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Today’s content

Justice Advisory Group report, justice, corrections
Richard Harman (Politik): Damning justice report challenges legal establishment
Newstalk ZB: Chester Borrows: Report a stark reminder justice system is busted
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Damning justice report makes case for change
Derek Cheng (Herald): Justice Minister says the system needs to get better at turning around people’s lives
Thomas Manch (Stuff): ‘A Vessel of Tears’: Grief and colonialism at the heart of criminal justice experience, report says
Derek Cheng (Herald): Justice system failures at all levels – independent report
RNZ: Poor treatment of crime victims, Māori exposed in justice report
Kelvin McDonald (Māori TV): Report – Māori led ‘total rethink’ of racist criminal justice system needed
RNZ: Māori-led justice initiatives for Māori essential – advisor
Albert Redmore and Grace Cocker (Newshub): Report calls for ‘urgent’ reform of New Zealand’s justice system
David Fisher (Herald): Long-time inmate Arthur Taylor: Why more prisoners should serve their sentence in the community
1News: Government spending $54 million to improve regions’ overloaded court system
RNZ: More district court judges to be appointed to deal with backlog

Opinion polls
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Duelling polls offer good news for both main parties, bad news for Simon Bridges
David Farrar: A tale of two polls
Herald: ‘Market research industry in crisis’: Ex-Labour Party president Mike Williams on poll results
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Analysis: What the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll results mean (video)
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): National back in front while Labour takes a dive in latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Judith Collins passes Simon Bridges as preferred PM, as Winston Peters climbs up in the 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Poll: National nosedives into dreaded 30s, could trigger leadership coup
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Poll: Judith Collins outstrips Simon Bridges as preferred Prime Minister
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Poll: Most New Zealanders think National was wrong to leak Treasury Budget details
Dan Satherley (Newshub): ‘I just don’t believe your numbers’: Paula Bennett in denial after horror poll
Duncan Garner (Newshub): National’s ‘dreaded 30s’ dip could trigger leadership coup
Derek Cheng (Herald): A tale of two polls: Conflicting results for Labour and National
RNZ: Two new political polls at odds
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): TVNZ Poll vs TV3 Poll – what the bloody hell is happening?

Māui dolphins and fishing industry
Michael Morrah (Newshub): Plan to protect Maui dolphin slammed by environmentalists, academics
Conan Young (RNZ): Government’s camera plan to protect Māui dolphins divisive – ‘If we leave it until next year they will be gone’
Dan Satherley and Miriam Harris (Newshub): NZ’s waters described as Māui dolphin ‘killing fields’
David Farrar: Forest & Bird slates Government
Harrison Christian (Stuff): On-board cameras for commercial fishing boats that encounter rare Māui dolphins
Derek Cheng (Herald): Govt to order on-board cameras for fishing vessels to protect Māui dolphins
1News: Commercial fishing vessels at risk of encountering Māui dolphins to operate with on-board cameras
Zane Small (Newshub): Budget 2019: $17.1m to protect Māui dolphins with on-board vessel cameras
Piripi Taylor (Māori TV): Māori fisheries and govt move to protect Māui dolphin
No Right Turn: Getting what they paid for again
Mike Watson (Stuff): On-board cameras could put fishing industry in balance, warns Taranaki fisherman

Government, Budget
Stacey Kirk (Stuff):Jacinda Ardern’s ‘minor’ Cabinet reshuffle shows lack of depth, not quality of lineup
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern looks unbeatable for now
Toby Moore (RNZ): Wellbeing Budget: Govt spending in the economy remains low
Robert MacCulloch (Herald): Wellbeing Budget in name only (paywalled)
Bryan Bruce: Ganesh Nana on the ‘Wellbeing Budget’ (video interview)
Morgan Godfery (Spinoff): What does Budget 2019 mean for Labour’s Māori seats in 2020?
David Hall (The Conversation): NZ has dethroned GDP as a measure of success, but will Ardern’s government be transformational?
Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian):‘I feel hopeful’: New Zealanders cautiously welcome Wellbeing Budget
Spinoff: Politics podcast: Lifehacking the wellbeing budget
Greg Bruce (Herald): Golriz Ghahraman on dealing with abuse and hate speech (paywalled)

