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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 15 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] Pike River Rebecca Macfie (Spinoff): A victory for the Pike River families – and for those who live by their labour Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Is the Pike River Mine fight worth it? John Campbell (1News): Is NZ a country where we can accept the deaths of 29 people at work? Peter Dunne: A long journey lies ahead Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Hard to reconcile National and Labour’s differing responses to Pike River – Tova O’Brien Press Editorial: Pike River decision is a victory for justice Herald Editorial: Expensive Pike River re-entry plan does not go very far Claire Trevett (Herald: Finally, things are the right way up for Pike River families Zane Small (Newshub): How criminal charges could be laid after Pike River re-entry Conan Young (RNZ): Checkpoint: Pike River re-entry plan ‘victory for the little people’ Anna Whyte (1News): Workplace deaths since Pike River disaster ‘simply not good enough’ – Anna Osborne Patrick Gower (Newshub): Rob Fyfe compares Pike River to Erebus, calls for public apology RNZ: Pike River Mine re-entry: How it will happen Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Going into the mountain: how the Pike River recovery works Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Pike Agency: Single-entry option cheapest and least complex John Campbell (1News): Pike River families softly wept as re-entry was announced by Government, John Campbell reports Lucy Bennett (Herald): Government announces re-entry to Pike River Mine will go ahead Lucy Bennett (Herald): Police involved in Pike River re-entry for coroner and criminal probe Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): Hapū welcome re-entry of Pike River Mine AP: New Zealand crews to re-enter mine 8 years after 29 killed No Right Turn: Keeping a promise Foreign affairs and trade Audrey Young (Herald): Ardern and Pence: A tale of two bilateral meetings with Aung San Suu Kyi Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern and Mike Pence had quite a lot in common Laura Walters (Newsroom): The rise of the Quad Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison begin with ‘Bunnings diplomacy’ Jenna Lynch and Sophie Bateman (Newshub): ‘Onions on top’: Jacinda Ardern, Scott Morrison make hilarious pact on Bunnings sausage sizzles at ASEAN 1News: PM Jacinda Ardern and Aussie counterpart discuss Bunnings’ bizarre sausage sizzle decree – ‘I’ve had a few phone calls’ Laura Walters (Newsroom): NZ employs ‘barbecue diplomacy’ with new Aussie PM Audrey Young (Herald): No dancing to the Bhangra beats just yet after RCEP pushed out to next year Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern offers Aung San Suu Kyi NZ help to resolve plight of Rohingyas Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Jacinda Ardern meets with Myanmar’s leader, voices concern on Rohingya situation RNZ: PM meets with Myanmar leader at Singapore summit Laura Walters (Newsroom): NZ offers assistance to Myanmar Zane Small (Newshub):Jacinda Ardern offers NZ’s help to resolve Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis Katie Fitzgerald (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern has subtle dig at Donald Trump in BBC interview 1News: Jacinda Ardern says she aspires to restore reputation of politicians during Singapore TV appearance RNZ: PM to challenge US tariffs rationale at summit Harrison Christian (Stuff): Chinese embassy denies families of Uighur Kiwis are being held in internment camps Kirsty Needham (Sydney Morning Herald): China warns countries not to obstruct its ‘friendship’ with Pacific nations RNZ: Former MP Annette King becomes High Commissioner to Australia Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Dame Annette King given top diplomatic posting to Australia Herald: Dame Annette King named as next High Commissioner to Australia Peter Dunne (Newsroom): We should continue to be fearless in pursuit of peace Housing Alan Johnson (Spinoff):The trickledown farce of Kiwibuild obscures a much more urgent housing crisis Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Where are all the new house buyers? 