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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – August 30 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] Today’s Content: Chelsea Manning visit Philip Matthews (Press) Editorial: Manning visit an open and shut free speech case Craig Tuck and Thomas Harré (RNZ): New Zealand needs Chelsea Manning – and others like her Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Chelsea Manning visit exposes hypocrisy on left and right RNZ: Chelsea Manning’s visa expected to be granted Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Chelsea Manning NZ’s visit: You can’t cherry pick free speech Karl du Fresne: What on earth was Woodhouse thinking? Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): Let Chelsea Manning speak Paul Buchanan: The false equivalence between racists and whistleblowers. Edward Willis: Freedom of expression in the gaps Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Ban ‘felon’ Chelsea Manning from New Zealand, urge opposition MPs RNZ: Australia preparing to ban US whistleblower Chelsea Manning Jenny Noyes & Ben Grubb (Stuff): Chelsea Manning threatened with visa denial ahead of Australian tour Lucy Bennett (Herald): Australia issues notice of plan to ban whistle-blower Chelsea Manning Newshub: Chelsea Manning could be banned from speaking in Australia – report Ben Doherty (Guardian): Australia may ban Chelsea Manning from entering country Employment Michael Morrah (Newshub): Another Burger King manager claims to have been underpaid Michael Morrah (Newshub): ‘Wage theft’: Burger King faces hiring restrictions for breaching minimum wage laws Joel Ineson (Stuff): Burger King barred from hiring migrant workers for a year Aimee Shaw (Herald): Burger King banned from hiring migrant workers, placed on Employment NZ’s stand-down list for year Anne Marie May (RNZ): Burger King banned from hiring migrants for a year Peter Reidy (Herald): Rail union has agreed to wage rise that favours the lowest paid Kate Newton (RNZ): 22 staff complain of bullying at single Warehouse store Catherine Harris (Stuff): Warehouse investigates manager over bullying claims Emma Hatton (RNZ): Wellington bus driver shares concern over rest breaks Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Hamilton bus drivers on strike today Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Search on for women who made employment history in Levin Business and economy Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Magnifying the elephant in the boardroom Richard Harman (Politik): Jones has a go at Luxon Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): A reality check for diehard Nats supporters Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Government could miss debt target John Boynton (RNZ): More than $100m poured into new Māori investment fund Zane Small (Newshub): Government’s ‘anti-growth policies’ cost Kiwis $1600 a year, Simon Bridges claims Stephen Tindall (Spinoff): A message for NZ businesses Government Audrey Young (Herald): National’s Paul Goldsmith accuses Shane Jones of mixing up the Govt’s messages Darien Fenton (Standard): What’s wrong with asking people for their ideas? Point of Order: Business confidence might not rise – but the number of advisory groups has been lifted Bay of Plenty Times: Minister Shane Jones wants criminals to front planting gangs to help One Billion Trees project Bay of Plenty Times: Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says tree initiative and PGF all about jobs in the Bay Labour Party Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Victim slams Labour summer camp report 1News: Ardern: ‘We know we need to do things differently’ after Young Labour camp report completed Lucy Bennett (Herald): Jacinda Ardern defends not releasing Austen report into Labour summer camp Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Labour accepts alcohol, sexual assault recommendations after camp incident  1News: Labour completes internal report into summer camp scandal, but declines to release it Laura Walters (Newsroom): Labour to overhaul policies after summer camp report Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Labour to review policies after Young Labour camp incidents Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Labour refuses to release youth camp report Emma Hurley (Newshub): Labour to overhaul summer camps after assault investigation Housing Isaac Davison (Herald): Government won’t rule out regulating property managers, as new report reveals tenants’ woes David Hargreaves (Interest): Government’s review of the Residential Tenancies Act proposes disappointingly shallow series of tweaks; but what’s the thing with pets? Zac Fleming (RNZ Checkpoint): Family paying $520 a week for ‘third world swamp house’ Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Cats could benefit from rental law change while dogs still lose out Dan Satherley (Newshub): Most renters can’t afford to buy, and punishing landlords won’t help – expert Annette Lambly (Stuff): 180 more state houses for Northland by 2022 Catherine Harris (Stuff): High-risk mortgage lending highest since LVRs came in, analysts say Glen McConnell (Stuff): I’ve found the solution to the housing crisis, and it’s been here all along Waimea dam scrapped Kaitlin Ruddock (1News): ‘Broken local government system’ blamed for scrapping of Tasman dam project Cherie Sivignon and Warren Gamble (Neslon Mail): Alas: Smith and Jones hit out at council decision to end Waimea dam plan Cherie Sivignon (Nelson Mail): Mayor Richard Kempthorne to