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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – October 30 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] Immigration, Karel Sroubek residency decision Dileepa Fonseka and Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Immigration NZ fields more tip offs about scams than it can manage 1News: Jacinda Ardern defends decision not to deport Czech drug smuggler – ‘There’s other information, obviously’ Derek Cheng (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern backs her minister over not deporting Czech drug smuggler Karel Sroubek Zane Small (Newshub): ‘This is now a decision for him’: Jacinda Ardern defends drug lord’s residency Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Public deserve an explanation of Karel Sroubek decision Derek Cheng (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern says Karel Sroubek decision was difficult for Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway Scott Palmer and Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): ‘Not an easy one’: Jacinda Ardern defends decision to grant drug lord Karel Sroubek residency RNZ: Czech smuggler previously had residency – under a false identity Derek Cheng (Herald): Immigration Minister releases letter setting out residency conditions for Karel Sroubek Collette Devlin (Stuff): Drug smuggler Karel Sroubek’s ‘strict conditions’ to remain in New Zealand 1News: Czech drug smuggler granted NZ residency under strict conditions, Immigration Minister says Dan Satherley (Newshub): Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway reveals Karel Sroubek’s residency conditions Derek Cheng (Herald): National MP to travel to Czech Republic if Govt fails to give immigration answers Northland Age: MP protest after drug smuggler granted residency, Switzer care worker deported Dan Satherley (Newshub): Immigrant drug lord Karel Sroubek should be ‘gone by lunchtime’ – Simon Bridges RNZ: Minister criticised over drug smuggler’s residency Harrison Christian (Stuff): Couple struggling to remain in NZ disgusted drug dealer Karel Sroubek was granted residency David Farrar: What the Parole Board said David Farrar: The full background of the guy given residency by Labour Health and disability Hannah Martin (Stuff): Regulating junk food, alcohol, tobacco marketing could assist cancer prevention – experts Newshub: Junk food marketing needs to be changed to reduce risk of obesity induced cancers Karen Brown (RNZ): One Year On: The cost of accessible healthcare Ananish Chaudhuri (Herald) Racial bias unlikely in resuscitation attempts for premature births Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Health cuts feared as boards ordered to reduce deficits Libby Wilson (Stuff): Waikato DHB launches crackdown on expected $56m deficit RNZ: Sunday Morning: Dr Nick Wright: eating a plant-based diet Elena McPhee (ODT): Benefits to higher excise tax: research 1News: ‘Alarming’ new study shows 33 per cent of Kiwis are drinking hazardously their entire adult lives Dennis Maga (Stuff): Ambulance workers deserve better pay Karen Brown (RNZ): World shortage of HPV vaccine disrupts immunisation in NZ Annette Lambly (Stuff): Whangarei council votes for more outdoor spaces smokefree by 2020 Mike Houlahan (ODT): War kept killing after 1918: study Herald: New study finds WWI cast a long shadow over New Zealanders’ health Aine Kelly-Costello and Mitch McCann (Newshub): Blind Foundation members break down barriers in the newsroom Newshub: The amazing story of June Hieatt Phil Pennington (RNZ): Porirua community demands help after six suicides: ‘It’s just too many’ Housing Herald: Criticism over new KiwiBuild buyers’ suitability, housing minister says homes not for low-income families Susan Edmunds (Stuff): KiwiBuild not for low-income families, says housing minister Scott Palmer (Newshub): KiwiBuild ‘not aimed at low-income families’ – Phil Twyford David Farrar: Yes it is like winning Lotto Eva Corlett (RNZ): Barrier to compensation over flawed meth testing leaves bitter taste Derek Cheng (Herald): PM hopes compensation for flawed meth tests by Xmas Michelle Cooke and LIsa Owen (RNZ): Checkpoint: Law change ‘likely’ before meth compensation can be paid out Deena Coster (Stuff): $750K grant breathes life into kaumātua housing initiative Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Aussie property market slowdown might (and might not) be contagious Government Colin James (RNZ): Polls show coalition well-placed in second year of govt ODT Editorial: Labour’s satisfactory first year David Cormack (Herald): The politics of doing jack-all Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Verdicts on the Government’s first year Jen​ée Tibshraeny (Interest): Are criticisms that the Labour Party is the ‘tax party’ are well-founded? Whena Owen (1News): Shane Jones’ tari: ‘Welcome to the lair’ Online voting, party membership, parliament Liam Hehir (Stuff): Political parties benefit from having a broad base of members Josie Pagani (Stuff): The politics of ‘tribal’ membership Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Online voting no cure for apathy, says academic David Farrar:Huge increase in overseas votes because of e-voting Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Christians return to Parliament to protest removal of Jesus from prayer Jason Walls (Herald): Speaker Trevor Mallard ‘has no plans’ to reintroduce Jesus into Parliamentary prayer Abortion Liz Beddoe (Newsroom): Abortion law change at last in sight RNZ: Simon Bridges: Abortion law change a ‘conscience issue’ for MPs 1News: Should abortion be a health issue, rather than in the Crimes Act? Q+A debate Bob McCoskrie : The Q+A abortion debate Foreign affairs Jo Moir (RNZ): ‘The days of treating you as pests are over’ Derek Cheng (Herald): Winston Peters flags $70m for nurturing Pacific NGOs 1News: The Story with John Campbell: Trapped on Nauru Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Ardern softly raises concern over Uighurs Primary industries, animal welfare Pat Deavoll (Stuff): The light and the dark sides of the pork industry Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Countdown sells Kiwi free farmed fresh pork only Ewan Sargent (Stuff): Lamb hunter: ‘They have a good life, then bang’ Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Kiwi firm Craft Meat Company launches meat-free mince Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Taking animals out of the lab Jamie Gray (Herald): NZ dairy farm prices drop 18 pct as environmental, foreign investment concerns bite Stuff: Walker raises concerns about new farming rules Heather Chalmers (Stuff): Ngāi Tahu Farming replaces forestry with 14,000 cows at Eyrewell Environment and conservation Rachael Kelly (Southland times): Salmon company wants exclusive use of Stewart Island coastal area Alexander Robertson (Herald): Local Focus: Multi-kill traps deployed to save our rarest duck, the whistling whio Zane Small (Newshub): Tauranga Mayor calls for restrictions on so-called ‘flushable’ wet wipes Oil and gas exploration ban Mike Joy (Newsroom): Energy makes the economy go round Richard Harman (Politik): Ardern has to defend high speed legislative process Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Prime Minister says offshore oil permit ban legislation offers ‘complete certainty’ to industry Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Ardern defends short consultation period on oil/gas exploration ban Education Peter Lyons (ODT): Bid to bring in teachers shows up sad status of profession Luke Kirkeby (Stuff): Foreign teachers bridging New Zealand’s shortage Laura Walters (Newsroom): Teachers want long-term solutions Adele Redmond and Josephine Franks (Stuff): One third of early childhood centres struggling to fill vacancies, sector survey says Jessie Chiang (RNZ): ‘We’re known to be nurses, social workers – you name it’ Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Science shouldn’t be a ‘nice to have’ in schools Joanna Kidman and Vincent O’Malley (Briefing Papers): The New Zealand Wars and the School Curriculum Josh Williams (Herald): Apprenticeships and training a tertiary education success story Local government Liz McDonald (Stuff): Mayor sticks to short showers as council urges water restraint Bernard Orsman (Herald): $1.5m needed to fix deteriorating turf at Eden Park to guarantee continuation of All Black tests and T20 cricket matches Robin Martin (RNZ): Rubbish offer forces councils to reconsider $42m landfill plan Deena Coster (Stuff): Waitara residents upset by MP’s no show at leaseholders’ meeting Transport Todd Niall (Stuff):It’s time to ensure scootering stays fun for everyone Press Editorial: Teething problems no reason to simply abandon trial Newshub: No changes needed for Lime electric scooters – Gerry Brownlee Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Number of e-scooter ACC claims rises to 38 Alice Webb-Liddall and Ella Prendergast (Newshub): The substantial number of Lime scooter ACC injury claims in NZ already Mike Yardley (Stuff): Footpaths should be a no-no for scooters Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): ACC numbers reveal a 27-fold increase in e-bike related accidents in last five years Damian George (Stuff): At least 30 Wellington bus routes need fixing as network continues to struggle RNZ: Wellington bus strike called off Zane Small (Newshub): Car battery callouts spike in wake of rising fuel prices Colin Williscroft (Stuff): Speed limits as low as 60kmh proposed for parts of SH1 near Kaikoura Kawe Roes (Māori TV): New railway line to Marsden Point being investigated by KiwiRail Employment Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Construction and agriculture serious injuries on the rise Rob Stock (Stuff): Multi-national corporation breaches New Zealand bargaining law Herald: Bidfood found to have breached employment laws Newshub: Bidfood New Zealand found to have breached employment laws Business Nona Pelletier (RNZ): SME confidence collapses as revenue falls sharply Catherine Harris (Stuff): Influencers lay out plan to get more women on boards Royal visit Laura O’Connell Rapira (Spinoff): At Government House with the royals, 183 years after we declared our independence Herald Editorial: Harry and Meghan royalty with a difference Jason Walls (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern gifts Prince Harry a Shapeshifter CD and Meghan a pair of Boh Runga earrings Stuff: Prime Minister gifts music album and earrings to Prince Harry and Meghan Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): ‘Star-struck’ Northland MP Willow-Jean Prime talks period poverty with Duchess Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Meghan Markle praised for speaking Māori in New Zealand suffrage speech Other John Armstrong (1News): The sad truth for Simon Bridges is that the vast proportion of the public simply don’t like him Cate Broughton (Stuff): EQC’s disaster fund to get $50m Government top up, months earlier than forecast Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): NZ experts cautious about following UK with new tax on digital giants Simeon Brown (Spinoff): A middle ground on drug laws: Simeon Brown responds to Chlöe Swarbrick Gia Garrick (RNZ): Whistleblower protection: firms and charities may face tougher reporting Mike Dinsdale (Northern Advocate): Twenty-one kids in state care commit crimes in Tai Tokerau in a year Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Five things to look for in the Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank report on New Zealand banks’ conduct and culture Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): RBNZ’s Orr ‘off-the-record’ speech Ian Taylor (ODT): Govt must be shown how region is behind project Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Te Papa lacking enough internal staff to look after entire collection, experts say 1News: Police investigate ‘date rape’ complaint at Auckland K Road bar amid calls for better reporting RNZ: Samoa to tighten adoption laws to counter slave labour Pam Jones (ODT): Freedom camping rules push Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Documentary series on Ihumātao land protest wins top award Greg Moyle (Herald): A museum at Le Quesnoy will remember our war contribution Conor Twyford (Spinoff): We asked a trans woman to speak on our #metoo panel. Then the abuse began. Stuff: John Campbell launches podcast, looks at trains during first six weeks at TVNZ]]>