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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 5 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] Labour Party Richard Harman (Politik): Buoyant Labour airbrushes out Clark Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern’s message to the party faithful – ‘we can’t do it all’ Audrey Young (Herald): Coalition unity on display at Labour Conference Audrey Young (Herald): Ardern tackles hard issues at Labour conference in Dunedin Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): As National stumbles, Labour looks good for second term in power Mike Houlahan (ODT): Dignified and dependable, but missing a chance to be daring? Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern feels the love as Labour revels in power Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Ardern scatters mailbag confetti in her first leader speech to Labour conference Mike Houlahan (ODT): ‘We can’t do everything at once’ Martin Bradbury (Daily Blog): “Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here’s my number, Let’s do this maybe” – Jacinda’s conference speech in 17 words 1News: ‘We need them’ – $217m special education funding boost shows Government’s priority, says Jacinda Ardern Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): One size doesn’t fit all in the classroom Audrey Young (Herald): Game-changer’: 600 dedicated teachers for high needs children Audrey Young (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern announces 600 school staff to support children with special learning needs 1News: Government confirms $217m funding for special needs teacher support staff programme 1News: Special needs $217M funding a massive win for NZEI Nikki Preston (Herald): Roll-out of specialist teachers big win for kids with complex learning needs Rachel Graham (RNZ): Govt’s learning support staff plan gives hope for mother with disabled son Tracy Watkins (Stuff): 600 support teachers for kids with complex learning needs Jane Patterson (RNZ): 600 new support roles for kids with special needs – govt Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Govt to boost learning support for children Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Govt commits funds for kids with learning difficulties Jamie Ensor and Jenna Lynch (Newshub): 600 learning support coordinators in schools by 2020 – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Jamie Ensor (Newshub): National sceptical of Labour’s plan for 600 learning support workers Mike Houlahan (ODT): $217 million for special needs aides Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern reveals hilarious and touching letters she’s received as Prime Minister Newshub: ‘Let’s keep doing this’: Watch Jacinda Ardern’s full speech at the Labour conference ODT: Security concerns mean many miss PM 1News: Clarke Gayford rolls out the dad jokes on the Labour stage in Dunedin Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Surprise warm-up act for Jacinda Ardern’s star turn at Labour conference Audrey Young (Herald): Labour Party conference is ready and set for the main event Tracy Watkins (Stuff): A year later, Ardern gets her victory parade Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern set to show her substance at first Labour conference as leader Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Labour’s 2020 vision takes shape Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Labour takes its pulse after year in power Audrey Young (Herald): Mental health will be a priority in first ‘Wellbeing Budget’ says Finance Minister Grant Robertson Jane Patterson (RNZ): Wellbeing budget to give mental health ‘focus it deserves’ Mike Houlahan (ODT): Wellbeing measure for success Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Wellbeing Budget to prioritise mental health Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Mental health priority for Wellbeing Budget 2019 Jamie Ensor (Newshub):Labour keen to subsidise sanitary products – report Audrey Young (Herald): Labour president says National still grieving over losing power Jane Patterson (RNZ): Labour’s president says National’s ‘sense of entitlement’ on display Newstalk ZB: President of Labour Party comes out swinging at National