1News: Māori Housing Unit created to improve ownership opportunities Newstalk ZB: Phil Twyford establishes dedicated Maori housing unit Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): New govt unit announced for Māori housing Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Iwi could become landlords – then owners – of 900 Porirua state homes 1News: London’s Westminster council bans new homes larger than 150sqm – should Auckland follow suit? Tim Brown (RNZ): Housing crisis in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes forces young families out of region Tim Brown (RNZ): Low-income property developer helps community meet housing demand Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Quinovic introduces new fee after letting fees banned Susan Edmunds (Herald):‘Tenancy fees’ for landlords replace banned letting fees Muriel Newman: Housing Affordability – Lottery or Reform Frank Newman: High rise rents and housing costs RNZ: Hobsonville Point residents fear promised reserve could become another development Education and child welfare ODT Editorial: We need to talk about teaching Lucy Bennett (Herald): Education Ministry refuses to pay for teacher registration while no agreements with unions in force RNZ: Christchurch teachers on strike: ‘It was never about the money’ Adele Redmond (Stuff): Canterbury teachers on strike push for time to teach, not a pay bump Māori TV: Striking for children with additional needs Ruby Macandrew (Stuff): Hundreds of overseas teachers ready for schools to recruit for 2019 Peter Hughes (Daily Blog): Listen to our Teachers I say Donna Goss (Stuff): This is why I left my job as a Kiwi teacher Vaughan Gunson (Northern Advocate): Will teacher strike action force the government to concede further ground? Fiona Connor (Newshub):Stand Strong NZ: ‘Sorry isn’t enough’ – Bullies told Manawatū 6yo they’d kill his baby brother Simon Henderson (ODT): Children’s camp news ‘final blow’ Juliet McGhie (Stuff): Schoolgirls crammed in like ‘sardines’ on Auckland school bus Jessica Long (Stuff): Victoria University staff ‘surprised’ by email inviting everyone to take redundancy BusinessDesk: Falling enrolments prompts voluntary redundancy call at Victoria University Josh Williams (Stuff): Apprentices earn $165,000 more than uni graduates by the age of 28 Mikaela Collins (Northern Advocate): International students add $50m to Northland’s economy Employment Stephen Blumenfeld (Victoria University of Wellington): Lies, damned lies, and statistics! Comments on the recent wave of strike activity Libby Wilson (Stuff): No physio for 24 hours: Waikato strike adds to a cluster as worker issues hit tipping point Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Feeble whistleblower reforms would keep lid on free speech Willie Jackson (Daily Blog): The lowest unemployment rate in almost a decade an incredible result Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): The gender pay gap – I may as well be working for free Health Nicholas Jones (Herald): Exclusive: serious concern over preschool checks as conditions not picked-up Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Palmerston North couple to bend politicians’ ears over cancer medication funding Rebecca Moore (Stuff): Terminally ill woman relying on donations to extend life by months Karen Brown (RNZ): Rise in Meningococcal cases: ‘The pattern is of concern’ Mike Houlahan (ODT): Nurse inconsistency hard for patients Tema Hemi (Māori TV): From ‘survival mode’ to an indigenous future Damien Venuto (Herald): Comment: The problem with moaning about Bunnings RNZ: Marion Nestle – How food companies skew food research Herald: Study: Third of world’s food goes to waste Royal Commission into child abuse in state care Stephen Winter (Newsroom): The widening challenge of the state care abuse inquiry Chris Morris (ODT): Survivor criticises PM on expanded inquiry Elizabeth Stanley (Herald): Inquiry into state care could be clouded by church issues Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Fears Māori voice will be lost as abuse inquiry widens scope Government Phil Pennington (RNZ): Govt spending on contractors millions more than thought Whanganui Chronicle: Shane Jones announces $48m funding for aviation and rail in Whanganui and Manawatu Karel Sroubek residency decision Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Wait, what? A National Party Member is now in a relationship with Karel Sroubek’s ex??? Collette Devlin (Stuff): Immigration probe into Karel Sroubek’s residency completed but will be reviewed Derek Cheng (Herald): Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek has nine days to respond to Immigration NZ’s finding National Party Guyon Espiner (RNZ): National Party misses the mark in its key target Jason Walls (Herald): The Simon Bridges-ordered internal review of National will be done before the year’s end Billion Trees Project RNZ: Trees ordered before Ngāti Hine deal struck in Crown-iwi venture – nursery Raniera Harrison (Māori TV): Jones warns Ngāti Hine over taxpayer-funded blunder Environment and conservation Dominic Harris (Stuff): Public could have a say in bottling firm’s bid to use deep bore Farah Hancock (Newsroom): NZ’s super-sized weed problem Angie Skerrett (Newshub): New rabbit calicivirus spreads across New Zealand with confirmed cases