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Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage.

New Zealand Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand.

Tuesday’s content

Foreign affairs and trade
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): US trip another test for Foreign Minister Winston Peters’ diplomacy
RNZ: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemns Donald Trump’s attack on US congresswomen
Jason Walls (Herald): Foreign Minister Winston Peters will again travel to the US and is aiming to secure a trade deal
BusinessDesk: Winston Peters to meet top US administration hawks in Washington
Point of Order: Peters in the US: he can’t offer NZ ships (if asked) but maybe an Orion could be sent to the Gulf
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern set to meet Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Melbourne
Jason Walls (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to travel to Melbourne to meet with Scott Morrison
RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern to meet with Australia PM Scott Morrison
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): NZ Defence Force plane breaks down ahead of Jacinda Ardern’s Melbourne trip
Boris Jancic (Herald): Stern words as New Zealand joins rebuke of China over Uighurs Muslims
RNZ: Indonesia making progress on West Papua with press junket – Peters
Mackenzie Smith (RNZ): Indonesia’s ‘Pacific Elevation’: Step up or power play?
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): New Zealand aid – where are we going wrong?

Environment and conservation
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won’t compare climate change to World War II
1News: James Shaw ‘frustrated and making progress’ on climate change action
Katie Fitzgerald and Ella Prendergast (Newshub): Zero Carbon Bill: Opinions still split as submissions close
Patrick Crewdson (Stuff): We asked about climate change coverage and got 15,000 responses
Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Forests are fastest way to soak up carbon dioxide, but not all trees are equal
Anne Salmond (Newsroom): Billion Trees policy is being rorted
Paul Gorman (Stuff): Native birds becoming confined to higher altitudes by climate and pests
Zane Small (Newshub): Pact Group: The Aussie packaging giant given multimillion-dollar Government grant in New Zealand
1News: Government gives $3m grant for 100 per cent recycled food packaging
Annabel Reid (Herald): Conservation dept faces threats to burn offices, poison staff, down plane
RNZ: $3m grant for NZ’s first 100% recycled plastic food packaging
RNZ: Parts of Coromandel to become safe sanctuaries for migratory birds
Kelley Tantau (Stuff): Native birds’ flight path protected with World Heritage Site status
Lucy Warhurst (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern welcomes godwit protection plan
RNZ: DOC on high alert after penguins ignored police, returned to sushi shop
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Penguins ignore police, return to sushi shop
Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Penguins cross busy Wellington highway to visit train station
1News: Motorists warned to watch out for blue penguins hiding under Wellington sushi shop
1News: Local iwi promise retribution for vandals who chopped down sacred pou on Ninety Mile Beach
Farah Hancock (Newsroom): A possible, probable crayfish killer
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Youth climate strikers seek trade union support
1News: Fox River clean-up to get boost as more Defence Force vehicles and manpower sent to help
Mia Sutherland (Stuff): Climate change has dashed my dreams of motherhood
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Government’s plan to get us into electric vehicles is driven by blind ideology
Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): This Government’s dangerously out of touch with rural people
Jill Whitmore (Herald): A zealot responds to climate change alarm (paywalled)

Local government
TVNZ: Q+A: Concerns lack of post boxes leaving those in poor communities unable to vote in local elections
Stuff: Mayor Phil Goff defends rates increases and cost blowouts
Todd Niall (Stuff): Phil Goff takes swipe at possible John Banks mayoral bid
RNZ: John Banks toys with another tilt at Auckland mayoralty
Alex Braae (Spinoff): 10 things you might have forgotten from John Banks’s back catalogue
Evan Harding (Southland Times): Recycling agreement arising from mediation would be ‘unlawful’: Lawyer
Bonnie Flaws (Stuff): Napier Port hopes to raise up $234m in an initial public offering of 45 per cent of the company
RNZ: Napier Port seeks to raise $234m in partial float
1News: Napier Port hopes to raise over $200 million on share market to ease congestion
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Tasman district voters to get say on council voting system
Dominion Post: Demolishing Wellington Central Library would mean loss of ‘fine piece of architecture’

Health
Cate Broughton (Stuff): Ministry ignored advice to boost measles immunisation of teens, young adults
Meghan Lawrence (Herald): Ministry apologise for denying carer’s benefit to mother of severely disabled daughter (paywalled)
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Age limit on cancer tests harms Maori
University of Auckland: Cancer – stacking the odds in your favour
Denise Piper (Stuff): Rheumatic fever rates among Northland Māori higher than reported – research
Bay of Plenty Times: Solving the loneliness epidemic – it’s not just older people who feel isolated (paywalled)
1News: Mother’s ACC battle leads to dozens more sharing their story
Libby Wilson (Stuff): Waikato DHB, doctor criticised over baby’s four trips to ED
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Waikato DHB failed to provide 6-month-old baby with adequate care, Health and Disability commissioner rules
RNZ: Baby repeat hospital admissions ‘red flag’ – health and disability commissioner
Dubby Henry (Herald): Baby hits head on cot, spends month in hospital with sepsis after doctors miss symptoms
Cate Broughton (Stuff): Siblings question care of sister who died soon after being found in emaciated state
Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): Northern Southland midwives to receive more support
Cate Broughton (Stuff): Plan to triage premature babies to reduce pressure on Christchurch neonatal unit

Education
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Kelvin Davis breaks from Labour, wants compulsory Te Reo in schools
Aroha Mane (Māori TV): Te Ahu o Te Reo: Govt launches $12mil reo program
Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Educators sign up for pilot scheme to encourage more te reo in classrooms
Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Te reo Māori in classrooms programme begins with 150 teachers
Josephine Franks (Stuff): ‘Teachers are teachers’: Early childhood teachers call for pay parity
Simon Collins (Herald): Slip-ups force three schools to rerun board elections
John Gibb (ODT): Advances sought in deaf education
Laura Walters (Newsroom): High-risk student visa applications cause delays
Tim Miller (ODT): Otago centre of expertise decision known by December
Caroline McCaw (ODT): One-size-fits-all focus will diminish us

Workplace safety
John Anthony (Stuff): Health and safety reform aims to reduce death and injury in high risk work places
Derek Cheng (Herald): Workplace safety rules ‘outdated and full of gaps’, Minister says
RNZ: Worker injury from machinery and falls focus of latest proposals
Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Government seeks submissions on workplace fatalities

Mobil
Grant Bradley (Herald): Mobil slammed by MBIE over petrol station’s employment breaches
Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Mobil fails to address illegal docking of workers’ pay
Vita Molyneux and Lydia Lewis (Newshub): South Auckland Mobil station must pay $20,000 for making employees pay for stolen petrol
RNZ: Mobil must pay over employee wage deduction for drive-offs

Firearms
RNZ: No gun registry means unknown number of guns out there – Stuart Nash
Dan Satherley and Hayley Jacobsen (Newshub): Successful buyback event will inspire others to hand their guns in – Nash
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Taking ‘evil’ guns from good people will make NZ safer – police
Jono Edwards (ODT): ‘Strong support’ seen for buyback scheme

Provincial Growth Fund
Brian Gaynor (Herald): Provincial Growth Fund questions grow faster than trees (paywalled)
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Berry farm gets government help to expand hydroponic operation
Stuff: Local council and government announce they will invest $3.6 million to boost tourism in Canterbury

Infrastructure
1News: Shane Jones rules out using private capital to fund schools, prisons and the public health system
Andrew Bevin (NBR): Time for infrastructure wake-up call (paywalled)

Housing
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): National’s KiwiBuild complaint taken up by Auditor-General’s office
RNZ: The Detail: House prices are down but still out of reach
Ashley Church (Herald): Why the New Zealand housing market isn’t going to crash

Parliament
Liam Hehir (Stuff): Green MP Golriz Ghahraman guilty of clumsiness, not racism
No Right Turn: We should lower the voting age
1News: ‘I’m in a position where I can talk to some friends’ – MP and new dad Tāmati Coffey on updating surrogacy laws

State care of children
1News: ‘By Māori, for Māori’ – Oranga Tamariki hui reveals Māori want to look after their own
RNZ: The Detail: Māori plant flag over uplifted children
Luke Fitzmaurice (Pundit): When it comes to child protection & whānau, are we talking about the same thing?
Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): The children come first: A day at the Oranga Tamariki hui
Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Whānau Ora chair calls for leadership, not another partnership
1News: Protestors unite outside South Auckland branch of Oranga Tamariki

Justice, corrections
Harrison Christian (Stuff): Mosque shooting: Breivik jailers’ NZ visit was ‘highly valuable’
Jo Lines-MacKenzie (Stuff): Nursing behind bars: life as a nurse in one of the country’s biggest prisons

Cricket World Cup
Grant Robertson (Spinoff): Proud, devastated and robbed: Grant Robertson on watching the final at Lord’s
Herald: PM Jacinda Ardern on cricket heartbreak: ‘I feel nothing but pride’
Jo Moir (RNZ): ‘Traumatised’ PM wants heroes’ welcome for NZ cricketers
Zane Small and Cleo Fraser (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern and Phil Goff discussed ‘welcome home’ for Black Caps
Herald: Cricket World Cup: Black Caps’ return – Plan under way for welcome home reception

Waiwera firms, Mikhail Khimich
Cass Mason (Newsroom): The officer pushed out of police
Cass Mason and Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Companies Office questions over Waiwera firms

Overseas Investment Act breach
Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): High Court orders overseas property developer to sell sensitive land in Albany
RNZ: Overseas firm fined $300k over purchase of sensitive land in Albany
Herald: Overseas-owned business to pay over $500k in fines for buying five hectares of Auckland land

Primary industries
RNZ: State-owned farmer voted to sell Westland Milk
Andrew Fox (Herald): Fonterra farmers take back control of director candidate selection

Transport
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington’s bus network: One year on (paywalled)
Damian George and Julie Iles (Stuff): Strathmore commuters still feeling the effects of Wellington bus network botch-up
Todd Niall (Stuff): Plan to reclaim Auckland’s streets from cars on a ‘slow slalom course’

Other
Chris Trotter (Interest): Thinking Big has been replaced by Talking Big
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): No Time For Shifting The Colonial Furniture
Trevor Richards (Spinoff): The birth of a movement that divided NZ – and changed us forever
Deena Coster (Stuff): Appeal against $200m Mt Messenger bypass resource consents gets under way
George Block (ODT): Montecillo staff call for management apology
Phil Pennington (RNZ): MBIE suspends Aust-based building products certifier
Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Quake prone building changes just ‘tinkering on the sides’ – National
Jackie Edmond (Herald): Wiser words needed in abortion debate (paywalled)
Stuff: Stuff appoints new Political Editor to lead Parliamentary team
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Student says others should learn from her $8000 debt mistake
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Well-off oldies urged to donate winter payments to poor youth
Sara Vui-Talitu (RNZ): Voices: Refugees’ plea to NZ
Tracy Neal (RNZ): Five months on, green shoots appear in fire-ravaged Tasman
Jody O’Callaghan (Stuff): That’s A Bit Racist documentary film crew racially abused in South Island city, producer says

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