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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 18 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 Simon Wilson (Herald): Why National will adopt Labour’s plan Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): No Substance To Her Stardust: Has Jacinda Lost The Magic? Gordon Campbell: On the Ardern pep talk Liam Hehir (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s ability to lead dependent on coalition partners Herald Editorial: Government in crisis? We need to see genuine unity Claire Trevett (Herald): PM’s verdict on the three words guaranteed to annoy NZ First leader Winston Peters Brigitte Morten (RNZ): A SuperGold move from the coalition Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Jacinda Ardern’s stardust returns David Cormack (Herald): Reports of the Government’s death have been greatly exaggerated Lucy Bennett (Herald): Cabinet paper appendix details Government plan, indicators for defining success Lucy Bennett (Herald): Government’s work plan lacks measurables, National says 1News: ‘Is Winston Peters undermining you at the moment?’ Jack Tame’s curly question to Jacinda Ardern gets curt response: ‘No’ Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern’s ‘driving the car’ – Winston Peters Stuff: Coalition government is working as it should, says Winston Peters Dan Satherley (Newshub): Winston Peters will ‘pull the pin’ if he doesn’t get his way – Peter Dunne Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Media response to Jacinda’s empty crisis management speech as underwhelmed as you would expect Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Tax and meth reports out this week Newshub: Jacinda Ardern should tell Clarke Gayford she ‘fights her own battles’ David Farrar: Why is the Beehive website only including selective releases? Point of Order: Some “partnership” proposals need puncturing – so plaudits, please, for Peters Point of Order: Political appointments – see who landed jobs in the latest batch of ministerial announcements NZ in Iraq and Afghanistan  Zane Small (Newshub): Keeping New Zealand troops in Iraq beyond June 2019 a ‘possibility’ – Jacinda Ardern Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): NZ’s ‘mission creep’ in Iraq creeps on Richard Harman (Politik): Once were not warriors Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear Jacinda – so what does ‘victory’ in Iraq & Afghanistan look like then? Gia Garrick (RNZ): Green Party disappointed with Iraq decision 1News: Green MP Golriz Ghahraman’s message to her Government on NZ’s Iraq troops: ‘That money could so much better be spent on humanitarian aid’ Audrey Young (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces extension of NZ deployments but signals future withdrawal Henry Cooke (Stuff): New Zealand extends Iraq and Afghanistan deployments Jane Patterson (RNZ): NZ govt extends Iraq deployment until June 2019 Anna Whyte (1News): New Zealand’s military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan extended Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern’s U-turn on pulling troops out of Iraq No Right Turn: Bring them home Stardust and Substance: the New Zealand General Election of 2017 1News: Jacinda Ardern speaks at launch of Stardust and Substance book chronicling her rise to power Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern’s rise still unprecedented a year on Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): Stardust and Substance – how international observers view the 2017 election Parliament Gareth Hughes (Spinoff): Parliament can’t keep ignoring the New Zealand Wars Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): A soon-to-be-deleted look at New Zealand politicians’ worst tweets Housing Natalia Sutherland (1News): Who are NZ’s homeless? Thousands of Kiwi kids and it could be getting worse, expert warns Isaac Davison (Herald): ‘I need to be indoors’: Homeless counted across Auckland for the first time Zane Small (Newshub): ‘It’s a hell of an existence’: Phil Goff’s night with Auckland’s homeless Isaac Davison (Herald): Auckland’s ‘shame’: Mayor Phil Goff says homeless problem never been this bad as first regionwide head count gets underway Adam Dudding (Stuff): Behind the scenes of Auckland’s Homeless Count RNZ: Auckland’s first homelessness census kicks off 1News: Volunteers hit Auckland streets to conduct city’s first official homeless count Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Volunteers take to Auckland’s streets for first homeless count Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): : Auckland Council needs to get its own house in order to tackle homelessness Collette Devlin (Dominion Post): Government asked to support building ‘eco-city’ and use KiwiBuild funds for capital’s housing solution RNZ: First look at Wellington’s new social housing units Ben Leahy (Herald): Foreign buyer ban to hit Auckland and Queenstown house prices: Westpac 1News: Foreign buyer ban to impact Kiwi house prices and squeeze more Kiwis out of apartment market – Westpac economist Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Policies restrict access to ‘bank of mum and dad’ Hawkes Bay Today: Havelock North Residents concerned about impact of housing development Police and justice Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Police reject claims of bias in pursuits Press Editorial: Police recruitment target depends on trust Jessica Long (Stuff): 15-year-old youngest person Tasered by police in 2017 Herald: Use-of-force report: NZ police fired guns 10 times in 2017 George Block (ODT): Southern police not revealing disciplinary action George Block (ODT): Southern police draw 26 use-of-force complaints Stuff: Ministry of Justice employees to strike nationwide 1News: Ministry of Justice workers who are PSA members to hold nationwide two-hour strike on Wednesday Child abuse 1News: Man sexually abused from age of seven calls on Kiwis to talk ‘a lot more openly’ about this issue 1News: Men still struggling to speak out about childhood sexual abuse, advocate says – ‘We don’t like to talk about it’ Colin Williscroft (Press): Call for Catholic Church to release file it has on priest who sexually abused boys Environment and conservation Kate Gudsell (RNZ): At least 16 foreign investors have bought NZ sensitive land illegally Catherine Knight (Stuff): The public is ready for environmental change. Now we need a lead from politicians Alison Campbell (Daily Blog): So what does the actual Science say about 1080? Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Separating fact from fiction in the 1080 debate Kate Gudsell (RNZ): DOC staff face more abuse after anti-1080 protests Hawkes Bay Today: Water concerns rising as Ruataniwha aquifer level falls Emma Hatton (RNZ): Kānuka creating hope for East Coast locals Bridget Grace (Newshub): Environmental group slams ‘disgusting’ pollution of Auckland’s Whau River Geoff Duffy (Kiwiblog): Parliamentary Commissioner’s Report Wrong about Livestock Methane Thompson and Clark spying inquiry RNZ: Inquiry into Thompson and Clark won’t be extended to police – PM No Right Turn: The police owe us some answers on Thompson & Clark The Standard: Police spying must be investigated CTO role  Lucy Bennett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologises over Derek Handley recruitment process Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ‘Country’ should take over digital strategy from Government, says NZTech Education John Gerritsen (RNZ): Ambassador wants better deal for Filipino students Simon Collins (Herald): Willie Jackson’s charter school approved to stay open as integrated school Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): All NZ charter schools now approved to become state integrated No Right Turn: No more charter schools Catrin Owen (Stuff): Catholic church applies for court order to trespass protesters from Hato Pētera College RNZ: Protestors occupying school will fight legal action Mei Heron (1News): ‘PC gone mad’ say teachers not allowed to restrain troubled, violent students Mikaela Collins (Northern Advocate): Whangārei principal Pat Newman says child restraint rules are ‘PC gone mad’ Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): We know our kids better than unions do Piers Fuller (Stuff): Small Wairarapa school with just eight students on roll to remain open RNZ:School with eight students to remain open in 2019 1News: ‘What do you want to be?’ is not the right question to ask young people – career counsellor Kay Sinclair (ODT): Principals gather in Dunedin Kristin Mcfarlane (Bay of Plenty Times): Opinion: AIMS Games a winner for intermediate school children Primary and extractive industries Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Taxpayer costs for kiwifruit claim trial balloon out to $6m Newshub: Major study on kiwifruit pollination wins Government funding Susan Strongman (RNZ): Fighting back against the avocado crime wave 1News: Should mānuka honey standards be more strictly regulated in NZ? Consultation closes today Newshub: Farming group pleased with new KiwiRail policy Simon Hartley (ODT): Sector optimistic despite mines pledge Bernard HIckey (Newsroom): Is it time to carve up Fonterra and sell it? Media Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Media barred from Women in Law Auckland conference David Williams (Newsroom): MediaRoom: Papers, paywalls and public money Mark Dawson (Whanganui Chronicle): Free speech is under attack – now it’s online bullying Employment and migrant exploitation Herald: Business owner Davinder Singh who forced staff to cook and clean his house convicted of exploitation Skara Bohny (Nelson Mail): Exploitative employer fined $150k, sentenced to community work Tracy Neal (RNZ): Employer sentenced to home detention for exploiting staff 1News: Indian national ordered to pay $150k to employees he exploited at Pizza Hut restaurants RNZ: Hiding mental illness while working for minimum wage Kiwisaver Tamsyn Parker (Herald): New KiwiSaver tool to help investors avoid animal cruelty, gambling and porn Rob Stock (Stuff): Animal cruelty worse than bombs and tobacco to KiwiSaver investors Tax, economy and business Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Prime Minister’s office admits mistake over Ardern’s economic growth ‘hint’ claim BusinessDesk: Dollar gains on Ardern’s mistaken comments Dene Mackenzie (ODT): GDP data to show NZ on the rise: economist Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Services index at lowest in five years Greg Presland (The Standard): Someone tell the business sector, Kiwis like this Government Mark Lister (Herald): The ugly truth about our household debt Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Tax Inefficiencies only tell half the story Herald: Drug giants in NZ dodge $21m in tax, Oxfam claims Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The coming checkmate of capitalism moment Energy Chris Morris (ODT): Commission taking Aurora Energy to court RNZ: Aurora Energy facing court action Health and disability Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): New legal bid in disability funding battle Newshub: Does fast food sponsorship have an impact on kids’ obesity rates? Scott Palmer (Newshub): ‘It’s going to take me out’: Patrick Gower’s heartbreaking cancer admission 1News: Inaction over banning surgical mesh putting Kiwi women at risk – Christine Rankin Michelle Duff (Stuff): Doctor-patient misconduct rules tightened Tom Hunt (Stuff): ACC looks at ‘chatbot’ to master small talk Pacific “leeches” comments Winnie Laban (RNZ): Pushback against du Plessis-Allan’s Pacific ‘leeches’ comments encouraging Nicole Lawton (Stuff): Sam Neill denounces Heather du Plessis-Allen for calling Pacific people ‘leeches’ Jenny Shipley and Mainzeal reckless trading charges RNZ: Mainzeal traded while ‘dangling by a thread’, court told BusinessDesk: Former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley accused of reckless trading as Mainzeal director John Anthony (Stuff): Former Mainzeal director Dame Jenny Shipley defending ‘reckless trading’ allegations Treaty settlements John Boynton (RNZ): Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei allowed to take claim to High Court Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Top Court opens door to tikanga principles Raniera Harrison (Māori TV): Ngāpuhi in Australia prepare for Treaty consultation Māori Cultural and Intellectual Property Right Conference Kelvin McDonald  (Māori TV): Māori intellectual property hui welcome Tracy Neal (RNZ): Protection of Māori rights up for discussion at Nelson hui Kelvin McDonald (Māori TV): Government to consult on rights to plants Suffrage Sally Blundell (Listener): The women’s suffrage movement wasn’t only a fight for the right to vote Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Wāhine in rugby celebrated this week Sue Bradford (Spinoff): The Monday Extract: A brief history of suffrage and struggle by Sue Bradford Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to guest edit Suffrage edition of NZ Herald 1News: Q+A: 125 years since Kiwi women first got the vote, what do they want now? Local government Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Un-microchipped cat cull needs to wait – SPCA Alexandra Nelson (Newshub): Auckland Council considering euthanasia for cats without microchips Anneke Smith (RNZ): Plan to classify unchipped cats as pests results in death threats Seven Sharp: Cat lovers get their claws out to fight Auckland Council Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Council consenting troubles puts ability to support Auckland growth at risk, report says Tom Furley (RNZ): Building consent backlog puts Auckland Council reputation at ‘risk’ Jono Edwards (ODT): Private ORC discussions continuing ODT Editorial: Future of Otago water concerns all Transport and road safety Zoe Hunter and Samantha Motion (Bay of Plenty Times): SH2 campaigners threaten to block development until killer highway is fixed Andrew McRae (RNZ): Locals frustrated at delays over deadly SH2 stretch 1News: AA calls for speeding ticket alternative as number issued in 2017 the highest in three years Food safety RNZ: Foodstuffs and Progressive halt all Australian strawberries distribution 1News: ‘Commercial terrorism’ has brought strawberry industry to its knees – NZ supermarket chains stop Aussie imports over needle concerns Newshub: Needle scare unlikely to affect New Zealand strawberry market Herald: Foodstuffs, Countdown halt distribution of Australian strawberries Other Henry Cooke (Stuff): Rich-listers’ wealth grows six-fold in two decades, much faster than rest of economy Lucy Bennett (Herald): SIS launches recruitment campaign for spies Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Antarctica NZ spent big to investigate disgraced CEO Charlotte Graham-McLay (New York Times): Maori Language, Once Shunned, Is Having a Renaissance in New Zealand 1News: Action planned to tackle loan sharks, with Winston Peters on board Tina Law (Stuff): Christchurch City council-owned Citycare posts its first-ever loss Herald: What’s in John Key’s shopping trolley? Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): Severne appointed as new Māori Trustee Julie Hardaker (Waikato Times): Gender equality: Are we there yet? Stuff: Protesters in court over blocking access way into Defence forum RNZ: Defence expo arrests trial begins Jeremy Hansen (Spinoff): How to fix racial inequality in urban design (audio) Garth Bray (1News): ‘It’s a safety issue’: Concerns not all Kiwi motel rooms fitted with smoke alarms]]>