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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 12 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] Supreme Court ruling on prisoners’ right to vote, justice Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Prison reform charity wants debate on prisoners’ right to vote RNZ: Youth advocacy group disappointed in govt’s stance on prisoner votes Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Prisoners’ right to vote currently not a priority for Parliament – Little Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): In just 7 words did Andrew Little demolish real prison reform? No Right Turn: “Not a priority” Sam Hurley (Herald): Supreme Court upholds decision saying ban on prisoner voting inconsistent with Bill of Rights Laura Walters (Newsroom): Step forward for NZ human rights law Catrin Owen (Stuff): High Court declaration on prisoner voting rights upheld Alex Baird (Newshub): Kiwi prisoners’ right to vote upheld Supreme Court rules No Rigjht Turn: Vindicated Matt Nippert (Herald): Dame Sian Elias’ $3.3m super payout Scott Palmer (Newshub): Duncan Garner slams Dame Sian Elias’ ‘gold-plated’ super scheme Jamie Ensor (Newshub): The ‘compassionate’ way Kelvin Davis slashed New Zealand’s prison population Andrea Vance (Stuff): Greater counter terrorism powers on the cards Andrea Vance (Stuff): Government considers reviving tattoo removal scheme Jared Savage (Herald): Court of Appeal overturns rape convictions for teenage boy and criticises defence lawyer Brandt Shortland in miscarriage of justice Edward Gay (Stuff): Te reo in court is important, says Waitangi Tribunal lawyer RNZ: Law society surprised by resistance to use of te reo in court Stuff: Obituary: Destined from childhood to be well qualified for top judge’s job Hugh Rennie (Stuff): Obituary: Sir John McGrath had reputation for supporting many women lawyers Teachers’ pay dispute Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Pay teachers more or expect more inequality Luke Kirkness (Herald): NZ teachers have biggest workloads, survey finds as NZEI strikes begin 1News: Simon Bridges sympathises with striking teachers as he accuses Government of wasting money Scott Palmer (Newshub): Simon Bridges thinks teachers’ strike justified, blames Government Simon Collins (Herald): Teachers: Govt offer came too late to change strike meetings Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Primary school teachers on strike again today Josephine Franks (Stuff): Auckland teachers strike in first day of rolling nationwide action Newstalk ZB: Teacher’s rep: ‘We didn’t call off strike because venues were booked’ Lucy Bennett and Simon Collins (Herald): Education Minister Chris Hipkins hits back: ‘Other Kiwis would appreciate $9500 pay hike’ Laura Tupou (Newsroom); Government’s latest pay offer to primary school teachers ‘misleading’ RNZ: ‘An air of unreality’ – ERA slams teacher union’s pay demands Newshub: Employment Relations Authority recommends primary school teachers accept pay offer George Heagney (Stuff): Impasse between teachers and Ministry of Education shows no sign of thawing Damian George and Collette Devlin (Stuff): Primary teachers and principals confirm nationwide strike after facilitation talks fail Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Teachers to begin week of strikes RNZ: Primary teacher strikes to go ahead as last-ditch offer fails Lucy Bennett and Simon Collins (Herald): Education Minister Chris Hipkins disappointed by primary teachers strike action Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Education Minister Chris Hipkins ‘disappointed’ teachers’ strike going ahead David Farrar: Teachers striking again Education Scott Palmer (Newshub): Stand Strong NZ: New Zealand’s ‘deeply disturbing’ bullying rates revealed Simon Collins (Herald): Students who die early 100 times more likely to have been expelled from school – study Simon Collins (Herald): Struggling to learn: kids who learn differently struggle in schools Astrid Austin (Hawkes Bay Today): Hawke’s Bay school expulsion rates reveal drug use frequent factor John Gerritsen (RNZ): Learning revolution or pathway to ignorance? Simon Shepherd and Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): 600 new learning support coordinators ‘too important’ to wait for data Adele Redmond and Laine Moger (Stuff): Local schooling or parent choice? Number of schools with zones