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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – August 16 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] Primary teachers’ strike RNZ: Hipkins: Teachers’ pay demand ‘out of kilter’ Dan Satherley (Newshub): Two years to solve teacher shortage – Education Minister Chris Hipkins Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Will she, won’t she? PM Jacinda Ardern’s political gamble with teachers Southland Times Editorial: Powerful tensions complicate teachers’ strike Wayne Smith (Newsroom): Reinvest in teachers, NZ Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Teachers just want time to teach Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): How teaching can be made a better career Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Not all teachers are created equal Press Editorial: Lessons from the teachers’ strike Andy Fyers (Stuff): Are teachers’ salaries falling behind other Kiwi workers? Brad Flahive (Stuff): Teachers’ strike: How does a state teacher’s lot compare with private sector and educators around the world? Lisette Reymer (Newshub): Chris Hipkins ‘concerned’ by stance of striking teachers Simon Collins (Herald): Teachers look for new pay offer to avert further strike Stuff: Primary teachers and principals strike for first time since 1994 Herald: Teachers’ fresh threat of two-day strike, PM Jacinda Ardern speaks to Parliament rally Stuff: Jacinda Ardern changes her mind, and meets teachers at Parliament Emma Hurley (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes impromptu speech to striking teachers Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Primary school teachers, principal warn more strike action on the cards RNZ: Teachers prepared for two-day strike 1News:‘We want to fix this’ – teachers union says today’s nationwide strike is a ‘symptom of under-funding’ Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): ‘Crisis point’: New Zealand hit by primary school teacher strike Josephine Franks (Stuff): Teaching is a ‘sweet gig’ – there’s no reason to strike, says deputy principal Simon Collins (Herald): Our boisterous, passionate, bicultural teachers Herald: Educators arrive in droves at Parliament as thousands strike Anna Whyte (1News): ‘Teachers deserve more!’ Thousands hit Wellington streets, rally outside Parliament in protest Rukuwai Tipene-Allen (Māori TV): Auckland brought to a halt as teachers rally on Queen St Alice Angeloni (Stuff): Striking teachers march to Twisted Sister anthem ‘We’re not going to take it!’  Sophie Bateman (Newshub): The best signs from the teachers’ strike RNZ: Striking teachers rally around the country: as it happened Raniera Harrison (Māori TV): Northland primary teachers ‘bearing the brunt’ of social issues National Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Will ‘Limogate’ investigation reach top gear? ODT Editorial: The NZ electorate wants personality Jo Moir (RNZ): Simon Bridges spending leak: Consensus over need for inquiry Lucy Bennett (Herald): Simon Bridges expenses leak: MPs will be asked to sign waiver allowing computer searches Anna Bracewell-Worrall , Emma Hurley and Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Leak of Simon Bridges’ expenses to be investigated Henry Cooke (Stuff): QC to conduct leak investigation into Simon Bridges’ expenses Lucy Bennett (Herald): Inquiry to be launched into Simon Bridges’ leaked expenses Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Inquiry launched into leak on Simon Bridges’ expenses Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): Inquiry into who leaked Simon Bridges’ travel expenses Newshub: All the National MPs’ expenses revealed Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Simon Bridges’ response to limogate borders on arrogance Newshub: Tova O’Brien says ‘anyone’ could have leaked Simon Bridges’ expenses Lucy Bennett (Herald): National leader Simon Bridges’ call for leak inquiry dismissed by NZ First leader Winston Peters Newshub: NZ First MP Darroch Ball’s bizarre presentation on expenses leak in Parliament Don Brash (Herald): Empty promises – Why I don’t rate John Key’s legacy Housing Dan Satherley (Newshub): Banning foreign buyers is a ‘point of principle’ – Trade Minister David Parker Dan Satherley (Newshub): Building, not banning, will fix housing crisis – economist Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): ‘Tenants on our own land’: New Zealand bans sale of homes to foreign buyers 1News: Foreign buyers ban passed by Parliament Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Foreign buyer ban helps kiwi home ownership – govt Jessica Long (Stuff): Labour’s Bill to curb foreigners buying New Zealand houses becomes law Herald: Landmark foreign buyer ban bill passes into law Stephen Selwood (Herald): How to get a $650,000 KiwiBuild-style house down to an affordable $300,000 David Hargreaves (Interest): Westpac’s chief economist abruptly changes tack and now forecasts a house price rally early next year Jason Walls (Interest): Twyford says KiwiBuild homes ‘least affected’ by adverse housing market moves Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Quinovic ‘by far the worst experience’ renter has ever had Infrastructure Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Gloom begone, as private finance eyes NZ’s infrastructure pie Fran O’Sullivan (Herald):Infrastructure Minister wants ‘NZ Incs’ to invest Paul Goodwin (Herald): Government should increase near-term debt to fund critical infrastructure Tony Garnier (Herald): Get this show on the road … Herald: Getting the best bang for our buck Herald: NZTA’s Fergus Gammie spell’s out light rail’s place in Auckland’s future Bill Bennett (Herald): Project Pipeline uncertainty key concern for NZ infrastructure industry Herald: Overcoming hurdles so Chinese companies can invest in NZ infrastructure Gabrielle Penn (Herald): Kiwi women challenge infrastructure’s old boys club Tim McCready (Herald): Is New Zealand prepared for artificial intelligence on its roads and infrastructure? The Standard: Building Nations Health Newshub: New Zealand needs to double tax on alcohol – economist Catherine Harris (RNZ): Higher alcohol tax needed to reduce harm – economist Zane Small (Newshub): ‘Rethink your drink’: Dentist Dr Ehrlich warns alcoholic beverages cause tooth erosion 1News: School dental service ‘isn’t working’ says Dental Association as ‘massive sugar epidemic’ ruins Kiwi kids’ teeth 1News: Big changes needed to fix strained hospital emergency wards in NZ, expert says Ruby McAndrew (Stuff): Missed cancer symptoms prompt overhaul of health boards’ IT systems Anne Marie May (RNZ): Victims of birth control device Essure want accountability Hannah Ross (Stuff): Hospital car parking slammed as unfair, as woman pays up to $200 a week Police and justice Audrey Young (Herald): Shane Jones takes exception to National’s references to ‘whānau links’ to NZ First deputy Gia Garrick (RNZ): National questions ‘offensive’, says Shane Jones Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Emergency call handlers fear being penalised for sick days Tony Wall and Blair Ensor (Stuff): Residents of a motel where sex offender Ron Jeffries was housed react with horror to his placement Tema Hemi (Māori TV): Coroner service to leave Taranaki Ben Leahy (Herald): Auckland centre helping reduce family violence by working with perpetrators expands service Parliament Maria Bargh and Andrew Geddis (Spinoff): What now for the Māori seats? Glen McConnell (Stuff): Politicians muzzling Māori – a tradition older than Māori seats themselves David Farrar: General roll gains a little David Seymour (Stuff): Oversupply of Cabinet ministers makes it hard to fathom where accountability begins and ends Audrey Young (Herald): Simon Bridges called ‘chauvinistic pig’ during Question Time by Education Minister Chris Hipkins Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Simon Bridges called a ‘chauvinistic pig’ after implying the PM is told what to say Free speech Liam Hehir (Pundit): Is Don Brash really different from those Canadians? Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): The left wing case for political freedoms Paul Mitchell (Stuff): Massey University student politics club wants to bring Brash back David Farrar: Massey loses a guest lecturer Environment and conservation Lucy Bennett (Herald): Shane Jones backs proposed local bill to harvest dead trees on conservation land Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Bid to have windblown timber harvested from West Coast conservation land Herald: Waikato Regional Council in mediation with landowner over race-based policy claim 1News: Forest and Bird calls for a halt to commercial whitebaiting Thomas Mead (Newshub): Forest & Bird calls for ban on ‘unsustainable’ whitebait fishing Mike Watson (Stuff): Ban on whitebait sales could increase black market trade No Right Turn: Climate change: Fixing the ETS Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Marine reserve pollution within rules Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Lifestyles of cats and dogs must change for Wellington to become predator-free Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Mayors want taxpayer cash to explore keeping