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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – July 11 2018 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] Nurses vote to strike 1News: Nearly half of nurses believed to oppose Thursday’s 24-hour strike Richard Harman (Politik): Robertson under siege from the nurses Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Winston Peters says nurses don’t want to strike 1News: Nurses’ strike will cause ‘disruption to health services nationwide’ after ‘highest pay increase in 14 long years’ rejected – Winston Peters Anneke Smith (RNZ): Hospitals prepare for nurses strike Stuff: Up to 8000 procedures may be affected by nurses strike Amy Wiggins (Herald): Nurses strike: Up to 8000 people to have treatment rescheduled Jenny Carryer (RNZ): Strike action: Nurses need to hear out under-pressure government Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Government’s offer to nurses is generous – but they have a right to strike Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Nurses’ deal: How does it compare? RNZ: Why are nurses striking? Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Explainer: The effect of the nurses’ strike Katarina Williams (Stuff): Nurses’ Organisation ordered into facilitation with DHBs ahead of Thursday’s strike Lucy Bennett (Herald): Government hoping for last-minute breakthrough in talks to avert nurses’ strike Frances Cook (Herald): Nurses vote to strike but acting PM says there is no more money Anna Bracewell-Worrall, Emma Hurley and Tova O’Brien (Newshub): ‘We haven’t got the money’: Winston Peters on nurses’ strike Stuff: Acting PM Winston Peters ‘very disappointed’ by nurses strike decision Newshub: Nurses reassure public ahead of Thursday’s strike RNZ: Nurses reject pay offer, strike will go ahead Mike Houlahan (ODT): Nurses’ strike affects 450 patients Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): New Zealand teachers and nurses to hold first mass strike in a generation New York Times: New Zealand Nurses’ Strike Spotlights Fiscal Challenge for Government Defence Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): China to NZ: ‘Correct your wrong words’ Laura Walters (Stuff): China fires back at NZ, calls remarks on South China Sea and Pacific politics wrong Point of Order: The Poseidon venture is important for firming NZ’s military alliances Guyon Espiner (RNZ): New Defence purchase deserves close scrutiny Gordon Campbell: Five reasons not to spend billions on replacing the Orions Dominion Post Editorial: $2.3b Poseidon purchase is a questionable adventure for Defence Force Laura Walters (Stuff): ‘New Zealand needs to stop investing in war industries’ – Greens Gia Garrick (RNZ): Defence force urged to replace 50-year-old Hercules fleet Gerald Cunningham (ODT): Is Dunedin’s planned memorial an affront? Corrections, justice and police Jane Patterson (RNZ): Ministers and Corrections at odds on Waikeria prison contract Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Government scrutinised over Waikeria Prison PPP deal Katie Doyle (RNZ): Holding children in police cells a ‘disaster waiting to happen’ Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Rape info released in privacy blunder George Block (ODT): 82 cases upheld in South Anna Leask (Herald): Auckland cop facing suspension, under investigation over alleged inappropriate behaviour with women Health Amy Wiggins (Herald): Obesity inevitable as report shows Kiwis surrounded by junk food Hannah Martin (Stuff): New Zealand’s high rates of obesity ‘inevitable’ – study Newshub: Fast food advertising targets young and disadvantaged – study RNZ: Māori public health org wants healthier food policies at sports clubs RNZ: NZ fast-food portions getting bigger – what’s that doing to our health? Emma Russell (RNZ): Sugary drinks advertised on Facebook putting young people at risk 1News: Winston Peters rails against ‘namby-pamby state’ potentially imposing a sugar tax, telling Jack Tame people can run their own lives Luke Kirkness (Herald): Frequent teen drinking leads to problems with alcohol and drug use in adulthood, study finds Emily Ford (Stuff): Nurses and doctors in high demand at Middlemore Hospital Dave De Lorean (Stuff): Samoan infants died after MMR vaccine. Here’s why an expert says Kiwis shouldn’t fear for their kids Vaimoana Tapaleao and Andrew McMartin (Herald): Samoa has seized all MMR vaccines after deaths of two toddlers Point of Order: Research underscores the need for Māori experts on health review panel Stuff: Quirk of assessment for rest home cost reaches Court of Appeal Warren Gamble (Stuff): Teen’s mental health campaign going to Parliament Government Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Twyford opens chequebook for regions Bay of Plenty Times: Government announces $158m in loans to Tauranga City Council 