in Waikato Wayne Linklater (Newsroom): Do conservationists care enough about people? Tess Brunton (RNZ):Waitaki’s proposed geopark: A lot more than cool rocks Jono Edwards (ODT): Penguin decline may be halting Primary industries Stuff: Dairy farm company fined over effluent Maja Burry (RNZ): Canterbury A&P show goes ahead, cows and all Local government Grant Miller (Manawatū Standard): Horowhenua councillors erred and they should put this right Phil Pennington (RNZ): Judge on council email block: ‘Who knows what issues not attended’ Kiri Gillespie (Bay of Plenty Times): ‘Unforgivable’ – Homeless react to Tauranga ban on begging and rough sleeping Samantha Motion (Herald): Slim majority votes to ban begging, rough sleeping near shops, eateries in Tauranga CBDs Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Hamilton developers say red tape, planning rules hindering city growth Auckland John Anthony and Liu Chen (Stuff): Chinese speaking buyers offered first dibs on ‘top secret’ luxury apartment planned for Auckland Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Private pipes blamed for leaking human waste onto Auckland beaches Zane Small (Newshub): Auckland Santa Parade funding drops in favour of Pride Parade, Diwali Vanita Prasad (Newsroom):  Auckland Santa Parade to lose public events funding Transport Mike Lee (Herald): Twyford is relying on a limited range of light rail ‘experts’ Todd Niall (Stuff): Big growth eyed up for Auckland public transport use Jolisa Gracewood (Spinoff): The truth about those ‘exaggerated’ Auckland cycling numbers Vera Alves (Herald): The real reason cycle lanes are always empty Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): E-scooter safety campaign rolled out in Auckland Newshub: Auckland Council ‘looking at’ 10km/h speed limit for Lime scooters Herald: Fun police? Auckland Council looks to crack down on e-scooter safety Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Auckland Council wants to reduce Lime speed limit to 10kmh Tim Miller (ODT): Dunedin could have Lime e-scooters by Christmas 1News: Auckland truckies hit the road for second time in protest at rising fuel prices Melanie Earley (Stuff): ‘Fuel tax creates poverty’: truckies hit the road for second time in fuel tax protest Immigration Eva Corlett (RNZ): Immigration contact centre: ‘I’m sorry, I can’t hear you’ Joseph Cederwall (Scoop): Christchurch Investor Couple Separated by INZ for 3 Years? Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Bangladeshi seeks asylum in New Zealand by pretending to be a Rohingya Muslim Gender Felix Desmarais (Stuff): Proposed changes to the way gender is declared on birth certificates sparks debate Felix Desmarais (Stuff): Non-binary finery: the Kiwis whose gender doesn’t fit in a ‘neat little box’ NZ to host Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021 RNZ: Palmer instrumental in successful World Cup bid – Tew Newshub: Rugby: New Zealand wins 2021 Women’s World Cup bid 1News: New Zealand to host Women’s Rugby World Cup RNZ: New Zealand to host 2021 women’s Rugby World Cup Other Harrison Christian (Stuff): Not fit for prison: The journey of a mentally disabled woman through the criminal justice system Phil Quin (Dominion Post): Politicians: It’s called accountability, not ‘dirty politics’ Eric Crampton: Bias toward action? Logan Church (RNZ): Checkpoint: Kaikōura property owners in limbo two years after quake Liz MacDonald (Stuff): Last chance to comment on Christchurch red zone stirs water debate Simon Chapple (Newsroom): Splitting up hard enough without this law proposal Arrun Soma (1News): Should Kiwi women get the pension later because they’re living longer? Edward Ellison (Spinoff): A response to ‘The Parihaka prisoners and the legend of the caves’ Bob McCoskrie (Stuff): Legalised dope is a licence for Big Marijuana to exploit young people Tony Orman (Stuff): What does GDP really say about progress? Sam Hurley (Newshub): Air force ‘secret agent’ re-sentenced for stealing classified material Point of Order: It’s too soon to put some GGs out to pasture – so let’s put them in charge of inquiries David Clarkson (Stuff): Man with intellectual ‘limitations’ sentenced for multiple votes Kurt Bayer (Herald): Christchurch man admits voting 11 times in last year’s General Election RNZ: Checkpoint: Mum shocked by $7000 internet bill Eric Crampton: Complicated Gains Tax Marta Steeman (Stuff): Dunedin’s Contego is tackling the time-bomb of poor passive fire protection Julie Iles (Stuff): Court decision over $13,000 bill leaves energy providers vulnerable to expensive claims Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Kiwibank branch closure a ‘brutal kick in the guts’ for residents of Nelson suburb Nic Rawlence (The Conversation): Taxonomy, the science of naming things, is under threat]]>