NZ Politics Daily: 7 September

NZ Politics Daily: 7 September

Mall terror attack
Clarke Jones (Guardian): I assessed the Auckland terrorist – our approach to extremism has to change
Anneke Smith (RNZ): Muslim leader ‘baffled’ Corrections passed up rehabilitation offer for LynnMall terrorist
Edward O’Driscoll (Newshub): Community leaders say Corrections shouldn’t have housed supermarket terrorist in mosque
Charlotte Cook (RNZ): Terrorist threw faeces, assaulted staff – Corrections
Gordon Campbell: On why terrorism law changes can’t be rushed
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Hollow laugher, mixed with tears
David Hall (Stuff): Choosing to avoid the trap of those who use violence to encourage more violence
RNZ: Grant Robertson on counter-terror laws: ‘It is important to get this right’
1 News: Another terrorist attack ‘going to happen again’ in NZ, expert warns
Marena Mane (Māori TV): Māori Party opposes anti-terrorism legislation bill
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Jacinda Ardern exploring whether all options to deport terrorist were exhausted
Thomas Manch (Stuff): PM says reviews will provide answers on terrorist’s management, as questions mount
Lana Andelane (Newshub): Govt did everything in its power to protect public from Aathil Samsudeen – Grant Robertson
Sam Hurley (Herald): The charges dismissed against Auckland’s lone wolf terrorist Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen
Jared Savage and Sam Hurley (Herald): Auckland mall terrorist forged medical documents, boasted about duping immigration officials
Edward Gay (Stuff): Supermarket terrorist made disturbing internet searches after buying knife
David Fisher and Jared Savage (Herald): Terrorist became fixated on an individual in weeks leading up to stabbings (paywalled)
Jared Savage (Herald): Samsudeen spoke of Anzac Day knife attack, making a bomb, according to flatmate 
Newstalk ZB: Criminal lawyer: Changes to terrorism suppression laws long overdue
Jordan Bond (RNZ): Opportunity to deport LynnMall terrorist missed if considered security threat – lawyer
Newstalk ZB: Lawyer: Immigration Minister ‘can’t boot refugees out’
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): Time to take an Australian approach to immigration
ODT Editorial: Ponderous, dangerous and murky
Zane Small (Newshub): Judith Collins understands frustration over New Lynn Countdown terrorist Aathil Samsudeen ‘gaming the system’
Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Changes to armed offenders squads still possible as police grapple with ‘high-risk situations’
Sarah Robson (RNZ): LynnMall attacker spent years under watchful eyes
RNZ: Man chased by LynnMall terrorist says Kiwis stood up ‘for what’s right
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Police Commissioner Andrew Coster issues warning over misinformation circulating on social media
Herald: Police warn of fake news on social media
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Audrey has questions

Alert level changes, rules
Karen Rutherford (Stuff): Experts question why face masks aren’t mandatory in schools under alert level 2
Lee Kenny, Jody O’Callaghan and Steven Walton (Stuff): Masks in schools ‘recommended but not mandated’ at level 2
Ben Strang (RNZ): Govt, police unable to enforce mandatory scanning of QR codes
1 News: ‘Calculated risk’ moving to Level 2 with Covid-19 cases still in Auckland – Hendy
Derek Cheng (Herald): Why the case for level 2 was strong, and for 2.5 even stronger (paywalled)
Jamie Morton (Herald): Keep bars and restaurants shut at ‘Delta Level 2’ expert says
Karen Coltman (Stuff): Mandatory Covid-19 tracing not quite mandatory 
RNZ: Checkpoint: Modified alert level 1 possible again for NZ – Professor Baker
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Eventual alert level 1 move might not be as free as before – Michael Baker
1 News: Auckland could drop to Level 3 even with new cases – Michael Baker
Jamie Morton (Herald): Delta outbreak could total fewer than 900 cases – model
Liz McDonald, Steven Walton and Hanna McCallum (Stuff): Relief for some at new level 2, but dismay at tougher rules
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): The alert level two rules have changed for delta – here’s what you need to know
RNZ: ‘Delta 2’: What’s changed with alert level 2
ODT: Walking into our ‘Delta Dawn’
Herald Editorial: Life on a new level , for some
Michael Neilson (Herald): Level 2 for all but Auckland, focus on stamping out last cases
Georgina Campbell and Jack Crossland (Herald): Wellington hospitality businessman says new level 2 a ‘million times more difficult’
Imran Ali (Northern Advocate): Level 2 delights businesses
Rahul Bhattarai (Herald): Hospitality and retail industries welcome move to alert level 2
Herald: Air New Zealand announces changes for new alert level 2
Hamish McNeilly and Vicki Anderson (Stuff): Change to online flight bookings after non-exempt travel breaches revealed
Juliet Speedy (Newshub): Many South Islanders losing patience with alert levels as days tick by without community case