stay in wash up of Waimea dam decision Tracy Neal (RNZ): Waimea dam decision: Councillors ‘political mannequins’ Environment and conservation Catherine Groenestein (Stuff): No plan for ban on seabed mining exploration, says minister for environment Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Taranaki iwi wins seabed mining appeal Robin Martin (RNZ): Crowdfunding campaign within reach of saving wetland forest Dominic Harris (Stuff): Public access to Arthur’s Pass National Park protected in Mt White agreement Te Awamutu Courier: Hamilton venue added to kauri dieback consultation Lois Williams (RNZ): Exclusive golf course subsidising river protection in Kaipara Dominion Post: Cape Kidnappers has a new name: Te Kauwae-a-Māui Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Ngāti Tuwharetoa closer to zero-waste future Primary industries Dan Satherley (Newshub): Mycoplasma bovis found on Northland farm Northern Advocate: Cattle to be culled as Mycoplasma bovis found in Northland for the first time Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Farmer gets back on feet after cattle disease Mycoplasma strikes Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Landcorp sizes up hemp, kiwifruit and avocados Point of Order: Great Scott – could this be the source of fresh thinking from Fonterra? Child welfare Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Body image a top concern for youths, new ActionStation survey shows Māori TV: Oranga Tamariki reveals new measures to avoid harm to children Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): New doco shares story of domestic violence survivor Education Adele Redmond (Stuff): Primary school teachers’ and principals’ pay negotiations remain gridlocked Raniera Harrison (Māori TV): Stats reveal Māori students over-represented in suspensions, expulsions Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Ministers seek help to shape future for Māori education Māori TV: NZ schools look offshore for help Stephanie MItchell (Stuff): Taranaki trial to put 50 disadvantaged school kids through their restricted licence Dominic O’Sullivan (The Conversation): Planned closures of charter schools in New Zealand prompt debate about Māori self-determination Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Government’s blind ideology on charter schools doesn’t make sense Rotorua Daily Post: New classrooms for Taupo schools part of $73m Government investment in region Bay of Plenty Times: $47 million to be spent repairing Otumoetai College buildings Ruby MacAndrew (Stuff): Kiwi charities spurred on by world-first scheme to fund sanitary items at schools Immigration and refugees Thomas Manch (Stuff): Humanitarian visa proposed for climate change refugees dead in the water Thomas Manch (Stuff): The cost and value of refugees: are we ready to take on more from troubled lands? Newshub: Iain Lees-Galloway knows he’s ‘out of his depth’ over immigration – lawyer International relations and trade Lucy Bennett (Herald): Government ministers return from Five Countries Ministerial in Australia RNZ: Checkpoint: NZ must ‘speak out loudly’ for children kept on Nauru – psychiatrist Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Notorious tent camp for refugees in Nauru pulled down RNZ: Too early to judge new Aust PM’s approach to Pacific – Batley Newshub: Ireland’s first Ambassador to New Zealand appointed Health Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Less is more for specialist health services Nicholas Jones (Herald): Revealed: more patients left off surgical waiting lists Mark Fisher (Dominion Post): We need new laws to overcome our casual attitude to locking up the elderly Karen Brown (RNZ): Junior doctors warn new hospital rosters wreck training, bad for patients Mike Houlahan (ODT): NZ must do better with mental health – Clark Natalia Sutherland (1News): Waikato family turns to Givealittle to fund much needed Cough Assist Machine for son Austin Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori medical students: ‘It was just blatant, dumb-arse racism’ Elena McPhee (ODT): Maori pathway critics ‘playing blame game’ Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Audit sparked by missing funds from Hawke’s Bay DHB uncovers more breaches Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Former senior manager at DHB cleared of fraudulent activity Emma Jolliff (Newshub): Dog owners using fake assistant dog labels on the rise Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Groundbreaking health research into the Mongrel Mob Newshub: Mongrel Mob infiltrated by health researchers 1News: Findings of study into Mongrel Mob members’ liver health revealed John Boynton (RNZ): Mongrel Mob members have higher rates of liver damage – study Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Movement and music giving one early-onset dementia sufferer improved quality of life 1News: Tuberculosis expert calls on NZ to ramp up efforts to wipe out the deadly infection Kyle MacDonald (Herald): The uncomfortable truth about New Zealanders and suicide Family of Abby Hartley request Govt help 1News: Watch: Jacinda Ardern says situation ‘deeply distressing’ for seriously ill Hamilton woman facing huge medical bills in Bali Herald: Jacinda Ardern recognises difficulty around Abby Hartley’s situation in Bali, says insurance should step up Newshub: Ill Kiwi mum Abby Hartley’s family ‘very surprised’ by lack of Government help Ruby Nyika (Stuff): $250k to get Kiwi mum in a coma home from Bali Justice and police Geoff Simmons (Interest): Getting ‘tough on crime’ is