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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 20 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] Meth Report Jo Moir (RNZ): Housing NZ to reimburse hundreds evicted on flawed meth testing Dan Satherley (Newshub): Dodgy meth tests an excuse to ‘ridicule’ state housing tenants 1News: Housing NZ board won’t be sacked over meth contamination ‘fiasco’ Herald: Housing NZ will apologise and reimburse tenants disrupted over meth contaminated homes Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Housing NZ to apologise for meth testing debacle Massey University ban on Don Brash Philip Matthews (Press): Editorial: Massey must come clean about Brash ban Mike Hosking: It’s simple – Jan Thomas has got to go 1News: Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas misled students, says Massey University Students’ Association president Herald: Massey University board tables motions to censure against Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas Newstalk ZB: Massey University board tables motions to censure Vice Chancellor Stuff: Massey University’s board is moving against its VC for Don Brash emails 1News: Massey University’s Vice Chancellor faces reprimand from colleagues over handling of Don Brash debate debacle RNZ: Don Brash cancellation: Censure motions against vice chancellor Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Massey University hits back at claims vice-chancellor misled the public in cancellation of speaking event Herald: Simon Bridges backs calls for Jan Thomas to resign and says the Government needs to take action Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Don Brash calls for ‘totally misleading’ Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas to resign Amy Williams (RNZ): Don Brash calls for ‘misleading’ university vice-chancellor to consider resigning 1News: Messages released to 1 NEWS show Massey’s Vice Chancellor had problem with Don Brash speaking long before he was barred from campus talk George Heagney and Leith Huffadine (Stuff): ‘Grossly misleading’: Don Brash fires back at Massey vice-chancellor Aine Kelly-Costello (Newshub): Don Brash ‘pissed off’ by Massey University speech cancellation revelations Newshub: Fear of endorsing racism behind Don Brash speaking event cancellation, emails reveal No Right Turn:An open and shut case Eric Crampton: Confidence in the Vice Chancellor Pete George: Students’ Association: “Massey Vice-Chancellor has broken our trust” Pete George: Massey University responds Refugee quota, immigration 1News: Refugee quota increase a proud moment, Red Cross says, but now it’s time to prepare Andrea Vance (Stuff): Refugee dilemma resolved in the nick of time for Jacinda Ardern Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): More refugees is the right thing to do 1News: Winston Peters explains party’s support for raising refugee quota Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Refugee quota to rise to 1500 in 2020 Lucy Bennett (Herald): New Zealand refugee quota to rise to 1500 a year in 2020 Henry Cooke (Stuff): Refugee quota lifting to 1500 by 2020 1News: New Zealand’s refugee quota jumps to 1500 per year from July 2020, Government announces RNZ: Refugee quota to rise from 1000 to 1500 Newshub: Govt to lift refugee quota to 1500 ‘within this term’ AAP (Guardian): New Zealand to raise refugee quota in 2020 Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): New refugees could settle in Invercargill No Right Turn: Grudging progress Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Government does the right thing – lifts refugee quota John Gerritsen (RNZ: Indian woman faces deportation after losing more than $30k to ‘parasite’ scammers Clare Curran, Derek Handley and CTO role Claire Trevett (Herald): Ministers’ evasion on emails release undermines Parliament’s Question Time RNZ: Ministers defy request to bring details of Clare Curran’s emails Lucy Bennett (Herald): Grant Robertson reads outline of Clare Curran emails but no release 1News: Government reveals details of emails between Clare Curran and Derek Handley Henry Cooke (Stuff): Clare Curran and Derek Handley’s Gmails to come out through OIA Sinéad O’Sullivan (Stuff): Time for clarity on what we expect CTO to do Government John Tamihere (Herald): Time Winston Peters fell into step Karl du Fresne (Dominion Post): My shameful confession: I voted for Winston and now I apologise No Right Turn: Another OIA review Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Winston Peters says Cabinet ‘signed off’ 1055 items – but did it? RNZ: New Māori unit ‘more focused’ – Kelvin Davis Morgan Godery (Māui Street): All vine and no kūmara” – Office for Māori Crown Relations criticised Stuff: Simon Bridges says criticism of PM Jacinda Ardern not sexist Emma Hurley (Newshub): Supermodel Rachel Hunter interviews ‘goddess’ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Andrew Owen (Stuff): Doing it for the kids – Andrew Little makes hip in new video Employment and pay equity Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Pay equity bill unveiled by Government RNZ: Pay equity legislation to mark Suffrage Day Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Govt releases pay equity bill to mark Suffrage Day Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): BusinessNZ criticises ‘unilateral’ addition of ‘back pay’ to pay equity bill RNZ: Minimum: Teacher aide’s pay makes her feel like ‘dirt’ (video) Suffrage, feminism, gender Katie PIckles (The Conversation):Why New Zealand was the first country where women won the right to vote Vanya Bailey (Southland Times): Every woman has the right to become herself RNZ: Funding scheme for women launched at Kate Sheppard’s house 1News: Watch: Take a tour inside Kate Sheppard’s former house where suffragists worked to get women the right to vote Holly Carran (Newshub): Kate Sheppard’s Christchurch home up for auction Alison Mau (Stuff): What Women Want (and why it matters) Stuff: Watch: What Women Want Sophie Bateman and Ben O’Connor (Newshub): Feminism’s final frontier: The battle for transgender inclusion Charles Anderson (Guardian): ‘History we can be proud of’: Jacinda Ardern salutes fight for women’s vote Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Government marks 125 years since women gained the right to vote Emma Hurley (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern and Helen Clark on confidence and the future for women at the UN Scott Palmer (Newshub):‘I didn’t want to struggle’: Jacinda Ardern on her recovery from childbirth Natalia Sutherland (1News): ‘We were really excited’ – hear the voices of some of the first New Zealand women to vote 125 years ago Richard Harman (Politik): Look what Kate Shepherd started 1News: New Zealand’s female MPs, including Jacinda Ardern with baby Neve, recreate 1905 Parliament photo Newshub: 125 years of suffrage: Male-only MP photo from 1905 gets all-female reboot Jo Moir (RNZ): MPs reflect on the changing role of women in Parliament Herald: Female MPs mark 125th anniversary of suffrage in New Zealand’s Parliament Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Why was Dame Fran Wilde missed in Suffrage celebrations? Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): Let’s not forget that Māori women had the vote long before Europeans arrived Cathie Bell (Listener): Fémmina: The story of NZ’s unsung suffrage provocateur Mary Ann Müller Herald: Suffrage 125: Kiwi teen mums’ heartwarming letters to Jacinda Ardern Dionne Christian (Herald): Suffrage art exhibition ‘a visual celebration of voices’ Aziz Al-Sa’afin (Newshub): How Suffrage 125 is being marked around the country Cherie Sivignon (Nelson Mail): Hope for more women leaders planted with camellias on Suffrage Day at Nelson Vaimoana Tapaleao (Herald): Wikipedia focuses world’s attention on New Zealand suffragette Kate Sheppard Matt Stewart (Dominion Post): Women’s suffrage dinner unites past, present and future generations Gordon Campbel: On how the Kavanaugh case relates to women’s suffrage No Right Turn: 125 years Women of influence awards Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Jackie Clark tears up describing work helping domestic abuse victims Leah McFall (Stuff): Charity founder Jackie Clark is the Supreme Winner of the Women of Influence Awards Anne Salmond (Stuff): Speech to Women of Influence Awards Patsy Reddy: Speech to Women of Influence Awards Justice and corrections Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Court finds jail term discount for deprivation, Māori background was fair Herald: High Court dismisses Solicitor-General’s appeal over prison discount for ‘post-colonial trauma’ David Fisher (Herald): Big Read: Andrew Little ducks for cover as National forecasts tragedy from justice reform Carla Penman (Herald): Step closer to new law that would automatically jail people who attack paramedics Maddison Northcott (Press): Christchurch mum helping keep Kiwi kids out of jail Sam Hurley (Herald): Ministry of Justice workers strike, walk out of New Zealand’s courthouses RNZ: Court staff on strike for higher pay Mike Mather (Stuff): Court staff call out ministry ‘injustice’ over planned changes to pay brackets Police, crime, drugs Matt Stewart and Tom Hunt (Stuff): Hager raid creates more headaches for police 1News: Legalising recreational cannabis could stem NZ’s epidemic of ‘zombie drug’ deaths, Peter Dunne says 1News: Versions of synthetic cannabis in New Zealand up to 10 times stronger than strain that saw US ‘zombie outbreak‘ Jared Savage (Herald): Operation Notus: Police surveillance on Kawerau six months after raids on town leads to seven more arrests, 26 firearms Grace Cocker (Newshub): Kawerau Mayor’s despairing