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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 6 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] NZ’s Banking sector Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): The problem with this bank inquiry Kate Gudsell (RNZ): Banker says customers would be ‘disgusted’ if they knew the truth Barry Soper: Kiwis have themselves to blame for obscene bank profits Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): What was the point of the banking inquiry? Derek Cheng (Herald): PM to banking sector: Up your game or the Govt will force your hand Thomas Coughlan (Newshub): Government could legislate if banks don’t act 1News: ‘This isn’t good enough’ – Jacinda Ardern’s stern warning after report highlights issues with banking culture in NZ RNZ: Banking inquiry findings ‘not an end’ to checks – govt Liam Dann (Herald): Banks dodge a bullet as review takes soft approach Thomas Coughlan (Newshub): Bank sales culture needs to change says review Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Reserve Bank governor links huge bank profits to a lack of investment Katie Bradford (1News): Landmark report tells New Zealand’s banks to change culture, remove sales incentives Laura Macdonald (Newshub): Banks ordered to stop selling customers ‘unnecessary’ products Rob Stock (Stuff): Reject banking’s ‘Kangaroo dividend’ and bank at a Kiwi bank Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Bank behaviour report ‘a wake-up call’, says Westpac boss 1News: Westpac profit up five per cent to over $1 billion National Party Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): New tapes reflect poorly on Simon Bridges 1News: Analysis: Reporter Benedict Collins on latest Jami-Lee Ross, National Party saga David Cormack (Herald): National Party stuck in negative rut Tova O’Brien (Newshub): ‘We were best buddies’: Simon Bridges promised redemption for Jami-Lee Ross if he went quietly Dan Satherley (Newshub): Simon Bridges’ handling of Jami-Lee Ross affair a ‘disaster’ – expert Derek Cheng (Herald): Simon Bridges denies putting Jami-Lee Ross ahead of complainants David Farrar: Recording just shows leadership trying to be fair to JLR Labour Party conference Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Labour’s Dunedin Conference: Returning To The Scene Of The Crime Russell Brown (Public Address): The big vision and the small problems Jane Patterson (RNZ): Labour Party conference ‘relatively locked down, low key affair’ ODT Editorial: The prose of actually governing Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: When ‘Labour got cool’ Democracy, Parliament Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): ‘Serious storm clouds’ threaten NZ democracy – report Benedict Collins (1News): Seymour calls on Mallard and Brownlee to pay back $24k for taxpayer-funded ‘junket’ to watch ABs in Japan Immigration, migrant workers, Karel Sroubek residency decision Michael Morrah (Newshub): Exclusive: Auckland store manager desperate for residency says he was paid $7 an hour Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Chorus speaks out on migrant exploitation Angie Skerrett (Newshub): Horticulture industry welcomes increase in overseas seasonal workers Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): More information to come on Karel Sroubek case – Jacinda Ardern RNZ: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern not placing blame in Czech drug smuggler Karel Sroubek case Jason Walls (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern won’t pin the blame for Karel Sroubek saga on the Immigration Minister or his officials Jared Savage (Herald): Operation Ark: Karel Sroubek’s links to ‘Breaking Bad’ scientist Dr Andy Lavrent and the Fonterra 1080 blackmailer Jeremy Kerr RNZ: Czech drug smuggler Karel Sroubek should have been deported in 2009 – former minister Government Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Greens want Labour to toughen gas ban Jason Walls (Herald): Shane Jones earmarks $2.2 million of Provincial Growth Fund for 250,000 native trees RNZ: South Island native tree population gets $2.2 million boost Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Rākau to be planted on west coast of Te Waipounamu RNZ: Continued contractor public spending ‘value for money’ Point of Order: The Ministerial Appointments Monitor – jobs for the boys (and jobs for the girls, too) Health Scott Palmer (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern challenged to protect children from smoking in cars Katie Doyle (RNZ): Commissioner demands MPs to act on smoking in car with kids ban Zane Small (Newshub): ‘It’s not PC gone mad’: Duncan Garner leads call for ban on smoking in cars Emma Russell (Herald): Two terminal cancer patients: She gets treatment