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Today’s content by Dr Bryce Edwards.

John McCaffery (Herald): Finding a solution to the tragedy of Ihumātao (paywalled)
RNZ: The Detail: Ihumātao explained
Anna Bracewell-Worrall and Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tried to prevent media asking about Ihumātao
Rob Stock (stuff): The real reason Fletchers is building at Ihumātao
Morgan Godfery (Metro): Ihumātao is Jacinda Ardern’s foreshore and seabed moment. And she’s failing
Chris Trotter: Ihumatao Watched By Unfriendly Eyes
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Ihumātao: Winston Peters says mana whenua views will be taken seriously
1News: Simon Bridges says ‘laws need to be observed’ by Ihumātao protestors
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Simon Bridges wants the Police to drag protesters out of Ihumātao – this is why he can never be Prime Minister
ODT Editorial: The Ihumatao cause celebre
Tiana Mihaere (Critic): Why We Must All Protect Ihumātao
RNZ: Ihumātao protest: ‘We are still here’
Māori TV: Police presence scaled back at Ihumātao
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): PM invited to Ihumātao – Police, Fletchers invited to leave
Chelsea Daniels and Michael Neilson (Newstalk ZB/Herald): Jacinda Ardern invited to Ihumātao, Fletcher Building and police asked to leave
Katie Bradford (1News): Ihumātao protestors say they won’t budge until they meet with Government, Fletcher Building
RNZ: Ihumātao: Senior iwi member Rankin to complain over PM Jacinda Ardern ‘interference’
1News: Bolstered by Ihumātao, Māori Party looks towards 2020 comeback
Mark Quinlivan and Erin Speedy (Newshub): Ihumātao protest: Social media campaign taking over proper discussions – iwi leader
Māori TV: Waikato-Tainui leaders to support mana whenua to address Ihumātao issues
Damian Rowe (Southland Times): Invercargill protesters gather to sign petition for Ihumātao
Tom Furley (RNZ): Police cost for Ihumātao protest ‘tens of thousands’ each day
Herald: ‘We are with Ihumātao and we are here’: Celebs at the protest

State care of children, Oranga Tamariki
Audrey Young (Herald): Winston Peters says Māori need to address violence against women and children
1News: ‘Cultural renaissance in Māoridom’ needed, says Winston Peters ahead of Oranga Tamariki protests
Stuff: Oranga Tamariki ‘our job to fix’, Winston Peters says ahead of Parliament protest
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom):A call for justice on NZ’s ‘taken generation’
Māori TV: Māori Party pres calls for independent commissioner for Māori issues
Newshub: What you need to know about the KiwiSaver Foster Children Amendment Bill

1News Colmar Brunton poll
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): National on top, NZ First drops in the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): 1 NEWS poll shows people ‘clearly thinking beyond Simon Bridges’
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Air NZ’s Christopher Luxon makes appearance as preferred PM in 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll
Richard Harman (Politik): Talking himself down
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Winston Peters fires scalding criticism at poll after disastrous New Zealand First result
Claire Trevett (Herald): Relief for National’s Simon Bridges, none for Winston Peters in new poll (paywalled)
David Farrar: Latest poll
Martyn Bradbury: TVNZ Poll

National Party
Chris Trotter (Interest): What is “National Conservatism”?
1News: Simon Bridges says he’s ‘not going to be on the cover of Vogue’ but brings ‘real leadership’
Brent Edwards (NBR): Bridges claims National has the government on the ropes (paywalled)
No Right Turn: Will National stay the party of climate change denial?
Mike Yardley (Press): National seized the moment the door was left ajar

Peter Ellis and Civi Creche case
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Supreme Court considering urgency for Peter Ellis’ Civic Creche case
Don Brash (Newsroom): Peter Ellis: the Supreme Court needs to hurry
Beck Eleven (North & South: 2015): Why the Peter Ellis Civic Creche Case won’t go away

Blair Jackson (Stuff): Corrections says rosters will address UN prisoner violations
Damian George (Stuff): Prisoners who shared boxing video on Facebook will be punished – Corrections
Luke Appleby (1News): Corrections to charge Auckland Prison inmates who broadcast live sparring video
1News: Corrections investigating after Rimutaka Prison inmates broadcast live sparring video