hits a record high Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): I wish I’d been taught about same-sex relationships at school Simon Collins (Herald): Henderson Valley School board agrees to consider parents’ concerns over principal Janet Moyle Keith Locke (Daily Blog): SIS persecuting foreign students with allegations of WMD research RNZ: Student investigated over ‘incredibly vague’ WMD allegations Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ‘No qualifications required’ campaign runs out of steam Siouxsie Wiles (Stuff): Politicians, don’t interfere with science Child abuse Phil Pennington (RNZ): Wellington Catholic school has no records of sex abuse Tom Hunt (Stuff): Jehovah’s Witness child sex abuse survivor urges examination of NZ church Media Graham Adams (Noted): The Jami-Lee Ross saga: Questions around cover-ups continue Colin Peacock (RNZ): JLR’s greatest hits keep coming (audio) Pete George (Your NZ): The non-naming of the National MP raises media issues Colin Peacock (RNZ):  Stuff tightens squeeze on community papers Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Stuff threatened to gut journalism if they didn’t get their monopoly – will this spook Government Broadcasting Policy? Jeremy Rose  (RNZ): Possible push polling polarises Porirua Arana Taumata (E-Tangata): Māori media: Work hard, but fight hard too Quinton Hita (E-Tangata): Māori media: Broadcasting can’t save te reo Morgan Godfery (E-Tangata): Māori media: Where are our Māori print journalists? Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Chilling memories of bullying tactics National Party Southland Times Editorial: ‘Moving on’ is not acceptable Audrey Young (Herald): Leaked tape shows a little kindness from Simon Bridges Claire Trevett (Herald): National leader Simon Bridges: Turning the tank of Opposition after Jami-Lee Ross David Farrar: Maybe JLR should join NZ First! Government Gia Garrick (RNZ): Shane Jones fails to disclose 61 meetings Zane Small (Newshub): National MP slams Shane Jones’ failure to disclose meetings Lucy Bennett (Herald): NZ First MP Tracey Martin – no ego, all action Jo Moir (Stuff): Labour Māori caucus needs to face ‘cold harsh reality’ Herald: Book extract: What matters most to Jacinda Ardern Dionne Christian (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern inspires political play by Sam Brooks Armistice centenary Chris Trotter: What We “Don’t Know And Can’t Know” – The Truth About World War I Bruce Munro (ODT): The prospects for peace Mike Treen (Daily Blog): Why did New Zealand suffer the worst casualty rate in World War One? Andrew Johnston (Spinoff): The Mangel-wurzel, monster of endless war RNZ: Armistice Day: ‘Don’t anyone talk to me of the glories of war’ Jonathan Milne (Stuff): Too many of the real heroes of WWI have been forgotten; let’s do better for today’s heroes John Roughan (Herald): We are fascinated with war for good reason Herald Editorial: A day to remember a nation’s sacrifice Tom Hunt, Dominic Harris and Ben Bathgate (Stuff): Armistice Day silence broken with a cacophony of noise as NZ marks centenary 1News: Gun salutes, silence and sound as New Zealand marks Armistice centenary RNZ: Services mark 100 years since end of WW1 Newshub: Armistice Day commemorated around New Zealand Tema Hemi (Māori TV): 100th anniversary of Armistice Day Jason Walls (Herald): Jacinda Ardern: Armistice Centenary is a time for reflection and looking towards the future 1News: Watch: Jacinda Ardern speaks of ‘peace, multilateralism and inclusion’ during Armistice Day speech AP: Armistice centenary: Winston Peters, Prince Harry lay wreaths before All Blacks Test with England Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Wairarapa War Camp memorial to be unveiled as part of Armistice Day RNZ: Plaque recognising role of hospital ship unveiled APEC, Foreign Affairs Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Apec summit highlights the simple price of maintaining Pacific influence: cash Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leads ministers to APEC and East Asia Summit Richard Harman (Politik): McCully defends the China relationship Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): New Zealand’s tricky balancing act between two trading superpowers Michael Reddell: Some reading for Todd McClay RNZ: Cook Islands to join China’s Belt and Road Thomas Nash (Spinoff): Why it’s time to push NZ foreign policy thinking out of the comfort zone Housing Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): So where’s all the KiwiBuild buyers then? Jason Walls (Herald): The Government’s flagship KiwiBuild policy is on ‘life support’ National’s Judith Collins claims Stacey Kirk and Laine Moger (Stuff): KiwiBuild at threat of going ‘KiwiBust’ over ‘plummeting popularity’ Ben Leahy (Stuff): Twyford says KiwiBuild no lottery after criticism of Auckland ballot Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Is KiwiBuild becoming KiwiSpeculator? Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): Will state housing fix what KiwiBuild can’t? Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Did Phil Twyford just turn KiwiBuild into a property investor’s paradise? The definitive ruling Donna-Lee Biddle (Stuff): Housing NZ tenant, 84, forced to move as newly renovated home set for demolition 1News: Anti-poverty advocate tells PM to ‘chase up’ compo for state tenants evicted for drug use Mike Wesley-Smith and Finn Hogan (Newshub): Calls for night shelter to stop homeless dying on Auckland streets Tom Dillane (Herald): Starbucks staff report harassment by homeless at Auckland’s Queen St store Anne Gibson (Herald): ‘We look at Bastion Point’: Māori protester plans mass anti-Fletcher action Herald: House price growth slumps, becoming ‘buyers’ market’, ASB chief economist says Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): ASB housing survey shows confidence in the market is rising Karel Sroubek residency decision Collette Devlin (Stuff): Immigration New Zealand explains how Karel Sroubek case worked Derek Cheng (Herald): Travel to Czech Republic missing from Karel Sroubek case file Martyn Bradbury (Waatea News): The attacks by National on Immigration Minister, Iain Lees-Galloway are ridiculous Steve Braunias (Herald): The secret diary of Iain Lees-Galloway Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Iain Lees-Galloway too sloppy to stay Herald: Jacinda Ardern addresses Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway’s future Health Duncan Garner (Stuff): For a country that says kids are our future, we have a funny way of showing it Emma Russell (Herald): New Zealanders biggest consumers in favour of sugary drinks tax, poll reveals Niki Bezzant (Herald): Let’s keep our kids healthy Herald on Sunday Editorial: Long waits for public health services can be fixed Karen Brown (RNZ): NZers’ use of medication not helping mental health – report Deborah Hill Cone (Herald): DHBs must start offering more talk therapy RNZ: Unpaid carers suffer high levels of anxiety and depression – study Mike Houlahan (ODT): Chance to help reform ACC RNZ: Lack of rural health professionals will result in crisis – GPs Jacques Steenkamp and Imogen Neale (Stuff): Billion dollar drug company wants to be ‘reimbursed’ with taxpayer funding Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Who’s really driving the campaign to publicly fund a $1m drug for the orphan disease Spinal muscular atrophy? RNZ: Government to spend more than $7m on Bay of Islands hospital Northern Advocate: Bay of Islands Hospital gets $7.1m primary health centre injection from Government Libby Wilson (Stuff): Rural health school bid not a threat to Waikato med school push: backers Daniel Birchfield (ODT):Health company confident of breaking even Jono Edwards (ODT):Volunteers create health centre Alex Perrottet (RNZ): Checkpoint: Families support GP’s controversial ‘miraculous’ eczema cream Phil Pennington (RNZ): Support for family of dead woman inadequate – principal Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis (Daily Blog): Alex Pirie a social justice and mental health advocate Banking and finance ODT Editorial: Uneasiness over bank probe Brian Gaynor (Herald): Aussies are banking on bumper profits in NZ Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Why the regulators should take a look at the credit card market Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Union calls for cap on bank chief executive pay Lynda Hallinan (Stuff): Should we overlook the fact it appears to be the banks who are robbing us blind? Torika Tokalau (Stuff): Auckland woman claims she was victim of ‘racist’ treatment at bank Damien Grant (Stuff): The best guardians of a bank’s customers are the customers themselves Kirsty Wynn (Herald): Major bank offers lowest interest rate since after World War II Wealth and inequality Stuff: Plan to target ‘poverty cycle’ in