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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 11 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] Capital gains tax Nikki Mandow (BusinessDesk): Closing the gap: How a capital gains tax could raise $100M Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Capital gains tax debate not over, Grant Robertson suggests Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Capital gains tax in doubt, decision seen too political for tax working group Herald: Capital gains tax in doubt, says accounting expert Judith Collins (Herald): Capital gains tax will hit the vulnerable Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): National Party crows as capital gains tax seen to be in doubt Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Property investors: Capital gains tax wouldn’t work No Right Turn: We’ve been had Government, Clare Curran resignation RNZ: Lessons to be learned from Curran controversy – Ardern Newstalk ZB: PM gives MP ‘stern call’ over ZB interview Jenna Lynch (Newshub): New MP Greg O’Connor grilled after criticising Jacinda Ardern’s handling of Clare Curran saga Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Liability or lynching – Does Clare Curran deserve any sympathy? Point of Order: More fallout from the Curran affair could follow inspection of her G-mail account Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): Here’s what the NY Times didn’t tell you about life in Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand David Cormack (Herald): Is Jacinda Ardern a weak leader? 1News: ‘Some clown slept in!’ – Police Minister criticises ‘unbelievable and unacceptable’ Napier Airport delay Herald: Police minister hits out at late airport staff following delays Jennifer Dann (Herald): 12 questions with Golriz Ghahraman: ‘They hate it when you’ve achieved something’ Employment Richard Harman (Politik): Is Winston is about to have another go at Labour? 1News: ‘Things change when you become a coalition’ – Labour hits a wall over scrapping youth rates Jock Lawrie (ODT): Anti-Meca message a sophisticated dog whistle Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): BusinessNZ considering an international challenge to labour law changes Liam Dann (Herald): Workplace law changes a ‘smack in the face’ – business group Susan Strongman (RNZ): The reality of life on the minimum wage in NZ RNZ: IRD staff call off industrial action after reaching agreement Business Anneke Smith (RNZ): Small businesses doing well despite low business confidence Cas Carter (Stuff): Nike working hard to look ‘woke’ Housing Simon Collins (Herald): Banks queue to lend to first KiwiBuild home buyers in Papakura Newshub: The ballot for first block of KiwiBuild homes is open Henry Cooke (Stuff): KiwiBuild ballot officially opens for first 18 homes in South Auckland 1News: Ballot opens for first KiwiBuild homes Catherine Hutton (Stuff): Landlord group embarks on alternative to rental WOF Thomas Manch (Stuff): Wellington City Council issues three rental WOFs in a year No Right Turn: Of course we need rental warrants-of-fitness Health and disability Phil Pennington (RNZ): Plunket proposal: ‘Potential for clients to fall through the gaps’ Tracy Neal (RNZ): Canterbury DHB $142.9m outsource move unavoidable – union head Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Capacity constraints see Canterbury DHB spend $143m on private surgeries Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ACC should cover sickness and disability, says Sir Geoffrey Palmer Rukuwai Tipene-Allen (Māori TV): Ministers’ lack of interest a barrier for Whānau Ora Catherine Hutton (RNZ): Changes needed before Pacific can enter aged care sector – NZACA RNZ: Fepulea’i Margie Apa first Samoan to lead a District Health Board in New Zealand Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Wanaka midwife faces going it alone when interim locums’ contracts end Abby Hartley has died Herald: New Zealander Abby Hartley has died in Bali hospital: report Newshub: Sick New Zealand woman Abby Hartley stuck in Bali has died 1News: Kiwi woman Abby Hartley who fell ill while holidaying in Bali dies Crown-Māori Partnership Office planned Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern announces plans for Crown-Māori Partnership Office Henry Cooke (Stuff): New Treaty office suggested, likely to be established Audrey Young (Herald): Activist Titewhai Harawira joins Jacinda Ardern to hail Crown-Māori