Operation Burnham
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Operation Burnham Inquiry: NZDF admits Afghan target may have been unarmed
Boris Jancic (Herald): Law allows ‘unavoidable’ civilian deaths, Operation Burnham probe hears
RNZ: Operation Burnham: Third public hearing begins in capital

Cancer care
1News: Simon Bridges defends National’s new cancer policy after Cancer Society criticism
Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Cancer campaign Malcolm Mulholland could trigger political movement
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Husband of cancer patient might enter politics
Herald: Frustrated cancer patient’s husband mulls new political party
David Cormack (Herald): It’s National v National on cancer (paywalled)
1News: Government focused on getting cancer action plan right, David Clark says amid complaints it’s taking too long
Emma Russell (Herald): Cancer disgrace: 49-year-old woman dies after GP misses breast cancer
TVNZ: Sunday: Meet Blair Vining, the dying Southland farmer fighting for better cancer care

Tina Law and Dominic Harris (Press): Wins and losses for Christchurch ratepayers as final quake deal comes to light
RNZ: Major Christchurch projects to be handed to city council

Environment and conservation
Lois Williams (RNZ): Sculptor says ‘art work’ exported to China looks like giant log
1News: More than three-quarters of Kiwis now considering electric cars, a big jump from last year, survey shows
John Anthony (Stuff): Number of Kiwis considering buying EVs spikes, Trade Me figures show
Tom McKinlay (ODT): Our plastics addiction
Jamie Morton (Herald): $11.5m mega-project to shed light on NZ’s changing oceans (paywalled)
Simon Collins (Herald): 1080 challenge: $40k bill for Friends of Sherwood Trust after Environment Court battle against Auckland Council, DoC
Jono Edwards (ODT): Hearings over drilling plans
Jono Edwards (ODT): Below-par water issue for region
Piers Fuller (Stuff): Water contamination costs South Wairarapa District Council $300,000
Herald: Countdown’s BYO container trial goes nationwide
Tim O’Connell (Nelson Mail): Port Nelson joins Climate Leaders Coalition in tide shift towards low-emission economy

University of Auckland: Q+A: Boom or bust: What is the state of housing in New Zealand?
Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Conditions at social housing place risk tenants’ health – expert
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Steep decline in property sales to foreign buyers
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Tenants struggle as demand for rental properties soars
Paul Gorman (Manawatū Standard): Manawatu Tenants’ Union pleas for rent control as region’s rents continue to climb
Rikiahana Smallman (Stuff): Stock is not keeping up with demand as Waikato and Hamilton rents increase
Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Call to use Wellington City council-owned golf course to ease housing crisis

Laura Walters (Newsroom): AUT scraps Tiananmen Square event
Julie Iles (Stuff): Whitireia documents show enrolments close for 67 courses
Simon Collins (Herald): Parents, children asked to wear green to support school principals

Foreign affairs and trade
1News: Tokelau lays on grand welcome for Jacinda Ardern
RNZ: Peters announces two more years support for Tonga’s police
1News: Government announces more police support for Tonga to fight transnational crime
RNZ: NZ joins Samoa campaign to save manumea national bird
RNZ: PNG leader urges Australia and NZ responsibility on climate
Point of Order: Ardern and Peters at odds on China’s expansion into the Pacific
RNZ: To tax or not to tax: imported steel back before the courts

Public Finance Act
Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Robertson eyes big Public Finance Act reform
MIchael Reddell: Overselling past reforms

Christchurch mosque attack, violence against Muslims
Emma Hatton (RNZ): Emails reveal Islamic Women’s Council’s battle for government attention
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Human Rights Commissioner calls for better inclusion of muslims in Mosque attack inquiry

Drug law reform, cannabis referendum
Derek Cheng (Herald): Drug law reform: What the Government has kept quiet (paywalled)
RNZ: Parliamentary Bill enables cannabis referendum process

