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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 9 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 Jenna Lynch (Newshub): ‘Is this Kiwi Airbnb?’: National slams Govt over KiwiBuild renting penalty Pattrick Smellie (Newsroom): KiwiBuild homesellers who break the rules can keep 70% of any capital gain Susan Edmunds (Stuff): KiwiBuild buyers who sell or rent properties face 30pc bill Jason Walls (Herald): The Government changes the rules on KiwiBuild capital gain payback policy Newstalk ZB: Government changes the rules on KiwiBuild payback policy David Farrar: You can now sell your Kiwibuild house the next day for a huge capital gain! Heather Roy: Government Should Focus On The Hungry, Not The Peckish Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Reserve Bank backs KiwiBuild targets… mostly Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Govt accelerates big Tamaki housing project Joel Ineson (Stuff): Christchurch trust overcharging for dated, uninsulated council flats it claims are ‘A grade’ Libby Wilson (Stuff): Ōtorohanga reserve ruled out for Waikeria Prison workers’ camp Greg Ninness (Interest): Making landlords pay letting fees likely to encourage more competitive pricing by letting agencies Karel Sroubek residency decision Derek Cheng (Herald): Jacinda Ardern still has confidence in Immigration Minister and would not accept resignation John Armstrong (1News): Iain Lees-Galloway’s days as Immigration Minister are numbered due to his ‘ineptitude’ Craig McCulloch (RNZ): McPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged to sack immigration minister over drug smuggler case 1News: Bridges calls for Immigration Minister to be sacked over revelation he didn’t read entire Sroubek file Derek Cheng (Herald): Immigration Minister has no credibility and should be sacked, National says Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Only one possible solution to immigration cock-up Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why calling for Iain Lees-Galloway to resign over Karel Sroubek is sophistry Matthew Rosenberg and Collette Devlin (Stuff): Minister made Karel Sroubek residency decision in less than an hour Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Immigration Minister made Sroubek decision in just one hour Derek Cheng (Herald): Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway under pressure over Karel Sroubek decision RNZ: Peters says officials to blame in Sroubek case Ben Leahy (Herald): Remuera home linked to drug smuggler Karel Sroubek taken off the market Matthew Rosenberg and Edward Gay (Stuff): Convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek hits out at National Party from prison RNZ: Czech drug smuggler Karel Sroubek: ‘Much of what has been said does not present the true picture’ Herald: Controversial Czech Karel Sroubek hits back: I’m not a burglar Newshub: Karel Sroubek speaks out on immigration controversy Immigration and treatment of international students RNZ: Migrants not the answer to aged care workers shortage – nurses union Matt Brown (Stuff): Seasonal worker increase – good for business, bad for housing Hawkes Bay Today: Workers needed to avoid repeat of Hawke’s Bay’s ‘apple-picking crisis’ Michael Morrah (Newshub): Immigration fears foreigners using study in New Zealand to make weapons of mass destruction Dileepa Fonseka and Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Crackdown on Iranian students in NZ: is US to blame? Lincoln Tan (Herald): Call for more transparency after Auckland’s Regent International Education Group is shut down for non-compliance National Party, Jami-Lee Ross proxy vote Newshub: New polling data shows another fall for National – Garner Herald: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters denies link with Simon Lusk Jason Walls (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern would have tried to facilitate proxy vote for Jami-Lee Ross, if he had asked Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): NZ First plays with dirty politics Environment and conservation Jason Walls (Herald): The Government will undo ‘objectionable changes’ to the RMA introduced under National No Right Turn:Restoring the RMA Colin Williscroft (Stuff): Former PM accuses ECan of ‘gerrymandering’ to farming interests Tina Law (Press): Christchurch City Council opposes bottling company’s bid to take water from deep bore RNZ: Council votes for submission to oppose water bottling application Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Decision allows development near sacred Māori site Alan Brent (Newsroom): Decarbonise, decentralise and digitalise Robin Martin (RNZ): Man accused of blackmailing DOC over 1080 programme named Tara Shaskey (Stuff): Taranaki man accused of sending DOC threatening letters appears in court Laine Moger (Stuff): Path illegally carved into pā site on Auckland mountain to be removed Mark Quinlivan (Stuff): Russell lupin: iconic to Mackenzie Country or invasive weed? James Allan, James Watson, Jasmine Lee, Kendall Jones (The Conversation): Last chance to save word’s wilderness Health Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): All MPs should vote to ban smoking in cars with kids – Children’s Commissioner 1News:‘We need to be constantly vigilant’ – PM responds to damning tooth decay report 1News: Study calls for sugar tax in NZ – ‘Self-regulation is not working’ John Gibb (ODT): Sugary drinks ‘big problem for NZ’ Cate Broughton (Stuff): Fizzy drinks study shows labels will fail to fix obesity Emma Russell (Herald): One in eight Kiwi adults prescribed antidepressants Herald: Auckland DHB maternity ward out of action due to staffing shortages Lucy Warhurst (Newshub):‘We’ve had enough’: Doctors’ union threatens DHBs with legal action over rosters Eric Crampton: Have you considered using prices? Deena Coster (Stuff): Major service changes for ACC could impact Taranaki staff Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Mental health charity refuses grundy run-tainted donation Lead tap concerns Newshub:Lead found in brand-new tap bought on Trade Me Lisette Reymer (Newshub): Lead in plumbing products could have ‘severe effects’ on kids – expert Catherine Harris (Stuff): Building products review out soon, as lead tap concerns mount Mei Heron (1News): Concerns voiced over high levels of lead in some Kiwi households’ drinking water Government, Labour Party conference Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Government’s quick, quick, slow rhythm Beith Atkinson: Openness is essential to an atmosphere of trust Jo Moir (Stuff): Investigation fails to find leaker of Whaitiri report Herald: DIA fails to uncover source of leaked report on Meka Whaitiri incident Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Probe into leak of report on Meka Whaitiri comes up short Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Investigation fails to find leaker of Whaitiri report Foreign Affairs Paul Spoonley (Herald): Australians don’t see Kiwis as immigrants and that’s a problem RNZ: New Zealand announces Pacific enabling fund RNZ: Australia expected to announce billion dollar loan fund for Pacific Nick Wilson, Michael Baker, Jennifer Summers, Matt Boyd, Ramona Tiatia (Public Health Expert): A 100 years ago today a Death Ship from NZ Arrived in Samoa: A Reminder of NZ’s Responsibilities to its South Pacific Neighbours RNZ: Surge in NZ Pacific Super portability expected Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Inter-agency ‘dialogue’ on harder China line Jono Edwards (ODT): US swing to left in House net positive for NZ: expert 1News: ‘Only time will tell’ what impact US midterm results will have on NZ trade – Jacinda Ardern Kirk Hope (Stuff): Trade picture remains cloudy after US midterm elections Rebecca Watson (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern must live up to her UN speech and stand up to China on Xinjiang Point of Order: Speculation builds on Brook Barrington’s successor to take charge at MFAT Police Matt Stewart (Stuff): Police Commissioner gets robust grilling over Wally Haumaha inquiry Gia Garrick (RNZ): Police Commissioner dodges questions on Haumaha inquiry Derek Cheng (Herald): Police Commissioner silent on Wally Haumaha appointment Laura Walters (Newsroom): Release of Haumaha report delayed 1News: Cop who hit 200kmh in pursuit which saw two people die after car hit tree drove dangerously, IPCA finds RNZ: Speeds of police in fatal pursuit should have been investigated – IPCA Scott Palmer and Laura Tupou (Newshub): Police officer should have been criminally investigated over fatal chase – IPCA RNZ: Speeds of police in fatal pursuit ‘clearly unjustified’ No Right Turn: Police look the other way on crime by their own Banking and finance sector Susan Edmund and Rob Stock (Stuff): Which bank offers the best value for customers? Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Scrutiny hits bank bosses in the pocket but ANZ, Westpac still make millions Rob Stock (Stuff): David Seymour slams ‘rogue’ banking review Tamsyn Parker (Herald): ANZ chief executive David Hisco’s pay revealed Beith Atkinson: Can you bank on that? Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Many borrowers don’t understand when they sink into debt, says Instant Finance CEO Mandy Te (Stuff): Debit card glitch sees Kiwibank customers charged multiple times Business, economy Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): New Zealand has ‘productivity disease’, says Business Council chair, Air NZ CEO Chris Luxon Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets with her Business Advisory Council for the first time Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Government can take praise for full steam ahead economy Melissa Nightingale (Herad): Kiwi businesses mistakenly believe NZ is safer from cyber crime Michael Reddell: Inching towards greater transparency Richard Harman (Politik): Don’t threaten our independence says Reserve Bank Governor Brian Fallow (Herald): Sunny numbers, cloudy outlook Michael Reddell: Some thoughts on the Monetary Policy Statement Brian Easton (Pundit): What If We Are On Our Own? Jason Walls (Herald): RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr has not taken the possibility of a rate cut off the table Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): RBNZ still firmly on hold despite increasing inflationary pressure 1News: OCR remains at 1.75 per cent, expected to stay unchanged to 2020 RNZ: Reserve Bank holds its cash rate steady at a record low 1.75% Aimee Shaw (Herald): Revealed: New Zealand’s strangest company name registration attempts Treaty of Waitangi Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Little calls on Ngāpuhi to vote for Treaty mandate proposal Lois Williams (RNZ): Ngāpuhi settlement: ‘We’ve basically been steam-rolled’ Raniera Harrison (Māori TV): Ngāpuhi hapū anxious before Treaty settlement vote Morgan Godfery: Divisions deepen in Ngāpuhi as Kotahitanga chiefs are told to step down Graeme Everton (Spinoff): A 5G network is coming and Māori deserve a share Drug law reform Philip Matthews (Press Editorial): The dollars and sense of drug law reform 1News: Economist says treating drug addicts costs half as much as keeping them in prison 1News: ‘What if those drugs had killed us?’ Chloe Swarbrick implores MPs who have admitted cannabis use to back law change Zane Small (Newshub): Cannabis advocate’s impressive justification for legalisation Education Josephine Franks (Stuff): Teachers’ strike: What parents need to know Katy Jones (Stuff): Teachers snowed under with ‘unrealistic’ expectations as strike nears Jessica Long (Stuff): Union not ruling out strikes after urging secondary teachers to reject latest Government offers Kim Nutbrown (Stuff): North Canterbury’s Omihi School fundraising for a third teacher Elena McPhee (ODT): Plan to boost Maori academic staff numbers Point of Order: How the supernatural is being merged with science for Kiwi students Justice, corrections Matthew Hooton (Herald): Transparency important in Chief Justice appointment RNZ: Teen’s imprisonment raises questions over justice and punishment Anna Leask (Herald): West Auckland house targeted by ‘mob’ after high profile sex offender outed on Facebook Local government Simon Wilson (Herald): A councillor took a holiday to the Cook Islands. It was recorded as ‘council business’ John Tamihere (Herald): Shine a light on these costly creations Matthew Littlewood (Timaru Herald): Proposal to selldown shares in lines company Alpine Energy not linked to port expansion RNZ: Kaipara rates rebels lose appeal Welfare Aine Kelly-Costello (Newshub): New report calls for ‘reform and transformational change’ to the welfare system Meghan Lawrence (Herald): Survey shows four out of five people had negative experiences at WINZ Primary industries, Fonterra Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Passionate pleas over Otama water scheme ownership RNZ: Rodeo cowboy charged over use of electric shocker Andrea