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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – July 13 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’ strike RNZ: Nurses strike: ‘That is the offer’ – David Clark Press Editorial: Nurses’ strike over staffing levels, pay and priorities Herald: Acting PM Winston Peters to striking nurses: Offer is as good as it gets Catherine Groenestein (Stuff): No more cash for nurses, Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says RNZ: DHBs consider final recommendations on offer to nurses Anneke Smith (RNZ): Nurses set to return to work as national strike ends Point of Order: Why striking nurses expect more from Labour Ministers Katarina Williams and Thomas Manch (Stuff): Doctors acknowledge ‘heightened risk’ of patients deteriorating overnight during nurses’ strike Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): ‘Crazy’: Palmerston North Hospital safer on the day of strike, nurses say Melissa Nightingale (Herald): District Health Boards coping well despite nurses’ strike Katarina Williams and Thomas Manch (Stuff): More staff and volunteers than planned arrive at hospitals Zane Small and Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Nurses’ strike: Volunteer surge has kept hospitals functioning – DHBs RNZ: Nationwide strike: ‘There are no nurses to fill gaps’ ODT: Blunder as staff not told of cancellations Waikato Times: Nurses make their views known as hundreds protest outside Waikato Hospital Stuff: Striking nurses: ‘This isn’t just about the money’ Stuff: Nurses striking across the country Stuff: Nurses on strike: NZ, this is what you don’t see Stuff: This is why I can’t take part in the nurses’ strike Stuff: How a brutal assault made one nurse leave mental health nursing Matthew Rosenberg (North Shore Times): ‘Not about money’: Nurses picket outside North Shore Hospital during strike Blanton Smith (Stuff): Taranaki nurses take part in national strike Jennifer Eder and Matt Brown (Stuff): Greedy or amazing? For and against the nurses strike in Blenheim Matthew Littlewood (Timaru Herald): Striking Timaru nurse says job pressures are ‘intolerable’ Mike Houlahan (ODT): Nurses turn out in force for strike Michael Neilson (Herald): ‘Just pay them more’: Young Auckland woman’s plea after surgery postponed due to strike Janika ter Ellen (Newshub): Patient supporting nurses’ strike despite searing pain, surgery delay Newshub: Kiwi calls nurses ‘invaluable’ despite having cancer surgery postponed Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): ‘Be fair to those who care’: New Zealand hospitals in chaos as 30,000 nurses strike Environment and conservation Blanton Smith (Stuff): Govt quietly grants mining exploration permit inside Māui dolphin sanctuary Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Minister wouldn’t have signed off on Taranaki seabed mining permit Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Government’s shock mining exploration permit in Māui dolphin sanctuary Patrick Gower (Newshub): Exclusive: 1080 dumpsite uncovered in Stewart Island national park Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Consultation on 1080 drop near Taupō inadequate, Waikato Regional councillor says David Williams (Newsroom): DOC’s culture wars revealed Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): How do we decide which endangered species to save? Jake McKee Cagney (Stuff): Coromandel groups lobby Government to extend mining ban Te Aroha Tess Brunton RNZ): Multi-million dollar complex plan in Fiordland National Park creates tension Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Carbon neutral goal reliant on electric cars – Govt Rob Maetzig (Stuff): Fuel for thought as average emissions continue to drop Andrew McRae (RNZ): NZ businesses sign up to action against climate change Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Sixty major NZ companies make climate change pledge Rohan MacMahon (Newsroom): Let’s make tech work against climate change Matthew Rosenberg (Stuff): World heritage status for Auckland volcanoes? One councillor is ‘optimistic’ Annette Lambly (Stuff): DOC proposes to close 24 tracks to protect kauri Anneke Smith (RNZ): Northland iwi insist threatened kauri Tāne Mahuta in safe hands Newshub: Retail New Zealand says Government should set standards of plastic bags Emma Hurley (Newshub): Too much confusion about plastics recycling in New Zealand – Commissioner Leith Huffadine (Stuff): Plastic confusion: All you need to know about biodegradable and compostable plastics Kate Gudsell (RNZ): A ‘bewildering array of claims’ about biodegradable plastics 1News: Niue to ban single-use plastic bags Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Not hard to be cynical about recycling Collette Devlin (Dominion Post): If Wellington’s whale is gone, the Matariki fireworks are on Justice and police Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom):Navigating