Audrey Young (Herald): Labour united heading into ‘future-focused’ annual conference Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): ‘Thanks for helping put us into Government’ – Ardern RNZ: Jacinda Ardern’s first chance to stand in front of Labour as PM Newshub: ‘So much more to do’ – Jacinda Ardern at the Labour Party annual conference Morgan Godfery: Labour’s Māori vice-presidency up for grabs Helen Harvey (Stuff): 100 years of Labour in New Plymouth National Party Newshub: New leaked recording suggests Simon Bridges, Paula Bennett planned Jami-Lee Ross cover-up Newshub: Simon Bridges denies plan to cover up women’s complaints against Jami-Lee Ross RNZ: Simon Bridges defends Jami-Lee Ross promotion offer in leaked recording 1News: Bryce Edwards on Simon Bridges’ latest Jami-Lee Ross induced headache – ‘The train wreck continues’ Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): A new JLR recording – it’s over for Simon Bridges Steve Braunias (Herald): Secret Diary of Jami-Lee Ross Government John Armstrong (1News): Rating the ministers in the Labour-NZ First Cabinet John Armstrong (1News): Arden and Peters’ one-year anniversary pictures a stroke of genius Phil Pennington (RNZ): Government departments spending up on contractors despite order to cut back Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Iwi Chairs Forum and govt talk iwi-Crown relations Jason Walls (Herald): Shane Jones earmarks $2.2 million of Provincial Growth Fund for 250,000 native trees Jason Walls (Herald): Shane ‘the Provincial Champion’ Jones is hinting of an investment of ‘some millions’ into flood-prevention infrastructure Herald: NZ First agreement for board members ‘not unusual’ Tim O’Connell (Stuff): NZ First party president denies laying down the law in Nelson Housing Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: The Political left is turning against KiwiBuild Chris Trotter: KiwiBuild Should Be Targeting The Poor Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Housing crisis – Method in Labour’s KiwiBuild madness John Minto (Daily Blog): Tamaki gentrification comes to East Porirua? Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): East Porirua regeneration project ‘bad omen’ The Standard: KiwiBuild doesn’t fly David Slack (Stuff): Deflating the property bubble requires a change of thinking Damien Grant (Stuff): The housing crisis is here to stay Newshub: Support for shared equity scheme grows, as KiwiBuild’s gaps exposed Catherine Harris (Stuff): How the Govt could fill the gap between Kiwibuild and state housing Emma Jolliff and Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defends KiwiBuild prices Mark Price (ODT): Northlake ballot extended Jamie Ensor (Newshub): KiwiBuild should be ‘scrapped’ after lack of interest in Wanaka development – Judith Collins Newshub: More KiwiBuild homes on show Dan Satherley (Newshub): Phil Twyford ‘absolutely ape’ over KiwiBuild criticism – Judith Collins Ben Leahy (Herald): KiwiBuild unveils 10 new apartments for sale in South Auckland, with ballot open from Monday RNZ: Nine to Noon: Housing affordability crisis – are we winning? RNZ: Renters ‘really really happy’ letting fees will be banned Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Renters celebrate the end of letting fees Amy Diamond (Bay of Plenty Times): Letting fees to be axed, who picks up the bill? Nelson Mail Editorial: Looking after own when it comes to housing Cherie Sivignon (Nelson Mail): TDC to review its role, level of provision of housing for older people Karel Sroubek residency decision, immigration Liam Hehir (Spinoff): The impossible situation for Iain Lees-Galloway Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Minister fails to Czech facts Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Immigration Minister needs to go John Roughan (Herald): Czech ‘refugee’ shows Government needs better judgment Duncan Garner (Stuff): Dear Iain, your shocker continues to seep Heather Roy: The Immigration Lottery 1News: Czech convict controversy has been a ‘debacle’, but it’s premature to call for minister’s head, political commentator says Edward Gay and Matthew Ronseberg (Stuff): The real story of Czech smuggler Karel Sroubek, the man NZ can’t get rid of RNZ: Karel Sroubek: Who