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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
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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 (News.com.au): 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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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’
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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
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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
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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
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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,com.au): Senator Fraser Anning egged after lashing out at Muslims: ‘They are the perpetrators’
Shannon Molloy, Matt Young and Stephanie Bedo (News,com.au): 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
News.com.au: 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
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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
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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

Police
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

Health
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

Energy
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

Auckland
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

Housing
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

Insurance
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

Employment
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

Other
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
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