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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.

Today’s content by Dr Bryce Edwards.

Climate change
Marilyn Waring (Stuff): My generation has failed young Kiwis, but the student climate strike gives me hope
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Greed Is Not Good – But It Can Make Good Things Happen
University of Auckland: Uni scientists: Why we’re marching for climate action
No Right Turn: Climate Change: Why I’m striking tomorrow
Chris Trotter: The Curse Of Cassandra
Jamie Morton (Herald): Climate striking kids’ plea to adults: march with us
Georgia Forrester (Stuff): Student climate change strike: Why young Kiwis are demanding more action
Don Rowe (Spinoff): General strike for climate: everything you need to know
Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Students prepare for climate strike: ‘When we look back, we’ll be on the right side of history’
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Friday’s climate strike will be the biggest yet, organisers say
1News: Thousands set to attend climate strikes around New Zealand
Southland Times Editorial: Climate strike is not youthful idealism. It’s survivalism
AP: ‘We’re all in big trouble’: UN climate panel outlines dire future in new report
RNZ: Climate change report underlines sea level rise threat
1News: Harmful impact of climate change will have big flow on effect for NZ’s tourism industry
No Right Turn: Climate Change: Meh
Steven Cowan: Greta’s new best friends
Rodney Hide (NBR): Parliament redundant under climate czar (paywalled)
Stuff: Greta Thunberg: ‘Haters’ will say anything to avoid taking action on climate change

Canterbury University – a boy dies, unnoticed
Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Concerns about student found dead at university hall raised months earlier
Joel MacManus (Stuff): An absolute disgrace
Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Student accommodation life ‘being in there you are just a number
Sam Sherwood and Lee Kenny (Stuff): Campus Living boss promises to ‘find out exactly what happened’ to student
Katie Todd (RNZ): Vice Chancellor: ‘We are extremely sad, we find it devastating’
Newshub: Head of University of Canterbury vows to leave ‘no questions left unanswered’ following student death
1News: University of Canterbury VC says ‘no question will be left unanswered’ around student’s death at campus residence
Emma Russell (Herald): Dead for weeks: University, campus services provider promise thorough investigation of what went wrong
RNZ: Students call for minimum hostel standards after death at Canterbury University residence
Daniel Dunkley (Stuff): After student’s body found at Canterbury university hall, questions asked of Campus Living Villages

Local government
Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): No-one wants to stand in our local elections. No seriously, it’s bad
Matthew Whitehead (Standard): How to vote in STV
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland council election: Slow start to voting
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Labour and de facto National ticket fight it out in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki (paywalled)
Matthew Rosenberg (Stuff): Local body elections: Marae push for increased turnout in area of low representation
Jihee Junn (Spinoff): Auckland Council’s plan to reduce its emissions, from farms to fleet
Simon Collins (Herald): ‘We need to learn to share’: Cr Penny Hulse says goodbye to council (paywalled)
Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Penny Hulse wraps up her council career with a plea to end petty politics
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Sir John Walker bids farewell to Auckland Council
Heta Gardiner (Māori TV): “Poor Leadership” prevented council from helping Tauranga Moana
Andrew McRae (RNZ): Fight over turning a lawn into a carpark at Hamilton Gardens
Zizi Sparks (Rotorua Daily Post): Election 2019: Rotorua Lakes Council mayoral candidates talk growth and planning (paywalled)
Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): City council candidates totting up modest campaign budgets
Tom Hunt (Dominion Post): 19 to four: How Wellington’s wannabes will vote on Shelly Bay development
RNZ: Wellington mayor hopefuls concerned about range of issues
Grace Stanton (1News): Racist letter leaves Hutt City Council candidate ‘shaken’ but determined to continue standing
Lana Andelane (Newshub): Anonymous ‘racist’, ‘sexist’ letter sent to Hutt City council candidate, Shazly Rasheed
Herald: Anonymous racist letter targets Hutt City Council candidate Shazly Rasheed
Chloe Ranford (Stuff): ‘Nightmare’ project or ‘crisis’ averter?: Bypass heats up mayoral debate
Skara Bohny (Nelson Mail): Queens Gardens public toilets cost more per square metre than Auckland houses
Anan Zaki (RNZ): Christchurch councillors reveal when they knew of Swiggs’ ‘inappropriate’ behaviour
Devon Bolger (ODT): Will the Deon Swiggs scandal affect how people vote?
Anan Zaki (RNZ): Meet the candidates: Christchurch’s lesser-known mayoral hopefuls reveal their policies
Alice Geary (Timaru Herald): South Canterbury districts record about 8 per cent early voting response
Joanne Carroll (Press): Review into ‘shoddy’ event rejected during heated Westland District Council meeting
Chris Morris (ODT): Opportunities seen in climate change
Chris Morris (ODT): Cr’s claim CCTV clip had audio rejected
Chris Morris (ODT): Bid to float candidacy flounders
Luisa Girao (ODT): Infrastructure and increasing population to the fore in Southland

