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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – March 18 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

Christchurch mosque shootings
Herald: Christchurch mosque shooting: Faces of the dead, missing and injured
Naaman Zhou and Sean Jacobs (Guardian): New Zealand attack: victims of the mosque massacre
Richard Harman (Politik): It was our 9 – 11; how Christchurch will change New Zealand
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Changes after the Christchurch mosque shootings are inevitable
MIchael Daly (Stuff): Gun laws, national memorial top Cabinet agenda in wake of Christchurch mosque attacks
Mohamed El-Bendary (Herald): Social media, gun laws empower terrorists
Branko Marcetic (Jacobin): Right-Wing Extremism Won’t Win
Chris Trotter: What Happened Here?
Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Time to recall MPs’ anti-migrant rhetoric
Faisal Halabi (Spinoff): What it means to be a Muslim New Zealander in 2019
Keith Locke (Daily Blog): How to combat Islamophobia and white supremacy
Paul Spoonley (The Conversation): Christchurch mosque shootings must end New Zealand’s innocence about right-wing terrorism
Shannon Molloy ( Christchurch mosque shootings: Australian Muslim TV host Waleed Aly’s emotional message – ‘I’m not shocked’
David Fisher (Herald): Spies warned of gaps in our security and came up with a plan to keep New Zealand safe – but it would take years and millions of dollars
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Christchurch terror attack: Intelligence agencies turned blind eye to far-right extremism in NZ – experts
Newstalk ZB: Security expert says it’s unlikely anyone could have predicted Christchurch terror attack
George Block (ODT): Surprise over number of intelligence warrants
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Christchurch terror attack: Jacinda Ardern demands answers over security failures
Herald: Christchurch mosque shootings: ‘A turning point in our politics’ says Paul Buchanan, as focus goes on right-wing extremism
Monica Carter (Stuff): We need to address everyday reality of racism to shut down acts of terror
Edward Gay (Stuff): Muslim leader Ahmed Zaoui calls for open inquiry into Christchurch mosque shootings
Sohail Din (Spinoff):  For us, life in New Zealand will never be the same
Anjum Rahman (RNZ): Islamic Women’s Council repeatedly lobbied to stem discrimination
Shane Harris (Washington Post): New Zealand attack exposes how little US, allies share intelligence on domestic terrorism threats
Tommy Livingston (Stuff): Absence of Christchurch mosque gunman from terrorism watch list raises concerns
Jonathan Pearlman (Daily Telegraph): Christchurch mosque shootings: Too busy worrying about gangs and Māori radicals: ‘We were too complacent’
Māori TV: The wrong people have been under surveillance – Marama Davidson
Mike Mather (Stuff): Security expert: ‘I was looking under the wrong rock’
Max Boot (Washington Post): Christchurch terror attack: Not all terrorism is treated equally
Taroi Black (Māori TV): Tame Iti sickened by act of terrorism in Christchurch
Bruce Munro (ODT): Global Insight: NZ’s isolation no protection against terrorism
Bruce Munro (ODT): Global Insight special: Reaction to terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch
Donna Miles-Mojab (Newsroom): Why did we ignore Islamophobia?
Faisal Al-Asaad: Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we organise.
Saziah Bashir (RNZ): Christchurch mosque terror attacks a dark day of grief, shock and unspeakable heartbreak
Michelle Duff (Stuff): Warning signs of terror attack in New Zealand have been apparent, experts say
Kurt Bayer (Herald): Christchurch mosque shooting: Probe into Brenton Tarrant’s recent eastern Europe trip
RNZ: Alleged mosque shooter’s recent travels outside NZ
Jovana Gec (Stuff); Suspect in Christchurch mosque shootings travelled to Eastern Europe
John Battersby (The Conversation): Why overhauling NZ’s gun and terrorism laws alone can’t stop terrorist attacks
Carmen Parahi (Stuff): Terrorism security expert Chris Kumeroa says New Zealanders need to be alert to potential threats
Herald: Christchurch mosque shootings: Accused gunman sent manifesto to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s office before attack
Melissa Davey (Guardian): Christchurch attack: Ardern says ‘manifesto’ sent to office minutes before massacre
Cathy Odgers: The NZ Political Left And The Uranium On Their Breath
Susan Devoy (Spinoff): Hatred lives in New Zealand
Phil Quin (Stuff): We can’t afford to ignore a climate in which hate speech prospers
Guyon Espiner (RNZ): A plague has blown in, was it here all along?
Carmen Parahi (Stuff): Is the Kiwi way of life under threat after the terrorist attack in Christchurch?
Greg Barton (The Conversation): Christchurch attacks are a stark warning of toxic political environment that allows hate to flourish
Kieran Ford (ODT): NZ response to violence must go beyond security
Jason Burke (Guardian): What does Christchurch attack tell us about rightwing extremism?
Jason Wilson (Guardian): Do the Christchurch shootings expose the murderous nature of ‘ironic’ online fascism?
Brendan O’Neill (Spiked): New Zealand: the barbarism of identity politics
Michelle Grattan (The Conversation): View from The Hill: A truly inclusive society requires political restraint
Leonid Bershidksky (Stuff): Christchurch shooting: Treat far-right terror as the threat it is
