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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 28 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 Charlotte Graham-McLay (New York Times): Jacinda Ardern’s Progressive Politics Made Her a Global Sensation. But Do They Work at Home? Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern ramps up NZ climate change pledge 1News: In CPTPP talk with Justin Trudeau, Jacinda Ardern points to downside of globalisation Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern trumpets trade, but ‘social licence’ needed Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern, Canada and Chile leaders talk trade at UN Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Ardern discusses trade with Canadian and Chilean leaders Claire Trevett (Herald):United front on trade from PM Jacinda Ardern, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Chile’s Sebastian Pinera 1News: PM returns Flight of the Conchords quip, asks them to pick her up from the airport Claire Trevett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepares for her New York minute Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Gayford provides laughs, PM preps for serious test Philip Matthew (Press): Editorial: Taking the high road over the drug war Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Jacinda Ardern goes overseas, promptly emits beam of hope in our dark world Stuff: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discusses parental leave, pay equity with Anne Hathaway Herald: The PM Diaries: Jacinda Ardern meets with Hollywood star Anne Hathaway Newshub: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets with Anne Hathaway at UN summit Zane Small (Newshub): New Zealand’s appeal boosted by Jacinda Ardern – Tourism NZ CEO Anna Bracewell-Worrall and Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern explains why she didn’t laugh at Donald Trump’s speech Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Ardern says she didn’t join the laughter on Trump UN speech 1News: Ardern says she didn’t laugh with other world leaders during Trump’s UN speech Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern’s poker face as UN leaders laugh at Trump Tracy Watkins (Stuff): While Donald Trump and Jacinda Ardern shake hands, Melania has a kind word for Clarke Gayford Newstalk ZB: Simon Bridges: Trump deserves the world’s respect, not laughter Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): There are times you have to bite your tongue Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): United Nations is a bunch of condescending snobs 1News: Government moves to support Kiwi businesses trading with Iran as its relationship with US worsens 1News: Jacinda Ardern defends New Zealand against sexism claims during CNN interview 1News: Neve’s UN attendance a ‘humbling reminder’ world leaders must act for future generations – Fiji PM Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub):Flight of the Conchords school Stephen Colbert on New Zealand ahead of Jacinda Ardern interview Meka Whaitiri Audrey Young (Herald): The minister & the staffer: Leaked report into Meka Whaitiri incident Audrey Young (Herald): Hard to see MP return as a minister 1News: ‘Hugely disappointed’ Jacinda Ardern announces investigation in Meka Whaitiri leak Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reveals inquiry into Meka Whaitiri report leak Stuff: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms investigation into Meka Whaitiri leak Newshub: Probe launched into leaked Meka Whaitiri report RNZ: Jacinda Ardern announces investigation into how draft Meka Whaitiri report was leaked Greg Presland (The Standard): The Meka leak Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Whaitiri’s co-chair position could be reviewed at release of incident report Derek Handley CTO controversy Richard Harman (Politik): Michelle Boag involved in Handley affair Jane Patterson (RNZ): Handley saga: Blast waves of political bomb shake confidence Point of Order: Fallout from the CTO fiasco spreads from Clare Curran to – oh, look! – the PM Martyn Bradbury:Jacinda-Handley vs Key-Fletcher Newshub: Government is ‘making New Zealand great again’ – Winston Peters 1News: ‘Making New Zealand great again’ – Winston Peters channels Trump during exchange with Simon Bridges Parliament, NZ politics Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): No rules for ministers’ private emails Jason Walls (Herald): The ‘Waka jumping bill’ would hamper NZ’s electoral freedom, international