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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – October 1 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’s visit to New York  Colin Peacock (RNZ): Jacindamania goes global: the PM in US at the UN Claire Trevett (Herald): Q&A: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Donald Trump, curtsying and Clarke’s tweets Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Moving fast to remould the world order Herald Editorial: Stardust and substance – PM Jacinda Ardern at the United Nations in New York Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern’s New York photo album missing one face Claire Trevett (Herald): Jacinda Ardern hires ad agency for US trip – and taxpayer pays Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Ardern spent taxpayer money on getting photographs of herself in New York 1News: Ardern could breach campaign spending rules after hiring ad agency for New York trip – National David Farrar: Taxpayer money goes to a Labour donor to promote Jacinda’s UN trip Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Jacinda Ardern scores 6/10 in New York Duncan Garner (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern was masterful in trumping the Don Claire Trevett (Herald): A week in New York: Jacinda Ardern’s diary Jane Bowron (Stuff): ‘First Baby’ Neve is the new kid on the diplomatic block Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Baby Neve’s time in New York Herald: Jacinda Ardern and Baby Neve: The apple of New York’s eye Claire Trevett (Herald): The message in PM Jacinda Ardern’s silences about Donald Trump? It’s you, not me Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern: UN remarks not directed at Trump Stuff: Jacinda Ardern says she’s not the anti-Trump Claire Trevett (Herald): PM on Trump: ‘It’s not all about one leader’ Scott Palmer (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern ‘exceptionally diplomatic’ dealing with Donald Trump – expert 1News: Watch: Jacinda Ardern skilfully dodges Stephen Colbert’s efforts to create ‘diplomatic incident’ over Trump’s UN speech The Guardian:  Contrasting styles: Trump and Ardern speak at the UN – video Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): ‘MeToo must become WeToo’: Jacinda Ardern’s speech to UN rebuts Trump Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern advances a kinder worldview on world stage Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Te reo Māori opens PM’s UN General Assembly statement Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls for ‘Me Too’ to become ‘We Too’ Spinoff: Jacinda Ardern’s UN speech, digested to 200 words Jol Bates (Stuff): Talk is cheap – but Prime Minister must step up to walk the WeToo talk with victims Dominion Post Editorial: We’re struggling to stay together Christine Rose (Daily Blog): The case against the hollowness of Jacinda’s Labour – we need more than words! 1News: Jacinda Ardern challenges world leaders to follow NZ’s ‘unashamedly ambitious’ climate change policies Eleanor Black (Stuff): Fashion diplomacy: Jacinda Ardern’s New York wardrobe Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Gender inequality always on the agenda – PM Zane Small (Newshub): How two women showed us a glimpse of gender equality on the world stage Jo Swinson (Guardian): Like me, Jacinda Ardern took her baby to work – and was met with ignorance NZ First Richard Harman (Politik): NZ First Ministers and MPs come out of the shadows from behind Peters Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): 25 years of Winston Peters and NZ First Dan Satherley and Lisa Owen (Newshub): Winston Peters will ‘never’ choose a successor Finn Hogan (Newshub): Newshub Nation Interview: Winston Peters Winston Peters: ‘The past is our prolouge’: Winston Peters on NZ First at its 25th birthday Dan Satherley (Newshub): Winston Peters’ ‘moribund’ comment ‘very hurtful’ – Simon Bridges RNZ: Simon Bridges laughs off criticism from Winston Peters 1News: Winston Peters says Simon Bridges won’t lead National at next election Adam Hollingsworth (Newshub): Winston Peters slams ‘leaderless’ National, says Simon Bridges will be gone by next election Jo Moir (RNZ): Peters calls National ‘leaderless, moribund and vacuous’ Henry Cooke (Stuff): Winston Peters attacks Simon Bridges and National in conference speech Lucy Bennett (Herald): Winston Peters attacks National at NZ First conference in Tauranga Mere McLean (Māori TV): Peters targets media and National leadership in speech Henry Cooke (Stuff): NZ First’s 25th birthday bash a chance to push right into the culture wars Laura Walters (Newsroom): New Zealand First punches above its weight Henry Cooke (Stuff): NZ First conference takes aim at banks with several remits Laura Walters (Newsroom): NZ First takes aim at Aussie banks Lucy Bennett (Herald): NZ First call on Government to buy back Kiwibank RNZ: Martinborough needs a local bank says Shane Jones 1News: Simon Bridges rubbishes NZ First’s immigrant values proposal as ‘headline grabbing nonsense’ Jamie Ensor (Newshub): NZ First MP Tracey Martin says her party’s new immigrant and refugee Bill may not be needed RNZ: The country would be a ‘hell hole’ without NZ values – Winston Peters Jo Moir (RNZ): ‘Their values do not necessarily match up with our values’ Lucy Bennett (Herald): NZ First to discuss Respecting New Zealand Values bill Lucy Bennett (Herald): NZ First plans law change to make migrants, refugees ‘respect New Zealand values’ Laura Walters (Newsroom): Adhere to ‘New Zealand values’ or get out Jo Moir (RNZ): NZ First members want migrants and refugees to sign to core values Henry Cooke (Stuff): NZ First members push ‘values bill’ which could expel migrants Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Seymour-Peters rivalry continues as ACT accuses NZ First of policy theft Laura Walters (Newsroom): New Zealand First’s work not done yet Lucy Bennett (Herald): New Zealand First leader Winston Peters reviews the past year in Government Lucy Bennett (Herald): Boxer Joseph Parker surprise speaker at NZ First’s annual convention Henry Cooke (Stuff): NZ First kick off 25th conference with a look back – and Joseph Parker Jo Moir (RNZ): Joseph Parker guest speaker at NZ First conference Waka jumping law Audrey Young (Herald): Winston Peters wastes hard-won power on wretched law Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Happy Birthday Mr. Peters Bryce Edwards (RNZ): How To Win An Argument About: the waka-jumping bill Government Andrea Vance (Stuff): A week of grubby politics in contrast to New York performance Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in Politics: National on attack while PM visits UN Chris Keall (Herald): The CTO mess: Where to from here – experts’ advice for Megan Woods Steve Braunias (Herald): Secret Diary of… Derek Handley Greg Presland (The Standard): Is Michelle Boag advising Derek Handley? Morgan Godfery: Labour’s Māori caucus are right to back Meka Whaitiri. It’s tikanga at work. Tracy Watkins and Brad Flahive (Stuff): Prime Minister says committing to kindness shows strength, not weakness John Drinnan: The Importance of Being Close To Jacinda Herald: Clarke Gayford opens up about what it’s really like to be home with Neve Film industry subsidies Matt Nippert (Herald): Government bins film subsidy cuts after Avatar threat RNZ: Government backs down on film subsidy cap Greens RNZ: Marama Davidson: Get Work and Income out of people’s personal lives Newshub: Greens want welfare overhaul, but don’t know how much it will cost Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Green Party renews support for the same welfare policy from infamous Metiria Turei speech Gia Garrick (RNZ): Greens campaign for sanction free welfare system Lucy Bennett (Herald): Green Party launches campaign to overhaul welfare system Susan St John (Daily Blog): Dobbing in is a frightful blot on the face of a failed welfare system Tema Hemi (Māori TV): Green Party determined to end poverty National Party Tom Dillane and David Fisher (Herald): Oops they did it again…National pulls Carpool Karaoke rip-off promo amid copyright fears Newshub: National forced to pull Simon Bridges ‘Carpool Karaoke’ skit due to copyright fears Parliament, political parties David Farrar: Good proposals from Mallard on urgency Alan Apted (Stuff): Want to explore Parliament? Take a new virtual tour Finn Hogan (Newshub): New leader of The Opportunities Party talks ‘more democratic’ future Health and disability Eugene Bingham and Paula Penfold (Stuff): Who knows the true cost of medicines? Stuff: Drug Deals: The real price of medicine – secret money in the multi-million dollar legal drugs market Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Hospitals $370 million in the red, raising concern over funding for primary care Nicole Lawton (Stuff): Low income workers lose more teeth to dental decay – and are likelier to pull them out Cate Broughton (Stuff): Dental care brought to Kiwis … by the biggest chocolate bar company in the world Jonathan Milne (Stuff): Choc, horror, melt-in-your-mouth marketing men are from Mars 1News: Syrian refugees in NZ suffer excruciating dental pain, research finds RNZ: Human Rights Commission welcome changes to Funded Family Care Cate Broughton (Stuff): Questions raised over whether Kiwi surgeons have enough experience and skill for transvaginal mesh implants Jarred Williamson (Stuff): Last call for alcohol advertising on Auckland’s public transport 1News: Auckland Transport to be free from alcohol advertising from Monday Paul Little (Herald): Our health system shames us all Newshub: Man with rare blood type says gay donor rules should be changed Peter