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Today’s content by Dr Bryce Edwards.

Local government
Henry Cooke (Stuff): How to lose an election: Over-promise or under-deliver
Simon Collins (Herald): Local council elections: ‘Diversity burst’ shatters council old boys’ club
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Young councillors to push on climate change issues
Ella Prendergast and Dan Satherley (Newshub): NZ now has five Mayors under 40
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): : Few care about council elections (paywalled)
Andrea Vance (Stuff): It’ll take more than poop emojis to make voters care
Julienne Molineaux (Stuff): Educate kids, lower the voting age, explain why elections are important: just don’t do online voting
Katie Kenny (Stuff): Why it will never be possible to have a completely protected online voting
Jean Drage (Press): Poor job at helping voters
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Upsets, close calls and low turnout feature in the changing face of local body elections
Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): Government may ban voting in effort to get more people to do it
Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Now for the hard stuff
RNZ: 44 percent turnout: voting numbers top two previous polls
Chris Morris (ODT): Voter turnout mostly down in the South
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): As msm scramble to explain low voter turnout – why voters weaponised their apathy & how to actually solve it
Richard Griffin (Stuff): Simple solutions to end voter apathy
Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Winners, losers, big losers, and gigantic losers from the 2019 local elections
Cherie Howie (Herald): The not-so-boring campaign: Local body election’s weird and wonderful moments (paywalled)
Cherie Howie (Herald): Mayor to mayor: Respected former Gisborne mayor Meng Foon’s top tips for newbie mayors after local body election (paywalled)
Newshub: Late surge in voters showing up to cast ballots in person
Patrick O’Sullivan (Herald): Local Focus: Why the poor voter turnout?
Matt Rilkoff (Taranaki Daily News): Local government voter turnout is a farce and it’s up to councillors to make it matter more
Ben Goodale (Herald): Voter turnout is a joke. Here’s how to fix it
Jane Bowron (Stuff): Voters fight back in the polling day Game of Shame

Electionz: 2019 Local Elections Results
Herald: Local Body elections: The new mayor and councillors by town
Karoline Tuckey (RNZ): Explainer: Where to find results from local body elections
Stuff: The major results from the 2019 local body elections
Lucy Warhurst and Annabelle Tukia (Newshub): Meet the Mayors around New Zealand
Stuff: The new and old faces of councillors 

Melanie Earley (Stuff): Northland local body election results: Whangārei Mayor Sheryl Mai wins third term
RNZ: Third terms for Whangārei and Far North mayors

Todd Niall (Stuff): Phil Goff’s second term as Auckland mayor could be his toughest political challenge yet
Todd Niall (Stuff): Aucklanders deserved a better mayoral contest
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland’s new council and the balance of power
Simon Wilson (Herald): Spring awakening: At home with re-elected Auckland mayor Phil Goff (paywalled)
Simon Wilson (Herald): What’s Phil Goff going to do now? (paywalled)
Mike Williams (SST): Phil Goff deserves a second term as Auckland Mayor, despite his vanilla style
Todd Niall (Stuff): No Mandate, no waking monster
Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Auckland shaken but not stirred to vote for JT
Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Team Tamihere’s mayoral race: Memorable moments from the country’s most colourful campaign
Brad Flahive (Stuff): John Tamihere says Auckland election has woken ‘monster’, hints at return to national politics
Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): ‘Awoken a monster’: Defeated John Tamihere hints at what’s next on his agenda
Herald: Tamihere hints at running in the general election next year after mayoral defeat
Herald: ‘I’m even more determined’: John Tamihere on losing Auckland mayoralty
1News: ‘Hell of a mess he’ll have to clean up’ – John Tamihere defiant despite big defeat to Phil Goff in Auckland election
Newshub: Wine reviewer ‘Fiona’ drowns sorrows after failing to win Auckland mayoralty
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council elections: Phil Goff is Auckland Mayor for second term
RNZ: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wins a second term
1News: Phil Goff beats John Tamihere to secure second term as Auckland mayor
Herald: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s victory vow: ‘My promise to you’
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Local body elections resolve controversial projects in Auckland
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland councillor’s message to Phil Goff: Put me on the board of Auckland Transport
Herald: Keven Mealamu’s new job in local politics
Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Five goes at the mayoralty in three cities: The woman with the lowest number of votes
RNZ: Hundreds cast last minute votes in Auckland
RNZ: Auckland Council makes last-ditch appeal to voters