experts say Henry Cooke (Stuff): National would repeal waka jumping law, but won’t commit to not using it Gia Garrick (RNZ): Public servants labelled ‘buffoons’ over Waka Jumping Bill Gordon Campbell: On the party of no ideas Glen McConnell (Stuff): This week has proven one thing: ‘Sorry’ really is the hardest word Michael Reddell: Shame on our MPs Herald: ‘F***ty boo’: Peeni Henare’s speech in Parliament gets hilariously lost in translation Mitchell Alexander and Finn Hogan (Newshub): Ticked Off: Petitions (video) Elena McPhee (ODT): Study compares gay men’s voting trends Lucy Bennett (Herald): Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch on politics, Hanson, deportations and manners Media, broadcasting Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Public dodges a bullet from StuffMe Donal Curtin: As expected Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Court of Appeal explains decision to decline media merger Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): Media merger: public benefit not limited to economic considerations – Appeal Court RNZ: Stuff-NZME merger would lead to ‘substantial reduction’ of journalists, court says Morgan Godfery: Two weeks after settling the last contract, negotiations are back on at Māori TV Herald: NZME appoints Katie Mills as chief marketing officer Ryan Dunlop (Herald): New Zealand Herald cartoonist Rod Emmerson receives award at conference he says ‘beats a knighthood’ Glen McConnell (Stuff): John Campbell: ‘I still give a damn’ Housing Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Exclusive: Major law change good news for state housing tenants Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Napier rental squeeze leaves families in ‘absolute desperation’ Robin Martin (RNZ): Tenants in Whanganui’s Pink Flats say they’re living in Third World conditions Zoe Madden-Smith (Vice): The Ever-Rising Price of Renting in New Zealand Hits New Heights Ben Leahy (Herald): Want your first home? You’ll need to spend $700 a week on your mortgage, report says Health and disability Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Auckland hospitals write off $53m in treatment costs for overseas patients RNZ: Waikato DHB nearly $2 million deeper into deficit Laura Walters (Newsroom): Desperate Kiwis look overseas for organs Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): The 24/7 helpline, the sleeping clinician – and the proof this happened 1News: More than 200 people report adverse reactions to recently-funded antidepressant Henry Cooke (Stuff): Chlöe Swarbrick takes on Green Party’s mental health portfolio Tina Law (Press): Akaroa homeowners might be levied for village’s new health centre Chelsea Boyle (Herald): $50,000 gifted to charities close to Kiwi mum Abby Hartley’s heart Stuff: Abby Hartley’s Hamilton family donate to charity after her death in Bali Bayley Moor (Stuff): GP to face off with David Seymour in euthanasia debate Education Newshub: No change in conditions? No deal, say teachers Newshub: Govt ‘doing the best we can’ to boost teachers’ pay – Peters John Gerritsen (RNZ): Strikes possible after primary teachers turn down pay offer Katarina Williams (Stuff): Primary teachers and principals ‘resounding’ rejection of new pay deals Laura Walters (Newsroom): Teachers overwhelmingly reject pay offer 1News: Primary teachers reject latest pay offer from Ministry of Education, may strike next term Herald: Primary teachers and principals reject Government’s latest settlement offer Emma Hurley (Newshub): Primary teachers and principals reject latest pay offers Dylan Cleaver (Herald): Midweek Fixture: Schoolboy rugby has become a plaything of the elite Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Greens aside, little appetite among parties to make NZ Wars compulsory learning Kyle MacDonald (Herald): What we’ve misunderstood about the kids of Fraser High Herald: Mother tries to send anti-bullying message to Whangaparāoa College Simon Collins (Herald): New Zealand universities drop out of world’s top 200 Elena McPhee (ODT): Proctor will not be disciplined Chris Morris (ODT): ‘Unlawful’ proctor ‘not a bad dude’ ODT Editorial: Outrage at proctor may backfire Casey Callahan (Newshub): Why Otago University’s proctor should not resign Elena McPhee (ODT): Otago prof calls for more Maori lecturers Elena McPhee (ODT): Students’ pleas for art history ignored Emma Hatton (RNZ): Victoria University: Suicidal student wasn’t evicted, but told to leave RNZ: The removal of a mentally unwell student may cause further distress – advocate Jessica