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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – July 6 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 Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): KiwiBuild a win for higher-income households Oscar Lau (Stuff): Double jackpot for KiwiBuild winners is wrong Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Kiwibuild is now ‘socialism for the rich Jessie Chiang (RNZ): KiwiBuild $180k income cap not fair, Ōtāhuhu locals say Scott Yeoman (Bay of Plenty Times): Tauranga’s mayor and builder query KiwiBuild eligibility criteria Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Are young people that earn decent salaries too privileged to be thrown a bone by the Government? David Hargreaves (Interest): Now the big job – managing KiwiBuild expectations Anne Gibson (Herald): Glimpse of first KiwiBuild homes: Where we’re at with the bold plan so far Anna Bracewell-Worrall and Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Can you afford a Kiwibuild home? Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Phil Twyford’s KiwiBuild dream is already falling apart RNZ: KiwiBuild: Phil Twyford and Amy Adams – in their own words Newshub: Nearly 20,000 Kiwis have applied for KiwiBuild Herald: KiwiBuild Q+A: How to get into the affordable housing scheme Newshub: ‘Straight lie’ that National didn’t build houses – ex-Housing Minister Nick Smith Deena Coster (Stuff): Pensioner housing at premium in Taranaki with predictions it will get worse Alice Guy (Rotorua Daily Post): Rotorua’s homeless told they can no longer sleep at night shelter Herald: Tenants charged $650pw for Auckland rental with maggots and dog faeces under carpet Newshub: Tenant taken to tribunal for moving out after finding poo and maggots in her house 1News: Drug dealing and fighting leaves some Northland residents living in fear of their state house neighbours Russell McVeagh review Sasha Borissenko (Newsroom): The Russell McVeagh report: what’s missing Sasha Borissenko (Newsroom): Clark says law firm board should resign Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Former prime minister Helen Clark says Russell McVeagh board should resign Amy Wiggins (Herald): Auckland University to re-establish links with Russell McVeagh in wake of Bazley report Herald: Justice Minister Andrew Little to look at recommendations in Bazley report Alison Mau (Stuff): Bazley report: Russell McVeagh apologies don’t wash Catriona MacLennan (Stuff): Why the review into Russell McVeagh ended up a cop-out Herald: Ex-lawyer: Bazley inquiry on bad behaviour at New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh a failure Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Sexual misconduct review at Russell McVeagh eases fears over speaking out Newsroom: It’s not people but kaupapa, Russell McVeagh 1News: Fears report into Russell McVeagh law firm that found ‘sexually inappropriate behaviour’ just the tip of the iceberg for legal profession Mei Heron (1News): Damning report released into culture at Russell McVeagh law firm, including ‘crude, drunken and sexually inappropriate behaviour’ Philip Matthews (Press Editorial): Russell McVeagh law firm review is a wake-up call Herald Editorial: Russell McVeagh not alone in mistreatment of women Tom Hunt and Ruby Macandrew (Dominion Post): Russell McVeagh: The scandal, the fallout, the eventual apology Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): ‘Soul searching’ at Russell McVeagh Newsroom: A welcome bomb put under Russell McVeagh The Standard: Russell McVeagh Police and justice Mitch McCann (Newshub): Alo Ngata Taser death: Family ‘can’t comprehend’ what happened Mitch McCann (Newshub): Alo Ngata Taser death: Police name dead man who assaulted elderly victim Mandy Te, Laine Moger and Melanie Earley (Stuff): Tongan community in shock after ‘fiercely loyal’ man dies after being tasered Herald: Claims of police brutality refuted after death of Alo Ngata following arrest RNZ: Police defend officers after man dies after being tasered 1News: More details emerge of ‘violent and volatile’ Auckland incident where man was Tasered four times and later died Mitchell Alexander (Newshub): 42 domestic violence, 25 sexual assault charges against police Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Revealed: Shocking number of young Kiwis killed in police pursuits Laura Walters (Stuff): Human Rights Commission criticises corrections law changes Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Privacy breach at Disputes Tribunal David Fisher (Herald): Sidelined by government, called ‘loopy’ and ‘callous’, now the Sensible Sentencing Trust is about to