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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 13 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] Government Richard Harman (Politik): Shane Jones warns: don’t mess with NZ First Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Is Winston Peters running this Government? Alex Braae (Spinoff): Five times NZ First muscled up on Labour and got away with it Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Why National insists on calling Jacinda Ardern ‘weak’ Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Coalition power play: Winston Peters again denies holding up Govt announcement 1News: Are there cracks in the coalition? Disagreement with NZ First forced Labour to abandon announcing details of Crown-Māori Relations portfolio Jo Moir (RNZ): NZ First pull support for Labour-led initiatives at last minute Jane Patterson (RNZ): Unions worried Labour may cave to pressure from NZ First Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Unions worried by NZ First’s ‘dominance’ in Jacinda Ardern’s Government 1News: Watch: Jacinda Ardern says Simon Bridges is ‘jealous’ of Government during heated exchange over starting wage Henry Cooke (Stuff): Winston Peters’ party charging $350 a head for dinner with him at Russell McVeagh Claire Trevett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Happy Club rules put to the test Newstalk ZB: Chris Trotter on free speech, Jacinda Ardern and NZ political values (audio) David Hargreaves (Interest): Govt moves on Wellbeing and independence Stardust and Substance: the New Zealand General Election of 2017 Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Election polling data should worry left bloc Winston Peters: ‘We chose the harder path’: Winston Peters on election 2017 (exerpt) Herald: Winston Peters admits choosing National would have been ‘tidiest’ option Emma Hurley (Newshub): New book Stardust and Substance tracks Jacinda Ardern’s rise to the top Herald: Stardust and substance: New book reveals how Jacinda Ardern led Labour into government NZ Politics Jane Clifton (Listener): Winston Peters and Simon Bridges are the architects of their own misfortunes Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): A Different Kind Of Populism Gordon Campbell: Are Only Old People Likely to Vote for Him? Max Rashbrooke: New Book Published: Government for the public good Power prices Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Electricity review a smoking pop-gun Press Editorial: Power and the powerless Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): Yesterday’s electricity price review Herald Editorial: Electricity demands too much shopping around Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Little in price review report to concern electricity sector Sophia Duckor-Jones (RNZ): Greenpeace wants govt to use funds for solar panels instead of oil and gas Emma Hurley (Newshub): Greenpeace wants the Government to provide interest-free loans for solar panels Leah Te Whata (Māori TV): Free solar energy brings power back to marae Welfare Thomas Manch (Stuff): MSD report shows half of unemployed return to WINZ 18 months after gaining employment 1News: Major report finds half of people off the benefit in 2013/14 were back on within 18 months Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): What happened to people who left the benefit after National’s reforms? Shabnam Dastgheib (Stuff): Auckland pensioners turning to food banks, flatmates to get by Te Reo Māori  Alice Neville (Metro): Do we need to make te reo Māori compulsory? John Boynton (RNZ): Te reo not main priority for Māori in regions Paula Tesoriero (Herald): Education in te reo Māori is a basic human right ODT Editorial: Te Reo a taonga for us all Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Why we need to chill out about te reo and start wearing red suits Michael Neilson (Herald): Learning te reo Māori a pathway to Aotearoa’s culture and history Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): English, te reo Māori, and the world-wide threat of ‘digital extinction’ Holly Carran (Newshub): Christchurch youth justice residents opt in to Māori language Cleo Fraser (Newshub): McDonald’s pulls U-turn, now letting employees speak te reo Māori Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): McDs upsizes their reo Māori RNZ: McDonald’s worker told to stop using te reo Newshub: McDonald’s tells worker not to speak te reo Māori 1News: Hamilton McDonald’s worker ordered to stop speaking te reo with customers Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): Mayor Meng Foon grew up with te reo Māori Regan Paranihi (Māori TV) Awanuiārangi launches new reo stategy Newshub: Why adults should learn Te Reo 1News: Sun shines on 1 NEWS weatherman Dan’s te reo efforts with ‘big improvement’ Michael Neilson (Herald): Key to making te reo Māori mainstream is making it fun Tax Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): IRD chases students while speculators go free Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Absence of tax recommendation means ‘more uncertainty for longer’, says National State Sector Geoff Bertram (Stuff): A public business, not a public service Audit Blog: Six questions with John Ryan, Controller and Auditor-General Foreign Affairs and trade Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Top diplomat Chris Seed talks fairness and responsibility Lucy Bennett (Herald): Australian deportation policies bad for transtasman relationship, High Commissioner Chris Seed says RNZ: Deportations have ‘corrosive impact’ on NZ/Australia relations RNZ: Kiribati climate activists want more from Australia and New Zealand Stuff: Diplomat ducks rent debt, talks with delegation