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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – August 23 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 and police Herald Editorial: Maori prison rate shows system has to change Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Talk over, real tests ahead for justice reform Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Systemic concerns outlined at justice summit Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Justice Minister Andrew Little considers holding victim-only summit Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): Govt to implement changes in criminal rehabilitation David Fisher (Herald): Mum of murdered Christchurch 3-year old slams ‘racist’ criminal justice system summit Matt Stewart (Stuff): Mother of murdered Christchurch 3-year-old slams Government’s criminal justice summit Gia Garrick (RNZ): Heated exchanges at justice forum as Govt promises change David Fisher (Herald): National leader Simon Bridges changes his mind on Three Strikes law Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Prison reform: Jacinda’s other nuclear free moment – 6 issues that need consideration Kirsty Johnston (Herald): Police to sexual assault victim: Prosecution ‘not worth the stress’ for all involved Newshub: ‘More police can stop crime’: Justice Minister Andrew Little defends 1800 new cops Sharon Reece (ODT): Collaborative response to family harm Greg Boyed 1News: Breakfast team pays tribute to ‘kind and caring’ Greg Boyed 1News: Seven Sharp pays tribute to TVNZ broadcaster Greg Boyed who died suddenly, aged 48 Stuff: ‘Rest in peace, dear friend’: 1 News team pays tribute to Greg Boyed Herald: 1 News, Seven Sharp with emotional tributes to Greg Boyed Rachel Grunwell (Herald): Greg Boyed fought hard to keep depression at bay, friend Rachel Grunwell writes Herald: TVNZ presenter Daniel Faitaua’s emotional tribute to beloved colleague Greg Boyed RNZ: Tributes flow for Greg Boyed: ‘People felt connected to him’ Stuff: Greg Boyed: A life on screen Paul Buchanan: Rest thee well, Greg. Samantha Motion (Bay of Plenty Times): Bay of Plenty people pay tribute to Te Puke raised TVNZ broadcaster Greg Boyed after his death Newshub: Mike King explains why mental illness is hard to see Newshub: Duncan Garner says depression needs to be taken seriously following death of Greg Boyed Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Greg Boyed and the silent disease of depression Brodie Kane (Newshub): Greg Boyed lit up the world of those around him Andrew Dickens (Herald): Greg Boyed was a true broadcaster Alison Mau (Stuff): Greg Boyed earned the trust of his audience Newshub: Jesse Mulligan shares moment he learned of Greg Boyed’s death Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Greg Boyed’s sudden death shocks nation, devastates family and friends Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Mental Health Foundation urges human contact for vulnerable following Greg Boyed’s death Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Reflecting on Greg Boyed’s tragic passing and the mental health of men in their 40s Foreign affairs and trade Chris Bramwell (RNZ): PM softens language on meeting with refugees on Nauru Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Aussie leadership spill bad news for Kiwis Richard Harman (Politik): Fair suck of the sav, Pete Mitch McCann (Newshub): Revealed: The numbers of crimes committed by Kiwis deported from Australia Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Did you really just say that? Julie Bishop to Winston Peters  Newshub: Video: Winston Peters foils Julie Bishop’s attempts to end press conference Lucy Bennett (Herald): Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters calls for fair go for Kiwis in Australia Lucy Bennett (Herald): Winston Peters snaps at reporter who asks about leadership crisis in Canberra 1News: Watch: Winston Peters tells Australian journalist he won’t be ‘inveigled’ into Aussie political commentary Laura Walters (Stuff): Aus immigration minister’s exit could present opportunity for refugees Gerald McGhie (Herald): We need to reset attitudes as well as policies towards the Pacific Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Antarctica NZ board to protect privacy of disgraced CEO MP and public sector salaries ODT Editorial: Freeze will not warm swing voters Stacey KIrk (Stuff): Politicians’ pay around the world: How our MPs’ salaries stack up Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Public