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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – October 29 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] Government Tracy Watkins (Stuff): The Government no-one saw coming just turned one Heather du-Plessis Allan (Herald): Hats off to Ardern and Peters Claire Trevett (Herald): Ahoy! One year down but pirates ahead for PM Jacinda Ardern Brigitte Morten (RNZ): Few fireworks in Labour-NZ First marriage, but is govt delivering? Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): One year of the new Government: The faded hope of a hollow promise – grading Labour, NZ First & Greens Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): One year of the new Government: The faded hope of a hollow promise – grading the issues 1News: Ardern and Peters say coalition ‘better than expected’ on first anniversary, Bridges sees ‘disarray’ Newshub: The Project: Jacinda Ardern word association game TVNZ: Marae: Labour’s deputy leader brought to tears during candid TV interview National Party Graham Adams (Noted): Has National weathered the Jami-Lee Ross storm? Cameron Slater: Another hit job from David Fisher which I must correct and tell the truth that the National party fails to David Fisher (Herald): Jami-Lee Ross: New text from ‘homeless’ MP reveals the tipping point Cameron Slater: Why are the journalists facing a dilemma? Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): In their haste to crucify a MeToo villain, did Newsroom become a snuff blog? Newshub: ‘Silly and pointless’ to hold confidence vote – Simon Bridges John Anthony (Stuff): National president named chairman of Chinese conference by alleged donor Zhang Martyn van Beynen (Stuff):How do we handle a mentally unwell MP? Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): Why I sympathise with Jami-Lee Ross Steve Braunias (Herald): Secret Diary of … Judith Collins Mike Williams (Hawkes Bay Today): Must be time for a post Jami-Lee Ross National Party clean-out Peter Griffin (Listener): Covert recordings and the laws and ethics behind them Political finance Dan Satherley and Simon Shepherd (Newshub): State-funding political parties ‘not our culture’ – Andrew Little Liam Hehir (Spinoff): The case for anonymous political donations Parliament Chris Trotter: Too Close For Comfort Tim Watkin (Pundit): Don’t give me culture – change it Collette Devlin (Stuff): How parties plan to stomp out sexual harassment in political arena Deborah Hill Cone (Herald): Can something positive come out of Jami-Lee Ross mess? Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in Politics: Who would want to lead National right now? The Standard: An Ineffectual Opposition Is Bad News Housing Bernard Orsman (Herald): First KiwiBuild families continues Labour tradition of providing decent, warm, dry homes 1News: Concern Government creating greater inequality with KiwiBuild homes Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Housing crisis to worsen despite Government’s KiwiBuild policy Pacific Media Centre: Housing trust chief slams ‘short cuts’ approach to NZ homes crisis Eva Corlett (RNZ): First KiwiBuild families welcomed to new Papakura homes Laine Moger (Stuff): First KiwiBuild families welcomed to new homes by Prime Minister Herald: First KiwiBuild families welcomed by PM Jacinda Ardern at Papakura launch Katie Fitzgerald and Emma Cropper (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern, Phil Twyford welcome first families to new KiwiBuild development Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): ‘This is obviously a citrus tree’ – PM responds to ‘mischievous’ comments about KiwiBuild gift Herald: ‘Thank you Ms Jacinda’ – PM shares heartwarming note from youngest KiwiBuild resident No Right Turn: Climate Change: Labour isn’t serious Jacob McSweeny (Whanganui Chronicle): Former Rent Centre inspector says company used incoming bonds to pay outgoing tenants Ben Leahy (Herald): Herne Bay homes make almost 20 times more money in one year than average city worker Catherine Harris (Stuff): Falling Australian house prices a warning for NZ: commentator Lydia Lewis (Newshub): Homeless advocate fights back as Auckland Council tears down makeshift homes Abortion Southland Times Editorial: Law Commission steps up on abortion Dan Satherley and Simon Shepherd (Newshub): Justice