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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – August 22 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] Justice Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Reducing prison numbers ‘one mighty challenge’ for Little Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Much talk, some action at justice summit’s first day Māori TV: Solutions not just talk wanted from criminal justice summit David Fisher (Herald): Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis issues heartfelt call to change level of Māori imprisonment 1News: ‘It’s our fault he spent nearly half a century in a gang’ – Corrections Minister tells story of reformed prisoner Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): Kelvin Davis says change needed to fix ‘broken’ justice system Newshub: Public have ‘wrong end of the stick’ on justice reform – Chester Borrows RNZ: Māori must lead change in the justice system, says minister Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Government wants to lower Māori prison stats but hasn’t set specific target David Fisher (Herald): ‘Where are Māori?’: Utu star Anzac Wallace disrupts Government’s criminal justice summit Matt Stewart (Stuff): Justice summit starts with pleas for better Māori representation in reforms 1News: Number of Māori women locked up in New Zealand prisons ‘shameful’ – law academic Moana Jackson 1News: Jacinda Ardern wants ‘heavily politicised’ justice system based more on evidence than public reaction to crimes David Fisher (Herald): 100 dangerous inmates released without going through reintegration programmes Sam Hurley (Herald): NZ’s first maximum three-strikes sentence handed down to Whanganui stabber Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Man sent to prison for seven years under three-strikes law Salary freeze for MPs Dominion Post Editorial: Oh, to be an ordinary MP on average pay Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: How much should we pay politicians? Leith Huffadine (Stuff): Politicians’ pay v yours: How MPs’ salaries compare to other occupations Gordon Campbel: On MP pay and the REAL p.c. danger zone Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Freezing MP salaries, 1800 new cops and new major infrastructure body – new Government take control of narrative Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern freezes New Zealand MPs’ pay to tackle rich-poor divide David Farrar: No pay rises for MPs Point of Order: The public might approve but political pay freeze won’t shrink inequality Public Sector performance bonuses scrapped Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Top public servants lose performance pay Laura Walters (Stuff): Government stamps out performance bonuses for public sector bosses Herald: Chris Hipkins moves to end performance pay for public sector chief executives RNZ: Public service performance bonuses scrapped Jason Walls (Interest): Govt ends performance pay for public sector CEOs Emma Hurley (Newshub): Government scraps bonus pay scheme for public service bosses Uninsured Red Zone homeowners to receive pay out Michael Hayward and Liz McDonald (Stuff): Red-zoned ‘Quake Outcasts’ to be paid – but not all will go Rebecca Howard (Newsroom): Government to make new ‘red zone’ payment for uninsured homes Dan Dalgety (RNZ): Lifeline for Christchurch property owners Newshub: Government to pay $12m to uninsured Christchurch red zone homeowners Primary industries Rachel Stewart (Herald): Animal cruelty – a storm is coming RNZ: Feedlots haven’t been properly policed by regional councils – Minister RNZ: Federated Farmers hits back at ‘vegan fundamentalists’ SAFE Richard Harman (Politik): Bridges told to get tougher Phil Taylor (Herald): Fishy money: Deal done on cash seized in flawed fraud investigation Chris Hutching (Stuff): NZ breakfast cereals ‘safe’ from weedkiller ingredient glyphosate Heather Chalmers (Stuff): Calf rearer changes tactics after Mycoplasma bovis battle Rob Stock (Stuff): Milking it: There’s no such thing as a budget cow, so what is budget milk?  Anna Campbell (ODT): Genetic engineering in food: a blanket ‘no’ misses benefits Greg Boyed has died Herald: TVNZ news presenter Greg Boyed, who was battling depression, dies in Europe Stuff: TVNZ news anchor Greg Boyed has died RNZ: Broadcaster Greg Boyed dies in Switzerland 1News: TVNZ broadcaster Greg Boyed dies Health Nicholas Jones (Herald): Revealed: Bowel cancer diagnosed years after screening failure Elspeth McLean (Herald): Bowel screening programme misses too many cancers, says expert Elspeth McLean (Herald): Bowel cancer society wants more information Elspeth McLean (Herald): ‘All clear’ brochure may have falsely reassured ill patients RNZ Nine to Noon: Oral health services ‘failing children’ Grant McLachlan (Herald): Fragmented social services are not helping us well Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Acute services building delays cause ‘significant pressure’ Jessica Tyson and Kawe Roes (Māori TV): New bikes for kids from cycling doctor Kaitlin Ruddock (1News): Nelson mental health workers walk off job over ‘years’ of employment contract issues Housing Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Tenants still paying meth debts a month after report Ethan Donnell  (Spinoff): Mould, sweet mould: inside New Zealand’s damp housing crisis Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Auckland Council looks for more cash to get homeless off streets as forecast paints grim picture Sophia Duckor-Jones (RNZ): Makeshift homeless shelter shuts down a week early Anne Gibson (Herald): ‘It takes their life savings’: Elderly residents struggling with leaky buildings Astrid Austin (Hawke’s Bay Today): Housing New Zealand properties in Maraenui, Napier, under 24/7 watch Servicemen, baby boy repatriated Andrew McRae (RNZ): Repatriation a time for rejoicing but hurtful – campaigner Andrew McRae (RNZ): Families now have their loved ones home Andrew McRae (RNZ): Caskets of fallen soldiers return to New Zealand Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Remains of NZDF personnel returned to NZ today Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Repatriated