Fox (Herald): Fonterra chief Miles Hurrell earning ‘substantially less’ than predecessor Andrea Fox (Herald): Fonterra shareholders simmer while embattled company paints brighter future at AGM RNZ: Asset sale and debt reduction outlined at Fonterra AGM BusinessDesk: Fonterra under-performance since creation ‘unambiguous’ Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Report: Fonterra has failed to deliver ‘meaningful returns’ Jeremy Rees (RNZ): Fonterra hopes for collaboration in review of regulating law MIles Anderson (Newshub): The wool industry needs a revamp Piers Fuller (Stuff): Dung beetles being deployed in battle to fight farmers’ poo problem Oil and gas Kate Bromfield (Herald): Oil and gas can reduce their emissions Anna Whyte (1News); National vow to reverse ‘rammed through’ ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration permits Mike Watson (Stuff): Tamarind Resources enters marine consent hearings on back of TAG Oil buy out Charity boxing, death of Kain Parsons Holly Carran (Newshub): ‘All of us are devastated’: Charity boxer Kain Parsons’ family speak out on shock death Stuff: Emotional tribute to Christchurch boxing victim Kain Parsons from father-in-law 1News: Over $46,000 raised for children of Kain Parsons, who died after bout at charity boxing event Stuff: Tracey Martin seeks advice from Internal Affairs on charity boxing events Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Extra rules to govern boxing event after tragedy Georgina Campbell (Herald): Former light welterweight champ Billy Graham labels corporate boxing nights as dangerous Tracy Neal (RNZ): Professional boxing groups make moves to protect reputation Ben Leahy (Herald): Commentator Mark Watson says he could have been seriously hurt in charity boxing bout Electricity Andrew Crossland and Nick Bibby (Stuff): We need to diversify electricity supplies now to keep prices low Herald: Kiwis ‘being ripped off’: Independent power retailers urge action Stuff: Retailers take action over wholesale electricity market chaos Armistice centenary, war commemorations Carmen Parahi (Herald): Māori soldiers’ Great War battle for equality Ian Harris (ODT): Victory in the cause of peace begins in the mind Lloyd Burr: The Government should fund Le Quesnoy museum Alex Braae (Spinoff): Should ANZAC and the memory of war be such big business? RNZ: Big noise planned to mark WW1 Armistice Mary-Jo Tohill (Stuff): Catlins World War I soldiers honoured in book at Owaka launch Herald: All Blacks to wear embroidered poppy to commemorate Armistice Day James Croot (Stuff): They Shall Not Grow Old: Graphic content leads to RP16 rating for Sir Peter Jackson’s WWI doco Tourism, freedom camping RNZ: Tourism spending: Collaboration key to regional growth Tess Brunton (RNZ): Tourism industry faces up to pressure and challenges at summit Tina Law (Press): Freedom camping banned in most parts of Akaroa Transport, roading Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): NZ’s love of diesels kills hundreds a year Phil Pennington (RNZ): NZTA takes tougher line on companies that import and test cars Anna Whyte (1News); ‘We need it done’ – Government urged to reconsider deadly strip of Tauranga road Gia Garrick (RNZ): Thousands sign ‘save the highways’ petition Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): New east-west highway ignores cyclists and pedestrians, for now Rātana Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Rātana faith grows in spirit of social media innovation Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Plaque unveiled at Rātana Other Susan St John (Daily Blog): The Listener is manipulating NZers over retirement Deena Coster (Stuff): Waitara hapū backs contentious land bill Herald: Gareth Morgan still funding The Opportunities Party Rob Stock (Stuff): Where in the world is your KiwiSaver? Collette Devlin (Stuff): Defence Force ramps up efforts to deal with inappropriate sexual behaviour and drugs misuse  RNZ: Public backing for gender and sexuality survey questions Thomas Manch (Stuff): Euthanasia pioneer warns of ‘beg and grovel’ legislation Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): Signs explaining quake-prone status of Queensgate mall ‘not prominent enough’ Laura Dooney (RNZ): Cost to fix St James Theatre balloons by $16m RNZ: Pasifika public servants awarded inaugural medals]]>