Ruby Nyika and Aaron Leaman (Waikato Times): Hamilton’s new mayor makes time for ‘quiet walks and thinking’
Ruby Nyika and Jo LInes-Mackenzie (Waikato Times): Voters elect fresh faces and more women for Hamilton City Council
Jo LInes-Mackenzie (Waikato Times):  Hamilton welcomes new councillors to the table
Aaron Leaman (Waikato Times): Paula Southgate elected Hamilton’s new mayor
RNZ: Paula Southgate wins Hamilton mayoralty after narrowly missing out at last election
Newshub: ‘Price to pay’: Outgoing Hamilton Mayor Andrew King defends hefty rates hike that cost him his job
Richard Swainson (Waikato Times): Debate leaves audience wondering who pulls Hamilton’s strings

Bay of Plenty
RNZ: New mayors for Tauranga and Whakatane
Matt Shand (Stuff): Tauranga votes for change with Tenby Powell replacing incumbent
RNZ: First Up: 19 yo Stacey Rose hangs up clippers for BOP regional council
Zizi Sparks (Rotorua Daily Post): How Steve Chadwick was re-elected as Rotorua mayor for a third term (paywalled)
Zizi Sparks  (Rotorua Daily Post): Fisher Wang elected as Rotorua Lakes Council’s youngest councillor (paywalled)
Benn Bathgate (Stuff): 19-year-old Rotorua councillor’ stunned by election result

East Coast/Hawke’s Bay
RNZ: Gisborne mayor Rehette Stolz to continue in role
Laura Wiltshire (Hawkes Bay Today): Wairoa’s mayor says roads, CBD revitalisation and forestry major issues for the district
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): It’s time to listen to the community rather than forcing ideas on them, says new Napier Mayor
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Kirsten Wise becomes Mayor of Napier
Laura Wiltshire (Hawkes Bay Today): Kirsten Wise announced as new Napier mayor
RNZ: Kirsten Wise announced as Napier’s new mayor
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Alex Walker retains Central Hawke’s Bay Mayoralty with huge winning margin
Astrid Austin (Hawkes Bay Today): Hastings District Council election results: Who’s in and who’s out
Anusha Bradley (RNZ): TV star barber becomes Hastings’ first Pasifika councillor
Astrid Austin (Hawkes Bay Today): Alex Walker re-elected mayor of Central Hawke’s Bay
Laura Wiltshire (Hawke’s Bay Today): Hawke’s Bay dumps three regional councillors, progress results suggest
Hawkes Bay Today: Hawke’s Bay election results: The winners and losers (paywalled)
Sue Emeny (Hawkes Bay Today): Hawke’s Bay Elections: Tararua’s mayor is back

Matt Rilkoff (Taranaki Daily News): Congratulations to our courageous local body elections candidates
Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): Neil Holdom wins three more years wearing the New Plymouth chains
RNZ: New Plymouth mayor wins almost double the votes of nearest rival
Christina Persico and Leighton Keith (Taranaki Daily News): ‘Kick-arse’, balanced council for New Plymouth – but results could still change
Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): ‘Interesting’ result for Taranaki Regional Council
Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): 10-year incumbent Stratford mayor re-elected
Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): Taranaki local body election preliminary results
Christina Persico (Taranaki Daily News): Phil Nixon wins South Taranaki mayoralty by large margin