Budget leak
Derek Cheng (Herald): ‘Hacking of Budget’ inquiry won’t probe ministers’ behaviour
Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): Why calling the Treasury data scandal a ‘beltway issue’ is basically bollocks
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Budget botchup shows the need for ministers to distrust officials and ask questions
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Farewell speeches for outgoing Treasury boss likely to be short
Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Pomp and trying circumstances for a Gabriel Makhlouf farewell
Audrey Young (Herald):GCSB advice shifts focus from Makhlouf to ministers (paywalled)
Derek Cheng (Herald): Budget Bungle: the Govt was told there was no hacking but kept tight-lipped
Jo Moir (RNZ): The finance minister, the ‘hack’ and the fallout
Zane Small (Newshub): Budget 2019 scandal: Beehive allegedly warned Treasury wasn’t hacked
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ‘Hack’ or no hack, accessing a computer system without authorisation carries risk
Steve Braunias (Herald): The secret diary of… the Budget hack (paywalled)
Richard Griffin (Stuff): Blown Budget secrets shine light on overblown reactions
Derek Cheng (Herald): Jacinda Ardern: Finance Minister’s job is safe
Chris Hutching (Stuff): Robertson clarifies knowledge of the ‘hack’ at business post-Budget briefing
1News: Simon Bridges claims latest developments in Budget saga ‘the dirtiest of politics’
1News: Jacinda Ardern ‘withholding any judgement’ on Budget saga after latest claims
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Inside the Budget breach: What we know
No Right Turn: Time for some accountability
David Farrar: What did Ministers know and when?

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Details of employment disputes between MPs and staffers released
Claire Trevett (Herald): Beehive Diaries: Who went to the Wiggles and who gave the Budget a raspberry? (paywalled)
Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in politics: Ministers will be under the gun when Parliament resumes
Phil Smith (RNZ): Parliament’s annual Committee Mega-Smash

Environment and conservation
Elena McPhee (ODT): Mining Foulden Maar described as ‘obscene’
Finn Hogan (Newshub): David Parker confirms tighter rules for farmers, hints at water bottling levy
Rob Oram (Newsroom): Politicking and pleading over climate crisis regulation
Evan Harding (Southland Times): Judge questions Environment Southland’s thinking
RNZ: Landfill opponents approve rāhui for Dome Valley site
Tom Dillane (Herald): The ‘scary’ Safeswim website errors raised from 2018/19 summer – internal Auckland Council emails
RNZ: Dire climate change report warns of ‘threat to civilisation’ within decades
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Climate Change Survivalism Is Not The Answer
Herald Editorial: Giant waves should shift our apathy over climate
Dominion Post Editorial: Long journey to save planet begins with a single step
Briar Babington (Southland Times): That’s the thing about climate change – it affects all of us
RNZ: Debate over methane target in new carbon legislation
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Tiny creatures doing big work in rivers and streams are threatened by climate change
RNZ: Govt criticised for silence on Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary
Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): New Zealand is turning green and tourists won’t like it, artist warns
Laura James (1News): Auckland golf resort allegedly pumping thousands of litres of waste near stream given 30 days to fix issues
Jake Kenny (Stuff): West Coast 1080 operation deemed a success by pest controllers
1News: Man sentenced to five years in prison after threatening Taranaki DOC staff over 1080 poison
Tracy Neal (RNZ): Public access on Pepin Island could come to an end
Lucy Warhurst (Newshub): More Auckland parks being shut due to kauri dieback
RNZ: Another male Queensland fruit fly found in Northcote

1News: NZ’s disabled community ‘disempowered’, suffer human rights violations – report
Oliver Lewis (Stuff): CDHB considers pulling out of intellectual disability contract over funding issues
Mike Wesley-Smith (Newshub): Disabled man claims he was told he is ‘unemployable’ by employment agency
Logan Savory (Southland Times): Southland disAbility Enterprises hits back at Southland mayors
Jono Edwards (ODT): Recycling company hits back at Southland mayors
Laura Smith and Jono Edwards (ODT): No movement on tender for recycling
Damian Rowe (Southland Times): Disabled Invercargill woman fed up with the lack of disability services in Southland
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Wheelchair user ‘deflated’ after months-long wait for accessible home
Logan Savory (Southland Times): Invercargill City councillor to resign over council actions at meeting

Stuff’s ‘Once Were Warriors 25 years on’ series
Imogen Neale (Stuff): Once Were Warriors 25 years on: Violence, addiction, sexual abuse – what has New Zealand learned?
Imogen Neale (Stuff): Once Were Warriors opened my eyes to New Zealand’s real problems
Alan Duff (Stuff): Once Were Warriors was a reference point on what New Zealand doesn’t want
Brittany Keogh (Stuff): Once Were Warriors 25 years on: Youth suicide rate flat for 25 years – what must change?
Brad Flahive (Stuff): Once Were Warriors 25 years on: Children still fighting family removal, Māori more than most
Jon Stokes (Stuff): What would Jake and the Heke’s make of New Zealand now?

