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Today’s content

National Party
Liam Hehir (Spinoff): National’s path to victory in 2020
Henry Cooke and Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Simon Bridges’ very bumpy road to 2020
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): National Party slowly refreshes itself at Christchurch conference, but tension remains
Peter Dunne (Stuff): The next election is not over yet
Richard Harman (Politik): Most of the Nats survive the weekend
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Bridges rebuilds confidence after trying year
Derek Cheng (Herald): Simon Bridges delivers speech to rapturous audience at National Party conference (paywalled)
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): National leader Simon Bridges is not a rock star, but he’s hardly a shambles either
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): The climate change question is National’s future
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): National battered by both sides on climate change
Rod Oram (Newsroom): CEOs need to talk tough to National on climate
Henry Cooke (Stuff): National ventures into vacated Labour territory with cancer announcement
Jane Patterson (RNZ): National’s cancer agency promise a smart political move
RNZ: Simon Bridges on cancer care: Labour talked big and did nothing
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why are National promising $200m for cancer when they were the ones who shut the independent Ministerial Cancer Control advisory committee?
Derek Cheng (Herald): Cancer sufferers applaud National’s cancer-care policy
Newshub: Greens and ACT scoff at National’s cancer agency plans
1News: National would establish a National Cancer Agency – but Government says new anti-cancer measures are already being finalised
Henry Cooke (Stuff): New cancer agency and a $200m cancer drugs fund pledged by National
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Bridges promises cancer agency, $200m for drugs
Dan Satherley and Tova O’Brien (Newshub): National promises $200 million cancer fund
Audrey Young (Herald): National heads into conference in a state of limbo over leader Simon Bridges (paywalled)
Thomas Coughlan and Henry Cooke (Stuff): Simon Bridges’ chance to reunify National Party after a bloody year
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Sir John Key refuses to rule out giving Judith Collins advice for leadership bid
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Sir John Key reminds National it needs potential coalition partners
1News: Sir John Key says Simon Bridges is ‘doing well’ – but won’t talk about Labour
Henry Cooke (Stuff): John Key says opposition can be challenging and ‘unity is critical’
Derek Cheng (Herald): Sir John Key to Simon Bridges at National Party conference: Don’t get disheartened
Thomas Coughan (Stuff): Sir John Key the star attraction at National Party conference
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Simon Bridges on surviving in leadership role: ‘I’m popularly supported’
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Simon Bridges: ‘NZ can’t afford another three years of this government’
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Simon Bridges opens National conference in Christchurch with promise to make ‘you’ bottom line
Derek Cheng (Herald): ‘Our bottom line is you’: Simon Bridges’ pitch to middle NZ at conference
1News: Maiki Sherman’s analysis: National Party conference a very big deal for Simon Bridges
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Newshub Nation: ‘I simply don’t believe it’: Simon Bridges rejects poor polling
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Leaked polling shows National below 40 percent under leadership of Simon Bridges
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Newshub Nation: Simon Bridges ‘would have voted for’ Boris Johnson if he was a Tory
Lee Kenny (Press): Extinction Rebellion protests outside National’s Christchurch conference
Brent Edwards (NBR): Paul Goldsmith confident the UK could manage a no-deal Brexit (paywalled)
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Dowie fails to net her opposite