Chris Wilson (Newsroom): Nativism and terrorism, blood and soil
Douglas Pratt (Newsroom): Mosque shooter no ideological Einstein
Christian Christensen: Christchurch: When simply being a Muslim is your biggest crime
Nosheen Iqbal (Guardian): Islamophobia is not confined to online groups. It leaks across public life
Raffaello Pantucci (Observer): The extreme right was once a loose group of loners. Not any more
Lois Beckett (Guardian): A history of recent attacks linked to white supremacy
Guardian: The Guardian view on the Christchurch attacks: extremism’s rising danger
Mike Treen (Evening Report): Stand up to Islamophobia – time to tell Trump-like demagogues to get lost!
Steven Cowan: Normalising Islamophobia
David Farrar: Extremism is the enemy
Blair Ensor and Sam Sherwood (Stuff): ‘We don’t breed mass killers’: Accused Christchurch shooter’s gun club
Edward Gay and Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Massacre suspect Brenton Tarrant was gun club member, dedicated to fitness training
Jared Savage (Herald): Christchurch mosque shootings: Bruce Rifle Club where accused gunman practised says it doesn’t foster white nationalist ideology
Anna Burns-Francis (1News): South Otago gun club ‘very shocked’ member is the accused Christchurch mosque gunman
Vaughan Elder (ODT): Rifle club shocked by Tarrant revelations
Gordon Campbell: On what effective changes to our gun law and to the SIS, would look like
Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Why do members of the public even need military-style semi-automatic rifles?
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Why changing gun laws isn’t that simple
Dominion Post Editorial: Christchurch shooting: Taking aim at gun owners
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expected to announce gun law changes following mosque shootings
Stephen Wright and Kristen Gelineau (AP): Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre
Tony Wall (Stuff): The Christchurch mosque shooter was able to get hold of large capacity magazines with ease
RNZ: Attorney-General David Parker back-tracks on comments about gun control
George Block (ODT): Most licence requests in South granted
Rob Stock (Stuff): TradeMe allows military-style rifle sales to continue
Tom Dillane (Herald): TradeMe to ‘consider’ interim changes to sale of hundreds of semi-automatic guns
Amy Williams (RNZ): Christchurch terror attack: Experts anticipate quick changes to gun laws
Laura Walters and Melanie Reid (Newsroom): ‘Panic buying’ of guns ahead of ban
Thomas Manch and Andre Chumko (Stuff): Christchurch shooting: Call for immediate sales ban as semi-automatics reportedly being stockpiled
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Gun enthusiasts reportedly buying up large before law change
AAP: New Zealand gun sales reportedly increase after Christchurch attacks
Marie Russell and Hera Cook: ‘Time for gun lobby to stand aside
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Christchurch shooting: Guns used in attack were modified, says PM
Jason Walls (Herald): Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand to ban semi-automatic weapons
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Police don’t necessarily check online activity of firearms licence applicants – lawyer
Jared Savage (Herald): Christchurch mosque massacre: Why PM Jacinda Ardern could follow Australia’s gun lead and ban semi-automatic weapons
RNZ: Focus on New Zealand gun laws after mosque shootings
Tim O’Connell, Catrin Owen and Henry Cooke (Stuff): Prime Minister says NZ gun laws will change in wake of Christchurch terror attack
Lois Beckett (Guardian): New Zealand gun laws face scrutiny after Christchurch attack
Andre Chumko (Stuff): In wake of Christchurch mosque shootings, how have other countries responded to gun violence?
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Semi-automatics must be banned, full stop
Spinoff: How NZ’s lax, loophole-ridden gun laws made this massacre possible
Bryan Bruce (Daily Blog): 100% support for gun law reform call by The Prime Minister
Vice: New Zealand Doesn’t Register 96% of Civilian Guns. The Christchurch Tragedy Could Change That.
Martyn Bradbury: If we can ban single use plastic bags and fireworks – why the Christ can’t we ban machine guns for civilian use?
David Farrar: I support gun law changes
Martyn Bradbury: Jacinda goes beyond ‘thoughts & prayers’ and will change gun laws
Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Gun City owner quiet over controversial billboard outside Christchurch store
Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): ‘It’s not fair to blame us’: aisles at Gun City are busy in wake of Christchurch attack
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Christchurch mosque shootings: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks advice on deportation options for accused Brenton Tarrant
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Christchurch terror attack: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern considering deporting alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant
Andrew Geddis (Pundit): If Brenton Tarrant is a terrorist, why hasn’t he been charged as one?
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Call for use of Terrorism Suppression Act
RNZ: Accused shooter could spend life in jail, says law professor
Graeme Edgeler: Terrorism Offences and Murder Sentencing: An Explainer
Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Christchurch shooter faces ‘extraordinary’ jail sentence
Florence Kerr (Stuff): Christchurch shooting: What does a high terror alert level mean?
RNZ: Parliament security increased while security threat level high
Henry Cooke (Stuff): In the wake of Christchurch mosque shooting we must examine the internet and ourselves
Duncan Grieve (Spinoff): The atrocity profits
Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Christchurch attack of and for the internet
Daily Telegraph: Christchurch mosque shootings: ‘First terror attack designed for social media’
Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Christchurch terror attack: PM Jacinda Ardern puts Facebook, Fraser Anning on notice
Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Ardern targets Facebook’s live-streaming tool
Jim Waterson (Guardian): Facebook removed 1.5m videos of New Zealand terror attack in first 24 hours
RNZ: Facebook removed 1.5mill videos of mosques attacks
Newshub: Christchurch terror attack: Man faces video-related charges
Stuff: Police charge man with video-related offences following Christchurch shootings
Paul Brislen (Newsroom): How to make big tech do the right thing
Colleen Murrell (The Conversation): Why news outlets should think twice about republishing the New Zealand mosque shooter’s livestream
Herald: Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand internet service providers block websites with footage of attack
Amanda Meade (Guardian): Sky New Zealand pulls Sky News Australia off air over Christchurch massacre coverage
Amanda Meade (Guardian):Australian media broadcast footage from Christchurch shootings despite police pleas
Rebecca Stevenson and John Anthony (Stuff): SKY TV pulls Australian news broadcast after ‘disturbing’ Christchurch shootings video shown
Tom Pullar-Strecker & John Anthony (Stuff): Facebook battles to stamp out horror footage of Christchurch shooting
Alex Hern and Jim Waterson (Guardian): Social media firms fight to delete Christchurch shooting footage
Rebecca Stevenson and John Anthony (Stuff): ‘Thousands’ of Christchurch shootings videos removed from YouTube, Google says
Damien Gayle (Guardian): Christchurch attack: tech firms must clean up platforms – Javid
RNZ: Gaming website Steam removes profiles paying homage to accused attacker
Eric Lutz (Vanity Fair): How the NZ shoooter hijacked our social media hellscape
Margaret Sullivan (Washington Post): Social media platforms used like weapons in Christchurch shootings
Hamza Shaban, Craig Timberg, Drew Harwell and Andrew Ba Tran (Stuff): Christchurch shooting demonstrates how social media is used to spread violence
Henry Cooke (Stuff): PM Jacinda Ardern asks public to not share video or manifesto from Christchurch shootings suspect
1News: Helen Clark says hate speech online should have been picked up by social media platforms
Molly Schuetz: Christchurch mosque shootings: Academic says Facebook ‘has blood on its hands’
Meghan Lawrence (Herald): Christchurch mosque shootings: Air NZ backdown: Airline caps Christchurch fares following outrage
RNZ: Minister presses Air NZ over cost of Christchurch fares
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Air New Zealand pricing questioned over cost of flights to Christchurch
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern leads the way amidst tragedy
Claire Trevett (Herald): Christchurch mosque shootings: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s response – solace and steel
Peter FitzSimons (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern is as an example for Australia with her leadership after shootings
John Mair, Praveen Menon (Reuters): Jacinda Ardern burnishes leadership after Christchurch carnage
Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Christchurch terror attack: The PM’s role – bringing the ‘message of love and support and grief’
Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Prime Minister, Governor General lay wreaths in Wellington after Christchurch mosque shootings
Laine Moger (Press): Prime Minister visits refugee centre following Christchurch mosque attack
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shares the grief of New Zealanders after the Christchurch mosque shootings
Herald: Senior Govt officials arrive at Beehive for crisis meeting
James Nokise (RNZ): Joy is what the terrorists would rob us of
Brigitte Morten (RNZ): PM’s words ‘they are us’ the reassurance NZ needed
Steve Braunias (Herald): Christchurch killings ‘the end of pretence’
Toby Morris (Spinoff): This is us
Steve Braunias (Herald): A day after Christchurch terror attack NZ at half-mast – grief, rage, anguish at moron
Tim Watkin (Stuff): After the terror, fear must not win
Wayne Hope (Daily Blog):Forcefields of hate
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Terrorist attack in New Zealand: A dark day that could change everything
Elle Hunt (Guardian): New Zealand felt removed from the global voices of hatred. No longer
Herald Editorial: Christchurch mosque attacks – Inside world of terrorism, looking out
Herald Editorial: Christchurch mosque shootings – Hate does not prosper in New Zealand
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Christchurch mosque massacre changes New Zealand forever
Alison Mau (Stuff): In the wake of the Christchurch shootings, let’s listen to the voices that matter