all paper and cardboard recycling onshore Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Plastic bag makers say their product isn’t to blame for damaging the environment Newshub: How to break New Zealand’s addiction to plastic bags (video) Primary industries Gia Garrick (RNZ): Animal tracking legislation to be debated under urgency Eva Corlett (RNZ): Pukekohe grower: ‘We’re really the last frontier’ Andrea Fox (Herald): MPI says oyster biosecurity claims compo not guaranteed Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): As Fonterra’s troubles mount, its chief executive says goodbye, from a distance Andrea Fox (Herald): Fonterra top job appointment sends strong message to the market Jamie Gray (Herald): Surprises keep coming at Fonterra with interim CEO appointment RNZ: New Fonterra chairman says no doubt of strategy change NBR Rich List Damien Venuto (Herald): ‘A bit rich’: Union says NBR Rich List shows deep divide in NZ Herald: NBR rich list 2018: Wealthiest Kiwis revealed John Anthony (Stuff): Supermarket owners banking super profits, NBR Rich List shows Henry Oliver (Spinoff): Notes from New Richland: Nine takeaways from the NBR Rich List Kīngitanga John Boynton (RNZ): Calls for action after allegations against King Tūheitia’s ex-advisor Jo Lines-MacKenzie (Stuff): Ngāruwāhia community disappointed by allegations of King’s office spend-up Māori TV: Peeni Henare reflects on 12 years since death of Māori Queen Employment Tess Brunton (RNZ): Union admonish meatworks’ hiring overseas workers Naomi Arnold (The Wireless): How getting a job turned into a series of tests Aimee Shaw (Herald): The gender pay gap closing, figures show – but will it ever completely close? Rob Stock (Stuff): Millennial voices stifled by employers, Global Women research finds Media Thomas Coughlan (Newroom): Lee urges broadcaster transparency BusinessDesk: Fairfax slashes value of NZ business as Nine merger looms Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Stuff Limited revenues fall despite strong digital growth Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): Te Ūpoko radio station facing potential closure Freedom camping Tess Brunton (RNZ): Better facilities on the way for campers this summer Christina Persico (Stuff): Government gives $8.5 million for freedom camping infrastructure Katie Bradford (1News): Councils getting government funding to deal with freedom campers Herald: Government puts forward $8.5m for freedom camping fixes Logan Church (RNZ): Hanmer Springs businesses push to alter freedom camping bylaw Local government Tim McCready (Herald): Proposals that hold water Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Consultation is overrated: why we should stop letting idiots guide us Daisy Hudson (Mountain Scene): Legal action for mayor ‘not a council-related matter’ Tim Brown (RNZ): Queenstown’s mayor taken to court by liquidators Waitangi National Trust fraud allegations Yvonne Tahana (1News): Dapper clothes and a $130,000 BMW – man accused of defrauding Waitangi Treaty Grounds trust of $1.2 million dubbed himself ‘Wallace the Tory’ on social media Stuff: Former employee alleged to have fleeced $1.2 million from the Waitangi National Trust Newshub: Former Waitangi National Trust worker charged over $1.2m alleged fraud Other Richard Harman (Politik): What Labour is really planning to do Eva Corlett (RNZ): Need for food assistance on the rise Martin Fisher (Herald): Now a significant time in history of Treaty settlements Lucy Bennett (Herald): Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi looking at Tim Fairhall’s KiwiSaver case Mason Durie (Wanganui  Chronicle): Dame Tariana Turia’s place in Maoridom Herald: Prime Minister helps launch Kiwi stories on global stage Caroline Moratti (Critic): David with the Stars – Dance Superstar David Seymour strips his soul bare Barrie Smith (Stuff): Nation has spared the rod and spoiled the child, leading to increased criminal offending Rob Berg (Stuff): The bias of the New Zealand Government against Israel MItchell Alexander (Newshub): Few opting out of the Government’s winter energy payments Lincoln Tan (Herald): Immigration advisers targeted in credit card fraud Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Kiwi singer stuns Māori Affairs Committee with performance Laura Dooney (RNZ): Sir Peter Jackson’s movie museum plan dropped Warren Gamble (Nelson Mail): Economic development minister Shane Jones lets loose on Waimea dam funding Lois Williams (RNZ): Whangarei developers eye up council arts fund Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): ‘Stop the lies’ graffiti takes aim at Defence Force]]>