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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – February 07 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

Waitangi Day
Henry Cooke (Stuff):Jacinda Ardern has pulled off a second successful Waitangi. A third will be much harder
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Jacinda Ardern’s Waitangi visit a success, but next year is the year that counts says 1 NEWS political editor
Sam Sachdeva (Stuff): Waitangi pōwhiri highlights task ahead of Ardern
Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern’s challenge to move on from Happy Happy Joy Joy
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern’s embarrassing dinner guest moment
Simon Wilson (Herald): When the kotuku appears: Waitangi unity on show
Herald Editorial: Celebration in order on our special day
ODT Editorial: Waitangi Day about us all
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Our future generations need to understand the content of the Treaty of Waitangi
Karl du Fresne (Stuff): Waitangi Day: We’ve come a long way, with further to go
Jo Moir (RNZ): ‘I’d hate for it to become rather bland’ – Labour minister on Waitangi day
Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Peaceful Waitangi celebrations a sign of progress – Tame Iti
Te Huia Bill Hamilton (Herald): NZ moving into positive territory with Tiriti
John Tamihere (Herald): The Treaty as a roadmap
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Waitangi isn’t our national day, it’s our grievance day
Muriel Newman: Aotearoa New Zealand
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Waitangi Day marked at birthplace of the Treaty of Waitangi
Herald Focus: Highlights and lowlights at Waitangi
1News: PM says Waitangi is a time for the Government to be ‘held to account’
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern emphasises children at Waitangi Day service
RNZ: Pōwhiri as Jacinda Ardern speaks from Waitangi
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defends record at very sedate Waitangi
1News: ‘There is still more to do,’ PM says at Waitangi, touting her Government’s achievements for Māori
RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern at Waitangi: ‘we do have a way to go’
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern: ‘Still more to do’ for Māori
1News: Simon Bridges says Government shouldn’t be a ‘controlling parent’ of Māori, as he breaks National’s Waitangi silence
Amanda Saxton (Stuff): Green Party protest at Waitangi over sewage leaks in Hokianga Harbour
Zane Small and Jamie Ensor (Newshub):Ngāpuhi’s Sonny Tau takes jab at Jacinda Ardern’s Treaty knowledge in Waitangi speech
1News: Bridges has quick refresher to pass Treaty of Waitangi quiz after Ardern’s fumble yesterday
David Farrar: PM fell for the quiz trick
Simon Wilson (Herald): All together now: The main parties walk the walk at Waitangi
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Waitangi Day commemorations begin under the starlight
Herald:Waitangi: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gathers with hundreds for dawn ceremony
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Stirring dawn ceremony and barbecue kicks off Waitangi Day
Imran Ali (Northern Advocate): PM Jacinda Ardern’s breakfast at Waitangi a huge hit
RNZ: Waitangi dawn ceremony draws more than 1000
1News: Tears, mud and protests: Why does Waitangi Day cause so much tension?
David Fisher (Herald): Exclusive: Don Brash talks about his welcome at Waitangi and how hurt he feels when called racist
1News: Waitangi Day organiser praises Don Brash for his speech despite being heckled by protesters
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): New Zealand at ‘dangerous junction’ with Māori feeling left behind – Don Brash
RNZ: Brash continues speech at Waitangi after protestors calmed
Amanda Saxton and Henry Cooke (Stuff): Don Brash acknowledges his audience at Waitangi was not ‘quietly supportive’
Herald: Don Brash cuts Waitangi speech as protesters block him out
1News: Don Brash heckled as he speaks at lower marae at Waitangi
Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Don Brash heckled throughout Waitangi speech
1News: ‘I’m here to give a speech and have a discussion’: Don Brash arrives at Waitangi, hints at controversial speech
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Te Tii Marae more welcoming than most New Zealand universities – Don Brash
Willie Jackson (Daily Blog): How you respond to Don Brash
Herald: Don Brash makes low-key arrival at Waitangi
Pete George: Nonsense to suggest Brash speaks on behalf of Pākehā
David Fisher (Herald): Brian Tamaki signals political return: ‘There’s a new breed of Māori rising up’
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Brian Tamaki meets with Andrew Little to discuss giving Destiny Church funding, access to prisons
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Shane Jones gives Waitangi Day sermon
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Hikoi led by Man-Up movement at Waitangi
1News: Hundreds of Destiny Church members march in protest at Waitangi
Herald: Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki rolls in to Waitangi
Herald: Waitangi dildo thrower Josie Butler shows up at Te Tii Waitangi marae despite trespass notice
1News: Protestor who threw dildo at Steven Joyce in 2016 back at Waitangi to ‘explore’ her whakapapa
Carmen Parahi (Stuff): Never mind Don Brash’s views on Māoridom, here are 5 Māori thinkers to listen to this Waitangi Day
Hinerangi Rhind-Wiri, Haylee Koroi and Lizzie Strickett (Spinoff): Te Tiriti voices: Māori and Pākehā on what the Treaty means to them
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Watch: Protester removed from Waitangi welcome after shouting at MPs as Jacinda Ardern arrives
Zane Small (Newshub): Waitangi: Woman escorted away after verbal rampage at politicians
Derek Cheng (Herald): Watch: Pōwhiri welcomes Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges to Waitangi
1News: Politicians welcomed to Waitangi with pōwhiri – Bridges first National leader to appear since 2015
Guardian: New Zealand’s Waitangi Day 2019 celebrations – in pictures
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Waitangi Day 2019 Gallery – Dawn Service
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Waitangi 2019 Gallery – Day two
Sandra Morrison and Ingrid L M Huygens (The Conversation): Explainer: the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi
1News: Watch: February 6, 1840 at Waitangi explained in 1 NEWS graphic
Toby Morris (Spinoff): Te Tiriti o Waitangi: the comic book
Colin Peacock (RNZ): How cartoonists framed Waitangi Day
Danielle Clent (Stuff): Waitangi Day 2019: Commemorations held throughout New Zealand
Dominic Harris (Stuff): Optimism the message as Waitangi Day brings hope to Kiwis old and new
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): There’s something off about the London Waitangi Day Pub Crawl
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Activist who grabbed John Key is now an adviser on race relations
Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Waitangi Treaty: Letters shed light on Māori plight for sovereignty
Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): Is this Jacinda Ardern’s most unusual gift?
Stuff: Black Caps and White Ferns to wear Aotearoa shirts for T20 series with India

