NZ Politics Daily: 11 October 2021

NZ Politics Daily: 11 October 2021

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Govt Covid strategy, expert warnings
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): The week the world-beating Covid response lost its way
Claire Trevett (Herald): Monday will tell us whether the PM has given up beating Delta and it won’t be pretty (paywalled)
Tess McClure (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern facing biggest challenge yet as New Zealand switches to Covid suppression
Keith Lynch (Stuff): Singapore, the country that decided to let Covid in
Luke Malpass (Stuff): Covid for Christmas: The jibe that could come back to haunt Labour
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Government set to revamp COVID-19 alert levels with new ‘traffic light’ system
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Focus on Politics: Viral inequality and ganging up on Covid-19
Janet Wilson (Stuff): A perilous week for the Government as the real war begins
RNZ: Easing Auckland’s restrictions ‘a very risky strategy’- public health expert
Qiuyi Tan (Herald): Northland into level 3, warning cases could ‘spiral out of control’ if Auckland restrictions ease
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Pandemic remains on ‘knife edge’ after Government eases restrictions
Liz McDonald (Stuff): Experts call for hard internal border to protect rest of NZ
ODT: South Island can stay free of virus if borders imposed say health experts
Cherie Howie (Herald): Auckland border too loose – public health expert
Herald: A new regional plan could save lives, Michael Baker says
Herald Editorial: Daily case uptick and Delta spread put new pressure on approach (paywalled)
Grant Miller and Hamish MacLean (ODT): Regional borders advocated
1 News: NZ could adopt regional Covid approach, Michael Baker says
Giles Dexter (Newshub): Professor Michael Plank fears worse to come as cases climb under alert level 3
Herald: If cases continue to rise, pandemic ‘could be as deadly as Spanish flu pandemic’ – researcher
Newstalk ZB: Andrew Little: Expect Covid numbers to look better in terms of unlinked cases
Scott Palmer (Newshub): David Seymour, Judith Collins blast Jacinda Ardern for not fronting as cases spread and spike
Herald: Judith Collins calls on Jacinda Ardern to ‘front’ – ‘clearly questions PM does not want to be asked’
Luke Malpass and Brittney Deguara (Stuff): Pressure on Government for weeks ahead as Northland locks down and vaccine campaign takes centre stage
Steven Cowan (Against the current): When the going gets tough, Jacinda Ardern retreats
Keith Woodford: New Zealand needs a COVID reset
Liz Gordon (Daily Blog): At the Covid crossroads: return to level 4 now!
John Roughan (Herald): Jacinda Ardern’s positively kind campaign needs some steel (paywalled)
Mike O’Donnell (Stuff): There’s lots of choices NZ has to make on the road to the new normal
Heather Du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Don’t mourn elimination, it was holding us back (paywalled)
Bruce Cotterill (Herald): You call that a plan, Jacinda Ardern? Here’s a plan (paywalled)
Bridie Witton and Mina Kerr-Lazenby (Stuff): Case numbers rise to 60, experts say ‘expected’ but ‘concerning’
Kate MacNamara (Herald): Analysis – Government money for Covid modelling has flowed overwhelmingly to one group (paywalled)
Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Spinoff): What the Ashley Bloomfield fandom says about us
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Kiwis amused by Ministry of Health’s ‘majestic roast’ of blogger Cameron Slater
Victor Billot (Newsroom): An ode for … Brian Tamaki

Auckland, Auckland border
1 News: Ardern not ruling out Auckland moving to Level 4
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Covid-19 case numbers could soon surpass 100 a day – expert
1 News: Strict ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown may be needed for Auckland – Shaun Hendy
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Auckland’s path out of level 3 will be long, needs to be careful – experts
Newstalk ZB: Epidemiologist: We should think much harder about strengthening Auckland’s borders
Bernard Hickey (The Kākā): Dawn Chorus: Circuit breaker lockdown? (paywalled)
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Auckland border breach accused in Wellington confirmed as sex worker
Caroline Williams (Stuff): Cop on border control says it’s like ‘stuff only seen in movies’
Lydia Lewis and Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Simon Bridges expresses frustration at Bay of Plenty case being able to cross Auckland border
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): South Auckland mental health and addiction services see surge in demand
Justin Latif (Local Democracy Reporting): Fears grow for homeless Auckland youth affected by lockdown

