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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – March 22 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: Changes to gun laws, firearms
Richard Harman (Politik): The gun control compromise
Jared Savage (Herald): Why the gun ban was a smart compromise but needs to go further
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern’s gun reforms needed to strike a delicate balance – and they do
Kevin Clements (RNZ): Ban on military style semi-automatic weapons should be ‘applauded’
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Never has a Parliamentary petition been so quickly answered
Rob Stock (Stuff): The ban of military-style semi-automatics will cost millions – here is how the Australians did it
Rick Sarre (The Conversation): Will the New Zealand gun law changes prevent future mass shootings?
RNZ: Gun lobby will fight changes warns reform advocate
Maria Slade (Spinoff): Define firearms ban carefully to defeat gun lobby, expert warns
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Govt moving too quickly to ban semi-automatic weapons, gun lobby says
Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Gun shop owner warns recreational shooters won’t buy in to buy-back gun control legislation
Herald: Police Commissioner reveals implications gun holders face over soon-to-be illegal weapons
Michael Daly (Stuff): Changes to gun law overseen by Jacinda Ardern described as ‘crazy’
1News: Gun licensing procedures not followed for Christchurch mosques attack accused – ex arms control officer
RNZ: Alleged failings in police vetting of accused’s firearms licence application
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Ex-police firearms manager concerned about ease of alleged Christchurch gunman’s licence
RNZ: World reacts to military-style semi-automatic weapons ban in New Zealand
Stuff: World reacts to New Zealand’s new gun laws after Christchurch terror attacks
1News: ‘We must follow New Zealand’s lead’ – Bernie Sanders praises gun ban in wake of mosque massacre
RNZ: Wide support for government’s move to tighten gun laws
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Support for Government’s gun ban in wake of Christchurch shooting
Matthew Rosenberg and Melanie Earley (Stuff): National supports gun law changes in wake of Christchurch mosque shootings
Gia Garrick (RNZ): ACT leader David Seymour sounds warning on pace of gun law reform
Stuff: Federated Farmers supports Government firearms ban
Angie Skerrett (Newshub): Federated Farmers supports gun law change, admits not all farmers will be happy
1News: Federated Farmers says semi-automatic gun ban ‘will not be popular’, but is needed
John Lewis and Chris Morris (ODT): Otago gun users react to assault rifle ban
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Former minister Rick Barker targeted by gunman backs register
Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Patutahi family want wider gun reforms after son shot with slug gun
Zane Small (Newshub): Gun law changes: What you need to know
Guardian: Explainer: how are New Zealand’s gun laws changing?
Stuff: Q&A: A closer look at New Zealand’s new weapons ban
Damian George (Stuff): Police urge people not to bring firearms to police stations following gun law changes
1News: Jacinda Ardern announces sweeping ban on military style semi-automatic guns, six days out from terror attack
1News and AAP: Government buyback of military-style semi-automatic rifles could cost $200m – ‘The price we have to pay’
Jason Walls (Herald): Military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles banned
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles to be banned after mass shooting: PM
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Military style semi-automatic guns banned
Zane Small (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern announces ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons
Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says assault rifles and military-style semi-automatics banned
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Helen Clark reveals why she didn’t change gun laws as Prime Minister
Melanie Earley (Stuff): NZ Post halts firearms deliveries following Christchurch mosque shootings
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Christchurch mosque shooting: Police question Auckland gun store as part of weapons investigation
Herald: Gun City sells out of rifle used in terror attack
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): What is likely to change with gun law reform after Christchurch mosque shooting
Jessica Long (Stuff): Parliament welcomes petition to ban semi-automatic weapons and regulate firearms advertising
Zane Small (Newshub): Christchurch terror attack: MPs accept petition calling for ban on semi-automatic weapons
RNZ: Banning semi-automatic weapons: 65,000 sign petition
Pat Deavoll (Stuff): I’m from a farming family: Owning a gun isn’t a right
Ele Ludemann: Stuff stuffed the headline
David Fisher (Herald): Big Read: The gun club shed which burned and a burning need to help
Stuff: Napier Mayor powerless to stop Gun City setting up in city

Christchurch mosque shootings: Inquiry
Alex Braae (Spinoff): The 15/3 inquiry: what questions will they need to ask?
Laura Walters (Newsroom): NZ’s spies were watching, but maybe not close enough
Michael Daly (Stuff): Scrutiny on NZ’s police, customs, immigration, spies after shootings