Teaching NZ history, Treaty in schools
Herald Editorial: Our history is contentious, that is all the more reason to teach it
Dominion Post Editorial: Let’s go back to the future
RNZ: Māori, colonial history should be compulsory – National Party leader Simon Bridges
1News: Ministers reject idea of making Treaty of Waitangi curriculum compulsory in NZ schools
Audrey Young (Herald): Broad political agreement to teach NZ history and Treaty of Waitangi in schools, with caveats
Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): MPs at Waitangi talk colonial history in schools
Adele Redmond (Stuff): Petition reignites debate over teaching New Zealand’s colonial history in schools
1News: Growing calls for Treaty of Waitangi to be a compulsory part of school curriculum
Scott Palmer (Newshub): ‘Real shame’: History teachers call out lack of colonial, Māori education
Scott Palmer (Newshub): ‘Propaganda’: Sean Plunket slams ‘biased’ compulsory Māori history calls
Michael Reddell: Yes, but….
Vincent O’Malley (Spinoff): Waitangi Week: the war in Tauranga, which pretends history never happened there

Māori seats, Māori MPs
Jon Stokes (Newsroom):Why Labour Māori MPs must win big in 2019
Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Rules for Māori seats reignite questions about Govt-Māori partnership

Ngāpuhi Treaty talks, Treaty settlements
Jarrod Gilbert (Herald): Ngai Tahu show what iwi can do with Treaty settlements
RNZ: Government disappointed Ngāpuhi mandate not reached yet
Gia Garrick (RNZ): Ngāti Hine wants to formally split off from Ngāpuhi Treaty talks
Raniera Harrison (Māori TV): Treaty Negotiations Minister “the wrong horse” – Ngāpuhi hapū
RNZ: Hapū to give clear message over settlement railroading attempt

Constitution
1News: Sir Geoffrey Palmer calls for a written constitution that includes Treaty of Waitangi
Elton Rikihana Smallman (Stuff): Single issue Constitution Party will have difficulty grabbing voters, Sir Geoffrey Palmer says
Pete George: NZ Constitution Party launched
Carwyn Jones (Newsroom): A new name, a new approach

Commercial fishing
RNZ: Fisheries Minister defends MPI-run sector review
Derek Cheng (Herald): Stuart Nash attacks Russel Norman, says he lives in ‘alternative reality’

Migrant workers, immigration
Michael Morrah (Newshub): Chinese carpenters forced to live in ‘abysmal’ Tauranga garage
Jessie Chiang, Liu Chen, Alex  Perrottet (RNZ): Checkpoint: Chinese migrant workers: ‘We’ve been cheated’
1News: David Seymour starts petition for Ukrainian family facing deportation, over 12,000 signed
1 News: Jacinda Ardern sidesteps discussion on Ukrainian family facing controversial deportation
RNZ: Immigration stands by call to decline Ukranian family residency
Aimee Shaw (Herald): ‘Dysfunctional and unrealistic’: lawyer slams entrepreneur work visa rules