plea after another drug bust Jared Savage (Herald): Mongrel Mob raids: Three more arrested on drugs charges as police claim 34 per cent drop in town’s crime Ben Strang (RNZ): Police demand more protection on front lines Thompson & Clark spying investigation Eugene Bingham and Paula Penfold (Stuff): Police not included in Government inquiry into firm Thompson & Clark Amnesty International: Police spying must be investigated Health and disability RNZ Checkpoint: Mother takes disabled son to Employment Court (video) Emma Russell (Herald): Grieving widow files lawsuit after DHB admits IT error behind missing cancer scan results Jacob McSweeny (Whanaganui Chronicle): Whanganui mental health expert delivers stark drug and alcohol warning Herald: Waitemata District Health Board concerned by claims crisis caller was told to call in morning Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Patients on brand of anti-depressants told supply will run out Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Health Minister David Clark says he wants nurses to be more involved in policy making CHris Bramwell (RNZ): Midwives hopeful after meeting with minister RNZ: Midwives met with silence on pay equity funding model Tom Hunt (Stuff): Leaked document details explosive problems at Wellington Hospital Herald: Kiwis at risk after changed bill ignores concerns on overseas teleradiologists, college warns Aine Kelly-Costello (Newshub): Autism in women and girls: public and private diagnoses figures tell radically different stories Herald: ‘Unfortunate Experiment’ survivor Clare Matheson dies Education Herald Interactive: The gap between rich and poor at university 1News: Mum distraught as son turned away from Hutt Valley High School because he didn’t have permanent address Jessica Long (Stuff): Government’s 180 on online learning could threaten future students’ studies: ePrincipal Newshub: Education support workers get pay equity settlement John Gerritsen (RNZ): Relief teacher shortage forces drastic measures Zoe Hunter (Bay of Plenty Times): Bay of Plenty principals say teachers working sick as schools struggle to find relievers Jane Matthews and Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): Taranaki high school went into lockdown after ‘altercation’ between students and member of the public Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Redundancies at University of Otago in past five years top 280 Jessica Long (Stuff): Victoria University of Wellington continues support for name change Foreign affairs and trade Matt Nippert (Herald): NZSIS sweep for bugs in case of burgled professor Newshub: Chinese spies behind mysterious break-ins, professor claims Michael Reddell: Is this what leadership looks like? Stuff: Don’t rent to diplomats, landlords advised after $20K lost on tenancy Point of Order: Diplomatic appointments attest to Peters’ progress in revitalising MFAT RNZ: Rihanna calls on Ardern for support on global education Water Richard Harman (Politik): One water regulator to rule them all 1News: More chlorination likely with water services set to be centralised Tom McRae (Newshub): Dirty drinking water could ‘destroy New Zealand’s tourism industry’ Primary industries Andrea Fox (Herald): What loss? 200 Fonterra staff fly to California beach resort for meeting 1News: Up to 200 Fonterra staff fly to California resort for meeting as co-op announces $196 million loss Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Loss-making Fonterra splashes out on 5-star China conference Edward Willis (Newsroom): A non-nuclear answer for Fonterra Keith Woodford (Interest): The meaning of the numbers that lie deep within Fonterra’s accounts Michael Morrah (Newshub): Exclusive: MPI whistleblower’s dire warning as dog handlers quit ‘toxic’ workplace Newshub: Five flights into NZ go unchecked every day Belinda Feek (Herald): Waikato dairy farmer, company, fined after cows suffer tail breaks Pat Deavoll (Stuff): Forestry minister makes plea for more Chinese investment in forestry and timber processing Housing Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Speeding up the housing market: a pre-fabulous idea Ryan Boswell (1News): Homeless in New Zealand: ‘I was struggling to get a tenancy in my own country’ – What’s keeping the homeless on the street? John Boynton (RNZ): Marae model to support urban homeless touted as possible solution Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): The continuing legacy of Princess Te Puea Natalia Sutherland (1News): How Finland solved its homeless crisis while numbers increase across Europe Tax Peter Dunne (Newsroom): It’s time to bury the capital gains tax David Hargreaves (Interest): IRD says any suggestion it has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to property investors is ‘thoroughly misleading’ Banks Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): NZ bankers