funded, he doesn’t Nicholas Jones (Herald): In treatment limbo amid cancer fear: ‘You are scared, you just want to know’ Herald: Air hostess cancer victim’s mum disappointed with Parliament report on GP sanctions Libby Wilson (Stuff): Housing, diabetes, furniture, fitness: Kiwi programme looking beyond health issues gets an invitation to Washington DC Emma Dangerfield (Stuff): Busy Canterbury tourist village trialling smoking ban Education and child welfare Ruth Boyask (Stuff): The problem with NZ’s response to the teacher shortage Simon Collins (Herald): Schools get two-week window to apply for $10,000 grants for beginner teachers Eva Corlett (RNZ): ‘What we need is people that are very highly specialised’ Simon Collins (Herald): High schools classes to close early tomorrow as teacher pay talks ‘go down to the wire’ Katarina Williams (Stuff): Primary educators begin facilitation with Ministry to stave off next week’s national strike RNZ: Teachers’ union on strike negotiations: ‘We’re in a crisis’ Zoe Hunter (Herald): International students inject $103m into Tauranga’s economy Nikki Preston (Herald): Wintec’s Audit NZ report into management’s spending costs $50,000 more than estimated 1News: Targeting porn industry’s money trail could help reduce harm it’s doing, Children’s Minister says Housing Liam Hehir (Stuff): Housing scheme’s morale-boosting propaganda doesn’t tackle crisis 1News: KiwiBuild and state housing ‘not mutually exclusive’ says PM Catherine Harris (Stuff): Government extends KiwiBuild ballot deadline in Wanaka after just 20 entries for 10 homes Laura Dooney (RNZ): Nine suburbs in Wellington hit $1m as house values rise Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Wellington property values leap 45 per cent in latest rating valuation Thomas Manch (Stuff): Nine million-dollar suburbs for Wellington as house values jump nearly 50 per cent Chris Lewis (Newshub): Farmers deserve honest discussion about the future of housing Abortion Herald Editorial: Abortion law needs to catch up with real life Karl du Fresne: Someone wanted a link, so here it is Susan Strongman (RNZ): Using illegally imported abortion kits ‘potentially life threatening’ Foreign Affairs Colin James (ODT): A brittle world, not too unlike 1918 Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): UK high commission in New Zealand to recruit Māori adviser and te reo teacher Point of Order: Heavy diplomatic schedule will take Winston Peters to Europe, Port Moresby and Singapore Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Chinese expansion into Niue will be followed by military bases Environment, conservation David Williams (Newsroom): Council caves on big dairy consent Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Greenpeace lashes out at ‘infuriating’ irrigation decision in Mackenzie Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Kauri dieback: Tracks that should be closed still open Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Auckland forest closure falling ‘shockingly’ short – The Tree Council Jamie Morton (Herald): Kauri dieback: Auckland Council accused of shortcomings Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): ECan’s heating loan offer uptake is a slow burn No Right Turn: Sucking us dry Wikitōria Day (Māori TV):A hapū’s quest to save their marae RNZ: Water near Palmerston North airport cleared of contamination Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Tahr numbers to spike after cull called off Stuff: Widow of late DOC biodiversity ranger accepts award Jo Moir (Stuff): DOC ranger killed in helicopter crash awarded posthumously Primary industries Richard Harman (Politik): O’Connor rebuffs Peters and Jones Gerald Piddock (Stuff): MPI ‘on the right track’ in plan to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis cattle disease from New Zealand Maja Burry (RNZ): Honey exporter fined $26k for false therapeutic claims Charity boxing Thomas Mead (Newshub): ‘Ref should’ve called it off’: NZ boxing great urges change after charity fight left boxer critical Zane Small (Newshub): Charity boxer Kain Parsons’ KO leads to safety probe 1News: Investigation begins into incident at charity boxing event that left man fighting for his life Employment, business 1News: More beneficiaries to train as aged care workers as Auckland pilot rolled out nationally Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Bid to clean up NZ’s business reputation divides submitters Chris Keall (Herald): Workers are throwing away their rights, says Kiwi rich-lister Andrew Barnes Justice, corrections Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Former prisoners want in on clean slate after seven years Sasha Borissenko (Newsroom): Prison transfer sparks human rights row RNZ: Plea for submissions on proposed Family Court reform Police