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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 26 2018

Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage.

The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.

NZ-China relationship, foreign affairs and trade
Matt Nippert (Herald): Burgled professor case: PM called on to defend academic freedom
Anusha Bradley (RNZ): ‘Shocked and disturbed’ by alleged Chinese govt intimidation
Adele Redmond (Stuff): Academics urge PM Jacinda Ardern to take stand against Chinese intervention
Richard Harman (Politik): Ardern faces some hard choices
RNZ: NZ should not take sides in US-China ‘virtual war’ – Bridges
Corin Dann (1News): Be careful not to drift towards ‘China panic’ warns Australia’s foreign minister (video)
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s on again, off again trip to China off again
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Jacinda Ardern cancels planned trip to China next month
Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will not visit China this year
Anna Fifield (LIstener): China’s financial largesse in the Pacific doesn’t come for free
Michaell Walsh (ABC): Pacific leaders more questioning of Chinese influence
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: China keeps the media in line
Michael Reddell: NZ and the PRC: Friday bits and pieces
1News: Allowing Huawei into NZ’s 5G network ‘a very delicate call’
Chris Keall (Herald): US asks allies to drop Huawei, but Little asserts independence
Simon Draper (Stuff): Apec, CPTPP, RCEP: The alphabet soup nourishing NZ’s economy
Paul Hobbs (1News): ‘I don’t know if they’re alive or not’ – NZ Uyghurs call on NZ government to intervene
Barry Coates (Herald): Concerns over trade deal have not gone away
RNZ: Government seeks input on plans for post-Brexit deal with UK
Herald: Trade Minister David Parker kicks off consultation on post-Brexit FTA with UK
RNZ: NZ encouraged to extend PNG market building support
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Photo of Jacinda Ardern and US Vice President Mike Pence goes viral

Finn Hogan and Dan Satherley (Newshub): Phil Twyford unveils new Housing and Urban Development Authority
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Mayors dismiss fears new housing authority will strip their powers
Emma Cropper (Newshub): Housing and Urban Development Authority: Auckland and Wellington Mayors want to be heard
Nicole Lawton and Henry Cooke (Stuff): Government to create new urban development authority, bringing KiwiBuild and HNZ together
1News: Government announces new housing authority to ‘cut-through roadblocks’ to speed up projects
Amy Williams (RNZ): New ‘super agency’ announced to tackle housing crisis
Herald: Kiwibuild and Housing New Zealand combined into one housing and urban development authority
Chris Hutching (Stuff): New cost-cutting initiatives as home building surges again
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Twyford unveils details of proposed Housing and Urban Development Authority
1News: Poverty advocate ‘incredibly disappointed’ Housing NZ satisfied dying woman, 78, living in mouldy South Auckland home
Ryan Boswell (1News): Woman dying from cancer pleads to move from state house in dire need of repair
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Only seven Wanaka KiwiBuild homes sell from ballot
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Rental agency suggests upping rents by $6 a week to recoup lost letting fees
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Landlords: How tough do they have it, really?
Lane Nichols (Herald): Realty giant Barfoot & Thompson admits failure over home agent on-sold to own son
Greg Ninness (Interest): New figures show Auckland’s housing shortage is still getting worse but should start to decline in the next one to two years
Liam Dann (Herald): First home buyers could get a break on tough deposit rules

Gia Garrick (RNZ): Some hospital staff to get pay rises of more than 40 percent
Emma Russell (Herald): Thousands of hospital services workers to get ‘life-changing’ pay rise
David Loughrey (ODT): Hospital workers set for pay rise
Sarah Catherall (RNZ): The lifelong health hangover of teen drinking
RNZ: Medical reprieve coming for MSD clients
1News: MSD announces easier access to health assistance for clients
Gordon Brown (ODT): After the fall: Haunted by an act of ‘casual cruelty’
David Fisher (Herald): Parents brace for court fight with hospital over their daughter’s medical care
Emma Cropper (Newshub): Parents of 5yo battling mystery illness fear Auckland DHB will take legal action against them
Ruth Nicol (Listener): Māori men are more likely to get testicular cancer and no one really knows why
RNZ: Ad saying ‘chocolate is made for kids’ deemed okay
Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Rheumatic fever more widespread than we think
Katarina Williams (Stuff): New Zealand leans heavily on Filipino and Indian nurses to staff rest homes
John Mccrone (Stuff): Not dead yet: Making sense of the new longevity
Newshub: Watch: The hidden health benefits of poi
Brenda Harwood (ODT): Newly- trained hospice team ready to record lives
Dave Macpherson (Daily Blog): Government’s Mental Health Inquiry report (over)due

