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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 13 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] Child abuse inquiry to include faith-based institutions Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Child abuse inquiry – Brace yourself for NZ’s cruel past 1News: Jack Tame questions Acting PM Kelvin Davis over Government’s decision to limit timeframe for child abuse inquiry Phil Pennington (RNZ): Abuse survivors encouraged to speak as inquiry scope widens Jason Walls (Herald): Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care largest ever undertaken in New Zealand, says Sir Anand Satyanand Chris Morris (ODT): Abuse inquiry widened Chris Morris (ODT): ‘Should have done it sooner’: Survivor on abuse inquiry Lucy Bennett (Herald): Apology needed for people abused in state and church care: sex abuse survivors support group Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Religious institutions to be included in state abuse inquiry Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Churches to be examined in state care abuse inquiry 1News: Watch: PM widens inquiry into abuse of children in state care to include faith-based institutions Jason Walls (Herald): Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care will now include churches, PM Jacinda Ardern says Stacey Kirk and Tom Hunt (Stuff): Government expands abuse inquiry to churches and ‘faith-based institutions’ Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Government expands state care abuse inquiry to include church abuse Police Herald Editorial: Police commissioner does not come out of Haumaha inquiry well Jared Savage (Herald): New details of bullying allegations against Wally Haumaha outlined in report Gia Garrick (Herald): Louise Nicholas stands by criticism after report clears Wally Haumaha Derek Cheng (Herald):Louise Nicholas concerns not relevant to Haumaha appointment process – Police Commissioner Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): ‘We struggled to get taken seriously’: Women speak out on Wally Haumaha inquiry RNZ: Wally Haumaha: ‘It has not been easy for anyone’ Scott Palmer (Newshub): Police Minister Stuart Nash won’t back Wally Haumaha despite inquiry clearing him Jared Savage (Herald): Wally Haumaha inquiry: Government releases QC’s report into appointment process for Police Deputy Commissioner Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Haumaha report clears Government Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Wally Haumaha inquiry and the politics of perception Thomas Manch (Stuff): Top cop Wally Haumaha ‘looking forward’ to continuing his work after report clears his appointment Thomas Manch (Stuff): Top cop Wally Haumaha’s appointment cleared by Government inquiry Anna Whyte (1News): Appointment process for Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha found to be ‘adequate and fit for purpose’ – report Jo Moir (RNZ): Haumaha appointment process was ‘adequate and fit for purpose’ Newstalk ZB: Inquiry into Wally Haumaha finds appointment process was adequate No Right Turn: This is what happens when agencies investigate themselves Derek Cheng (Herald): Wally Haumaha report raises more questions than answers, says National Party Matt Shand (Stuff): Opposition police spokesman says Haumaha sends wrong message for police No Right Turn: We don’t need more terror laws Sinead Corcoran (Stuff): NZ Police and Pride Board in ‘negotiations’ over uniform ban RNZ: Calls for Pride boycott over uniform ban Cleo Fraser (Newshub): ‘You f***ed up’: Nelson man wants compensation after police shoot dog Teachers’ pay dispute Press Editorial: Teachers test the Government Jessica Long (Stuff): Why primary teachers’ and principals’ negotiations have led to strike action 1News: North Island schools closed as week-long primary teachers’ strike rolls into second day John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teachers defend strike decision John Lewis (ODT): Offer ‘too late’ to avert strike: OPPA chairman 1News: ‘This is all we’ve got’ – Government pushed to limit on primary pay offer, says PM Simon Collins (Herald): Education Minister Chris Hipkins says teachers keep asking for more RNZ:Primary and secondary teachers may have combined campaign in 2019 Nicole Bremner (!News): Fighting talk from teachers’ union president, who says fight with Government ‘will get rougher’ Scott Palmer (Newshub): Teachers not ruling out third strike to fix education ‘crisis’ – NZEI Simon Collins (Herald): Striking primary teachers at meeting in Auckland are urged to ‘fight for your professional lives’ Josephine Franks and Collette Devlin (Stuff): Striking Auckland teachers ‘living pay cheque to pay cheque’ take to the streets RNZ: Teachers strike: What