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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – July 3 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] Corrections RNZ: Peters defends Kelvin Davis over prison numbers mix-up Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Kelvin Davis and the case of confusion over prison population report Audrey Young (Herald): Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says ministers worked from official report on prison population 1News: ‘Politically dishonest’ – Bridges accuses government of ignoring report forecasting increase in prison muster – while they downsize Waikeria prison Dan Satherley (Newshub): Prison numbers set to balloon, Ministry of Justice report claims RNZ: Minister hadn’t seen inmate forecast before Waikeria decision Point of Order: If keeping baddies banged up is the objective, Corrections data suggest prisons work well Herald: Christchurch Prison inmate suffers serious injuries in assault by gang members Police 1News: Winston Peters says ‘rational perspective’ needed as inquiry launched into appointment of deputy police commissioner Audrey Young (Herald): Simon Bridges wants probe into appointment of Deputy Police Commissioner broadened Gia Garrick (RNZ): National Party’s outcry over appointment of NZ First MP to inquiry role Audrey Young and Jared Savage (Herald): Winston Peters outlines two broad issues at the heart of inquiry into Deputy Police Commissioner’s appointment Laura Walters (Stuff): Govt releases broad terms of reference for top cop hiring probe Herald: Top cop Wally Haumaha to remain Deputy Commissioner of Police during inquiry into his selection Jared Savage (Herald): Simon Bridges says ‘conflict of interest’ in inquiry into promotion of Wally Haumaha, once closely linked to NZ First Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha and the witch-hunt into his appointment Tom Furley (RNZ): Man’s drink-driving conviction overturned after police refused toilet access National Party David Fisher (Herald): 1080 blackmail suspects: Minister Nick Smith told us not to sue Stuff: National Party appeals against $600,000 damages for using Eminem rip-off music Primary industries Farah Hanock (Newsroom): Sharemilker can still work with cows Sarah Murphy (RNZ): Northland farm in spotlight again over allegations of mutilated cattle Northern Advocate: Offal pit revealed on Mangapai farm at centre of animal abuse allegations Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Why and how farmers kill their livestock Keith Woodford (Interest): Official positions ignore the cascading evidence for early arrival of Mycoplasma bovis ODT Editorial: Disease’s huge ramifications Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Is there anything MPI can’t screw up? Simon Lusk (Whaleoil): Farmers and climate change Business Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Should politicians care about ‘business confidence’? Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Confidence falls with most companies warning of falling profit and investment plans Graham Adams (Noted): Mainfreight: A dissenting business voice on the government Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Shakier picture expected in business survey Chris Hutching (Stuff): Smiths City’s $1.5m for unpaid meetings adds to red ink International relations and trade Richard Harman (Politik): Why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs lost the TPP debate and how it is now recovering Michael Reddell: Eaqub on nationalism Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): NZDF officer suspended over Timor-Leste ‘puppet’ remarks Thalia Kehoe Rowden (Spinoff): How you can help Australia’s caged children Employment Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Nurses begin voting on latest offer by District Health Boards 1News: Voting to begin by nurses on whether to accept latest DHB offer RNZ: Nurses strike still on cards despite revised offer Amy Wiggins (Herald): New Zealand Nurses organisations supports latest pay offer Newshub: Will Kiwi nurses accept the DHBs latest pay offer? Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Nurses’ union recommends offer that will put nursing ‘back on its feet’ Newshub: Nurses release details of latest DHB pay offer 1News: Gender Pay Principles ‘a really significant step’ towards closing gap Claire Trevett (Herald): Parenting, caring to be recognised in bid to close pay gap in public service Newshub: Government releases gender pay guidelines for public sector Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): MBIE starts collecting data on workplace harassment Herald: ‘Be more understanding’: Boss complains about able-bodied staff not being allowed to park in spaces Stuff: What do people do if they’re not employed? Kiwisaver Rob Stock (Stuff): KiwiSaver contribution ‘holidays’ to get shorter Tamsyn Parker (Herald): The big changes coming to KiwiSaver Education John Gerritsen (RNZ): Secondary principals call for teacher-only day for NCEA review Laura Walters (Stuff): A new approach to education consultation, and not everyone’s happy Timaru Herald Editorial: Do Auckland school principals’ concerns reflect the whole country? Herald: Disgruntled principals ‘welcome to get in touch’ – Education Minister Chris Hipkins Kymberlee Fernandes (Stuff): South Auckland school leading way in Pasifika students’ science success RNZ: Students allowed to go home after lockdown Catherine Woulfe (Listener): The lax regulation of early childhood education centres must change, experts say Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): No guarantee post-grad allowances will happen this term Newshub: Govt to increase student loan borrowing limit for medical students Laura Walters (Stuff): Medical students set to benefit from student loan cap changes Elena McPhee (ODT: Approval, relief, for Otago students as loan extended Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): Student loan cap increase a welcome relief to Māori med students Scott Palmer (Newshub): Revealed: Top 10 student loan borrowers owe more than $370k each Transport Russell