Kirsty Wild and Alistair Woodward (Newsroom): Four speeding myths debunked
Simon Wilson (Herald): 6 myths about road safety (paywalled)
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland transport projects face big funding gap
Mike Lee (Daily Blog): City Rail Link billion dollar blow-out: Twyford & Goff asleep at the switch
Phil Pennington (RNZ): NZTA reopens investigation into awarding of contract
Amanda Cropp (Stuff): NZ Transport Agency manager failed to properly disclose links to app developer friend
RNZ: Plea for NZTA, councils to make decisions on Queenstown’s traffic woes
Tom O’Connor (Stuff): Rail’s returns not measured on the balance sheet
Samantha Olley (Rotorua Daily Post): Whakatāne Mayor Tony Bonne wants traffic management review after deaths of Matatā road workers (paywalled)
Kristin Edge (Northern Advocate): Drugs involved in nearly 40 per cent of Northland fatal road crashes this year (paywalled)
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Calls for free public transport for school and university students
Herald: Waiheke ferry fury: Meeting with commuters was constructive, ferry boss says
Ella Prendergast and Dan Satherley (Newshub): Under-fire ferry operator Fullers meets with critics
RNZ: Waiheke residents want Fullers ferry service to prioritise locals
Paul Hobbs (1News): Calls to bring the Fullers ferry service to Waiheke back under Auckland Council’s control
Nicole Lawton (Stuff): Waiheke ferry row: Fullers, residents, politicians argue over troubled service
Amy Williams (RNZ): Frustrated ferry users call for change
Jessica Wilson (ODT): Elderly, disabled struggling with new bus system
Alexia Johnston (ODT): Quad bike accidents increasing
Tim Miller (ODT): Lime price hike raises questions

Police, crime
David Fisher (Herald): Secret report: What police kept from teen suicide inquest about relationship with teacher (paywalled)
David Fisher (Herald): Reiha: Conflicted cop told his boss he reported teacher – and then the Teachers’ Council called asking why it hadn’t been informed (paywalled)
Benedict Collins (1News): National claims the Government is slashing road safety funding
Astrid Austin (Hawkes Bay Today): Dirty money crackdown: Police Minister urges shops to report gang members’ cash purchases (paywalled)
Scott Palmer (Newshub): Police Minister wants shop owners to nark on gangs
Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Frontline police in Christchurch arm themselves after reported gunshots
RNZ: 693 firearms seized by police since March
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Hundreds of new rifles, pistols and Tasers announced for police
Richard Davison (ODT): MP to deliver petition on 24/7 policing

Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Public media funding policy back to square one?
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Reporting local democracy in London
Stuff: ‘I love going over to New Zealand’: Nine prepared to run Stuff if no buyer puts hand up, CEO says
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Police raids spook Aussie media
Gavin Ellis (RNZ): Australia deserves better than ABC raids but law offers little protection
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Chinese-language media told to promote Govt initiatives

Intelligence agencies, Christchurch mosque shootings, anti-Muslim threats
Aaron Smale (Newsroom): Royal Commission’s ‘mock’ sessions with survivors
Paul Buchanan: Media Link: The March 15 aftermath – Al Jazeera documentary
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Intelligence agencies’ white supremacist blind spot
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): SIS & GCSB narrative they aren’t reactive is a scam
Mohammad Isam (Spinoff):‘You alright?’ A Bangladeshi cricket writer on being caught up in the horror at Al Noor
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Blurred lines – face to face with the accused Christchurch gunman (paywalled)
Katie Kenny (Stuff): Award-winning journalist Jehan Casinader on not letting the March 15 terror attacks fall off the radar
Bay of Plenty Times: White supremacist leaflets dropped in Tauranga mailboxes
Jared McCulloch and Dan Satherley (Newshub): White supremacist leaflets dropped in Tauranga letterboxes
Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Palmerston North Muslims’ fear: ‘Somebody needs to act’

