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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 26 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] PM in New York Tracy Watkins (Stuff): The world laughed at Donald Trump – we won’t be laughing Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern unworried by Iran sanctions threat Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Trump takes on globalism in muted UN speech Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Back to Earth with a bump for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Claire Trevett (Herald): Baby Neve to PM’s rescue in New York as bad news arrives from home ODT Editorial: PM’s appeal must become action Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Ardern’s stardust and substance on display in New York Newshub: Jacinda Ardern sits down with Christiane Amanpour on CNN Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern faces Christiane Amanpour on whether NZ is sexist and being a mother Tracy Watkins (Stuff): US President Donald Trump’s greeting to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 1News: Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump discuss Neve, Korea and tariffs during UN chat Zane Small (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets US President Donald Trump in New York Chris Bramwell (RNZ): PM has brief talk on tariffs with Trump at UN Herald: PM Jacinda Ardern’s chat with Donald Trump: He talks baby, she talks steel AP: ‘He led the struggle’ – Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to Nelson Mandela at UN speech Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): PM honours Mandela on centenary of his birth Scott Palmer (Newshub): What Simon Bridges, Marama Davidson, David Seymour would say to Donald Trump Scott Palmer (Newshub): Paddy Gower, Mark Richardson clash over Jacinda Ardern’s ‘kool-aid’ Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern searches for Kiwi women in crowd after Today show appearance Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Baby Neve hasn’t outshone her mother Jacinda Ardern Herald: Cute alert: Clarke Gayford and baby Neve ‘busted’ by PM Jacinda Ardern watching late-night TV Stuff: Ardern tells CNN of her delight at seeing Neve on floor of UN General Assembly Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern makes history with baby Neve at UN general assembly Michelle Ruiz (Vogue): New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern—And Her Baby, Neve—Made History at the United Nations Nick Perry (AP): Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home The Indian Express: ‘The world needs this’: New Zealand PM takes 3-month-old baby to UNGA session, netizens cheer Chris Bramwell (RNZ): PM’s daughter makes global headlines with UN appearance 1News: ‘UNderage’ – world’s media spellbound by Jacinda Ardern’s history-making appearance at UN with baby Neve Tracy Watkins (Stuff): ‘The world needs this’: The world reacts to Jacinda Ardern baby pic AAP: PM has baby Neve sit in on UN meeting, Clarke Gayford shares story of awkward encounter with Japanese delegation Emma Hurley (Newshub): Baby Neve watches Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s first speech at United Nations Tim Lambourne (Spinoff): Special briefing for Jacinda Ardern re Stephen Colbert on The Late Show War on Drugs Peter Dunne (Spinoff): I am stunned by National’s somersault in backing Trump’s ‘war on drugs’ Russell Brown (RNZ): PM’s position on ‘drug war’ balanced and realistic Chlöe Swarbrick (Stuff): It’s time we walked the talk on treating drugs as a health issue Russell Brown (RNZ): Drugs and the road forward Linday Laird (Northern Advocate): Northland retains its reputation as cannabis capital of New Zealand Ben Bootsma (Southland Times): Meth use cause for concern for Invercargill Oranga Tamariki staff Derek Handley CTO appointment controversy Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern is making a habit of creating the wrong impression Herald Editorial: Despite apology, Handley, Ardern, Curran saga leaves bad taste Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Government’s plain incompetence laid bare in Derek Handley fiasco Lucy Bennett (Herald): Robertson forced to correct answer in Parliament over Handley emails Jane Patterson (RNZ): PM accused of misleading parliament over Handley texts David Farrar: Did the PM mislead the House – you decide Greg Presland (Standard): Ardern on leadership 1News: Peters says Bridges ‘probably only gets one call a month’ as he defends PM over Derek Handley saga Henry Cooke (Stuff): Minister Megan Woods apologises to Derek Handley on behalf of Government Lucy Bennett (Herald): Minister Megan Woods apologises to Derek Handley over recruitment process for CTO role Lucy Bennett (Herald): Megan Woods clarifies – no confidentiality agreement with Handley Lucy