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New Zealand Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand.

Today’s content by Dr Bryce Edwards.

1News: Highly anticipated KiwiBuild reset will include progressive home ownership plan for renters
Tova O’Brien(Newshub): Greens may have given away clue about KiwiBuild reset
Duncan Garner (Newshub): Finally a decent plan for KiwiBuild
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): The rebuilding of KiwiBuild
Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Wellington no longer the best place for a good life
Erin Gourley (Critic): Boarding Houses and Illegal Contracts: How a Dunedin Landlord Got Her Tenants to Pay Extra Rent
Charlie O’Mannin (Spinoff): Dunedin’s landlords are shit and something needs to change
Michael Neilson (Herald): ‘B****-whining bullsh** story’: Otago student mag Critic publishes offensive emails

Jamie Morton and Natalie Akoorie (Herald): ‘Welcome back to the dark ages’: Our measles disaster explained (paywalled)
Cathy Stephenson (Stuff): Why we need to talk about measles and take action – now
Herald: Measles outbreak: Auckland midwifery centre to host anti-vaxxer
Melanie Earley and Danielle Clent (Stuff): Authorities criticise ‘misinformed’ anti-vaxxers as number of measles cases pass 800
Amy Williams (RNZ): Auckland measles outbreak not yet at peak as 800 cases confirmed
Boris Jancic (Herald): Measles infections near 1000, may keep growing for two weeks
Sophie Bateman (Newshub):Auckland measles outbreak rises to 804 confirmed cases
1News: Auckland measles cases reach 804, as number grows at ‘constant rate’
Lucy Warhurst (Newshub): Anti-vaccination messages continue to spread amid New Zealand measles outbreak
Anna Whyte (1News): Government considering whether to enlist pharmacists to give measles vaccines – PM
Herald: Calls to allow pharmacists give measles vaccines during outbreak
Carmen Hall (Herald): Measles fallout: School may ban unvaccinated students from Aims Games (paywalled)
1News: Nurses heading to Manurewa High School to give vaccinations in midst of measles outbreak
Karen Brown (RNZ): Unvaccinated college students not asked to stay home – health authorities
1News: Concerns students who attended Auckland school ball on Saturday may have been exposed to measles
Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Joseph Parker pleads for south Aucklanders to vaccinate kids against measles
Katie Fitzgerald and Perry Wilton (Newshub): Waikato University on measles watch after visit from infected student

Southland Times Editorial: Cancer agency a vessel for progress
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Cancer sufferers to benefit from Pharmac funding boost – Jacinda Ardern
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Government cancer plan ‘not sufficient’, warn advocates
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Mixed reaction to Government’s cancer care plan from advocates
Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Calls for equal Māori representation in new cancer agency
Kiri Gillespie (Bay of Plenty Times): ‘Bittersweet’ victory for Bay of Plenty cancer patients fighting for funding (paywalled)
David Downs (Herald): Government’s cancer action plan is good, bad and ugly (paywalled)
ODT Editorial: Turning the cancer plan into action
TVNZ: Marae: Calls for better equity in bowel screening programme for Māori
Elspeth McLean (ODT): More resources needed for colonoscopy services throughout the country

Local government – Auckland
Todd Niall (Stuff): Who won the Stuff Auckland mayoral debate?
Adam Dudding (Stuff):Stuff mayoral debate – the cyborg, the shock-jock, the novice and the sparrow
Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Stuff Auckland mayoral debate: Challenger John Tamihere rips into incumbent Phil Goff’s inequality plans
Danielle Clent (Stuff): Human Rights Commission throws out complaint lodged by John Tamihere
Stuff: Stuff Auckland mayoral debate recap: Polished Goff smothers opposition with stats, calls out ‘Trumpism’
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Mayoral candidates Phil Goff and John Tamihere clash over Human Rights case
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Auckland mayoral candidates debate equality, transport, climate change
Stuff: Vote Friday: Stuff, Spark, NZ Police workers to get time off to cast election votes
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Panuku boss claims ‘no memory’ of invite for helicopter flight to superyacht
Stephen Forbes (Interest): Auckland Council’s Panuku hires PwC to probe its gifts and hospitality policies
Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Auckland Council taken to court over far-right speaking event ban
Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux event cancelled on security grounds despite ‘absence of relevant information’
Bernard Orsman (Newshub): Goff and Tamihere disagree over when Auckland should get a new harbour crossing
Mandy Te (Stuff): The Opportunities Party snags 0800 JACINDA from Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere has ‘0800 Jacinda’ hotline poached by The Opportunities Party