a justice minefield Jo Moir (RNZ): Advisory head pleas for evidence-based approach on crime and justice Claire Trevett (Herald): Former National Party MP Chester Borrows says politicians should not to cave to ‘hard on crime’ line Herald: Former National MP Chester Borrows to head justice reform group Andrea Vance (Stuff): Government appoints another panel: To review justice system Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Andrew Little kicks off ‘real change’ to the justice system Māori TV: First steps in fixing ‘broken’ criminal justice system announced Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Youth voice important for Justice reforms – lawyer James Oleson (Newsroom): NZ judges reject confines of three strike straightjacket John Cousins (Bay of Plenty Times): Sexual assault counsellor has misgivings over paedophile information reward Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Nash says new iwi community justice panel not a soft option Stuff: ‘Real dangers’ of jail house witnesses were addressed, appeal told Liam Stretch (RNZ): TradeMe rejects one in four police requests for information Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Police requested Trade Me member data nearly 1350 times in last year RNZ: Police failed to monitor suicidal man properly – IPCA Primary Industries Newshub: SAFE reveals proof of illegal pig stalls on South Island farm Sam Clarke (1News): Investigation underway after complaint about ‘cruel’ sow stalls on South Island pig farm Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Farmwatch’s claims of illegal crates disputed by pork industry Gavin Evans (Newsroom): Avoid fate of ‘dirty’ dairy, forestry warned Richard Laven (The Conversation): Eradicating cattle disease M. bovis in New Zealand may be costly, even impossible, but we must try Gerard Hutching (Stuff): MPI to begin second round of milk testing for cattle disease Mycoplasma Heather Chalmers (Stuff): North Canterbury dairy farm infected Ele Ludemann: Co-ops work for farmers Free speech Simon Wilson (Herald): Arming ourselves with free speech Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Free Speech Denialism Is Fascism In Action Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): A ferocious debate between three implacable enemies about free speech ODT Editorial: A democracy needs many views David Farrar: The Smear Off strikes again Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): All the times our new Free Speech Coalition really hated free speech Alex Birchall: For Free Speech or the Liberal Left? I’m With Free Speech International relations and trade Anne-Marie Brady (Herald): University links with China raise questions Matthew Hooton (Herald): Realism is back in foreign policy RNZ: ‘Words matter’ when it comes to China – Todd McClay Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): New Zealand must stand up to Trump Patrick Keyzer and Dave Martin (The Conversation): Why New Zealanders are feeling the hard edge of Australia’s deportation policy Grant Bradley (Herald): New Zealand passports slip down Henley Index power ranking Employment Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): Working for Families is corporate welfare Herald: Job-seeking misery: Are older Kiwi workers shunned? Jacob McSweeny (Wanganui Chronicle): Jobseeker’s misery: 32 applications, five interviews, no work Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): New workplace laws to boost wages, ASB economists say Listener Editorial: The Bazley report exposes New Zealand’s workplace drinking problem Susan Edmunds (Stuff): What’s a wage rise got to do with the price of fish? BusinessDesk: Minimum wage hike lifts fast food prices Business/economy/tax Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): A GDP recipe of sweat, toil and migration Brian Fallow (Herald): NZ running faster, but productivity falling behind John Milford (Stuff): Climate of uncertainty is at the heart of a fall in business confidence Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Wellington’s business confidence drops, chamber blames labour reform Corin Dann (1News): Q+A Business Podcast: Climate change and ageing infrastructure, big financial challenges facing councils (video) Damien Venuto (Herald): Government spent $350K on campaign to get Kiwis interested in tax Victoria Carter (Herald): Women definitely bring new thinking to company boards Brittany Keogh (Stuff): Tackling gender bias in business: How Deloitte closed its gender pay gap Provincial Growth Fund 1News: Government’s multi-billion dollar provincial growth fund will make big money for benefactor Gia Garrick (RNZ): ‘It’s murky’: Questions over use of Provincial Growth Fund Lucy Bennett (Herald): Taranaki gets another $1.5m from Provincial Growth Fund Catherine Groenestein (Stuff): Taranaki company gets $950k from Government for hydrogen fuel project