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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – February 05 2019

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.
Today’s content

Regional development, employment, Māori land development
Herald Editorial: Handouts are no substitute for a Ngapuhi Treaty settlement
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Provincial Growth Fund has created just 54 jobs
Jason Walls (Herald): National slams the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund, saying it’s not delivering for Kiwis
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Shane Jones wants Provincial Growth Fund to get ‘nephs off the couch’
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Jones and Jackson welcome PGF funding for unemployment programmes
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Government invests $82 million in regional employment boost
RNZ: Provincial Growth Fund: $82.4m for regional youth employment
Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): More funds promised to tackle regional challenge
RNZ: Employment support for Pasifika expands to NZ regions
Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Māori welcome $100m fund to support better use of land
Leah Tebbutt (Rotorua Daily Post): Māori landowners in Rotorua excited for economic benefit of $100 million funding boost
Derek Cheng (Herald): Shane Jones says $100 million for Māori land is for where banks fear to tread
RNZ: National leader Simon Bridges urges RMA reform over $100m for Māori land ownership

Waitangi
Richard Harman (Politik): The big political taniwha at Waitangi
Zane Small (Newshub): What to expect at Waitangi
Morgan Godfery (Spinoff): Waitangi Week: the Queen is dead, or may as well be
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): World’s largest waka misses out on Waitangi Day celebrations due to lack of money
Gia Garrick (RNZ): Ardern defends govt track on Māori prison numbers
1News: Growing calls for Treaty of Waitangi to be a compulsory part of school curriculum
1News: Jacinda Ardern fumbles over what Treaty of Waitangi articles say – ‘Article One? On the spot?’
Jamie Ensor and Zane Small (Newshub): PM Jacinda Ardern stumbles when asked to recite Treaty of Waitangi articles
John Gerritsen (RNZ): History teachers decry ‘shameful’ ignorance of colonial, Māori history
Press Editorial: Brash’s Waitangi invitation is a positive sign
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): 15 years on, Don Brash returns to Waitangi
Newstalk ZB: ‘Don Brash looking for a headline at Waitangi’ – Shane Jones
RNZ: Don Brash to avoid politics and ‘listen’ at Waitangi
1News: Waitangi Day organiser defends decision to invite Don Brash, ‘the most racist politician in the country’
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Waitangi organiser defends ‘innovative’ decision to invite Don Brash to speak
Zane Small (Newshub): What Don Brash plans to say at Waitangi
Rukuwai Tipene-Allen (Māori TV): Call to boycott Don Brash’s speech at Waitangi
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki will bring ‘issues’ to Waitangi – Shane Jones
Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): ‘Waitangi dildo’ protestor banned from Waitangi Treaty grounds
Stuff: Woman who threw sex toy at Waitangi will attend despite police trespass
Albert Cash (Stuff): Waitangi Day is more than a public holiday, it’s a way of life
Simon Wilson (Herald): Star turn for celestial navigator at Waitangi
Amanda Saxton (Stuff): Sir Hec Busby honoured as the ‘mainest man’ at Waitangi investiture
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Sir Hek Busby knighted by Governor-General in stirring Waitangi ceremony
1News: ‘Arise, Sir Hek’ – Newly-knighted Sir Hekenukumai Busby explains beautiful whale tooth taonga
Ripeka Timutimu (Māori TV): The humble knight – Tā Hekenukumai Pūhipi
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): “He inspired me” – rangatahi gather to welcome Busby
Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): A short history of Waitangi Day protests
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Waitangi 2019 Gallery – Day One
Felix Desmarais (Stuff): DNA test confirms blank parchment is part of Treaty of Waitangi

Commercial fishing
Michael Morrah (Newshub): Major changes proposed to commercial fishing by Government
Conan Young (RNZ): New rules could dramatically reduce fish discarded by commerical fisheries
Derek Cheng (Herald): Fisheries Minister wants ‘culture change’ for commercial fishing industry
RNZ: Fishing rules overhaul proposed by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash

Cancer treatment
1News: World-leading breast cancer expert calls on Pharmac to make two new breast cancer drugs more affordable
Isobel Ewing (Newshub): ‘Difficult situation’: Cancer patient leads pleas for better Govt funding of treatments
Zane Small (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern: Not fair to compare Pharmac with Australia’s system

Health
RNZ: Junior doctors and DHBs to continue mediation on Thursday
RNZ: MP challenges govt to vaccinate all Northland children against deadly disease
Emma Russell (Herald): Temporary maternity ward for Middlemore Hospital to deal with postnatal bed demand
Emma Russell (Herald): Vaping nearly twice as effective for getting smokers to quit, study shows
1News: New $15 million Auckland rescue chopper to give paramedics an edge in life and death situations
Jessica Long (Stuff): Baby dies after DHB fails to properly care for mother, Health and Disability Commissioner finds
Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): Swimmers ignoring call to stay out of the Hutt River to avoid toxic algae
Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): One family, three generations of Māori doctors
Nathan Consedine and Tony Fernando (Newsroom): A little thing called compassion fatigue

Education
Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Back to school poverty for our kids
Scott Yeoman and Zoe Hunter (Herald): Tauranga families turn to foodbanks for school lunches
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Childcare centre closed indefinitely following allegations of mistreating children
1News: Hutt Hospital Childcare Centre’s licence suspended as complaints investigated
Adele Redmond (Stuff): 2019: The year of new Christchurch schools opening
Adele Redmond (Stuff): Wigram Primary School celebrates start of 2019 at new $9 million campus
Jennifer Eder (Stuff): First day of school at Te Pā Wānanga at Omaka Marae in Blenheim
Lindy Laird (Northern Advocate): Waipu principal shocked by police raid and arrests at her house
Sue Allen (Stuff): Teaching needs a rebrand to make the profession attractive again
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Farmers fear for future of agricultural training sector
Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): Telford offered one-year lifeline as SIT takes over
RNZ: Southern Institute of Technology to take over Telford campus
Richard Davison (ODT): Telford gains year reprieve

Parliament
Herald: Cabinet Minister alleges that National MP directed trolls to attack former Labour leader Andrew Little
No Right Turn: Chapple and Anderson on electoral donations

Australian banking royal commission final report, insurance industry
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Can you trust your bank? Royal Commission findings another blow 
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Tougher NZ lending conditions biggest likely impact from Oz bank inquiry
AAP: Australian banks carry the blame for industry’s widespread greed-driven misconduct, royal commission finds
Liam Dann (Herald): Australian Royal Commission slams banks calling for tougher regulation
Shane Wright (Stuff): Australia’s banking royal commission final report at a glance
RNZ: Australian banks inquiry: Govt ‘taking action’ on all recommendations
BusinessDesk: Life insurance industry will need dragging to reform

Migration, refugees
Laura Walters (Newsroom): The messy business of housing and migration
Derek Cheng (Herald): Father of Karel Sroubek writes to Jacinda Ardern asking for fair treatment
James Baker (Stuff): Migrant’s job struggle highlights Kiwi assumptions
RNZ: Ukrainian family overwhelmed by petition support
Skara Bohny (Stuff): English teaching volunteers help launch new life for new Kiwis
Brooke Jenner (RNZ): Driving school gears up refugees, migrants for integration
Jennifer Dann (Herald): Twelve questions with Phoebe Li

Government
Liam Hehir (Stuff): How much sway does Winston Peters have in this coalition government?
David Cormack (Herald): Why the Greens need to start alienating people
No Right Turn: OIA advice

Welfare, MSD
Herald: Human Rights Review Tribunal declares MSD’s ACC law discriminatory
Aine Kelly Costello (Newshub): ‘Help given with one hand, taken away with the other’: Widowed mum speaks out about experience with Work and Income
RNZ: Advisory groups set up to help improve lives of Pasifika in NZ

Tax
ODT Editorial: Opposition to ‘stealth tax’ gains ground
Gordon Campbell: On why we should be listening to Ocasio-Cortez about tax