Thomas Manch (Stuff): Report into Wally Haumaha appointment to be released ‘shortly’ Derek Cheng and Jared Savage (Herald): Wally Haumaha report to be released ‘very shortly’ says PM Newshub: Police to investigate woman’s claims officer broke her arm at weapons expo protest 1News: Police probe woman’s claim officer broke her arm at Palmerston North protest Auckland Todd Niall (Stuff): What’s going on behind the Eden Park turf war? Simon Wilson (Herald): New photo: Sunken waterfront stadium going to Auckland Council Richard Goldie (Newsroom): Build it on the waterfront Local government Juliet McGhie (Stuff): Auckland Council should pick up Waiwera Hot Pools lease, councillor says Mike Yardley (Stuff): Report on hot water cylinders won’t be peer-reviewed Fireworks Press Editorial: Time for a ban, a date change, or both? RNZ: Fireworks business booming, but public split over displays Zane Small and Mitch McCann (Newshub): Auckland Council mulls ban on public sale of fireworks 1News: Auckland Council asks for feedback on banning public firework sales as SPCA urges caution 1News: Emergency services kept busy by highest number of fireworks-related call outs Newshub: Firefighters burnt out after battling Guy Fawkes blazes Alice Angeloni (Stuff): Fireworks debate reignited after Blenheim house threatened by tree blaze Hamish McNeilly and Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Church’s banging fundraiser: ‘Nothing against fireworks in the Bible’ Amy Baker (Stuff): Guy Fawkes ‘heart wrenching’ ordeal for horse owners Trade Tim Murphy (Newsroom): High stakes in big kiwifruit smuggling case Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Renewed FTA deal unlikely to bear more benefits for dairy industry RNZ: US-China trade war keeps hitting NZ exports Transport Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Law change may be needed to get e-scooters into cycle lanes Mike Watson (Stuff): The benefits of riding an e-scooter outweigh the criticism, says owner Piers Fuller (Stuff): Residents of fatal crash road calling for slower speeds and more seal Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): New speeding camera trial for Waterview, Southern motorway coming 1News: New ‘average-speed’ camera could mean fewer tickets for Kiwi drivers No Right Turn: Speeding, surveillance, and ANPR Heath Moore (Herald): ‘We’ve lost clients over it’: Truckies plan bigger and louder fuel tax protest as prices pinch Newshub: Truck drivers planning second protest over fuel prices Tom Hunt (Stuff): Bus ‘accidents’ triple in first month of Wellington’s new network Tourism Cas Carter (Stuff): Welcome to NZ, pay your tax and behave Stuff: Christchurch tries to halt Aussies’ ‘fly in and flee’ tourism Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Dunedin opens inner city freedom camping site Annette Lambly (Stuff): Council calls for volunteer freedom camper ambassadors Mark Quinlivan (Stuff): Mackenzie District Council questions ‘transparency’ in Aoraki/Mt Cook park and ride concept Erebus memorial Michael Daly (Stuff): Government approves $3 million funding for Erebus memorial Bernard Orsman (Herald): Government approves $3m for Erebus memorial that families want to be ‘elegant and accessible’  RNZ: Mount Erebus tragedy: Victims to be remembered with memorial Newshub: Government asks for help with Erebus Memorial design Le Quesnoy WWI commemorations Christopher Pugsley (Listener): Why the liberation of Le Quesnoy means so much to New Zealand Seamus Kearney (RNZ): Centenary of Kiwi war victory in France commemorated Other David Hall (Stuff): GDP should be just one barometer of how a country’s doing 1News: PM Jacinda Ardern says details for cannabis referendum still being finalised Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ‘You’ve lost my savings’: KiwiSaver members struggle with downturn Ben Strang (RNZ): Grey Power want gold card upgraded to prevent fraud Gordon Campbell: On maximizing the gains from the Avatar sequels Daily Blog: Exclusive Scam Investigation: Dr Liz Gordon – Healing the poor with Kangen water Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Finalists announced for Māori Journalist of the Year Herald: Politicians travel to Ratana to mark centenary Lois Williams (RNZ): Northland power bills increasing at twice national average Leah Te Whata (Māori TV): Remembering Parihaka, not Guy Fawkes Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Locals hoping to cash in on Ohakea development RNZ: NZDF sends school supplies to PNG Tina Law (Stuff): Truckloads of Christchurch stadium waste destined for harbour Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Dear Granny: A postcard from Prince Harry’s Kiwi OE Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Te Tumu Paeroa welcomes first female trustee Dr Charlotte Severne]]>