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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – October 2 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] NZ First and immigrant values Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): Whistling on migration yet leaving migration high: what’s Winston playing at? Saziah Bashir (RNZ): NZ First remit about ‘borders’ and ‘power’ not ‘values’ Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): The $200 million migrant exploitation problem Herald Editorial: Legislating the nation’s values a dangerous path Press Editorial: New Zealand laws already cover this MIchael Reddell: Against values tests Gordon Campbell: On why we shouldn’t buy into NZF’s pledge list of values Patrick Gower (Newshub): Citizenship test would benefit NZ – but Winston Peters will never define our values Morgan Godfery (Stuff): New Zealand values bill – identity politics for white people No Right Turn: NZ First vs NZ values Greg Presland (The Standard): Kiwi values 1News: ‘It’s not Government policy’ – Jacinda Ardern distances Labour from NZ First’s proposed immigrant values bill Zane Small (Newshub): Labour won’t support NZ First’s values test on migrants – Jacinda Ardern Spinoff: Can you pass NZ First’s New Zealand Values Citizenship Test? Craig McCulloch (RNZ): NZ First’s Kiwi values plan: ‘How do you actually test people?’ Isobel Ewing (Newshub): What are the ‘New Zealand values’ NZ First wants to test migrants on? Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Why does the NZ First ‘values’ bill take aim at anti-alcohol immigrants? Scott Palmer (Newshub): NZ First’s immigrant and refugee Bill ‘nonsense’ – expert Newshub: Proposed law to make immigrants sign up to NZ values ‘headline grabbing nonsense’ Opposition says Liam Hehir (Stuff): Life after Winston Peters looks grim for NZ First David Cormack (Herald): Shane Jones – Mr Bombastic Greens Newshub: ‘Get out of office’: Duncan Garner slams ‘completely incompetent’ Marama Davidson Laura Macdonald (Newshub): Marama Davidson’s lack of facts ‘amateurish’ – National Martyn Bradbury: Marama’s train wreck AM Show interview Martyn Bradbury: Young Greens highlight Marama’s train wreck AM Show interview was far worse CPAG: Green Party campaign for welfare reform welcomed by CPAG David Farrar: Greens wishlist for welfare Government Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Jacinda Ardern really did make a splash on the world stage Steven Cowan : Infantile politics 1News: Jacinda Ardern says showcasing merits of globalisation best way to combat isolationist agenda Keith Beautrais (Whanganui Chronicle): United Nations showdown: Baby Neve versus the fossil fool Herald: PM Jacinda Ardern defends paying ad agency to film New York trip Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Why should we pay for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s ad agency? Greg Prseland (The Standard): Ardern is the anti Trump 1News: Prime Minister acknowledges ‘messiness’ around saga that led to 100k payout to Derek Handley 1News: Jacinda Ardern politely declines Russell Crowe’s invitation to serve as Australia’s PM, too 1News: Russell Crowe proposes NZ and Australia merge so Jacinda Ardern can lead both countries Stuff: Russell Crowe praises Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: ‘Just accept it… she’s awesome’ Whanganui Chronicle: Editorial: Ardern’s mothering feat is not unusual Point of Order: More jobs for the boys (and yes, jobs for the girls, too) Parliament and government Audrey Young (Herald): Winston Peters is open to revisiting contentious parts of MMP voting system Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Time to have a serious look at MMP Jason Walls (Herald): PM’s Wellington residence gets $1 million upgrade ODT: Max Rashbrooke – For the public good Liz Gordon: Kindness Housing Branko Marcetic (Newsroom): Long read: Foxes in charge of the meth house Jason Walls (Herald): Twyford today launched the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, but what is it? Henry Cooke (Stuff): Housing Ministry opens with budget millions less than Treasury recommends 1News: John Campbell visits renters in Auckland’s Mangere to find out how NZ poorest families are faring in 2018 Imogen Neale (Stuff): Sick Auckland ‘swamp house’ baby out of hospital and into a motel Ben Leahy (Herald): First-home buyers are paying $622,125 on average to get a foot on the property ladder Ben Leahy (Herald): Landlord left with $42,000 repair bill from tenant says law doesn’t protect investors Geoff Lewis (Stuff): Property manager warns against going too far with Tenancy Act reform Carmen Hall (Bay of Plenty Times): Bay of Plenty landlords pull out of property market over new tenant rights Tracy Neal (RNZ): Tasman landlord had people ‘crying’ and ‘begging’ to view property Education Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Govt