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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 10 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] Clare Curran resignation Audrey Young (Herald): Clare Curran may be gone but more headaches loom Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Wounded Clare Curran had no choice but to quit Jane Patterson (RNZ): Curran: The best of intentions now subject to ridicule Bryce Edwards (RNZ): Curran’s misery at an end, but the PM’s goes on Tim Watkin (RNZ): Clare Curran controversy: PM finally rips off the band-aid Richard Harman (Politik): Why did Labour let Curran go Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Clare Curran saga reflects poorly on Jacinda Ardern’s leadership Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Clare Curran saga shows PM Jacinda Ardern lacks backbone RNZ: Simon Bridges: ‘Let us see the Gmails’ RNZ: Possibility for Clare Curran’s emails to be made public through OIA Dan Satherley (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern showing ‘real weakness’ over Clare Curran – Simon Bridges Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Parliament’s pressure cooker claims Curran Claire Trevett (Herald): Clare Curran the canary in the mine for Jacinda Ardern Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): Ardern reaffirms that she still won’t be firing Clare Curran Martin Johnston (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told two radio stations she was not firing Clare Curran David Farrar: The edited transcript David Farrar: Ardern misleads No Right Turn: Dishonest Herald Editorial: PM not impressive when dealing with Clare Curran Duncan Garner (Dominion Post): Time for weak Ardern to show them who’s boss Steve Braunias (Herald): Secret Diary of Jacinda Ardern 1News: Clare Curran’s resignation as Minister a ‘significant but necessary blow’ to Government Kerre McIvor (Herald): Clare Curran had to go but must own mistakes 1News: Clare Curran situation has ‘done real damage’ to Jacinda Ardern and Government’s credibility – Simon Bridges Herald: Clare Curran hits back at RNZ journalist on Twitter, then deletes account Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Clare Curran’s agonising downfall Audrey Young (Herald): The real reason Clare Curran resigned as a minister Mike Houlahan (ODT): Pressure sinks Curran No Right Turn: Good riddance David Farrar: Curran resigns 1News: ‘A tough one for her’ – Jacinda Ardern on Clare Curran’s resignation from ministerial portfolios after position became ‘untenable’ RNZ: PM: Clare Curran under ‘huge’ pressure Emma Hurley (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern accepts Clare Curran’s resignation as a Minister 1News: Watch: ‘I am… a human being’ – tired Clare Curran admits mistakes, speaks of personal toll after quitting as Minister Jo Moir (RNZ): Clare Curran’s resignation: ‘This pressure has become intolerable’ RNZ: Clare Curran: ‘I’ve made some mistakes’ Audrey Young (Herald): Clare Curran fronts following resignation Herald: ‘Unacceptable distraction’: Besieged Clare Curran quits as a minister Emma Hurley (Newshub): Clare Curran says her mistakes were ‘greatly amplified’ Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): “Intolerable” pressure pushes Curran to resign as Minister 1News: As it happened: Clare Curran resigns, former 1 NEWS journalist Kris Faafoi named new Broadcasting Minister Lucy Bennett (Herald): Clare Curran’s short time as a Government minister Bryce Edwards: Top tweets about the resignation of Clare Curran Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Clare Curran’s resignation provides opportunity to change course Mke O’Donnell (Stuff): New CTO must have full support of industry Vaughn Davis (Stuff): Time for government to grow up on CTO idea John Anthony (Stuff): New broadcasting minister must negotiate ‘incredibly important’ and ‘delicate’ portfolio Government, Pacific Forum, Nauru Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern was equally to blame for last week’s Coalition chaos Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Jacinda Ardern faces growing challenge of Winston Peters Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Media go OTT on PM as RNZAF VIP Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Why it’s right to call out PM over Nauru flight of fancy Nick Perry (AP): Unwanted by Australia, refugees on Nauru have few options Herald: Stuck on a tiny Pacific island: Teen refugees taking desperate measures to get off Nauru Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Pacific needs hard hats, not silly shirts Colin Peacock (RNZ): Nauru squirms under the spotlight Maureen Dowd (New York Times): Lady of the Rings: Jacinda Rules Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern opens up about Nauru flight backlash in New York Times profile Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Global hype continues to paint Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as a cliche Herald: Police minister hits out at