Government management of outbreak, expert advice
Jo Moir (Newsroom): PM says Bloomfield advised against pre-flight tests
Richard Harman (Politik): The changing Covid strategy (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): Why Judith Collins feels sorry for Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins(paywalled)
Anke Richter (RNZ): Foreign media misinformation pushes ‘Saint Jacinda’ from her pedestal
Luke Malpass (Stuff): The 1pm Review – It’s Delta 2 and it is out to protect you!
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Southland pub under fire for ‘abhorrent’ window sign comparing Jacinda Ardern to Adolf Hitler
Heath Moore (Herald): Bluff bar’s ‘disturbing’ sign compares Ardern to Hitler, Covid response to Jewish atrocities
Laura Smith (ODT): Criticism, some support for Bluff pub’s sign
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Health Ministry has no plans to join England in drafting Shielded Patients List
RNZ: Covid-19 in NZ in numbers

Vaccine rollout, mandatory vaccination
RNZ: Māori vaccine equity scheme criticism blows back on Seymour
Amelia Wade (Newshub): ACT leader David Seymour defends saying Māori shouldn’t be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccines amid pile-on
Henry Cooke (Stuff): ‘Low-life move’ – David Seymour under fire for tweeting out Māori vaccine access code
Anna Whyte (1 News): Te Pāti Māori label Seymour’s sharing of Māori vaccine code ‘low life move’
Zane Small (Newshub): ACT leader David Seymour faces backlash for post encouraging public to use Māori code to get COVID-19 vaccine without booking
Whatitiri Te Wake (Māori TV): David Seymour shares Māori vaccine access codes; ‘the dirtiest of his lows’
Michael Neilson (Herald): Act’s David Seymour under fire over Māori vaccination comments
Newstalk ZB: David Seymour: People are sick and tired of a government that frames every issue through the lens of ethnicity
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Government likely to announce whether it has secured extra vaccines today
Joanne Naish (Stuff): Customs justified in sacking border worker who refused to get Covid-19 vaccine – employment authority rules
Mare Haimona-Riki (Māori TV): Vaccination rates among Māori quadrupled in Tāmaki
Naomi Arnold (RNZ): ‘Google it’: Ill man horrified by vaccine advice
Laura James (1 News): Kiwi friends build website to help speed up vaccinations
Bernadette Basagre (Stuff): Dairy farmers have ‘no time’ for vaccinations during calving season

Border, MIQ, immigration
Andy Fyers (BusinessDesk): The strange case of the non-existent MIQ records (paywalled)
Ben Strang (RNZ): MIQ breaches include two staff members not wearing masks appropriately
Mike Treen (Daily Blog): Why is SkyCity offering a 15% pay rise?
Newstalk ZB: 385 Australians visited Rarotonga via Cook Islands Travel Bubble
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Forty percent fall in deportations from New Zealand
Stuff: No entry, no exit. Fortress New Zealand’s doors are sealed shut
Adam Burns (RNZ): Mid Canterbury migrants push for return of work visa
Chris Tobin (Stuff): Visa frustrations push Timaru dairy worker towards Australia
Torika Tokalau (Stuff): Seasonal employment travel bubble with Pacific nations put on hold