is he? RNZ: Czech Republic officials: Sroubek faces years in prison Dan Satherley and Emma Jolliff (Newshub): Public shouldn’t judge Govt on handling of Sroubek affair just yet – Jacinda Ardern Tracy Watkins and Leith Huffadine (Stuff): PM Jacinda Ardern has lost confidence in decision to grant Karel Sroubek residency Derek Cheng (Herald): PM expects immigration answers on drug smuggler Karel Sroubek earlier than three weeks Stuff: Jacinda Ardern wants answers over Czech drug smuggler residency probe Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in Politics: Residency decision under intense scrutiny 1News: Inside Parliament: Reality Czech Jason Walls (Herald): Immigration NZ did not know if Karel Sroubek had returned to the Czech Republic Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Czech Republic to seek extradition of drug smuggler Karel Sroubek from NZ Newshub: Czech Republic getting ready to extradite Karel Sroubek – report Dan Satherley (Newshub): Labour MP defends Iain Lees-Galloway: Ministers aren’t ‘gumshoe detectives’ RNZ: Checkpoint: ‘Gullible’ Immigration Minister ‘didn’t look at facts’- National Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Auckland students threatened with $100 fine for using electric fan Lincoln Tan (Herald): Top restaurant’s battle to tell Immigration NZ that kebabs and Mexican is not the sam Health Nicholas Jones (Herald): Voucher healthcare: Thousands sent from emergency departments Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Pulling teeth – the fight for free dental care Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Why are people in Hawke’s Bay and Whanganui needing angiograms waiting longer than those in Wellington? RNZ: Five deaths in Porirua a ‘cluster’ Karen Brown (RNZ): Nurse leader describes pay negotiations as ‘a maelstrom’ RNZ: Doctor burnout tackled in upcoming national conference Katie Doyle (RNZ): Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder workshop response overwhelms organiser Leah Te Whata (Maori TV): Underage sex “not a new issue” Cate Broughton (Stuff): High Court ruling means ACC will accept more treatment injury claims: lawyers RNZ: High Court judge dismisses two ACC appeals David Farrar: Some improvements for Maori youth Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Slip, slop, slap: Research shows melanoma rates in NZ on decline Laura Tupou (Newshub): Melanoma rates falling for young New Zealanders 1News: ‘We’ve got a real problem with sexual violence’ – Sexual health results concerning says Jan Logie Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): The taxpayer and the Dunedin chocolate factory Mike Houlahan (ODT): Price paid for hospital site fair: Clark David Loughrey (ODT): PM: Government still ‘ambitious’ on hospital RNZ: Thames Hospital turns 150 Tim O’Connell (Stuff): ‘Disappointing’ and ‘disappointing’: Health board pharmacy workers vote to strike Hannah Martin (Stuff): Sanitary products to become more accessible under Labour Alison Mau (Stuff): From luxury item to exam cheat’s weapon of choice, the humble tampon has a lot to answer for Bridie Chetwi -Kelly (Newshub): 20 years of research finds most New Zealanders in favour of euthanasia Environment, conservation Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Hawke’s Bay Fish and Game councillors under investigation 1News: DOC recording incidents following spike in violent threats to staff Herald: Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage launches 115,000ha pest-free Banks Peninsula agreement Adele Redmond (Stuff): Banks Peninsula will be predator free by 2050, minister says Leah Te Whata (Māori TV): Iwi signs MOU for pest-free Banks Peninsula RNZ: New pest-free agreement launched Jason Walls (Herald): Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announces $4.5m, 310,000ha predator-free ‘mainland island’ in South Island RNZ: $4.5m pledged for Aoraki/Mount Cook conservation Jamie Ensor (Newshub): How Banks Peninsula plans to be predator-free by 2050 Annabelle Tukia (Newshub): Massive predator-free area to be created around Mt Cook Anna PIgott (The Conversation): Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not ‘humanity’ John Morton (Herald): Anger over failed bid to create world’s biggest marine reserve