Geraden Cann and Adam Jacobson (Stuff): ‘Grim’ future for Northland if vaccination rates don’t rise, with ‘up to 80k cases’
Troels Sommerville and Libby Wilson (Stuff): Anger as Northlanders prepare for the worst
RNZ: Thousands get vaccinated in Northland after region moves to level 3
RNZ: Iwi-led border controls back in Northland as region enters alert level 3
Caroline Williams and Ripu Bhatia  (Stuff): Iwi checkpoints back amid concern for Northland’s vulnerable and unvaccinated
Tumamao Harawira (Māori TV): Iwi in the North ready to battle with Delta
Imran Ali and Karina Cooper (Northern Advocate): Northland leaders at their wits’ end as region wakes to level 3
Karina Cooper (Northern Advocate): Northland towns waiting for Bay of Islands locations of interest stuck in ‘limbo’
Herald: 19 close contacts now linked to Northland case
1 News: Person who travelled with woman to Northland reached, but not found
Herald: Police make contact with companion of Northland case while Aucklanders flock outdoors
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Far North Mayor slams ‘some bloody idiot’ for putting region into lockdown
Edward O’Driscoll (Newshub): Whangarei’s mayor pleads for woman who travelled Northland with COVID case to come forward

Northland – Winston Peters’ gang allegations
Dan Satherley and Simon Shepherd (Newshub): Gang leader Harry Tam denies Winston Peters’ claims he helped infected woman breach COVID boundary, sparking Northland lockdown
Will Trafford (Māori TV): ‘Apologise!’ Mob leader slams Peters’ Covid, Northland allegations
1 News: Peters reveals alleged gang link, moves of Northland case
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern says ‘no evidence’ to support Northland case gang claims
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Winston vs Harry
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Winston’s epic fail using Gang friction to stir up hate is Winnie & the media at its worst

Lawrence Gullery (Stuff): Should we stay or should we go now – Waikato’s Covid-19 alert level dilemma
1 News: Hospitals bordering Waikato bracing for Delta’s arrival
1 News: Waikato MIQ hotel to become facility for local cases
William Hewett (Newshub): Waikato MIQ facility to become quarantine facility for local community cases
Māori TV: Record number of vaccinations administered in Waikato on Friday

Bay of Plenty
1 News: Person who tested positive for Covid-19 in Katikati retests negative
Karen Rutherford (Newshub): Katikati residents worry it’s too easy to cross COVID-19 alert level borders
1 News: Mayor praises Katikati Covid case for getting tested, vaccinated, using Tracer app
1 News: Katikati locals out in force for testing after positive case
Maryana Garcia (Herald): ‘Low risk’ of Katikati case spreading virus to others, health officials say

Govt to purchase new Covid antiviral drug
Mina Kerr-Lazenby (Stuff): Pharmac signs deal for experimental treatment pill molnupiravir
RNZ: New Zealand signs deal to purchase new Covid-19 treatment
Zoe Holland (Herald): Government signs advanced purchase agreement for Covid-19 treatment pill
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): Pharmac negotiates deal to buy COVID-19 drug molnupiravir
1 News: NZ secures access to new Covid-19 drug
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Govt tries to regain covid agenda with early antivirals move (paywalled)
Matthew Hooton (Patreon): Prime Minister saves lives by overruling bureaucrats on Merck Covid pill(paywalled)

Outbreaks in gangs
1 News: Q+A: Māori Development Minister meets with gangs over vax
Michael Neilson (Herald): Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson meets with gangs over vaccinations
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Cabinet Minister Willie Jackson has meeting with gang members about vaccination
RNZ: Health experts to work with Mongrel Mob on vaccine hesitancy
Simon Mercep (1 News): Black Power president rolls up sleeve as Covid-19 jab encouragement

Testing, contact tracing
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Covid testing report a sharp wake-up call for Ministry of Health(paywalled)
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): New strategy could overwhelm contact tracing
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Govt plans to confiscate private testing labs!!!