Morrison (Stuff): The case for tolling Transmission Gully does not add up Katie Doyle (RNZ): Transmission Gully toll considered by government to offset cost rise Ben Irwin (Newshub): Government considers tolling new Transmission Gully motorway No Right Turn: National’s ripoff road Newshub: Calls to cheapen public transport as fuel tax kicks in Herald: People seen stockpiling fuel before tax hike 1News: Winston Peters refuses to rule out Government funding of regional airports after Kāpiti gets new service RNZ: Kāpiti to take flight again from next month Housing Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Auckland’s middle class plummeting down property ladder Hamish Fletcher (Herald): More than half of Auckland households unable to buy ‘affordable’ $650k home, council says RNZ: Experts call for government to focus on Māori affordable housing, not just Kiwibuild Andrew King (Herald): Investment houses do not have an unfair tax advantage Newshub: Majority of renting Kiwis want to ditch agency letting fees 1News: Asking prices for Auckland houses fall 2.4 per cent in a month back to 2017 levels, stable nationally Greg Ninness (Interest): Property asking prices and new listings tumble on Realestate.co.nz Guy Trafford (Interest): High Court ruling on PSA may have stinging repersussions for MPI on mycoplasma bovis claims Health Newshub: One in five Kiwis drinking water that doesn’t meet standards – report Phil Pennington (RNZ): Counties-Manukau DHB with rotting buildings prioritised millions for IT overhaul Logan Church (RNZ): Nurses at Christchurch’s Hillmorton Hospital worried safety problems putting off potential staff RNZ: Aggressive breast cancer more common among Pasifika RNZ: Middlemore to open new ward over winter Emily Ford (Stuff): Staff flu jab uptake still below target at Auckland health boards Cate Broughton (Stuff): Family voice needs to be heard mum tells mental health inquiry Iulia Leilua (Māori TV): A lens on suicide Euthanasia Jeremy Rees (Newsroom): Assisted dying divides Anglican bishops Jeremy Rees (Newsroom): What to call ending your life? Māmari Stephens: Beyond the Bubble: conversations across the divide. Ep 1/2! Welfare, inequality, poverty Ben Leahy (Herald): Seven companies have been accused of helping lump Auckland families with debt David Cormack (Herald): It’s expensive being poor Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Baby bonus breeds welfare dependency Tema Hemi (Māori TV): Extra dollars could be wasted Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern welcomes new welfare reforms from the sofa with new baby Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Work and Income apologises for using 60,000 wrong names RNZ: Increase in demand for food parcels – Chch City Mission Child welfare Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Whānau with children in state care lack clarity on rights Tom Kitchin (ODT): Community gathers to farewell children’s village Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Final farewell to Roxburgh children’s residential village Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Hero foster parents need more help, resources Michelle Duff (Stuff): Malnourished kids are our responsibility Environment Kate Gudsell (RNZ): Environment Minister David Parker may reset water quality standards John Boynton (RNZ): Great Barrier locals protest poison drop on Rakitū Jono Edwards (ODT): Sir Alan concerned over wetland’s destruction Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): China can lead on climate change: Shaw Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): New Zealand the most perilous place for seabirds due to plastic pollution Al Williams (Timaru Herald): Greenpeace protesters charged after Mackenzie demonstration Newshub: Anti-dairying activists who locked themselves to machinery cut free and arrested Kristin Price (Herald): Greenpeace dairy farm protesters arrested by police in South Canterbury Media and broadcasting Sue Allen (Stuff): Campbell stays true to journalism Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): After banning Winston, The AM Show then criticise him for not coming back??? WTF Duncan? Local government Newshub: Auckland’s new goal: Jobs, not ‘world’s most liveable city’ Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland drops ‘most liveable city’ goal, making jobs the new focus Anna Burns-Francis (1News): Council tells family to remove backyard tree house it says breaches Building Code Technology Richard MacManus (Newsroom): The hidden dangers of facial recognition Bill Ralston (Listener): Where is New Zealand’s chief technology officer? Other Aaron Smale (Newsroom): An ironic case of foxes and henhouses Anne Gibson (Herald): Foreign investors buy $2.1 billion of NZ assets in first five months of the year Victoria University (Newsroom): NZ must do better against corruption Morgan Godfery (Eureka St): All hail Queen Jacinda Hannah Martin (Stuff): More than 1200 people seek support on sexual harm helpline in its first month Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): One reporter’s doomed quest to use Google’s tax tactics Paul Drum (Newsroom): Tourist tax’s time has come Rachel Graham (RNZ): Decisions on Christchurch’s red zone move a step closer Stuff: Māori Women’s Welfare League bid to oust head over rule change Luke Kirkness (Herald): John Paul College First XV members violently attack bird in ‘horrific’ Snapchat story Eva Corlett (RNZ): Old navy ship changes tack to protect ocean from warships leaking oil Tim Miller (ODT): Pacifist’s memorial approved Jennifer Dann (Herald): 12 Questions with David Seymour: I played the game pretty well Newshub: NZ needs to rethink genetic engineering stance – experts Amanda Saxtom (Stuff): Moving to NZ ‘the most humbling experience’ of her life, migrant says David Farrier  (Spinoff): ‘This thing is weird’: Get ready for New Zealand’s Gay Oscars Brian Easton (Pundit): To Wed or not to Wed. RNZ: National MP Nikki Kaye’s stepbrother convicted of murder in California Herald: MP Nikki Kaye’s stepbrother convicted of murder]]>

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