Local government – Waikato
Nikki Preston (Herald): Health minister David Clark rejects Waikato councils’ election cost plea
Aaron Leaman (Stuff): The Hamilton Soapbox: Hamilton’s mayoral candidates step up

Local government – Wellington
Damian George (Dominion Post): Wellington Mayor Justin Lester promises bus network fix, progress on tunnels
Dave Armstrong (Dominion Post): Democracy is the best route to fixing Wellington’s bus troubles
Tom Hunt and Nicholas Boyack (Dominion Post): Plans that ‘weren’t plans’ for Wainuiomata cost Hutt ratepayers $23,000
Salient: Progress: Tamatha Paul is Running for Council

Local government – Dunedin
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Dunedin City Council workers to earn living wage
Jono Edwards (ODT): DCC becomes a living wage employer
RNZ: Dunedin City Council becomes accredited living wage employer
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Dunedin City Council to pay living wage

1News: Q+A: ‘We don’t promote to youth’ says Philip Morris NZ official as high schools report students are vaping
1 News: Q+A: Vaping flavours, colours and marketing in Government’s firing line
Luke Kirkness (Herald): ‘Can I see your ID please?’: Countdown refuses to sell energy drinks to under-16s
1News: Countdown’s under-16 energy drink ban comes into force as researcher calls for all outlets to follow
Lana Andelane (Newshub): New age restriction on energy drinks begins in Countdown supermarkets
Phil Pennington (RNZ): South Auckland hospital building assessed as quake prone
Libby Wilson (Stuff): Waikato DHB hatches plan to avoid need for 440 more hospital beds by 2030
1News: Expert weighs in on fluoride advert claiming fluoride will make Kiwi kids dumber
David Loughrey (ODT: Anti-fluoride billboard removed
Stuff: More staff and time needed to build mental health services: PM Jacinda Ardern

Jason Walls (Herald): Government releases plans for green hydrogen to curb greenhouse gas emissions
1News: Government lays out its vision for hydrogen’s place in New Zealand’s future
Zane Small (Newshub): Hydrogen: The ‘odourless, tasteless’ element that could save us from fossil fuel reliance
Mike Watson (Stuff): Taranaki energy company supportive of Govt’s future hydrogen vision
Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Decision to block West Coast hydro scheme absolute madness, says Ngāti Waewae
Laura Mills (Greymouth Star): Trustpower open to working with third party to create scheme

Ihumātao, Māori land
Rawiri Taonui (Waatea News): Part 1: Te Riri Pākehā | The White Man’s Anger
Rawiri Taonui (Waatea News): Part 2: He Raupatu Tuarua | A Second Confiscation
Rawiri Taonui (Waatea News): Part 3: Tangata Whenua vs Mana Whenua
Matt Nickless (Newsroom): Stolen Māori land no abstract concept

Primary industries
Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): Agriculture Minister to front farmers over winter grazing in Southland
John Anthony (Stuff): FMA looking into Fonterra’s asset write downs and financial performance following complaint
RNZ: Financial Markets Authority reacts to complaint about Fonterra’s books
Keith Woodford (Interest): Fonterra has milked dry its Chilean cash cow
Angie Skerrett (Newshub): Government nets $5m after Westland Milk sale

David Cormack (Herald): Labour shows its true colours (paywalled)
Jason Walls (Herald): Deputy PM Winston Peters ‘chipper’ after surgery and ‘gagging’ to get back to Wellington
1News: Winston Peters not yet cleared to fly after leg surgery
Zane Small (Newshub): Paula Bennett tells Winston Peters to ‘lighten up’ and ‘get a sense of humour’

Henry Cooke (Stuff): Ad watchdog dismisses complaints against National Party’s ‘car tax’ campaign
Herald: National Party ad attacking car ‘feebate’ cleared by advertising watchdog

Foreign affairs, trade
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): NZ’s involvement in UN corruption claims
1News: US will ‘reassess’ information sharing with NZ if Huawei allowed into 5G upgrade, diplomat says
Richard Harman (Politik): Why our defence assumptions are wrong
Peter McKenzie and Thomas Gregory (Spinoff): For too long, NZ has looked the other way as civilians die in our wars
Herald: On the Map podcast with Josie Pagani: Episode 1 – Trade or Tragedy?
James Fyfe (Newshub): ‘Clear warning signs’: US-China trade war expected to affect New Zealand
RNZ: NZ trade position looking solid for near future
1News: Unsympathetic Jacinda Ardern says Kiwi jihadist should have heeded ‘utterly clear’ warnings