sector chiefs could be paid more under changes Max Rashbrooke (RNZ): What should happen next with public service bosses’ salaries Uninsured Red Zone homeowners to receive pay out Newshub: National criticises uninsured Christchurch red zone payments Newstsalk ZB: Redzone payout not about insurance (audio) Business Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Odds stacked against those depending on Govt contracts John Tamihere (Herald): Where’s the business backbone? The Opportunities Party Geoff Simmons (Spinoff): The demonisation of TOP 2.0 is political tribalism at its worst Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): Why TOP will struggle Pete George: Can The Opportunities Party make a new impression? Defence 1News: Chief of Defence Force ‘appalled’ after violent crime victims’ names released, including 10-year-old boy Laura Walters (Stuff): Govt buys new navy ship with remaining money after frigate blowout Lucy Bennett (Herald): Navy to buy second-hand vessel from Norway for dive and hydrographic duties 1News: Pictures: Government to spend $103 million on new vessel for the Navy RNZ: New support vessel purchased for the Navy Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): LAVs get special treatment during patient wait for buyer Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Defence forum protesters say ‘weapons expo’ violates city’s peace status Health Libby Wilson (Stuff): New ward to ease emergency department pressure at Waikato Hospital Mike Houlahan (ODT): Review found host of problems with ward Danielle Clent (Stuff): Treatment funded in Australia, but NZ brother misses out Housing Ben Leahy (Herald): Lack of funding for affordable housing squeezing 200,000 families out of cities: advocate Julie Iles (Stuff): Housing NZ debt collectors continued to pursue tenants for meth damage Marty Sharpe (Stuff): HNZ ‘infill’ house squeezed onto property may force cerebral palsy sufferer out 1News: Rotorua homeless shelter opens after community effort Corazon Miller (Herald): Death on the Street: He spoke for the voiceless 1News: Whanganui property management company fined more than $30k by Tenancy Tribunal Servicemen, baby boy repatriated John Boynton (RNZ): Fallen soldier ‘buried beside his loving parents’ John Boynton (RNZ): Body of All Blacks’ legend’s son returns to Tikitiki Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Sergeant George Nepia returns to Rangitukia Raniera Harrison (Māori TV): Northland homecoming for SAS trooper after 62 years Mere McLean (Māori TV):Soldier and son Tuterangi Kawha returns home Julie Anne Genter has a son Guardian: Cycle of life: New Zealand MP gives birth to boy after riding to hospital 1News: Prime Minister congratulates Julie Anne Genter, welcomes baby to ‘parliamentary play group’ Employment Julie Iles (Stuff): Spark slashes staff costs under Agile working structure Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Businessman who exploited migrant workers must pay $120k after liquidation Environment and conservation Emma Hatton (RNZ): Thousands of protected species seized at the border Robin Martin (RNZ): Affco meat company fined $66k for illegal wastewater discharge Pat Deavoll (Stuff): Emissions Trading Scheme revisions seen as timely by forest owners Bridie Chetwin-Kelly (Newshub): ‘We’re not satisfied’: Plastic Free NZ unveils action plan, urges Govt to do more The Wireless: Journey of a plastic bag Bayley Moor (Stuff): Kauri “insurance policy” considered Jenny Ling (Stuff): Dogs the number one kiwi killer – fact or myth and misinformation? Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Fish and Game suggests catch restrictions as salmon numbers decline Anneke Smith (RNZ): Rarest bird in the country gets a helping hand Primary industries Esther Taunton (Stuff): Milking it: Taking calves from their mothers keeps the dairy industry going Martin Taylor (Stuff): Milking it: The price of dairy should not be dirty rivers No Right Turn: Time to end feedlots Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Fonterra weighs up whether to build processing plants in China Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Dairy Goat Co-operative first to benefit from new Government fund 1News: Warnings against collecting shellfish extended for parts of the country following spread of toxic algae Education Josephine Franks (Stuff): Students at Auckland school angry at digital testing Josephine Franks (Stuff): Think teachers are whingeing? Visit my school, says Auckland decile-1 principal Jake McKee Cagney (Stuff): Thames childcare centre under investigation, Ministry of Education suspends license Florence Kerr (Stuff): Auditor General’s probe into Wintec assisted by whistleblowers Elena McPhee (ODT): Flat initiation warning: ‘I fear someone will die’ Katie Doyle (RNZ): ‘Dangerous, antisocial and often unlawful behaviour’ Newshub: University of Otago Proctor’s grim warning against student initiations Jessica Long (Stuff): Uni students demand better mental health support from Government  1News: Hundreds call for increased funding to tertiary mental health services Jessica Long (Stuff): Victoria University of Wellington students launch #metoo blog to gauge sexual harassment problem Newshub: Victoria University students to start publishing their own MeToo blog Farah Hancock (Newsroom): World-first digital teacher in NZ schools Building and construction John Anthony and Rebecca Stevenson (Stuff): Fletcher Building posts $190m loss as costs rise Nona Pelletier (RNZ): Fletcher Building announces $190m loss Kīngitanga Māori TV: Tuku Morgan speaks out about his scathing letter to King Tuheitia Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Tuku Morgan fronts on his claims RNZ: Kiingitanga supporters: ‘The reality is it’s about the kaupapa’ History RNZ: Pacific history a focus of new fellowship Sophie Bateman (Newshub):Jewish Council condemns Nazi re-enactors in Auckland park Cathedral restoration Charlie Gates (Stuff): Christ Church Cathedral restoration deal signed, start date and budget unclear RNZ: Parties commit to cathedral rebuild Annabelle Tukia (Newshub): Christ Church Cathedral rebuild takes step forwards Gangs Kate Fitzgerald (Newshub): Gang rep Denis O’Reilly tells Duncan Garner to calm down after ‘brainless scumbag’ rant Newshub: Who is Denis O’Reilly? David Garrett: Gangs are changing alright – for the worst Transport Newshub: Wheel clamping crackdown not enough – Dog and Lemon Guide editor Clive Matthew-Wilson Newshub: Wheel clamping crackdown welcomed Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Government announces new measures to crack down on ‘unscrupulous’ wheel clampers Carla Penman (Herald): ‘The law has been sadly lacking’: Govt locks in on clamping complaints RNZ: Wheel clamping fees capped to stop ‘cowboy’ companies 1News: Government stepping up battle against those who wheel-clamp vehicles Janika ter Ellen (Newshub): New penalties to crackdown on ‘cowboy wheel clampers’ Herald: Tensions flare between bus drivers and company over toilet claims Andrea Vance (Stuff): Expect delays: full body x-ray scanners coming to New Zealand airports Kim Griggs (RNZ): Air NZ Dreamliner engine failure: Cockpit transcript released Collette Devlin (Dominion Post): Wellington officials plan to bust ‘ghost buses’ and improve timetables Local government Todd Niall (Stuff): Stage half-empty as curtain rises on Howick by-election Michael Neilson (Herald): Gisborne district councillor Malcolm MacLean denies Māori comment, says colleague trying to ‘discredit’ him Matthew Rosenberg (Stuff): Controversial Takapuna town centre car park development to go ahead Melanie Earley (Stuff): Waiheke local board member charged over ‘unconsented’ work on Auckland home Other Chris Morris (ODT): No decision yet on inquiry scope Jo Moir (RNZ): Racing industry to get govt funding for multiple all-weather tracks Phil Pennington (RNZ): Carpenters could be the key to fixing quake-prone buildings John Drinnan: RNZ Too Shy-Shy On Another PR Tie Anna Whyte (1News): Period poverty ‘a human rights issue’ says Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, as some girls miss out on school Newshub: Paula Bennett recounts cruel bet pub-goers made about her weight 1News: Website aiming to make freedom camping rules clear to visitors – and Kiwis Paul Mitchell (Stuff): BNZ bank withdraws from Pahīatua after 130 years Cecile Meier (Stuff): Urinal survey suggests homophobia and transphobia issues among Christchurch male pubgoers Donna-Lee Biddle (Stuff): Waikato law firm learns te reo Māori Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Vodafone faces charges for billing customers after their contracts finished RNZ: Development’s opponents want to protect environment and history Stuff: Shelly Bay development in hands of Court of Appeal judges Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): How NZ news livestreams became overwhelmed by anti-1080 activists David Farrar: Chris Bishop speech at Massey 1News: With discounts becoming ‘the new normal’, are Kiwis being ripped off by supermarkets?]]>