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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – August 29 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] Business and economy Tim Hazledine (Herald): Business Advisory Council could prick ‘lack of confidence’ bubble Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Analysis: Side-stepping the elephant in the room Rebecca Stevenson and Rob Stock (Stuff): The Business Advisory Council is a waste of time; or is it a belated masterstroke? Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern opens the door to business, filling the vacuum Liam Dann (Herald): PM unleashes business charm offensive Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s plan to bring the boardroom into the Beehive Jason Walls (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern’s latest pitch to woo business won’t work – here’s why Herald Editorial: Two small words from PM should lift business confidence Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Jacinda Ardern takes on the elephants and albatrosses in the business zoo Michael Reddell: A country is not a company Richard Harman (Politik): Is Luxon the right person to restore business confidence? Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Anointing Christopher Luxon a smart move by Jacinda Ardern Grant Bradley (Herald): Why Jacinda Ardern’s posting for Christopher Luxon is a masterstroke Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Why does this Government need plethora of experts? John Anthony and Rebecca Stevenson (Stuff): Air NZ boss to lead newly launched Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council Craig McCulloch (RNZ): PM’s advisory council: small businesses ‘being missed out’ Stuff: Small businesses react to PM’s new business advisory council Simon Hartley (ODT): Cautious reaction to business advisory council 1News: Jacinda Ardern: No more than ‘one or two’ fair pay agreements this term Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Ardern eases rhetoric on industrial relations reforms BusinessDesk: Air NZ’s Luxon to head govt-business advisory council Zane Small and Simon Shepherd (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launches new Business Advisory Council Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): PM announces new council to provide economic advice to govt Zane Small (Newshub): ‘Trying to deflect’: Simon Bridges slates Jacinda Ardern’s business council 1News: Watch: Simon Bridges slams Government’s ‘153rd working group’ after fair pay announcement National wants Chelsea Manning banned from NZ Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): Chelsea Manning and the limits of free speech absolutism Newshub: Free Speech Coalition condemns National’s stance on Chelsea Manning’s NZ visit Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Media Watch: Hosking’s anti-free speech attack as hypocritical as Green Party sudden free speech support David Seymour (Spinoff): It doesn’t matter what I think of Chelsea Manning. Let her in. Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Chelsea Manning is a crook, keep her out of NZ Bryce Edwards (Newsroom Pro): Let Chelsea Manning speak 1News: Green MP slams effort to bar US whistle-blower Chelsea Manning from NZ – ‘She’s done her time’ Golriz Ghahraman (Stuff): Criticism over Chelsea Manning’s NZ visit is about condemning whistleblowers Steven Cowan: Golriz Ghahraman guilty of hypocrisy Gordon Campbell: On National’s crusade against Chelsea Manning Aziz Al-Sa’afin (Newshub): Should Chelsea Manning be allowed to enter New Zealand? Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): If crypto-fascists can be allowed into the country – a human rights legend like Chelsea Manning should be allowed to as well – this is what free speech looks like! Brad Flahive (Stuff): Chelsea Manning: What immigration rules stop her from entering New Zealand? 1News: WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning shouldn’t be allowed into NZ, says National’s Michael Woodhouse Henry Cooke (Stuff): National wants Chelsea Manning barred from New Zealand Gia Garrick (RNZ): National wants Chelsea Manning banned from NZ Herald: National’s Michael Woodhouse calls for whistleblower Chelsea Manning to be banned from New Zealand Newshub: National Party says Chelsea Manning should not be allowed in New Zealand Child welfare Stacey Kirk (Stuff): ‘All harm is harm’ guides new reporting system for state carer Oranga Tamariki Nikki Preston (Herald): New reporting system for children harmed while in state care Zane Small (Newshub): Kiwi kids’ wellbeing put into focus, amid ActionStation survey results Mick Hall (Herald): Catholic church knew of abuse claims against paedophile priest Michael Shirres for 28 years Anna Leask (Herald): Senior Ratana Church minister stood down after leaders learn of child sex charges in Herald Government, Labour Party John Armstrong (Noted): Jacinda and baby Neve will be hot property in Trumpland – that’s the problem Lucy Bennett (Herald): Labour Party to review policies after Maria Austen report into summer camp scandal Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Has Jacinda Ardern been too lenient on Clare Curran? Gavin Ellis (RNZ): Nine to Noon: An opinion on the Broadcasting Minister’s future (audio) Housing Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): KiwiBuild ramping up quickly, but quietly 1News: Government grants for first-time buyers could be pushing up house prices Dominion Post Editorial: Seeking Goldilocks in the rental market Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Council confirms six-figure support of NZ’s second co-housing project Michael Neilson and Luke Kirkness (Herald): Young Papakura family getting sick living in ‘undrained swamp’ of a home Newshub: Quinovic took bond money after man dies in his bed Environment and conservation Tracy Neal (RNZ): Waimea dam decision: ‘Tough’ to fund big projects Cherie Sivignon (Nelson Mail): Tasman councillors vote against proceeding with Waimea dam Tracy Neal (RNZ): Council votes against controversial Waimea Dam project Ben Irwin (Newshub): Plans to build controversial $100 million Waimea dam pulled Herald: Tasman District Council votes against Waimea Dam No Right Turn: Good riddance No Right Turn: A backdoor to environmental destruction Catherine Groenestein and Christina Persico (Stuff): Environmentalists win appeal against seabed mining decision Eric Frykberg (RNZ): High Court overturns South Taranaki seabed mining application Laurel Stowell (Wanganui Chronicle): Seabed mining decision quashed by High Court judgment Sophie Bateman (Newshub): High Court throws out Taranaki seabed mining application Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Wharekahika locals against new port development No Right Turn: Why isn’t this farmer in jail? Dave Goosselink (Newshub): ‘I feel hoodwinked’: Southlanders in ‘absolute shock’ over cat ban Rachel Kelly (Stuff): Southland plan proposes to register cats Sharon Reece (ODT): Claws out over plan to make town cat-free Primary industries and animal welfare Esther Taunton (Stuff): Farming ruled by ‘lowest common denominator’ in digital age Sally Rae (ODT): Charges for farmer at centre of ‘M. bovis’ outbreak Newshub: M bovis: Farmers want inquiry into eradication process Conan Young (RNZ): Checkpoint: Life after being declared M. Bovis free Herald: Fed Farmers calls for supermarket milk boycott Andrea Fox (Herald): New chairman – same old Fonterra song Yvonne O’Hara (ODT): Workshops helping farmers care for land Jennifer Eder (Stuff): One bay, 38 mussel farms – that’s quite enough Justice and crime David Fisher (Herald): Judge: Make New Zealand safer with shorter prison sentences, humane jails and less use of prisons Newshub: High Court judge asks whether long prison sentences deter drug crime Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Ministry stops funding court reports that examine cultural context of crimes David Clarkson (Stuff): Judge threatens to refuse use of video-links in court in protest Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Something the Justice Summit missed – why are NZs prisons becoming forced labour camps? Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Police look to change ‘inadequate’ law to combat synthetic drugs crisis RNZ: Court of Appeal rejects NZer’s bid to stop his extradiction Sam Hurley (Herald): Video shows inmates’ attack on guards at Auckland Prison before alleged retaliation Education Simon Collins (Herald): Families to get ‘review’ rights over school suspensions Simon Collins (Herald): School stand-downs for fighting and assault hit 11-year peak Joanne Carroll (Stuff); School excludes violent student, only to be ordered to take him back John Gerritsen (RNZ): ‘Non-serious’ students cost NZ in international test – study Greg Dawes (ODT): Universities corrupted as competing education shops John Gerritsen (RNZ): Kindys, playcentres plan powerful national bodies Simon Colins (Herald): Charter school hold-outs approved as state schools Stuff: Two charter schools get green light to become designated character schools RNZ: First of many forums for Māori to have say on education Katarina Williams (Stuff): Teachers continue to talk pay, but new Government deal still elusive Jessica Long (Stuff): Victoria University of Wellington name change feedback floods in before September 24 decision Pike River Newshub: Bernie Monk promises ‘justice and accountability’ for Pike River bosses RNZ: Checkpoint: Pike River Mine to be treated as ‘crime