Jamie Ensor (Newshub): World’s wilderness may be gone without new international action – study Sabrina Luecht (Stuff): Proposed Stewart Island fur seal cull ‘appalling’ Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Call to showcase New Zealand’s unique cuisine by serving up native species Dominic Harris (Stuff): Fears over threat to city drinking supplies from water bottling plant Pam Jones (ODT): Water wars: is partnership a better way? No Right Turn: Climate Change: How to kill coal in NZ Southland TImes Editorial: Bagfuls of bacteria are basically avoidable Leith Huffadine and Brad Flahive (Stuff): David Seymour’s claims against reusable bags fact checked by leading scientists RNZ: Microbiologist slams ‘irresponsible’ plastic ban claims cited by Seymour Zane Small (Newshub): Reusable bags could breed germs and kill, David Seymour claims Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Group to represent indigenous youth at UN climate conference RNZ: Rarely seen whale stranded on Waikato beach dies Annabelle Tukia (Newshub): Christchurch’s Quail Island opened by Department of Conservation for weekend stays RNZ: New DoC hut opens on Quail Island 1News: A flushing loo is hoped to entice new trampers into the bush Newshub: Seed banking won’t save New Zealand’s native species – study Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Seed banking no lifeline for kauri Bayley Moor (Stuff): Kerikeri and Waiheke Island aim to be carbon neutral Banks Tamsyn Parker (Herald): NZ banks braced for judgment day 1News: Report into culture of New Zealand banks to be released, in wake of damning Australian investigation Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): ANZ mega-profit sets up day of reckoning for New Zealand banks Liam Dann (Herald): Are bank profits too high? It’s not that simple Corin Dann (1News): Banks in the spotlight as profits surge and interest rate decision due Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Westpac profit up 5 per cent to $1 billion Rob Stock (Stuff): New Zealand tipped to follow OECD and guarantee bank deposits Tamsyn Parker (Herald): The interview: Steve Jurkovich – big ambitions for the people’s bank Michael Reddell: Restructuring the Reserve Bank Justice Meghan Lawrence (Herald): The Big Read: Lowering the youth justice age Herald on Sunday editorial: Fate of our youth Phil Smith (RNZ): Andrew Little and Chris Penk discuss the Criminal Cases Review Commission Bill Derek Cheng (Herald): National, NZ First join forces for harsher drug penalties Charlotte Carter (Stuff): More than $48 million of criminal money spent fighting drugs and organised crime International Socialists: Criminal Injustice: Racist Cruelty Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Victim of Kāpiti councillor David Scott says speaking out cost her everything and ‘derailed’ her life Foreign Affairs AAP (Guardian): Sending refugees to New Zealand ‘a giant magnet’ to people smugglers, Ciobo says Michael Koziol & Adam Cooper (Stuff): More Nauru children moved to Australia as fresh bid for New Zealand solution rejected 1News: NZ man wins battle against deportation in Australia Point of Order: Peters leads NZ away from trying to balance relations with US and China Matthew Rosenberg and Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Government blindsided as Niue signs up to Chinese blandishments Thomas Nash (Stuff): As Albert Einstein once said, one cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): No end to MPs’ self sacrifice Treaty negotiations Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Chief Crown Negotiator accused of acting in bad faith 1News: The wheels are coming off Ngāpuhi’s long stalled settlement Inequality, poverty Finn Hogan (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern addresses MSD’s ‘uncertain’ poverty figures Donna-Lee Biddle (Stuff): Welcome to Fordlands, the Rotorua suburb that inspired Once Were Warriors Education, child welfare Dan Satherley (Newshub): Education Minister Chris Hipkins ‘confident’ primary teacher shortage will be solved by next year Sam Hurley (Herald): School fined $56k for false representations, director escapes conviction but names stay secret Jessica Long (Stuff): Technology shakeup in New Zealand schools all