Contact tracing, testing
1 News: Saliva test developer ‘frustrated’ by Government’s slow uptake
1 News: Weekly Covid testing mandatory for workers crossing Auckland’s border
Josephine Franks (Stuff): Essential workers crossing the Auckland border must have weekly tests

Health system
RNZ: The Detail: Increasing ICU bed numbers is not that simple
Neil Lindsay, Tom Baker, Octavia Calder-Dawe (Newsroom): Apps won’t save us from mental health crisis
Jane Nixon (Newshub): Gumboot Friday offering free online counselling for youth
Malcolm Mulholland (Herald): The value of a New Zealander’s life (paywalled)
Matt Burrows (Newshub): Royal NZ College of GPs speaks out against Ivermectin, says it’s ‘strongly not recommended’ as COVID-19 treatment
Louisa Steyl (Stuff): 200 children on dental waiting list in the south
Emma Russell (Herald): Deadly cancer error: Man dies after ‘unacceptable’ failure by Taranaki DHB
Sarah Rhodes (Newsroom): Covid’s forgotten health care worker
Mitchell Alexander (Newshub): Wellington Free Ambulance Onesie Day street appeal canned again because of COVID-19

Cases, demographics
Herald: Waitakere Hospital patient placed in same room as Covid positive case
Samantha Gee (RNZ): Middlemore infection: Testing for Covid-19 before hospital entry ‘not possible’
Michael Morrah (Newshub): 91yo ‘absolutely appalled’ he shared Middlemore Hospital room with COVID-positive patient
Jane Nixon (1 News): Middlemore Covid case ‘should have been isolated sooner’ – Bloomfield
Lincoln Tan (Herald): Infected Middlemore Hospital patient – son’s fury after father shared room
Herald: Patients, staff in two Middlemore wards with positive case now ‘close contacts’

Wage subsidy, business, economy
Duncan Bridgeman (Herald): Air NZ, McDonald’s franchisees among biggest wage subsidy recipients so far (paywalled)
Riley Kennedy (ODT): Almost $50m of subsidy for the South
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Long wait for some business owners to get wage subsidy (paywalled)
Benn Bathgate (Stuff): Some hospo businesses ‘opening the doors to lose money’ in level 2
Georgia O’Connor-Harding (Herald): Hospitality NZ warns industry won’t survive lockdown without intervention
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Storm brewing as builders unable to offer fixed prices due to shortages
David Hargreaves (Interest): Westpac economists say supply chain problems may get worse before they get better
Non Pelletier (RNZ): Christmas delayed? Supply struggles suggest swift shopping
Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Ski field level 2 openings relief after ‘disastrous’ season
Jenny Ling (Northern Advocate): Northland tourism operators struggle amid mental health survey findings(paywalled)
Brook Sabin (Stuff): Air New Zealand adds 400 flights as domestic travel returns
John Berry (Stuff): Here’s how Covid has changed the business landscape

Police checkpoints, community checkpoints
Waatea News: No point in unofficial checkpoints says MP
Denise Piper (Stuff): Iwi say checkpoints with police are reducing non-essential traffic

Lockdown compliance, enforcement, misinformation
Mihingarangi Forbes and John Boynton (Newshub): Family who lost two brothers to COVID-19 calling on Aotearoa to take Delta seriously
Herald: Maskless man accused of spitting on essential workers
Nathan Morton (Stuff): Auckland golfers caught breaching lockdown rules
Herald: Aucklanders urged to avoid temptation of water sports as warmer weather sets in
Verity Johnson (Stuff): Youtube brainwashed your loved one…what now? 