Robert van Royen (Stuff): New Zealand Rugby bungles latest stage of Crusaders brand review
Paul Cully (Stuff): Super Rugby: Crusaders commit to full brand and name review after research findings
Michael Neilson (Herald): Crusaders name to stay for now and opinion on the decision is divided
Herald: Rugby: Crusaders to keep name for 2020 Super Rugby season
RNZ: Crusaders retain name for 2020 season

1News: Questions raised about information on Minstry of Health’s vaping website by Asthma and Respiratory Foundation
RNZ: New vaping website promotes smoking alternative
Albert Redmore (Newshub): Government launches pro-vaping website, despite ‘gateway’ concerns
Vita Molyneux and Ella Prendergast (Newshub): How the Government plans to get New Zealand smoke-free by 2025

Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Investigation into Ministry of Health contracts reveals ‘shortcomings’
RNZ: Nurses’ union calls for action at Hawke’s Bay Hospital
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Middlemore Hospital building recladding runs into problems
Jake Kenny (Stuff): Missing hospital equipment costs Canterbury DHB thousands
RNZ: No more flu vaccine supply available on market – Pharmac
Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Should school kids get a free flu shot?
Gia Garrick (1News): Fresh calls for government to fund front line mental health specialist
Cate Broughton and Oliver Lewis (Stuff): She just gets written off’: Mother tries to get compulsory care for daughter
Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV): $20mil for Tairāwhiti mental health and addictions unit
Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Breast Cancer Foundation NZ announces funding for cold caps
Māmari Stephens (E-Tangata): A good death

Southland maternity services
Amy Williams (RNZ): Worries about ‘confrontational’ meeting over closed maternity centre
Rachael Kelly (Stuff): SDHB staff won’t attend ‘confrontational’ Lumsden maternity meeting
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Board opts to avoid Lumsden meeting
Zane Small (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern confirms Southland DHB investigating babies ‘born roadside’
Martin Johnston (Herald): Mothers-to-be fear roadside births in frosty Southland after maternity service downgrade
1News: Expectant mothers in Fiordland worried following closure of Lumsden Maternity Centre

Local government
Alistair Lynn (Newshub): Auckland Council in turmoil over discounted property sale
Kirsty Wynn (Herald): John Tamihere calls in SFO but Phil Goff welcomes the scrutiny: ‘Put up or shut up’
Stephen Forbes (Interest): Mayoral candidate John Tamihere goes to Serious Fraud Office over the $3 million sale of Auckland’s historic Civic Administration Building
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council’s former HQ sold for $3m, sparking SFO complaint
Danielle Clent (Stuff): Astonishing’ $1m catering spend by Auckland’s local boards in five years
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland’s new top challenge – climate change
Al Williams (Timaru Herald): Waimate District Council will not sign climate change emergency declaration
Skara Bohny (Stuff): Climate change emergency declaration backed up with action
Matt Rilkoff (Stuff): Contracts must make way for climate change
RNZ: Two 1900s houses destroyed to make way for embassy
RNZ: Queenstown Lakes District residents vote in favour of a bed tax
Tracey Roxburgh (ODT): Govt to work with QLDC to prepare visitor levy plan
Hawkes Bay Today Editorial: The Cape Kidnappers beach walk: Where death and taxes potentially await
1News: Dame Susan Devoy withdraws from Tauranga’s mayoralty race due to personal issues
Bay of Plenty Times: Dame Susan Devoy withdraws from Tauranga mayoralty race
Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): By the numbers: New Plymouth councillors’ meeting attendance records

Belinda Feek (Herald): KidsCan plea: Principal tells heartbreaking story of truant brothers who only had one pair of shoes to share (paywalled)
RNZ: Principals: Pay increase still central to teacher dispute resolution
Simon Collins (Herald): Schools fear legal challenges over ‘unjust’ delays in school trustee voting
Simon Collins (Herald): Prefab city: Auckland areas where students are still learning in prefabs after $176m school building shortfall (paywalled)
Audrey Young (Herald): Nikki Kaye’s report card on education election promises
Damian Grant (Stuff): Progress for teachers can only come about through radical change
Dan Satherley (Newshub): No evidence alcohol industry’s school programme works
Hayley Jacobsen and Dan Satherley (Newshub): Principals wary of alcohol industry’s school theatre project
Helen Castles (1News): Lack of relief teachers sees class sizes double in Northland
Josephine Franks (Stuff): French exchange student faced with horror homestay in Auckland
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): The ‘unintended consequences’ of tightening student visas
James Baker (Stuff): Pukekohe High School reveals medical details to bullies
1News: Sunday: Combating sexual assault on a university campus

