Laura Walters (Stuff): Extra police will ensure ‘less victims’, police commissioner says Laura Walters (Stuff): Police aim to seize millions from gangs, new cabinet paper reveals No Right Turn: A terrible idea Jarred Williamson (Stuff): Senior cop: It took me more than 20 years to say I was Muslim Defence Paula Penfold and Eugene Bingham (Stuff): Afghan villagers and Defence Force members deserve full probe into SAS raid Paula Penfold and Eugene Bingham (Stuff): Defence boss reveals legal investigation into 2004 SAS raid Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Defence chief confronted over controversial Afghanistan raid No Right Turn: An “investigation” Richard Harman (Politik): Ron Mark works out how to bend accounting rules to buy planes Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Defence spends $360m on ageing aircraft fleet Phil Pennington (RNZ): NZDF backtracks, admits using foam later than stated Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard) Editorial: The onus is on the Defence Force to disprove toxic foam coverup RNZ: Hope for return of Kiwi sailor’s remains in North Korea Public service RNZ: Minister defends controversial public service reshuffle Point of Order: State services: what’s  behind the “upheaval”? RNZ: Public sector reshuffle: ‘Musical chairs for the boys’ Jess Berentson-Shaw (RNZ): Public CEO reshuffle: Why are only men’s hands safe hands? Housing Lois Williams (RNZ): National MP queries social housing in high-value suburb Dara McNaught (Herald): A state house gave my parents a good start Anne Gibson (Herald): House prices set new national record, Auckland decline embedded Zane Small (Newshub): NZ house prices growing while Auckland ‘has found middle ground’ – report Ruth Hill (RNZ): Students charged $1400 to change names on tenancy Susan Edmunds (Stuff): A house for $50k – it’s there if you’re willing to look for it Pike River Tracy Neal (RNZ): Pike River Mine re-entry narrowed to three options Tracy Neal (RNZ): Pike River tragedy not dealt with properly: adviser Newshub: Pike River mine re-entry by year’s end – Monk Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Second tunnel a possibility for re-entry of Pike River mine Herald: Building a second tunnel or large borehole options for Pike River Mine re-entry Health Jenna Lynch (Newshub): David Clark accused of silencing DHB staff over Middlemore Herald: Health Minister David Clark tried to gag public servants, according to National MP Hannah Martin (Stuff): One in four wait more than six hours at Auckland City Hospital emergency department Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Ministry of Health and Canterbury District Health Board’s relationship ‘re-set’ Newshub: New Zealand health care system performing well and cheaper than similar countries Simon Smith (Stuff): Waitākere and North Shore hospitals hand out about 6500 free doctor vouchers Lois Williams (RNZ): Mental health inquiry reaches Northland RNZ: Psychiatrist critical of man’s care – inquest Libby Wilson (Stuff): ‘Red flags’ for Nicky Stevens’ death not given enough weight: psychiatrist Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Nicky Stevens’ psychiatrist would have revoked leave if alerted to absences, inquest hears RNZ: Support for Kāpiti hospital proposal grows stronger Welfare, Inequality and poverty Stuff: Social Development ministry gave historic abuse complaint statements to police Stuff: How many New Zealand babies are born into deprivation? Michael Reddell: Relative poverty: old and young Tourist tax and work visas Claire Trevett (Herald): International visitors to be stung by new tourist levy and visa hikes Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Visa price hike plans revealed Brad Flahive (Stuff: Tourists could be taxed to enter New Zealand under new proposal Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Tourist tax: Up to $35 to be charged Peter Clough (Stuff): Don’t tell foreign trampers to take a hike – they’re already paying enough Education and child welfare Lynne Bowyer and Deborah Stevens (Stuff): Put the humanity back into our education system Zane Small (Newshub):Kiwi mums care more about kids fitting in than grades – report Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Despite what media says, NZ is a great country to raise kids Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Human rights complaint laid after