Cancer treatment in NZ
Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Are Kiwis dying because the Government won’t fund cancer drugs?
Newshub: Opinion: Dear Jacinda Ardern, my mother could die because of you
Kristy Lawrence (Stuff): Teen disappointed by prime minister’s prosaic response to cancer funding plea
Donna Chisholm (LIstener): How we can overcome cancer inequality in New Zealand
Donna Chisholm (LIstener): Why cancer treatment runs the risk of becoming unaffordable
Paula Hulburt (Stuff): Home test cancer kits not used by those at risk

Health
Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Call to ban sugary drinks in schools
Emma Jolliff (Newshub): Study shows severe illnesses in pregnancy not being managed appropriately
Emma Cropper (Newshub): Suicide awareness groups demand change at Waitangi to lower Maori suicide rates
Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Waikato DHB complains about Coroner’s process in Nicky Stevens case
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Mental health crisis hits small business owners
Helen Harvey (Stuff): Increased security at Taranaki Base Hospital as assault figures rise
Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Medical centre mooted as Te Anau’s maternal and child hub
Aine Kelly-Costello (Newshub): ‘Now we don’t have to rush’: Disability advocate wins fight for crossing near Middlemore Hospital
RNZ: Hospital service workers at two DHBs vote to strike
RNZ: Anaesthetic technicians to strike in Rotorua

ACC
Isaac Davison (Herald): Govt could change discriminatory law which penalises people receiving both ACC and welfare
Phil Pennington (RNZ): ACC payout ‘one benefit’ law ruled discriminatory by Human Rights Tribunal
Logan Church (RNZ): Checkpoint: ACC client’s plea for help: ‘I’m imprisoned in my own home’
Darrin Franks (Stuff): Insurance: ACC must be included in laws to reform the sector

Australian banking royal commission report, insurance industry
Gordon Campbell: On why the Aussie banks are bastards
BusinessDesk: What hard-hitting Aussie reform could mean for NZ
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): What the Govt’s contending with in Aust as it writes new rules for banks & insurers
BusinessDesk: Aussie Treasurer throws lifeline to mortgage brokers
RNZ: Banks may become cautious lenders following report
Ben Leahy (Herald): Fears Australia’s Royal Commission into banking could affect home loan costs
Sydney Morning Herald: No blood and gore in disappointing Australian banking report
Grant Bradley (Herald): ASB boss Vittoria Shortt says operations reviewed following Australian Royal Banking Commission report
RNZ: ASB posts rise in half year profit to $630m
Geof Mortlock (Interest): New Zealand needs stronger protection for depositors to counter the Reserve Bank’s ‘odd approach’ to managing a bank failure

National Party
Derek Cheng (Herald): Simon Bridges not focusing on Simon Bridges
Duncan Garner (Newshub): National’s secret weapon is not Judith Collins

Housing
RNZ: Waiting lists for state houses, emergency housing hits record levels
Catherine Harris (Stuff): Older renters’ health differs from home owners
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Quinovic Kent Terrace lists house for $630 per week after property manager says it’s ‘uninhabitable’
RNZ: NIne to Noon:The state of housing in NZ
Elham Bahmanteymouri (Newsroom): Planning a way out of housing unaffordability
Stephen Forbes (Interest): Despite recent set-backs KiwiBuild says its mass produced housing plans are still on-track
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Government must keep nerve if housing reforms to succeed: First NZ Capital
Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Housing minister opens 11 new homes in Whangārei
Catherine Harris (Stuff): Property ads boasting ‘no letting fees’ may breach the law
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Housing market offers new opportunity
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): 85,000 Aucklanders may have a goldmine in their back gardens
Michael Reddell: House prices and building: Australia and NZ

Education
Simon Collins (Herald): Teacher shortage: Young Kiwis going teaching again to fill classroom gaps
Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Family of Justin Reid welcome coroner’s findings in to school roof material
Southland Times Editorial: Over the bills and farm away?

Environment and conservation
Rachel Stewart (Herald): Fry me a river, climate denialists
No Right Turn: Climate change: Now panic and freak out
Stephen Forbes (Interest): Local Government New Zealand’s call for government action to address rising sea levels met with minister’s somewhat muted response
Tom Furley (rNZ): NZ-led research shows extreme weather could worsen
Guy Trafford (Interest): A different, nuanced message points the finger at urban consumer choices as the real climate change laggards
Mike Bennetts (Stuff): How to start a climate change movement
Sarah Dowie (Southland Times): Catlins National Park could benefit the entire region
Matthew Littlewood (TImaru Herald): Supreme Court ruling pauses Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park management plan
Caroline Williams (Stuff): Anti-1080 protesters vandalise signs at poison-free Opua State Forest in Paihia

State of emergency declared in Tasman, wildfires
1News: Minister of Agriculture says the Nelson fire in better position, but yet to be contained
RNZ: Live: PM to assess Nelson bush fire damage as blaze remains ‘out of control’
Zane Small (Newshub): Tasman fire: Hundreds evacuated as fire rages on
Mitch McCann and Sam Farrell (Newshub): Tasman fire: Monster fire leaves paddocks scorched and homes evacuated
Press Editorial: No more fiddling while New Zealand burns

Regional development
Karl du Fresne (Dominion Post): Pork-barrelling alive and well under this coalition
Point of Order: The Trough Monitor: the latest handouts have a timely Waitangi Day ring to them
Jason Walls (Herald): The Provincial Development Unit expects 10,000 jobs to be created because of the PGF
Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Twice as many bureaucrats as regional jobs?
Māori TV: Government gold to pave the streets of Kaipa
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): No proof Government’s jobs spending spree will work
Derek Cheng (Herald): $3b regional fund creating two jobs in Wellington for every one in the regions – National
RNZ: Provincial Growth Fund job creation ‘complete rubbish’ – National MP Paul Goldsmith

Justice, corrections
Laurel Stowell (Whanganui Chronicle): Radical justice reforms mooted in Whanganui lecture
Rob Kidd (ODT): South tops costs in justice pay dispute
Joanna Wane (North & South): Mama Pam: The Auckland prison officer dishing out tough love to inmates

Media
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Herald): Stuff faces possible break-up as NZME readies its wall
Damien Venuto (Herald): Outrage at NBR’s tweet about Māori on eve of Waitangi
Newshub: NBR apologises for publishing ‘lazy Māori’ tweet
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Vice NZ looks set to close as part of a massive wave of global redundancies

Economic policy
Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): When it comes, New Zealand cannot help but import a global storm
Brian Easton (Pundit): Is the Invisible Hand Arthritic?
Bryan Gould: Inequality means less freedom

Employment
Richard Wagstaff (Stuff): Fair pay agreements: It will stop the race to the bottom for wages
Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): Legal private use of cannabis a challenge for workplace drug testing
Nick Davis (Stuff): Gender pay gap: Is it time employers are forced to address it?

Police
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): New casual uniform for police at Waitangi
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Newshub asks Wally Haumaha if he’s a bully
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Canterbury Police poke fun at Year of the Pig on Twitter

International relations, trade
Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Why the US is key to Asia-Pacific trade
Derek Cheng (Herald): Winston Peters to host Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne
David Farrar: NZ isolated on Venezuela
Steven Cowan: The Greens fail to condemn US-backed attempted coup in Venezuela

Primary industries
Maja Burry (RNZ): Dairy farmers face new levy to cover M bovis bill
Sally Rae (ODT): Dairy farmers quizzed on ‘M.bovis’ payment
Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Court to decide official location of a riverbank

Parliament
Jackie Blue (Stuff): Parliamentary code of conduct needed to stamp out sexism and harassment
Wendyl Nissen (NZ Women’s Weekly): Babies and the Beehive: Trevor Mallard’s big plans for a child-friendly Parliament

Transport
Alexia Russell (Newsroom): Council nerves over light rail information void
Ben Strang (RNZ): Wellington e-scooter trial would come with restrictions
Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): E-scooter companies jostle for position on Wellington city footpaths
RNZ: Quake-hit Port Hills road set to re-open after eight years
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Towbar firms want Transport Agency to pay for latest safety failures
1News: Auckland railway workers frustrated with stalled pay negotiations to vote on strike action

Other
Rob Stock (Stuff): Do we all need a $1 million retirement nest-egg to retire comfortably?
Brad Olsen (Stuff): Who shoulders the burden of New Zealand’s tax bill?
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The cauldron that is NZ Politics right now
Russell Brown: We have to rethink the annual cannabis recovery operation – or at least honestly account for its cost
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Parents opt for cheaper term-time travel
RNZ: Māori Wardens want more recognition
Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Rafting rule changes could add costs for small firms
Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Inappropriate haka use: ‘It was mana-diminishing’
Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Protected Maori weapons stolen from well known Maori leader in Waikato
Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Wellington City Council gunning for landlords ‘slow’ to earthquake strengthen
Marta Steeman (Stuff): Capital gain on retirement village units is hit by cost of having to refurbish
Rick Noack (Washington Post): The fight against over-tourism: cities around the world follow NZ’s lead
1News: Viagogo is ‘easy target’, but it’s not the head of the ticket scalping snake – expert
Sophie Bateman and Ella Prendergast (Newshub): Women’s Refuge urges fans of ‘violent predator’ R. Kelly not to buy tickets to New Zealand show
Herald: R.Kelly’s NZ tour announcement tweet disappears
Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): “Institutionalised racism” claim over Māori burial grounds
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Last ditch attempt to save fire-ravaged St James hall fails

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