Kiwisaver
Rob Stock (Stuff): KiwiSavers’ miserable 2018 saw six in 10 funds fall in value
Jamie Gray (Herald): Turbulent markets wreaked havoc on KiwiSaver funds in 2018 – Morningstar

Police
Tim Miller (ODT): Fears voiced as police start deploying drones
Toby Morris (Spinoff): The Side Eye: The Chase

Local government
Janine Rankin (Stuff): Ombudsman calls for secret payment explanation
Janine Rankin (Stuff)  Bad start to a what should be a promising year

Environment and conservation
RNZ: DOC delays review of national parks after talks with iwi
No Right Turn: Sucking us dryer
RNZ: Penguin killing prompts reminder to dog owners
1News: Several face charges over hundreds of excess and undersized paua caught in Coromandel

Transport
Jason Walls (Herald): NZTA again forced to contact the Privacy Commissioner after another privacy breach
David Linklater (Stuff): There’s an easy way to reach NZ’s EV target – but you might not like it
Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Bus drivers running red lights attract almost 200 complaints in a year
Mike Yardley (Press): E-scooters here to stay in NZ cities, but new rules needed
Kate Hawkesby (Herald): Forget Lime scooters, it’s quad bikes that are killers

Housing
Ben Leahy (Herald): Rental listings likely to mislead with ‘no letting fees’ comments: REINZ
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Housing consents for government departments at 40-year high
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Auckland house prices fall up to 7.4 per cent year-on-year
BusinessDesk: Dwelling consents reached 14-year high in 2018
Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Queenstown trust targets 1000 homes in 10 years, delivers eight in first year

Social media
Nicola Brown (Spinoff): Liar liar, platforms on fire: the rise of misinformation and what to do about it
Rebecca Moore (1News): Facebook group following unruly tourists drops ‘gypsy’ from name after hate speech complaints

Marama Fox drink-driving conviction
Mike Mather (Stuff): Marama Fox: ‘I felt threatened, so I chose to drive after drinking’
1News: Marama Fox fined for drink driving, says she was trying to ‘deescalate a threatening situation’
RNZ: Marama Fox fined and disqualifed from driving
Nikki Preston (Herlad): Former Māori Party MP Marama Fox sentenced for drink-driving

Other
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Time to fast-forward to the past
BusinessDesk: Economist links social spending and productivity
Rob Stock (Stuff): Academic calls for law to ban ludicrously complex consumer contracts
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Grenfell fire: study reveals materials’ fire risk, toxic smoke
Damien Venuto (Herald): Oil and gas industry takes exploration fight with Government on to TV screens
Amy Brooke (Spectator ): Fake New Zealand
Sarah Templeton (Newshub): Kiwis unsure of measuring a ‘standard drink’, drink-driving limits – study
RNZ: Government’s tourism strategy submissions close
Richard MacManus (Newsroom): Why NZ should take a moral stance on global e-commerce
1News: Government announces $21m fund to route broadband to marae, connect regional communities
Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Regional digital hubs to benefit rural marae
Stuart McMillan (Listener): What New Zealand has to fear from turmoil in the European Union
Christian Smith (Spinoff): What can New Zealand learn from the Brexit omnishambles?
Collette Devlin (Stuff): ‘Security requirements’ see US Embassy fork out millions for Wellington land
Chris Hutching (Stuff): Cost of hydrogen power remains biggest hurdle for widespread use says new study
Islay May Aitchinson (Newsroom): The politics of empathy
Laura Dooney (RNZ): Te Papa’s funding bid for new facility declined
Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): More women coaching rugby than ever before
Matt Heath (Herald): Selfish ‘fun police’ are ruining plans for more Eden Park events
Thomas Manch (Stuff): University of Auckland professor caught using false name to publicly lobby against euthanasia bill
Stuff: Martinborough residents on boil water notice for at least four more days
Newshub: Westpac New Zealand forking out almost $6m for overcharging

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