you need to know Diane Crate (Stuff): New offer for teachers is misleading, here’s the truth Simon Collins (Herald): Parents taking extra ‘Dad Sunday’ back teachers’ strikes Jodie Rimmer (Herald): As parents we need to get behind the teachers’ strike Point of Order: After expelling the charter schools, Hipkins is pressed to do better on teachers’ pay Josephine Franks (Stuff): Hunger strikes, a 180km march, 3-month walkouts: Teacher protests around the world Education Simon Collins (Herald): Struggling to learn: Brain science reveals why some kids learn differently Jessica Long (Stuff): NZQA’s digital pilot goes offline to affect English students Native Affairs (Māori TV): The digital future of education Rachel Rafferty (Briefing Papers): The costs of choice in the New Zealand history curriculum Bullying Rhonwyn Newson (Newshub): Stand Strong NZ: New series calls for a tougher stance on school bullying Raniera Harrison (Māori TV): Bullying in NZ schools second highest in OECD Zane Small (Newshub): Stand Strong NZ: ‘The fallout is huge’ – Kiwi teen’s death brings cyberbullying into focus Patrick Gower (Newshub): Stand Strong NZ: Patrick Gower – I refused to let name-calling stop me chasing my dreams Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): Stand Strong NZ: Beautiful messages flood in for Patrick Gower after bullying revelations Eilish Grieveson (Newshub): When the bullied become the bullies Environment and conservation Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Green MP Eugenie Sage accused of ‘rubber-stamping’ land sales to foreigners Simon Hampton and Zane Small (Newshub): Paris Agreement regulations won’t stop ice sheet collapse – report Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Capital Kiwi: Owner of Te Kamaru Station says he wants kiwi back on his land Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Capital Kiwi: First of 4400 traps set at Terawhiti station Dan Dalgety (RNZ): ‘We think it can be a safe place for kiwi to live’ Laura Macdonald (Newshub): Why kiwi could be seen in Wellington backyards in just five years Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Battle against Dome Valley dump plan gears up Dave Nicoll (Stuff): Environment Southland takes top honours at biosecurity awards ODT Editorial: Back yards an untapped resource Wayne Linklater (Stuff): ‘Facts’ don’t give scientists a monopoly on the truth Justice Victoria University (Newsroom): One law for all or one justice for all? David Farrar: Judicial pensions Vincent Olsen-Reeder (Spinoff): When a judge slaps down a lawyer for a few words of te reo, it’s about power Sam Hurley (Herald): Herald challenges judge’s decision to suppress ‘callous’ man who robbed injured crash victim Housing Phil Twyford (ODT): Setting the record straight on the KiwiBuild scheme Felix Desmarais (Stuff): KiwiBuild signals interest in ‘pocket’ of prime land on Wellington peninsula Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Government ‘risks lack of KiwiBuild buyers’ Armistice centenary Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): A Diet Of Lies Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): Winston Peters criticises French President Emmanuel Macron’s Armistice Day speech 1News: Winston Peters criticises Emmanuel Macron’s Armistice Day speech in Paris NZ-Pacific relationship, Pacific Aotearoa Summit  RNZ: Cooks delighted as NZ Super qualification eased RNZ: NZ planned Pacific TV service not what is needed – expert Vaimoana Tapaleao (Herald): State of Pasifika community in New Zealand to be revealed at Pacific Summit Defence 1News: New Defence Force boss on working with China – ‘We have discussions about how we can cooperate in the South Pacific’ Newshub: Why terrorists aren’t targeting New Zealand Foreign affairs Laura Walters (Newsroom): Great power rivalry on the agenda Zane Small (Newshub): What Jacinda Ardern plans to tell Australian PM Scott Morrison Government Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Meeting with Adrian Orr among those not disclosed by Shane Jones Katie Kenny (Stuff): Algorithms are everywhere but the public sector seems scared to use them Richard MacManus (Newsroom): How Government algorithms are judging you Point of Order: Ministerial appointments monitor – jobs for the boys (and jobs for the girls, too) Banking and finance Tim Hazledine (Herald): Govt should use Kiwibank to undercut the big four Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Jones accuses the FMA of being ‘chummy’ with banks, the RBNZ of being too independent and the Super Fund of using the wrong investment strategy  Transport Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland cycleways overestimated demand to obtain taxpayer funding, says Auckland Transport report Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Cycleways