Merania Karauria (Manawatū Guardian): Re-elected: Grant Smith to lead Palmerston North City into the next three years
Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Palmerston North voters test noon deadline
Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): MidCentral district elects six new health board members
Alex Loo (Manawatū Standard): Bernie Wanden unseats Michael Feyen as Horowhenua mayor after controversial term
Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen gone
Janine Baalbergen (Whanganui Chronicle): Horowhenua votes for change: It’s Mayor Bernie
Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Worboys retains Manawatū mayoralty

Piers Fuller (Dominion Post): Challenges greet Wairarapa’s three mayors
Piers Fuller (Dominion Post): Two out of three new mayors in Wairarapa

Virginia Fallon (Dominion Post): Six new faces for Kāpiti’s council table as Guru returns for second mayoral term
Virginia Fallon (Dominion Post): Kāpiti Coast election sees K Gurunathan return for second term
Laura Dooney (RNZ): Hours of tension before teen’s election win confirmed at barn dance
Joel Maxwell (Stuff): Porirua’s new mayor backs work ethic, determination and communication for term
Joel Maxwell (Stuff): The curious case of the contested charges: an unprecedented week in local politics

Hutt Valley
Nicholas Boyack and Matthew Tso (Dominion Post): Upper Hutt opts for Wayne Guppy’s ‘safe pair of hands’ again
Jessica Long and Matthew Tso (Stuff): Lower Hutt elects New Zealand’s youngest ever mayor, Campbell Barry
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Hutt City elects Campbell Barry, NZ’s youngest mayor ever
1News: Win hasn’t ‘sunk in yet’ for 28-year-old Campbell Barry, one of New Zealand’s youngest ever mayors
RNZ: Lower Hutt’s new mayor Campbell Barry one of the youngest to serve

Dileepa Fonseka, Joel Maxwell, and Matthew Tso (Dominion Post): Winds of change sweep through Wellington region
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Massive mayoral upset in the capital
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Money isn’t everything: Sir Peter Jackson and Wellington’s mayoralty
Vita Molyneux (Newshub): New Wellington Mayor Andy Foster tight-lipped on donation cash from Sir Peter Jackson
Dominion Post Editorial: Now for something different after local body vote
Tommy Livingston and Tom Hunt (Stuff): Youth voice heard in Wellington elections as young people voted onto councils
Tom Hunt (Dominion Post): Blow for Wellington’s Shelly Bay with most new councillors opposed
RNZ: Capital election nailbiter: Frontrunner stresses lengthy opposition to Shelly Bay
Eye of the fish: New political landscape
David Farrar: Wellington votes for change
Alex Braae (Spinoff): Cheat sheet: Just who is Wellington’s new mayor Andy Foster?
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington’s new mayor steps up, Justin Lester bows out
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington’s $6.4b transport plan on shaky ground
Dileepa Fonseka and Felix Desmarais (Dominion Post): Justin Lester out: Andy Foster new Wellington mayor in tight race
1News: Andy Foster speaks about his first move as Wellington’s new mayor
Felix Desmarais (Stuff): Wellington’s ousted mayor and councillors philosophical about fickle politics
RNZ: Wellington mayoralty: Andy Foster has been elected mayor
Damian George (Stuff): Greater Wellington Regional Council hits refresh button with almost half of previous councillors gone
Phil Quin (Dominion Post): Will I? Won’t I? Inside a candidate’s mind
Dileepa Fonseka and Eleanor Wenman (Dominion Post): Queues out the door in Wellington CBD for last-minute voting

Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): New Tasman District mayor Tim King eyes better rural engagement, committee rejig
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): First past the post given tick in Tasman District Council electoral system poll
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Tim King wins Tasman District Council mayoralty
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Departing mayor Richard Kempthorne reflects on 18 years with council
Skara Bohny (Nelson Mail): Rachel Reese has won the Nelson mayoral race
RNZ: Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese keeps top job
Hannah Bartlett (Stuff): ‘A women-quake’ for Nelson council with six female councillors 
Skara Bohny (Nelson Mail): New councillors excited to get to work on gender-balanced council
Sally Kidson (Stuff): Former Nelson mayor Paul Matheson elected to health board
Chloe Ranford (Stuff): Three more years as Marlborough mayor for John Leggett
Emma Dangerfield (Press): Just eight votes separating top two candidates in Kaikōura mayoralty race
Newshub: Kaikoura mayoralty on a knife-edge

Dominic Harris (Press): Matriarch of Christchurch politics Lianne Dalziel blows the whistle on Pied Pipers’ ambitions
Jean Drage (Stuff): No surprises with Christchurch mayoralty – but still some upsets
Tina Law (Press): Mayor plans to renew emphasis on fixing Christchurch’s eastern suburbs
RNZ: Christchurch people keen to see city’s rebuild finished – Dalziel
Kamala Hayman (Press): Christchurch needs strong leadership and a clear direction
Tina Law (Press): Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel holds on for third term
Anastasia Hedge (Herald): Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel triumphant after hardest-fought election
Katie Todd (RNZ): Lianne Dalziel re-elected as Christchurch mayor
Tina Law (Press): Christchurch’s city council now has three twenty-somethings and slightly more women
Dominic Harris (Press): Ousted Christchurch councillor Deon Swiggs: ‘It’s been a privilege’
Stuff: Several Christchurch City Councillors ousted, including under-investigation Deon Swiggs
Herald: Local body elections: Controversial candidates ousted
Tina Law (Press): Hard-fought and fractious campaign for Christchurch mayoralty nears its end
RNZ: Al Noor Mosque imam Gamal Fouda due to join community board
Paul Gorman and Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): New Canterbury regional council: younger, greener, gender balanced
Steven Lowndes (Press): Climate change, public transport, fresh water are ECan’s biggest challenges
Katie Todd (RNZ): ‘Diversity’ welcomed in ECan’s first full election in nine years
Paul Gorman (Press): Re-elected councillors happy with new Environment Canterbury council
Tina Law (Press): Three city councillors also elected to Canterbury District Health Board
Alice Geary (Timaru Herald): Two new members and five incumbents named for SC health board
Al Williams (Timaru Herald): Rowley wins third term as Waimate mayor

West Coast
ODT: Westland District Council results
1News: ‘Our darkest days’ – outgoing Grey District mayor reflects on Pike River mine disaster

ODT Editorial: The people have spoken
Joelle Dally (Stuff): Dunedin’s 35-year-old, hitch-hiking, Green Party mayor
Chris Morris (ODT): Mayoral win ‘pretty overwhelming’ – Hawkins
ODT: Hawkins extends winning margin
RNZ: Dunedin goes Green as Aaron Hawkins elected as the city’s next mayor
Daisy Hudson (ODT): Vandervis blames ‘ugly personal attacks’ for loss
Chris Morris (ODT): Four new faces on Dunedin council
ODT: DCC and community board results
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Blend of skills among those elected to new SDHB
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Cull and Chambers top SDHB poll
Richard Davison (ODT): New councillors for Clutha wards
Daisy Hudson (ODT): Few community board changes
Daisy Hudson (ODT): Hobbs, Wilson elected on to Otago Regional Council

Central Otago
Paul Taylor (ODT): Boult says much work still to do
Paul Taylor (ODT): Boult to serve second term in Queenstown
Paul Taylor (ODT): Tightest race in the South gets even tighter
ODT: Queenstown Lakes District Council results
Pam Jones (ODT): Cadogan vows to stay on the case
Pam Jones (ODT): Officer top-scoring councillor in Central