Oscar Kightley (Stuff): After the Christchurch shootings, we must root out the racists who walk among us
Kerre McIvor (Herald):  Overwhelming grief will change us
Hinemoa Elder (Stuff): We’re a nation in mourning following the Christchurch shooting – but let’s grasp our culture and our resilience
David Cormack (Herald): Words matter
Jane Bowron (Stuff): Perpetrator’s actions are achieving the complete opposite of his wicked intent
John Roughan (Herald): On Christchurch mosque shootings: We will never forget
Finlay Macdonald (Stuff): Egg-cracking act draws attention to Australia’s troubled racist past and present
Chris Braham (Newsroom): Australia’s hate now for export
Anna Whyte (1News): PM: Australian Senator Anning’s comments after Christchurch terrorist attack ‘a disgrace’
Jenna Price (Stuff): More than 1m sign petition to remove Fraser Anning from Australian Parliament
Katina Curtis (Stuff): Senator must face ‘full force of law’ for terror attack comments, Australian PM says
Stuff: Australian PM labels senator ‘disgusting’ over Christchurch terror attack comments
Jason Walls (Herald): Australian Labor Leader Bill Shorten says all of Australia is in shock over ‘act of evil’ in Christchurch
Shannon Molloy, Matt Young and Stephanie Bedo (News, Senator Fraser Anning egged after lashing out at Muslims: ‘They are the perpetrators’
Shannon Molloy, Matt Young and Stephanie Bedo (News, Senator Fraser Anning egged after lashing out at Muslims: ‘They are the perpetrators’
Guardian: Australian senator Fraser Anning punches teen after being egged
Herald: Egg Fight: Australian Senator Fraser Anning supporters slammed over headlock on teenager
Jason Walls (Herald): Christchurch mosque shootings: Australian Labor MP Penny Wong says the man who committed acts of terror ‘is not who we are’
Calla Wahlquist (Guardian): Australia cancels Milo Yiannopoulos’s visa after Christchurch comments
Bevan Shields (Stuff): Australia bans Milo Yiannopoulos after his racist comments over mosque shootings
ABC: Sydney Opera House lit up with fern as tribute to terror victims Sydney Opera House sails feature silver fern as Australians mourn with nearest neighbour
RNZ: ‘Heartfelt grief and sorrow’ – Pacific pledges solidarity after Christchurch mosque attacks
Herald: Christchurch mosque shootings: Muslim leaders join worldwide outrage
Sam Jones (Herald): World leaders condemn ‘sickening’ terrorism in New Zealand
Stuff: ‘Senseless acts of violence’: World leaders condemn Christchurch mosque shootings
Henry Cooke (Stuff): PM Jacinda Ardern told Donald Trump: Send love to Muslims after mosque shooting
Herald: Christchurch mosque shootings: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s message to Donald Trump
RNZ: Christchurch terror attack: ‘We’re 100 percent behind efforts to help’ – US ambassador
Jonathan Lemire (AP): US President Donald Trump denounces ‘act of hate’ in Christchurch mosque shooting
Chris Keall (Herald): Trump deletes Christchurch mosque massacre tweet
Anne Gearan and Devlin Barrett (Herald): In the wake of NZ terror attack, Trump says white nationalism is not a rising threat
Reuters: White House dismisses Trump mention in Christchurch shooter manifesto
Stuff: White House aide says unfair to tie ‘evil’ mosque shooter to Donald Trump
Zachary Smith (Washington Post): Christchurch mosque shootings: Why Trump’s response is dangerous
Washington Post: Video shows Chelsea Clinton berated for her ‘rhetoric’ for causing mosque shootings
Derek Cheng (Stuff): High-level Turkish delegation visits two days after shootings
Stuff: The Queen’s message to New Zealand in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings
Stuff: Super Rugby: Crusaders consider new name in wake of Christchurch shooting tragedy
RNZ: Crusaders respond to criticism of name in light of attacks
Stuff: Christchurch shootings: Crusaders defend their name amid concerns it could be offensive
Jamie Wall (RNZ): The Crusaders have to change their name, and change it now
Patrick McKendry (Herald): Comment: Like it or not, questions about Crusaders name must be properly addressed
John Anthony (Stuff): Christchurch shootings: Anger at insulation company with white supremacy branding
RNZ: Christchurch mosque terror attack day 3: What you need to know
Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Canterbury Charity Hospital offers free counselling following Christchurch terror attack
Herald: Christchurch mosque shootings: Mental health helpline inundated with calls
RNZ: Terror attacks: Fears of a setback in residents’ mental health
Elle Hunt, Kevin Rawlinson, Calla Wahlquist (Guardian): ‘Darkest day’: how the press reacted to the Christchurch shootings
Paul Cully (Stuff): Christchurch shootings: Calling off Crusaders game was right decision
Herald: Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand’s worst since 1943
RNZ: A history of violence: Mass killings in New Zealand
Rose Hanley-Nickolls (Spinoff): I survived a mass shooting 23 years ago. Here’s how to help survivors today
Molly Pascal (Washington Post): Comment: Returning the love after an act of hate
Stuff: Kiwi cartoonists’ capture national mood after Christchurch mosque shootings
Siva Thangarajah (Guardian): Man who went viral with show of solidarity for Muslims says: ‘We must build bridges’
Christine McGinn (Stuff): Christchurch shooting: Gunman’s family sorry for terror act
Washington Post: Brenton Harrison Tarrant’s relatives and Australian hometown