Vaccine certificate, mandatory vaccination, incentives
Herald: Epidemiologist is calling for Prime Minister to mandate vaccinations
Alexa Cook (Newshub): Aged care sector begs Govt for vaccine mandate, else ‘residents will die’
Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Confusion for business owners over ‘no jab, no job’ dilemma
RNZ: Vaccine certificates need legal backing – hospitality sector
Janine Starks (Stuff): A vaccination pass is coming, just don’t punish the hospitality industry
Jack Tame (Newstalk ZB): We should use Vaccine Passports nearly everywhere
Jenny Nicholls (Stuff): Vaccine mandates are coming, and I couldn’t be happier
Lawrence Gullery (Stuff): No jab, no job debate gathers momentum in local government
Ellen O’Dwyer (Stuff): Greater Wellington councils consider mandatory vaccination for council staff
Gary Hamilton-Irvine (Hawkes Bay Today/Herald): Napier Port – All frontline workers jabbed as CEO proposes mandatory vax for all workers (paywalled)
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Government’s plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for teachers met with pushback
Ellen O’Dwyer (Stuff): Education sector waiting as announcement expected on teacher and staff vaccination on Monday

Vaccine rollout
Finn Hogan and Simon Shephered (Newshub): Lagging vaccination rate will be ‘literally fatal’ for Māori – Dr Rawiri Jansen
Morgan Godfery (Stuff): Better public policy decisions could have prevented our vaccine inequalities
Laura Walters (Stuff): New vaccination data proof of Govt’s broken promise to Māori
Tumamao Harawira (Māori TV): Shot Bro’ 30,000-plus Māori receive first jab over the last three days
Will Trafford (Māori TV): Record day for Māori vaccinations; Covid cases hit 44
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Record 10,000 Māori vaccinated in one day
Craig Kapitan (Herald): Whānau Ora demands unvaccinated Māori contact info – court hearing set
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): PM visits Ruatorea to help beef up vaccinations
Alice Wilkins (Newshub): Vaccines available on sideline of Saturday rugby in Ruatoria as Jacinda Ardern continues East Coast blitz
Bernard Hickey (The Kākā): Dawn Chorus: The PM’s unexpected vaccine trip to Murupara (paywalled)
RNZ: Court sets date over bid to access Māori health data
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): The Ministy of Health needs to give Whānau Ora the unvaccinated Māori details
Tina Ngata (E-Tangata): Te Tiriti and vaccination rates
Malcolm Mulholland (Stuff): Remember the lessons of history, Māori: Get vaccinated now
Derek Cheng (Herald): Covid 19 vaccine boosters: Govt has ample supply. Evidence suggests they help. Why not do this?
Sam Sherwood and Sophie Cornish (Stuff): Emails reveal tensions between Police Association and minister over jabs
Māori TV: ‘Huge success’: Over 1000 turn up for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s overnight vaccine event
RNZ: Pasifika church members urge others to get Covid-19 vaccine
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Paul Te Hiko encourages people to get vaccinated after losing brothers to Covid-19
RNZ: Restaurant owner gets behind vaccinations with free fish and chips
Herald Editorial: Signs of hope as vaccine rollout gets turbo-charged (paywalled)
Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris (Spinoff): As summer beckons, you vaccine questions – answered
Miriam Burrell (Herald): Experts support shorter Pfizer vaccine gap between shots
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Christians can do more than pray over Covid-19: Vaccination encouraged
Siouxsie Wiles (Stuff): Get ready for Super Saturday
Amber Allott (Stuff): Misinformation, complacency blamed for low vaccination rates in rural district
Conan Young (RNZ): Inaccessibility of rural healthcare reflected in low vaccination rates – expert
Cate Broughton and Michael Wright (Stuff): Inside the fight to improve one of the worst vaccinated areas in New Zealand
Anna Whyte (1 News): Is your region at the top or bottom of the Covid-19 vaccination ladder?
1 News: Vaccine rates by district – See how your town is doing
Cherie Howie (Herald): Dunedin vaccination top town, Auckland in top 10
Stuff Editorial: Getting to those hard to reach places
1 News: Campaign underway to have 90% of Canterbury fully vaccinated by Labour Day
Nikki Flexman (Stuff): Being privileged doesn’t have to mean entitled 