exposed as the sham they are Michael Naylor (Herald): E-bikes, e-scooters and e-vehicles pose a threat to public transport Ruby Macandrew (Stuff):Lime scooters likely to launch in Wellington before the end of summer Ben Strang (RNZ): Pilots seek stricter drone laws as they await improved technology Kate Gudsell (RNZ): Drone disrupting airspace ‘could have been catastrophic’ Local government Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Economists see lack of detail in Alpine Energy share sale proposal Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Ombudsman decision savages Horowhenua email blocking Herald: Chief Ombudsman asks Horowhenua council to apologise for blocking mayor’s and councillors’ email RNZ: Ombudsman – Council’s blocking of emails wrong No Right Turn: Unreasonable Auckland Bernard Orsman (Herald): Buying a section in a new development north of Auckland will come with an ‘infrastructure payment’; tagged onto rates bill Newshub: North Auckland gets $91m infrastructure package Bill McKay (Newsroom): Yes to Auckland CBD stadium, just not the waterfront Nick Truebridge (Stuff): $1.8b Auckland stadium plan on shaky ground as council pours cold water on funding plea Waitara Lands Bill Robin Martin (RNZ): Hapū divided over Waitara Lands Bill Deena Coster (Stuff): Govt Minister Andrew Little listens to concerns of Waitara leaseholders as bill reading looms Health RNZ: New unit to transform critical care at Dunedin Hospital David Loughrey (ODT): Build will be more complex due to soils Angie Skerrett (Newshub): ‘Virtual campus’ suggested to ease rural doctor shortage Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): Under the Korowai: new approaches to Māori mental health Eric Crampton: Sugar tax advice Ngāi Tahu agreement with Oranga Tamariki  RNZ: ‘We are really interested in stepping up’ Regan Paranihi (Māori tV): Oranga Tamariki team up with Ngāi Tahu Employment and training Richard Harman (Politik): Budget to include radical new approach to skills retraining John Boynton (RNZ): Programme builds rangatahi’s confidence to climb leadership ladder One Billion Trees Project David Fisher (Herald): Shane Jones’ One Billion Trees bungle: scrub, weeds mar planting of 1 million seedlings Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Nurseries call for quicker action on Govt’s plan to plant 1 billion trees by 2027 Canterbury earthquakes, earthquake risks RNZ: Govt to announce details of independent inquiry into EQC Liz McDonald (Stuff): Test case for on-sold homes with botched repairs still nine months away Chloe Ranford (Stuff): Liquefaction report says rivers most at risk Abortion Trish McBride (Stuff): Deciding to abort must be more than a simple solution to a problem Bob McCoskrie: We love them both Amy Brooke: Jacinda Ardern’s priorities aren’t most New Zealanders Media Colin Peacock (RNZ): Rank and file missing from conference coverage Stuff: Journalism figure Brian Priestley dies Primary industries David Williams (Newsroom): Minister challenged over Mackenzie greening Angie Skerrett (Newshub): Misinformation puts extra pressure on M bovis farmers Iulia Leilua (Māori TV): Turning pollution into profit Business, economy RNZ: Low confidence threat to economic growth – Bridges David Cormack (Herald): Silly Simon Bridges should avoid repeating Angry Andy Little’s mistake Native Affairs (Māori TV): Māori enterprise – awakening the taniwha Mainzeal Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Mainzeal loan generated hundreds of millions in wealth, court hears RNZ: Mainzeal directors should’ve said they’d resign: lawyer Civil defence Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): Civil Defence to test another mobile alert this weekend 1News: Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert system announced Other Phil Pennington (RNZ): Controversial Codemark certificates axed Aaron Leaman (Stuff): KiwiRail defends decision to purchase new diesel trains Russell Brown (Public Address): Getting serious about the cannabis referendum RNZ: New Zealanders losing millions to scammers, new data shows Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Scam victim: ‘I felt like vomiting’ Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Meridian: Here’s how households could save $180m Mark Jennings (Newsroom): It was a hurricane with no name: Vector boss 1News: Simon Bridges hints there may be more than just ministerial incompetence behind Karel Sroubek scandal Zane Small (Newshub): ‘Indoctrination?’: Questions over Church of Scientology’s free English lessons Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Which MP occupies the worst seat in parliament? A Spinoff investigation Conan Young (RNZ): Race-fixing charges not expected to impact NZ Trotting Cup]]>