one of country’s most deprived suburbs Katie Doyle (RNZ): Reducing childhood inequity focus of planned Rotorua programme 1News: Financial institutions urged to adopt ‘living wage’ Rob Stock (Stuff): Feeling wealthy? New Zealand ranks sixth in global wealth report Oscar Kightley (Stuff): The joy of six brings rich rewards Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Abusive partners deny women money for food, power, rent and sanitary products Herald: ‘Economic abuse’: Finances used to control Kiwi women, research shows Employment Imran Ali (Northern Advocate): Northland unemployment climbs in September quarter John Boynton (RNZ): Study reveals the effects of gig economy on employment Aimee Shaw (Herald): The gig trap: Study finds ‘gig economy’ workers unlikely to secure ‘regular’ employment Alice Peacock (Herald): Women feel need to bury sexism struggles, office study finds Carrie Buckmaster (Spinoff): Public service employers need to do more to stop sexual harm by staff. Here’s how. Police Thomas Manch (Stuff): Wally Haumaha report expected on Monday, but his fate may remain unclear Herald: Katie Fitzgerald and Simon Shepherd (Newshub): Government commits to date for release of Wally Haumaha inquiry Tom Hunt (Stuff): Nine under-14s laser ‘painted’ and one 15-year-old was Tasered in 2017 Aziz Al-Sa’afin (Newshub): The not-so-inclusive Pride Parade Bridie Chetwin-Kelly (Newshub): Auckland Pride board treasurer Matty Jackson resigns following ban on uniformed police Sinead Corcoran (Stuff): NZ Police ‘banned’ from wearing uniforms to Pride Parade Zane Small (Newshub): ‘Giant backwards step’: Auckland Pride Parade bans cops in uniform Sam Hurley (Herald): Double prison sentence under controversial law for third striker who ‘terrorised’ tourist RNZ: Auckland police HQ to shift to new location Belinda Feek (Herald): ‘The laws need to change’, double fatal crash family urge Harrison Christian (Stuff): Northland man allegedly pepper sprayed while wearing handcuffs and seatbelt Electricity RNZ: Calls for investigation into surge in wholesale power prices Gavin Evans (BusinessDesk): Electricity regulator tells networks to get on with pricing reform Corporate boxing, death of Kain Parsons Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Government rejected calls for a review of corporate boxing – until someone died Meghan Lawrence (Herald): Nearly 14,000 ACC claims for boxing in three years and three known deaths Herald: Kiwi boxing champ’s ‘simple remedy’ to dangers of corporate boxing following Christchurch death Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Safety a priority at first charity boxing match since Kain Parsons’ death Parliament Henry Cooke (Stuff): Three lessons for Kiwi politicians in chaotic US midterms Phil Smith (RNZ): Going through the Motions Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in Politics: Lees-Galloway’s turn as Ross runs out of steam Angie Skerrett (Newshub): Labour MP Kiri Allan disputes ‘rural experience’ stats Herald: ACT leader David Seymour auctions off Brave Blossoms scarf from Speaker Trevor Mallard Treaty of Waitangi Northern Advocate: Thousands start voting on new Ngāpuhi Treaty negotiations plan Bess Manson (Stuff): National Portrait: Dame Claudia Orange, Treaty witness Welfare Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Taxpayer-funded training organisation left disabled clients sitting idle and bored for long periods Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Survey shows toxic culture at WINZ takes more than Labour’s whitewash renovation Supreme court ruling on swamp kauri Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Draining the swamp kauri swamp Lois Williams (RNZ): Supreme Court decision could shut down swamp kauri trade Linday Laird (Herald): Northland group jubilant as Supreme Court deems swamp kauri export illegal John Anthony (Herald): Swamp kauri cannot be exported unless it’s a finished product, Supreme Court rules Emma Cropper (Newshub): Supreme Court rules swamp Kauri cannot be exported BusinessDesk: Calling swamp kauri a tabletop doesn’t make it true No Right Turn: Ending the pillage Environment and conservation Liz McDonald (Stuff): The industries with a thirst for Christchurch’s pure water Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Cr Dana Wensley queries basis for claim Waimea dam partner, WIL, was skint Rachael Kelly (Stuff): MP’s feast on whitebait at hearings of native fish