Minister Andrew Little backs removing legal restrictions on abortions up to 22 weeks RNZ: Abortion law reform options an improvement – advocate Liz Bedoe (Newsroom): Time to change outdated abortion laws Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): New Zealand pro-choice campaigners hail move towards abortion law reform Jackie Edmond (Spinoff): Explaining the Law Commission’s alternative approaches to abortion law 1News: NZ’s first major step in abortion law reform in 40 years gets support from PM Melanie Earley and Hannah Martin (Stuff): Government considers three options for abortion law reform Stuff: Law Commission proposes Govt repeals criminal offences in abortion law reform Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Three options for abortion law reform Anna Whyte (1News): Law Commission’s alternative approaches to abortion released, if it is removed from the Crimes Act Katie Fitzgerald and Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Abortion Law review findings released Jo Moir (RNZ): Abortion not a crime if Labour delivers on law change Lucy Bennett (Herald): Law Commission proposes repealing criminal offences for abortions David Farrar: Three options for abortion reform No Right Turn: Reforming abortion law Education Simon Collins (Herald): Early childhood teacher shortage means teachers can get ‘whatever they want’ John Gerritsen (RNZ): One Year On: Teachers disappointed and frustrated Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): Employment Relations Authority to facilitate in teachers’ strike 1News: Talks planned to try and stop teachers strikes next month Adele Redmond (Stuff): NZEI and Education Ministry ‘urgently’ seek independent facilitation as primary teachers and principals vote for further strikes 1News: Union wants Government to prioritise cash for teachers, in wake of $5.5 billion surplus Jason Walls (Herald): Chris Hipkins is ‘disappointed but not surprised’ with teachers’ decision to strike next month Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Education Minister says Government sympathises with frustrated teachers: ‘We’ve got a lot of work to do’ Alex Baird (Newshub): Classrooms of 40 students: Primary school teachers vote to strike over pay and work conditions Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Government’s $5.5 billion surplus gives Chris Hipkins more options to deal with teachers’ strikes than National had – Nikki Kaye RNZ: ‘The recruitment into teaching is not really the big problem’ – Education Secretary Tom Dillane (Herald):The parent trap: How to navigate the minefield of intervening in your child’s bullying Chris Morris (ODT): 165 sign request to rename college Jason Walls (Herald): Fees-free education keeping cost of living down for high-spending households, Stats NZ data shows Cameron Bagrie (Herald): It’s time to end interest-free student loans Aine Kelly-Costello (Newshub): Outrage and sadness as eminent flute Professor farewelled Point of Order: Sir Ernest Rutherford today could go to university and learn how to synthesise his science with Māori belief Ruwani Perera (Newshub): Meet Tamatha Paul, Victoria University’s first wahine student president Health Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Up to 46 weeks’ wait for potentially life-saving heart scans 1News: NZ dentists hopeful subsidies could help get more Kiwis looking after their mouths Cate Broughton (Stuff): Natural toothpaste will lead to epidemic of dental decay: dentists Emma Russell (Herald): ‘I am scared’: South Auckland woman’s plea to end obesity-cancer epidemic Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): One in three New Zealanders drink dangerously through their entire lives – study Cate Broughton (Stuff): ACC says bogus case managers for “high risk” claimants legal RNZ: One social insurance scheme could work better – expert Tom Hunt (Stuff): Leaky pipes threaten Wellington hospital operating theatres LIbby Wilson (Stuff): Hunt on for nurses at Waikato DHB in wake of safer staffing agreement Lincoln Tan (Herald): Burnout leaving hospital doctors ‘unable to care’, putting patients at risk Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Christchurch Hospital contractor breached consent over non-approved pipes Brian Easton (Pundit): Should We Tax Sugar? Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Concern for patients as Central Otago after hours health service cut Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Fa’afetai Sopoaga: Connecting communities in Dunedin Laura Macdonald (Newshub): Kiwis’ slip, slop, slap and wrap knowledge slipping away RNZ: Beyond the Beehive: What the govt should do about mental health John Boynton (RNZ): Many kaumātua feel isolated – report Jess McAllen (RNZ): History repeating – New Zealand’s mental health inquiries Bridget Grace (Newshub): ‘Bark up’ rural mental health campaign launches Drugs Spinoff: Reeferendum: what should the question on cannabis legalisation be? Finn Hogan (Newshub): New Zealand ‘well-behind’ on lifesaving drug reform – Helen Clark 1News: Greens and NZ First at odds over how to deal with deadly synthetic cannabis crisis Vicki Anderson (Stuff): Crying on a P pipe’: Rachel’s life on meth Immigration Matthew Rosenberg and Paul Mitchell (Stuff): Jailed drug-dealer escapes deportation as Government grants him NZ residency Catherine Harris (Stuff): Drug dealer’s residency exemption not the norm Lucy Bennett (Herald): National wants answers after convicted drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek granted residence Jamie Ensor (Newshub):Immigration Minister ‘under threat’ after granting foreign drug importer NZ residency – Mark Mitchell RNZ: Czech drug smuggler gains residence in NZ Steve Kilgallon and Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): The Big Scam: ‘Marriages for sale’ in alleged visa rort Skara Bohny (Stuff): Immigration to take more regional approach, says minister Colin Craig vs Cameron Slater Andrew Geddis (Pundit): The only winning move is not to play Sam Brooks (Spinoff): All the biggest burns in the Colin Craig v Cameron Slater judgment Fuel taxes and petrol prices Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Will Ardern’s fondness for ‘captain’s calls’ come back to bite her? Newshub: Home support workers ‘having to pay out of our pockets’ to keep working thanks to high petrol prices Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Petrol station boycott sparks response from thousands Protection for whistleblowers Catherine Harris (Stuff): Organisations may face stiffer obligations to whistle-blowers Lucy Bennett (Herald): State Services Commission reports back on possible stronger protections for whistle-blowers Zane Small (Newshub): Whistleblowers to get more safety under proposed law changes Foreign affairs Michael Appleton (Spinoff): An eye, an ear, a voice: 75 years of New Zealand in the world MIchael Reddell: New Zealand, the PRC, and our traditional partners Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Kiwis keeping the peace in Korea Nauru refugees Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Overwhelming support from Australians for Nauru refugees to be moved to New Zealand poll AAP (Guardian): Almost 80% of voters support NZ resettlement for children on Nauru, poll shows Waleed Aly (Sydney Morning Herald): New Zealand, asylum seekers and nonsense: An Australian perspective Paul Little (Herald): What to do about Saudi Arabia? Justice, corrections Rob Mitchell (Stuff): The struggle to house child sex offenders and keep society safe David Farrar: Disappointed National voted against Stuff: Retired Supreme Court judge John McGrath dies Police Mike Wesley-Smith and Finn Hogan (Newshub): Revealed: No GPS trackers in NZ Police fleet Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): A sign of the times Annette Lambly (Stuff): Northland’s new top cop to focus on leadership RNZ: Cop who made racist remarks wins $11,000 police payout Treaty RNZ: Little confident in proposed Ngāpuhi Treaty settlement model Rukuwai Tipene-Allen (Māori TV): Hapū outraged at ‘rushed’ voting process Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Ngāpuhi vote soon on model for biggest ever treaty settlement Environment and conservation Rod Oram (Newsroom): The crucial but contentious methane decision Sean Connelly (ODT): Food system needs new ‘sense’ Jonathan Milne (Stuff):  To cull protected fur seals or to consign muttonbirding to history? Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Southern Māori ask to ‘control’ protected fur seal population to save muttonbirding heritage Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): It’s ‘Save The Kiwi’ month, yet they’re declining at 2 per cent a year Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Sweeping measures needed to halt biodiversity crisis Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): A message from NZ to other Antarctic-faring nations Claudia Palmer (Spinoff): The oil and gas ban shows NZ as a true leader on the hardest issue of our times Cameron Madgwick (Spinoff): If the oil and gas ban is really a good idea, why are they rushing it through? Sophie Barclay (Stuff): Photo essay: Battling Big Oil in the dangerous southern ocean Tracy Neal (RNZ): Plan to burn treated timber in landfill kiln gets binned Bayley Moor (Stuff): Volunteer groups contribute $1million in unpaid pest control Newshub: Funeral to be held for endangered Hector and Māui dolphins killed in 2018 Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): Trio call for ‘common sense’ after defying closure and walking Te Mata track Caley Callahan (Newshub): ‘He was a legend’: Beloved DoC ranger Paul Hondelink killed in Wanaka helicopter crash farewelled Primary industries Waikato Times Editorial: The chicken conundrum Sally Rae (ODT): Food, fibre fund open for business RNZ: Large-scale Canterbury irrigation project in new hands Tess Brunton (RNZ): Agritourism with a touch of Southern hospitality Newshub: Ministry for Primary Industries catches group of 11 people poaching crayfish and kina Herald: Six adults, five kids caught with dozens of crayfish poached from Gisborne marine reserve Regional development 1News: Rail corridor from Whangarei to Marsden Point gets underway Mere McLean (Māori TV): 150 new jobs set for Kawerau Mere McLean (Māori TV):$2mil of Provincial Growth Fund to be invested into Kawerau MSD, welfare Kirsty Johnston (Herald): Ministry of Social Development to stop using fake names for staff dealing with ‘high risk’ clients Nic Blakeley (Newsroom): For all the Jaydens out there Katie Doyle (RNZ): Teen in Oranga Tamariki care left to roam streets: ‘One night he slept in the cinema’ Business Lucy Bennett (Herald): Small Business Council to consider future of Small Business Council Ben Mack (Idealog): How the World Indigenous Business Forum is empowering rangatahi and supporting Māori business RNZ: Women still scarce on boards of NZ’s top companies Chris Keall (Herald):Researchers reveal best and worst NZ companies for women on boards, call for action Media and broadcasting Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Government could help pave way towards a solution for the media Jeremy Rose (RNZ): Politics, sex and the media Glen McConnell (Stuff): The future for TVNZ: How it plans to win the war against Sky TV and Netflix Mere McLean (Māori TV): Māori radio excellence acknowledged Kim Knight (Herald): John Campbell: ‘It’s not easy being the world’s most uptight man’ Nevak Rogers (E-Tangata): Windows into other worlds Defence Industry Association forum Tom Hunt (Stuff): Defence Force slammed in banners erected overnight on road to Wellington Airport John Hinchcliff (Manawatū Standard): Mysterious Defence ‘forum’ an insult to democracy Darroch Ball (Stuff): Protesters overlook importance of industry to New Zealand and their right to have a say Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Appeal made to councillors to stop Defence Forum road blocks Local government 1News: Dunedin mayor wants local councils in control of gambling machine policies – ‘Communities have no power’ Laura Dooney (RNZ): Councils feel powerless to stop gambling harm RNZ: Dunedin alcohol sale restrictions to come into force next year Thomas Manch (Stuff): Drunk and disorderly in Kilbirnie could prompt liquor clampdown Dan Dalgety (RNZ): New Christchurch stadium will be shaped by community feedback RNZ: Fizzle or fire: Should Auckland Council ban fireworks? 1News: Auckland Council suggests Government ban on public sale of fireworks Christchurch  Tina Law (Stuff): Public access to two of Christchurch’s treasured heritage buildings restricted RNZ: Christchurch’s first new preschool since quakes to open next year RNZ: Twisted bridge to return to the banks of the Avon Royal visit 1News: Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s NZ royal tour day one wrap Herald Editorial:Tour de force Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Do we get value for money from Harry and Meghan’s visit? 