Abuse of children in state care
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Oranga Tamariki confident in reforms in face of 220 children harmed, 2000 caregiver complaints
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): More than half of children abused in state care are Māori

Climate change
Simon Waters (Whanganui Chronicle) Editorial: The climate must change
Jane Matthews (Stuff): Striking students in New Plymouth surprised by Prime Minister
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Tens of thousands of school students demonstrate across NZ calling for action on climate change
1News: Student protesters march across the country to call on Government to combat climate change
Anna Whyte (1News): James Shaw, sporting black eye, delivers rousing speech to student protesters
RNZ: Pacific concerns centre stage at large climate demos in NZ
Zane Small (Newshub): Clarke Gayford tells climate strikers to ‘wear punishment like a badge of honour’
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Kindergarten kids shouldn’t be protesting climate change – Judith Collins
Heather Roy: Can’t see the Wood for the Trees
Laine Moger (Stuff): Climate change strike: Auckland principals threaten students with truancy
Listener: Climate strike poll: Do parents support the kids skipping school today?
Craig Cooper (Hawkes Bay Today): Climate change protests: Will we let the kids down?
No Right Turn: Striking for a future
Rob Stock (Stuff): Climate of change: Big business sets up decarbonisation funds

RNZ: IPCA police pursuits review ‘fails’ to offer youth policy – Children’s Commissioner
Anna Leask (Herald): The Chase: Police pursuit review defends current strategy, more research into why drivers flee
Anna Leask (Herald): The Chase: ‘No quick fix’ for pursuits and calls for ban on chasing young drivers
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Police pursuit case studies reveal ‘dangerous and erratic’ driving at speeds up to 200kmh
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Driver who led police on dangerous high speed pursuit still struggles to say why he did it
Ben Strang and Russell Palmer (RNZ): IPCA police pursuits report leaves policy unchanged, recommends more training and improved technology
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Fleeing driver report: ‘No easy answer’ to stopping deaths, police staff say
1News: ‘Thrill of the chase’ – too many pursuits are done by young male cops chasing young male drivers, advocate says
Dan Satherely (Newshub): ‘Pasifika’ police car unveiled