about ‘balance’, say educators Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Ōtaki principal calls out DHB over lack of support after student’s suicide Jessica Wilson (ODT): Worrying trend: Relief teacher numbers shrink Adele Redmond (Stuff): New Zealand’s first Children’s University aims to put youngsters onto a tertiary path Simon Denny (Newsroom): ‘Your son Jayden needs our help’ Brittany Keogh, Josephine Franks, Lawrence Smith (Stuff): Polite Rebellion Bridie Chetwin-Kelly (Newshub): AUT students concerned they won’t get a graduation ceremony due to staff strikes Michael Neilson (Herald): AUT union staff reject latest pay offer, withhold student marks another two weeks Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Meihana Durie: Education is a lifelong journey Employment, business Newsroom and RNZ: Two Cents’ Worth: Our new business podcast Emma Hatton (RNZ): Women on company boards: Do we need a quota? Anne Gibson (Herald): Homai te pakipaki? How business is embracing te ao Māori, te reo Māori RNZ: Consumer confidence drops to lowest level in three years BusinessDesk: Consumer confidence drops to lowest level since 2012 in lead up to Christmas Zane Small (Newshub): World Bank ranks New Zealand best place to do business Alanah Eriksen (ODT): Hours that work for people too Transport, petrol prices, climate change Bernard Hickey (Newsroom):Double-cab ute nation vs carbon zero Bridget Grace (Newshub): High petrol prices driving people to downsize their vehicles Dan Satherley and Emma Jolliff (Newshub):No ‘reasonable explanation’ why petrol prices are so high – Jacinda Ardern RNZ: Petrol prices dropped by 10 cents a litre in October John Boynton (RNZ): Cheap fuel makes small town a hot destination Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Why Lime Is Leaving A Sour Taste In My Mouth Simon Wilson (Herald): Memo to council: Don’t blow a fuse over e-scooters Scott Palmer and Alexandra Nelson (Newshub): A&E surgeons seeing ‘significant spikes’ in scooter injuries RNZ: Electric scooters cause spike in injuries Newshub: Road markings with speed limits make roads safer – study Tracy Neal (RNZ): Considerable drop in trainee pilots in NZ Primary industries Tony Wall (Stuff): Ballance Agri-Nutrients accused of ‘cynical ploy’ against phosphate fertiliser rival Angie Skerrett (Newshub): Rural experience lacking in Parliament, research shows Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Damien O’Connor announces scope of dairy industry shakeup Maja Burry (RNZ): Law change could target farmers with poor environmental record Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Critical Fonterra AGM could point new direction Jan Marten Kingma (Southland Times): Fonterra must go back to the core Jamie Gray (Herald): New candidates in a tight race for a seat on Fonterra’s board Rod Oram (Newsroom): Feeding China’s insatiable appetite for logs Police RNZ: Minister receives report into Wally Haumaha appointment RNZ: IPCA finds use of police dog to capture woman was ‘excessive force’ RNZ: Man dies after fleeing from police Abortion Jackie Edmond (Spinoff):Separating fact from fiction on abortion law reform Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Abortion group says law is ‘changing too fast’ Alice Wilkin (Newshub): Women pen open letter to PM urging caution over abortion reform Christine Rose (Daily Blog): Abortion decisions in the hands of doctors and politicians should be in the hands of women Lynda Hallinan (Stuff): Men can talk abortion with the woman they impregnated; otherwise it’s none of their business Terry Bellamark (Stuff): Some pregnancies are in the woman’s best interests. Others are not Local government Laura Mills (Greymouth Star): Coast councils plan counter-campaign Christine McKay (Hawkes Bay Today): Black sheep councillor Ernie Christison resigns and storms out Evan Harding (Southland Times): Women not treated equal: Deputy mayor Ben Waterworth (ODT): Women’s hui to address issues of equality Auckland Simon Wilson (Herald): Phil Goff report card: Two years in the job John-MIchael Swannix (Newshub): Revealed: Auckland Council’s billion-dollar transformation plan Emma Cropper (Newshub): Shane Jones fumes at ‘Soviet’ Ports of Auckland waterfront carpark Anne Gibson (Herald): Judith