personnel receive warm welcome home Emma Cropper (Newshub): Baby among Vietnam War bodies finally returned to NZ Grace Cocker (Newshub): 27 bodies arrive back in New Zealand from Malaysia Media and broadcasting Russell Brown: NZ On Air and the bill that does bugger-all Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Call for Māori ministers to support Te Ūpoko o te Ika Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Closure of Māori radio station ‘unimaginable’ Stuff: Former broadcaster Rachel Smalley now manager at government housing programme KiwiBuild Foreign affairs and trade John Armstrong (1News): If Peter Dutton becomes Australia’s PM it means bad news for NZ in general, Jacinda Ardern in particular Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Australian leadership becomes a toxic waste dump Kate Gudsell (RNZ): Dutton’s hardline treatment of refugees and asylum seekers ‘besmirched Australia’ 1News: Jacinda Ardern not letting Australian Govt’s ructions get in the way of ‘good and strong relationships’ RNZ: Dutton resignation: Too early to know effect on trans-Tasman 1News: New Zealand becoming a ‘dumping ground’ for Aussie bikies and criminals, professor warns Audrey Young (Herald): Simon Bridges warns Winston Peters: Keep out of Aussie leadership crisis Point of Order: China will be on the agenda in talks between Winston Peters and Julie Bishop Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Irate husband sparked investigation into Antarctica NZ chief executive Newshub: Antarctica New Zealand CEO Peter Beggs fired after investigation into his conduct Julie Anne Genter has a son Herald: Green MP Julie Anne Genter – who rode to hospital 42 weeks pregnant – gives birth to son Cecile Meier (Stuff); Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter becomes a mum for first time RNZ: Julie Anne Genter gives birth to son Newshub: Jacinda Ardern congratulates Julie Anne Genter on birth of child Act and TOP Chris Trotter: Act’s Populist Soufflé Unlikely To Rise Twice Bryce Edwards (Newsroom Pro): Why TOP will struggle Migration Liam Dann (Herald): Kiwis head back to Australia as net migration slows Greg Ninness (Interest): Annual New Zealand migration gain still at historically high levels but easing back compared to the last two years Samantha Gee (Stuff): Caregiver shortages loom as immigration changes hit Gill Bonnett (RNZ: Couple who divorced and entered into sham marriages avoid deportation Defence Luke Appleby (1News): Kiwi personnel in Iraq mission rack up military charges Herald: New chiefs appointed for all three branches of the armed forces Education Simon Collins (Herald): Hipkins to hear last-ditch $47m bid to save Hato Petera College 1News: Whanganui parents frustrated teacher brings baby to class, childcare expert says it’s ‘an opportunity’ to learn Emma Hatton (RNZ): Learning support specialists take strike action for first time Newshub: Learning support specialists’ strike kicks off in Auckland Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): There is a case to extend teachers strike notice period to two weeks Adele Redmond (Stuff): Lincoln, Canty unis look to merge as Lincoln struggles to meet goals Newshub: Lincoln University and University of Canterbury expected to merge Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Awanuiārangi deputy CEO appointed to Oxford role Kīngitanga Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Māori King delivers blunt message to critics Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Māori King speaks out about claims against his office Stuff: Warning: Hole being dug for Tuheitia to be filled by those with the shovel Local government Jenny LIng (Stuff): Far North council aims to recoup $20m unpaid rates from Māori land owners Kendall Hutt (Stuff): Disappointment as local board member’s bid for transparency fails by a whisker Collette Devlin (Stuff): Wellington City Councillors to vote on axing free weekend parking Jessica Long (Stuff): Wellington parking wardens issue 77,421 tickets in last financial year Environment and conservation RNZ: Markers could have saved tourist, coroner says Newshub: Department of Conservation could have avoided tourist’s death – Coroner Earthquake strengthening Phil Pennington (RNZ): ‘Our town could be destroyed by legislation rather than an earthquake’ Phil Pennington and Richard Tindillier (RNZ): North Island towns fight ‘destruction by legislation’ (video) Building and construction John Anthony and Rebecca Stevenson (Stuff): Fletcher Building posts $190m loss as costs rise Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Inside an industry’s crisis of confidence Other ODT Editorial: Equal choices for all parents Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy (Newsroom): Equal pay starts with transparency Phil Pennington (RNZ): Diverse fire standards create ‘confusion and risk to the public’ ODT: Struggle for equality not done yet Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Police promise better protection of ethnic communities Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Crown may be getting more in dividends now than before electricity company sales Chloe Ranford (Stuff): ‘Super Rugby’ approach leads the pack as Government looks to improve water standards Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Has Mixed-Ownership Models got the answer to funding? Paul Goldsmith (Herald): Universities are in danger of becoming intolerant Michael Reddell: The Minister of Finance champions an economic strategy Mere McLean (Māori TV): Sharing ideas and showcasing success – Indigenous Business Forum Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Some things Pike River’s Peter Whittall could feel guilt over Rob Stock (Stuff): Why I hate ‘sales’ and ‘specials’ Chris Morrie (ODT):‘It’s indefensible’ Newshub: 70 New Zealand venues temporarily ‘pausing their pokies’ for gambling awareness Tess Brunton (RNZ): Site revamp proves a valuable tool to guide visitors on freedom camping Brian Rudman (Herald): Debate on mana of proposed Waitangi museum cuts both ways Jenesa Jeram (Herald):If it bleeds, it leads but it may not be poverty]]>