bill Phil Pennington (RNZ): Extent of water contamination near air bases confirmed Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Councils call for action to fix water-contamination problems at Ōhakea No Right Turn: One way of fixing it Kennedy Warne (E-Tangata): You can’t be a kaitiaki from a distance Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): Reviving the rivers Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Likely-extinct bird sighted in Golden Bay Tim Newman (Stuff): Sightings spark hope in the search for New Zealand’s most wanted bird Jamie Ensor (Newshub): South Island kokako spotted by tramper – report Wilhelmina Shrimpton (Newshub): New Zealand’s only kea dog headed for retirement Primary and extractive industries Tony Wall (Stuff): The kiwifruit worker’s death that led to a multi-pronged, groundbreaking prosecution Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Mycoplasma milk testing turns up only three infected farms Rod Oram (Newsroom): Board culture at heart of Fonterra failure Rebecca Stevenson and John Anthony (Stuff): Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell earning ‘substantially less’ than Theo Spierings RNZ: Good riddance Crime Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Winner of Government cyber crime tender now frustrated by ‘weird’ lack of support Kirsty Johnston (Herald): Auckland teen to travel to Denmark to testify against alleged cyber criminal Newshub: A third of Kiwis have fallen victim to scams – Westpac Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Kiwis losing up to $500 million each year in scams, Westpac fraud survey tells Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Business email compromise scams costing Kiwis $8000 a day Harrison Christian (Stuff): Auckland’s street gangs: Social media a breeding ground for ‘wannabe’ gangsters RNZ: Drugs from the dark net: Police target importers Herald: Dark net drug importers targeted in major police operation across NZ Aine Kelly-Costello (Newshub): Dark net drug operation about avoiding ‘downward spiral of drug addiction’ – police Phil Taylor (Herald): Soft approach on Dark Net drugs is Government’s doing, says Opposition Transport Alexia Russell (Newsroom): Getting on board with Universal Basic Mobility RNZ: Wellington bus network launches new services in response to complaints RNZ: Lime recalls all e-scooters made by Okai RNZ: Drone leads to controlled airspace closure at Wellington Airport Tracy Neal (RNZ): Council accused of charging ‘illegal’ fee to pilots Cannabis RNZ: Medicinal cannabis regulation ‘could be all sorted in six months’ Chris Hutching (Stuff): Is cannabis another boom and bust investment sector? Matthew Tso (Stuff): Cannabis reform advocates preach education over ‘smoke-ups’ outside Parliament Local government Andre Chumko (Stuff): Councils eye up real-time satellite monitoring for compliance matters Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Hamilton’s only holiday park up for sale RNZ: Stewart Island visitor levy is under review Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland lacks a champion to speak up on its biggest issues RNZ: Kelly Tarlton’s wants nothing to do with wharf development John-Michael Swannix (Newshub): Auckland’s Albert Park Tunnels ‘have to be open before the America’s Cup’ – developer Bill Reid Guy Williams (Stuff): New Zealand, stop building roads and malls on our waterfronts Other Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Pokie profits on the rise, despite fewer machines Emma Hatton (RNZ): Furniture industry shake-up over flammable foam concerns Laura Walters (Newsroom): Further deaths from synthetics 1News: Defence force wants unmanned aircraft by mid-2020s Christine McCarthy (Newsroom): Saving ‘ugly duckling’ buildings from demolition Stuff: Lawyer in secret passport case concerned talks might be bugged Philip Matthews (Stuff): The week in good news: more jobs, more voters, more donuts RNZ: Criminal case against cowboy a ‘publicity stunt’ Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): The mayoral mistress, the streaker, or the cat? Who is Wiki-worthy? Max Cryer (Herald): Should NZ defend or amend national anthem? RNZ: Company fined $100k after fatal fall from mobility scooter on damaged footpath Zane Small (Newshub): Should New Zealand drop gender for birth certificates, licences? Koro Vaka’uta (RNZ):NZ Samoan recognised for connecting public service with Pasifika]]>