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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 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] Housing Matthew Hooton (Herald): KiwiBuild fiasco predicted right here Herald Editorial: KiwiBuild houses never for the poor Ben Leahy (Herald): Kiwi families set for upfront cash subsidy to help make KiwiBuild homes affordable 1News: Renters get relief as Government bans letting fees – ‘They have no economic rationale’ Derek Cheng (Herald): Bill passes meaning letting fees will be gone by Christmas Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Parliament bans letting fees on rentals RNZ: Letting fees to be banned from next month Greg Ninness (Interest): Residential tenants moving house will no longer pay letting fees from December 12 Dan Satherley (Newshub): Real estate agency apologises for mocking tenants in newsletter Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Warning letting fee ban may backfire Libby Wilson (Stuff): Houses everywhere in Raglan but not one to rent Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Landlord’s ‘mind-boggling’ fight to remove tenant Porirua Thomas Manch and Jared Nicoll (Stuff): $1.5b revitalisation of Porirua will see thousands of new state and KiwiBuild homes built 1News: Thousands of state homes in Porirua to be made ‘warmer, drier and safer’ as part of $1.5b investment Ana Bracwell-Worrall (Newshub): Porirua to be rebuilt under a $1.5b Government plan RNZ: $1.5b homes project for Eastern Porirua Melissa Nightingale (Herlad): Government announces $1.5 billion plan to rejuvenate Porirua Māori TV: Porirua gets $1.5bil regeneration boost Allison Ballance (RNZ): From hills to the sea – a community thinks about freshwater Karel Sroubek residency decision Gordon Campbell: On ministerial transparency, presidential lies (and Bob Dylan) Laura Walters (Newsroom): Immigration Minister in a precarious position Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Immigration NZ used by experts to do their own dirty work Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Minister made ‘poor’ decision in Czech drug smuggler case – National Jared Savage (Herald): Karel Sroubek aka Jan Antolik went back to Czech Republic twice despite fears for life Derek Cheng (Herald):Investigation called into residency case of drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek Matthew Rosenberg (Stuff): Drug smuggler granted NZ residency wanted in Czech Republic for allegedly bashing police officer RNZ: Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek’s past comes to light Jane Patterson (RNZ): Sroubek returned to Europe, court ruling confirms Edward Gay (Stuff): Smuggler travelled twice to Czech Republic, but told court it was too dangerous to go home Collette Devlin (Stuff): Immigration NZ to investigate convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek’s residency 1News: Immigration NZ to investigate Czech drug smuggler’s residency case Newshub: Immigration NZ to investigate Czech drug lord Karel Sroubek’s residency Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek used false name for fancy Kiwi wedding National David Fisher (Herald): Jami-Lee Ross: The inside story on his spectacular exit from the National Party Bryan Gould (Spinoff): My review for Labour was quietly buried. Will Bridges do the same with National’s? Tracy Watkins (Stuff): National rejects proxy vote offer from MP Jami-Lee Ross Newshub: National rejects Jami-Lee Ross’ proxy vote RNZ: National declines Jami-Lee Ross’ proxy vote Herald: National Party denies Jami-Lee Ross’ proxy vote Herald ‘I bleed blue…but it’s for Bridges to deal with’: Sir John Key saying little on Jami-Lee Ross fallout Claire Trevett (Herald): Paula Bennett’s cunning plan to save Simon Bridges: Ban NZ Herald political editor Audrey Young’s holidays Parliament Alliance: Let’s Talk About Taxpayer Funded Elections Daniela Maoate-Cox (RNZ): Committee stages at Parliament Inequality, poverty Ian Hyslop (Newsroom): Inequality a blight on NZ society Simon Collins (Herald): Child poverty rates unknown as targets about to become law Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Child poverty targets come one step closer Lucy Bennett (Herald): Child Poverty Reduction Bill passes second reading Education, child welfare Chris Morris (ODT): Naming plea by barrister Chris Morris (ODT): Kavanagh name change counter-petition LIstener: How is NZ supposed to attract teachers when Australia pays thousands more? Adele Redmond (Stuff): Primary schools start announcing plans to close during upcoming teachers’ strikes Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Principal warns of pressure on Māori-medium teachers Josephine Franks (Stuff): ‘Ridiculous’ language requirements lock English-speaking teachers out of jobs Bernard Orsman (Herald): Hundreds of thousands of parents being asked to help reinstate school buses in Auckland Briar Lipson (Herald): NCEA review is not tackling our declining performance Health Phil Pennington (RNZ):Porirua deaths were ‘absolutely’ preventable – Youth worker Phil Pennington (RNZ): Porirua deaths: ‘We know we need to do better’ 1News: ‘Action is necessary and it is urgent’ – Chlöe Swarbrick calls on MPs to tackle mental health after spate of Porirua deaths RNZ: Survey estimates quarter of underage NZers having sex Newshub: Hundreds of ambulance workers to strike 1News: Nearly 1000 ambulance workers to strike, say patients won’t be put at risk Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Reusable bags could kill about 20 people a year claims politician Rob Stock (Stuff): Southern Cross snips vasectomy cover from RegularCare policies Carly Gooch (Stuff): Health scare turns holiday heaven into hell for Nelson couple without travel insurance Bayley Moor (Stuff): Cancer patients call for vitamin C infusion to be affordable Abortion Bob McCoskrie: Māori MPs give their take on abortion law reforms Stuff: ‘Scared teenager’: Why NZ abortion law must change Property Relationships Act Newshub: Break-up