Southland Times Editorial: The faces are familiar. The circumstances aren’t.
Michael Fallow (Southland Times): South votes for a return to default formations
Michael Fallow (Southland Times): Sir Tim rides again – elected for another term as mayor
Evan Harding and Logan Savory (Southland Times): Shadbolt wins Invercargill mayoralty: ‘It’s still a relief’
Evan Harding and Logan Savory (Southland Times): ‘This is just the beginning’ Shadbolt says
Georgina Oldfield (Southland Times): Invercargill Licensing Trust board members stays the same
ODT: Southland District Council results
Luisa Girao and Laura Smith (ODT): Tong says this is his last term
Luisa Girao and Laura Smith (ODT): Gary Tong back as SDC Mayor
ODT: Environment Southland results
Laura Smith and Luisa Girao (ODT): Four newcomers and one seat still undecided
Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): Former Federated Farmers president Allan Baird wins a seat on Environment Southland
Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): Former top cop McPhail voted to Gore District Council
Richard Davison (ODT): Former top-cop among three new councillors for Gore

Local government – general
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Mayors made dozens of trips to China in past five years
Gavin Ogden (Herald): Local Focus: Can we ever be mates with rates?
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Horowhenua District Council makes another email apology
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council agency Panuku paid $451,000 to staff in bonuses
Sam Kilmister (Manawatū Standard): Auditor-general throws out complaint over deputy mayor marketing land for sale


Newshub-Reid Research Poll
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern will be hurting over lost popularity
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Poll: Jacinda Ardern’s personal brand takes a bashing, Simon Bridges gets a bump and Judith Collins loses her mojo
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern, Labour take massive tumble in new Newshub-Reid Research poll
Duncan Garner (Newshub): Labour Government is big on talk with little to show for it
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): TV3 Poll: National 43.9%, Labour 41.6%, Green 6.3%, NZ First 4%, ACT 1.4%

Govt surplus
Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Why isn’t the Govt using its super surplus for doing good? (paywalled)
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Government surplus should actually be a $30 billion deficit – Sir Roger Douglas
Innes Asher (Stuff): Government shouldn’t sit on $7.5b surplus while families need help
Duncan Garner (Stuff): You’ve got billions, Grant, so fund a night shelter

Christopher Luxon
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Christopher Luxon enters politics with a target on his back
1News: Christopher Luxon gives National voters ‘something to look forward to’ – Jessica Mutch McKay
RNZ: Checkpoint: Is Luxon’s National bid a problem for Bridges? (audio)
Dan Satherley (Newshub):Christopher Luxon as National leader? ‘Anything can happen’ – National MP Nikki Kaye
1News: Former PM John Key touts ex-Air NZ boss Christopher Luxon as a ‘world-class candidate’
David Farrar: Luxon seeking Botany nomination
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Christopher Luxon in Botany – Winners & Losers

Week in Politics, parliament
Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in Politics: An embarrassment of riches
Claire Trevett (Herald): Beehive Dairies: James Shaw hugs a dog, Simon Bridges is all shook up (paywalled)
Phil Smith (RNZ): The House: Punishing contempt: what could happen to Simon Bridges?

Free speech, hate speech, Jim Flynn
Bruce Munro (ODT): Don’t be offended
Yvonne van Dongen (Stuff): The complicated issue of hate, and the left-wing professor whose book was banned
Chris Trotter: Fighting Monsters
Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Auckland Council moves anti-transgender event to ‘more suitable venue’ after protests

Data, privacy
RNZ: The Detail: Stats NZ mines your cellphone data – should you be worried?
Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Government’s digital expert warns agencies about protecting people’s data