Emma Russell (Herald):‘Happy Meal’ healthcare: 200 drive-through mobile medical clinics by 2020
Bruce Munro (ODT): A cure for what ails
RNZ: Fifty more measles cases confirmed in Auckland
RNZ: Why Countdown will stop selling energy drinks to children
Cira Olivier (Rotorua Daily Post): Rotorua schools: Countdown’s energy drink age restriction a step in the right direction (paywalled)
RNZ: Radius Care home operator to apologise over man’s falls
Ruby Macandrew (Stuff): Overtime the norm for Kiwi psychologists with staff vacancies prompting strike action

Local government
No Right Turn: Something is rotten on the West Coast
Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Appointed Environment Canterbury councillor Tom Lambie standing down
Damian George (Stuff): Fourth regional councillor drops out of Wellington’s local government election race
Cherie Sivignon (Nelson Mail): Tasman District Council proposes sinking lid on pokie machine numbers
RNZ: New Plymouth council roofing project blows budget
RNZ: Hawke’s Bay’s Sikh community to challenge council’s farmland decision

Primary industries
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Government talks to Fonterra about speeding up replacement of coal boilers
Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): What’s the cost to dairy of going green? (paywalled)
Sally Rae (ODT): Focus on a high-value future
Jacqueline Rowarth (Herald): If veganism is the answer, what was the question?
Maja Burry (RNZ): Untreatable pig disease puts pressure on pork industry
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Why you need to watch out for African swine fever
Maja Burry (RNZ): MPI approves 5400 dairy breeding stock export to China

Ben Strang (RNZ): Poor gun storage ‘incredibly concerning’ – police
Heather Roy: Gun Register Will Fail at First Shot

Pike River
Tim Brown (RNZ): Checkpoint: Work begins to break through first barrier in Pike River Mine
Joanne Carroll (Stuff): No major delays expected as Pike re-entry closes in on ‘big milestone’
Mark Quinlivan and Mel Logan (Newshub): Pike River: Preparations on track to enter further into drift

Immigration, refugees
Richard Davison (ODT): Family hit by ‘heartless’ deportation
Sophie Trigger (Stuff): Marlborough organisations prepare for first refugee intake

Jacinda Ardern to appear in Vogue
Herald: Harry and Meghan share sneak peek of Vogue edition with Jacinda Ardern
Lana Andelane (Newshub):Jacinda Ardern urges us to ‘come back to humanity’ in promo video for Vogue magazine
1News: Jacinda Ardern offers solution to ‘polarised world’ in promo video for Vogue’s Forces for Change issue
1News: National’s Judith Collins praises Jacinda Ardern’s upcoming Vogue cover
RNZ: Jacinda Ardern picked by Meghan Markle for Vogue special edition
1News: Jacinda Ardern features in special British Vogue issue guest edited by Duchess Meghan
Herald: Jacinda Ardern features on Meghan Markle’s British Vogue cover

RNZ: Shipley, other Mainzeal directors lose appeal over $36m liability
Anne Gibson (Herald): Mainzeal case: $36m penalty stands against Jenny Shipley, other directors

Herald: Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki compares abortion to the Holocaust
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Brian Tamaki declares abortion a ‘savage pagan practise’

Alex Braae (Spinoff): Don’t eat the rich. Just set hard limits on their greed
Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Why ‘gold plating’ our banking system is a good thing
Sam Hurley (Herald): Three big telcos admit billing customers after contracts end (paywalled)
Liam Hehir (Stuff): Voting for children, not by children
Gordon Campbell: On some of the barriers facing female politicians
Christine Rose: Hope with Hone
Katie Kenny (Stuff): The fine line between Facebook fun and undermining democracy
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Government model points to 1000 more wind turbines by 2050
Peter Lyons (ODT): Rising sharemarket inflating like bubble
Nevil Gibson (NBR): Debates need open minds (paywalled)
Erik Olssen (ODT): Simplicity compounds ignorance
Simon Kemp (Stuff): Individual giving means a range of values are represented
Felix Desmarais (Stuff): Political thriller ‘Burn Her’ has spooky parallels with real-life politics