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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 8 November 2017 – Today’s content

Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage.  The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] Opening of Parliament RNZ: Parliament’s opening ‘a first day farce’ Claire Trevett (Herald): National makes Government look like fools as it blackmails Labour for Speaker vote Newshub: Chris Hipkins blames ‘shambolic’ Parliamentary opening on National Newshub: Labour’s ‘unprecedented disorganisation’ shows spin and shambles – Bryce Edwards Liam Hehir (Medium): This pie analogy is the most Kiwi way of explaining electing the speaker ever Liam Hehir (Medium): Labour denies falling for second trick Claire Trevett (Herald): Nats fire warning shot on day one 1News: ‘Yesterday was a day of incompetence by the Government’ – Simon Bridges’ dramatic move in Parliament just ‘vigorous testing’ Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Red-faced Government needs to bury first-day farce, fast Herald Editorial: Opposition will keep the Government on its toes Sarah Robson (RNZ): Govt denies being hoodwinked over Speaker election vote Sarah Robson (RNZ): House trading: Nats bluff Labour on day one Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): National’s first show of power: Grinding Parliament to a halt Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): Hipkins’ creates omnishambles on first day as Leader of the House David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour fails to have numbers for Speaker so caves in on select committees Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): New Government meltdown on first day Nicholas Jones (Herald): Labour and National face-off in Parliament opening over Speaker vote Jo Moir (Stuff): Government forced to do a deal with National after failing to have the numbers in the House 1News: Watch: Confusion in Parliament during less than smooth swearing in of new Speaker Trevor Mallard 1News: MPs sworn in as New Zealand’s 52nd Parliament opens for business RNZ: MPs sworn in to 52nd Parliament Emma Hurley (Newshub): Record level of women in New Zealand Parliament Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Trevor Mallard sworn in as Speaker Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On the battle over select committees Liam Hehir (Medium): Does National have a majority? No Right Turn: The triennial reminder Winston Peters legal action Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Pension papers is why Wily Winston Peters went with Labour Richard Harman (Politik): Peters fingers English as architect of conspiracy to ruin his reputation Patrick Gower (Newshub): Winston Peters deepens ‘utu’ with legal action over pension leak Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Winston goes fishing Nicholas Jones (Herald):  Winston Peters’ legal action a ‘personal matter’, Ardern says Lynn Prentice (Standard): Suck it up political sleazers. Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Winston starts dropping lawsuits on media and Nats Toby Manhire (Spinoff): The brand new Deputy PM just served papers on the media and that is not good at all David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Winston goes fishing Herald: Winston’s legal action a ‘fishing expedition’ Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Winston Peters suing over superannuation scandal RNZ: Peters launches legal action over superannuation leak Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Winston Peters looks to sue over pension leak Patrick Gower (Newshub): Winston Peters takes legal action against National Party over leak ‘plot’ Paddles dies Herald: The last moments of Paddles, the First Cat Herald: Jacinda Ardern’s cat Paddles has died after being hit by a car Newshub: Jacinda Ardern’s cat Paddles has died after being hit by car 1News: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s cat Paddles dies after being hit by car RNZ: Jacinda Ardern’s cat Paddles has died Stuff: Paddles, Jacinda Ardern’s cat, has been killed, apparently run over Government Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Eyes of world on our Coalition of Change Brian Easton (Pundit): How Have We Changed? Tim Watkin (Pundit): A very MMP election… & a manicured mandate 1News: ‘So much emotion in the room’ – Clarke Gayford on the moment Jacinda Ardern learned she would be PM Trade Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): David Parker plots a new approach to trade 1News: Jacinda Ardern plans to negotiate ‘best interest’ for NZ in TPP negotiations Matthew Brockett (Blooberg): New Zealand’s PM Sees Benefits for Her Country in the TPP Trade Deal Economy and Reserve Bank Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Robertson faces his toughest choice Nicholas Jones (Herald): Overhaul of Reserve Bank outlined: Employment to be added as objective Jane Patterson (RNZ): ‘We want New Zealanders to be in work and to be paid well’ Liam Dann (Herald): Market relieved as Govt sets out Reserve Bank plan Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Robertson announces details of Reserve Bank review BusinessDesk: NZ govt’s operating deficit in line with expectations Employment Joshua Hitchcock (Spinoff): Māori unemployment is a national crisis Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Exploited staff numbers ‘tip of the iceberg’ – lawyer Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): Shocking number of New Zealand workers who pay to work Gordon Anderson (Newsroom): Four key principles of NZ labour law Laura Baker (Stuff): How NZ paid parental leave compares to the rest of the world Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Parental leave boost is welcome, but it could be better Rachel Clayton (Stuff): New Zealand’s big healthcare gender pay gap Mathew Brockett and Paul Allen (Bloomberg): The World’s Youngest Female Leader Targets Equal Pay for Women The Wireless: ‘Inequality will grind you down’ Steve Deane (Newsroom): The problem with equality for NZ footballers Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie (Stuff): A swelling sea change in attitude towards diversity Manus Island refugees RNZ: Court rejects restoration of services to Manus detention centre Gareth Hutchens (Guardian): Turnbull says Manus detainees aren’t scared, just manipulated by ‘activists in Australia’ Health Kirsty Johnston (Herald): Child tooth decay soars as kids have to share toothbrushes Amy Wiggins (Herald): Commissioner critical of care given to man found living in squalor Education Dominion Post Editorial: How to fix the problems with charter schools Camilla Highfield (Stuff): National Standards – let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater Housing Peter Lyons (ODT): Reality bites: housing’s heady days are over Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Ministry makes ‘no single men’ offer to push through emergency housing plan Liam Hehir (Medium): Does Labour’s workaround work? Farming and environment Russel Norman (Spinoff): Let’s untie Fonterra’s hands, and see what they can do for NZ rivers Richard Swainson (Stuff): The science of water pollution should be taken seriously Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Are there too many native birds? Alexa Cook (RNZ): Calls for a national standard for organics Tax Rebecca Stevenson (Spinoff): Offshore trusts are pretty legal – until they’re not ODT Editorial: If I had a little money… Leith Huffadine (Stuff): The Paradise Papers explained: What you need to know Mike Hosking (Herald): Do you support tax-dodging Apple? Justice Jarrod Gilbert (Herald): Boot camp idea robbed Bill English of a legacy Herald: Andrew Little confirms Teina Pora’s compensation to be increased Jo Moir (Stuff): Government announces extra compensation payout for Teina Pora, adjusted for inflation Inequality, poverty and welfare John Minto (Press): Agrees with Winston Peters: capitalism delivers for the wealthy Michael Fletcher (Herald): Welfare system needs radical shake up Stacey Kirik (Stuff): New Government puts Social Investment approach for vulnerable Kiwis under review Daniel Walker (Newstalk ZB): Data for those using social services safe, Government confirms No Right Turn: Good riddance Kelvin Teixeira (Dominion Post): Rising living costs seeing more families turning to food banks Other Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): 13,000 military-style semi-automatic weapons in NZ 1News: It is not obvious how Government will ‘crack the problem’ of Pike River re-entry, says Bill English Brian Rudman (Herald): Guy Fawkes pointless exercise in burning money Māmari Stephens (E-Tangata): Just what are we really commemorating with Rā Maumahara? Dominion Post Editorial: Mayor saves the day – for now]]>