Williams (Bay of Plenty Times): Too many women dying of gynaecological cancers Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Patient with drain in her chest says she was told to clean ‘revolting’ toilet herself at Waikato Hospital Jennifer Eder (Marlborough Express): Patients petition to keep three-day GP clinic in outlying town Nin Hindmarsh (Stuff): Four-week wait to see GP sends frustrated Golden Bay patients over the hill Adele Redmond (Stuff): The ‘Girl Code’: High school students’ emergency kits to combat period poverty Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Stress becoming ‘unsustainable’ for many students, says Green MP Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Greens pressure Government on mental health after Swarbrick takes portfolio Press: Editorial: Telling people to ‘harden up’ is not helping Meghan Lawrence (Herald): New Zealand businesses step up in fight against high suicide rates Child welfare Michelle Duff (Stuff): Children’s commissioner: state care residences must close Newshub: Children’s Commissioner pushes community-group homes for high-risk youths Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Greater Māori role sought in care of at-risk young people 1News: State care of children needs Māori approach after ‘colonising process’ – Children’s Commissioner Kerre McIvor (Herald): Their stories broke my heart — I hope to do them justice Herald and World Vision: Not for Sale series: Ending the exploitation of girls Police Paula Penfold (Stuff): Is it enough that police are investigating themselves over use of security firms? Newshub: Police spying inquiry needs more independence – Russel Norman RNZ: Police to investigate use of security consultants Newshub: New Zealand Police launch internal probe into use of external security consultants No Right Turn: No credibility Lucy Bennett (Herald): Police warning over traffic ticket-processing system Newshub: Traffic ticket system could ‘cease to operate’ Jennifer Eder (Marlborough Express): Social media making new police recruits ill-equipped for life on the beat Justice, corrections Laura Tupou (Newshub): Court ruling on strip searches has Corrections officers worried Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Arthur Taylor and Phillip Smith win compensation after wrongful prison strip search Stuff: Auckland prisoners get $1000 each after ‘unlawful’ strip search Newshub: Court awards prisoners $2000 over ‘unlawful’ strip search Anneke Smith (RNZ): Prison strip-searches were unlawful, court rules No Right Turn: Finally Herald: Discharges without conviction halve in past decade Southland Times: Editorial: We cannot dispense with compassion David Farrar: What a huge waste of money John Boynton (RNZ): Ngāpuhi and Oranga Tamariki to provide service for young offenders RNZ: Celebration as past convictions for homosexuality wiped: ‘It’s been a long time coming’ Mike Wesley Smith and Finn Hogan (Newshub): Grove Road: Murder on a Sunday night Family and sexual violence strategy Newshub: Mixed reaction to new cross-Government family and sexual violence prevention plan Gia Garrick (RNZ): Govt outlines new plan to fight family and sexual violence: ‘They’re not getting that help’ Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): A new strategy to combat family and sexual violence NZ relationship with Pacific, foreign affairs and trade RNZ: NZ govt to launch project to empower Pasifika RNZ: Kris Faafoi first NZ Minister to visit Tokelau since 2004 Vinnie Wylie (RNZ): Insight: Rugby – Tackling Soft Diplomacy in the Pacific Apelu Tielu (E-Tangata): Don’t go down into the gutter with them Newshub: Winston Peters on his way to tsunami-hit Indonesia Aine Kelly-Costello (Newshub): Kiwi Robert Martin MNZM becomes first person with intellectual disability to chair UN session Jamie Gray (Herald): NZ officials keep a watching brief on China e-commerce rules Thomas Manch (Stuff): MFAT denies clearing a New Zealand-made plane for landing in North Korea Education John Gerritsen (RNZ): Filling next year’s teacher shortage ‘devilishly hard’ Simon Collins (Herald): Both primary and secondary teachers look set to strike Simon Collins (Herald): US teacher to NZ teachers: 9-day strike won us pay rise Astrid Austin (Hawke’s Bay Today): Hawke’s Bay schools seek more Ministry of Education help with traumatic incidents Liz Wylie (Whanganui Chronicle): No school for four years – invisible disability barrier to education for Razeal Natalie Akoorie (Herald): ‘Wagger wagon’ used to return truants to Fraser High no longer in use Richard Swainson (Stuff): Should New Zealand history must be taught in New Zealand schools Wiremu Manaia (E-Tangata): How compulsory te reo in schools would make us smarter Mike Mather (Stuff): Childcare centre boss silent over sexual assault investigation John Gerritsen (RNZ): Majority of polytechnics