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Today’s content

Government
Colin James: Ardern: transformation now or a pivot towards transformation in the future?
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern’s had another week of success overseas. Is that useful back home?
Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern returns home to challenges with problem ministers (paywalled)
Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Jacinda Ardern must deliver at home, not just on the global stage (paywalled)
Mandy Te (Stuff): PM Jacinda Ardern recalls 2017 election, says she feels she will always have to prove herself
Martin Johnston (Herald): Jacinda Ardern on ‘stardust’ of the 2017 election: She said no to leadership for four days
Vera Alves (Herald): Jacinda Ardern’s hairstyle anecdote proves women are still held to different standards than men (paywalled)
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Government ignores plea to outlaw ministerial interference in OIA responses

Budget, economy
Liam Dann (Herald): Economist: Wellbeing Budget ‘last throw of the dice’ for Government (paywalled)
Yvette McCullough (RNZ): The Wellbeing Budget explained: What you need to know ahead of its unveiling
Claire Trevett (Herald): Hit the road, Grant: A pre-Budget drive with the midwife in the Year of Delivery
Liam Dann (Herald): Winter is coming – that doesn’t mean the end of days (paywalled)

Christian-based Party
RNZ: Morning Report: Simon Bridges on Botany seat: ‘We will win that seat for National’
Dan Satherley (Newshub): ‘Good’ to have Christian allies on-side – Simon Bridges
Stuff: Simon Bridges rules out any deal over Botany with possible religious party
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Simon Bridges confirms he’s talked with MP about a breakaway Christian party
Jason Walls (Herald): National MP Alfred Ngaro won’t comment on speculation he’s setting up a new party but Simon Bridges says Ngaro is ‘considering’ it
Scott Palmer (Newshub): Simon Bridges giving Alfred Ngaro ‘space’ for new Christian conservative party
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Power Play: Breakaway Christian party a gamble, gambit or godsend?
Audrey Young (Herald): The ‘herculean task’ facing Alfred Ngaro (paywalled)
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): How Nats will game the system (paywalled)
Duncan Garner (Stuff): Can a dose of divine intervention save National?
Jason Walls (Herald): Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has criticised National’s Alfred Ngaro for sharing a controversial abortion post
Scott Palmer (Newshub): Jami-Lee Ross challenges Alfred Ngaro over ‘Holocaust’ abortion post
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): New Conservatives to meet with National MP Alfred Ngaro – but won’t say why
Jason Walls (Herald): Prospect of National MP Alfred Ngaro forming his own Christian party welcomed
Jessica Mutch (1News): National coy about the idea of a Christian party lead by senior MP Alfred Ngaro
Stuff: Reports National list MP to form Christian party ‘speculation’, MPs say
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Alfred Ngaro to set up Christian conservative party – report
No Right Turn: A handmaid party?
David Farrar: A Christian party?

Paris social media summit, social media, Christchurch mosque shootings
John Armstrong (1News): Christchurch Call ‘nothing short of a triumph’ for Jacinda Ardern
Henry Cooke (Stuff): New Zealand is having a go at altering the rules of the internet with the Christchurch Call. Will it work?
Peter Thompson (Newsroom): The Christchurch Call – tip of a bigger iceberg?
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Christchurch Call and response
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): No more excuses for social media giants
Derek Cheng (Herald): Jacinda Ardern says Christchurch Call won’t fight online fake news
Cat Zakrzewski (Washington Post): Videos of Christchurch mosque attacks still up on Facebook and Instagram
Lamia Imam (RNZ): Opinion: What is missing from the Christchurch Call
Kris Gledhill (Spinoff): What the Royal Commission needs to do to get its Christchurch inquiry right
John Minto (Daily Blog): Inquiry will miss the main issue which keeps us at risk
Patrick Gower (Newshub): Revealed: Government to allocate Budget funding to fight white supremacy
Patrick Gower (Newshub): Revealed: How white supremacists terrorised New Zealand for decades
Albert Redmore and Lauren Paddy (Newshub): Christchurch mosque attack hero denied help from ACC
Duncan Garner (Newshub): Compassion needed for Christchurch attack witness
Thomas Manch (Stuff): More than 460 firearms handed in since Christchurch mosque shooting
Isaac Davison (Herald): Green MP Golriz Ghahraman says female staff exposed to racist and sexist abuse had to be moved into new roles
Katie Todd and Michael Cropp (RNZ): Anti-racism protest in Wellington