Synthetic drugs
Amanda Saxton (Stuff): Children poisoned by parents’ cannabis and synthetic drugs use
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Number of synthetic drug users put in hospital almost doubles
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Synthetic drug poisoning on the rise, figures show
Lucy Bennett (Herald): More action needed on synthetics, but disagreement over what
Amanda Saxton (Stuff): Off the streets and off the ‘synnies’ – after almost dying

Vaping ban
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Plan to ban vaping in bars, restaurants, schools and workplaces in New Zealand
1News: Government announces plan for new restrictions on vaping, including ban at bars and restaurants
Newshub: Government announces plans to regulate vaping
Emma Russell (Herald): Govt announces proposed plans to ban vaping in bars, restaurants and workplaces
RNZ: Govt plans to ban vaping in bars and workplaces
No Right Turn: The indoor vaping ban
Jihee Junn (Spinoff): What will the new rules around vaping mean for you?

Stuff: ‘I shut my door and burst into tears’: Principal of one of NZ’s most challenging schools
Jonathan Milne (Stuff): School communities, not government, must decide how best to meet our children’s education needs
Joanne Holden (Stuff): Schools split on government taking back responsibility for $30bn in school property
Herald Editorial: Fast track to classrooms could relieve the teacher shortage
Simon Collins (Herald): School principals push for fast-track, on-the-job teacher training
Simon Collins (Herald): Preschoolers creating music and art on tablets before they can write
Lee Umbers (Herald): Zoning out: The boys who cut through school zone inequality
Josephine Franks (Stuff): Second Auckland student banned from graduation because health issues made her miss class
Zane Small (Newshub): AUT defends Government’s fees-free policy after wave of attacks
Newstalk ZB: Government urged to maintain free fees scheme for now
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Teachers should have been top priority
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Free university study is an expensive flop
RNZ: Education Ministry ordered financial investigations at two schools
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Trivial failures have important consequences
Joel MacManus (Stuff): Exam results stand, despite ‘cheating’ allegations against Otago University students
Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Otago University medical students keep their exam marks amid alleged cheating investigation

Teachers’ pay dispute
Simon Collins (Herald): Education Ministry slammed for ‘corrupt’ video on teachers’ pay dispute
Adele Redmond (Stuff): Secondary teachers reject second Government pay offer, vote to strike in 2019
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Secondary school teachers reject latest pay offer, vote to strike, PPTA says
Newshub: Teachers surprised Government won’t meet demands
1News: Secondary teachers reject Government’s latest pay offer, announce strike action
RNZ: Secondary teachers to strike next year
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Possibility of teacher ‘superstrike’ looms
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Teachers have rejected the Government’s offer of a payrise

Auckland Pride parade
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Louisa Wall stokes outrage with Pride Parade TERF comments
Pete George: Louisa Wall’s speech at Pride Parade hui ‘circus’
Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Police, Pride and prejudice
Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): $14K raised to plug the funding gap for 2019 Auckland Pride Parade
Newshub: Auckland Pride Parade organisers consider ditching sponsors completely
Melanie Earley (Stuff): ‘Turning the negative into a positive’: Auckland Pride crowdfunding campaign launched
Amy Williams (RNZ): Pride Board won’t back down as crowdfunding gathers momentum
Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): Pride Parade reaction utterly blown out of proportion
Pete George: O’Sullivan v Marvelly: “Media fought for the decriminalisation of homosexuality”
Waatea News: Pride critics hijack history – Stacey Kerapa interview
Herald: Facebook group set up to ‘Attend Pride Parade dressed as a policeman!’ in wake of ban
RNZ: Pride parade: ‘LGBTQI people will be the ones left to march’
Herald: Pride Parade still has support from SkyCity’s Unite Union members – convenor
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Auckland Pride Parade: SkyCity staff defy company boycott
Imogen Neale (Stuff): SkyCity union members to march in Pride Parade ‘no matter what’
Herald: SkyCity pulls out of Auckland Pride Parade
David Farrar: So how extreme are PAPA?
Philip Patston (Daily Blog): Pride and prejudice – when a community turns on itself
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): A brief history of NZ Police marching in Uniform in the NZ Pride parade
Leonie Pihama: A day in Twitter-Verse