1News: Housing crisis being labelled a ‘human rights crisis’ by Human Rights Commissioner
Kelly Makiha (Rotorua Daily Post): Family of seven living in a tent with two severely disabled children pleads for help (paywalled)
Tom McRae (Newshub): Family with disabled children forced to live in tent in Edgecumbe
1News: Auckland Council gives ‘satisfactory’ grade to caravan park that made trespass complaint against John Campbell
Māni Dunlop (RNZ): Housing advocate wants Māori inclusion helping families
Tema Hemi (Māori TV): Collaborative approach needed for Māori housing
Katie Doyle (RNZ): Dismay in Parnell at behaviour of tenants in homeless shelter
RNZ: Owners fear losing homes because of cost of quake strengthening
David Hargreaves (Interest): If the property market is having a ‘CGT relief rally’ then it’s a mild one… 
Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): Tears and joy for Taranaki families at home dedication ceremony

Tapu Te Ranga Marae
Thomas Manch, Tom Hunt and Megan Gattey (Stuff): Razed wooden structure at Tapu Te Ranga Marae passed fire audit after local authorities raised alarm
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Lives of 27 scouts saved as marae fire erupts in Wellington’s Island Bay
Herald: Scout chief: Fire at Wellington’s Tapu Te Ranga marae could easily have turned deadly
Ella Predergast and Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Boy Scouts forced to run for their lives after fire at Wellington marae
Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Tapu Te Ranga Marae fire: ‘we can rebuild the marae’
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): $30k raised for marae ruined by fire
Thomas Manch and Megan Gattey (Stuff): ‘It’s a tragedy’: Fire engulfs marae in Island Bay, Wellington
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): ‘This is so horrific’ Wellington marae burnt to the ground overnight
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Whānau devastated after marae goes up in flames
Albert Redmore and Grace Cocker (Newshub): Island Bay’s Tapu te Ranga marae labelled a ‘death trap’ by Wellington Council
Giles Dexter (Newshub): ‘Just terrible’: Locals mourn Wellington’s Tapu Te Ranga Marae
Newshub: Wellington’s Tapu Te Ranga Marae burns down
1News: Tapu-te-Ranga spokesperson says whānau are ‘determined to rebuild the marae’
1News: Multi-storey building of Wellington marae collapses overnight due to large fire
RNZ: Spectrum documentary: Twenty-five dollars and a dream (2016)

Foreign affairs and trade
John McCrone (Stuff): Caught between China and the US: The Kiwi place in a newly confrontational world
Wu Xi (Herald): Comment: China’s ambassador to NZ – No one wins a trade war
Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Second plane sent to pick up Foreign Minister Winston Peters in Vanuatu
RNZ: Winston Peters completes second ‘Pacific Reset’ trip of 2019
1News: Winston Peters calls for Air NZ to reassess three-year suspension of flights to Vanuatu
John Minto (Daily Blog): How could the government have let this happen? Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee run by pro-Israeli extremists
RNZ: Girl, 9, heading home after being detained in the US for two weeks

Kim Dotcom
David Fisher (Herald): Will Kim Dotcom reign Supreme – or is he courting the final countdown to a US prison? (paywalled)
David Fisher (Herald): Kim Dotcom on Supreme Court final countdown seven years after Megaupload copyright charges arrest
Kate Newton (RNZ): Dotcom takes extradition fight to Supreme Court
RNZ: The Detail: The Kim Dotcom saga is finally nearing an end

Immigration and refugees
Lincoln Tan (Herald): No high-risk countries: Immigration NZ denies it is tougher for some to get NZ visitor visa
Brittany Keogh (Stuff): Child marriage in NZ: Teenage brides, grooms given visas to live with NZ-based spouses
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Former Palestinian refugee says he’s been forced to live in a van since arriving in New Zealand
Tim Maurice (Spinoff): What it’s like to seek asylum in New Zealand
Sam Hurley (Herald): Malaysian building boss and family face deportation after immigration fraud (paywalled)