Christchurch mosque shootings: Government
Gordon Campbell: On what the Ardern government could have done better
Matthew Hooton (Herald): After Christchurch, Ardern’s moment has come
Peter Dunne (Interest): On the tragic events in Christchurch on March 15
Kurt Bayer (Herald): Global counter-extremism expert visits Christchurch mosque scenes and praises New Zealand’s response
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): NZ can become ‘global champion of anti-racism, anti-Islamaphobia’ – Human Rights Commissioner
1News:‘They are us’ well-intentioned but feeds ‘othering’ says Muslim community leader
1News: Immigration NZ helping families sort visas after mosque attacks – ‘Let’s take that stress away from you’
RNZ: Immigration Minister must intervene for victims’ families’ visas, lawyer says
1News: Judith Collins praises Jacinda Ardern’s handling of Christchurch attack, showing respect by wearing headscarf
Zane Small (Newshub): Christchurch terror attack: Judith Collins praises Jacinda Ardern for wearing hijab
RNZ: PM urges people to pay their respects as nation mourns
Herald Editorial: NZ’s peaceful Muslim immigrants have earned our respect
Press Editorial: Taking a day to remember and reflect
1News: Nationwide reflection set for 1.30pm tomorrow to honour Christchurch mosque attack victims one week on
Joel MacManus (Stuff): Two minutes of silence for shooting victims: What you need to know
Herald: Prime Minister announces the times for nationwide reflection for victims of Christchurch terror attacks
Washington Post: New Zealand is showing America how to respond to mass shootings
Joy Reid (1News): In NZ’s response to Christchurch terror attacks the world is seeing true beauty rising from the ashes

Christchurch mosque shootings: International
AAP: Turkish president praises Jacinda Ardern’s ‘courage, leadership and sincerity’ after Christchurch mosques attack
RNZ: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praises Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after controversial comments
1News: Kiwis assured it’s safe to travel to Turkey despite inflammatory comments by its president
Herald: Travel advisory to Turkey unchanged for Kiwis, Australia reviewing after President’s comments

Christchurch mosque shootings: Internet, social media, news media
Katie Kenny and Tommy Livingston (Stuff): How hate ran riot on the the internet following the Christchurch mosque shootings
Press Editorial: Technology and terror in the social media age
ODT Editorial: Streaming division
Herald: Founder of 8chan, one of the internet’s darkest corners, expresses regret following Christchurch mosque shooting
Ludovica Di Giorgi & Vidhya Ramalingam (Spinoff): Taking white nationalists off the internet won’t solve right-wing terrorism
Jennifer Duke (Sydney Morning Herald): Facebook points finger at media for role in spread of Christchurch video
Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): AI technology is ‘not perfect’ – Facebook answers why it didn’t detect shooting video
Stuff: Facebook: AI failed to detect Christchurch shooting video
Jennifer Grygiel (The Conversation): Livestreamed massacre means it’s time to shut down Facebook Live
Alex Beattie (Newsroom): Facebook’s devil is in the defaults
RNZ: Nine to Noon: Tech giants profit from extreme content, programmer says
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): KiwiSaver manager Milford dumps $14m of Facebook shares, stops ads after terror attacks
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Helen Clark: ‘Facebook has become a monster’

Christchurch mosque shootings: Extremism, racism, race relations
Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Playing the Christchurch terrorism blame-game is dangerous
Chris Trotter: The Method In The Madness
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Keeping The Devil Down In The Hole
Shane Te Pou (Newsroom): Diversity isn’t just some box to tick
Neal Curtis (Newsroom): Challenging Islamophobia no threat to free speech
Jamie Morton (Herald): Islamophobia in New Zealand: where does it come from?
Marc Wilson (Listener): The tangled path to terrorism
Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): New Zealand asks: how was the threat from the far right missed
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Christchurch terror attacks: Time to ‘get real’ about alt-right extremism – Helen Clark
Dennis Maga (Stuff): New Zealand, you were warned that white supremacy was on the rise
RNZ: Fiji human rights groups want hate speech shut down
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Gisborne Catholic Church St Mary’s Star of the Sea vandalised with race-based graffiti
Pancha Narayanan and Paul Hunt (Spinoff): Multiculturalism and diversity is us
Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Christchurch terror attacks highlight need for a new race relations commissioner
Māni Dunlop (RNZ): Christchurch shooting prompts increase in kōrero on racism – Tame Iti

Christchurch mosque shootings: Headscarves solidarity gesture
Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Standing with Muslim women: Wearing a headscarf an offering of support
Belinda Feek (Herald): Headscarf for Harmony about ‘showing solidarity’ with Muslim women in NZ
Liz McDonald (Stuff): Headscarf a simple show of respect for Muslim community, event organisers say
Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): Timaru Hospital staff to show support by wearing headscarves
RNZ: Dunedin students wear hijabs in solidarity with Muslim women
Elena McPhee (ODT): Hijab day exceeds all expectations
Mehrbano Malik( Stuff): My issue with Kiwis being encouraged to wear headscarves in solidarity
Stuff: Headscarves movement means well but it is ‘cheap tokenism’

Diocesan School for Girls hijab ban
Sam Hurley (Herald): Auckland’s private Diocesan School for Girls cops criticism for excluding hijab
Alice Webb-Liddall (Newshub): Top Auckland girls’ school will make exception for students to wear hijab on Friday
Eva Corlett (RNZ): Diocesan School for Girls’ students told they cannot wear hijab
Matthew Rosenberg and Charlotte Carter (Stuff): Auckland Diocesan School accused of ‘excluding’ Muslim community with hijab stance

