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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – June 27 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] Housing Anne Gibson (Herald): It’s not 3% – ASB analysis suggests up to a fifth of properties sold to non-residents Jason Walls (Interest): Official foreign home buyers figure a significant underestimation – ASB Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Fear of a foreign buyer Henry Cooke (Stuff): Winston Peters wants affordable homes for those on living wage Jason Walls (Interest): Winston: ‘I want to see house prices at 5x income’ Lucy Bennett (Herald): Govt targets housing no more than five times annual income Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Peters’ plan for $200,000 houses Jason Walls (Interest): Robertson and Twyford back Winston Peter’s house price-income call Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Winston Peters’ fantastical housing goal for low-income Kiwis No Right Turn: Saying the unthinkable Eric Crampton: Getting to 5 Greg Ninness (Interest): Building industry could be hit by a prefabrication tsunami Eva Corlett (RNZ): Homes slated for demolition to be used as emergency housing Libby Wilson (Stuff): Māori social housing provider learns the hard way on Hamilton housing project 1News: Watch: Uproar from National Party in Parliament as Phil Twyford insists Labour ‘welcome’ foreign investment for building new homes Audrey Young (Herald): David Parker says Cabinet approved an exemption for Te Arai development from ban on foreign speculators Employment Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On National’s deliberate fear mongering about strikes and industrial action Katie Doyle (RNZ): Breaking down Bridges’ claim of ‘more strikes’ under Labour Alex Braae (Spinoff): Fact check: Has there been more striking in 9 months of Labour than 9 years of National? Greg Presland (The Standard): Shock horror, National is telling fibs about Labour’s Industrial Relations policy Newstalk ZB: Peters blames previous Government for strike action 1News: Watch: Winston Peters calls Simon Bridges suggestion 32,000 workers could strike this year ‘unadulterated drivel’ Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): National takes strike at Govt for strike increase Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): Strike action may spur on widespread wage growth, BNZ analyst says Herald: Employment Relations Authority to help try avoid nurses’ strikes Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Expectant mothers ‘really nervous’ about nurse strikes George Block (ODT): 70-hour weeks – no apology Rob Stock (Stuff): A third of New Zealand jobs to be automated away by 2036 RNZ: Third of NZ jobs to be automated in 20 years Liam Dann (Herald): Watch: ‘Megatrends’ shaking up your workplace Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Do young Kiwis really have a work ethic? Health Audrey Young: Labour ditches national health targets with no debate on their value Dominion Post Editorial: Trust me, I know what I’m doing Lucy Bennett (Herald): Labour-led government introduced health targets in 2007 Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Ditching health targets is ‘absolutely outrageous’ – Bridges Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Axing of health targets will lead to deaths, says National Lucy Bennett (Herald): National warns of more deaths with no public health targets ODT Editorial: A healthy democracy Amy Wiggins (Herald): Faces of bowel cancer: Survival worst for Māori and Pacific people Rachel Stewart (Herald): Time for dry July Sneha Gray (Herald): Maternity care must be first class for all new mums Education and child welfare Lisette Reymer (Newshub): Psychologists struggling to cope with youth anxiety in New Zealand – expert 1News: ‘Crisis in mental health’ sees kids as young as seven being suspended, expert says Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Call for investigation into emergency preparedness in schools Stuff: Education Minister makes call to shut the Wairarapa school with few students RNZ: Minister moves to close rural Wairarapa school Paula Hulburt (Stuff): Tamariki Oranga top of the south pilot scheme could pave way for national initiative Labour youth camp assault allegations Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Future Labour events will have safeguards, Henare says Newshub: Disappointment grows in Labour over summer camp sexual assault investigation Government Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Like him or not, Winston Peters deserves some respect Claire Trevett (Herald): Winston Peters’ first week in charge gets off to a rough start Newshub: Where’s Winnie? Acting Prime Minister a no show on the AM Show Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Why babymania shouldn’t have been politicised Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): ‘This name will bind us’: town enjoys link to Jacinda Ardern’s baby Energy Eric Frykerg (RNZ): Electricity Authority pushes ahead with national grid pricing change RNZ: Power struggles – unfair sweeteners to switch back? Jo Moir (Stuff): Winston Peters confused over winter energy payment Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Winston Peters confused over winter energy payment Gavin Evans (Stuff): Greenpeace misses the point: We still need gas-fired power stations Transport RNZ: Businesses say fuel tax for off-road usage ‘completely wrong’ Herald: Get ready to pay more: Law to green-light Auckland and regional fuel taxes passes RNZ: Regional fuel tax becomes law Newshub: Auckland fuel tax officially on the way Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland motorists face two new petrol taxes hiking pump prices by up to 15.5c a litre Simon Smith (Stuff): Health and safety rules stop firefighters checking fire hydrants RNZ: Checkpoint: Waioeka Gorge must be made more secure – Gisborne Mayor Environment Andrea Vance (Stuff): Unresolved