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Today’s content

Paul Moon (Stuff): The Treaty: We have to move into a truth and reconciliation stage
Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): ‘Hold us to account’: has Jacinda Ardern honoured her 2018 Waitangi pledges?
Emma Espiner (Guardian): The treaty of Waitangi was forged to exclude Māori women – we must right that wrong
Alexander Gillespie (RNZ): Treaty of Waitangi: A legacy of colonialism, conflict and contradiction
RNZ: Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki expected to blast government at Waitangi
Simon Wilson (Herald): Andrew Little steals the show at Waitangi (paywalled)
Bronson Perich (Māori TV): Treaty Minister and Ngāpuhi speak the same language
Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): Politics to the fore as Waitangi Day commemorations get underway
Jason Walls (Herald): NZ First Leader Winston Peters: Simon Bridges ‘politicising’ Waitangi with roading promise
Thomas Coughlan (Newstalk ZB): Winston Peters to Simon Bridges: ‘You looking for trouble?’
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Simon Bridges had a point at Waitangi but it was quickly lost
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Political sparks fly at Waitangi as PM promises ‘more mahi’
Zane Small (Newshub): Simon Bridges told National is ‘wrong’ during Waitangi pōwhiri as Andrew Little praised for Te Reo speech
Bronson Perich (Māori TV): Simon says and Winston replies at Waitangi
TVNZ: Simon Bridges dubs NZ First, Greens ‘cynical’ after calling him out for politicising Waitangi
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Winston Peters won’t stand next to Simon Bridges at Waitangi powhiri
TVNZ: Winston Peters accuses media of turning Waitangi into ‘political farce’
Anna Whyte (TVNZ): Four-lane highways, Māori prison numbers and doing the ‘mahi’ raised during political welcome to Waitangi
RNZ: Politicians address iwi, hapū and whānau at the treaty grounds at Waitangi
Newstalk ZB: Govt expected to be challenged at peaceful Waitangi Day events
Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other leaders welcomed with haka at Waitangi
RNZ: Waitangi welcomes PM and politicians: the day in pictures
Zane Small (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern quiet on whether Government will return to Waitangi’s Te Tii Marae in 2021
Zane Small (Newshub): From tears to threats: How New Zealand’s recent leaders have handled Waitangi Day
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern marks free dental care as potential election issue at Waitangi
RNZ: Government invests $1.75 million to build on knowledge of waka traditions
Ryan Anderson (Stuff): New program to support young Maori leaders
Anna Whyte (TVNZ): Māori wardens offer to serve as guard of honour for PM Jacinda Ardern’s wedding
Michael Neilson (Herald): Pleas for drunk Kiwis to abstain from haka during London Waitangi Day Pub Crawl

Richard Harman: Ihumatao talks continue behind the scenes at Waitangi
James Fyfe (Newshub): ‘A dog’s breakfast’: Former Treaty Settlement Minister Chris Finlayson slams Ihumātao process
David Farrar: The PM on Ihumātao

Political donations
Yvette McCullough (RNZ): NZ First Foundation donor thought they were giving to party
Thomas Manch (Stuff): NZ First donations scandal threatens to upend election year
Alex Braae (Spinoff): Explainer: What do the new NZ First Foundation revelations show?
No Right Turn: If this is within the rules, the rules are not good enough

Liam Hehir (Spinoff): More than just electoral logic, ruling out Winston was the right thing to do
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Why Simon Bridges’ call on Winston Peters and NZ First has just made his job even harder
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): Bridges’ NZ First call was the right move but badly timed
Alex Braae (Spinoff): The fight for voters on National’s right
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): Why I still think Bridges is a placeholder leader
RNZ: No NZ First -Labour electoral pact in Northland – Ardern
1News: Shane Jones all but confirms he’ll contest Northland electorate for NZ First in this year’s election
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): New Zealand First’s Shane Jones reveals plan to take down National in Northland
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Shane Jones makes third strategic blunder of Election 2020?

Simon Collins (Herald): Students placed in motels after homestays rebel
Harry Lock (RNZ): Universities fear financial hit if foreign students are caught in the coronavirus travel ban
Simon Collins (Herald): Overseas students seek fee refunds after China travel ban
Joanne Carroll (Stuff): International students at “immense disadvantage” following travel ban
TVNZ: Chinese students decry ‘immense disadvantage’ as NZ closes border over coronavirus
Newstalk ZB: Race Relations Commissioner concerned by coronavirus-fuelled racism
TVNZ: Air NZ rescue flight has left coronavirus-affected Wuhan, set to arrive in Auckland this evening
RNZ Checkpoint: Air NZ Wuhan evacuation flight – who is onboard?
RNZ: Coronavirus evacuation flight: How bringing New Zealanders home will work
TVNZ: A glimpse into what daily life at Auckland centre for coronavirus evacuees will be like
Herald: What happens if someone arrives in New Zealand from China during entry restrictions
John Anthony (Stuff): Chinese airlines suspending New Zealand services as coronavirus measures hit passenger numbers
Herald: Three private flights from China touch down in NZ in last 10 days
Kim Moodie (Herald): Only unwell passengers being checked at NZ borders
Helen Petousis-Harris (Newsroom): Coronavirus a global ‘misinfodemic’
ODT Editorial: ‘Spillover effects’ beat virus to NZ
RNZ: Coronavirus’ economic impact will be ‘worse that SARS’, economist says
RNZ: National call for briefings so exporters understand novel coronavirus trade effects
Aimee Shaw (Herald): How the outbreak is impacting New Zealand’s hospitality sector (paywalled)
Andrew Bevin (NBR): Coronavirus hits forestry industry, crews stood down (paywalled)
Jamie Gray (Herald): Coronavirus outbreak in China snuffs out NZ forestry recovery (paywalled
Tim O’Connell (Stuff): Nelson forestry contractors brace for flow-on effects of coronavirus
TVNZ: NZ economy could lose tens of millions every week amid coronavirus outbreak
Peter Lyons (Herald): Coronavirus exposes our economy to exogenous shock (paywalled)
Jamie Gray (Herald): Global dairy prices feel the coronavirus bite (paywalled)
RNZ: Auckland Lantern Festival cancelled