Christchurch mosque shootings: Trial
Martin van Beynen, Sam Sherwood and Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Christchurch mosques gunman mistakenly charged with shooting live person
RNZ: Police confirm wrong person recorded as being killed by Christchurch mosque shooter
Mai Chen and Nicholas Russell (Stuff): Trial will create unprecedented challenges

Christchurch mosque shootings: Crusaders, SBW
Newshub: Crusaders preach patience over name change
Mia Sutherland (Stuff): The Crusades were horrific, and there’s no way we should be idolising them through sport
Joel Kulasigham (Herald): Super Rugby: Crusaders’ name and imagery feeds into white supremacy, says far-right expert
1News: Humble SBW says Christchurch trip to ‘support’ fellow Muslims – ‘I don’t have all the answers’
Scott Yorke: Should the Canterbury Crusaders change their name?

Christchurch mosque shootings: Other
Simon Wilson (Herald): After the Christchurch terror, the lessons of Titanic
Māori TV:Mongrel Mob Kingdom severs Nazi ties
Michael Reddell: Rereading the UN Compact on Migration
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Whitcoulls appears to have removed Jordan Peterson’s books from sale
Daniel Rutledge (Newshub): Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life removed from Whitcoulls following Christchurch terror attack
Herald: Whitcoulls pulls Jordan Peterson’s ’12 Rules for Life’ following Christchurch attacks
Sam Hurley (Herald): Lawyers to work for free to help Christchurch terror attack victims’ families
RNZ: Christchurch mosque attacks: Removal of Muslim solidarity graffiti was wrong, admits Wellington City Council
Jackson Thomas (Stuff): New Zealand stadiums’ increased security against terrorism here to stay
Derek Cheng (Herald): Ray White real estate agents removed over racially charged Facebook posts
Matthew Rosenberg and Harrison Christian (Stuff): Real estate agents cut from company over social media posts on race
Emma Russell (Herald): Auckland doctor stood down over anti-Muslim comment
Stuff: Māori Television apologise for gun scene in Piri’s Tiki Tour

Simon Collins (Herald): School lockdown review after Christchurch mosque horror
Adele Redmond (Stuff): Variation in schools’ lockdowns during Christchurch shootings apparent as ministry launches review
Simon Collins (Herald): Teachers’ strike postponed after Christchurch mosque attacks
Simon Collins (Herald): Industry training bodies threaten High Court and Waitangi Tribunal challenges to shakeup
Katy Jones (Stuff): Councillors fear for the future of NMIT under Government overhaul

Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Canterbury health authorities ask sick, unvaccinated not to attend large gatherings
1News: Measles cases continue to spread in Christchurch, with 34 now infected
Karen Brown (RNZ): Doctor urges people to ask family about bowel cancer history
Felix Desmarais (Stuff): Smokefree will mean vapefree in Wellington after council agrees to ‘slightly stronger’ wording
Joanna Wane (North & South): Deirdre Kent: The woman who faced down the wrath of Big Tobacco

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): The devil is in the detail for employees caught by digital surveillance
John Weekes (Stuff): More social media scrutiny likely for NZ workers after Christchurch terror attack
Michael Neilson (Herald): Politicians, Māori leaders and academics call on Air New Zealand to change ‘outdated’, ‘racist’ tā moko policy
Rebecca Moore (1News): Air NZ criticised as ‘racially biased’ for declining job because of applicant’s tā moko
Leonie Pihama (Spinoff): We are not your brand: Why Air New Zealand’s tā moko ban must end
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Air New Zealand’s tattoo policy ‘doesn’t make sense’ – rejected application

Local government
Damian George (Stuff): Proposed 16 per cent rates rise for Wellington City thrown out by councillors
Felix Desmarais (Stuff): Electric scooters in Wellington by June, providers to keep them off footpaths
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Tasman district mayor Richard Kempthorne won’t seek re-election

Primary industries
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Compensation for Mycoplasma bovis tops $50m
Angie Skerrett (Newshub): Farmers worried as South Island drought area extended

Brian Fallow (Herald): On climate change, the kids are all right
RNZ: Warkworth site fenced off after Kauri dieback discovered

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Economy grows at the same speed as population in the second half of 2018
RNZ: GDP rises despite struggling primary industry

Tim McCreanor and Frances Hancock (The Conversation): Local Māori urge government to address long-running dispute over rare cultural heritage landscape
Kate McNamara (Stuff): Things are getting tense with China: What’s really going on here?
Sahiban Hyde (Hawkes Bay Today): Housing NZ didn’t evict a single tenant in Hawke’s Bay in 2018, despite 578 complaints
RNZ: Reports NZ journos face ban in the Solomons
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Facebook says comment threatening violence against Green MP did not breach standards
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): KiwiSaver provider didn’t apply for woman’s govt contribution