water rights slowing clean-up of rivers Richard Harman (Politik): Peters and Maori hold key to swimable rivers Jamie Morton (Herald): Watchdog needed to halt freshwater decline – forum Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Slow progress on bottled water export tax RNZ: Stronger measures needed to protect wetlands – report RNZ: Dirty Auckland beaches ‘not acceptable in 2018’ Newshub: Phil Goff to clean up Auckland beaches Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): The opportunity and challenge of China’s plastics ban Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Maybe recycling is just a giant national scam Primary industries Joanne Carroll (Press): Farmer fighting to continue grazing cattle in UNESCO World Heritage Park Lois Williams (RNZ): DOC challenge council over water consent for growers Charlie Dreaver (Stuff): New technology finds a greener way to improve NZ’s crops Point of Order: From the flight deck at Air NZ to the cream of the country’s companies? Welfare, inequality and poverty  Sarah Robson (RNZ): Benefit suspensions drop after new policy Janika ter Ellen (Newshub): Mother overpaid by Work and Income told to pay it back with interest Isaac Davison (Herald): Bright colours, artworks, and iPads: Work and Income offices given a makeover David Cormack (Herald): Billionaires are not here to save us with their blankets Finance industry Rob Stock (Stuff): Government plans to cap loan interest rates to curb ‘predatory’ lenders Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Faafoi looking to cap interest rates and fees Rob Stock (Stuff): Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi warns Visa and Mastercard not to raise fees Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi goes into bat for consumers on credit card fees Economy Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): To inspire confidence, Grant Robertson must do more than repeat the message Andrew McRae (RNZ): Economic confidence up in Bay of Plenty, but down in Auckland Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Otago confidence up for three months, Auckland depressed Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): All eyes on RBNZ interest rate outlook International relations and trade Stuff: Winston Peters has a phone call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo David Mahon (Herald): No need for New Zealand to take sides in US-China trade war Michael Reddell: Foreign government influence, the PRC, and the Wellington establishment RNZ: Pacific territories discussed at UN decolonisation committee Multinational tax Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): New law targets multinational tax avoidance Madison Reidy (Stuff): NZ passes law to stop tax avoidance by multinationals Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): New law targets multinational tax avoidance Local government Matthew Rosenberg (Stuff): Legal strategist gets interim ban on Auckland Council asset sales in affluent Takapuna Todd Niall (Stuff): Accused leaker rejects Auckland mayor Phil Goff’s removal claim Collette Devlin (Dominion Post): Images show how mega $500m Wellington Shelly Bay development could look Tracy Neal (RNZ): Fight to keep Takaka grandstand heads to High Court Evan Harding (Stuff): Ratepayers doing it tough, says ICC when confirming rates hike Tim Miller (ODT): DCC $850m plan adopted Justice and police Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Another coalition flashpoint? 1News: A ‘smart, sensible, appropriate policy’ needed for New Zealand bail laws – Winston Peters Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Corrupt Police response to Kim Dotcom has to be read to be believed Southland Times Editorial: Criminal takeaways leave public hungry for more RNZ: Teaching Arohata Prison inmates to be baristas Media John Drinnan: RNZ Folding Liberal Wireless Into Main Website Leith Huffadine (Stuff): Stuff is 18 today – that makes it younger than MSN Messenger or even Trade Me Matariki Jamie Morton (Herald): Matariki: why it should be a public holiday Qiane Matata-Sipu (Spinoff): Everything you wanted to know about Matariki but were too embarrassed to ask Ruby MacAndrew (Dominion Post): Fire, food and whānau fun in store for inaugural Ahi Kā celebration in the capital Immigration Yvonne van Dongen (North and South): Being Dutch in Nieuw Zeeland: Character, customs and fitting in Lynda Chanwai-Earle (RNZ): Voices: Indians in New Zealand since 1769 David Seymour Aziz Al-Sa’afin (Newshub): David Seymour talks Dancing with the Stars Dani McDonald (Stuff): Dancing With The Stars’ David Seymour reads mean tweets and teaches the waltz Other Herald Editorial: Quiet, cheerful Koro Wētere achieved a great deal Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Accountants fume over ‘perfect storm’ at Inland Revenue Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Apartment owners raid savings to fund fallout of EQC error Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Trusts excluded from government’s beneficial ownership push RNZ: Rawinia Higgins takes chair role at te reo Māori board Northland Age: More progress for Te Hiku Social Accord for iwi in Far North James Borrowdale (The Wireless): New Zealand’s young conservatives Kate Evans (North and South): Daddy’s home! Why aren’t more men taking paternity leave? Newshub: NZ Customs destroy 959kg of illicit drugs Russell Brown (Public Address): Let Canada do our cannabis homework Georgina Campbell (Herald/Newstalk ZB): Speaking Secrets: Marama Davidson’s painful memory of sexual abuse Rob Stock (Stuff): Reserve Bank rules out issuing digital currency… for now Jamie Gray (Herald): Reserve Bank looks to a digital currency future Newshub:New Zealand could become cashless by 2028 – survey Herald: NZ cities tumble down global cost-of-living rankings Point of Order: Test for Ron Mark will be getting Cabinet approval for Poseidon purchase Charlotte Graham-Gray (The Wireless): When social media campaigns go wrong]]>