Health and disability
Harrison Christian (Stuff): Students ‘illegally’ put to work during strike at Middlemore Hospital, union claims
Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Council action over accused doctors overturned by district court
Herald Editorial: How to curb our enthusiasm for sugar and fat? (paywalled)
Southland Times: Southern DHB left naked teenage girl in seclusion with no bed
Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Teenage girl stripped, left naked in seclusion with no proper bedding by Southern DHB
RNZ: DHB staff stripped young woman naked and put her in seclusion for 12 hours
Mark Quinlivan and James Fyfe (Newshub): Southern DHB forced to apologise after teenager in hospital was left in room naked overnight, with no mattress
Stephanie Ockhuysen (Stuff): New $300 million wing announced by Health Minister David Clark as next stage of Taranaki Base Hospital redevelopment
Jason Walls (Herald): New Plymouth hospital gets $300m upgrade, including new emergency department
Pete Hodgson (ODT): How big should the new Dunedin hospital be?
Nicholas Jones (Herald):Bad debt: Massive hospital bill wiped after visa overstayed (paywalled)
Herald: A mixture of denial and hope’: Living with breast cancer (paywalled)
Piers Fuller (Stuff): Iwi plan $30 million development at site of old Masterton Hospital
Kiri Tamihere-Waititi (E-Tangata): Is our mental health system making us crazy?
1News: Government investing $7 million in effort to get disabled people involved in sport, recreation
Laura James (1News): Individuals, business encouraged to use alt text to help visually impaired understand online content

Rest home care
Tony Wall (Stuff): The family of an elderly woman who died after suffering injuries at a rest home want answers
Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Robert Love says HDC investigation into his late mother’s rest home care is flawed
Emma Hatton (RNZ): Probe report into Bupa care facility ‘deeply troubling’

Blair Vining has died
RNZ: Checkpoint: Oncologist Chris Jackson remembers his friend Blair Vining
Emma Russell (Herald): Blair Vining fought tirelessly to fix how we treat cancer. He just lost his own battle with the disease
RNZ: Cancer care campaigner Blair Vining dies
Vita Molyneux (Newshub):‘Tireless’ cancer campaigner Blair Vining has died
1News: Mourning Kiwis pay tribute to cancer campaigner Blair Vining and his ‘incredible legacy’

Tuia 250: James Cook commemorations
Philip Matthews (Press): Tuia 250: the return of the ‘death ship’
RNZ: Tuia 250: waka voyage a chance to ‘connect with taiao’

John Armstrong (1News): Week of immigration policy drama leaves room for doubt in Labour-NZ First coalition
Mandeep Singh Bela (Stuff): Only rich people will be able to bring parents to New Zealand, how is that fair?
Janine Starks (Stuff): Here’s how to buy your way to New Zealand residency
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): New Filipino labour office to tackle migrant exploitation
Juliana Carvalho (Herald): Is it crazy to end discrimination against people with disabilities? (paywalled)

Carman Hall and Scott Yeoman (Bay of Plenty Times): Million dollar business: What motels are making from emergency housing
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): A wrap of the not so politically sexy work underway to increase the supply of houses… eventually
Melanie Earley (Stuff): Horror flatting situations: Triple layer bunks and mattresses on the floor, the reality of renting in Auckland
Stephanie Arthur-Worsop (Rotorua Daily Post): Rotorua housing crisis: Plans for 800 new homes announced – so why have only a few been built?
Ellen O’Dwyer (Stuff): New development using green housing guidelines

Building and construction
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Widespread defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel revealed
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Building Act reforms just the first step
Boris Jancic (Herald): Government to loosen consent rules for prefabricated homes
Zane Small and Alice Wilkins (Newshub): Proposed law would speed up building consents for ‘prefab’ factory-made houses
Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Government cuts red tape on prefab homes as part of Building Act reform
RNZ: Consenting changes for prefab homes
1News: Push to get more houses built sees Government cut red tape in construction sector

NZSIS illegally spied on journlaist Nicky Hager
1News: Spy agencies need better safety checks, Nicky Hager’s lawyer says after NZSIS illegally spied on journalist
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): What does the revelation that SIS broke the law again against Nicky Hager mean to you as New Zealanders?