1News: Almost half of Kiwis consider Duke and Duchess’ $1m visit bad use of taxpayer money Stuff: Nearly half of Kiwis think the royals’ visit is a bad use of taxpayer money Oscar Kightley (Stiuff): The royals should have at least gone halves in the Pacific tour 1News: Duchess of Sussex draws applause as she greets the crowd in Te Reo Māori during speech on women’s suffrage Stuff: Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy hosts reception honouring 125 years since women’s suffrage Sophie Bateman (Newshub): NZ Government House event for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle evacuated Newshub: Haka for Meghan Markle, Prince Harry at New Zealand’s Govt House RNZ: Rapturous welcome for royals in Wellington RNZ: Wellington mayor urges public to be courteous ahead of royal visit Nicole Lawton (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern opens up on the pleasure of being a new mum ahead of royal visit RNZ: The history of Māori and visiting British royalty Aimee Shaw (Herald): Royal duties: The businesses gearing up to host Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Māori Party Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Bentham Ohia new Māori Party co-Vice President (Tāne) Kelvin McDonald (Māori TV): Māori Party AGM to turn strategy into action Aadam Hollingsworth (Newshub): Māori Party want to learn from New Zealand First’s successes and fight back at next election Transport Phil Pennington (RNZ): Suspended vehicle engineer defends his work Newshub: More e-scooters hit the streets of Auckland Herald Editorial: Let’s not be too quick to slap regulations on scooters Finn Hogan (Newshub): Former Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse says we need a moratorium on motorways Employment Alexia Russell (Newsroom): Time to put the ‘health’ into Health and Safety Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Demolition workers worried after company exposes them to asbestos twice Alexandra Nelson (Newshub): Hamilton company celebrates disabled worker’s 50th anniversary Samantha Gee (Nelson Mail): Nelson man proves Down syndrome no barrier to employment NZ Wars Alexander Gillespie (Herald): Let’s not forget those who fell in the New Zealand Wars Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Waipā District commemorates NZ Wars KIwi values Rob Mitchell (Stuff): Five ways NZ has changed beyond recognition – and changed for the better Chris McKeen and Melanie Earley (Stuff): I’m proud of how chill we are’: Golriz Ghahraman and Guy Williams on what makes them ‘Kiwi as’ Consumer rights Susan Edmunds and Catherine Harris (Stuff): Is New Zealand’s supermarket duopoly ripping us off? RNZ: WORLD accepts ‘made in NZ’ tag may have broken law Other Rob Stock (Stuff): AMP era ends, impacting hundreds of thousands of Kiwis ODT: Life is a risky business RNZ: Pike River re-entry plan to be delivered this week Joss Miller (ODT): Free speech must be cherished, lest it slips away from us Eleanor Wenman (Stuff): Wellington charity HELP takes look at explosion of #MeToo movement Damien Grant (Stuff): Let’s not forget the presumption of innocence Meghan Lawrence (Herald): Family holiday ruined by racist tirade: ‘This country is for white people only’ Stuff: The secrets even the woman they’re about can’t know Herald: Injured soldier who was refused compensation wins top award at Invictus Games Damon Rusden (Stuff): Migrants aren’t the reason Super is costing more – it’s bad planning Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Government pledges $1m for app that aims to lock out cyber intruders Tod Niall (Stuff): C&R retains hold in record low turnout Entrust election Eden More (RNZ): Rare chance to see taonga from Māori King’s private collection Herald: Vegans outraged after animal fat used to make NZ banknotes Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Blatant discrimination – why are all the artificial intelligence assistants women? James Maclaurin, Colin Gavaghan & Alistair Knott (Stuff): ‘Human oversight’ does not remove all the risks of AI Russell Craig (Stuff): Maximising our AI opportunities – without trampling our ethics and destroying jobs RNZ: Steel & Tube must repay customers, says lawyer RNZ: Why sharemarkets are so volatile right now Newshub: Dunedin named New Zealand’s most beautiful city]]>