Government, Shane Jones
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Pitfalls of regional development could sink NZ First
Audrey Young (Herald): Shane Jones makes coalition management look shambolic
Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Ministers behaving badly and why they might just get away with it
Steve Braunias (Herald): Secret Diary of Shane Jones
Peter Dunne: NZ First Ministers given free rein

Rob Stock (Stuff): Book reveals tobacco industry leagued with boozemakers to kill New Zealand’s Public Health Commission
Nicholas Jones (Herald): Need vision-restoring surgery? It depends on your address
Herald Editorial: Cataract surgery should not depend on postcodes
Astrid Austin (Hawkes Bay Today): Defence Force and Hawke’s Bay District Health Board team up to provide essential dental care
Greg Bruce (Herald): Medical marijuana: The people trying to cash in on the legalised cannabis ‘green rush’
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Tired and overworked doctors suffering ‘compassion fatigue’
Amy Wiggins (Herald): Mr Fix-It, Derek Wright, leaving role at Waikato District Health Board
Libby Wilson (Stuff): Waikato’s temporary health boss Derek Wright to leave
Elton Rikihana Smallman (Stuff): City bans smoking in public places, holds off on vaping
Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): Shortage of specialists a pain in the neck

Measles outbreak
Alison Mau (Stuff): When it comes to measles and vaccination, I have no time for your conspiracy theories
Eric Crampton: Vaccines
Samantha Gee (Nelson Mail): Region’s health leaders encourage parents to vaccinate children against measles
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Gemma and Richie McCaw share daughter’s first vaccination on Instagram

RNZ: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launches plan to develop hydrogen industry in Taranaki
Jamie Morton (Herald): ‘Green’ hydrogen: Could it save Taranaki’s energy industry?
Mike Watson (Stuff): Pohokura offshore gas field maintenance programme on track to finish late April
BusinessDesk: Renewable power climbs in 2018 despite increased coal burn

Assault on James Shaw
Grant Shimmin (Timaru Herald): Despite concerning parallels, attack a reminder of treasured values
RNZ: Interim name suppression for alleged assailant of James Shaw
Stuff: Man accused of attacking Greens co-leader James Shaw appears in court
RNZ: Green Party co-leader James Shaw says attack left family and staff ‘shaken up’
RNZ: Security of MPs discussed after attack on Green Party co-leader James Shaw
Henry Cooke (Stuff):James Shaw, sporting black eye after attack, says he still feels safe
Zane Small (Newshub): Green Party co-leader James Shaw confirms ‘small fracture’ in eye socket from assault
Derek Cheng (Herald): Greens co-leader James Shaw MP suffered suspected fractured eye socket in attack
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Threats part of life for MPs and the famous – Judith Collins
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): James Shaw reveals attack injury on Twitter
1News: Green Party co-leader James Shaw thanks passers-by who intervened following assault

Foreign Affairs and trade
Chris Trotter: New Zealand’s Current Foreign Policy: An Absence Of Realism
Andre Chumko (Stuff): Brexit: The Kiwis with skin in the game