scene’ Patrick Gower (Newshub): Pike River boss: Chance of successful recovery ‘higher than 90 percent’ Newshub: Exclusive: Bernie Monk and Patrick Gower’s emotional journey into Pike River Maddison Northcott and Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Inside Pike River: parent Bernie Monk enters mine for first time Herald: Pike River father Bernie Monk ventures inside mine that claimed his son Patrick Gower (Newshub): How we got pictures inside Pike River mine Patrick Gower (Newshub): Exclusive: The forgotten note inside Pike River to the deceased Simon Bridges expenses leak Stacey Kirk (Stuff): No Government minister briefed by police on leaker identity Stacey Kirk (Stuff): National begins own inquiry to search for Bridges leaker 1News: National launches internal inquiry into Simon Bridges’ expenses leak Herald: National begins internal inquiry into Bridges travel expenses leak Newshub: National Party launches internal investigation into expenses leak Health Michael Neilson (Herald): Winston Peters says Government ‘unable to fund’ sick Kiwi mum in Bali’s return home Newshub: Government unable to offer financial support for sick mum’s return from Bali 1News: Government ‘unable’ to pay for medical evacuation of Hamilton woman seriously ill in Bali Newshub: ‘What’s the big deal?’ Duncan Garner urges Govt to rescue sick woman from Bali Ruby MacAndrew (Stuff): Corrections leading a push for far-reaching mental health support in the public sector Lynn Charlton (Herald): It takes intensive talk to find real root of depression Rob Kidd (ODT): Full health facility means jail for woman Maja Burry (RNZ): Infant formula ruling aims to protect breast-feeding 1News: University of Otago to open $28 million dental teaching facility in South Auckland Māori TV: Dental teaching facility to bring smiles to South Auckland Samantha Gee (Stuff): Board plans to clear colonoscopy backlog as bowel cancer screening launches Virginia McMillan (Stuff): Opinions sought on doctors’ sexual boundaries Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Self-love not just ‘fluffy’ nonsense International relations and trade RNZ: Call for mandatory Pacific posting for NZ diplomats Audrey Young (Herald): Winston Peters makes final call to Julie Bishop to commiserate and wish her well RNZ: New Aust leader a Forum summit no-show Animal welfare 1News: Calls for New Zealand to ban electric shock collars for training dogs – ‘It’s inhumane’ 1News: Charities that help animals in emergencies set to get $1.5m Government funding boost Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Animal evacuation volunteers secure access to better training Matt Stewart (Stuff): $1.5m in funding approved for disaster animal rescue training Employment Chris Ford (Newsroom): A call to address NZ’s discrimination blind spot Peter Cullen (Stuff): Employers must respect other religions and cultures Sport ODT Editorial: Should taxpayers prop up rugby? RNZ: PM dismisses idea of govt money for All Blacks Andrew McRae (RNZ): Sir Brian Lochore warns against top players leaving NZ Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Why divide youth sports teams by gender anyway? Local government Todd Niall and Kymberlee Fernandes (Stuff): Auckland Mayor Phil Goff would support a salary freeze Sadie Beckman (Herald): Horowhenua District mayor wants investigation into ‘hate speech’ on social media RNZ: Auckland held back in ranking by public transport, affordability Jono Galuszka (Manawatū Standard): Horizons may have to hold another by-election if unfit candidate elected Transport 1News: Auckland regional fuel tax a ‘political sham’ says Road Transport Forum boss 1News: Petrol passes $2.30 per litre hitting new record and prices are forecast to rise Jamie Morton (Herald): EV owners: Cash carrots needed to wean drivers off petrol Anne Gibson (Herald): City Rail Link bill still up in the air, Auckland mayor Phil Goff says construction sector facing ‘cost pressures’ Brian Rudman (Herlad): Rugby World Cup fiasco a lesson amid push for SkyPath Other Newshub: Political wrap: Business confidence, National Party leak, and Chelsea Manning (video) Phil Pennington (RNZ): Australian military knew about foam issues before NZ public Lucy Bennett (Herald): Media companies make submissions on new Privacy Bill Bayley Moor (Stuff): Shane Jones calls for Waitangi National Trust restructure MIchael Reddell: Do they expect to be taken seriously? Sarah Moss (Stuff): Abortion: Stop trying to control what women do with their bodies Stuff: Former MP Marama Fox consultancy business liquidated Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff):Sky TV’s figures suggest it can improve its frightening trajectory River Lin (Spinoff): Asian representation in New Zealand in the age of Crazy Rich Asians]]>