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Could Ihumātao resurrect the hopes of the Māori Party and National?
John Minto (Daily Blog): “Divide and rule” is the first-choice weapon of government, the second is the police and the third is the army
Ben Thomas (Stuff): Here’s why the Government can’t return Ihumātao to Iwi
Duncan Garner (Newshub): Dangerous for Jacinda Ardern to get involved in private land sale at Ihumātao
Heather McCarron and Dan Satherley (Newshub): ‘Racism’ behind why Govt won’t buy Ihumātao land – Māori Party
1News: Breakfast host accuses Māori Council head of ‘xenophobic dog whistle’ after suggestion Ihumātao is symptom of migration
Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Ihumātao protests: ‘We need to be here to show solidarity’
Steven Cowan: Ihumātao: A Clash With Capital
Vincent O’Malley (Spinoff): Our trail of tears: the story of Ihumātao
Kymberlee Fernandes (RNZ): Ihumātao land battle: a timeline
Dubby Henry (Herald): Battle for Ihumātao: How farmland became a flashpoint
Miriama Aoake (Stuff): The battle for Ihumātao: Tensions between rangatahi and kaumātua
Otago University: Ihumātao situation a ‘complex’ power battle – Otago research
Anne Russell (Scoop): Jacinda Ardern, the 40th Prime Minister for Racism
John Darroch (Re-Imagining Social Work) : Ihumātao
Point of Order: Law and order rules are being rewritten as Ardern bridles at accusations of leadership failure
Lisette Reymer (Newshub): Ihumātao protester numbers surge into thousands, as ministers enter fray
Simon Shepherd and John Michael Swannix (Newshub): Newshub Nation: Peeni Henare warns Government buying Ihumātao land will ‘undermine every Treaty settlement done to date’
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Ihumātao an injustice, but the iwi’s deal should be respected – Willie Jackson
RNZ: Ihumātao: Government ministers welcomed to protest site with powerful powhiri
1News: Government cannot ignore Ihumātao, Greens co-leader tells crowd at protest site
Isaac Davison (Herald): Greens call for ministers to step in as occupation at Ihumātao grows 
Herald: Ihumātao protest: Green Party MPs attend to ‘stand with mana whenua
Hone Harawira: Don’t buy the hype, save your SOUL
Denise Piper (Stuff): Skepticism over Government’s olive branch at Auckland’s Ihumātao protest sit
Michael Neilson (Herald): A day at Ihumātao: Cautious optimism following Government announcement, but Māori land rights the focus
Glen McConnell (Stuff): Construction has halted at Ihumātao, but the protesters won’t be stopping anytime soon
1News: Government steps into Ihumātao land dispute, halts building activity
Newshub: Ihumātao building development suspended until solution reached – Jacinda Ardern
Fiona Connor (Newshub): As it happened: Jacinda Ardern makes announcement on Ihumātao
Danielle Clent (Stuff): No development to take place until solution is found, PM says
Michael Neilson (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern halts building works on Ihumātao development site until solution found 
RNZ: Ihumātao protests: No building while a solution is sought – PM
Māori TV: Govt shouldn’t broker kōrero, “They’re the ones who stole the land.” – Hone Harawira
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Ihumātao: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern slow on intervention – leading Māori figure Matthew Tukaki
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern’s inaction over Ihumātao ‘a lack of leadership’ – Pania Newton
Charles Anderson (Guardian): Ihumātao: Jacinda Ardern accused by Māori of ‘lacking leadership’ in land dispute
Dan Satherley and Heather McCarron (Newshub): Ardern is promoting illegal behaviour at Ihumātao, says ACT
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Socialists and prison abolitionists’: Seymour slams Ihumātao protesters
Fiona Connor (Newshub): Who is Ihumātao protest leader Pania Newton, what is she fighting for and why does it matter?
Tom Furley (RNZ): Battle for Ihumātao: Balance shifts as 300 protesters outnumber 100 police
RNZ: Ihumātao protest: ‘People power – it’s still a thing’
Emma Cropper (Newshub): Watch: What it’s like at the Ihumātao demonstrations
Māori TV: Lawyer Moana Jackson provides legal advice about Ihumātao
Taroi Black (Māori TV): Daughter follows in footsteps of her father Māori activist Mike Smith
Meriana Johnsen (RNZ):Muslims at Ihumātao: ‘They can always rely on us’
Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Kanaka Maoli protecting Mauna Kea send support to Ihumātao
1News: Watch: Police officer performs ‘absolutely stunning’ waiata for Ihumātao protestors
Lana Andelane (Newshub): ‘So beautiful to see the aroha’: Police officer sings with Ihumātao protesters
Herald: ‘Absolutely stunning’: Police officer sings with protesters at Ihumātao
Caroline Williams and Matthew Rosenberg (Stuff): Stan Walker performs at Ihumātao: ‘If my people ain’t winning, I ain’t winning’
Amanda Saxton (Stuff): Stan Walker urges crowds to ‘dream bigger’ at Ihumātao
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): “Jacinda, I hope you hear our cry” – Stan Walker performs at Ihumātao