Richard Harman (Politik): Bridges objects to his own rule (and Greek philosophy)
Yvette McCullough (RNZ): National likens ban on attack ads using parliamentary footage to ‘gagging order’
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Speaker cracks down on Parliament TV footage from being edited for attack ads
Jason Walls (Herald): House Speaker Trevor Mallard is cracking down on MPs using Parliament’s footage for attack ads
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Speaker Trevor Mallard slaps down Parliament TV political adverts in contentious ruling
Jo Moir (RNZ): Speaker tells political parties to quit attack ads
Dan Satherley and Heather McCarron (Newshub): Greens back lowering voting age to 16
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Greens support ‘switched on’ young people demanding to be heard by politicians and vote at 16
Anna Whyte (1News): Should 16-year-olds vote? Greens push to lower voting age
Boris Jancic (Herald): National MP Nick Smith MP grills schoolkids about accused Christchurch gunman
RNZ: Matangireia: Episode 1 – Metiria Turei
RNZ: Matangireia: Episode 2 – Tariana Turia
RNZ: Matangireia: Episode 3 – Tuariki Delamere
RNZ: Matangireia: Episode 4 – Sandra Lee
RNZ: Matangireia: Episode 5 – Tau Henare
RNZ: Matangireia: Episode 6 – Marama Fox

Ardern in New York, foreign affairs
Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Jacinda Ardern scatters diplomatic stardust in New York (paywalled)
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Marketing expert rates Jacinda Ardern’s New York trip ‘eight to nine’ out of 10
Gordon Campbell: On the media falling out of love with Jacinda Ardern, and other climate change concerns
Derek Cheng (Herald): Diary of Jacinda Ardern’s trip to New York (paywalled)
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): The puzzling UN: a glowing orb and snipers under sunshades
1News: At Gates Foundation event, Ardern calls on other nations to copy NZ’s wellbeing Budget
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Jacinda attacks identity politics while begging for neato neoliberalism – the confused philosophy of NZ at the UN
1News: Watch: Crowd gives Jacinda Ardern rapturous response during ‘surprise’ appearance on Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Zane Small (Newshub): The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert has ‘special place’ in his heart for Jacinda Ardern
Derek Cheng (Herlad): Jacinda Ardern to make cameo appearance on Colbert show
Luke Malpass (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern appears on The Late Show again, and now Stephen Colbert’s coming to NZ
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Late Show comedian Stephen Colbert to visit New Zealand
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Late Show with Stephen Colbert to film in New Zealand
Jenna Lynch and Zane Small ((Newshub): PM Jacinda Ardern meets US actress Renée Zellweger backstage at The Late Show
1News: Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte to visit New Zealand next month
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte coming to New Zealand

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care
RNZ: Sex offender at Royal Commission: Commissioner says waiting to tell group was ‘only practical option we had’
Rosemary McLeod (Stuff): Another day, another embarrassment for state abuse inquiry

Operation Burnham inquiry
Boris Jancic (Herald): More top NZDF officers called to front over ‘buried’ file
Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Inquiry to probe documents locked in Defence Force safe

Collette Devlin (Stuff): Strawberry growers still concerned as immigration minister announces 3000 additional overseas workers over two years
Anna Whyte (1News): Government lifts restraints on recruiting overseas seasonal workers amid shortage complaints
Jo Moir (RNZ): More visas for temporary seasonal workers
Zane Small (Newshub): Immigration Minister boosts cap on temporary visas for seasonal workers
Adam Burns (ODT): RSE increase welcome but more needed
Yael Shochat (Spinoff): A restaurant owner on how immigration changes will hurt her industry

Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Ihumātao protesters chant at final Auckland Council meeting
Ella Prendergast and Dan Satherley (Newshub): Ihumātao occupiers take protest to Auckland Town Hall
Mare Haimona-Riki (Māori TV): Pania Newton calls Auckland City Council to protect Ihumātao

Primary industries
Alice Geary (Stuff): Farmer confidence at lowest level in three years
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Southland farmer pens powerful open letter to Jacinda Ardern
Rebecca Black (Stuff): Milk powder without cows joins animal-free mega trend
Heather Bray and Rachel A Ankeny (Stuff): Dairy farmers don’t like it but plant drinks have long been called ‘milk’
RNZ: Australian ‘manuka’ honey producers get government support
Jordan Oppert (1News): New Zealand pig farmers on high alert as African Swine Fever spreads globally

John Anthony (Stuff): Fonterra’s financial turmoil: A history of costly mistakes comes back to haunt dairy giant
Gyles Beckford (RNZ): Can Fonterra find a fresh future from a curdled past?
Herald Editorial: Could Fonterra still be our national champion? (paywalled)
Maria Slade (Spinoff): Fonterra gets back to basics as it tries to move on from $605m loss
Andrea Fox (Herald): Less is more in Fonterra’s new business strategy as it aims be our promised national champion (paywalled)
Andrea Fox (Herald): Fonterra looks for modest improvements in 2020 year
1News: Fonterra announces closure of Kāpiti Coast plant, hours after reporting $605m loss
Jane Matthews (Taranaki Daily News): Fonterra creates jobs in South Taranaki after job cuts, $605 million loss announced
Andrea McRae (RNZ): Fonterra may need to be held accountable, says Waikato farmer
Robin Martin (RNZ): Fonterra results ‘extremely disturbing’ – farmer
1News: Fonterra’s financial woes were ‘strongly signalled early on’, Canterbury farmer says
Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Fonterra boss Miles Hurrell paid half Theo Spierings’ salary
Herald: Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell’s new pay
Herald: Fonterra posts $605m loss, turns business upside down
RNZ: Fonterra posts $605m net loss in annual results

