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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – July 4 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 and justice Herald: Editorial: Inquiry needs to ask hard questions of police appointment Jared Savage and Phil Kitchin (Herald): Victim of Mt Maunganui rape calls for Wally Haumaha to resign as deputy police commissioner over comments Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Haumaha’s apology “falls short” – Louise Nicholas Herald: Peters explains Haumaha’s support for mates 1News: Watch: Fired up Winston Peters denies Wally Haumaha was NZ First Candidate in face of Simon Bridges’ questions Stuff: Nats leader Simon Bridges talks about ties between NZ First and top cop No Right Turn:The bigger crime? Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Wally Haumaha’s past comes back to haunt him Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Sweet Jesus! Parents hide your children – it’s that one time of the year Mike Hosking is kinda right Tracy Neal (RNZ): Couple targetted in 1080 investigation say faith in police destroyed Martin van Beynen (Press): IPCA rules police used excessive force Dal Dalgety (RNZ): Force used by police officer constituted assault – IPCA Belinda Feek (Herald): Police guilty of using ‘excessive force’ in Ashburton arrest: IPCA Emma Hurley (Newshub): Police used excessive force ‘leg-sweeping’ man in Ashburton – IPCA No Right Turn: Still the obvious question Rob Kidd (ODT): Senior police officer scolded but cleared Tim Brown (RNZ): Senior Dunedin detective criticised over investigation Brian Rudman (Herald): Govt has bob each way on penal policy Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Kelvin Davis – caught between a rock and a mega prison RNZ: Head of the Family Court retires from the bench Herald: National Party wants restrictions on how serious offenders spend compensation Housing Zane Small (Newshub): Who will be able to afford a KiwiBuild home? RNZ: KiwiBuild eligibility: Couples can earn up to $180,000 Henry Cooke (Stuff): KiwiBuild: Couples earning up to $180k will be able to buy homes 1News: KiwiBuild home buyers must have income below $120,000 for singles, $180,000 for couples Newshub: KiwiBuild income caps announced at $120,000 for singles and $180,000 for couples Greg Ninness (Interest): KiwiBuild home buyers who meet the eligibility criteria will go into a ballot to be able to buy a home Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Govt to impose max income cap on KiwiBuild buyers Anne Gibson (Herald): Applicants can earn up to $180k to qualify for KiwiBuild homes Jenna Lynch (Newshub): KiwiBuild income caps to be introduced Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Exactly who can afford Phil Twyford’s ‘affordable’ homes? Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Sniffer dogs in apartments for random drug tests Katie Doyle (RNZ): Tenancy Tribunal backs tenant against property manager Oxygen Jenny Ling (Stuff):HNZ tenants intimidating Northland residents Business Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): React now to this confidence problem Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): A war between big business and the unions could see everyone lose Richard Harman (Politik): Peters sets out on facts offensive Newshub: Winston Peters says business confidence report is ‘bias from a minority’ Liam Dann (Herald): Grant Robertson pushes back on business gloom Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: How has the Government got so offside with business so quickly Liam Dann (Herald): Business getting even gloomier, latest survey shows Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Winter of discontent continues for business BusinessDesk: NZ business confidence hits seven-year low Emma Jolliff (Newshub): Business confidence slumps to a seven-year low – report SImon Hartley (ODT): Businesses increasingly pessimistic SImon Hartley (ODT): Otago business confidence ‘particularly downbeat’ Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Investors confident after strong returns Employment Jordan Williams (Herald): Public servants are well paid compared to private sector John Gerritsen (RNZ): Primary teachers vote to strike after rejecting pay offer Adele Redmond (Stuff): Primary school teachers vote to strike, reject Government’s pay offer Newshub: Striking teachers say pay rise offered is not enough Newshub: Primary teachers to strike after rejecting pay offer Greg Presland (Standard): The teachers’ strike 1News: Voting to begin by nurses on whether to accept latest DHB offer 1News: Gender Pay Principles ‘a really significant step’ towards closing gap Welfare, inequality, poverty RNZ: Call for review into ministry’s penalities for beneficiaries getting loans Sam Hurley (Herald): Debt is not income: Solo mum of two wins landmark High Court battle against MSD Zac Fleming (RNZ): Solo mum’s loans were not income – High Court ruling Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Woman wins case against Ministry of Social Development over bank loans Peter McKenzie (Newsroom): No shame in universalist agenda 1News: Winston Peters says he believes ‘in universality’ when asked if he would opt out of Winter Energy Payment Newsroom: NZ loan sharks ‘a real underbelly’ RNZ: Checkpoint: Soup kitchen open-mic night a big success in South Auckland International relations and trade Claire Trevett and Lucy Bennett (Herald): Detained teen’s Australian lawyer pleased with Winston Peters’ comments Claire Trevett (Herald): Acting PM Winston Peters challenges Australia on Kiwi teen’s detention RNZ: Winton Peters says Australia is ignoring UN obligations on children Conor Whitten (RNZ): Government clashes with Australia over New Zealand teen in adult detention Laura Walters (Stuff): Acting PM Winston Peters says Australia should protect child rights Laura Walters (Stuff): New $180m fund to help counter NZ’s ‘decreasing influence’ in Pacific RNZ: Academic questions prominence of Pacific Islands Forum RNZ: NZ parliamentary press gallery echoes outrage over Nauru ABC ban Teuila Fuatai and Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): SIS investigates Chinese student in Auckland Herald: Acting PM unaware of SIS investigation into Chinese student Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Spreading the word about Asia Michael Reddell: The debate on PRC influence on Q&A Education Claire Trevett (Herald): Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ invitation to secondary principals over NCEA review Newshub: Education Minister open to meeting principals challenging NCEA review Herald: Treaty of Waitangi claim lodged over charter school closures John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teacher union opposes charter school application Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Crumbling classrooms – how do we fix them? Liz Gordon (Daily Blog): Who should run schools? Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Emerging stars of kapa haka take to the stage Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Border arrests for student loan debtors ‘exacerbates the situation’ – Education Minister ODT Editorial: The tertiary education game Ruby Macandrew (Stuff): ‘Modest’ number of submissions received for Victoria University name change Environment Henry Cooke (Stuff): What is the NZ Government’s Zero Carbon Bill and will it do anything? Wayne Mapp (Spinoff): National has signed up on zero emissions, but not the map to get there RNZ: Kauri dieback in Waipoua Forest a ‘tragedy’ – scientist Alison Mau (Stuf): Tāne Mahuta could soon be infected with fatal Kauri dieback disease Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Environmental group taking council and winery to High Court over Te Mata Peak track Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Ruataniwha dam scheme revival raises doubts in Hawke’s Bay Newshub: Kaikōura earthquake a one-in-5000- to 10,000-year event, new research suggests Tracy Neal (RNZ): Kaikōura earthquake research details scientific rarity Local government Robin Martin (RNZ): Mayoral pay packages now based on full-time role – Remuneration Authority Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Auckland Council cannot find all online accommodation providers subject to new rates Suneil Connor (Stuff): Airbnb set to keep growing in New Zealand despite council rules Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Helen Clark opposes Eden Park charity gig Herald: Former PM Helen Clark opposes Eden Park charity concert Newshub: Tokoroa community not satisfied with changes to gambling policy Kim Gillespie (Wanganui Chronicle): Editorial: South Taranaki fluoride court costs hard to swallow Logan Church (RNZ): Court Theatre wins big in Performing Arts precinct Newshub: Dunedin City Council orders family treehouse to be removed Tim Miller (ODT): Council considers new sites Primary industries Lois Williams (RNZ): Northland sharemilker filmed striking cows loses job, home Kate Gudsell (RNZ): Mackenzie Basin: Fonterra dairying criticism rejected RNZ: Fonterra’s support ‘just words’ say Greenpeace Transport Todd Niall (Stuff): Analysis: Regional Fuel Tax cash poses the unanswerable question Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Auckland’s fuel tax: South Islanders have been paying those prices for years Grant Bradley (Herald): Air New Zealand serves Impossible Burger with no meat Newstalk ZB: Politicians slam Air NZ over ‘meat free burger’ Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Air NZ’s Impossible Burger criticised by former primary industries minister Newshub: Bus driver allegedly rams car in Wellington Millie McCaughan (1News): Wellington taxi driver making it her mission to provide safer transport for women Health Tess Brunton (RNZ): Waitaki Plains locals enduring E coli contamination risk John Boynton (RNZ): Wife of House of Shem founder waiting for apology from DHB Peter de Graaf (Herald): Whangaroa health trust faces crisis as staff, bosses quit Jamie Tahana (RNZ): Pacific nations ready for fight with sugar giants Beck Vass (Herald): Not everyone gets a macaroni midwife like Jacinda’s Jeremy Rees (Newsroom): Is assisted dying a Pākehā issue? Government Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Winston Peters ‘understands’ comparison to Donald Trump Henry Cooke (Stuff): Greens fill top backroom position with Pete Huggins National Party Melissa Nightingale (Herald): National Party argue costs for Eminem ‘Lose Yourself’ copyright breach RNZ: Nats appeal to lower ‘Eminem-esque’ copyright damages Ben Irwin (Newshub): National Party brings encore in Eminem court battle Claire Trevett (Herald): New MP Dan Bidois’ tribute to the women who shaped his life Film industry Stephen Clarke (Spinoff): Peter Jackson’s war museum reeks of a $12 million indulgence of private passion David Farrar: Film subsidies Other Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Tax Working Group warned off lowering company tax Sally Rae (ODT): Husband can stay, wife must go, immigration says Tom Hunt (Stuff): Defence Force reopens court of inquiry into Wairarapa Unimog death Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Rangatahi’s UN trip: ‘The UN is a western-built mechanism’ Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Te Papa collects NopeSisters T-shirts for Women’s Suffrage 125 Bryce Edwards (Newsroom Pro): The battle over transgender rights Craig McCulloch (RNZ): New legislation clears way for NZ to patrol seas for drug smugglers Peter Lyons (ODT): Let’s grow up and legalise dope Jessica Wilson (Spinoff): Product recalls rarely work and it’s time we do something about it John Boynton (RNZ): US business called out for selling fake mokomokai Point of Order: Child-welfare question: can non-Maori really cope more comfortably with officials who remove their kids? Northern Advocate: Well respected father of Northland based MP Shane Jones dies Laine Moger (Stuff): National MP Nikki Kaye ‘incredibly’ saddened by stepbrother’s murder conviction Tova O’Brien (Newshub): NZ will intervene if Nikki Kaye’s brother sentenced to death – Winston Peters]]>

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