Santa parade controversies
Kerre McIvor (Herald): Santa without a cause
Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Sacking Santa and other ‘sexism’ stupidity
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Santa Claus is a man and ‘that’s how it should be’ – Simon Bridges
Scott Palmer (Newshub): Male-only Santas ‘unlawful discrimination’ – employment expert
Herald: Outrage at decision to sack Santa from tomorrow’s Christmas Parade in Auckland
Tom Dillane (Herald): Ditched Santa seeks legal advice after termination over comments: ‘There’s been a big wrong’
Harrison Christian (Stuff): Santa stoush: Auckland politician says he would have preferred a Santa with ‘boobies’
Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Santa Parade debate: ‘You can’t have a Santa with boobs’
Newshub: Farmers Auckland Christmas parade dumps Santa over controversial comments
Herald: Farmers sack Santa for Sunday’s Christmas parade after ‘inappropriate’ comments on women
1News: Farmers ditch ‘traditional’ Santa following ‘inappropriate’ comments
RNZ: Auckland Santa replaced after controversial comments
RNZ: Auckland Santa Parade postponed
1News: Auckland Santa Parade cancelled by stormy weather
Joel Maxwell (Stuff): We all make mistakes, but how did anyone think blackface was a good idea?
Piers Fuller (Stuff): Richmond Santa parade features ‘Redneck Xmas’ float sporting Confederate flag

John Armstrong (1News): Ardern’s fear of Labour losing its base support makes party look like a soft touch
Corin Dann (1News): Government considers referendums on cannabis, euthanasia and MMP electoral reform at the same time – Andrew Little
1News: Simon Bridges against cannabis legalisation, worries about signal it would send
1News: ‘Worried’ NZ First behind calls for referendum on lowering MMP threshold, says Simon Bridges
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Cannabis reform, legal suicide & MMP reform referendum – bullshit democracy done on the cheap
Richard Griffin (Stuff): Coalition government proving sceptics wrong
Point of Order: The trough monitor: where did the politicians spend our money this week?
Point of Order: Ministerial appointments monitor – jobs for the boys (and jobs for the girls, too)

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): The big political countdown is on – are you ready?
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Government covers Paula Bennett and Anne Tolley’s legal fees in Winston Peters super leak lawsuit
Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in Politics: Ardern exudes peace while MPs come under fire
Claire Trevett (Herald): Curiosity kills the Nats
Stuff: Below the beltway
Stacey Kirk (Stuff): No need for logic where politics applies
Ryan Dunlop (Herald): National deputy leader Paula Bennett makes personal post 12 months after gastric bypass
1News: ‘My weight doesn’t define who I am’ – Paula Bennett speaks about gastric bypass, dropping 50kg

Chloe Ranford and Anna Loren (Stuff): Defence Force won’t pursue costs against Air Force servicewoman Mariya Taylor
Grace Cocker, Dan Satherley, Rebecca Watson (Newshub): NZDF drops costs against Mariya Taylor as Jacinda Ardern tells them to back off
Sam Hurley (Herald): Prime Minister tells NZDF to halt court costs claim against ‘groper Roper’ victim
Grace Cocker and Dan Satherley (Newshub): NZDF sex offender’s daughter hits out at legal system
Peter McKenzie (Newsroom): When the NZ Army became an iwi
Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Government ‘needs to do more’ to help injured Afghan interpreter
1News: Decorated Hamilton-based Afghan interpreter who helped Kiwi troops, in coma after Afghanistan hit and run
David Fisher (Herald): On Her Majesty’s sneaky service – the spies who had multiple lovers and how they were found out
Kristy Lawrence (Stuff): Fleet of new surveillance planes at Ōhakea forecasts boon for Manawatū
Tony Wright (Newshub): Memorial unveiled for ‘martyr’ Kiwi WWI soldiers who fought against Armenian Genocide

Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Taxpayers’ Union koha criticism ‘ignorant’
Willie Jackson (Daily Blog): Taxpayer’s Union need to grow up
Steve Braunias (Herald): Secret diary of Jordan Williams

WOF checks, transport
Southland Times editorial: Trust and indolence no basis for a WOF regime
RNZ: Previous government had ‘shocking attitude’ to vehicle safety
Chris Hutching (Stuff): Fate of NZTA hangs in the balance as Govt launches wide ranging investigation
Herald: NZTA’s performance to be looked at, Transport Minister Phil Twyford says
RNZ: West Auckland company loses right to issue WOFs
Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Transport agency review finds more evidence of serious incidents and crashes
Tracy Neal (RNZ): Insight: Difficult and dangerous – why truck drivers are quitting
Emma Hatton (RNZ): Trucking contracts ‘putting staff at risk’
1News: Hamilton bus drivers return to work after agreement reached
Adam Hollingworth (Newshub): ‘Attack on my life’: Go Bus driver accused of driving at strikers
RNZ: Returning passenger train service gets $40m boost
Alexia Russell (Newsroom): Light rail – ideology over practicality?
Todd Niall (Stuff): Why are the poor paying for a council-owned Uber for the wealthy?
Virginia Fallon (Stuff): The good, the bad, and the ugly of Wellington transport laid bare
Kaitlin Ruddock (1News): Luxury rail service for Picton-Christchurch route part of $40 million upgrade
Chloe Ranford and MIchael Hayward (Stuff): $40m for Coastal Pacific as first post-quake service marked in Kaikōura
Stuff: At-risk airbags still on New Zealand roads
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Interislander to get new, bigger Cook Strait ferries by 2022, report says
Laura Dooney (RNZ): Residents urge runway application extension be denied
Jessica Rose (Spinoff): Where should Lime scooters go? On The Little Road, of course

Environment and conservation
Rod Oram: National needs to come through on climate
AP: Greenhouse gases soar as window closes
RNZ: US experts conclude climate change picking up pace
RNZ: Global summit calls for more climate change financing
Daniel Collins (ODT): Flooding likely to become commonplace
Laurel Stowell (Herald): Minister attends two meetings on PFAS contamination at Ohakea
Lois Williams (RNZ): Scientist welcomes million-dollar boost to research kauri dieback disease
No Right Turn: Disappointed
Will Harvie (Stuff): Predator-free: Fenced sanctuaries protect native birds
RNZ: Whale dies overnight after stranding on Northland beach
Jenny Ling (Stuff): DOC staff increasingly threatened and abused over 1080
Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Ouvea premix removal stalls as council awaits purchaser’s signature

Finn Hogan and Simon Shepherd (Newshub): Ecologist issues dire warning about NZ’s freshwater
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Critical shortage of good data on use of precious water resource
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Water wars: Triple whammy of dry summer, river restrictions and irrigation plans hit Hawke’s Bay
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Tread lightly: Understanding water footprints

Primary Industries
Tom O’Connor (Stuff): Why are bad farmers letting the good ones down?
Pat Deavoll (Stuff): Is it time to re-open the genetic modification debate?
Sally Rae (ODT): Ministry pays out, but farmer upset
Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Waikato River Authority unveil investment plan to clean up Waipā Catchment
Paul Gorman (Stuff): Banks Peninsula marine farm’s controversial expansion plans

Plastic bag ban
Catherine Harris (Stuff): Everything you need to know about NZ’s plastic bag ban
Catherine Harris and Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Feedback supports six-month plan to ditch single-use plastic bags
RNZ: Plastic bags to be phased out by the middle of 2019
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Total single-use plastic bag ban within six months
Newshub staff, Juliet Speedy (Newshub): Plastic bags likely to be gone by July
Rachel Graham (RNZ): Flax baskets replace plastic bags at Christchurch supermarket

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Karel Sroubek decision stirs up a hornet’s nest in Beehive
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Chicken farmer who can’t stay in NZ uses Sroubek decision in legal bid
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Govt’s inaction on migration not a bad thing right now