late airport staff following delays David Farrar: How the Meka inquiry should have happened Provincial Growth Fund Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Govt announces $152m investment for Gisborne area Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Shane Jones dishes out $152m in Tairāwhiti Emma Hurley and Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): East Coast gets $153m investment from Provincial Growth Fund Political finance Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Is the public being ripped off by politicians’ spending? Bill Ralston (LIstener): Politicians spend taxpayer dollars. Get over it Official Information Act Mitchell Alexander and Finn Hogan (Newshub): Ticked Off: The Official Information Act Eva Corlett (RNZ): Ombudsman tackling increase in complaints about OIA requests Parliament Phil Smith (RNZ): How to shout at MPs on TV: the rules of political scrums Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Below the beltway RNZ: Focus on Politics for 7 September 2018 (audio) Point of Order: So how did the politicians dish out our money this week? Let’s check it out… Stephanie Mitchell (Stuff): Social media can prove a minefield for politicians Alison Mau (Stuff): Politicians and social media: A very bad combo Daniela Maoate-Cox (RNZ): Crossing enemy lines for women’s representation Miranda Burdon (Herald): Kate Sheppard’s legacy still inspiring at 125th anniversary Morgan Godfery (Māui Street): Rino Tirikatene pulls one out of the bag Dominion Post Editorial: Fix the gap in our history by honouring Land Wars dead Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): Northland MP’s ‘coward’s punch’ Bill drawn from ballot Anna Whyte (1News): Proposed law aims to ‘focus on the lethal nature’ of coward punches – MP Foreign Affairs and trade Keith Locke (Spinoff): Why on earth is NZ sending a plane into the Kim-and-Trump tinderbox? Laura Walters (Newsroom): NZ sends troops to North Korea over sanction breaches RNZ: NZ airforce plane to join patrol near North Korea 1News: NZ, Australia deploy planes to Japan to help enforce UN sanctions against North Korea Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Was a Govt beset by problems given a sympathy ‘second chance’ on Salisbury statement? Stacey Kirk (Stuff): New Zealand joins UK condemnation of Russia in Salisbury chemical attack Victoria University: NZ’s trade opportunity with India Stephen Jacobi (Spinoff): Belt and Road doesn’t mean anything to most of us. Here’s why it really should Housing Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Comment: Our landed Parliament 1News: Thousands of new homes to be built in Auckland’s Mt Roskill as Government strives to tackle housing crisis Herald: Phil Twyford sets out plan for massive housing development in Auckland’s Mt Roskill Newshub: ‘Fantastic outcome’: Mt Roskill to get 10,000 new homes, Housing Minister reveals RNZ: Govt announces 10,000 new homes in Mt Roskill Herald: ASB drops minimum deposit to 5pc for KiwiBuild applicants Gareth Vaughan (Interest): ASB offering 95% mortgages for KiwiBuild homes ODT Editorial: Unrealistic expectations for landlords Dan Satherley (Newshub): Landlords should be banned from renting out bad homes – Greens Stuff: Greens want a mandatory rental WOF, but National says it will force people into sleeping in cars Newshub: Rental WOF could fix ‘power imbalance between tenants and landlords’ Catherine Harris (Stuff): Prefab housing ‘potential game-changer’ for KiwiBuild Tess Brunton (RNZ): Mum’s desperate solution to escape mouldy, rotting Dunedin home David Slack (Stuff): Mining the seam of self-interest Hannah McQueen (Stuff): When renting makes sense – living central Auckland life on south Auckland prices Justice, corrections, police Mei Heron (1News): Government under fire from National over $1.5 million bill for Justice Summit 1News: Simon Bridges criticises Labour for $800k over-budget Justice Summit he labels a ‘PR’ exercise RNZ: Criminal Justice Summit cost balloons out to $1.5m Blair Ensor (Stuff): Disgraced prison boss says dismissal unfair, plans legal action against Corrections Chester Borrows (Whanganui Chronicle): Destiny Church’s heady blend of bikies, bishop and bigotry Peter O’Connor (Newsroom): Why art shouldn’t just be a luxury in prison Laura Tupou (Newshub): ‘I’ve got people batting for me’: Life-long Kiwi criminal on what’s keeping him out of jail Mike Williams (Hawkes Bay Today): Mitchell’s ‘soft on crime’ message disgusting nonsense Edward Gay (RNZ): Prison guards acquitted of assaulting prisoner Isobel Ewing and Wilhelmina Shrimpton (Newshub): Auckland Prison guards found not guilty for role in inmate attack Imran Ali (Northern Advocate): Northland dairy owner threatens hunger strike over youth offending RNZ: Record number of Samoa police recruits sworn in Newshub: Police enthusiast’s replica cop car ordered off Auckland roads 1080 Northern Advocate: 1080 – Damned if you do and damned if you don’t Christine Rose (Daily Blog): Talking about 1080 & dispelling the ignorance of science Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Brakes put on 1080 programme in Hunua Ranges Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Court delays Hunua 1080 poison drop Herald: Environment Court orders halt to Auckland Council’s 1080 drop in Hunua Ranges RNZ: Court delays 1080 drop in the Hunua Ranges 1News: DOC joins agencies in fight against ‘campaign of disinformation’ over 1080 Maddison Northcott and Christina Persico (Stuff): Protesters make a nationwide stand against 1080 Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Nationwide silent hīkoi protests held against 108 Newshub: Ban 1080 protesters descend upon Parliament 1News: Sharp rise in threats to DOC as 1080 protesters hold demonstrations Newshub: 1080 protesters continue war for national ban despite public push-back George Block (ODT): Protesters decry use of 1080 Environment and conservation Jamie Morton (Herald): Three of four NZ fish ‘staring extinction in the face’ Rod Oram (Newsroom): Farmers can do much better Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Wanaka landowner ordered to remediate land after removing protected plants Richard Harman (Politik): National and the Greens get slightly closer together Dominic Harris (Stuff): Bottling company took 10 million litres of water illegally before being caught 1News: Christchurch-based water bottling company snapped illegally taking over 10 million litres from an aquifer Bryan Gould: Who do you trust on climate change? Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Waimea Dam investor that revived project remains a mystery Tracy Neal (RNZ): DOC to manage tourist numbers and cut aircraft noise at parks 1News: Big changes proposed to manage Aoraki Mt Cook National Park’s visitor influx Juliet Speedy (Newshub): Drastic changes proposed for Mt Cook visitors Stacey Bryan (RNZ): Push to cut copper brakes from mainstream use over pollutants Lana Hart (Herald on Sunday): Straw ban: How did it all go so very wrong for straws? Laine Moger (Manukau Courier): Plastic bag ban could create hardship for south Auckland businesses, consumers Financial sector Liam Dann (Herald): What the Lehman Bros crash cost us socially Brian Gaynor (Herald): Who are the real Bonus Bonds winners? Tamsyn Parker (Herald): KiwiSaver funds should be investing more in NZ companies: Grant Robertson John Berry (Stuff): Future murky for KiwiSaver predictions Business, Budget, economy Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Does business confidence foretell a slowdown, or mark a corporate conspiracy Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Should we care that business confidence is so low Dennis Maga (Stuff): Where’s the Workers Advisory Council? Cameron Bagrie (Herald): Public sector pay the Government’s ‘canary in the coal mine’ Rebecca Stevenson (Stuff): Can Bridges pull off the ultimate confidence trick? Chris Trotter: Bridges’ Message To SMEs Should Be: “Survive Or Die.” Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Small business owners having their say Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Spending, job ads buck confidence trend John McCrone (Press): Reasons to worry about another GFC … and where NZ stands in the global economic order Paul Drum (Herald): What the tax working group has in store for business Interest: Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr on where the global economy has come from, where it’s going, and why there’s a need for longer-term thinking Sophie Boot (BusinessDesk): Adrian Orr’s plea to quit short-term thinking 1News: ‘They’re starting from well behind the startline’ – New crowdfunding platform aims to help Māori grow business Education John Gerritsen (RNZ): Schools use students and admin staff to facilitate classes – PPTA Josephine Franks (Stuff): School a ‘babysitting service’ because of lack of relief teachers, principals say RNZ: Bill requiring primary schools to teach second language drawn from ballot Herald: Primary school principals showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder Zane Small (Newshub): One in three school principals show signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – survey Alex Baird (Newshub): Tauranga primary school educating high need pupils is crippled by debt Rob Stock (Stuff): Teenagers love tax, and other surprises from school money lessons Māori TV): Rangatahi share their stories: Part Four 1News: ‘Signs out, cross now’ – thousands of Kiwi kids help celebrate nearly 90 years of school road patrol Herald: Auckland high school cuts toilet breaks during class time Herld: Pay rise means three jobs down to one Eva Corlett (RNZ): Students have 30 days to save Elam’s Huia house Health and disability Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): ‘No reason why NZ women shouldn’t expect the same quality of life’ – Aus Oncologist Ruth Hill (RNZ): New Zealand falling behind in breast cancer treatment – report Ruby MacAndrew (Stuff): Kiwis dying from stage 4 breast cancer twice as fast as those in similar countries Laura Tupou (Newshub): Breast cancer sufferers dying twice as fast in NZ Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Women in New Zealand die twice as fast of breast cancer than in some other countries 1News: People with advanced breast cancer treated like second-class citizens, breast cancer coalition group says 1News: Ambulance services call for more Government funding for proactive approach to health Laurel Stowell (Whanganui Chronicle): Ohakea residents have blood tested for PFAS compounds Karen Brown (RNZ): Insight: Nurses pay and staffing deal – hospital crisis averted? Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Aged care sector warns ‘we’re now at crisis’ as nurses leave for DHBs RNZ: Pacific the solution for aged care in Australia and NZ – World Bank Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Earned $325 – billed $365 by ACC Laine Moger (Stuff): Privacy commissioner warns against ‘alarmist comments’ that cause anxiety for patients Mike Wesley-Smith and Finn Hogan (Newshub): Govt claims National quietly gutted disability sector Andre Chumko (Stuff): Cannabis oil could help prevent sick girl have seizures, but Pharmac doesn’t fund it Andrew Bydder (Waikato Times): DHB staff need to be accountable RNZ: Group seeks to avoid labour delays at Dunedin hospital build Dan Satherley (Newshub): Vest cameras not a response to increased violence – DHB Bruce Munro (ODT): Going viral Zane Small (Newshub): Disability advocate Esther Woodbury condemns sale of disabled parking permits Mental health, suicide Chris Reed (Herald): NZ’s record high suicide numbers prove need for action, says health minister Herald: World Suicide Prevention Day: Everyday Kiwis reveal their stories of hope and survival Newshub: World Suicide Prevention Day: Call for regular mental health check-ups James Croot (Stuff): Greg Boyed: Why we need to talk about depression Mere McLean (Māori TV): Youth worker encourages more talk around suicide Isaac Davison (Herald):‘If you’re worried about somebody, don’t leave them alone’ – Taranaki shearer John Herlihy Domestic violence Bess Manson (Stuff) Victims of partner violence see death as an escape: report Anna Marie May (RNZ): Study reveals link between domestic violence and suicide attempts Child abuse in the church Chris Morris (ODT): What victims want most: justice Adam Dodds (ODT): Confession, not denial, the way to address wrongdoing Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): Church must be subject to law of the land Te Reo Māori  Dan Satherley (Newshub): Māori a ‘core subject’ by 2025 – but still not compulsory Henry Cooke (Stuff): Green Party starts new push for compulsory te reo Herald: Greens push for compulsory te reo Māori in schools by 2025 Carmen Parahi (Stuff): Why the Government could face legal challenges over te reo Māori RNZ: Watch: Dame Naida Glavish on Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Ngahiwi Apanui (Stuff): What’s the point in learning te reo Māori, a language spoken only in New Zealand? Matt Rilkoff (Taranaki Daily News): Editorial: Understanding the value of te reo Māori key for language to flourish Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Te Ataarangi to empower te reo Māori in region Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Awanuiārangi to launch te reo strategy RNZ: Call for broadcasters to be censured if they butcher Māori words Whanganui Chronicle: Chronicle puts the ‘H’ in Whanganui in time for Māori Language Week Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Mixed emotions as newspaper adopts Māori spelling Patrick Crewdson (Stuff): Why Stuff has become Puna for Māori Language Week Philip Matthews (Press): The borrowers: Why you are speaking more Māori than you think  Thomas Manch (Stuff): New Zealand Fire Service to overhaul firetrucks with te reo Māori Michael Neilson (Herald): Learning te reo is a challenge worth taking Michael Neilson (Herald): So you want to learn te reo Māori? A fluent Pākehā shares his inspiring journey Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Tourism is embracing te reo and visitors love it Joel Maxwell (Stuff): Kaua e pukuriri ki te reo – don’t be angry at the language Deena Coster (Stuff): Māori Language Week 2018: Taking on the wero of learning te reo in adulthood Chelsea Manning Newshub: ‘An Evening with Chelsea Manning’ leaves audience frustrated Laura Tupou (Newsroom): Chelsea Manning’s audience deserved better Simon Wilson (Herald): Battle-weary, Chelsea Manning soldiers on Damien Grant (Stuff): Chelsea Manning is on the right side of history John Roughan (Herald): Disgust has not stopped Chelsea Manning speaking here 1News: Chelsea Manning lands in NZ declaring Donald Trump ‘not unusual in American politics’ Newshub: Chelsea Manning touches down in Auckland Racing industry ODT Editorial: Racing industry’s integrity at stake RNZ: Another arrest in race-fixing investigation Herald: Police make another arrest into harness racing investigation, taking the number to 11 Primary industries and animal welfare Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Care