Elena McPhee (ODT): Prof Jim Flynn puzzled by book’s rejection
David Williams (Newsroom): Students punished for ‘offensive’ law revue
ODT: University to spend more than $1.2m to lower energy use, emissions
RNZ: Some high decile schools could get more funding under new model – minister
Mikaela Collins (Northern Advocate): Northland principals happy with school decile changes (paywalled)
Melanie Earley and Caroline Williams (Stuff): South Auckland school brawl: pupils won’t be punished until police conclude investigation
Dita De Boni (NBR): We can’t outlaw private schools, can we? (paywalled)
Northern Advocate: Kamo High School’s board of trustees resigns en masse (paywalled)
Jessica Long (Stuff): Early childhood teacher calls on Government for pay parity with kindergarten educators

Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Auditor General’s damning findings into Waikato DHB’s SmartHealth
Natalie Akoorie (Stuff): HealthTap procurement lacked planning, clarity, oversight says Auditor-General
RNZ: Waikato DHB’s $26m IT blunder highlighted in new report
Libby Wilson (Stuff): New Waikato nursing school could have first batch of students in 2021
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Calls for law changes as Auckland’s obesity rates triple in one generation 
Ruby Macandrew (Stuff): Parents left pondering what constitutes ‘vulnerable’ as children are turned down for measles vaccine
Dubby Henry (Herald): Measles outbreak: School holiday warning but authorities ‘cautiously optimistic’
Celia Devenish, Samantha Murton and Jackie Edmond (Stuff): Universal funding needed to make the right contraception choice
Ruby Macandrew (Stuff): Pharmac poised to fund long-acting contraceptive Mirena
Mike Houlahan (ODT): More left ED without treatment
Karen Brown (RNZ): Strike to make patients needing X-rays ‘wait longer’

Brent Edwards (NBR): Minister happy with ACC despite $8.7b deficit (paywalled)
Tema Hemi (Māori TV): Māori miss out on ACC treatments

David Williams (Newsroom): Ructions within DoC’s corporate arm
Julia Talbot-Jones (Newsroom): How to have quality freshwater and plenty of it
Pam Jones (ODT): 100 tonnes of recycling trucked out of district
Danielle Clent and Denise Piper (Stuff): Code brown: Beach swimming spots to avoid in Auckland, Northland during September school holidays

Matthew Hooton (Herald): Jacinda Ardern – lead us from this mood of gloom (paywalled)
Brian Fallow (Herald): Need a boost? Try cutting GST (paywalled)
Hamish Rutherford (Herald): Reserve Bank says low interest rates ‘an opportunity’
Michael Reddell: Some IMF modelling on NZ

Indira Stewart (RNZ): Hundreds evicted from Tamaki state housing for redevelopment
Greg Ninness (Interest): 2018 Census data: Percentage of unoccupied homes falls in most centres but rises in Auckland

Grant Bradley (Herald): Jetstar’s flight from the regions: Unpacking the baggage (paywalled)
Harry Lock (RNZ): No successor to swoop in on Jetstar’s regional flights

ODT Editorial: Police workplace bullying claims
RNZ: Police should have abandoned chase before shoving car into wall – IPCA

Peter Dunne (Newsroom): No more distraction, let’s see action and compassion
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Govt soft on insurers in regulatory revamp
Tony Wall (Stuff): Grey Power has been stung with a hefty bill for failing to pay income tax
Katie Doyle (RNZ): Never again? The case of James Whakaruru
Jason Walls (Herald): Parents of hit-and-run victim Nathan Kraatskow ask MPs to tighten home detention rules
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): StatsNZ to do a better job to collect iwi data after ‘failed’ Census
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Rua Kēnana one step closer to being pardoned
Renee Manella (Stuff): Mothers kept single by Government rules about relationships for beneficiaries
RNZ: Too few consumers switching mobile provider – watchdog review
Tess Brunton (RNZ): Tourism industry must prepare for Alpine Fault rupture, warns MP
Liam Dann (Herald): Economy Hub: Paul Goldsmith black-belt finance spokesman (paywalled)
Press Editorial: Has Godzone turned Godless?
Brittany Keogh (Stuff): Conversion therapy: one in six trans, non-binary people say a professional tried to change them
Paul Hunt (Stuff): Inclusivity in the Age of Anger
Sophie Bateman and Sam Harvey (Newshub): How socialist urban design will save New Zealand from climate change
Kim Baker Wilson (1News): Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon departs, remains quiet on potential political future
Herald: Countdown won’t sell fireworks this Guy Fawkes