Defence, Operation Burnham
Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Operation Burnham minute shows inquiry willing to travel to Afghanistan
Harrison Christian (Stuff): New ship a ‘game changer’ for NZ Navy – Defence Minister
Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): ‘I name this ship, Her Majesty’s New Zealand ship, Manawanui’
1News: Bottle smash and haka welcome new navy ship commissioned by Jacinda Ardern
Herald: Baby Neve a babe in arms at Naval ceremony
Monty Soutar (E-Tangata): Māori in the First World War (extract)
1News: Māori Pioneer Battalion descendants march through Gisborne to honour veterans
Ruth Smith (Māori TV): 100-strong battalion remembers Māori WWI soldiers
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s snub of D-Day events is insulting

Banking sector
Peter Lyons (ODT): Banking: something not quite right
Liam Dann (Herald): Don’t let Aussie shareholders hijack our banking debate (paywalled)
Liam Dann (Herald): The interview: Adrian Orr’s battle with Aussie banks (paywalled)
Michael Reddell: An embattled Orr
Michael Reddell: Twenty questions
John Anthony (Stuff): The disappearing act of Mandy Rutherford: BNZ’s chief financial officer that never was
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Why did Federated Farmers press release quote NZBA CEO warning against RBNZ bank capital proposals?

Primary industries
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Cattle crisis complacency goes under the radar? (paywalled)
Jamie Morton (Herald): Meaty issue: NZ’s place in a cow-disrupted future (paywalled)
Mike Watson (Taranaki Daily News): Taranaki regional councillor’s dairy farm breached effluent discharge consent conditions
Angie Skerrett (Newshub): NZ shearing company forced to look overseas for workers
Jamie Gray (Herald): Strong NZ milk price outlook tempered by tight credit, environmental concerns (paywalled)

Colin Craig
John Weekes (Stuff): Analyse That: Judge dissects ‘self-absorbed’ Colin Craig after tortuous trial
Sam Hurley (Herald): High Court judge says Colin Craig ‘self-absorbed, hypocritical’, clung to idea of ‘special relationship’ with Rachel MacGregof

Social media
Alison Mau (Stuff): Workplace social media policies show your boss has higher standards for you than themselves
David Court (Stuff): YouTube finally gets tough on ‘hate content’

David Seymour (Herald): I’m not racist, that’s ‘absolutely absurd’ (paywalled)
John Armstrong (1News): The biggest problem facing Brian Tamaki’s party is the Destiny Church leader himself
Darryl Evans (Stuff): Minimum wage ‘not enough to sustain a family in Auckland’
Miriam Harris and Dan Satherley (Newshub): Beneficiaries to be taught how to get the most out of Work and Income
Alison Mau (Stuff): Lawyers are working for ‘less than minimum wage’, new union claims
Josie Pagani (Stuff): Why losing $5 scares us and the politics of risk
Ellen O’Dwyer (Stuff):‘Significant’ adoption ruling sees first New Zealand divorced couple allowed to adopt
Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): Inside Internal Affairs’ Ray Avery inquiry
Paul Mitchell (Stuff): Time to look beyond GDP to measure economic well-being, Massey University professor says
Stuff: What economists think we will look like in 2040
RNZ: Māori businesses reach surplus of more than $700m
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): New seismic monitoring system may have saved lives lost in Christchurch earthquake – expert
George Block (ODT): Migrant sex workers too easily victimised
Anne Gibson (Herald): Chinese-owned developers plan $11 billion of NZ building projects in next eight years (paywalled)
Lucy Kelly (Spinoff): Failure to progress: The abortion clinic story, two years on
Rob Stock (Stuff): Charity encourages the ‘one per cent’ to donate their NZ Super
Katie Doyle (RNZ): Tāmaki youth tackle drug and alcohol abuse in local community
Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): The wonderful world of Moana Maniapoto
Yvonne van Dongen (Stuff): Examining Shirley Smith, the feminist lawyer married to Soviet spy Bill Sutch
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Judith Collins reveals dream career – and it’s not politician
RNZ: Tourism sector should pay for accommodation survey – officials
Brittany Keogh (Stuff): Youth put more thought into choosing what movie to watch than their KiwiSaver fund