has work to do to fix ‘battered and bruised’ education system – principal Callum Baird (Newsroom): Comment: It’s time NZEI stepped up for teachers Katarina Williams (Stuff): Rolling national strike an option for primary school teachers and principals RNZ: Teachers to vote on strike when new school term starts Herald: Primary teachers’ union recommends rolling regional strikes Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Teachers to vote on week of nationwide strikes 1News: Primary teachers proposing more strikes after rejecting Ministry of Education’s latest offer Simon Collins (Herald): Teacher aides, trainees earn less than minimum wage, NZEI survey says Alexandra Nelson (Newshub): Survey reveals ‘disgraceful’ wages of early childhood educators Adele Redmond (Stuff): Some early childhood teachers earning close to minimum wage, union survey shows John Gerritsen (RNZ): Schools covering true impact of teacher shortage John Gerritsen (RNZ): Principals dubious about student truancy report Aroha Awarau (Māori TV): Hato Paora’s new direction Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): ‘Inspire more women and more Māori and Pasifika into science’ Carmen Parahi (Stuff): Don Brash raises concerns about Massey University’s Treaty plans Dave Armstrong (Stuff): A song to the bong – Dave Armstrong’s ode to Dunedin student life Sandra Grey, Cat Pause, Sarah Proctor-Thomson (Spinoff): Universities’ pitiful response to gender inequality isn’t good enough Health and disability Karen Brown (RNZ): Health officials under pressure for earlier bowel cancer screening for Māori Carla Penman (Herald): Traces of plastics chemical detected in Wellington aquifer Newshub: BPA chemical found in Wellington drinking water aquifer – report RNZ: NZ nurses group says promotion of Pacific labour ‘insulting’ Sam Hurley (Herald): Paedophile teacher applies for clean slate to work in aged care Herald: Napier rest home found in breach of code after elderly man died after assault by fellow resident Stuff: Family receives apology after dementia patient dies following assault by fellow resident Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Canterbury DHB underreporting sexual abuse – nurse Southland Times Editorial: Blood brothers must be carefully chosen Ruby Macandrew (Stuff): Renewed call for donors as the world-leading NZ Blood Service celebrates 20th Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Countdown straws banished without disabled community’s input, advocate says Bruce Munro (ODT): The art of recovery Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Laws, Seymour and English debate the End of Life Choice bill in Gore Environment and conservation Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Concerns for birds spark call for DOC partnerships review Richard Harman (Politik): Fishing for trouble Kate Gudsell and Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Hunting lobby wins concessions over tahr cull Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Time to ruffle some feathers: Public to vote for Bird of the Year Whanganui Chronicle: Too polluted to swim – permanent warning signs for Kai Iwi, Ototoka beaches Dan Hikuroa (Newsroom):Another approach to our freshwater crisis Mere McLean (Māori TV): Iwi to partake in Kaituna River management RNZ: Countdown’s plastic-straw ban in effect Newshub:Countdown no longer sells plastic straws RNZ: Dual name recommended for Poverty Bay 1News: Poverty Bay name change to include Tūranganui a Kiwa, one step closer Andrew McRae (RNZ): First kiwi set free on island – hopes 500 more will follow Chris Trotter: The Devil’s Imagination Geoff Duffy (Herald): Methane stance way off track Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear NZ Herald – why are you publishing a climate denier without telling your readers they are a climate denier Justice Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Payout to assaulted prison guard a ‘landmark’ decision 1News: Payout to prison guard left traumatised after attack by inmate a ‘landmark’ decision Kurt Bayer (Herald): Family of inmate bashed to death in his cell question delays in getting him help John Boynton (RNZ): Iwi-led youth remand service launched in Kaikohe Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): New kaupapa Māori approach for high-risk youth offenders Employment Patrick Gower (Newshub): Extend paid parental leave to school holidays Paul Watson (ODT): Why MECAs are good for the NZ economy Scott Palmer (Newshub): New Zealand should be first to introduce 4-day working week – employer Damien Venuto (Herald): It’s official: Four-day week becomes permanent at Kiwi company Perpetual Guardian Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Perpetual Guardian makes four-day week permanent Catherine Harris (Stuff): Shift worker questions working extra hour because of daylight saving Jim Rose (Dominion Post): Why pay equity ends