Hate speech
Dan Satherley (Newshub): ACT dares Golriz Ghahraman to report David Seymour to the police
Herald: Act leader David Seymour taken to task for Golriz Ghahraman comments
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Judith Collins defends Golriz Ghahraman after being called ‘menace’ by David Seymour
1News: Judith Collins calls out David Seymour after he calls Greens MP Golriz Ghahraman ‘a real menace to freedom’
Point of Order: How David Seymour’s railing against censorship and a Green MP resulted in The Standard praising Judith Collins
The Standard: In praise of Judith Collins
Lana Hart (Stuff): Hole in our anti-discrimination laws must be plugged

Health and disability
Samatha Olley (Rotorua Daily Post): World-first Bay of Plenty study unlocks secrets to long, fulfilling life
Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Most Kiwis believe vaccinations are safe, support sanctions on those who don’t
Danielle Clent (Stuff): Measles vaccine should be made compulsory at school, researchers say
Karen Brown (RNZ): Bowel cancer increasing in people under the age of 50
Charlie Gates (Stuff): More young Kiwis getting bowel cancer is “tip of iceberg”, says expert
Bruce Munro (ODT): Fit for life
1News: Exclusive: Rise in illegally imported antibiotics has NZ medical industry concerned
RNZ: Government cuts extra funding to investigate firefighting foam
RNZ: Govt to spend $12 million to try and combat rheumatic fever
Kendall Hutt (Stuff): $12m to support Māori and Pacific projects to reduce rheumatic fever
Alistair Lynn (Newshub): Government announces $12m funding boost for rheumatic fever
RNZ: Government announces $12m Wellbeing Budget for rheumatic fever initiative
RNZ: Cost of EpiPens putting children at risk, specialists say
Alice Peacock (Herald): Starship hospital on mission to raise $235,000 to boost Play Specialist service (paywalled)
Herald: Winter at Middlemore Hospital: Over 2000 patients in one week
RNZ: Demolition work starts as new hospital projects moves forward
Edward O’Driscoll, Dan Satherley (Newshub): Health Minister rejects claim of fewer surgeries
RNZ: Elective surgeries down compared to last year – National Party
Cherie Howie (Herald): Elective surgery rates: Simon Bridges fires shot at Government over ‘10,000 shortfall’
Alex Perrottet (RNZ): St John paramedics say they’re overstretched, under pressure
Herald Editorial: SMA sufferer’s fight for care
Alice Peacock (Herald): ‘Fund Spinraza so I can come home’: Sick teen urges NZ to fund life-extending SMA drug (paywalled)
Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Off-label and untapped – are old drugs new cancer treatments?
Katy Jones (Stuff): Battle against meth addiction steps up a gear in the top of the south
Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): Midwife says Southland maternal hubs are ‘not fit for purpose’ in letter to SDHB
1News: Patients turned away as Northland doctor shortage reaches crisis point
Jonny Wilkinson (Northern Advocate): What will the ‘Wellbeing Budget’ bring for the disability sector? (paywalled)
Tess Brunton (RNZ): Disabled man takes fight for accessibility to Parliament

Mental health
Lucy Bennett (Herald): New Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission likely to be announced (paywalled)
Mitchell Alexander (Newshub): Revealed: Thousands of under-14s prescribed antidepressants in 2018
Lane Nicholas (Herald): Grieving parents say North Shore mental health inpatient unit warned before son’s death (paywalled)
RNZ: Waitematā District Health Board deaths ‘déjà vu’ – Dave Macpherson
Herald: Two patients die in Auckland’s He Puna Waiora mental health unit this week
RNZ: Two die at Waitematā DHB mental health unit in a week
Albert Redmore (Newshub): Investigation launched after two deaths in one week at Auckland mental health facility
Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Ministry to fund March 15 mental health recovery plan – CDHB boss
Brian Lowe (ODT): No ‘magic solution’ to suicide

Euthanasia
Graham Adams (Spinoff): Will MPs let voters make the call on euthanasia?
Julie Iles (Stuff): Poll which claims to show Kiwis evenly split over euthanasia bill is ‘misleading’