ODT Editorial: Be careful what you strike for
Harrison Christian (Stuff): Veteran lawyer blames New Zealand’s ‘polite racism’ for job troubles
Nicholas Jones (Herald): Alarm as Kathmandu job hopefuls asked what medications they take
1News: Greymouth petrol station offering equal employment along with the essentials
Kelley Tantau and Amy Ridout (Stuff): Matamata Saddlery needs workers – but can’t find candidates who can sew
Richard Meadows (Stuff): Bring on the four-day workweek

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Sir Michael Cullen’s shutdown of Tax Working Group’s critics
Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Sir Michael Cullen’s plea to Tax Working Group critic: stay quiet until final report
Anthony Morris (Kiwiblog): Guest Post: Making the extension to taxation of capital effective and practical

Business, consumer behaviour
Bernard Hickey (RNZ): This Year Will Be Different
Kris Boult (Stuff): Residents of NZ’s ‘worst towns’ hit back at researchers
Stuff: Revitalising small town NZ a key to helping ease Auckland pressure
Liam Dann (Herald): Festival of consumer greed won’t save retail
Diana Clement (Herald): Don’t conform to society’s money pressures
Newshub: Investor confidence up, but probably not for long – ASB
Aimee Shaw (Herald): Women-only funding platform fronted by Theresa Gattung heads into second year

Justice, corrections
Ruwani Perera (Newshub): Police charged the wrong driver, leaving her in debt
1News: Andrew Little considers scrapping legal aid interest charges
Kaitlin Ruddock (1News): ‘I’m still in prison, he’s out’ – sexual abuse survivor speaks out over court of appeal decision
Nicola Corner (Spinoff): Why is no one talking about diversion in mental health?
Paul Little (Herald): System failed serial drink-driver
Duncan Garner (Stuff): We are idiots not to send this drunken menace to jail
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Corrections staffer who had inappropriate relationship with prisoner remains at work after review
Alex Loo (Stuff): Changing youth justice for the better
RNZ: Prison seeks to weaken gangs
Wilhelmina Shrimpton (Newshub): Inmates build a display for Auckland Flower & Garden Show
Arthur Taylor (Daily Blog): Corrections duplicity over Waikeria radio network breakdown exposed

RNZ: Regions with the highest rates of gun-related deaths revealed
Tony Wall (Stuff): It’s cash only at the famous Maketu takeaways after ANZ shut down its accounts

Domestic violence
Ben Strang (RNZ): Hague Convention forces abuse survivors back to Australia: ‘It’s the ultimate control’
Newshub: Non-violent men asked to stand up to domestic violence for White Ribbon Day
Nicola Eccleton (Spinoff): The silent weapon controlling women in New Zealand
RNZ: Orange Harbour Bridge highlights violence against women

Pike River
Anna Osbourne (Herald): You have restored our faith in NZ
John Roughan (Herald): A $7 million Pike River re-entry plan now costs $36 million
Herald: Hoped-for Pike River re-entry could be as early as February

Colin Peacock (RNZ): ‘Radical changes’ for Māori Television news
Gary Wilson (E-Tangata): Māori media: Inconvenient truths
Jane Bowron (Stuff): RadioLIVE casualties include some massive wastes of talent
RNZ: Leading PNG journalist suspended after APEC summit
Māori TV: Voting support needed for Miss World New Zealand

Dirty Politics defamation case
Kirsty Johnston (Herald): Hacked emails allowed in Cameron Slater cash for comment defamation case – judge
Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Whaleoil suffers new Dirty Politics case setbacks

Canterbury quakes, Christchurch
Liz McDonald (Stuff): Commuter towns likely home of future Christchurch residents
Conan Young (RNZ): Christchurch red zone stories to be told via new app
RNZ: Christchurch’s river promenade opening with $10k scavenger hunt
RNZ: Gallery gift is ‘being dishonoured’, says grandson
Tina Law (Stuff): The price of looking after Christchurch’s public art
Dominic Harris (Stuff): Christchurch stadium plans on firm ground as site testing throws up few concerns