up being unfair to fair employers Transport Simon Louisson (Newsroom): The US consultant behind Wellington bus nightmare 1News: Kiwi interest in electric cars sky rockets as petrol prices continue to go up Dan Satherley (Newshub): Drivers will ignore low speed limits – safety campaigner Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Driver licence testing system a money-making rort Sean Hogan (1News): Pilots Association concerned as Napier control tower goes unmanned four times in two weeks Immigration Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Travellers refusing digital search now face $5000 Customs fine 1News: Immigration NZ clamps down on visitor visas as more seek asylum after arriving Sam Kilmister (Stuff): Deported wife unable to visit husband’s grave after immigration battle Local government Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Defence industry forum to go ahead at council venue, despite protests Sam Kilmister (Stuff): Rural revolt brewing over Manawatū District representation review RNZ: Council goes ahead with plans to control freedom camping sites Newshub: Freedom camping to be trialled in Dunedin city this summer Tim Miller (ODT): Dunedin City Council invites freedom campers into city centre Benn Bathgate (Stuff): Rotorua ratepayers face possible $5.4m hit as council taken to Environment Court Eric Crampton: Mayors for localism Animal welfare Newshub: Raft of new animal welfare rules come into effect 1News: People who leave dogs in hot cars can be fined under new animal welfare rules Primary industries, overseas investment Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Farm deaths and injuries declining despite latest tragedy Eva Corlett (RNZ): It’s sunny-side up for Kaipara community after Tegel mega-farm scrapped RNZ: Plans for country’s biggest chicken farm plucked by OIO Karen Rutherford (Newshub): Tegel’s poultry farm plans rejected Herald: Plans for Tegel chicken farm near Dargaville scrapped by Overseas Investment Office Keith Woodford (Interest): How Fonterra entrapped itself into factory farming in China Simon Hartley (ODT): Drop in confidence for dairy farmers Rachel MacGregor, Colin Craig defamation trial Sarah Robson (RNZ): Rachel MacGregor: ‘Nothing I did was inappropriate’ Sam Hurley (Herald): Colin Craig v Rachel MacGregor: ‘I refuse to be revictimised by you, Mr Craig’ Tommy Livingston (Stuff): Rachel MacGregor claims Colin Craig treated campaign trail as a ‘family road trip’ Earthquake preparedness Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Wellington building owner prosecuted after failing to meet masonry repair deadline David Kernohan (Herald): Dodgy earthquake rules another waste of money Adoption Herald: New Zealand’s adoption laws are out of date and need an overhaul, Toni Street says 1News: Toni Street slams ‘outdated’ surrogacy adoption process and spurs PM to promise ‘fixing’ the law Cecile Meier (Stuff): Toni Street revives calls to change NZ’s ‘outdated’ adoption laws – and Jacinda Ardern is listening Electricity Geoff Bertram (Press):It’s all there in the accounts: electricity distributors are making excessive profits Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Waikato pensioner angry at ‘exorbitant’ power costs to heat his home Family and sexual violence Jared Savage (Herald): Govt announces joint venture of 10 agencies to be held accountable for NZ’s appalling family and sexual violence Carol Harrington (Stuff): Speaking out about sexual violence on social media may not challenge gendered power relations Bryan Gould: #Me Too must become We Too Other John Gascoigne (Herald): NZ Super superior to private sector offerings Tema Hemi (Māori TV): Children’s Commissioner recommends change to State care system RNZ: Pike River: Mine to be purged of explosive gas Philip Matthews (Stuff): Racism and cartoons: Where do you draw the line? 1News: ‘A terrible crisis’ – NZ poised to help Indonesia after deadly earthquake and tsunami Derek Firth (Herald): How to rebuild the construction industry Catherine Harris (Stuff): Failed construction firm Ebert owes subbies at least $33.8m John Anthony (Stuff): Mainzeal creditors could have been $40m better off, forensic accountant says Brianna McIlraith (Stuff): Rainbow Warrior in Taranaki waters to send a message to oil giant Eden More (RNZ): New website which helps piece together iwi connections takes off RNZ: Ratepayers from around NZ unite for more clout with govt RNZ: Incoming head of NZ Presbyterians to draw on Pasifika background 1News: New Armistice Day 50 cent coin enters circulation today to mark 100 year anniversary Newshub: New coin to commemorate Armistice Day Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): Captain Cook statue to be relocated Denise Garland (Spinoff): Hey UK brewers, cultural appropriation is not cool Mariah Alyssa Medel (Newsroom): Cultural misappropriation: capturing Pacific stories]]>