Attack ads
Steve Braunias (Herald): The secret diary of James Shaw and the Simon Bridges’ ad (paywalled)
Henry Cooke (Stuff): The Government eats its vegetables, gives attack ads a go
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Greens’ water balloon was off-target (paywalled)
ODT Editorial: Greens’ catastrophe
Bill Ralston (Listener): NZ would do best to avoid American political nastiness
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Attack ad shows Greens are taking Simon Bridges ‘seriously’ – Judith Collins

Week in politics, Parliament
Peter Wilson (Herald): Week in politics: Contentious legislation and protests
Claire Trevett (Herald): Beehive Diaries: Simon Bridges’ double-down on Bojo, a Canberra cable and Shane Jones’ party (paywalled)
NBR: The week in politics: Is Simon Bridges safe? (paywalled)
Phil Smith (RNZ): Simon Bridges asks questions on endless repeat. Why?

Bowel cancer: Southern DHB failures, nitrates in drinking water
Juliet Speedy (Newshub): Scathing report blasts Southern DHB: Highest rate of bowel cancer, lowest rate of colonoscopy procedures
Ruth Hill (RNZ): Report on bowel cancer diagnosis delays finds Southland ‘inter-service warfare’
Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Audit finds major colonoscopy service failures in Otago, Southland
Elspeth McLean (ODT): Response on cancer criticised
Patrick Gower (Newshub): Southland man denied a colonoscopy now dying of bowel cancer
Patrick Gower (Newshub): Southern District Health Board refuses colonoscopy test to a woman with bowel cancer symptoms
RNZ: Health expert renews call for study on nitrates in drinking water

Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Ian Powell calls David Clark’s leadership weak, without strategy or vision in damning speech
Cate Broughton (Stuff): Outgoing health union boss slams Health Minister David Clark
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Doctors at war over euthanasia claims
Tony Wall (Stuff): Over-the-counter codeine sales are booming and a proposed ban has been delayed
Hannah Martin (Stuff): One in five New Zealanders avoid seeing a doctor due to cost – survey
Nicholas Jones (Herald): Institutional racism to blame for poor Māori, Pacific health, Auckland DHB says (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: ‘institutional racism’ of health system hard pill to take (paywalled)
RNZ: DHB introduces training to combat racism
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Middlemore Hospital staff ‘shortage’: DHB rubbishes claims Defence Force may be needed to assist
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Middlemore Hospital so understaffed it might need help from Defence Force – union
Herald: Hospital crisis in Auckland: Ambulances diverted after 16 nurses call in sick
Suzette Howe (Newshub): Eye specialists concerned by kids’ excessive screen use
Karen Brown (RNZ): Review recommends significant increase of midwives at Hutt DHB
Stephanie Ockhuysen (Stuff): End of financial year sees Taranaki District Health Board more than $23 million in the red
1News: Hazardous rise in drinking seen among Kiwi baby boomers, research finds
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Boomer boozing a cause for concern, warns academic
Denise Piper (Stuff): Whangārei sickness beneficiary can’t afford dental care to stop teeth falling out
1News: Countdown’s restriction on selling energy drinks to under 16s ‘disappointing’, Beverage Council says
Herald: Countdown supermarket introduces age requirement for buying energy drinks
Sharnae Hope (Stuff): Vaping and smoking to be banned in Matamata-Piako district 
Heather McCarron and Dan Satherley (Newshub): Council ‘demonising’ vaping despite benefits, manufacturer claims
Karen Brown (RNZ): Can New Zealand’s mental health crisis be cured?
Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Māori suicide rate calls for new strategy
Katie Fitzgerald and Lauren Paddy (Newshub): Waikato DHB withdraws call for second inquiry into Nicky Stevens’ death, apologises to family
Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Waikato DHB finally takes responsibility for Nicky Stevens’ death after four years – mother
Stuff: Waikato DHB withdraws complaint over Nicky Stevens ‘avoidable’ death finding, whānau says
1News: Mike King’s Gumboot Friday fundraiser gives more than 1,000 youth free counselling

