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New Zealand Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand.

Today’s content by Dr Bryce Edwards.

NZ First
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Where to from here? How NZ First will win in 2020
Matthew Hooton (Herald): Putting the Winston Peters party first (paywalled)
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): A mortal Peters plots a path beyond 2020
Herald Editorial: Shane Jones thrives on attention – why it’s best the PM gives him none (paywalled)
Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Soper to give evidence for Peters
Boris Jancic (Herald): Winston Peters presses on with lawsuit against National as details emerge
RNZ: Winston Peters ordered to answer questions over MSD letter
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Winston Peters raises pension question, but not the one he means to

John Armstrong (1News): Latest 1 NEWS poll should send alarm bells ringing for Jacinda Ardern, National’s fortunes turning
Peter Dunne: Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): The Government’s weakest link – Iain Lees-Galloway should be sacked

Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Law experts say parliament TV restrictions go too far
Zane Small (Newshub): Public law specialist says National Party ad using Parliament TV footage was ‘fair’
Anna White (1News): Quickfire: MPs quizzed on euthanasia referendum, gay conversion therapy, parent migrant visa changes

NZ’s oceans in peril
Emma Hatton (RNZ): Marine report: ‘Fundamental shift to the way NZ does business is required’
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): New report details threats to marine environment
Jamie Morton (Herald): Government stocktake: The four big threats hurting our big, blue backyard
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): NZ oceans threatened, 90 percent of seabirds at risk of extinction – report
Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Climate change, pollution threaten NZ’s marine environment
Emma Hatton (RNZ): NZ’s marine environment taking hits on all fronts – government report
1News: NZ’s ‘pristine beaches and clean sparkling water’ rep at risk without action, report finds
Jono Edwards (ODT): Rubbish penguins must contend with outlined
Alex Braae (Spinoff): Cheat sheet: A call to arms on New Zealanders’ abuse of the ocean
Press Editorial: An ocean report is not all bad news
Dan Satherley and Ella Prendergast (Newshub): Cut down on fish and chips to save fish and chips – LegaSea

Terrorism bill
Collette Devlin (Stuff): Labour and National accuse each other of playing politics with national security over ‘bumbling Jihad’ Mark Taylor law
RNZ: National accused of ‘grubby politicking’ on terrorism bill
Jason Walls (Herald):‘Megaphone diplomacy’ – Justice Minister calls out National over new anti-terrorism bill
Jason Walls (Herald):National Leader Simon Bridges threatens to block new terrorism bill if his demands are not met
1News: Under proposed bill, ‘bumbling jihadi’ Mark Taylor could see six years ‘of control or constraint’ in NZ – Andrew Little
David Farrar: Little says not up for negotiating despite not having the numbers!

Local government
Charlotte Graham-McLay (Guardian): ‘Youthquake’: The young New Zealanders voted into office – in between McDonald’s shifts
Mark Thomas (Herald): Is it time to call the state of our democracy a crisis? (paywalled)
Simon Wilson (Herald): A few suggestions for Phil Goff about the underused talents on Auckland Council (paywalled)
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council election: Anxious wait over close results to end late on Friday
Herald :Panuku boss Roger MacDonald goes on leave suddenly
Zizi Sparks (Rotorua Daily Post): Rotorua Lakes Council election sees diverse members elected
Gavin Ogden (Herald): Local Focus: Is this Rotorua’s next mayor?
Astrid Austin (Hawkes Bay Today) Hawke’s Bay elections: Final results confirmed as Jacoby Poulain ousted in tight race
Sue Emeny (Hawkes Bay Today): Three votes in it: Carole Isaacson wins Tararua District Council seat, the closest race in NZ
Robin Martin (RNZ): Taranaki Regional Council chair David MacLeod under fire for ‘unfair’ ads
Virginia Fallon and Joel Maxwell (Dominion Post): Council boss defends decision to contact police over mayor Mike Tana’s spending
Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Lessons for Labour in Lester’s defeat
Justin Lester (Spinoff): Real leaders lift people up: On the Wellington mayoralty
Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Kaikōura gets ‘not your average’ mayor after final votes tallied
Star News: Councillors to vote soon on their pay
Chris Morris (ODT): Hawkins extends margin in final results
Chris Morris (ODT): Benefits of China link spelt out
Tracey Roxburgh (ODT): One vote separates QLDC hopefuls; coin toss possible
Tracey Roxburgh and Daisy Hudson (ODT): Final twist in Queenstown nailbiter
Evan Harding (Southland Times): Battle on to be Invercargill deputy mayor