Local government
Dominic Harris (Stuff):People’s Choice tight-lipped over confidence in Christchurch mayor
Skara Bohny (Stuff): Nelson city councillor in support role for Nick Smith
Evan Harding (Southland Times): Sir Tim Shadbolt’s leadership questioned
Evan Harding (Southland Times):Invercargill city councillors keen to stand again
Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Palmerston North considers its own flag debate

Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland’s mayoral race: The battle of the blue-red combos
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Eden Park bailout won’t cost ratepayers – Phil Goff
Stephen Forbes (Interest): Goff wants Eden Park loan guaranteed against any future sale
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Auckland Council’s cat cull plan passes
RNZ: Western Springs speedway given last-minute extension on lease
Mitch McCann (Newshub): Western Springs Speedway saved – for now

Anne Gibson (Herald): Former KiwiBuild leader disputes claims about his behaviour
Tom Furley (RNZ): Prefab industry at tipping point in wait for government reforms
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Get set for Baby Boomer property sell-off
Donna-Lee Biddle (Stuff): Te Awa Lakes housing plan stalls
Heta Gardiner (Māori TV): “Absolutely marvellous” – wheelchair-bound HNZ tenant reacts to housing news
Bonnie Flaws (Stuff): Tenants win $6200 compensation after children ‘constantly ill’ in shonky rental
Benjamin Mack (idealog): Big ideas to tackle the New Zealand housing crisis
Andrew Bydder (Stuff): A game of policy leaves Hamilton architect crestfallen

Tax Working Group
Scott Mason (ODT): Politics, not finance, will determine fate of capital gains tax
David Farrar: Willie says $1,000 a day is peanuts

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ‘Collapse of disaster insurance market possible in Wellington’
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Insurers happy as Government considers different ways of funding Fire and Emergency NZ that don’t involve a levy being added to insurance premiums

Education, vocational training
Peter Verstappen (Stuff): Education Hubs sensible and overdue
Simon Wilson (Herald): Tomorrow’s Schools reform: School principals unite to fight ‘hub’ takeover
Richard Dykes (Herald): Task force is wrong, our schools are not a ‘failed experiment’
Josephine Franks (Stuff): Schools change policy banning Afros after criticism of ‘institutional racism’
Māni Dunlop (RNZ): Anger from Māori industry training sector over reform plan
Peter Coolbear (ODT): ‘Over simplistic’ model lacks understanding

Aimee Shaw (Herald): Law supporting domestic violence victims start of new employment era: lawyer
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Public Service Association recruits outsourced call centre workers, saying they should be IRD staff
Rob Stock (Stuff): Worksafe has not prosecuted any landlords for failing to have asbestos management plans
Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): New employment hub for rangatahi launches in Whakatane

Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann 
Greg Bruce (Herald): New chief justice Helen Winkelmann and her rise from poverty to head of the Supreme Court
Stuff: National Portrait: Helen Winkelmann Chief Justice

Dairy industry
Liam Dann (Herald): Dairy industry riding to rescue as property boom economy falters
Andrea Fox (Herald): Fonterra jobs go in shakeup but details under wraps

Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in politics: The week that went wrong for National – again
Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): We need anti-corruption watchdog with teeth
Stuff: Afghan villagers challenge Operation Burnham inquiry
Duncan Garner (Stuff): Budget, Bridges and Labour’s wellbeing all on the line
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): 81 scientists call for radical rethink of NZ museums
Rob Stock (Stuff): Lime e-scooters’ locking wheels were a nuisance, but were they a criminal nuisance?
Matt Rilkoff (Taranaki Daily News): The growing anxiety of our reliance on the Big Five tech companies
RNZ: Queensland fruit flies in Northcote now at six
Mike Dinsdale (Herald): Whangārei hotel and entertainment precinct and ball clock get PGF funding
Brittney Deguara (Stuff): Single mums busts myths about poverty and parenting
Michael Reddell: Spending….just as we have for decades
Ben Strang (RNZ): Space port ‘could be feasible’ in NZ in 10 years
RNZ: Cooks’ chiefs want dual name for the country
Mihingarangi Forbes (Newshub): When Hinewehi changed our anthem
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Government clears path for ‘new entrant’ to take on Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees
Colin Gavaghan (Pundit): Why we have a beef with the new anti-rustling laws, and perhaps you should too (1 of 2)
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