Climate change, environment and conservation
No Right Turn: New Zealand’s dirtiest emitters
Dominion Post Editorial: Agriculture needs to grab emissions target and its opportunities
Muriel Newman (NZCPR): A Sacrificial Lamb
1News: Hawke’s Bay community for the intellectually disabled to move inland over climate change threat
Catherine Groenestein (Stuff): The unexpected and unavoidable consequences of living with climate change
Tracy Neal (RNZ): Tasman mayor rejects ‘symbolic’ climate declaration
Laura Smith (ODT): Unsure over climate change responsibilities
Mark Quinlivan and Lydia Lewis (Newshub): Climate emergency: Whangarei District Council latest to declare
1News: Father of five clocks up 74 days of climate change protest outside Parliament
David Herket (Stuff): Melt: A Kiwi climate-change novel of big ideas and an all too-plausible future
Sam Kilmister (Stuff): Defence Force spends almost $200,000 on water tanks and bottled water for contaminated Ōhakea properties
RNZ: Regional council boss defends role in GE regulations vote
Jamie Morton (Herald): Fox River ‘horrorscape’ clean-up huge task for DOC, NZ Defence Force, volunteers (paywalled)
1News: DOC warning operators carrying out illegal tours
1News: Wellington cracks down on illegal mountain bike trails in bid to save rare snail
ODT Editorial: Great progress on great walks
Samantha Gee (Stuff): Inreasing access fees makes Abel Tasman more expensive for visitors
Joseph Dougherty (ODT): Tourism: value not volume is the way
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Calls grow for early review of Tasman dog control bylaw
Herald: What mysterious extinction means for NZ’s native fish

Primary industries, Billion Trees programme
RNZ: The Detail: Planting a billion trees by 2028
David Williams (Newsroom): Canterbury farmer fined for killing native shrub
Andrew McRae (RNZ): Campaign launched to highlight issues around winter cropping
1News: Farm managers to pay $24k after stream had faecal levels 640 times higher than recommended
Stuff: Ōpōtiki dairy farm’s jammed irrigator pollutes waterway
Suzette Howe (Newshub): Industry shake-up puts South Island butchers on the chopping block

Local government
Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Councils urged to find ‘West Coast way’ of withholding information from the public
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Auckland Council’s $1.9m legal battles with itself
Evan Harding (Stuff): Shadbolt initially told he was ‘entitled to indemnity’ for defamation costs
Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): A climate of change: Calls for diversity at the council table in 2019
Todd Niall (Stuff): We’re quick to point out Auckland’s problems, but when does it help?
John Roughan (Herald): How we can make this city shine (paywalled)
Dan Satherley (Newshub): John Banks out of Auckland mayoralty race
Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Former Auckland City Mayor John Banks decides against fresh campaign
Herald: Why John Banks is out of Auckland’s mayoral race
RNZ: John Banks out of race to be Auckland mayor
1News: Auckland mayor announces plan to expedite removal of car parks from popular city centre street
Spinoff: Councillor Penny Hulse: We’ve failed to represent the diversity of Auckland
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council spends $1.2m defending new hotel rates
Sam Hurley and Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Auckland Council bribery case: Former employee named over allegations of cheque for tech contract 
Edward Gay (Stuff): Named: Former Auckland Council official accused of taking bribe
Dileepa Foneska (Stuff): Mayor Justin Lester runs against his ex-campaign volunteer Conor Hill and former puppet theatre operator Norman Hausbert
Matthew Tso (Stuff): Battle of the generations in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt mayoral races
Kate Green (Stuff): Young candidates step up for Wellington council roles
Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Porirua’s mayoral candidates taking on Mike Tana seize on STV strategy in local elections
Piers Fuller (Stuff): Mayoralties to be challenged in all three Wairarapa districts
Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Hamilton mayoral sign prompts sharp words
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Hawke’s Bay mayoral contests include candidate who isn’t sure he wants the job
Chris Morris (ODT): Numbers in Dunedin mayoralty race growing
Kelly Makiha (Herald): Local body elections: Social media trolls putting off potential politicians (paywalled)
Nicola Martin (Stuff): Surviving local government reality