Transport
Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Shane Jones lobbied for trucking firm to be allowed to bypass hiring in NZ first
Jason Walls (Herald): Drug driving tests could be problematic because of the number of false positive readings (paywalled)
Isaac Davison (Herald): Meth testing at the roadside – how far off is it?
Katarina Williams (Stuff): Let’s Get Wellington Moving: City councillors not unanimous in support
Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): $6.4b transport plan ‘won’t solve Wellington’s gridlock’
Alex Baird (Newshub): Lower Hutt residents slam Government’s lack of transport spending
Emma McKay (Herald): ‘Car fascists’ not best choice of words: Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter
Zane Small (Newshub): Green MP Julie Anne Genter regrets using phrase ‘car fascists’
Dan Satherley (Newshub): National revs up over Julie Anne Genter’s ‘car fascists’ quip
David Farrar: The non-plan for Wellington transport
Justin Lester (Dominion Post): Mayor Justin Lester makes case for $6.4b Let’s Get Wellington Moving project
Chris Laidlaw (Dominion Post): A once-in-a-generation opportunity to get Wellington moving
Zane Small (Newshub): Treasury warned Phil Twyford against Let’s Get Wellington Moving package
1News: Getting Aucklanders to the airport: $60 million public transport project creates division
RNZ: $60m public transport project for South Auckland railway station
Delphine Herbert (Newshub): Auckland a step closer to airport rapid transport
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): NZTA slams planned SkyPath protest on Auckland Harbour Bridge as ‘unlawful, unsafe’
John-Michael Swannix (Newshub): Northland rail upgrade to cost $1.3b, but Northport expansion needed to get value for money
Lauren Paddy and John-Michael Swannix (Newshub): Northland rail plan: National demands more details
Todd Niall (Stuff): Living a news story too small to tell – transport woes still waiting to be tackled
Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Young Kiwis choose not to drive to reduce greenhouse gases
Jessica Long (Stuff): Island Bay cycleway judicial review makes it to court

Education
RNZ: Changes to Education Act to protect a child’s right to attend school proposed
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Proposed law change would stop private schools, tertiary institutions offering NCEA overseas
Josephine Franks (Stuff): Massive increase in school uniform loan payouts for parents
Liz Gordon (Daily Blog): Oh no, not more exams!
John Roughan (Herald): Labour needs to learn lessons about education
Jennifer Eder (Marlborough Express): Ministry for Children and police involved as college staff member investigated
Herald: Education Minister demands urgent briefing into serious allegations at Marlborough Boys’ College involving teacher and students
Kirsty Wynn (Herald): Schools call in experts for lockdown training after Christchurch mosque attacks (paywalled)
Stuff: Christchurch students striking for climate again
Herald Editorial: Stopping bullying in schools starts at home (paywalled)
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Child sent home from Helensville Primary School for not wearing enough pink on anti-bullying day
Josephine Franks (Stuff): Auckland boy sent home from school for ‘not wearing enough pink’
Herald: Boy sent home from anti-bullying day at Auckland school for not wearing enough pink
1News: Concerns marine industry training will be impacted by ‘mega’ polytech merger
Kendall Hunt (Stuff): University of Auckland says Asian students shouldn’t feel threatened
Alice Peacock (Herald): Police investigating racist messages posted on University of Auckland Reddit page
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Police investigating Reddit post calling for Asian ‘extinction’
RNZ: Police investigate racist online forum post

Teachers’ strike
Simon Collins (Herald): Mega-strike: All you need to know about the mass teachers’ strike on May 29 (paywalled)
1News: Teachers under the pump, struggling to be educators they aspire to be
Patrice Dougan and Simon Collins (Herald): Teachers’ strike: It’s not about the money, workload so large ‘we often see people crying’
Simon Collins (Herald): Day in the life of a teacher: Five Kiwis tell their stories
Herald: A day in the life of a teacher Melanie Dorrian: ‘Home early – at 6.30pm – I’m toast!’ (paywalled)
Herald: A day in the life of a teacher: ’18 hour day, and only 30min with my family’ (paywalled)
Damian Rowe (Stuff): Union member says teacher shortages is an issue in rural areas

Child welfare, state care
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Oranga Tamariki isn’t ‘snatching babies’ – Children’s Minister Tracey Martin
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Māori need to call each other out about child abuse – Māori council executive director
Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Whānau violence targeted in campaign to keep Māori out of state care
Herald: Historic child abuse: Should the state be allowed to investigate itself? (paywalled)
Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): Ngāti Kahungunu resist child uplifts
Hinemoa Elder (Stuff): Oranga Tamariki is doing more harm than good
Lincoln Tan (Herald): Watch: Oranga Tamariki accused of dropping boy at gang pad to scare him
Herald: ‘Oranga Tamariki is in disarray’: Fury after claim boy was dropped at Hastings gang pad to scare him
Leigh-Marama McLachlan (Māori TV): Oranga Tamariki accused of dropping boy at gang pad as punishment
Stuff: Oranga Tamariki investigating claim that boy was dropped at gang pad ‘to teach him a lesson’
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Video claims Oranga Tamariki caregiver dropped child at gang house to scare him
Charlotte Carter (Stuff): Agencies failed to provide support needed to deal with troubled boy, aunt says