take a dive Gerry Brownlee RNZ: Gerry Brownlee defends ‘bullying’ phone call to law firm Herald: Former government minister Gerry Brownlee denies ‘bullying’ lawyer in phone call 1News: National’s Gerry Brownlee accused of ‘phone bullying’ after conversation with junior staff member at law firm Newstalk ZB: Gerry Brownlee accused of bullying lawyer involved in class action suit The Standard: Brownlee accused of bullying lawyer Employment RNZ: Minimum wage: The students sharing a bedroom Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): So much for ‘see you later agitators’ Matt Shand (Stuff): Whakatane Pak’nSave strike demanding fair pay for fair wor Pornography, sexual violence and sex education Jackie Edmond (Stuff): Why do we keep getting sexuality education in schools so wrong? Simon Collins (RNZ): Education Review Office tells schools: teach more about porn Simon Collins (RNZ): Sexual violence and non-consensual sex rising due to porn, finds survey 1News: High school students should be taught about pornography and sexual violence, report says Education Zane Small (Newshub): New Zealand teachers struggling with kids affected by P-addicted parents Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Police called as Auckland students storm rival Massey High School Torika Tokalau and Hannah Ross (Western Leader): West Auckland high school brawl ‘sparked by rap battle’ 1News: Police called to Massey High School in Auckland after students from another school attempt to enter grounds Matt Burrows (Newshub): Brutal new footage of ruthless Massey High School fight raises questions Herald: Watch: Shocking footage emerges of Massey High School fight Herald: Police called to ‘incident’ at Massey High School Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatū Standard): Malamalama Moni A’oga Amata EFKS in the clear Jessica Long (Stuff): Whitireia scraps journalism diploma months after moving into new Wellington facility Te Auaha Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori academics ‘isolated’ and lacking in numbers Stuff: Dr Amanda Lynn replaces Leeza Boyce as UCOL chief executive Primary and extractive industries Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Western Sahara refugees urge PM Jacinda Ardern to step in over phosphate trade Tony Wall (Stuff): When asbestos gets in the way of our nation’s need for fertiliser RNZ: Fonterra announces $196m loss Hamish Fletcher (Herald): Departing Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings paid another $8 million Gerard Hutching (Stuff): The $5 million job no-one wants: Kiwi execs turn down Fonterra’s top job Conan Young (RNZ): Southland famer to sue over purchase M. bovis infected calves Nona Pelletier (RNZ): Fonterra under pressure to reveal future plans Maja Burry (RNZ): Funds run dry for beekeeper working to eliminate deadly parasite Jenny Ling (Stuff): Northland timber mill upgrade means jobs on chopping block Heather Chalmers (Stuff): Young Farmer Contest changes to encourage more women to enter Simon Hartley (ODT): Contentious issues to feature at conference Environment and conservation David Williams (Newsroom): DOC takes lessons from mining Newshub: National MP accuses Marama Davidson of undermining Conservation Minister Gia Garrick (RNZ): Environment Minister David Parker has a run-in with 1080 protesters Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): David Parker clashes with 1080 protesters after dead birds placed outside Parliament Henry Cooke (Stuff): Attempt to take 1080 protest through doors of Parliament 1News: Fake 1080 pellets and dead birds left on Parliament steps Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): Northland’s Russell State Forest receives 1080 drop Phil Pennington (RNZ): Insurance underwriter turned private detective to expose chemical contamination BusinessDesk: GE ban jeopardises farm emissions reductions: Peter Gluckman Sarah Robson (RNZ): Material from soft plastic recycling bins is sitting in storage Laura Dooney (RNZ): Wellington warned of water shortages if usage remains the same Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Mayor takes on regional council over proposed ‘colossal’ blow to local economy Joanne Carroll (Stuff): West Coast communities warned they must move from flood and erosion zones Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Gisborne port authorities disappointed in iwi appeal Kaitlin Ruddck (1News): Fluorescent whitebait unleashed near Nelson in native fish conservation effort Matthew LIttlewood (Stuff): Human waste becoming a big problem in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Frank Gibson (Whanganui Chronicle): Climate change and the end of civilisation Health and disability Karen Brown (RNZ): Dying patients with rare chemo reaction paying for own drugs Nicholas Jones (Herald): PM asks science advisor about sugar tax, told it works Nicholas Jones (Herald): Grey Power calls for rest home watchdog with bite Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Medical advances and attitudes shape health outcomes for Kiwi women RNZ: Pacific culture suits aged care workers according to trainer RNZ: ‘There is insufficient resource and support for community midwives’ Bayley Moor (Stuff): Woman claims she can’t get a mobility car park Fiona Conner (Newshub): Mike King slams Lifeline, claims it refused help with unanswered calls Harrison Christian (Stuff): ‘Nobody will take her’ – intellectually disabled woman sent to prison Libby Wilson (Stuff): 50 patients, one nurse: Coroner’s findings show high caseload for Waikato mental health nurse Jacob McSweeny (Herald): Whanganui mental health unit Te Awhina regularly overcrowded Kiwisaver and retirement 1News: Man with Down syndrome appeals to MPs, wants early access to KiwiSaver to visit brother and best friend Lucy Bennett (Herald): Joan and Tim Fairhall take KiwiSaver fight to Parliament Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Can’t this Government show some compassion for one KiwiSaver? Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Is your retirement approach ‘Hansel and Gretel’? Media and broadcasting Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Te Māngai Pāho questioned over funding cut Labour Party summer camp Sam Hurley (Herald): Two charges withdrawn against Labour Party summer camp accused, four complaints remain Catrin Owen (Stuff): Two charges dropped against man accused of sexual assaults at Labour Party summer camp EQC and emergency preparedness MIchael Hayward (Stuff): From $6.4b to $171m: EQC’s disaster fund forecast to run out next year Lucy Bennett (Herald): New bill gives officials power over buildings in emergencies Housing Tom Furley (RNZ): First look at Onehunga KiwiBuild apartment plan Herald: Construction of 25 stylish KiwiBuild apartments in Onehunga starts today Stuff: KiwiBuild adds 25 apartments from private developer to its total  Imogen Neale (Stuff): Family evicted from Auckland ‘swamp house’ calls for more scrutiny on landlords Michael Neilson (Herald): Family living in Papakura ‘swamp house’ given eviction notice Emma Hurley (Newshub): Green Party condemns eviction of family from Auckland ‘swamp house’ No Right Turn: A revenge eviction Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Landlord seeking answers about rent from empty property Justice and police Stuff: UN decision leads to $10,000 for murderer kept too long in solitary Maddison Northcott (Stuff): Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins wants to crush boy racers’ cars after weekend rampage Scott Palmer (Newshub): Judith Collins wants Christchurch boy racers’ cars crushed Zane Small (Newshub): Spring Hill Correctional facility hosts tattoo removals to boost inmates’ job prospects Stuff: Boxing champ backs MP’s ‘coward’s punch’ bill Family violence 1News: Changes to family violence law strengthens protection of victims Lucy Bennett (Herald): Amendments proposed to Family and Whānau Violence Bill Local government RNZ: Christchurch stadium: Council to vote on using govt funds Michael Hayward (Stuff): Mixed feelings over planned allocation of Christchurch’s $300m Government fund Dominic Harris (Press): Victory for residents as council promises inquiry into coastal consents fiasco Zac Fleming (RNZ): The human face of Auckland Council’s consent botch-up Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Politicians teed off over proposal for housing on six publicly-owned golf courses Tom McRae (Stuff):Auckland Council considers what to do with its $2.2 billion-worth of golf courses Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Auckland golfers teed-off by thought of courses getting the chop Guy Williams (ODT): Funding commerce chambers criticised David Wilson (Northern Advocate): Shock horror, politicians need help governing the country Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Nelson, Tasman councils to enter negotiations over Waimea dam funding Matt Shand (Stuff): Tauranga City Council could become living wage operation Debbie Jamieson (Nelson Mail): Police call for booze ban as beach becomes ‘Queenstown’s largest garden bar’ Transport and road safety Anneke Smith (RNZ): Auckland fuel tax: ‘It’s certainly making a big difference’ Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Aucklanders pay $13.2 million in fuel tax Nicole Lawton (Stuff): Auckland’s new fuel tax pays raises $13.2 million in its first month 1News: Auckland’s Regional Fuel Tax: Amount of money generated in first month revealed Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Transport Minister Phil Twyford says $80 fine for texting when driving is not enough Newshub: Is the texting and driving fine enough to deter drivers in NZ? Damian George (Stuff): Greater Wellington Regional Council may order independent review into bus network debacle Laura Dooney (RNZ): Council considers independent review of bus changes Other Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s insurance warning: ‘People are being priced out of the market’ Newshub: Greg O’Connor to accept petition asking New Zealand to give Julian Assange asylum Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Fine words, little action on abuse inquiry Hannah Brown (The Big Q): Why is New Zealand trailing Australia in cyber security? Lincoln Tan (Herald): Immigration marriage and dowry scams on the rise, says charity Will Harvie (Stuff): NZ soldiers in Moscow attacked by KGB, defence force finally concedes RNZ: Kiwibank and NZ Post shop loss ‘to isolate elderly’ Annette Lambly (Stuff): Dargaville racecourse faces closure after more than a century George Heagney (Stuff): Mormon basketballer Mosiah MacDonald in New Zealand training squad Stephanie Mitchell (Stuff): Helen Clark chats suffrage, challenges, Ardern, and life after office Nerwshub: Helen Clark talks equality, women and power in new autobiography Stuff: Law firm Russell McVeagh appoints new chief executive Catherine Harris (Stuff): NZ not ready for gender neutral department floor: marketing expert Kyle MacDonald (Herald): Kiwi feminists discriminating against our transgender community Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Wellington makes Lonely Planet’s top NZ destination RNZ: Balloon passengers to be briefed on turning off the fuel Melanie Saluni (Newshub): Taika Waititi praises Jacinda Ardern, says NZ is ‘turning’ Damian George (Stuff): Taika Waititi says New Zealand is still racist but things are improving Stuff: Greg Boyed: Family funeral, TVNZ memorial service held for beloved broadcaster]]>