Capitalism, NZ’s super-rich
Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Capitalism under scrutiny in a new NZ documentary (paywalled)
Luke Kirkness (Herald): NZ’s super-rich and the tax man: 350 people. Each worth $50m plus. And a fight over $85.8m (paywalled)
Maria Slade (Spinoff): The crisis in capitalism: NZ CEOs respond to the worldwide loss of faith
Duncan Bridgeman (Herald): Eric Watson text messages feature in FBI insider trading probe

Peter Ellis and Civic Creche case
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Time to revisit the lessons of the Civic Creche case
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Former Civic Creche worker Peter Ellis’ last bid before the cancer takes him
Thomas Mead (1News): Peter Ellis diagnosed with terminal cancer as he seeks last appeal

Mark Quinlivan and Delphine Herbert (Newshub): New Zealand venues found wanting when it comes to wheelchair access – Disabled Persons Assembly
Cleo Fraser (Newshub): ‘Gutting’: Te Papa apologises after guest speaker unable to access stage in wheelchair
Stuff: Wellington’s Te Papa museum apologises for lack of wheelchair access

Foreign Affairs 
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacina Ardern says New Zealand’s aid to Samoa shouldn’t be compared to China’s big spending
RNZ: Jacinda Ardern in Samoa and soon to visit Tokelau
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sets out on Tokelau voyage
Jason Walls (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sets off tomorrow to spend a few days in Tokelau
Stuff: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern travels to Tokelau
Bonnie Flaws (Stuff): What does Boris Johnson’s hard Brexit plan mean for NZ?
Mike Wesley-Smith (Newshub): Kiwi Uyghur man claims harassment and threats by Chinese embassy

RNZ: Call for overhaul of childhood service regulations
Boris Jancic (Herald): Principals fear Government learning support plan lacks long-term funding
1News: More funding, new action plan for students with disabilities, learning difficulties
Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Fears early childhood teacher shortage will worsen as kindy teachers accept pay rises
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Kindergarten teachers approve new collective agreement
Josephine Franks (Stuff): Kindergarten teachers vote to accept collective agreement, giving them pay parity
Herald: Kindergarten teachers agree to $75 million collective pay parity deal
Dylan Cleaver (Herald): Ministry of Education rebukes top Auckland school over staff housing rugby players
RNZ: Govt promises 16 new classrooms for Canterbury
Lee Kenny (Stuff): New $32m Student Association hub set to open at University of Canterbury

Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Revealed: TVNZ’s plan to become a not-for-profit while it turns to face Netflix
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Running the numbers on public service PR
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Climate scepticism boosted by broadcasters
Stuff: Stuff joins over 60 global news outlets taking strong stance on climate change coverage

Public Finance Act
Audrey Young (Herald): Finance Minister Grant Robertson urges changes in public finance system
Richard Harman (Politik): How crises changed the Government

Provincial Growth Fund
Piers Fuller (Stuff): Provincial Growth Fund winners and losers: Where is the funding going?
Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Locals getting jobs through PGF not tracked by officials