Domestic and sexual violence
Alison Mau (Stuff): Finally, relief for survivors of sexual violence – but caution remains
1News: Sexual abuse survivor says Government funding for preventative and support services ‘life-saving’
Catrin Owen (Stuff): $320m to tackle family and sexual violence in New Zealand
Dan Satherley, Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Govt announces $320m package to fight family and sexual violence
1News: Government to invest $320m into sexual violence support services for Wellbeing Budget
Jason Walls (Herald): Hundreds of millions promised to ‘break the cycle of family and sexual violence’
RNZ: Government commits $320 million to tackle family and sexual violence
Catrin Owen (Stuff): MP Shane Jones stops to help ‘distraught’ Wellington woman in alleged domestic violence incident
Scott Palmer (Newshub): Shane Jones saves woman from alleged domestic violence incident

Justice, corrections, crime
Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): New database being launched for reporting Muslim hate crimes
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Ministry of Justice report finds family violence laws and more police could increase prison population
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Exclusive: Corrections staff asked to be vigilant of ‘escalated tension’ after Brian Tamaki prison revolt comments
Delphine Herbert and Dan Satherley (Newshub): Attacks on guards ‘fairly frequent’ – union
Fiona Connor (Newshub): Inmate uses sharp piece of plastic to attack corrections officer at Christchurch Men’s Prison
RNZ: Chief Victims Advisor calls for more work to reduce crime revictimisation
Brooke Jenner (RNZ): Ōtara violence: ‘What are you doing to keep our families safe?’
Fran Tyler (Stuff): Society’s fascination with murder goes back a long way
Donna-Lee Biddle (Stuff): The struggle for Ōpōtiki, the homicide capital of New Zealand
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Authorities focused on fentanyl

Primary and extractive industries
Elena McPhee (ODT): Hawkins in bid to support Foulden Maar preservation
Richard Davison (ODT): Mayor tells of initial talks, support letter
No Right Turn: Neither socially not environmentally responsible
ODT: Gathering protests Great South Basin drilling
Jono Edwards (ODT): Doing the natural gas-renewables sums
Dominion Post Editorial: Selling sheep and beef farms to forestry is a threat to food and trade
Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Resource consent lodged for spat farm off the eastern Coromandel coast

Environment and conservation
Livia Esterhazy (Spinoff): We’re down to the last few Māui dolphins. Soon it will be extinction by idleness
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Why NZ is cheating on its emissions from flights, shipping and imported goods
Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): Methane targets could’ve been tougher on farmers
Andrea Vance (Stuff): MPs may vote to declare national climate emergency following regional leads
Julie Iles (Stuff): Parliament’s lone protester will be on its lawn until a climate emergency is declared
Damian Rowe (Stuff): Southern mayors to consider climate change state of emergency
RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan: The early climate heroes who tried to warn us
Bryan Gould (Herald): Time to adopt a law against ecocide? (paywalled)
RNZ: It’s all about the cow burps
RNZ: Drilling to begin to determine impacts of sea-level rise
Ellen O’Dwyer (Stuff): Hamilton really might be the city of the future as seas rise
Lucy Warhurst (Newshub):Soft packaging recycling scheme relaunches in New Zealand
Michael Neilson (Herald): Auckland’s soft plastics to be made into fence posts as recycling scheme resumes
Paul Taylor (ODT): Waste sector on ‘cusp of big shift’
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Track harmed relations between tangata whenua and community more than ‘any other RMA decisions to date’
Kate Gudsell (RNZ): Warning predator free goal faces ‘conflicts’ and uncertainty
Jamie Morton (Herald): Why public buy-in is critical to NZ’s great pest wipe-out
Brooke Jenner (RNZ): Unprecedented number of kākāpō becoming fatally ill
RNZ: Kiwi chick hatched at American zoo ‘appears healthy’
Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Māori input essential for NZ marine conservation – US Professor
Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Support for tougher whitebait fishing regulations does not surprise
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Whitebaiters want commercial sales banned to protect fishery
1News: Auckland’s Cockle Bay beach being wiped of its cockles by hunters, residents say