insist they’re ‘connected’ to customers, amid warnings over product sales Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Concerns about sales culture in NZ banks RNZ: Growth returns to lending, quarterly banking survey shows Gareth Vaughan (Interest): KPMG’s June quarter FIPS shows banks’ lifted profit by almost 15%, loan provisions steady at higher levels Economy, business Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): NZ annual current account deficit widest in nine years Bryan Gould: A new monetary policy needed Chris Hutching (Stuff): Confidence in NZ investments at stake from slow investigations says shareholder group BusinessDesk: Business confidence blues: NZ Shareholders’ Association pens letter to Jacinda Arden Consumer confidence survey Herald Editorial: Consumer confidence fall a worry as gloom sets in Liam Dann (Herald): Consumer confidence falls to lowest level since 2012 Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Cooling house market and soaring petrol prices sees consumer confidence plunge David Hargreaves (Interest): Westpac McDermott Miller survey shows the collapsing confidence contagion is spreading Newshub: New Zealand consumer confidence drops to six-year low – survey Michael Reddell: An age of diminished expectations? Transport Laura Dooney (RNZ): Wellington bus network changes to be reviewed Graeme Clarke (Dominion Post): Bus drivers are ‘stakeholders’ too, and they just want a fair deal 1News: Watch: ‘We need to fix the bloody road’ – MPs engage in heated exchange over deadly stretch of highway into Tauranga Martin Louw (Waikato Times): Electricity powering New Zealand’s transport revolution Child abuse Phil Pennington (RNZ): Bishop says Catholic church should consider naming abusers Anna Leask (Herald): Dirty little secret: How the FBI busted former Auckland politician Martin Lawes’ child sex viewing RNZ: Child predator Martin Laws’ sentence a ‘strong deterrent’ Local government Bayley Moor (Stuff): Far North district among worst for voter turnout Simon Wickham (Spinoff): The case against abolishing West Auckland’s alcohol monopoly Tina Law (Press): Woman ‘flabbergasted’ at cost of consenting granny flat for her deaf brother Media Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Don’t let Heather du Plessis-Allan’s ‘Pacific leeches’ ideas take us back to the 1970s David Farrar: How many times can Stuff repeat a false slur? Newshub: Jerome Kaino joins outrage over du Plessis-Allan ‘leeches’ comment Stuff: ‘Bigoted remarks’: SBW lashes out at du Plessis-Allen ‘leeches’ remarks Newshub: Sonny Bill Williams blasts Heather Du Plessis-Allan over Pacific Islands ‘leeches’ remark David Farrar: All hail Dear Leader National anthem Don Rowe (Spinoff): How Hiniwehi Mohi made the Māori national anthem mainstream Brian Rudman (Herald): Time to rewrite the national anthem Environment RNZ: Fish and Game object to hydro station consent Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Litter by little: New Zealand’s ‘unhealthy culture’ for plastic is increasing – and so is litter Stuff: Litter by Little: We should all pick up a piece of litter a day – every day Stuff: Litter by Little: Alan Samson walks every day to collect litter, and says others could too Mark Story (Hawke’s Bay Today): Editorial: 1080 angst unhinged and ill-informed Other David Fisher (Herald): NZDF’s new rifles – all 9040 of them – get firing pin replacements after breakages Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): Traces of banned firefighting foam substances found in airport vehicle RNZ: Three-quarters of scam victims 55 and over Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Winter Energy Payment: What $20 a week means to us Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Money stress still a problem for higher-earning households Tina Law (Stuff): Questions raised as power bill rises to $1100 a month Rob Stock (Stuff): Jenny Shipley was a conscientious Mainzeal director, defence says Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Mainzeal directors defend their role in construction firm’s demise Logan Church (RNZ): ‘Bula’ trademark causes outcry in NZ Clare de Lore (Listener): How Marilyn Waring went from political prodigy to international influencer Point of Order: GE-Free lobbyists press for NZ’s withdrawal from food standards agency Laura Tupou (Newshub): ‘End of an era’: $1 lolly mixes to go as dairy owners hit by labelling law Muriel Newman: Cultural Indoctrination Week Michael Coote: Maori Myths & Legends: Deconstructing the Maorification of NZ Katie Newton (Stuff): The household skills gap: When someone is left alone Chris Keall (Herald): Commerce Commission opens investigation into Vodafone’s ‘unlimited’ mobile plan Damien Venuto (Herald): Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg gives shoutout to NZ, commits to training of 1000 Kiwi businesswomen]]>