Ngāti Rangi settlement, Māori land
RNZ: Passing of Ngāti Rangi Treaty settlement marks new era for iwi
Laurel Stowell (Herald): Settlement bill for Ruapehu iwi Ngāti Rangi passed (Paywalled)
Mike Dinsdale (Herald): Far North District Council to pay $80,000 to Māori trust for using land for dam (Paywalled)

Rebecca Howard (Herald): Only 75 Auckland homes sold to overseas buyers in past 3 months; Chinese activity collapses
RNZ: Foreign house buyers drop from 1116 to 183 in a year
Greg Ninness (Interest): More overseas people are cashing up and selling their New Zealand properties than are buying them
The Listener: Auckland’s house prices are finally falling. Whoopee?
Ellen O’Dwyer (Stuff): No takers yet for KiwiBuild Homes in Te Kauwhata
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): First home buyers should be able to withdraw their KiwiSaver funds to buy investment properties
Tina Law (Press): Social housing residents at wits’ end with cold, draughty, uninsulated units

Cannabis, drug laws
Derek Cheng (Herald): Big Read: Is the Government’s ‘health’ approach to drugs delivering the goods? (paywalled)
Bob McCroskie (Family First): Not Fear, It’s Due Diligence on Today’s Cannabis – A Response to SpinOff
Alison Mau (Stuff): For those in pain, medical cannabis pricing and access must be urgently addressed
Brian Gaynor (Herald): Future looking dope for global cannabis sector (paywalled)

State care of children, Oranga Tamariki
Damien Grant (Stuff): Snatching children from their family is an act of savagery that can never be undone
Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Māori should lead state care change
Evan Harding (Stuff): Oranga Tamariki staffer being investigated following assault claims

Damian George (Stuff): Rapid bus system would be faster than light rail or trackless trams in Wellington – report
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington’s trackless tram vs light rail debate turned up a notch
Laura James (1News): New initiative launched to stop young people driving without a licence

John Armstrong (1News): Little’s recruitment of Amy Adams to rewrite abortion laws is smart politics
1News:NZ’s abortion law in its current form is ‘really quite ridiculous’, Dame Margaret Sparrow argues
Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): Abortion law reform: Vote safe, legal termination (paywalled)

Gun buyback scheme
George Block (ODT): Hundreds of guns netted in buy-backs
Joanne Holden (Stuff): South Canterbury’s first gun collection event ‘successful’

Dominic Harris (Stuff): Final reckoning for Chch with global settlement plans to be revealed
RNZ: Final Christchurch rebuild costs to be divvied up today
Peter Dunne: Will the Government’s RMA review end up being all too difficult?
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Department of Internal Affairs considers credit card ban for online gambling (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Ministry model suggests $12b investment coming in greener power
The Standard: Jacindamania
Jon Stokes (Stuff): Shining a light on Māori deprivation is easy – fixing it is the problem
Jono Bell (Newshub): Opinion: Living in poverty like living in a war zone
Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Take my KiwiSaver and can’t we call it quits?
1News: Cash Converters front up to politicians to defend lending practices as bill comes under review
Sophie Bateman (Spinoff): How to stop someone becoming radicalised online
Alanah Eriksen (Herald): ‘My All Black father had dementia – now I have it too’ (paywalled)
Stuff: Spy watchdog Cheryl Gwyn appointed a High Court judge
Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Rauru Kirikiri: Diplomacy and Māori convictions
Collette Devlin (Stuff): New NZDF training focuses on stamping out harmful sexual behaviour
Charlie Gates (Stuff): Ashburton Muslims endured racist attacks, but feel more welcome after March 15
Marc Wilson (LIstener): Why the struggle for gay rights is far from over
David Herkt (Stuff): A communist in the family – searching for Comrade Rewi Alley
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Indian artist paints tiny Jacinda Ardern portrait on almond for her birthday