Cases, demographics
Rawiri Taonui (Māori TV): Warning to expect ‘many more Māori cases’
Janine Rankin (Stuff): Covid-19 positive driver in Palmerston North Hospital
Herald: Auckland Hospital staff member tests positive

Kristin Hall (Newshub): Experts call for updated mask guidelines to help beat Delta
Reweti Kohere (Spinoff): The dos and don’ts of storing face masks

Border, MIQ, immigration
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): ‘Massive divisions’ – Greens call for extension of one-off residence
RNZ: Checkpoint: Grounded Kiwis launches legal action against govt over MIQ system
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Migrants kept in NZ by MIQ lock-out considering giving up on Kiwi life
Hanna McCallum (Stuff): Teen who hasn’t seen dad in 2 years tells Prime Minister MIQ system is ‘flat-out ridiculous’
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Legal challenge to Government’s MIQ system could be heard before Christmas
Tom Hunt (Stuff):$72,000 in 23 hours for legal challenge against MIQ
Stuff: Waikato hotel moves from MIQ to quarantine facility
Louisa Steyl (Stuff): Health sector ‘mystified’ over struggle to get staff into NZ
Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Aerospace companies desperate to get key staff across the border are looking at shifting some work overseas
Duncan Bridgeman (Herald): An issue that’s not going to go away (paywalled)
Grant Bradley (Herald): Airfare warning as international travel gears up (paywalled)
Mina Kerr-Lazenby (Stuff): Fiji Airways to resume New Zealand flights from December 1

Business, economy, wage subsidy
1 News: Confidence in NZ’s economic future dropping, poll finds
Andrea Vance (Stuff): From a collective near-death experience to a struggle for survival in a cruel economy
Richard Harman (Politik): Treasury on paying for covid: Increase taxes or cut spending
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Reserve Bank’s inflation mandate unlikely to survive Covid
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): 2021 Mood of the Boardroom scores
RNZ: Lockdown extensions causing ‘economic carnage’ – businesses
Jane Phare (Herald): ‘It’s fearful out there’: Hospitality owners plead for help (paywalled)
Liam Dann (Herald): New strategy offers Government chance for fresh start with business (paywalled)
1 News: ‘Crushed hope’ — Auckland CBD businesses angry over Govt’s Covid roadmap
Liz McDonald (Stuff): Govt asked to grant travel exemptions so new $475m convention centre can open
RNZ: Building consent bottleneck slows residential construction
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Aluminium smelter may not close in 2024, briefing prepared for Ardern shows
Matt Nippert (Herald): Pandora Papers – Jersey trusts connected to Eric Watson re-established ahead of Glenn ruling (paywalled)
Chris Keall (Herald): Can the 2degrees-Orcon merger win approval? Experts’ verdict (paywalled)
Nadine Porter (Stuff): Shelf life to shelf rife: Why private supermarket brands could kill suppliers 
Anne Gibson (Herald): Reinforcing steel bar, mesh shortage to hit $26b sector: industry chief raises alarm(paywalled)

Electoral law review
ODT Editorial: Consensus on law reform unlikely
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Electoral Law Review: Keep Parliamentary term 3 years!
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Electoral Law Review: Lower voting age to 16 now!
Jack Macpherson and Will Irvine (Stuff): Why lowering the voting age must be top of electoral reform
Andrew Gunn (Stuff): Taking the pulse of the ‘informed’ on the voting age
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Electoral Law Review: Cancelling Coat tailing + enrolment bias hurts Māori politically
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Electoral Law Review: Why we should publicly fund elections