Tom Hunt (Stuff): Trevor Richards: 50 years on from Halt All Racists Tour and the power of protest
Sam Farrell (Newshub): Leading protest figures gather in Wellington to mark 50 years of activism
RNZ: HART at 50: Anti-apartheid figures recall group’s impact

Phil Pennington (RNZ): NZTA’s high cost of regulatory failure and a bumpy road to reform
Damian George (Stuff): Wellington Gateway Partnership suing NZTA for millions over delays to Transmission Gully
RNZ: Nicole Rosie named as new NZTA boss
Leighton Keith (Taranaki Daily News): Sacred Māori sites put brakes on alternative route north of New Plymouth

Air NZ
Grant Bradley (Herald): Air New Zealand director Sir John Key: Airlines stupid to ignore flight shaming movement (paywalled)
Aimee Shaw (Herald): Who is Air NZ’s incoming CEO Greg Foran?
RNZ: New Zealander Greg Foran who heads Walmart moving to Air NZ CEO role
1News: Air New Zealand appoints Walmart US president as its new chief executive

Josephine Franks (Stuff): Self-harm, depression, an eating disorder – but claims nobody at Victoria University halls noticed
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Cheap alcohol the ‘real issue’ driving student flat party culture
RNZ: Checkpoint: Dunedin flat parties grew after crackdown on bars – students
Jessica Wilson (ODT): Greater safety, enabling executive among aims of the Otago University Students’ Association’s president-elect
Rachel Moore (Dominion Post): Schools disadvantaged by taking pupils with disabilities – principal
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Schools worry that camps may soon be a thing of the past
Simon Collins (Herald): Schools block 2.2 billion attempts to access gaming and other blocked sites
Ben Leahy (Herald):Boy, 4, with cerebral palsy suffers horrific injuries at Auckland kindergarten
1News: MP calls for Govt investigation after 4-year-old with cerebal palsy injured at Auckland kindy
RNZ: Injury to disabled child at kindergarten ‘not surprising’

Jonathan West (Newsroom): Weight of the past poisoning lakes of the present
Nicola Martin (Stuff): So where’s the environmental benefit in more mining?
John McCrone (Stuff): The sea of pines that is going to be needed to balance the NZ carbon budget
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Access over billionaire’s land but he doesn’t have to tell you
1News: Cruise ship impact on Akaroa needs more research, report finds
Rob Stock (Stuff): Climate change conference with no place to safely lock bikes

Primary industries
John Atthony (Stuff): Government and Mycoplasma bovis partners fund support for under pressure rural families
1News: Farmers hit out at waterway protection proposals as consultation continues

Māori Party
Claire Trevett (Herald): Māori Party selects Debbie Ngarewa-Packer for critical Te Hauāuru seat
Leighton Keith (Taranaki Daily News): Debbie Ngarewa-Packer selected to represent the Māori Party in 2020 general election
Māori TV: Māori Party name first candidate for 2020 election
1News: Māori party makes move to win back Te Tai Hauāuru seat

Laura Walters (Newsroom): ‘Gang crackdown’ wins votes, doesn’t solve problems
Mike Houlahan (ODT): National ganging up as election year nears
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Politicians wrong to label all patched-gangs as sophisticated drug criminals, say Black Power and Mongrel Mob
Jarrod Gilbert: Why the fuss about the patch?

Foreign affairs
Newshub: ‘Don’t declare a climate emergency, just get stuff done’ – Dutch PM
Rebecca Watson (Newshub): Opinion: Donald Trump’s administration just did something big for China’s oppressed Muslims in Xinjiang while NZ is quiet

Corrections, Justice
Lisa Davies (1News): Experts from around the world discuss the dangers of relying on jailhouse informants
RNZ: Checkpoint: Jailhouse informants the most dangerous witnesses – campaigner
Anna Leask (Herald): Extended supervision: More than 500 dangerous criminals breach court orders after prison release (paywalled)
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): ‘We’ve got nobody’: Mother who lost son seven years ago continues to fight for justice
Herald Editorial: Name suppression fight in robbery case not taken up lightly (paywalled)
Caroline Williams (Stuff): Inmates at Auckland women’s prison say ballet has transformed their lives