of meat chickens must improve: SPCA 1News: Increase in animal abuse complaints due to vigilant Kiwis reporting unacceptable behaviour – SPCA Farah Hancock (Newsroom): A billion trees and a trillion weeds Katy Jones (Nelson Mail): Fears forestry slash poses a ‘catastrophic’ risk to residents along the Maitai River Sally Rae (ODT): Annual results will put Fonterra under microscope Jamie Gray (Herald): Fonterra set for big fall in annual earnings as margin pressure bites Defence Jane Patterson (RNZ): Cabinet to decide soon whether Iraq deployment should continue Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Retiring Defence chief says allegations of ‘SAS murders’ in Afghanistan were upsetting to children of serving soldier Andrew McRae (RNZ): NZ’s Vietnam vets shirk support due to stigma – advocates Local government Dominic Harris (Press): Political group puts stake in ground to keep asset sales on the table Rob Stock (Stuff): ‘Mischievous’ data dump reveals 4850 local council employees earn more than $100,000 ODT Editorial: Councils disconnecting with public Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Huge costs loom for councils as sea levels rise Liu Chen and Todd Niall (Stuff): Chinese voters call for more Howick by-election information in their language Māori TV: Desecration of son’s grave leaves family devastated Transport, petrol prices and road safety Zane Small (Newshub): Government’s belief it can control petrol prices ‘political puffery’ – Road Transport Forum chief Juliet Speedy (Newshub): Calls for Government to incentivise owning electric cars Eva Corlett (RNZ): Electric cars’ use of priority lanes ditched Ben Strang (RNZ): Wellington bus network has become a joke – Labour MP RNZ: Police to target sections of state highways to prevent crashes Matt Rilkoff (Taranaki Daily News): Dying to get there: The avoidable deaths we must start avoiding Leighton Keith (Stuff): Dying to get there: The sister Leighton Keith (Stuff): Dying to get there: The dad who nearly lost a daughter Leighton Keith (Stuff): Dying to get there: Russian Roulette on Raleigh St Leighton Keith (Stuff): Dying to get there: The mayor who wants action Leighton Keith (Stuff): Dying to get there: The cop Leighton Keith (Stuff): Dying to get there: A solution in sight for a notoriously dangerous section of SH3 Heritage, history Patrick Gower (Newshub): Make Tītokowaru a New Zealand hero Māori TV: Te Kooti – Villian of Hero? Ross Meurant: Red Squad Revisited Richard Swainson (Waikato Times): There’s still power in the press Elton Rikihana Smallman and Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Captain Hamilton statue a ‘ratepayer liability’, mayor says James Croot (Stuff): Academic tells Sam Neill Māori not exploited in early European encounters Fire Service Jonathan MIlne (Stuff): We don’t need rah-rah or jingoism – just simple respect for returning heroes Katie Doyle (RNZ): NZ firefighters return home after battling California blazes Alice Wilkins (Newshub): Kiwi firefighters who helped battle US blazes return home 1News: Inspirational volunteer firefighter, 68, proves it’s never too late to give back to the community Other Michael Morrah (Newshub): Company director who underpaid staff is approved as an immigration adviser Michael Hayward (Stuff): EQC settles nearly half its Christchurch quake claims, but almost as many new ones filed Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Time to cut the cord with the tech titans? Leith Huffadine (Stuff): ‘Five Eyes’ spy network and access to your private data: What it means for you Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): The downside of too many tourists loving New Zealand Laura Walters (Newsroom): Who is winning the war on synthetics? Marta Steeman (Stuff): Property owners’ rights are at risk under proposed changes to building law, surveyors warn Cathy Murphy (Herald): Sexism in the law – a note to my younger self Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Conference numbers drop when we’re building big new convention centres Māori TV: Fraudster a family friend to CEO of Waitangi National Trust Kennedy Warne (E-Tangata): Tāmati Kruger: Down that way, glory waits Lloyd Ashton (E-Tangata): Tiki Raumati’s challenge for us Rukuwai Tipene-Allen (Māori TV): Whānau want name change for Tau Henare Marae Adam Dudding (Stuff): National Portrait: Dame Anne Salmond – walking between two worlds Mary-Jo Tohill (Southland Times): Submissions on Clutha Licensing Trust pub sale close today Kirsty Wynn (Herald): Overseas buyer withdraws bid for $20m+ waterfront estate Matt Heath (Herald): New Zealand is open for the apocalypse Tom Dillane (Herald): ‘Very little’ training put into Auckland corporate boxer KO’d after 8 sec Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Mind the gap: Money hurdles for women remain Virginia Larson (North & South): Hey girls, are we there yet? The long wait for equality for women Todd Niall (Stuff): Long-time activist Penny Bright in battle mode with ‘days to live’]]>