law revamp given the thumbs-up Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Changes proposed for law dictating how property split in break-up RNZ: Fifty-fifty split a thing of the past says Law Commission Emma Cropper (Newshub): Law Commission recommends sweeping changes to divorce laws Herald: Law Commission recommends ditching 50-50 split after a breakup Justice, corrections, police Roger Brooking (Spinoff): Kelvin Davis has a cunning plan to cut the prison population – and it’s working Benn Bathgate (Stuff): Ministry brands court strike union move ‘unlawful, unsafe and irresponsible’ Sam Hurley (Herlad): Ministry of Justice seeks injunction to challenge legality of court workers’ ‘lightning strikes’ RNZ: Former Chief Justice Sir Thomas Eichelbaum dies Stuff: Retired Chief Justice Sir Thomas Eichelbaum dies Laura Walters (Newsroom): Police accept ‘best pay offer they could expect’ Trade Stephen Jacobi (Spinoff): Where does the US vs China trade war leave New Zealand? Point of Order: Greens are among the few grinches as political and business leaders welcome CPTPP Waitara Lands Bill Jim Tucker (Stuff): Waitara bill not home just yet Robin Martin (RNZ): Hapū to decide fate of Waitara Lands Bill Employment, business Philip Matthews (Press Editorial): When work and life are out of balance Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): It’s time for the equality warriors to get real Anne Gibson (Herald): Homai te pakipaki? How business is embracing te ao Māori, te reo Māori Banks Susan St John (Daily Blog): Time for KiwiBank default providers to smarten up? 1News: Are we getting a fair deal from Aussie-owned banks on our home turf? Duncan Bridgeman (Herald): ANZ chair Sir John Key pushes for tougher rules for NZ banks Zane Small (Newshub): Australian banks ‘sucking’ New Zealand’s wealth, expert claims RNZ: Demand for home loans tip BNZ’s profit over $1b again Jason Walls (Herald): NZ could become the last developed country to enact deposit insurance rules Transport, road safety Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Car companies could face fines Chris Hutching (Stuff): Anonymous vehicle group wants stronger action against Japanese-owned rivals Phillipa Yalden (Stuff): Sikh Society looks to educate drivers in wake of double fatal crash John Gibb (ODT): Hillside jobs could double as result of govt decision Petrol RNZ: Z Energy’s underlying profit drops 31 percent after price hike Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): Z Energy reports sharp fall in profit as petrol prices rise Auckland Airport  John Anthony (Stuff): Auckland International Airport profits too high, Commerce Commission says 1News: Auckland Airport warned its planned $53m profit not justified Local government Simon Wilson (Herald): Why have a stadium when you can build a car park and hotel instead? Hannah Ross (Stuff): Auckland politicians vote on revoking reserve status to fix rowing club mistake Eva Corlett (Herald): Bella Vista owners able to move on after gruelling saga Kiri Gillespie (Bay of Plenty Times): ‘It’s over’ – Tauranga City Council settles with Bella Vista homeowners Newshub: Ruapehu Councillor tells defeated rival to ‘go smoke some dope, dopehead’ Dominic Harris (Stuff): Apology over tampering claims as solution to consents fiasco inches closer Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Ernie Christison resigns from Tararua District Council Defence industry forum Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Inside the defence forum: A supervised tour through a weapons-free zone Herald: More arrests at defence industry conference protesters label ‘weapons expo’ Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Multiple arrests at Palmerston North weapons expo Oil and gas exploration ban Richard Harman (Politik): Balance needed in energy policies John de Bueger (Stuff): The cost of our Prime Minister’s oil and gas free dream No Right Turn: Labour entrenches bad faith Tourism Tess Brunton (RNZ): ‘It is our role and responsibility to lead the way’ Dan Lake (Newshub): Push for travellers to act as ‘guardians’ of New Zealand when visiting Amanda Cropp (Stuff): New Tiaki Promise teaches visitors travel etiquette 1News: Tourism NZ’s latest ad focuses on how Kiwis treat their guests Primary industries Matthew LIttlewood (Timaru Herald): Timaru pig farmer won’t face prosecution after MPI investigation Angie Skerrett (Newshub): Industry reacts to latest meat alternative Other Brian Easton (Pundit): Should Porkers Rule OK? Brian Fallow (Herald): Soaring insurance and rates put the squeeze on older Kiwis Jamie Morton (Herald): The fight for our national bird – and why it matters Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Why the Govt rejected making lenders disclose the effective cost of debt Mark Jennings (Newsroom): RNZ: Thanks, but we will stay single Sarah Robson (RNZ): Royal couple’s visit might cost NZ, but how much is it worth? Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Māori couple speaks out on World Vegan Day Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Kiwi mobile phone users would pay for 5G ban on China’s Huawei, 2degrees warns BusinessDesk: 5G spectrum allocation on track for 2020: Faafoi Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Budget deficit in line with forecasts Garth Bray (1News): Fair Go: Bar bashing leaves Christchurch man paying through his teeth for dental care RNZ: NZ to use TV channel to promote its investment in Pacific Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (Evening Report): From lascars to skilled migrants: Indian diaspora in New Zealand and Australia No Right Turn: Banning “conversion therapy” 1News: Kiwi ex-pats with pioneer spirit claim island in Australia on behalf of NZ, Jacinda Ardern Kingsley Baird (Stuff): The First World War centenary and its legacy in New Zealand Integrity Talking Points: Today marks 150 years of New Zealanders keeping in time Anne Gibson (Herald): Commercial property sales could crack $10b this year with foreign buyers making big deals]]>