Collins: Shane Jones is ‘strong-arming business’ over port carparking block plans Herald: Former PM Helen Clark slams proposal for Auckland port carpark Richard Goldie (Newsroom): Build it on the waterfront Todd Niall (Stuff): What’s going on behind the Eden Park turf war? Herald Editorial: Eden Park should not have its hand out to ratepayers again World War 1 commemorations Herald Editorial: Le Quesnoy is getting a fine NZ war memorial‘ Martin Johnston (Herald): Kiwis in Le Quesnoy to remember centenary of New Zealand soldiers’ liberation of the French town in World War I Andrew McRae (RNZ): NZ war memorial museum on Western Front project to be unveiled Joy Reid (1News): New Zealand’s sacrifice on the Western front during WW1 to be honoured Lloyd Burr (Newshub): First NZ offshore war museum to open in Le Quesnoy Tracy Neal (RNZ): War memorial banner sheds light on unrecorded sacrifices Royal tour Steve Braunias (Herald): Prince Harry and wife Meghan light up Kiwi faces Sarah Paterson-Hamlin (Spinoff): Meghan and Harry seem nice. But why the hell are NZ taxpayers paying their bills? Rosemary McLeod (Dominion Post): Why do we give a toss about royals throwing gumboots? ODT Editorial: An engaging and delightful visit Andrew Gunn (Stuff): A right royal time of it on New Zealand tour Media Colin Peacock (RNZ): Māori media under review Colin Peacock (RNZ): Royal couple’s visit dominates the local media Oil and gas Gavin Evans (Newsroom): South Island drilling necessary for emissions reduction Mike Watson (Stuff): Taranaki’s oil and gas explorers prepare for busy couple of years David Farrar: A good submission on the oil and gas ban bill Tourism, freedom camping Stuff: Departure cards are no more RNZ: International travellers say goodbye to NZ departure cards Alice Peacock (Herald): More New Zealanders heading out on our Great Walks following hike in tourist fees Newshub: Campaign calls for tourists to respect Māori culture Ruby Nyika (Stuff): Crackdown on freedom camping in Waitomo ahead of summer Electricity RNZ: Power company tells customers to find a new supplier Susan Edmunds (Stuff): What’s gone wrong with New Zealand’s electricity market? Relationship property laws Jeremy Sutton (Herald): Why NZ’s divorce laws need to change Jess Berentson-Shaw (Stuff): A win for women in relationship property proposals Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Relationship property changes may drag out break-ups, lawyer says Fireworks Zane Small (Newshub): Auckland Council mulls ban on public sale of fireworks Piers Fuller (Stuff): Kudos for rural supermarket refusing to sell fireworks in an effort to spare scaring animals Annabelle Tukia (Newshub): Guy Fawkes chaos: 26 fireworks-related fires in 24 hours RNZ: Blazes blamed on Guy Fawkes fireworks Lee Suckling (Herald): The issue with fireworks nobody talks about Other Matt Nippert (Herald): Treasury warnings over billion-dollar film subsidies ignored Harrison Christian (Stuff): Legal bid to halt search for a Race Relations Commissioner thrown out by High Court judge Michael Appleton (Spinoff): Why the drought in New Zealand opinion polling matters Ben Strang (RNZ): SuperGold Card being used to defraud businesses Michael Littlewood (Herald): KiwiSaver scheme getting special treatment Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Bill English on a White House mission to show the power of data Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Kiwi mobile phone users would pay for 5G ban on China’s Huawei, 2degrees warns RNZ: Spark backs Chinese giant tech firms to aid NZ networks Tess Brunton (RNZ):Calls for urgent changes to charity boxing bout rules Tom O’Connor (Stuff): Battlefield tales have ring of familiarity Joel MacManus (Spinoff): The Parihaka prisoners and the legend of the caves Tema Hemi (Māori TV): Ratana apostle Kereama Pene prepares for 100th Centennial Interest: The top 10 trends TOP’s Geoff Simmons sees driving change in the public sphere Joel Maxwell (Stuff): Playing with the notion that ‘Pākehā’ is a racist word Janine Starks (Stuff): Supermarkets should be first off the blocks for a competition study Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): National Portrait: Juliet Gerrard, scientist, builder of molecular lego]]>