lose its founder Tara Shaskey (Stuff): Black Power president’s daughter in court for revealing rape victim’s identity Banking industry Tamsyn Parker (Herald): More bank workers come forward with concerns about customer loans Conan Young (RNZ): Bank employee blows whistle on sales tactics 1News: High Paywave fees from banks are making goods and services ‘more expensive for everyone’ MPI refers staff misconduct evidence to SFO Zac Fleming (RNZ): MPI refers evidence of serious staff misconduct to SFO Tracy Watkins (Stuff): SFO called in after private eye inquiry Lucy Bennett (Herald): MPI refers potential misconduct to Serious Fraud Office Newshub: MPI refers evidence of potential serious staff misconduct to the Serious Fraud Office No Right Turn: More corruption Welfare Phil Pennington (RNZ): 21 safety assessments by Oranga Tamariki Wairarapa late Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Subsequent child rules: ‘I did not understand how they could take baby’ RNZ: Ministry of Social Development maintains stance despite fraud tip-off criticism Daily Blog: Must read guest blog: A heartfelt letter penned by “Ms F” after her win against MSD No Right Turn: WINZ’s war on the poor Joe Ascroft (Newsroom): Why universalism is a mistake Parliament RNZ: Winston Peters wants ‘two-part referendum’ on Māori seats Morgan Godfery (Māui Street): Will Winston get his referendum? Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Electoral Commission promote Māori option in te reo Māori Morgan Godfery (Māui Street): One Māori seat could go, new figures show Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Think this is Winston Peters’ last term as an MP? Think again 1News: Winston Peters’ greatest quips: A collection of the Acting Prime Minister’s most interesting moments in Parliament this week 1News: ‘Don’t give up your day job’ – Winston Peters accuses Paula Bennett of being a bad comedian during pun filled parliamentary exchange Peter Dunne: Sometimes MPs deserve public scorn 1News: Meet the man who interprets the PM’s speeches into sign language 1News: Inside Parliament: KiwiBuild ballot and appeals to Government from charter schools (video) Ewan McQueen: Its time for new things in NZ politics International relations and trade Herald: ‘Don’t want him’: The test deporting Kiwis out of Australia Paul Buchanan (Interest): New Zealand is facing a very tough choice between our security interests and our economic interests, and that choice may have to be made very soon Matthew Hooton (Herald): Markets undervalue Donald Trump risk RNZ: Nauru authoritarian slide sparks call for action from NZ Business/economy Brian Fallow (Herald): Company tax rate – leave it where it is, Cullen review told Simon Wilson (Herald): What’s making Auckland business so grumpy? Brian Gould: Finding the money Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The 3 real reasons why business confidence in NZ is plummeting Health Nicholas Jones (Herald): Health bungle: Patients left off surgical waiting lists Stuff: Dr Lance O’Sullivan: Penalise parents who won’t vaccinate their kids 1News: New Zealand needs to start taking high obesity rates ‘seriously’, as nearly half of Kiwis predicted to be clinically obese in two decades’ time Emma Russell (Herald): Christchurch mum with postnatal depression waits 7 months for treatment Listener: Suppressing data is not the answer to the problem of surgery targets Scott Yeoman (Bay of Plenty Times): Four suspected suicides in two years at Bay of Plenty aged residential care facilities Cate Broughton (Stuff): Thousands of ACC ‘independent’ reviews invalid, lawyers say Herald: SSC boss Peter Hughes urges end to speculation surrounding Counties Manukau DHB Ruth Hill (RNZ): Wairarapa Hospital not meeting quake standards – draft report Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Occupancy at Hillmorton Hospital’s acute inpatient service ‘unsustainable’ Karen Brown (RNZ): Ian Powell to step down from doctors’ union Emma Russell (Herald): Ian Powell announces departure from New Zealand’s largest medical union Jeremy Rees (Newsroom): How many people would die under Seymour’s bill? Impossible burger Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Fake chews? New Zealand MP fears ‘existential threat’ of synthetic burgers Krysta Neve (Stuff): Air NZ’s burgergate shows change is coming Southland Times Editorial: Air NZ: the flesh is weakened? Point of Order: Politicians could stop beefing and take definitive action to support “real meat” Immigration Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration dumps controversial deportation analytical tool Kirk Hope (Stuff): Speedier process for construction