Christchurch mosque shooting 
Finn Hogan (Newshub): Video game based on Christchurch mosque shooting for sale in New Zealand
Scott Palmer and Edward O’Driscoll (Newshub): Spotify hosts playlists glorifying Christchurch terror attack

Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Nearly a million Kiwis are paying too much tax on their Kiwisaver
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Fees, nerves, and first-home-buyer activity – what the FMA’s annual KiwiSaver report tells us about the state of our retirement savings scheme

Zane Small (Newshub): ‘We have a right to be heard’: Anger over Abortion Legislation Committee process
Derek Cheng (Herald): Extra security for abortion hearings after ‘serious threat’ against MP

Stephen Colbert 
Stuff: Jet-lagged Stephen Colbert says PM Jacinda Ardern appointed him president of NZ
Herald: NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern entertains Stephen Colbert in Auckland
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Jacinda Ardern just took Stephen Colbert for a coffee in Morningside
Jo Moir (RNZ): Jacinda Ardern greets Stephen Colbert at Auckland Airport

Claire Trevett (Herald): Will Labour steal National’s thunder on tax cuts? (paywalled)
Curwen Ares Rolinson (Daily Blog): What’s Really Going On With New Zealand First, Leaks
Steve Elers (Manawatū Standard): There’s no good reason for 133 TVNZ staff to be earning more than $120,000 a year
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Baby boomers and millennials agree on plenty, as do farmers and townies
Liam Dann (Herald): Building Confidence: Can we turn around the economic gloom? (paywalled)
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Police want $800 for previously free use of force data
Bevan Hurley (Stuff): Police build case against ‘bumbling Jihadi’ Mark Taylor, but outdated anti-terrorism laws could see him walk free
Gordana Rodden (Stuff): Under protest: Photographers capture the Springbok tour, the foreshore and seabed hīkoi, and climate change
Kelly Dennett (Stuff): The life of a social worker: Dispelling Oranga Tamariki’s ‘baby stealer’ reputation
Kate MacNamara (Stuff): Does the end justify the means in Adrian Orr’s effort to strengthen banking?
John Anthony (Stuff): ‘Complex and diverse’: New Zealand Space Agency reveals Rocket Lab customers’ satellite plans
Brianna McIlraith (Stuff): Sitting down with Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins and how she wasn’t so scary after all
Kerre McIvor (Herald): : How Simon is building Bridges (paywalled)
Boris Jancic and Chris Knox (Herald): Will the public get to decide on euthanasia? A poll of MPs (paywalled)
Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): National is opposed to firearms bill after most changes it requested are declined
Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): New court date for Destiny Church over charity deregistration
Jim Tucker (Taranaki Daily News): The government’s energy promises to Taranaki in question
Oscar Kightley (Stuff): Apologies to Jacinda and Greta, but the Nobel Peace Prize has gone to a worthy winner
1News: Jacinda Ardern misses out on Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister
Matthew Tso (Stuff): Vietnam veteran urges old comrades to seek overdue medical help
Quinton Hita (E-Tangata): One reo to rule them all?
ODT Editorial: Welcome moves against predators
Chris Morris (ODT): City abuses referred to Vatican
Siouxsie Wiles (Stuff): When it comes to NZ drugs, better safe than sorry
Greta Yeoman (Spinoff): Marriage equality, five years on: we ask opposing MPs if they’d still vote no
Mikaela Wilkes (Stuff):If Sir Elton John could be any woman alive he’d be Jacinda Ardern
Herald: Elton John says if he could be any woman alive, he would want to be Jacinda Ardern
Herald: ‘We need Ghostbusters’: Department of Internal Affairs staff say building is haunted by spectre in basement