Bennett (Herald): Megan Woods says confidentiality agreement in place on Handley settlement Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Derek Handley and the CTO saga that refuses to die David Farrar: Derek Handley releases comms with Ministers Audrey Young (Herald): National leader Simon Bridges says Derek Handley has been treated shabbily by the Government John Anthony and Henry Cooke (Stuff): PM denies misleading Parliament about correspondence with Derek Handley Zane Small (Newshub): Revealed: Derek Handley details ‘disappointing’ CTO recruitment process Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Media outrage over Jacinda-Handley emails is petty Meka Whaitiri Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Māori caucus tells National to back off Andrea Vance (Stuff): Māori caucus back Meka Whaitiri despite not seeing investigation report Jo Moir (RNZ): Māori caucus back Meka Whaitiri: ‘We support her’ Lucy Bennett (Herald): National Party says Whaitiri left bruises on staff member Andrea Vance (Stuff): ‘Bruising’ allegations levelled at Labour’s Meka Whaitiri Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Amy Adams insinuates Meka Whaitiri left staffer ‘with bruising’ Gia Garrick (RNZ): Govt’s handling of Whaitiri incident questioned in urgent debate Lucy Bennett (Herald): Meka Whaitiri keeps support of Māori caucus as she returns to Parliament after sacking Andrea Vance (Stuff): Meka Whatiri determined to win back Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s confidence Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Whaitiri “absolutely gutted” she was fired Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): ‘Absolutely gutted’ – Meka Whaitiri speaks for the first time since she was fired 1News: Meka Whaitiri says she accepts PM’s call to sack her as she faces media barrage on return Employment Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): When one word makes a big difference 1News: Hopes Oranga Tamariki pay boost will attract more men to social work profession Laura Walters (Newsroom): Pay equity deal for 1300 social workers Hannah Ross (Stuff): DHB admin workers paid up to 45pc less for being women, union says RNZ: Nine to Noon: Builders’ suicide highest number in NZ Chris Hutching (Stuff): Construction industry’s ‘toxic’ masculine culture blamed for high suicide rate RNZ: 8000 Ni-Vanuatuans working in Australia and New Zealand David Farrar: Union vs union Peter Cullen (Stuff):Is your employer spying on you? 1News: Waikato bus drivers to strike again tomorrow as talks try to break stalemate Oil and gas exploration Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Symbolic backdown undermines Government’s untidy oil move Jason Walls (Herald): ‘Use it or lose it’ oil exploration rules put on ice Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Megan Woods: Financial impact of oil/gas ban ‘impossible to know’ Jason Walls (Herald): National Party Leader Simon Bridges labels oil and gas exploration ban an economic ‘wrecking ball’ No Right Turn: Climate change: Two-faced Meth Report Gordon Campbell: On National’s ‘meth crooks’ failure of leadership 1News: Simon Bridges and Judith Collins were ‘defamatory’ with ‘meth crooks’ claim, says Winston Peters Parliament Richard Harman (Politik): MMP rules; the final nail in the first past the post coffin No Right Turn: Abolishing urgency? Phil Smith and Daniela Maoate-Cox (RNZ): The House: Parliament’s to do list: equal pay for women and no extra pay for MPs Bll English knighted Tom Hunt (Dominion Post): Arise Sir Bill: Former Prime Minister Bill English is officially knighted at Government House Herald: Arise Sir Bill English – former PM knighted at Government House 1News: Former Prime Minister Sir Bill English officially knighted by the Governor General Education Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Scarfie flatties accept bong-taking proctor’s apology Elena McPhee and Chris Morris (ODT): ‘I was wrong’ – Proctor Tim Brown (RNZ): Uni proctor regrets confiscating bongs: ‘I’ve made an error here’ Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Otago University proctor Dave Scott admits ‘error’, denies seizing bongs from other flats 1News: ‘I have made a mistake’ says Otago University proctor who removed cannabis bongs from student flat Andrew Geddis (Spinoff): Hey, proctor, leave our bongs alone: How Otago’s ‘campus cop’ is breaking the law Edward Willis: Otago University, the Proctor, and the constitution RNZ: Otago bong confiscation: Proctor’s behaviour unlawful Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Private prosecution pending against University of Otago’s bong-taking proctor Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Calls for University of Otago proctor Dave Scott to resign over confiscated bongs Herald: Otago students say proctor taking bongs from flat is ‘abuse of power’ Joel MacManus (Critic): Proctor Let Himself into Flat, Took Bongs in 2016, Students Say Joel MacManus (Critic): Second Flat Claims Proctor Entered Home Without Permission, Took Bongs RNZ Checkpoint: Student told she couldn’t return to hostel after she tried to kill herself Newshub: Victoria University asked student to leave hall after suicide attempt George Heagney (Stuff): Massey top brass backs under-fire vice-chancellor in row over free speech; Brash ‘astonished’ Judy McGregor (Herald): Women still struggle to make top of academia Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Hamilton Junior High School ditches donations request Vaimoana Tapaleao (Herald): Ministry of Education moves in on West Auckland school after entire board resigns Aaron Hendry (Noted): What the principal missed: How truancy is the symptom of a toxic environment Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): To the entitled little snots who walked out of Fraser High School Health and disability Katie Doyle (RNZ): Children’s prescriptions for antidepressant up 50 percent – research Herald: Surge in Kiwi teens taking antidepressants, study shows Alice Guy (Rotorua Daily Post): DHB investigating after woman forced to give birth to stillborn child alone at Rotorua Hospital Imran Ali (Northern Advocate): Northlander blames health system for late diagnosis of bowel cancer Annette Lambly (Stuff): Northland patients wait too long for bowel cancer test Carla Penman (Herald): ‘I used to go home looking like Father Christmas’ – Asbestos-related cancer sufferer Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): How far is too far to trust your doctor? Ruby McAndrew (Stuff): Pharmac urged to subsidise cost prohibitive but ‘highly effective’ contraceptive option Tim Miller (ODT): Service failures led to sight loss Catherine Groenestein (Stuff): Fonterra screens workers after staff member is diagnosed with tuberculosis Phil Pennington (RNZ): Taranaki hospital buildings may be quake-prone Stephanie Mitchell (Taranaki Daily News): Parts of Taranaki Base Hospital identified as earthquake prone 1News: Kiwi volunteer medics give 14 youngsters lifesaving heart surgery in Fiji Sam Kilmister (Stuff): Countdown Marton praised for its efforts to educate community about autism Media, broadcasting Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Employ journalists rather than lawyers Colin Peacock (RNZ): Media mega-merger reaches the end of the road Alex Braae (Spinoff): StuffMe is dead. Does StuffMediaworks make any sense? Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Media consolidation still ‘essential’ says Stuff boss Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Stuff, NZME lose at Court of Appeal over merger Herald: Court of Appeal rejects NZME and Stuff merger challenge AAP: Court of Appeal blocks media merger proposal between NZME and Fairfax Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori TV head of news resigns after restructure plans Leith Huffadine (Stuff): Māori TV restructure: Union warns of job losses RNZ: Māori TV cuts jobs, halts plans for second studio Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Redundancies coming at Māori Television Māori TV: Strategic refresh for Māori Television Mark Jennings (Newsroom): Sky TV taking pirate sites to court Chris Keall (Herald): 300k Kiwis illegally watch sport streams Tax Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Capital gains tax would increase house prices, economic modelling suggests Muriel Newman: Capital Gains Tax Edges Closer Frank Newman: Capital gains tax heading your way Mark Lister (Herald): Tax Working Group eyes a slice of the PIE Housing Anneke Smith (RNZ): Baby living in ‘swamp house’ still in intensive care David Hargreaves (Interest): The housing market over the next few months will decide a lot of things, including who wins the next election Herald: Rent in regions hits record high as summer rush pushes up prices Colin Williscroft (Stuff): Asbestos remediation cost spells the end for Christchurch housing units Russell McVeagh, legal profession Sacha Judd (Spinoff): I became a partner at 32. By 40 I left the law behind forever Ruby MacAndrew (Stuff): Much-maligned Law Society president leading taskforce into law culture change Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Whistleblower unsurprised by fresh scandal at law firm Needles found in supermarket strawberries Jason Walls (Herald): Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor: Supermarkets should consider installing metal detectors RNZ: Multiple strawberries found to have needles in NZ punnet Primary industries Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Growers get 20,000 plants back after MPI testing clears any risk 1News: Forestry worker dies after tree falls on him in the Manawatu Herald: Logging company fined $100K after worker seriously injured Herald: One