and tech institutes in financial trouble Herald Editorial: University of Auckland’s education ranking drop huge blow Simon Collins (Herald):University of Auckland scraps most teacher in-service support after $2.5m loss Simon Collins (Herald): University of Auckland to quit $80m Epsom campus by 2020 RNZ: Māori staff back uni vice-chancellor amid controversy Carmen Parahi (Stuff): Embattled Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas backed by Māori staff and students Tess Brunton (RNZ): Otago University students protest proctor’s ‘bongshell’ actions Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Otago University’s bong-taking proctor fronts for students at campus protest Environment and conservation Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Kiwi birds died from neglect at Cape Sanctuary in Hawke’s Bay – report Hawke’s Bay Today: Kiwi birds died from neglect at Cape Sanctuary in Hawke’s Bay Leighton Keith (Stuff): Deer release and war threat over 1080 still being investigated Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): 1080 protesters wilfully ignorant RNZ:1080 drop to go ahead at Cape Brett Conan Young (RNZ): Hunter Valley dispute: Matt Lauer agrees to give public better access Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Access agreement signed for Matt Lauer’s Central Otago high country station RNZ: Charges laid following creek poisoning Rod Oram (Newsroom): There are easy ways and hard ways Gwynne Dye (Herald): We’re riding to extinction waterfall in an oil barrel Rewa Harriman (Newshub): Para Kore: Going clean and green the Māori way Transport, motoring, aviation Newshub: Petrol prices heading for $2.70 – economist Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): Higher price of oil will impact household budgets – can you cope Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Petrol prices rise by another 3.5 cents per litre as new tax comes in Rob Stock (Stuff): A rose by any other name… changing the language of the petrol ‘discounts’ Herald: Petrol prices rise 3.5 cents a litre nationwide today as new fuel tax kicks in Chris Reed (Herald): Regional Fuel Tax: Hundreds paying levy for fuel to heat homes Chris Reed (Herald): Boaties want a break from new fuel tax 1News: Record petrol prices after tax hike spark calls for exemption, rethink Damian George (Stuff): Transport Minister Phil Twyford continues to rule out intervening in Wellington bus network fiasco Zac Fleming (RNZ): Girl’s death prompts upgrade of ageing Ruapehu shuttle buses Newshub: Ruapehu Alpine Lifts orders new bus fleet following fatal crash Bernard Orsman (Herald): Grey Lynn businesses withdraw support for cycleway fix costing $23m Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Ready to launch: Transmission Gully’s mega bridge set to move Robin Martin (RNZ):New Originair service links Nelson to Napier Tracy Neal (RNZ): NZ firm to introduce new drone-detection gadget for light aircraft Pike River Ruth Hill (RNZ): Former mines inspector meets Pike River families RNZ: Pike River probe’s independence under scrutiny Media ODT Editorial: Censorship a Trojan horse John Drinnan: Radio NZ Can’t Afford To Become Red Radio Māori TV: Māori TV news should stay Newshub: Emma Jolliff and Simon Shepherd to present Newshub Nation Anna Connell (Newshub): Where are the women/Māori/anyone other than white dudes in the CTO debate? Colin Craig and Rachel MacGregor defamation trial Sam Hurley (Herald): Colin Craig v Rachel MacGregor: A case benefiting no one? Tommy Livingston (Stuff): Colin Craig begins cross examination of Rachel MacGregor in defamation trial Sarah Robson (RNZ): Rachel MacGregor: ‘I had no interest in the political side of this’ Local government Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Councils warned electronic voting will not be secure Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Ethics debate too late for defence forum protesters Jacob McSweeny (Whanganui Chronicle): Meet the mayors fighting Government for local control RNZ: Auckland Council report reveals $600m surplus Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland politician Penny Hulse: ‘You’ve got to go when you’re loving it’ RNZ: Queens Wharf extension ‘an egregious environmental blemish’ MItch McCann (Newshub): Stoush brews over Auckland waterfront trams Collette Devlin (Stuff): Wellington City Council likely to tackle ‘commercial’ Airbnb hosts Mary-Jo Tohill (Stuff): Airbnb: Analysing the impact of disruptive innovation Alexander Robertson (Herald): Local Focus: Despairing Manawatū man threatens hunger strike over leaky home Housing Damian Christie (Newshub): ‘It’s a very bad outlook’: Half of over-65s will have to rent by 2040 Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland’s affordable housing issue comes around again and again, like a carousel Martin Johnston (Herald): Auckland suburban profile: Sadness, trauma, jobs and new houses in rebirth of Glen Innes Scott Yeoman (Herald): Taxpayers fork out millions for unnecessary meth clean-up in Tauranga and Western Bay Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Hundreds of KiwiBuild homes planned for Wanaka Henry Cooke (Stuff): 211 KiwiBuilds to be built in Wanaka, with 10 open soon RNZ: Wanaka to get first KiwiBuild homes in South Island 1News: Photos: Take a sneak peek at South Island’s first KiwiBuild development, in Wanaka 1News: Wanaka to get South Island’s first KiwiBuild development Eva Corlett (RNZ): Women-only shelter for Auckland’s homeless deemed a success Anneke Smith (RNZ): Mother’s tough choice to bring sick baby back to ‘swamp house’ Rob Stock (Stuff): House sellers’ confidence is high, and so are the prices they are asking Whanganui Chronicle: Wellington Labour MP visits Whanganui, talks to council Jessica Tyson (RNZ): 500 smoke alarms donated to Northland homes Tax Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): IRD collects 170 times more from students Hamish McQueen (Stuff): Capital gains tax would not hold back property investment Defence forces, national security Chris Trotter: Operation Burnham Inquiry To Proceed Under Cover Of Darkness RNZ: NZ air force finds two missing Kiribati fishermen Simon Ewing-Jarvie: Against the Tide: A Red Team View of Technology Trends in National Security Treaty of Waitangi Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Waitangi Tribunal ‘a costly business’ for claimants Matthew Rosenberg (Stuff): Treaty settlement nears completion for five iwi from Mahurangi to Bay of Plenty Canterbury, EQC Michael Hayard (Stuff): Sir Michael Cullen to chair EQC through ‘critical period’ Michael Hayward (Stuff): Government-owned Southern Response facing multimillion-dollar legal action RNZ: Fundraising push for Christchurch sustainable food project RNZ:Canterbury health staff ready for move to new $72m building Animal welfare Bob Kerridge (Newsroom): The new war on cats Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Toxic meatballs could target feral cats Michael Hayward (Stuff): New rodeo animal welfare rules ‘crisis management’, critics say Vernoica Rotman (Newsroom): Sharks – a question of retribution Drugs Zane Small (Newshub): New Zealand’s cannabis hotspots Isaac Davison and Tom Dillane (Herald): High point: Drug test change at music festivals Grant Shimmin (Timaru Herald): Let’s have the important conversations, but trust our young adults Jared Savage (Herald): High Court judge finds Francis Gary Fennell paid $230,000 selling cocaine and Ecstasy in Australia and New Zealand Primary industries RNZ: M bovis ‘reinforces the need’ for biosecurity plan Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Overseas consumers duped by diluted mānuka honey Herald: Time for look at farm machinery and children after tragic deaths in Otago Other Michael Wright (Stuff): ‘Let it rest’: The Pike River and CTV families who want to move on Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Travel insurance claim turned down because of undiagnosed cancer Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Govt may change immigration settings to take climate change refugees Philip Matthews (Stuff): National Portrait: Max Rashbrooke 1News: Georgina Beyer honoured by invite to speak at famous Oxford University debating society Caley Callahan (Newshub): Cadbury World: Dunedin’s bittersweet $7 million promise Tom Coupé (Interest): NZ from an international perspective, including, the country of volunteers, a good place for minorities, (un)affordable housing, treating women with respect & more Rob Stock (Stuff): KiwiSaver is a government-subsidised holiday fund to many 1News: Deceased children to be included on parents’ death certificates thanks to one mum’s campaign Herald: Jacinda Ardern’s response to Toni Street’s adoption woes Stuff: What women want series Rob Mitchell (Stuff): What’s the business case for going green John Boynton (RNZ): Inside the attempts to revive Ngāi Tahu dialect Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): NZ to help track space junk in midst of space’s ‘business revolution’ Emily Cooper (1News): Southern Hemisphere’s first space junk radar to be built in Otago RNZ: Clocks go forward in NZ but Europe to scrap daylight saving Emma Hatton (RNZ): Kitchen stirs up community spirit by serving local needs Stuff: Winston Peters shocks Racing Board by withdrawing ‘race fields’ bill Colin Williscroft (Stuff): Money given to restock rivers can of worms for regional Fish & Game council Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Business pessimism ‘wake-up’ call to Government, says chamber of commerce Dionne Christian (Herald): Podcast reveals drama of writing lives Lani Wendt Young (E-Tangata): Writing to live, living to write]]>