1News: Interest-free government loans for Tauranga and Waikato councils to improve water infrastructure Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Why is it NZ First MPs are the ones splashing the cash? David Farrar: Can we keep Winston as Acting PM? Chris Ford (Newsroom): An open letter to Grant Robertson Herald: Te Aroha welcomes baby Neve with a photo, a soak and some jam Auckland Council venue ban for Southern and Molyneux Newshub: Government divided over far-right speakers Brian Rudman (Herald): Phil Goff got ban on supremacists right Emma Hatton (RNZ): Auckland Council to be taken to court over ban on right-wing speakers Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Don Brash’s free speech group raises $50k to sue Auckland Council Herald: Auckland Council faces legal action: Free speech campaign raises $50k after ban of far-right speakers Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Free speech group raises $50k to challenge Auckland Council over far-Right speaker ban Stephen Franks: Goff: freedom of speech – partisan abuse of political power Karl du Fresne: The money has been raised and the judicial challenge will proceed No Right Turn: Doing the right thing for the wrong reasons Greg Presland (The Standard): The free speech coalition that is actually quite expensive Housing Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Where will the 100,000 KiwiBuild homes be built? ODT: KiwiBuild Otago figures revealed Henry Cooke (Stuff): Quarter of people waiting 150 days for public housing. One waited 3103 days Newshub: More than half of Kiwi landlords unprepared for healthy home legislation Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Tenants claim landlords lagging on healthy home moves 1News: Are you eligible? Expert encourages Kiwis to take up new government funding for home insulation Ryan Boswell (1News): Salvation Army warns homeless people will die this winter unless urgent action taken Mitch McCann (Newshub): Salvation Army says Government’s new housing project isn’t enough Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Caution new Auckland city 280 unit block doesn’t become ghetto Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): 280 new apartments to support homeless in Auckland CBD Nick Loughnan (ODT): Housing rules need change Frank Newman: KiwiBuild bargains Newshub: Could there be a cheaper way than KiwiBuild? (video) Census David Williams (Newsroom): Census red flags raised in March Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Drop in census response rate prompts Stats NZ to plug gaps with other data The Opportunities Party Liam Hehir (Pundit): TOP, we hardly knew ye Jane Patterson (RNZ): Gareth Morgan’s The Opportunities party won’t contest 2020 election Alex Braae (Spinoff): With TOP gone, where will the protest vote go next? Sophie Bateman (Newshub): David Seymour appeals to Opportunities Party voters while holding cats No Right Turn: TOP and the politics of impatience National Party The Standard: Nicky Wagner’s “You are a bitch” redacted Toby Manhire (Spinoff): The mystery of the disappearing ‘bitch’ at the heart of NZ’s democracy Henry Cooke (Stuff): National’s Nicky Wagner calls Labour’s Deborah Russell ‘a bitch’ in Parliament Herald: National MP Nicky Wagner apologises for calling Deborah Russell a ‘bitch’ in heated debate Emma Hurley (Newshub): National MP Nicky Wagner called Labour MP a ‘bitch’ Julie Iles (Stuff): Sir Bill English appointed to board of Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Parliament Andrea Vance (Stuff): Helen Clark: Put more women on party lists Herald: Mum MP calls for travel cap change to help politicians with babies The Standard: Unparliamentary Language Chlöe Swarbrick: Guide to making a submission on the Election Access Fund Bill International relations and trade Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Amid Brexit turmoil, a significant announcement RNZ: NZ meat and dairy industry prepare for US-China trade war fallout Lucy Bennett (Herald): Don McKinnon among signatories on letter to Trump urging support for NATO Michael Reddell: Choices: New Zealand and the PRC Primary industries Robin Martin (RNZ): Farms fined $99k for effluent discharge in waterways Andrea Vance (Stuff): Businesses in the clear says vet at centre of M. bovis investigation Heather Chalmers (Stuff): Neighbouring M. bovis farms restock after being given all-clear Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): If John Wilson continues at Fonterra, he may simply make the diary giant a target Artificial meat Ian Taylor (Herald): Artificial meat can be part of New Zealand’s future Sharon Stephenson (Stuff): Fake meat disrupting our industry one burger at a time Cas Carter (Stuff): The Impossible Burger may be one of those things we don’t know we need Environment and conservation Jim Salinger and Alan Mark (Herald): Opinion: How do we achieve NZ’s new climate goal? Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Environmentalists lobby to shut developments polluting marine reserve Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Council systems to stop sediment runoff aren’t working – expert Alison Ballance (RNZ): Southern right whales returning to mainland New Zealand Anneke Smith (RNZ): Calls for prosecution after damage to Māori archaeological site Jamie Morton (Herald): Study highlights NZ’s 750-year biodiversity tragedy Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Ancestor’s dinners gives new insight into NZ biodiversity Jacob Anderson (Herald): What’s the beef with genetic technology? ODT Editorial: The building blocks of recycling Matt Brown (Stuff): Jawbone held by DOC as whale buried Diplomat rental dispute RNZ: Diplomat gets out of paying landlords due to immunity Newshub: Wellington landlord can’t recoup $20k EU diplomat owes in rent, damages Education Lucy Bennett (Herald): Advisory group of principals and teachers to be set up to consult on NCEA review Koroi Hawkins (RNZ): NZ kindy fighting to save Pacific languages bags prestigious award Herald: Study: Tertiary students struggling with mental health, considering quitting university Laura Tupou (Newshub): Majority of students considering leaving university – NZUSA Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): ITPs look to embrace Māori innovation Catrin Owen (Stuff): Director of unregistered private training school must wait for sentence Sinead Gill (Herald): How a sexual harassment scandal brought down student campaign for sexual violence Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Otago college first-year nicknames slammed as ‘straight-up bullying’ Animal testing Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Quarter of a million animals used in research, testing and teaching in 2016 Newshub: Animal testing on the rise in New Zealand Gender and sexuality Rachel Stewart (Herald): Let’s eat cake and laugh at the state of the world Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Can a business reject customers based on religious beliefs or sexual orientation? No Right Turn: Wedding cake bigotry is illegal Amy Baker (Stuff): Residents weigh in on Auckland cake maker’s refusal to create cake for same-sex couple Newshub: Government urged to ban gay conversion therapy Vice: Is New Zealand Ever Going to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy? Transport Collette Devlin (Stuff): Push for law to guarantee airport access for council-run public transport buses RNZ: Is Auckland dodging the regional fuel tax? Sam Warburton (Interest): Auckland’s new regional fuel tax is regressive and is really hurting poor families Newshub: ‘Horrifying incident’: Public transport industry reeling after death on double-decker bus Auckland Council development Anne Gibson (Herald): Auckland Council golf courses a $2b-plus development bonanza Anne Gibson (Herald): Three billboards outside Esmonde Rd, Takapuna: campaign to block Auckland Council development plans Ringatu John Boynton (RNZ): Ringatū commemorates 150 years since being founded Aroha Treacher (Māori TV): Ringatu commemorates 150 years Awanui Black allegations David Fisher (Herald): ‘I put him on a pedestal’ Anihera Black reveals life with alleged paedophile RNZ: Police look into accusations against iwi leader Te Awanuiārangi Black Newshub: Police speak to Te Awanui Black’s widow over paedophilia allegations Herald: Police speak to Awanui Black’s wife about paedophilia allegations Other Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Prominent business figure Rob Campbell takes shot at doomsday brigade Brian Easton (Pundit): Are Loans Income? Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Privacy overhaul ‘not sufficient’, privacy commissioner John Edwards tells MPs Tim Dare (Newsroom): Tread carefully with big data ethics Jane Clifton (Listener): The AM Show-Winston Peters farce raises a more troubling issue Pacific Media Centre: Journalist tells of Rainbow Warrior bombing, Pacific fallout on ABC (audio) Cherie Sivignon (Stuff):Call-blocking tech brings relief to Nelson couple, national trial planned Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Hotel developer battles to demolish “decaying, doomed, eyesore” heritage building RNZ: ANZ employs digital assistant ‘Jamie’ to help customers Newshub: Advertisement claiming prayer could improve medical condition amended after ASA complaint RNZ: ‘The NZ voice is so different’ – Film Commission head Annabelle Sheehan RNZ: Pacific women artists with a mission in Aotearoa RNZ: Countdown withdraws frozen veggie product after Australian recall Newshub: Countdown recalls frozen vegetables amid fears of dangerous listeria strain Edward Gay (RNZ): Property developer jailed after ‘gross’ offending]]>