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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – October 31 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] Karel Sroubek residency decision, immigration Gordon Campbell: On why deportation decisions should be transparent Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Karel Sroubek case will haunt the Government Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Government needs to explain why it’s being soft on hardened criminal Karel Sroubek Beith Atkinson (Integrity Talking Points): Czechmate Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Do we really have to spell it out about Karel Sroubek gaining residency? Really? Dominion Post Editorial: Reading between the lines, you are wrong Zane Small (Newshub):‘We look like suckers’: Duncan Garner calls for justification of Sroubek’s visa Jared Savage (Herald): ‘I believe him’ – Judge who gave Karel Sroubek AKA Jan Antolik a second chance stands by ruling Zane Small (Newshub): ‘Privacy is critical’ in Sroubek’s residency case – Winston Peters Derek Cheng (Herald): Residence decision for convicted drug-smuggler ‘responsible’ – Winston Peters Jo Moir (RNZ): Minister stands by Czech drug smuggler decision Collette Devlin (Stuff): Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway stands by his decision to grant convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek residency Derek Cheng (Herald): Public safety chief concern in granting residency to drug smuggler – minister Michael Morrah (Newshub): ‘It’s disgusting’: Napier electrician fumes at Czech drug lord Karel Sroubek’s NZ residency Harrison Christian (Stuff): Split families slam Immigration Minister over Karel Sroubek decision Emma Hatton (RNZ): Masters graduate mystified by ruling to leave country: ‘I was so confident’ Housing Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): Duncan Garner: $650,000 KiwiBuild housing leaving out the lower class Martyn Bradbury: Surprise, surprise – Kiwibuild is for the children of the white middle classes Don Rowe (Spinoff): First homes and fake news Zane Small (Newshub): Tova O’Brien calls Judith Collins’ cyberbullying ‘appalling’ Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Five myths about KiwiBuild – and who it’s meant to help Susan Edmunds (Stuff): KiwiBuild is not buyers’ only affordable housing option David Farrar: It’s about the policy, not the people Pete George: Politics and Kiwibuild Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Collins slates KiwiBuild for not serving those most in need, but is comfortable with nearly 10% of residential property purchases in central Auckland being made by foreigners RNZ: Judith Collins says housing minister ‘verging on hysteria’ RNZ: Phil Twyford: KiwiBuild owners ‘a slice of middle New Zealand’ Anne Gibson (Herald): Twyford vs Collins: Twitterstorm raises questions about who should qualify for Kiwibuild Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Judith Collins accused of bullying KiwiBuild first-home buyers Derek Cheng (Herald): Twyford, Collins, blame each other as cyber-bullies target KiwiBuild couple Derek Cheng (Herald): Twyford and Collins in war of words over KiwiBuild bullying Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Judith Collins ‘bullying’ KiwiBuild first-home buyers, housing minister claims Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Cyberbullying spat in Parliament Newshub: Judith Collins accused of bullying KiwiBuild first-home buyers RNZ: Checkpoint: Housing Minister’s numbers in contrast to HNZ figures RNZ: Meth evictions: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says tenants won’t be penalised twice Rob Stock (Stuff): Incomes rise, housing costs rise faster, Stats NZ says Interest: Stats NZ: Average annual housing costs rose faster than average annual household income over the past decade Education and training Simon Collins (Herald): Unicef ranks NZ education among world’s most unequal for boys and girls Stuff: NZ’s education gap among the worst in the developed world Jessica Long (Stuff): Poverty is stretching the divide within NZ’s education system, UNICEF says RNZ: NZ among worst ranked for inequality in education – report Laura Walters (Newsroom): NZ’s unequal education system James Bentley (Herald): Schools have more urgent needs than all these reviews Simon Collins (Herald): Fewer schools will sit NCEA online this year Rukuwai Tipene-Allen (Māori TV): Hapū says MOE sells land without Māori consultation Liz Garton (RNZ): Voices: Kicking NZ’s ‘cut and paste’ school curriculum to touch Conan Young (RNZ):Pre-school at risk of closure puts community under pressure RNZ: Plea to boost funding in work-based training to ease labour shortage MItchell Alexander (Newshub): The number of university students needing counselling revealed John Lewis (ODT): $310m boost for South from international education Point of Order: VUW science teachers are encouraged to learn about mauri and other Māori belief concepts Health and disability MIchael Neilson (Herald): Poverty, discrimination behind health inequities facing young Māori – study Nicholas Jones (Herald): Revealed: Hundreds declined specialist care for painful skin conditions David Clark (ODT): Government is delivering on promises Jesse King (Whanganui Chronicle): Mike King returning to Whanganui to visit schools with mental health message Max Towle (RNZ): Beyond the Beehive: What the govt should do about mental health Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Pasifika community in Hawke’s Bay urged to get bowel checks Māori TV: Call for “Māori positive ageing” Felix Desmarais (Stuff): After 8 years being locked up Ashley Peacock is ‘immensely happy’ in his new digs National Party Jane Clifton (Listener): Why you should never say ‘now I’ve seen everything’ in politics Lucy Bennett (Herald): Ousted MP Jami-Lee Ross writes to National Party offering his vote Tova O”Brien (Newshub): Jami-Lee Ross gears up for return to Parliament Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Disgraced MP Jami-Lee Ross still voting alongside National Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Jami-Lee Ross puts National on the spot 1News: Jami-Lee Ross remains on leave, gives National his proxy vote Lucy Bennett (Herald): Jami-Lee Ross moved out of National’s offices in his absence Newstalk ZB: Jami-Lee Ross breaks his social media silence Parliament Simon Chapple (The Conversation): New Zealand politics: how political donations could be reformed to reduce potential influence Jack Vowles (Newsroom): A little creative accounting to fund politics Tim Watkin (Pundit): Don’t give me culture – the question of character 1News: Watch: The moment Parliament is evacuated after 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Wellington Gia Garrick (RNZ): Quake disruption stirs up strange reactions in Parliament Jason Walls (Herald): Close to 1000 gather at Parliament in bid to get Jesus added back into parliamentary prayer Collette Devlin and Thomas Manch (Stuff): Parliamentary prayer rally calls for speaker to reinstate references to Jesus RNZ: Protesters want reference to Jesus put back in parliamentary prayer Zane Small (Newshub): Christians protest Parliament’s removal of Jesus from prayer Inequality Alex Towle (RNZ): Beyond the Beehive: ‘Life for them is a day-by-day survival’ Isaac Davison (Herald): The ‘kinder’ Winz: All 126 service centres to get family-friendly makeover Rail Zane Small (Newshub): Government scraps National’s plan for KiwiRail diesel trains RNZ: Govt to keep electric locomotives running Abortion Jo Moir (RNZ): MPs tread cautiously around abortion legislation Talisa Kupenga (Māori tV): Māori MPs give their take on abortion law reforms Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Abortion survey: 66% support women’s right to choose Foreign affairs RNZ: Four NZ MPs among Fiji election observers RNZ: NZ law firm says Tokelauans denied legal access, human rights Lorna Thornber (Stuff): New Zealanders granted right to fast-track at UK airports  MIchael Reddell: Is that the best you can do Prime Minister? Oil and gas exploration ban Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Prime Minister’s once dramatic voice on oil has gone remarkably quiet Jason Walls (Herald)): Energy Minister Megan Woods says people had enough time to submit on the oil and gas ban bill Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Govt slammed over ‘poor process’ of rushed offshore exploration bill Justice, corrections Roger Brooking (Pundit): Its not the justice system that’s broken – its the political system Matt Stewart (Stuff): GPS ‘blind spot’ prevents residents of child sex offender village from being tracked Georgia May (Hawkes Bay Today): Once ‘NZ’s most wanted criminal’, Adrian Pritchard can’t get a job Media Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Media giants agree it’s ‘time to talk’ about sustaining journalism Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): RNZ and TVNZ look set to stay ‘just good friends’ Environment and conservation Adrian Blomfield (Daily Telegraph): WWF warns of cataclysmic decline in global wildlife Rachel Stewart (Herald): ‘Trump of tropics’ latest psycho in club Newshub: Friends, family farewell Scott Theobald, man killed in Wanaka helicopter crash David Williams (Newsroom): The cull before the crash Leighton Keith (Stuff): Conservation minister invites public to talk about whitebait Lindy Laird (Northern Advocate): It’s official – it’s a chick in Pukenui Forest, says Whangārei trust RNZ: New $235k bore to help address Gore water shortage Primary industries Esther Taunton (Stuff): Farmers urged to have their say on changes to animal tracing system Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Massey study to look at farming effects on soil RNZ: Plant-based mince product fills niche market Employment Catherine Harris (Stuff): Massive gender survey shows where women dip out of leadership Liam Dann (Herald): Largest workplace gender survey shows huge gap at the top Joanne Carroll (Stuff): West Coast farmer shames ex-employer into action over unpaid wages Weapons Expo Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Protesters plan to ‘stop the weapons expo’ Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Peace action groups bind together to oppose Weapons Expo Local government Melanie Earley (Stuff): Council looks to remove the word ‘begging’ from public safety bylaw RNZ: Eden Park rejected offer to find cheaper turf: Goff Bernard Orsman (Herald): Eden Park ramping up its case for $1.5m of ratepayer money for new turf Tim Miller (ODT): Drinking rules now cover city but weakened during process RNZ: Calls for flexibility in alcohol restrictions amid policy reform Tom Rowland (Herald): City council looking towards a 100-year plan for Greater Hamilton Donna-Lee Biddle (Stuff): Council votes to change city’s ‘woeful’ extinction rate of native environment Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Grey Power raises concerns about CBD development, calls for greater transparency Jess Cartwright (1News): Stewart Island locals fear proposed visitor levy hike will deter tourists Sport Dana Johannsen (Stuff): Sport New Zealand seeks public views on sport integrity issues Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): Sport culture needs a reset Other ODT Editorial: Auckland stadium a national matter 1News: Government to receive final Pike River re-entry plan today Herald: Minister Andrew Little to receive Pike River re-entry plan tomorrow Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): Public ban on fireworks not currently in plans, says PM Newstalk ZB: PM standing behind embattled Deputy Kelvin Davis Tony Wall (Stuff): An early warning system for eruptions on Mt Ruapehu is under threat over funding Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Avalanche on Mt Cook: Gareth Morgan’s wife Jo ‘safe’ Laura Dooney (RNZ): Te Papa review panel not made aware of restructure plan Brian Rudman (Herald): Lest we forget ravages of our own un-civil war RNZ: Diaries of Gallipoli war veterans return home after a century RNZ: Firms seek $30m to set up cannabis operations Kayne Ngātokowhā Peters (Māori TV): Ngāti Paoa removes Treaty mandate from trust board 1News: NZ Post releases stamp collection celebrating Duke and Duchess trip Herald: NZ third most generous country, global index finds]]>