Parliament and Parties
David Fisher (Herald): Inside National’s search for survival and a path back to power (paywalled)
Eva Corlett (Guardian): New Zealand opposition leader Judith Collins’ struggle for relevance
David Fisher (Herald): Wealthy political donor speaks on why his money has gone to National instead of Act (paywalled)
Matthew Hooton (Patreon): No stars means National has no choice but to do it right paywalled)
1 News: Seymour credits stability for improved ACT fortunes
Michael Neilson (Herald): Act party on 25 years in Parliament, the Treaty, vaccination rollout and why they are ‘fighting for the underdog’ (paywalled)
Fleur Guthrie (Womens Weekly): Act leader David Seymour’s heartbreak: ‘The women who helped me heal’
Herald: Judith Collins heads back to Auckland as Parliament relaxes vaccine rules
Audrey Young (Herald): NZ First leader Winston Peters comes out of hibernation (paywalled)
Peter Wilson (RNZ): The Week in Politics: Transition confusion and Auckland’s road to nowhere
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): As the PM tours Ruatoria, the wheels have fallen off her Covid-19 communication
Jessica Mutch McKay (1 News): One of the toughest weeks for PM at Covid helm
Lloyd Burr (Magic): A week in politics the government will be glad is nearly over
Steve Braunias (Herald): The secret diary of the Hermit Kingdom (paywalled)

Water reforms, Local government
Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Call for open debate on Ngāi Tahu representation bill
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): ‘Trust issues’ as councils carve out new role in health and education
Seni Iasona and Juliet Speedy (Newshub): Christchurch’s iconic Wizard sacked from council role
Charlie Gates (Stuff): Council to stop paying The Wizard $16,000 a year after 23 years on the payroll
Steven Walton (Stuff): Memo warned of ‘realistic’ risk of budget blowout on Christchurch stadium
Joel MacManus (Stuff): One year to go: The big issues that will define the Wellington local body election
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington city councillor Malcolm Sparrow resigns after health scare
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayoral race: Politics is in the family for youngest candidate Jake Law
Katy Jones (Stuff): Council approves change to library decision-making timeline
Matthew Rosenberg (Local Democracy Reporting): Minister Nanaia Mahuta defends Māori involvement after councillors criticise ‘asset grab’
Stuart Crosby (Stuff): Until we reach the final proposal, opting in or out is moot
Neville Male (Stuff): Three Waters political naivety no excuse from our elected officials

Mina Kerr-Lazenby1 News: Q+A: 80 Covid cases treated, but no transmission so far at Middlemore Hospital
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): 70 pct of Kiwis want Government to give Pharmac more money – survey
Rachel Thomas (Stuff): ICU anaesthetist urges leaders: ‘Don’t drop the ball now’
Janine Rankin (Stuff): Palmerston North Hospital wards short-staffed 30 per cent of the time
Peter Davis (Herald): No man is an island; HIV/Aids epidemic lessons we can learn from (paywalled)
Mervyn Dykes (Stuff): Worse than Covid: The effects of past disease outbreaks still being felt
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Mental health staff providing just two sessions a day, but Government says programme will hit target
Ian Powell (NZCPR): Abolishing district health boards without mandate or insight
Muriel Newsman (NZCPR): Labour’s Health System Failure
Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Māori with chronic pain given pills instead of adequate healthcare
Ella Stewart (RNZ): Physios question why retail can open in step 2, but they still can’t work
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Medical abortions to be available through GPs, midwives in Govt shake-up
Vincent Ochilet (Stuff): World Mental Health Day: We need to talk about Pasifika
Josephine Franks (Stuff): Coercive control: Lockdown a ‘perfect storm’ for threats, gaslighting and intimidation
Jim Tucker (Stuff): Government’s love for the aged has a bad ending

Craig Renney (Spinoff): There’s no downside to raising the minimum wage
Laura Walters (Stuff): Early childhood centres continue with ‘illegal’ lockdown pay and leave practices
Catherine Delahunty (E-Tangata): Fighting Poison: The suffering of sawmill workers poisoned by chemicals at work continues to be ignored
Sasha Borissenko (Herald): Some legal workers effectively on sub-minimum wage (paywalled)