Labour summer camp assault trial
Chris Chang (1News): Man accused of indecent assault at Labour Party summer camp ‘caught in political storm’ – lawyer
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Labour Party youth camp: Accused denies indecent assault charges
Adam Hollingworth (Newshub): Behaviour of man at Young Labour camp went from inappropriate to ‘unacceptable’ – prosecution
Sam Hurley (Herald): Labour Party camp trial: 21yo accused of multiple indecent assault allegations
Catrin Owen (Stuff): Labour party summer camp: Victim ‘freaking out’ when allegedly indecently assaulted
Adam Hollingworth (Newshub): Trial begins for man accused of indecent assaults at Labour Party youth camp
Catrin Owen (Stuff): Labour party summer camp: Accused ‘very drunk’ on night of alleged sexual assaults

1News: Educators concerned with proposal that NCEA tests for children as young as 10 will replace National Standards
Stuff: Principals oppose NCEA tests for primary school children
James Caldwell and Tepara Koti (Māori TV): NCEA tests for primary students?
Simon Collins (Herald): Mt Albert Grammar calls in drug sniffer dogs
Teulia Fuatai (Herald): Let’s teach our young to put history in context (paywalled)
Maxine Jacobs (Stuff): Ngāruawāhia School strangles Ministry of Education with bureaucracy over bus stop
Jane Matthews (Taranaki Daily News): Hāwera Intermediate School’s challenges include self-harm, weapons and drugs
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Lincoln staff and students free to join September’s climate change strike

Daily Blog: The Cannabis Debate with Paula Bennett, Chloe Swarbrick, David Seymour & Chris Fowlie (video)
Kathy Errington (Herald): The case for yes in the cannabis referendum (paywalled)
University of Auckland: Why is cannabis use declining among young people? (audio)

Child welfare
Victoria University of Wellington: NZ must do better on children’s rights
Katie Doyle (RNZ): ‘Horrifying’ numbers of self-harm incidents in youth justice facilities
Matthew Rosenberg (Stuff): Oranga Tamariki care facility: neighbour claims child escaped

Collette Devlin (Stuff): Ban on questioning sexual reputation among 12 recommendations for improvements to Evidence Act
Zane Small (Newshub): Questioning someone’s sexual history could soon be banned in courts

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Emails show NZTA discussed more powerful e-scooters
Lana Andelane (Newshub): Police start month-long crackdown on Auckland’s distracted drivers by sharing story of 17yo crash victim

Environment and conservation
RNZ: National park-like status recommended for part of a Hawke’s Bay river
Amy Williams (RNZ): No prosecutions following all recent moa bone theft probe

Te reo Māori 
Hana Mereraiha (Māori TV): Te Māngai Pāho, NZ on Air join forces for te reo
Hana Mereraiha (Māori TV): 1mil tweets in te reo
TVNZ: Sunday: Singer Hinewehi Mohi reflects 20 years on from singing te reo version of national anthem that was met with backlash

TVNZ: Are we training our children too hard in sport? Sunday investigation
Nikki Preston (Herald): Five biggest codes push to make kids’ sport less competitive, more fun
RNZ: Shake-up for youth sport in NZ
Stuff: Leading national sports organisations taking a stand to improve youth sport
Don Rowe (Spinoff): Inside the bitter feud dividing rugby league in Northland

RNZ: The Detail: How exposed is New Zealand politics to foreign influence?
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Where We Stood: Chris Trotter replies to Stevan Eldred-Grigg
Dougal Sutherland (Stuff): Time to ban advertisments for gambling? You bet
Michael Morrah (Newshub): Auckland Rescue Helicopters chief executive resigns, 10 months after old boss left amid bullying allegations
RNZ: Social service providers point to $630m shortfall in funds
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Desperation over partnership visa delays
Chris Keall (Herald): What would it take for Spark Sport to pull the plug? Five pain points (paywalled)
RNZ: Charges laid in 35 cases over sharing of video of Christchurch terror attacks
Anan Zaki (RNZ): Significant racism among minority groups, says Asian med student
Anan Zaki (RNZ): Racism: More education on globalised world needed, says Muslim advocate Bariz Shah
David Loughrey (ODT): Dunedin Jobless numbers high
Indira Stewart (RNZ): Tonga to open first public library system with thousands of books donated from NZ
RNZ: Wellington railway station being assesed for earthquake harm
Stuff: Wellington Station considered ‘quake prone’ while under assessment
Belle George (Stuff): Nelson Santa Parade Trust steps down after Māori Santa controversy
David Hargreaves (Interest): You can’t lead a flogged dead horse to water  
David Hargreaves (Interest): Talking ourselves into a funk?
Terry Baucher (Interest): Another week in tax; The unknown unknowns of tax, wage theft and National’s tax policy 
1News: Watch: Budding beekeepers peek inside beehives at Jacinda Ardern’s Wellington residence