partnership Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Titewhai Harawira’s ‘wow’ moment Parliament Nuk Korako (Stuff): Māori succeeding in Parliament just fine without need to entrench seats Ruben Toa Kearney-Parata (Salient): Meeting Our Māori MPs Environment and conservation Phil Pennington (RNZ): Foam contamination found in streams around Palmerston North airport Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Testing shows surface water and soil contaminated near Palmerston North Airport Tess Brunton (RNZ): Dog proposal at National Park sparks fury and debate 1News: ‘Bipartisan accord on climate change’ is critical if New Zealand wants to tackle the issue – James Shaw Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Habitat loss, pollution drive significant drop in fish Piers Fuller (Stuff): 1080 operation in northern Remutakas continues despite nationwide protests Timaru Herald Editorial: The evidence says it’s the best control we have Lisette Reymer (Newshub): 1080 dump in Hunua Ranges puts human health at risk, lawyer argues Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Brakes put on 1080 programme in Hunua Ranges Te Reo Māori  Herald Editorial: Until te reo is in the core curriculum, progress will be slow Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Mass confusion over Government’s Te Reo Māori in school policy 1News: Compulsory classes will help right the wrong after Te Reo Māori ‘beaten’ out of school children a generation ago – Sir Pita Sharples Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern says not learning te reo Māori one of her ‘great regrets’ Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV):  High School with compulsory te reo Māori classes welcomes PM 1News: Te Tari: Labour’s Peeni Henare on being a teen dad and why te reo shouldn’t be compulsory (video) Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Mahuta urges NZ to take part in Māori Language Week 1News: ‘It is a taonga’ – Green Party renew calls for compulsory Te Reo Māori in school by 2025 Katarina Williams (Stuff): Resourcing and teacher shortage could impact on plans for more te reo in schools 1News: Singing taniwha helping children around the country learn te reo during Māori Language Week Mark Dawson (Whanganui Chronicle): Wanganui Chronicle changes name to Whanganui Chronicle Laura Macdonald (Newshub): NZ’s oldest newspaper adds key letter for Māori Language Week Herald: NZME embraces Te Wiki o Te Reo Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Te Wiki o te reo Māori: Day one with Guyon Espiner (video) Patrick Gower (Newshub): My woeful Māori pronunciation means I owe Tūhoe an apology Ripeka Timutimu (Māori TV): Disability no obstacle to learning te reo Māori Lee Kenny (Stuff): She’s Pākehā, but raising her children with te reo Māori Michael Neilson (Herald): Pākehā need to get over politics and embrace te reo Michael Neilson (Herald): Māori Language Week: New arrivals to Aotearoa embrace te reo Māori 1News: Hundreds take part in Wellington hīkoi, celebrating Te Reo Māori Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): Thousands march in Wellington for Māori Language Week Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Wellington turns out for Te wiki o te reo Māori Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Research shows more Māori ‘loan words’ being used Benn Bathgate (Stuff): New te reo road sign welcomes motorists to Rotorua Foreign Affairs and trade AAP: NZ joins Australia in rejecting push for Japanese commercial whaling RNZ: PM reinforces condemnation of Russia after Novichok suspects named Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Winston Peters belatedly condemns Russia for Salisbury attack Stacey Kirk (Stuff): National calls on harsher condemnation of Russia over Salisbury attacks Audrey Young (Herald): National condemns Govt for ’embarrassing’ statement on Salisbury findings RNZ: Ulu o Tokelau visits Wellington Justice, corrections, police Edward O’Driscoll (Newshub): Revealed: The ‘significant’ increase in police misconduct allegations in 2018 Sam Hurley (Herald): Hours after losing High Court defamation case, police employee receives ‘termination letter’ Kelly Phillips (Spinoff): How Terri Friesen, convicted of killing her baby, finally cleared her name Kim Dotcom Melissa NIghtingale (Herald): Kim Dotcom’s ‘vexatious’ information request appealed in High Court Ben Strang (RNZ): Attorney-General appeals Dotcom privacy win Education David Cohen (RNZ): ‘Uni of NZ’ idea opens new chapter for academic rationing John McGowan (Herald): Teacher shortage really is a crisis – Schools are growing and not enough teachers are being trained Andre Chumko (Stuff): Small school won’t sell beer and wine at fundraiser after ‘bullying’ from DHB Doug Laing (Hawke’s Bay Today): Opposition to alcohol at Hawke’s Bay school food and music festival Primary industries and animal welfare RNZ: Tegel evade legal action after chicken welfare concerns Carla Penman (Herald): Tegel won’t be prosecuted over footage of dead and deformed chickens Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Care of meat chickens must improve: SPCA Tim Mackle (Stuff): Most dairy farmers strive to do the best for their cows and the environment Andrea Vance (Stuff): Cattle of former two-decade MP tested for M. Bovis Pat Deavoll (Stuff): Technology puts farmers on-call to their animals Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Farm debt mediation bill needs more work Newshub: Call for 50-year plan to boost farming confidence Nona Pelletier (RNZ): Forestry deal shows NZ ‘open’ for investment Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Fonterra names board candidates up for election Newshub: Fonterra board nominations open to farmers Banks, finance Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Consumer NZ hits out at toothless financial code Kieran McAnulty (Stuff): Banks must uphold their side of the bargain for small-town NZ Catherine Hutton (RNZ): Martinborough bank closure will hit businesses and elderly – protesters Local government Michael Hayward (Stuff): Christchurch stadium the big winner from council’s plans for Government funding 1News: Tim Shadbolt coy on France hotel investment idea as ratepayers give thumbs down Bernard Orsman (Herald): John Banks takes the hand of Penny Bright and says there is no bigger fighter Dave Armstrong (Dominion Post): My suggestions for how council chief can fix Wellington’s buses Rukuwai Tipene-Allen (Māori TV): Whangarei District Council apologises to whānau after grave desecrated Haka Herald: ‘He’s way off’: Haka expert slams Brash’s comments that it glorifies domestic violence 1News: Watch: Don Brash under fire for saying the haka ‘seems to glorify’ domestic violence Dan Satherley (Newshub): Haka glorifies domestic violence – Don Brash Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): How did a 77-year-old white guy become the go-to media voice on Māori issues? Patrick Gower (Newshub): Haka for Te Toiroa shows why Te Reo is so special Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit New Zealand Sophie Bateman (Newshub):Revealed: Harry and Meghan’s New Zealand tour schedule Stuff: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit New Zealand 1News: Dates and itinerary of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s trip to New Zealand confirmed Herald: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tour of New Zealand confirmed RNZ: Dates set for Harry and Meghan’s royal visit Other Liz Macpherson (Stuff): ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ or a force for good? Stuff: Experts consider Pike River Mine re-entry options Stuff: Waitangi Tribunal finds Crown breached treaty obligations, caused harm to Te Rohe Pōtae Logan Church (RNZ): Checkpoint: On-sold, broken home forces owner to seek help on Facebook Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Chelsea Manning ‘still fighting the same battles’ Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Cruise industry calls for more ‘unique and authentic’ Māori tourism Edward Gay (RNZ): Trial begins for first person charged with insider trading Sam Clarke (1News): School lunch scheme for hungry Christchurch kids is revived Tom McRae (Newshub): Oil companies capable of Rainbow Warrior-level sabotage – Greenpeace Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Corporate NZ lagging behind state sector for women in leadership Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Susan Peterson: Quotas need to be considered 1News: Children’s clothing company admits selling garments with incorrect fire warning tags, if any at all Mike Treen (Daily Blog): How I got hijacked, kidnapped, tasered, cracked ribs and a fractured foot! Newstalk ZB: Firefighters union warns lives at risk due to faulty fleet (audio) Jack Latimore (Guardian): Another Captain Cook documentary – but do we really need it? Jessie Chiang (RNZ): ‘Bananas’ Split Over Their Identity]]>