tenth of NZ beef exports end up on McDonald’s world menu Jacqueline Rowarth (Herald): Will consumers pay up for glyphosate-free production? Andrea Fox (Herald): Fonterra director election system diluting farmer influence: candidate Gerard Hutching (Stuff): A2 boss riles shareholders while others cash in Environment and conservation Kate Gudsell (RNZ): NZTA contractors caught dumping rubble in Whangārei stream Leah Te Whata (Māori TV): NZTA admits contractors dumped rubble in Whangārei stream Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Litter by Little: Eugenie Sage says cleaning up trash is ‘the way we do it around here’ Pam Jones (ODT): Hunter fined for shooting protected ducks Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): Watery limbo for flood-prone bay Rachel MacGregor and Colin Craig defamation trial Tom Furley (RNZ): Colin Craig: ‘There was a very, very deep and close friendship between us’ Sam Hurley (Herald): High Court judge rules Colin Craig can use truth defence in defamation case with Rachel MacGregor Tommy Livingston (Stuff): Colin Craig given leeway after leaving out his ‘main’ defence against defamation Tom Furley (RNZ): Colin Craig forgets to include main defence in his case Transport, motoring, speed cameras Herald: Automobile Association slams latest fuel hike as unfair and unjustified Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Pain at the pump: 91 creeps over $2.40 Luke Appleby (1News): Police ‘disappointed’ as stats show staff are getting snapped by speed cameras at twice the rate of last year Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Northland motorists riling over speed camera Collette Devlin (Dominion Post): Auditor-General raises concerns about Wellington bus service RNZ: Wellington Council on notice over troubled bus network Daphne Lawless (Fightback): Is Auckland’s public transport becoming more or less accessible? Jo Lines-Mackenzie (Stuff): Refugees gaining independence through drivers licence Bernard Orsman (Herald): Speed limit to drop to 30km/h in Auckland’s CBD Immigration Dominion Post Editorial: Our ponzi scheme of false promises and real pain Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Calls for foreigners to be able to legally operate in New Zealand’s sex work industry Welfare, Inequality, poverty Sarah Robson (RNZ): MSD needlessly probing beneficiaries’ personal lives – lawyer David Cormack (Herald): GDP hides the real truth in our economy Rebekah Graham (CPAG): Fill a hungry belly or meet nutritional guides? The impossible choices facing low-income families America’s Cup RNZ: Smooth sailing for America’s Cup resource consents Herald: Environment Court grants America’s Cup consents Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Environment Court approves changes to Auckland waterfront for America’s Cup 2021 Newshub: Environment Court approves America’s Cup base plans Local government Collette Devlin (Dominion Post): Councillor scrutinises Wellington City deal with Housing New Zealand Tracy Neal (RNZ): Golden Bay considers ceding from Tasman District Council Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Maori wardens to ride Rotorua buses after driver attacked Tourism Tess Brunton (RNZ): Fears tripling visitor levy could damage island’s tourism Dave Goosselink (Newshub): Stewart Island locals surprised by plan to triple tourist levy Sharon Reece (ODT): Stewart Island residents concerned by proposed visitor levy increase Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Airbnb calls for tourist bed tax, rejects council regulation Other David Fisher (Herald):Inside the NZSAS: How our elite soldiers train for missions John Anthony (Stuff): Rising fuel prices are not the only thing making life in New Zealand more expensive David Chaston (Interest): Bank terms and conditions are where it is most obvious that your deal with them is not an equal balanced arrangement Paul Browning (Stuff): Copyright Act needs update for 21st century Laura Walters (Newsroom):Police focus 500 officers on gangs David Williams (Newsroom): Billionaire’s lodge plan beats bureaucratic snag Patrick Gower (Newshub): Exclusive: Did a conveyor belt cause the deadly Pike River blast? Zane Small (Newshub): ‘It’s tough’: Richie Barnett on his role mentoring deported Kiwis 1News: Infighting puts Māori Women’s Welfare league at risk amid annual conference Joshua Hitchcock (Spinoff): Recognising Māori intellectual property is essential for international trade Victoria University of Wellington (Newsroom): A deep dive on what we mean by wellbeing Liz McDonald (Press): Court warns expert witnesses after refugees’ failed lawsuit Vinnie Wylie (RNZ): Sport: Funding demands threaten Pacific Super Rugby bid Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Special discount for rangatahi at World Indigenous Business Forum RNZ: Flight of the Conchords appear on The Late Show]]>