Parliament
Andrea Vance (Stuff): ‘Shocking’ Parliament bullying review to be released
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Marilyn Waring: A woman’s view of parliament from 1975 to 1984
Herald: How Marilyn Waring fought for a woman’s right to choose (paywalled)

Week in politics
Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in politics: Ardern scores again with Christchurch Call
Claire Trevett (Herald): What’s the buzz around Parliament? Claire Trevett reveals all

Welfare
Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Where to next for dead welfare report?
Sarah Robson (RNZ): MSD actions show ‘contempt for law’, lawyer says
Mike Wesley-Smith (Newshub): I feel like scum’: Beneficiary under MSD investigation speaks out
1News: Simon Bridges accuses Government of having ‘spray and walk away policies’

Australia
RNZ: Australia election: Visa woes likely continue for NZers in Australia, especially Māori – Oz Kiwi
Jason Walls (Herald): The Labor Party had promised sweeping reforms for Kiwis living in Australia – that’s all off the table now (paywalled)
Audrey Young (Herald):the Aussie election is not all good news for National (paywalled)
Audrey Young (Herald): National leader Simon Bridges – why Australia’s result matters to New Zealand (paywalled)
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Morrison’s miracle a lesson in good politics
Paul Davies (Spinoff): Disenfranchised and disenchanted: a Kiwi on Australia’s strange election
Johnny Blades (RNZ): Analysis: Hopes dim for Manus, Nauru refugees with Australia’s Morrison election win
Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): ‘This is just a kick in the pants’ – husband of killed Kiwi
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Rwandans accused of killing Kiwis pose no risk to Australia – Scott Morrison
Lucy Bennett (Herald): New Zealand politicians pay tribute to former Australian PM Bob Hawke
1News/AAP: ‘Compassionate and charismatic’ – Winston Peters pays tribute to Bob Hawke on behalf of New Zealand
Herald: Controversial Jacinda Ardern artwork ready to tower over Melbourne street

Foreign affairs, trade
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Grappling with external threats to NZ’s democracy
RNZ: New Zealand, Chile and Singapore work on digital trade agreement
Jason Walls (Herald): NZ, Chile and Singapore are negotiating a new set of trading rules for a digital era
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Positive progress on NZ-EU trade talks
RNZ: NZ NGO sends goods for remote Fiji communities

Employment, industrial relations
Dave Goosselink (Newshub): 82 Southland disabled workers face losing jobs over cost cuts
Taroi Black (Māori TV): Fast food workers make stand at Auckland KFC
RNZ: No chicken feed: Strike closes many KFC and Carls Jr stores
Paul Mitchell (Manawatū Standard): Palmerston North fast-food workers join nationwide strike
John Weekes (Stuff): Strike will take KFC ‘off the menu’ this weekend, union says
Dan Satherley and Edward O’Driscoll (Newshub): KFC, Pizza Hut workers to start three-day strike
RNZ: Fast food restaurants slow to a halt as employees go on strike
Stuff: Provincial Growth Fund funds Bay of Plenty youth employment programmes
Waatea News: Funding push to get Kawerau working

Housing
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Lack of sales in Christchurch adds to KiwiBuild pressure
Rob Stock (Stuff): Man buys first home at 50 through Auckland ‘shared equity’ scheme
Rob Stock (Stuff): Housing failure to make it harder for Kiwi workers to compete with robots
Colleen Hawkes (Stuff): Couple ‘stoked’ with their Bunnings DIY house, but there’s competition
Denis Piper (Stuff): Northland’s homeless hope to move out of the bush and into a real home

Local government
Todd Niall (Stuff):Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s PR chief leaves months out from local body election
Stephen Forbes (Interest): Auckland Council vote on whether to transfer waterfront property away from Council Controlled Organisation Panuku or face a weighty tax bill looms
Tracy Neal (RNZ): Nelson maverick politician, artist, author and raconteur announces fifth bid for mayoralty
Debbie Jamieson and Paul Gorman (Stuff): Government launches investigation into 100-year-old Central Otago water rights problem
ODT: Govt launches investigation into Otago Regional Council
Jono Edwards (ODT): Work on track, ORC says
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Tasman District Council to share in $14m for expansion of 3D mapping
Nikki Preston (Herald): Hamilton Mayor Andrew King defends putting up more controversial billboards
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Jackhammers at 1am, parties till dawn: Wellington’s noisiest streets revealed