nothing but an expensive political slogan Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Counsellors urge Ministry to find funding for cultural reports for offenders Edward Gay (RNZ): Security camera diverted during prison attack, court told Rob Kidd (ODT):Hotel? Try the Milton Hilton Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Police to get more training on online harassment options in wake of criticism Phillipa Yalden (Stuff): ‘We won’t live in fear,’ vow townsfolk as gang makes a resurgence in Te Kuiti Pike River David Williams (Newsroom): The costs of Pike River Patrick Gower (Newshub): Pike River mine recovery attempt could start by end of 2018 Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Pike River victim’s father signs up to be part of re-entry mission Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Pike River Recovery Agency advertises for qualified miners for re-entry Local government Dan Satherley (Newshub): Council consent screw-up a ‘tragedy’ – homeowners group Bernard Orsman (Herald): Council blunder stops work on six house projects in Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Herne Bay Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Resource consent botch-up: Handful of property owners have to stop mid-build Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Council consent woes: 430 property owners forced to reapply Katie Bradford (1News): Mass Auckland Council bungle halts major projects, could stymie 430 homeowners NIck Truebridge (Stuff): Hundreds of Auckland property owners advised to reapply for resource consents RNZ: Auckland Council botch-up forces hundreds to reapply for resource consents Newshub: 100s of Auckland homeowners face resource consent reapplications Karl du Fresne: There’s more than one thing about this story that’s Groundhog Day-ish Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council agency’s posh apartment plan knocked back Matt Shand (Stuff): Companies faces charges after campground homes built without consent Tim Miller (ODT): Mayoral pay freeze unfair for some: Cull Daisy Hudson (ODT): Councils’ spending habits are revealed RNZ: Wellington council confirms weekend parking charges Jared Nicoll (Stuff): Kāpiti councillor’s supporter denies breaching suppression on talkback radio Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): Lower Hutt mayor and deputy oppose Summerset’s $150 million retirement village Dan Satherley (Newshub):John Chow of the Chow brothers wants to be Auckland Mayor Josephine Franks (Stuff): John Chow for Auckland mayor? His ‘arm could be twisted’ Banks RNZ: Aus banks take ‘skinflint’ approach to NZ – Shane Jones Piers Fuller (Stuff): Shane Jones slams ‘Aussie-owned’ banks for shutting branches in provincial NZ Consumer protection Zane Small (Newshub): Consumer NZ calls for stronger regulations on door-to-door salespeople Sophie Boot (BusinessDesk): Commerce Commission takes action over ‘unfair’ Home Direct vouchers Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Home Direct vouchers scheme unfair, Commerce Commission claims Rob Stock (Stuff): Ombudsman rescues ‘Betty’ from outrageous $3290 vacuum deal Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Confessions of a vacuum cleaner salesman: There was no remorse Newshub: Ombudsman wipes customer’s vacuum cleaner debt Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Commerce Commission charges West Auckland ‘free range’ egg farmer Transport Ben Strang (RNZ): Stranded Wellington bus passengers get a free ride Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Welcome to the Park n Ride circus 1News: A more resilient Wellington transport network is being built, city’s mayor says Michael Hayward (Stuff): Bike share ending as council negotiates with new provider Newshub: Air New Zealand passenger pays $1000 after booking error Defence 1News: Defence Force sexual ethics training programme wins top 2018 diversity award Janine Baalbergen (Herald): Kiwi soldier who died in 1965 finally buried at home in Foxton No Right Turn: Who do they work for again? Point of Order: Govt decision on replacing Air Force’s Hercules fleet is in the offing Sport Jamie Wall (RNZ): Plea for handout to retain top players tears All Black brand Ollie Ritchie (Newshub): Icarus director raises red flag over New Zealand Government funding sporting bodies Other Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Insurance claim turned down after businessman failed to declare mental health issues Mark Jennings (Newsroom): Hold all tickets: Aussie takeover of TAB on the cards Catherine Greenestein (Taranaki Daily News): South Taranaki land wars remembered as 150th anniversary commemorated Māori TV: Mangatū Forest lands hearing underway in Gisborne Lois Williams (RNZ): Hapu support name change for mandate Johnny Moore (Press): There’s a reason people aren’t flocking to the central city Duncan Greive (Spinoff): NZ tech is losing it over the idea of Derek Handley as CTO of New Zealand Jihee Junn (Spinoff): What are people complaining about now? The BSA edition Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Mark Black wants to clear name of brother Awanui Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): Collecting unused suits to adorn orators in need Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Goat’s repeated tasering ill-treatment and ‘unnecessary’ Ellie Jay (RNZ): SPCA inundated with puppies looking for new homes 1News: Free food pantries popping up all over New Zealand after movement takes off Herald: Can you solve Clarke Gayford’s late night word search?]]>