Industrial relations, employment
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Labour’s wants fair pay, but may have kicked it beyond the 2020 election
Hamish Rutherford (Herald): Fair Pay Agreements ‘kicked for touch’ with fresh round of consultation
RNZ: Extra funding for NZ Pacific youth employment programme

Welfare, poverty
Sarah Robson (RNZ): MSD fraud investigation review finds gaps in oversight, training
Nita-Blake-Persen (RNZ): A poverty ‘crisis’: New figures show demand for food, housing
Sarah Robson (RNZ): Number of people on jobseeker benefit climbs 10 percent
Zane Small (Newshub): Benefit receivers up more than 15,000 on the same time in 2018
Perry Wilton and Dan Satherley (Newshub): Poverty activist hits back at Bridges over rise in Jobseeker Support recipients
Newstalk ZB: Carmel Sepuloni: Beneficiary figures need to be looked at in perspective
David Farrar: Dole numbers skyrocketing
No Right Turn: “Bringing kindness back”
Dennis Welch: Asking for food

Frances Cook (Herald): The Front Page podcast: The housing crisis is about to get worse (paywalled)
Hawkes Bay Today: Panic sets in over Napier community housing rent increases (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): House prices could head back up despite economic slowdown, says Infometrics
Ben Leahy (Herald): More home loans tipped for investors in boost to house prices

Massey University’s Feminism 2020 ban, freedom of spech
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): A Bodyguard of Truths
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Massey University – misusing health and safety to strangle off free speech
Steven Cowan: Freedom of speech under attack, again

Economy, Productivity Commission report
Harry Lock (RNZ): How living and working in NZ has changed over the past 40 years
Richard Harman (Politik): Why Auckland is growing and why Tokoroa is not
Hamish Rutherford (Herald): Navigating the Coalition: A city of uncertainty for business (paywalled)

Primary and extractive industries
Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Farmers fear being penalised unfairly by healthy waterways policy
Sam McIvor (Herald): Freshwater proposals need to be fairer to farmers (paywalled)
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Live cattle exports climb despite continued calls for a halt to trade
Sharnae Hope (Stuff): Waikato farmers not out of the woods yet with Mycoplasma bovis
1News: Second hazmat incident at two different Fonterra plants in less than nine hours
Tracy Neal (RNZ):Coalition policies creating industry crisis – mining industry

Bevan Rapson (North & South): Will the ‘Greta Thunberg effect’ influence election day 2020?
Daily Blog: Pub Politics – Climate Crisis or Climate Hoax? November 11th with Scott Simpson, Geoff Simmons, Luke Wijohn & Peter Williams
Stephen Franks: Why I support Climate Change investment
David Williams (Newsroom): DoC accused of ‘blast now, think later’ in national park
Paul Gorman (Stuff): Exotic plants poised to invade NZ countryside as climate changes

RNZ: Pastoral care amendment bill passes first reading
Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Scammers use death of Canterbury uni hall student Mason Pendrous to raise money
Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Graduate urges te reo for classrooms programme be extended
1News: More than 500 educators graduate programme aimed at strengthening te reo in classrooms
Laura Walters (Newsroom): Police, MP called in over Auckland school bullying
Aaron Leaman (Waikato Times): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives support to Waikato University’s The Pā project

Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): TV channels shouldn’t be asking Govt for help
Mark Jennings and Tim Murphy (Newsroom): TV Three faces Christmas in the dark

Dave Gooselink (Newshub): Otago University psychiatrists call on colleagues to reject euthanasia, David Seymour says it’s ‘disappointing’
Newstalk ZB: Psychiatry professor criticises ‘discriminatory’ euthanasia

Clayton Mitchell in Tauranga bar incident
1News: Head of security at bar NZ First MP was kicked out of says staff deserve an apology
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): NZ First MP kicked out of bar accuses Young Nats of ‘trying to stir something up’
Derek Cheng (Herald): NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell: I was the victim and deserve an apology
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): NZ First MP kicked out of bar denies accidentally hitting staff member
1News: New Zealand First MP who was kicked out of Tauranga bar says allegations are ‘politically motivated’
Derek Cheng (Herald): NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell removed from Tauranga bar on Saturday
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): ‘We are the law’: NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell and friend in incident at Tauranga bar
1News: New Zealand First MP kicked out of bar after ‘misunderstanding’ with security

Mental health
Andrew McRae (RNZ): Victim’s family: $100m mental health unit ‘not going to make change we need’
1News: Govt invests $100m to replace Waikato mental health facility criticised for 2015 patient death
Derek Cheng (Herald): Government announces $100 million for new mental health facility in Hamilton (paywalled)
Libby Wilson (Stuff): New $100m mental health unit for Waikato DHB
Zane Small (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern and David Clark announce $100 million for Waikato mental health facility
Spinoff: Pinned down, stripped naked, locked in seclusion: my NZ mental health system story
Zane Small (Newshub): National MP Maggie Barry accused of ‘hijacking’ mental health advocate’s submission

Brian Easton (Pundit): Reorganising The Governance Of DHBs
Oliver Lewis (Stuff): District health boards not giving low-paid workers the living wage
Farah Hancock (Newsroom): NZ ‘could have protected’ Samoa from measles
Jenny Meyer (RNZ): Samoa Govt expects measles epidemic to escalate
Damian George (Stuff): Another measles case reported in Wellington as number of cases continues to grow
ODT Editorial: Piling on the beef

Gangs and the Police
Derek Cheng (Herald): Police trial: Armed police in special vehicles to be on regular patrol
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Deported Australian gang members predicted to attempt to corrupt police
Ross Meurant: The gangs are trying to corrupt the police

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Royal Commission: Jehovah’s Witness elders told to destroy documents
Kate Newston (RNZ): NZ’s top 50 private landowners revealed
Te Aniwa Hurihanganui and Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Ihumātao protesters shut out of goverment talks
Derek Cheng (Herald): Treasury advice on gun buyback: Little evidence it will avoid gun-related deaths
Amanda Saxton (Stuff): ‘Very sneaky’: Oranga Tamariki charges Auckland dad $110 an hour to see son
1News: Commerce Commission obtains court order to protect ‘sensitive’ information from stolen computer
Jono Galuszka (Manawatū Standard): Minister sees no widespread problems after Palmerston North building woes revealed
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Just 18% of top company roles held by non-NZ Europeans
Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Senior management roles still dominated by white men – report
Lincoln Tan (Herald): Indian couples struggle to cope with partnership visa delays to New Zealand (paywalled)
Vivian Hutchinson (Spinoff): Remembering the New Zealand Wars and the work yet to be done
1News: Slips on highway could leave Raetihi businesses crippled for months, delay access to hospital
Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Vision NZ campaign manager Jevan Goulter denies racism accusations by ‘left wing crackpots’
Harrison Christian (Stuff): Lost in translation: Differences in Chinese and English reports on Sir John Key’s China visit
Jason Walls (Herald): Former Prime Minister John Key met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing this week
Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern absent from BBC’s Top 100 Women list
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Send criminal refugees on ‘the first plane home’ – justice advocate