Inequality, charities, domestic violence
Luke Kirkeby (Stuff): Lockdown brings Tokoroa a month’s worth of family violence reports in a week
CPAG: Latest jump in weekly benefit numbers highest since first lockdown
Herald: Be kind – it makes a huge difference
Taroi Black (Māori TV): New Māori food network ready to feed 200,000 whānau

Dave Armstrong (Stuff): A week is a long time in politics
Jennifer Curtin (Listener/Herald): The National Party’s identity crisis (paywalled)

Primary industries
Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern refuses to release information about Groundswell NZ
Caroline Read (ODT): Overseer does what it was designed to do
Anne Gibson (Herald): Australian involvement in South Island land deal broke law, buyer fined $20,000(paywalled)

Local government
Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Ports of Auckland staff furious over ousted CEO’s payout
Karen Pasco (ODT): Invercargill City Council making things work despite Sir Tim – report
Matthew Rosenberg (Local Democracy Reporting): Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt hits back at independent review findings
Logan Savory (Stuff): Independent review: Shadbolt ‘unavoidable and inconvenient’ distraction
ODT: Sir Tim remains ‘unavoidable and inconvenient’ distraction
RNZ: Positive council report finds Mayor Tim Shadbolt ‘unavoidable and inconvenient distraction’
Jared Morgan (ODT): Minister-ORC chairman talks welcomed
Molly Houseman (ODT): ORC Leadership role questions raised
Hamish MacLean (ODT): Landfill plan reactivated but trimmed
Janine Rankin (Stuff): Understaffed: Palmerston North City Council carrying 140 vacancies
RNZ: Masterton councillor takes up water storage fight
Robin Martin (RNZ): Taranaki council’s lack of consultation for consents ‘not good enough’ – iwi representative

Justin Giovannetti (Spinoff): How house prices are dividing the country
Catherine Smith (OneRoof): NZ listings slump set to make buying homes even harder
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Robertson comfortable with further house price increases, but wants growth rate to fall
Janine Rankin (Stuff): Three out of four council flats fail healthy homes standards
1 News: Three in five homeowners couldn’t afford to buy their home at current value

Climate change, environment
No Right Turn: Too many cows in Canterbury
Simon Wilson (Herald): Time to eliminate company car parks (paywalled)
Tim Newman (Stuff): Protecting source water the focus on new council bylaw
Jono Galuszka (Stuff): Dr Huhana Smith elected as co-chair of Horizons climate action committee
Hamish MacLean (ODT): Millions earmarked to deal with toxic waste
RNZ: Emergency work to stabilise Franz Josef Glacier stopbank

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Schools expect to run catch-up classes
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Politics of where Education is in an aspirational hole

Gavin Ellis (Knightly Views): Terror, time, and trust
Curwen Ares Rolinson (Daily Blog): NZ Herald Poll On Pursuing ‘Elimination Til Vaccination’ Is Thin End Of ‘Learn To Live With It’ Wedge
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Gower on hate – woke current affairs provides little insight
Stephen Parker (Newsroom): An unexpected ode for exiting TVNZ chief
John Anthony (Stuff): Personalised Speight’s advert ‘dangerous’ and ‘creepy’, recovering alcoholic says
Newshub: Peter Williams leaving Magic Talk as Lloyd Burr joins the station

Ernie Newman (Herald): Supermarkets aren’t the only businesses that need to look in the mirror(paywalled)
Marena Mane (Māori TV): Sawmill Workers Against Poisons group still battling for recognition and medical care
Herald: Escape from Kabul; Most NZDF crew back in NZ after ‘chaotic’ evacuation
Shaneel Lal (Guardian): It is time for New Zealand to end gay conversion practices
Hanna McCallum (Stuff): Rainbow advocates concerned by churches’ proposed amendment to conversion therapy bill
Charlotte Cook (RNZ): Some prisoners have ‘no idea’ when their trials will be heard
Gill Higgins (1 News): Woman baffled why she can’t get mobility scooter on buses
Louis Ashworth (Herald/Telegraph): New Zealand and UK fail to hit Brexit trade deal target (paywalled)
Todd Niall (Stuff): Time running out for private bid to keep America’s Cup in Auckland
Sarah Templeton (Newshub): Disgust after fantasy erotica e-book ‘Captured by a Māori Warrior’ discovered online