teacher sacked following HIV disclosure Primary and extractive industries Conan Young (RNZ): Uncooperative farmers making M Bovis fight harder – MPI RNZ: M bovis outbreak: Two more North Island farms infected Newshub: World trusts food from NZ – research Herald: Energy minister Woods defends government’s ban on gas exploration Auckland Dileepa Fonseka (Auckland Now): Goff v the ‘B’ Team: Investigations, bullying and distrust at Auckland Council RNZ: Phil Goff: ‘I trust most of my councillors’ Herald Editorial: Council set-up is clearly frustrating for some Jodi Yeats (Auckland Now): Auckland council’s $650m target driving ‘fire sale’, councillor says Bernard Orsman (Herald): Chief ombudsman to investigate Auckland councillors’ stadium report complaints Zane Small (Newshub): Chief Ombudsman investigating Auckland councillor’s stadium complaints RNZ: Ombudsman to look into complaints over stadium report Melanie Earley (Stuff): Ombudsman launches investigation into Auckland stadium report complaints Simon Wilson (Herald): New hope for rough sleepers as Auckland City Mission new building begins Finn Hogan (Newshub): Funding rehab with seized criminal assets ‘feels right’ – Health Minister Henry Cooke (Stuff): National says Government are ‘moving goal posts’ to make Auckland light rail stack up Wellington Damian George (Stuff):Wellington’s plea to transport minister: $2.3b worth of infrastructure needed to fix city Luisa Girao (Dominion Post): Wellington City Council gives green light to te reo policy despite councillor concerns Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Wellington sets goal of becoming ‘Te Reo Māori’ city by 2040 Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): ‘Heart’ of Wellington rebirthed with new Māori name Emma Hurley (Newshub): Wellington’s Civic Square gets new Māori name Christchurch Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Lotteries money committed to Christ Church Cathedral restoration Rachel Graham (RNZ): Chch pavilion proposal detracts from cathedral – Civic Trust Dominic Harris and Nick Truebridge (Press): Cost to keep Christchurch’s drinking water safe spirals to almost $40 million Rachel Graham (RNZ): Chch water: Council considers its options Transport Katie Doyle (RNZ): Drugged driving fatalities outnumber drink driving deaths Charles Anderson (Guardian): New Zealand drug-driving deaths surpass drink-driving toll for first time John Anthony (Stuff): Minister promises fair deal for customers in Air New Zealand and Qantas codeshare RNZ: Kāpiti council to fund Air Chathams Auckland to Paraparaumu route National and Act Damien Venuto (Herald): Seymour’s conundrum: playing the lycra-clad buffoon and the politician Hannah Bartlett (Nelson Mail): Opposition leader Simon Bridges wants Nick Smith to continue Environment Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Climate Change Minister James Shaw challenged over emissions stance Brian Fallow (Herald): Carbon cuts we can bank on Jamie Morton (Herald): Plastic pollution: Has our action come too late? No Right Turn: Climate change: Melting faster RNZ: Kiwi mauled to death by dogs at Coromandel Renee Clayton (Rodney Times): Avian malaria killing kiwi in Auckland reserve Employment Tarannum Shaikh (Stuff): Exposing harsh realities of women workers on minimum wages John Milford (Stuff): 90-day trials good for workers and business Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Most businesses don’t think staff diversity is their responsibility Other Tony Wall (Stuff): A plan that could reduce the use of toxic methyl bromide is in limbo Ruby Nyika (Stuff): Trespassed elderly couple one of many elderly who’re financially betrayed Lincoln Tan (Herald): Migrant sex workers finding ways to evade visa crackdown Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): What’s Wrong With The Progressive Movement’s Bloody Ships? Jason Walls (Interest): Bring in the bankers: Bank & insurance CEOs to be asked to front up to MPs Ellen O’Dwyer and Matthew Tso (Stuff): NZ, the last full service bank branch in Wainuiomata, leaves town Kevin Jenkins (Herald): Big read: What the proposed cannabis law change means for NZ Sam Hurley (Herald): Sir Bob Jones requests removal of tweet, public apology from Waikato University professor Zane Small (Newshub): Egyptians and Rwandans feel safer than Kiwis – poll]]>

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