Cannabis referendum, medicinal cannabis industry
Richard Swainson (Waikato Times): It’s about time New Zealand made cannabis legal
Alison Mau (Stuff): Family First is trying to scare you – don’t fall for it
Steve Braunias (Herald): Secret diary of Paula Bennett
Cherie Howie (Herald): Medicinal cannabis survey: How many Kiwis want access to the drug?
Alex Loo (Stuff): Canadian company invests millions in Kiwi research to improve cannabis crops
John Anthony (Stuff): Medicinal cannabis firm Cannasouth plans NZX listing with $10 million IPO

Freedom camping
Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Another $8 million to manage freedom camping
Brianna McIlraith (Stuff): New Plymouth mayor welcomes government’s new $8 million to manage freedom campers

NZ history
Vincent O’Malley (E-Tangata): New Zealand Wars, Land Wars, or Māori Wars — why does the name matter? (extract)
Vincent O’Malley (E-Tangata): What caused the New Zealand Wars? (extract)
Michael Neilson (Herald): The New Zealand Wars: Historian Vincent O’Malley says we need to confront our ‘bloody history’
Vincent O’Malley (Spinoff): The New Zealand Wars: acknowledging ‘an almost incomprehensible level of loss’ (extract)
Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): A tour from one murder scene to the next (paywalled)

Media
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Palaces, protests, prime ministers and a Donald Trump hat – memories, I’ve got a few
Jeremy Rose (RNZ): Mediawatch: Is it time for staff representation on media company boards?
Mike O’Donnell (Stuff): Last mover advantage or just last man standing?

Defence, Māori Battalion 
Zane Small (Newshub): MPs Mark Mitchell and Golriz Ghahraman at odds over withdrawing New Zealand troops from Iraq
Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): NZ Defence Force employee ‘unjustifiably disadvantaged’ by email saga
Kereama Wright (Māori TV): Last B Company vet returns to Monte Cassino
1News: ‘Absolute hell’ – Kiwi soldier recalls brutal WWII battles of Cassino
Kereama Wright (Māori TV): Te Arawa B Coy captain’s heroics remembered 75 years on

Hawke’s Bay gangs
Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): Replace the gang call with the ancient call – Ngāti Kahungunu chair
Astrid Austin (Hawkes Bay Today): Call for gang patch ban action after Hastings library window toss

Banks
Tom Pullar-Strecker and Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Reserve Bank censures ANZ for ‘persistent weakness in process’
Sam Stubbs (Stuff): Reserve Bank’s censure of ANZ sends a clear message to the ‘big four’
RNZ: ANZ ticked off by regulator, forced to hold $760m of capital
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Reserve Bank censures ANZ, which is ‘disappointed’ error occurred

Other
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Tip Top’s sale sparks meltdown in the media
Rod Oram (Stuff): The upsides and risks of three big deals
Chris Morris (ODT): DCC urged to save Port Chalmers building
1News: Ashburton – a town with a lot to offer refugees as a newly-named settlement location
Rawiri Bhana (Waatea News): Māori land eyed for new city
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest):Insurers warn apartment owners risk being left high and dry in the event of a quake, as anecdotes of cash-strapped body corporates ditching their cover emerge
Terry Baucher (Interest): Ecological economist Marjan van den Belt and her role in the Tax Working Group
Brent Gilpin (Spinoff): Why we’re searching through your sewage for drugs
Waatea News: Te Māngai Pāho taking direct role in reo revival
Emma Page (Stuff): Clarke Gayford: From TV celeb to New Zealand’s most-famous stay-at-home Dad
Matt Shand (Waikato Times): Multicultural Tauranga member resigns after it deletes Pride coverage
Rachel Froggatt (Newsroom): Why we’re challenging the system for equality in sport
Emma Dangerfield (Stuff): Native forest comes full circle with plans to celebrate taonga in Kaiapoi red zone
Samantha Gee (Stuff): Nelson man faces prosecution for failing to complete census
Nicole Lawton (Stuff): Humans of Kaitāia community profiling project praised as ‘inspiring
Scott Palmer (Newshub): Anti-abortion protesters confront public outside Christchurch Hospital as the world reacts to Alabama law change
Herald: Former Prime Minister Bill English weighs in on Domino’s Hawaiian spaghetti pizza
Tim Miller (ODT): Cemetery Trust records lost

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