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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 10 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. [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). Trade Vernon Small (Stuff): TPP ‘agreed in principle’ as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrives in Vietnam Audrey Young (Herald): We have a deal? TPP ‘agreed’ as Jacinda Ardern lands for Apec Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Jacinda Ardern: TPP talks ‘down to the wire’ Corin Dann (1News): Winston Peters hits the world stage in group photo with APEC Foreign and Trade ministers in Vietnam Gordon Campbell (Werewolf):On Ardern’s trade battles at APEC Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern’s top priority at Apec will be survival of TPP Audrey Young (Herald): Make-or-break time for TPP deal Vernon Small (Stuff): PM Jacinda Ardern is putting even odds on the Trans-Pacific Partnership getting the tick Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): 50-50 chance of TPP deal – Ardern 1News: Jacinda Ardern heads to APEC summit for first big test on international stage Gerald McGhie (Stuff): How our diplomats can come up trumps Parliament John Armstrong (1News): Opinion: Ardern needed Peters at her side when National went for the jugular Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Chris Hipkins’ Mistake. Press Editorial: the prime minister’s positive way forward Toby Manhire (Herald): The minister whose homework was eaten by a dog Jo Moir (Stuff): Question Time: Confusion, chaos and comedy as MPs face-off for first time Claire Trevett (Herald): Speaker Trevor Mallard’s left ear the hero of the Opposition Jane Clifton (Stuff): More mirth than menace at Parliament’s first Question Time Jane Patterson (RNZ): Parliament gets off to stumbling start Jane Patterson (RNZ): Jesus, Queen dropped from Parliament prayer No Right Turn: Progress David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Good innovations from Speaker Mallard 1News: ