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Today’s content

Press: History and housing clash at Ihumātao
Shannon Haunui-Thompson and Kymberlee Fernandes (RNZ): Explainer: Why Ihumātao is being occupied by ‘protectors’
RNZ: Ihumātao protest: Wake-up call from police
Dan Satherley and Hayley Jacobsen (Newshub): Ihumātao standoff: Human rights observers sent in
Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Ihumātao protest: Kaumātua and rangatahi split over development
James Fyfe (Newshub): Dame Tariana Turia: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s refusal to intervene at Ihumātao a ‘cop-out’
Simon Wilson (Herald): Beautiful, sad day at Ihumātao stonefields protest in Māngere (paywalled)
Anna Whyte (1News): Government interference in Ihumātao land dispute could undermine local iwi – Ardern
Jason Walls (Herald): ‘Continuation of colonisation’: Labour, Greens at odd over Ihumātao protests
Emma Cropper (Newshub): Passions boil over as Ihumātao protest continues overnight
RNZ: Ihumātao protest: Govt will not intervene, PM says
Morgan Godfery: Police move in, and development begins at Ihumātao
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Ihumātao: We either stand now against the State as they steal more Māori land or we acknowledge we are the collective problem
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Ihumātao protest: Dogs pepper-sprayed as more people arrested
Stuff: Ihumātao eviction: Dogs pepper sprayed, people arrested
RNZ: Ihumātao protest in Wellington blocks street
David Herkt (Stuff): Ihumātao eviction: Planned Auckland development reignites anger of the land wars
Newshub: Ihumātao housing protests: Five arrested, officials criticised as tensions rise
Māori TV: Police confirm further arrests at Ihumātao
1News: Man waving tino rangatiratanga flag arrested at Auckland Ihumātao protest
Herald: Ihumātao development site protest: Occupiers and police standing ground at Auckland site
1News: Protestors block Wellington intersection, march to Parliament over Ihumātao housing development
Leonie Hayden (National Geographic: Sep-Oct 2017): When Worlds Collide
Sally Blundell (LIstener: January 2019): What Ihumātao reveals about NZ’s protection of Māori heritage sites
Geoff Chapple (Listener: June 2016): Ihumātao and the Ōtuataua Stonefields: A very special area

Resource Management Act
Henry Cooke (Stuff): David Parker is taking on the RMA hydra. Can he do it?
Richard Harman (Politik): Can Parker get the votes to reform the RMA
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): NZ’s never-ending wrestle with the Resource Management Act
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Resource Management Act plans – if climate change is the driver, we are dead in the water
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Resource Management Act’s creator Sir Geoffrey Palmer labels it an ‘incoherent mess
Alex Braae (Spinoff): Cheat sheet: Bold plans to remake the much-loathed RMA revealed
Farah Hancock (Newsroom): An RMA split in the name of the environment
Zane Small (Newshub): ‘It’s unacceptable’: David Parker launches Resource Management Act ‘overhaul’
1News: Overhaul of ‘underperforming, disappointing’ Resource Management Act launched
Jason Walls (Herald): Government wants to put a firmer focus on climate change when it shakes up the RMA
Mark Quinlivan and Ella Prendergast (Newshub): Government to announce comprehensive overhaul of Resource Management Act
Brent Edwards (NBR): Coalition announces RMA overhaul (paywalled)
Tema Hemi (Māori TV): Major overhaul of Resource Management Act underway
Angie Skerrett (Newshub): ‘No easy task’: Farmers react to RMA review
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Resource Management Act reform unlikely to be silver bullet for cheaper houses
No Right Turn: More RMA reform

Boris Johnson
Audrey Young (Herald): UK’s Boris Johnson may be a friend of NZ but not necessarily a friend with benefits (paywalled)
Claire Trevett (Herald): Winston Peters and Boris Johnson – buffoons-in-arms (paywalled)
Jane Patterson (RNZ): New Zealand politicians react to new British prime minister Boris Johnson
Derek Cheng (Herald): Jacinda Ardern says incoming UK PM Boris Johnson will be good for NZ
RNZ: Winston Peters cheers incoming British PM Boris Johnson’s ‘respect and affection’ for NZ
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Boris Johnson exchange messages
Anna Whyte (1News): Boris Johnson is ‘buffoon-like, very impressive, right man for the times in Britain’ – Simon Bridges
Derek Cheng (Herald): Simon Bridges says Boris Johnson has ‘buffoon-like quality’
Zane Small (Newshub): Simon Bridges describes new British PM Boris Johnson as having ‘buffoon-like quality’
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Simon Bridges calls Boris Johnson a ‘buffoon’ and backs no-deal Brexit
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Former NZ-UK High Commissioner Sir Lockwood Smith lauds Boris Johnson
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): New PM Boris Johnson thinks NZ will ‘come in’ on controversial weapons deal

Greens attack ad
Bryce Edwards (RNZ): Greens’ sneer politics an unfortunate feature of our times
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Greens’ sense of humour deserts them
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): It’s the Green Party – too woke to joke
David Farrar: Greens attack ad attacking Bridges for his accent
RNZ: Simon Bridges on Greens attack ad: ‘I kinda liked it. Clearly their membership didn’t’
1News: I’m cool with that’ – Simon Bridges responds to Greens ad mocking his accent

Broadcasting, BSA on child welfare
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Meet the minister in charge of a media teetering towards end times
1News: Majority of Kiwis think ‘adults only’ time band on TV should be pushed later, research finds
Emily Brookes (Stuff): Sexual content on TV harmful to kids says Broadcasting Standards Authority
Herald: BSA says ‘pervasive’ sex and nudity on screen impacting kids
Sophie Bateman (Newshub): On-screen nudity: BSA releases findings into impact on children

Nicholas Jones (Herald): Help for Middlemore Hospital needed ‘as soon as possible’, Mayor Phil Goff says (paywalled)
Nicholas Jones (Herald): Middlemore Hospital crisis deepens: X-rays and CT scans delayed because of ‘worst ever’ staff shortages
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Staffing ‘crisis’ at Middlemore Hospital: DHB rejects union’s claims
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Staffing ‘crisis’ at Middlemore Hospital causing delays for patients – union
Karen Brown (RNZ): Auckland DHB chief executive declares deficit for financial year
Jason Walls (Herald): ‘So regular we are used to it’: Rise of violence in hospitals prompts call for harsher penalties (paywalled)
Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): Health Select Committee delays decision on Lumsden Maternity Centre petition
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Response to health petition still awaited
Stephanie Ockhuysen (Taranaki Daily News): Taranaki District Health Board chooses Australian-owned pathology provider over local lab
1News: Medicinal cannabis expert to begin teaching Kiwi GPs how to prescribe it this week
Laura Tupou (Newshub): New Zealand doctors want the power to prescribe medicinal cannabis
Leighton Keitn and Ruby Macandrew (Stuff): Untested Te Kiri Gold ‘cancer cure’ still for sale despite Taranaki doctor involved being struck off
Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Taranaki doctor struck off for pushing untested ‘cancer cure’ liquid Te Kiri Gold
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Former medical officer stands
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Loneliness can kill, Age Concern Nelson Tasman hui hears

Environment, climate change
Jamie Morton (Herald): New poll: Eight in 10 Kiwis now personally worried over climate change
Stuff: Poll: New Zealanders’ climate change fears are growing
Tom McRae (Newshub): Kiwis agree that more needs to be done to combat climate change
Jamie Mackay (Herald): Listen: Winston Peters hits back over Judith Collins’ ETS claims
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): NZ businesses’ carbon scorecard ‘not the greatest’ as invite issued for a tougher pledge
Jonathan Young (Stuff): Green energy and what they call in Parliament ‘The law of unintended consequences’
Katie Todd (RNZ): Fox River rubbish spill clean-up: ‘Government didn’t step in early’

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Government’s public relations teams rapidly expanding
Sophie Beaumont and Jahla Lawrence (Salient): “The movement is diverse, the battlegrounds are different”: Talking feminism with Golriz Ghahraman

Foreign affairs
Patrick Keyzer and Dave Martin (The Conversation): No, Peter Dutton. Most deported Kiwis aren’t paedophiles and you’re hurting our relationship with NZ
RNZ: Pacific foreign ministers meeting in Fiji Friday
1News: Winston Peters condemns seizures of oil tankers in the Gulf as ‘inexcusable violation’

Justice, corrections
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Māori resolute in calls for total justice reform
Herald: Scrapping prisons and Oranga Tamariki part of report released today
RNZ: Report says Māori cannot wait any longer for prison reform
Laura Andelane (Newshub): Crown seeks to appeal decision not to extradite New Zealand resident wanted for murder in China
Stuff: Justice Minister asks for appeal in Chinese extradition case
Stuff: Peter Ellis asks Supreme Court to hear his appeal over Civic Creche convictions

Relationship property laws
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ‘Safer to be single’: Here’s why divorce laws aren’t working
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Tinkering with divorce laws will be a minefield

Local government
Duncan Garner (Newshub): Now or never for ‘political animal’ John Banks to seek Auckland mayorship
Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Auckland mayoral hopeful John Tamihere refusing to back down on Watercare claims
Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Development West Coast staffer resigns then unresigns from job after email spat

David Fisher (Herald): NZDF commander in Afghanistan: Capture or kill Taliban who attacked or we face greater risk
Michael Winikoff, Stephen Cranefield and Alistair Knott (Newsroom): An area in which we can take moral leadership

State care of children
David Fisher (Herald): Big Read: Privacy breach exposes life in children’s homes
RNZ: Archives info error: ‘It’s a breach of my basic human rights’

Laura Walters (Newsroom): Schools stung by teacher pay shock
Katie Fitzgerald and Hayley Jacobsen (Newshub): Kindergarten teachers’ vote on pay settlement ends Thursday
Dave Cull (ODT): Otago Polytechnic – autonomy is strength

Gun law reform
Kate MacNamara (Stuff): Plan to tighten gun laws to cost up to $53m over 10 years, Stuart Nash says 
Gordon Campbell: On the latest phase in the struggle for gun reform
Brent Edwards (NBR): Gun ownership a privilege, not a right, under new law (paywalled)
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): US ‘fake news’ hits NZ gun buyback efforts

1News: Law for prosecuting landlords that rent out unsuitable properties strengthened
Zizi Spark (Herald): Rotorua: New insulation standards sees some property managers, landlords part ways (paywalled)

Transport, roading
1News: Greg Murphy urges Government to focus on driver training in road safety strategy
1News: Waiheke Island to get electric buses from mid-2020
Alex Loo (Manawatū Standard): Native bush in the path of Manawatū Gorge replacement road at risk
Denise Piper (Stuff): Mother questions why SH1 at Oakleigh, south of Whangārei, remains deadly

Employment, Workplace safety
Zane Small (Newshub): More than 30 percent drop out of Government’s ‘Mana in Mahi’ youth job scheme
Brent Edwards (NBR): Businesses face more stringent safety monitoring (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): CTU says fair pay will help transformation agenda (paywalled)

Primary industries, biosecurity
Rodney Hide (NBR): Farmers let down again by compliant leaders (paywalled)
Mark Revington (NBR): Milking it: Have I got a (Westland) deal for you (paywalled)
Brendon McMahon (Greymouth Star): Co-op officer resigns
Nevil GIbson (NBR): Greens can’t have it both ways on GE (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): Coalition proposes insurance to deal with biosecurity risks (paywalled)

Nathan Smith (NBR): Kiwi director breathes new life into Piketty’s ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ (paywalled)
Bryan Bruce (Daily Blog): Capitalism in the 21st Century
James Croot (Stuff): By the Balls doco looks at when a tour divided a nation – and the All Blacks

Sleepyhead factory housing
Herald: Everything you need to know about Sleepyhead’s $1b plan
1News: Sleepyhead moving factory from Auckland to Waikato, plans $1 billion town for staff
Simon Collins (Herald): Sleepy Ōhinewai welcomes Sleepyhead factory and 1100 new homes

Jason Walls (Herald): A bill that takes aim at loan sharks could disproportionately impact NZ’s most vulnerable
RNZ: Checkpoint: Mosque attack survivor Farid Ahmed speaks about meeting Donald Trump
1News: Māori navigators to play pivotal role in commemorations of Captain Cook’s 1769 Poverty Bay landing
Ian Ball (Stuff): Public Finance Act has proved its worth in good times and bad
Alex Braae (Spinoff): NZ’s resurgent New Conservatives: riding the culture wars to the 2020 elect
1News: ‘We can find you’ – Kiwi Uyghur Muslim says he received threats from China’s police state
Anneke Smith (RNZ): Policeman accused of sexual assualt keeps identity secret
Julie Iles (Stuff): Earthquake-prone building owners ‘in limbo’ as they wait for clarity on government funding
Caroline Williams (Stuff): Returned and Services’ Association appoints its first female board chair
1News: Auckland alcohol-licenced premises’ fail ‘basic requirements’ as operation finds 31% sell to minors
Stuff: John Campbell given Samoan title of Toleafoa in recognition of his support for rugby team
Herald: Breakfast’s John Campbell honoured with Samoan title for rugby support