Simon Wilson (Herald): Auckland can be city of dreams – if we dare
Shane Te Pou (Newsroom): Why John Tamihere could be just what Auckland needs
Herald: John Palino takes aim at Phil Goff and confirms third bid for Auckland mayoralty
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): John Palino announces a third tilt for Auckland mayoralty
Harrison Christian (Stuff): John Palino confirms another tilt at Auckland mayoralty
RNZ: John Palino will be back in Auckland’s next mayoral contest
Edward O’Driscoll, Scott Palmer (Newshub): Auckland authorities criticised over devastating April storm response
Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Human faeces and sanitary pads spill into Auckland creek

RCR Tomlinson and City Rail Link
RNZ: City Rail Link to meet with Aus administrators of RCR Tomlinson
RNZ: RCR Tomlinson’s administration: A breakdown of what it means
RNZ: City Rail Link engineering firm’s Australian owner goes into administration
RNZ: City Rail Link were aware of RCR Tomlinson’s difficulties

Local government
Emily Cooper (1News): Government announces changes to tourism infrastructure fund as councils cry out for help
Press Editorial: The long-term problem of short-term stays
Christina Persico (Stuff): Spelling mistakes in Māori words see New Plymouth District Council iwi committee ‘fail’ new policy
Megan Harvey (Herald): New Plymouth District councillor Murray Chong explains why he flies the Confederate flag
Robert Steven (Stuff): Tempers flare over loss of Taupō lakefront views due to council replanting

Taranaki hydrogen project
Christina Persico (Stuff): $1 billion plans for Taranaki clean energy plant announced
Deena Coster (Stuff): Environmentalist critical of Taranaki’s proposed $1b hydrogen project
Neil Holdom (Stuff): Hydrogen, Taranaki and a significant dilemma for our coalition government

RNZ: Sidelines ‘unsafe’: Weekly booze-fuelled incidents at league games
RNZ: Gender equality in sport: ‘It’s not an easy fix’
Stuff: All Blacks to wear rainbow laces in support of assaulted Gareth Thomas
RNZ: Mother gloved up and fighting talk of banning boxing

Te reo Māori 
Cathy Dewes (E-Tangata): We have a right to be Māori in our own land
RNZ: Kupu app takes Māori language award

Martin Johnston (Herald): H-Files: New Zealand women’s sprint finish to vote after 20-year suffrage battle
Herald Editorial: The first time women could vote, they did so in droves
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Female vote empowered generations

Civil Defence drill
John Gibb (ODT): ‘Pleasing’ progress made with emergency phone alert
Herald: Don’t panic – It’s not the end of the world! Civil Defence were only testing their mobile alert
RNZ: Emergency texts sent in Civil Defence drill tonight
Chris Keall (Herald): Civil Defence takes another stab at mobile alert after 1.30am bungle
Stuff: Emergency mobile alert test sent out to about 3 million NZ phones

Fire Service
Newsroom: Fire union’s elections face challenge
Rebecca Moore (Stuff): More firefighters accessing mental health help in the face of traumatic jobs
Daniel Birchfield (ODT): Low numbers may finish fire brigade

Sex, gender
Siouxsie Wiles (Stuff): Sex chromosomes more complicated than XY and XX
Daphna Whitmore: Trans ideology is bollocks

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Inland Revenue sheds 770 jobs in 2.5 years – 730 more to go
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Last hurrah for life insurance advisers
Mike Wesley-Smith (Newshub): Glimmer of hope for Lake Alice state abuse survivors
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Wholesale electricity price 17,000 times higher in Auckland than South Island on Sunday
RNZ: Govt takes pre-emptive measures against cyber attacks
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Facebook is finally being called to account around the world. Why not in New Zealand?
1News: Te Korowai o Wainuiārua and Crown sign agreement to settle historical Treaty claims
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Police to rely on courts for traffic infringement processing if system breaks down
David Farrar: Who experiences online hate speech the most?
Michael Reddell: Not adequately reforming the Reserve Bank
Ruth Hill (RNZ): ‘Irreplaceable national heritage is being lost all the time’ – scientist
Bryan Bruce (Daily Blog): Inequality and Revolution
Eden More and John Boyton (RNZ): Youth group uses haka to keep community centre stage
RNZ: Man jailed in Israel for making bomb threats in NZ
1News: Māori half-billion-dollar mega trust buys popular Rotorua tourist attraction for whopping $15 million
1News: Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver: Kiribati ferry disaster coverup, shocking footage of rioting and looting in PNG