Housing Anne Gibson (Herald): Thousands of new state homes planned in Mangere, near Auckland Airport Housing: Housing Minister Phil Twyford reveals plan for 10,000 new Mangere homes Henry Cooke (Stuff): Up to 10,000 new homes will be built in South Auckland Collette Devlin (Dominion Post): Wellington residents voice concerns about proposed Housing NZ redevelopment Eric Crampton: Kiwibuild lotteries No Right Turn: Time to fix renting Mandy Te (Stuff): Can flatmates reject potential applicants because of their race? Newshub: Non-homeless beggars still need help – Auckland City Mission Don Franks: Auckland Herald covers for drug dealers Simon Hartley (ODT): Central still least-affordable spot Chris Morris (ODT): Vow to keep building after ‘nonsense’ ruling RNZ: MBIE rules Aramoana man’s structure is a house, not a boat Health Jonathan Guildford (Stuff): Study links regular teen drinking to adult booze problems, highlights purchasing age reform 1News: Regular drinking in teenagers leads to future alcohol problems study finds Diana Clement (North & South): Are retirement villages milking the elderly for profit? 1News: Kiwi woman documents her struggle to obtain medicinal cannabis in TVNZ1 doco Pot Pursuit Lana Hart (Herald): Thank you, taxpayers, for keeping my kids alive Vaimoana Tapaleao (Herald): Karl and Christine Laulu continue to grieve for two babies lost after vaccinations in Samoa Newshub: Whangārei doctor suspended for seeing female patients alone Census RNZ: Stats NZ defends census response rate Henry Cooke (Stuff): Census response rate drops as survey moves to online focus The Opportunities Party Sean Plunket (Newshub): Opinion: Is The Opportunities Party over? Geoff Simmons (Spinoff): What I learned from Gareth Morgan and the TOP adventure Claire Trevett (Herald): The pity of Gareth Morgan’s demise to the lipstick on a pig Brigitte Morten (RNZ): TOP demise shows fate of vanity parties TV Siena Yates (Herald): The Spinoff TV is $700,000, self-proclaimed ‘nonsense’ Damien Venuto (Herald): The World Cup shows that TV is far from dead Rat poison attack on Nick Smith RNZ: Rose Renton: ‘I stand by what I did’ Samantha Gee (Stuff): Rose Renton guilty of offensive behaviour after poison incident RNZ: Rose Renton found guilty of charge relating to rat poison accusation Herald: Rose Renton guilty of rubbing rat poison on Nelson MP Nick Smith Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Rose Renton found guilty after rubbing rat poison on politician Education RNZ: Makeovers considered for run-down schools Herald: Teacher’s apology, confession after hitting child in Motueka saves his licence Nestlé Newshub: Over 50 jobs on the line in Nestlé New Zealand sell-off RNZ: Job losses at Nestle NZ after decision to sell off brands Kristin Price (Herald): Jobs to go under Nestlé plan to exit lolly-making in New Zealand Welfare 1News: ‘We’ve got it wrong’ – WINZ apologises to young family with baby for refusing emergency accommodation Herald: ‘Inhumane’: Winz worker’s appalling treatment of homeless pregnant mum slammed Local government Anne Gibson (Herald): Should Auckland Council sell its $500m worth of carparks? Charlie Gates (Press): Public art fund made big difference with little money Charlie Gates (Press): Public art fund scrapped in Christchurch City budget Logan Church (RNZ): Council to consult over Akaroa freedom camping ban Laurel Stowell (Wanganui Chronicle): Irate Whanganui man finds error in Horizons’ interim rating information Newshub: Rotorua’s Mayor on her city (video) Culture Georgina Harris (Idealog: More than a koru, part one: What role does Māoridom play in New Zealand’s design identity? Herald: ‘Maori Collection’ fragrances stuns Kiwi shopper in Moscow Te reo Māori Sally Blundell (Listener): Who are the politicians making an effort to learn te reo Māori? Peter Calder (Listener): Why this Pākehā is learning te reo Māori Other Newshub: Wastewater testing shows more meth use in New Zealand than Europe RNZ: Signs NZ Pasifika anti-violence program working Bree Loverich (Press): ‘Thousands’ more immigrants wanted says ChristchurchNZ George Block (ODT): KiwiBank closure petition off to parliament Point of Order: Feedback is sought on revised Bill on country-of-origin food labelling Fiona Farrell (ODT): Memorial represents thousands of objectors Todd Niall (Stuff): Eden Park’s first concert backed six to one with submissions closing Liam Dann (Herald): Retirement boss Diane Maxwell: I wish I’d been better with money when young Tom Hartmann (Herald): Get Sorted: KiwiSaver gets even better Northern Advocate: Northlanders love online shopping – spending $120m last year When Owen (1News): Te Tari – The Office: Inside Speaker Trevor Mallard’s office, full of history and old wigs Dave De Lorean (Stuff): ‘I thought I was a freak’: One man’s experience with gay conversion therapy Herald Editorial: Overseas holidays within reach of many families now]]>