Long (Stuff): Victoria University of Wellington shows off possible new University of Wellington crest Transport, motoring, aviation Lucy Warhurst (Newshub): The heartbreaking knock-on effect of the petrol price hike Zane Small (Newshub): New Zealand petrol prices could get even higher – Bernard Hickey Bernard Orsman (Herald): Social agency says petrol taxes are taking food off the table for the poor Grant Bradley (Herald): Air New Zealand: First the apology, now fare increases Zane Small (Newshub): Bevan Woodward wants 30km/h speed limits on residential Auckland roads RNZ: 30km/h speed limit eyed for all Auckland CBD roads 1News: Auckland Transport proposes 30km/h zone for city centre Newshub: Auckland councillor hits out at CBD’s 30km/h speed limit proposal Herald: ‘Absolutely ridiculous’: Public respond to Auckland CBD 30km/h speed limit Katie FItzgerald: Auckland Transport parking app error leaves customers out of pocket Emma Hurley (Newshub): Wellington bus drivers threaten to walk off the job ‘indefinitely’ Damian George (Dominion Post): Wellington bus drivers vote to strike if contract dispute is not settled RNZ: Wellington bus drivers vote to strike next month Katie Kenny (Stuff): Government agencies turn to Google, Spark data to try and solve Auckland’s traffic woes Chris Hutching (Stuff): Air NZ chief confirms fare rises, outlines how the company is fixing flight disruptions 1News: Rising jet fuel prices could lower Air New Zealand’s profit RNZ: ‘Headwinds’ of rising fuel costs put pressure on Air NZ’s ticket prices Tracy Neal (RNZ): Probe into two accidents involving NZ-made aircraft Tracy Neal (RNZ): Drone testing plans in Central Otago worries local flyers Lois Williams (RNZ): Small airline competes against Air NZ on Whangārei flights Tim Miller (ODT): Lamb missing after motorway mayhem Police, gangs Jo Moir (RNZ): Peters denies claims he called Wally Haumaha during inquiry Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): ‘Swatting off this midge’: Winston Peters denies making phone call to Wally Haumaha Jared Savage (Herald): ‘Things would be okay’ – National claim Winston Peters called Wally Haumaha about inquiry Andrea Vance (Stuff): New Wally Haumaha claims levelled at Winston Peters Newshub: Police raids crack down on Te Kuiti gang activity Phillipa Yalden (Stuff): Four arrests after recent upsurge in gang activity in King Country town of Te Kuiti Herald: Guns, cannabis and ammunition found in raid on gang houses in Te Kuiti Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Police who died in 1918 influenza epidemic honoured Environment and conservation David Williams (Newsroom): Grazing in national park ‘breaks promise’ Lois Williams (RNZ): DOC investigating claims power station is blocking reserve access Taroi Black (Māori TV): Kauri dieback in Waitākere continues to spread Mark Quinlivan and Matthew LIttlewood (Stuff): Tahr cull postponed by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage Jason Walls (Herald): A petition to stop the cull of 17,500 Tahr has surpassed 20,000 signatures Greg Presland (The Standard): National is now barking at Tahrs Belinda Cridge (Hawke’s Bay Today): ‘I would be happy to drink the water downstream of the 1080 drop’ Lee Kenny (Stuff): South Island Countdown stores to be free of single-use plastic bags Oil and gas exploration Liam Hehir (Spinoff): Is feel-good symbolism really worth the cost of this oil and gas ban? Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Oil ban will cause economic engine to seize No Right Turn: A breach of faith No Right Turn: This is where the Greens should put their foot down Arun Chaudhari (Stuff): An invitation to the Government to talk with region hit by oil and gas exploration changes Primary industries Shanti Ahluwalia (Newsroom): Animal welfare the Government’s ticking time bomb Michael Morrah (Newshub): ‘The fish are not turning up’: The serious problem with NZ’s biggest fishery Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Fishing industry announces 22 per cent reduction in hoki quota Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Checkpoint: NZ strawberry grower forks out $20,000 for security measures Newshub: Apple, stonefruit growers ‘vindicated’ by return of seized plants RNZ: Farm pests costing $2.3 billion in lost productivity Carol Stiles adn Maja Burry (RNZ): Wet winter could result in veggie shortages – grower Gerard Hutching (Stuff): How Fonterra sold Beingmate to shareholders – and got it wrong PIke River Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Former cop: ‘Compelling’ evidence conveyor belt on before Pike explosion Patrick Gower (Newshub): Ex-top cop John Canning backs ‘compelling’ new Pike River conveyor belt explosion theory RNZ: Pike River: Police investigate use of conveyer belt Scott Palmer and Patrick Gower (Newshub): Pike River families blast police investigation Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Father of Pike River miner alleges police set off second explosion Treaty settlements Lois Williams (RNZ): Vote looms for Ngāpuhi on settlement path Rotorua Daily Post: Whakatōhea welcomes Waitangi Tribunal recommendation Economy, business BusinessDesk: NZ workers lose confidence in jobs market as pay outlook dims Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Reasons to be Gloomy Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Business confidence bounce suggests ‘the wheels are not falling off’ Thomas Coughlan (Stuff):Business confidence ticks up Herald: Business confidence bounces back after prolonged slump RNZ: Business confidence rebounds in latest survey Victoria University of Wellington (Newsroom): Breast milk’s billion-dollar GDP gap BusinessDesk: NZ trade deficit hits record for August as fuel costs bite Gyles Beckford (RNZ): Record monthly trade deficit for August Welfare Michael O’Brien (Herald): Let’s not forget another September anniversary Sarah Robson (RNZ): MSD staff’s use of fake names was unlawful, court rules Stuff: Social welfare benefits committee banned from using fake names Oranga Tamariki  Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Pay deal could help Oranga Tamariki keep staff RNZ: Twelve-year-old’s escapes from care ‘beggars belief’ – judge Colin Craig, Rachel MacGregor defamation trial Tom Furley (RNZ): Colin Craig: ‘I think it’s okay for people to talk about their feelings’ Sam Hurley (Herald): Two of Me: The examination of Colin Craig Tommy Livingston (Stuff): Colin Craig’s letters, gifts and poems under the spotlight again at defamation trial Repatriation of NZ sailors Andrew McRae (RNZ): NZ sailors’ remains return from England Melissa Davies (Newshub): Body of man who died serving overseas returns to New Zealand Herald: Repatriated Kiwi sailors returned to families in Auckland from England Justice, corrections Edward Gay (RNZ): Prisoner faces sentence without end after third strike offence Herald: Maximum three-strikes sentence given to violent prisoner who attacked fellow inmates David Farrar: Meet a third striker America’s Cup Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Larry Ellison yacht co gets more taxpayer funding Bernard Orsman (Herald): Concerns about empty bases for America’s Cup in Auckland dismissed by Environment Court Local government Jono Galuszka (Manawatū Standard): Former MP, mayor Jono Naylor confirmed as Horizons Regional Council by-election winner John Tamihere (Western Leader):Auckland’s homeless census and Western Initiative will achieve little – Tamihere Tourism 1News: Tourist tax one step closer, expected to raise $80m per year 1News: Mackenzie District pleading for financial help to cope with influx of tourists Tess Brunton (RNZ): Airbnb voices support for bed tax in Queenstown Other Nicholas Jones (Herald): Sallies would welcome adoption inquiry ‘to bring healing’ RNZ: Nine to Noon: Outgoing chief social worker Paul Nixon Alison Mau (Stuff): Why is buck stopping with Kathryn Beck on culture change at legal firms? Laura Dooney (RNZ): International experts to review Te Papa’s collections named Lincoln Tan (Herald): American mum and daughter fighting to return after being given 24 hours to leave NZ Donal Curtin: We take the plunge… Māori TV: MWWL moving forward at National Conference John Boynton (RNZ): A mass exhumation of 53 tūpuna or ancestors is planned for an urupā or cemetery being washed away by the Wairoa River in Hawke’s Bay Sam Hurley (Herald): Auckland finance firm, director, office worker deny laundering Chinese-Canadian mogul’s millions BusinessDesk: Jenny Shipley and others ignored Mainzeal risk court hears Madison Reidy (RNZ): Commercial property sales hit half-decade high Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Auckland SPCA’s plea for foster families to take on farm animals Herald: Aucklanders urged to adopt chickens and goats Hirini Kaa (Spinoff): When Christianity came to Aotearoa: 150 years of The Bible in te reo Māori Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Two former strippers lose complaint over Calendar Girls’ ‘unfair dismissal’ Anneke Smith (RNZ): Family say they found ball bearings in Kāpiti icecream]]>