Foreign affairs and trade
RNZ: The Detail: Brexit and you
Brent Edwards (NBR): Brexit won’t affect New Zealand’s trade with EU (paywalled)

Ben Strang (RNZ): Govt backs down on promise to ban elements of rodeo
Ben Strang (RNZ): Green Party criticises government for inaction to ban aspects of rodeo
1News: Animal welfare groups call for total ban on calves being used in rodeo events – ‘You wouldn’t do this to your cat or dog’
Eleanor Ainge Roy (The Guardian): New Zealand rodeo season opens amid fresh animal rights protests
Karoline Tuckey (RNZ): Rodeo supporters and protesters lock horns at Auckland event
Esther Taunton (Herald): Politics and protests just one side of rodeo, rider says

Whakaari/White Island 
Benn Bathgate (Stuff): Jurisdictional haze clouds Whakaari/White Island probe as govt hands tied on island access
George Block (Stuff): Whakaari/White Island: No approved emergency response plan at time of eruption

Janine Rankin (Manwatū Standard): New generation of nurses needed as staffing crisis threatens
RNZ: Māori missing out on early cancer diagnosis – research
Mike Houlahan (ODT): SDHB to make case for extra CT scanner
Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Safety concerns as oppressive heat taking toll at Hawke’s Bay Hospital
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Apology and payout over Capital and Coast health board’s ‘hurtful and humiliating’ email

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): The Greens didn’t completely lose at the infrastructure announcement
Gordon Campbell: Dodging a bullet over the transport cost over-runs
Denise Piper (Stuff): Northland’s mayors ask for donations to lobby for five infrastructure projects
Chloe Ranford (RNZ): Council spends fraction of infrastructure budget due to ‘lack of resources’
Eric Crampton (Newsroom): Hard numbers needed before ‘blue sky’ Port talk

Local government
Dominic Harris (Press): Quake apology on the cards for families bereaved by February 2011 tragedy
Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Former Hamilton City Council staffer alleges election spend rort
RNZ: Fault avoidance zone needed in Franz Josef – report

Poverty and inequality 
Max Rashbrooke: A wealth tax for New Zealand 
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Young mum says it’s a struggle to live paycheque-to-paycheque
Stuart Smith and Priyanca Radhakrishnan (Stuff): Are we making progress to reduce child poverty?

Matthew Littlewood (Timaru Herald): Irrigators criticise Oceania Dairy pipeline proposal
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Auckland temperature to rise 1.9 degrees by 2050 leading to more water shortages
Emma Dangerfield (Stuff): Campaign launched for Citizens Assembly on climate change in New Zealand
Alan Taylor (Whanganui Chronicle): Why I’m urging Whanganui District Council to declare a climate emergency (paywalled)
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Our junk talks volumes about our unsustainable consumerism

Transport, road safety
Jamie Morton (Herald): Booze, learner licences and police checkpoints factors in road toll rise – study
Robin Martin (RNZ): Pensioners make up 40 percent of ebike injury claims to ACC
Damian George (Stuff): Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young calls for urgent e-scooter ban on footpath

Free speech, hate speech
Dane Giraud (Stuff): Who exactly would speech restrictions be protecting?
Graeme Edgeler (Herald): Defamation law biggest threat to free speech (paywalled)
Katie Kenny (Stuff): Hate speech up since Christchurch terror attack; Government considers law changes

Melanie Reid (Newsroom): New allegations surround MP Jami-Lee Ross
Audrey Young (Herald): How Michael Cullen was right about Mike Moore (paywalled)
Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): Power imbalance in the employment tribunal and court must be addressed
Jarrod Gilbert (Herald): An important truth about our gangs (paywalled)
RNZ: Police watchdog finds authorities’ visit to man’s home illegal
TVNZ: More houses being built in Auckland than ever before – Stats NZ
Lawrence Gully (Stuff): Provincial Growth Fund projects focus on supporting Waikato youth into construction
Simon Collins (Herald): Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town to head new national polytechnic
Todd Niall (Suff): Auckland Council chief executive goes ‘full circle’ to head mega-polytech
Catrin Owen (Stuff): Kim Dotcom fails in Supreme Court appeal, ordered to pay $2.5k to GCSB
Maia Hart (Stuff): Rangitāne members ask trustee to stand down amid Heritage NZ investigation
Alice Angeloni (Stuff): Breakaway group occupies Kaikōura coast to protest ongoing rebuild