Farah Hancock (RNZ): Kiwis in need of legal aid stung by interest that outstrips mortgage rates
No Right Turn: Repeal this unjust law
1 News: Auckland jury trials suspended for October
Aroha Mane (Māori TV): Northland iwi: The Māori language must have mana in courts
Tara Shaskey (Stuff): Police incorrectly hand out $47k in speeding tickets following council blunder

Ethan Te Ora (Stuff): Life in unaffordable council housing — the social housing tenants paying an untenable cost
Herald: Call for Wellington council’s bleeding social housing arm to get $16m rates refund
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): House prices rise in all regions, and mostly at a quicker pace, QV finds
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Housing crisis: Could a Berlin-style nationalisation of housing happen in New Zealand?
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Housing crisis: All-time price hikes for Wellington and Canterbury, but hope on horizon
Ben Leahy (Herald): Covid and the housing market: Is a price fall coming? (paywalled)
RNZ: House price growth picks up as buyers vie for limited stock
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Nil rentals, just two homes for sale as Murchison housing shortage bites 
Hawkes Bay Today (Herald): No fixed abode: Pregnant women in temporary homes struggle to get care, Hastings midwife says (paywalled)

Environment, climate change, conservation
Rod Oram (Newsroom) The harsh climate truth about methane
No Right Turn: Climate Change: Preparing for the flood
Eloise Gibson (Stuff): NZ ‘actively considering’ joining methane pledge, numbers no barrier
Olivia Wannan (Stuff): Why next month’s climate conference is such a big deal
Reuters (RNZ): Beyond coal: End to deforestation sought at COP26 climate summit
Kiri Gillespie (Herald): ‘Sobering news’: Bay of Plenty greenhouse gas emission increase spurs call for change (paywalled)
RNZ: Researchers link 700-year-old soot found in Antarctica to fires set by early Māori

Barbara Dreaver (1 News): Number of Pasifika high school students now working full time a growing concern
Lee Kenny (Stuff): $25m for struggling students not spent 14 months after announcement
Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Parents say Māori children in Lower Hutt school immersion unit being marginalised
Jessica Roden (1 News): Nelson school for high needs students struggling with low enrolment number
Daisy Hudson (ODT): Shock over closure of cancer gym
Dubby Henry (Herald): School zones: Family links keep priority status on ballot after thousands of submissions (paywalled)
Ellen O’Dwyer (Stuff): University’s upkeep questioned after ‘unliveable’ student houses demolished

Kerre McIvor (Newstalk ZB): We must be careful with roadside drug testing
David Greig (BusinessDesk): The case against light rail (paywalled)
RNZ: South Auckland train stations move closer to construction

Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Anger management and roadmaps to nowhere
Karl du Fresne: Toxic Tova’s weird obsession with Judith Collins
Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Susana Lei’ataua: Spreading her wings

Lucy Craymer (Stuff): Former guard at New Zealand base shot dead by Taliban
RNZ: Commissioner pleased seniors can access pensions in Australia
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): New Zealand Superannuation Fund 20 years on: Is the Super Fund on track?(paywalled)
Damien Grant (Stuff): Why we should be kinder to the animals we eat
RNZ: The Detail: Our electricity market and your power bills
Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Covid-19 lockdowns causing more Pasifika to turn to online gambling
Terry Baucher (Interest): Te wiki o te tāke: Bright-line test rollover relief, Inland Revenue consults on land taxation and cross border worker issues, and what could be the fallout from the Pandora Papers?
Will Trafford (Māori TV): Covid crisis in Māori TV and Film
Michelle Duff (Stuff): Tens of thousands of parents miss child support payments – it’s up to many of the remaining parents to figure out why
Maxine Jacobs (Stuff): Aotearoa, Nu Tīreni, New Zealand — it’s a complicated issue
Anna Leask and Kurt Bayer (Herald): This young person will die: Judge, Children’s Commissioner demand Oranga Tamariki ‘do more’ to keep young person safe, secure, alive
Daisy Hudson (ODT): Investigation ordered into former Dunedin priest
Chris Schulz (Spinoff): Clarke Gayford is stuck in trucking hell
Simon Draper (Stuff): Our island nation’s place in the newly-coined ‘Indo-Pacific’