immigration a timely move Environment David Williams (Newsroom): Environmental group seeks Mackenzie deal Lois Williams (RNZ): Ministry defends kauri dieback programme performance Lois Williams (RNZ): Regional Council boost funding to fight kauri dieback threat Jane Patterson (RNZ): Environment Minister takes swipe at Greater Wellington Regional Council at bus reveal Emma Hurley and Ben Irwin (Newshub): Electric double decker buses launch in Wellington Eden More (RNZ):  Whakatāne iwi appeal water bottling consents Jono Galuszka (Stuff): Defence Force says it is complying with regional council’s firefighting foam order Shaun Hendy (Newsroom): Skip flying and walk the walk RNZ: Rare native daisy saved from extinction RNZ: Whale in Wgtn harbour might mean Matariki fireworks postponed Newshub: Wellington workers late as huge whale frolics in inner city harbour 1News: Video: Wellington’s curious whale frolics in front of delighted paddle boarders, boatgoers in harbour Media Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): What’s Wrong With Today’s Journalists? Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Newstalk faces the music Herald: And now for the good news Education Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Challenge to govt ‘bullying’ of charter schools Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Is there a future for Māori Boarding Schools Nia Phipps (Stuff): Parents send thank-you cards to teachers who just voted to strike Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Unitec compounded woes with ‘big experiment’, says union boss Helen Clark opposes Eden Park fundraiser RNZ: Helen Clark fires back at Sir Ray Avery Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Eden Park concert spat: Helen Clark fires back at Sir Ray Avery’s ‘fall from grace’ comments Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Helen Clark ‘should know better’ on Eden Park concert – Sir Ray Avery Todd Niall (Stuff): Helen Clark wants court to decide Eden Park charity concert plan Toby Morris (Spinoff): Turn it up, Eden: the Yimby case for concerts at Eden Park Employment Willie Jackson (Daily Blog): Simon burns bridges as National bashes workers Newshub: Private sector criticised for lack of gender equality Jackie Blue (Stuff): Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace Herald: Government to ensure women make up half of state board and committee appointments Catherine Harris (Stuff): Women must make up half of all state sector boards: Govt Animal cruelty Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Animal abuse: Government reveals nearly 200 investigations underway 1News: MPI says it supports rehoming of lab animals, instead of euthanasia Local government Newshub: Christchurch City Council’s refusal to tell ratepayers cost of $92m library’s touch screen wall Logan Church (RNZ): Taxpayers’ Union close to filing legal action over touch screen wall No Right Turn: A public duty Benn Bathgate (Stuff): The price of democracy has been itemised and it’s $237,336 Herald: Auckland Council standing firm on no housing at two sites in the city Khalia Strong (Stuff): Auckland local board ends ratepayer-funded lunches Transport 1News: Expert: Road-side drug tests would miss synthetic and prescription drugs – two of our biggest killers Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Air NZ slams Auckland Airport over charges Phil Pennington (RNZ): Heavy vehicles await recertification after towing safety prompt Kim Dotcom Zane Small (Newshub): Kim Dotcom confident NZ Supreme Court will rule against his extradition to US 1News: Kim Dotcom to seek Supreme Court appeal against extradition to US after appeal court’s ‘toilet paper’ judgement Sam Hurley (Herald): Court of Appeal upholds Kim Dotcom extradition decision to the US RNZ: Kim Dotcom eligible to be extradited to US, court rules Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why I’m not surprised by the Court of Appeal Kim Dotcom decision David Farrar: Court of Appeal rules against Dotcom Other RNZ: Final reading of treaty settlement for hapū destroyed by Crown Newshub: Future direction of defence to be revealed on Friday Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Half Air Force’s Hercules aircraft grounded due to repairs Emma Hatton (RNZ): Controversial speaker Lauren Southern ‘going to insult all of us’ – Islamic community leader Newshub: Single mum ‘appalled’ after Countdown wouldn’t sell her wine Nicky Kelly (Standard): Blogs and the Political Establishment Julie Hill (Noted): Are we there yet? Women’s rights in NZ examined in new exhibition David Farrar: Actually public service satisfaction rose under National]]>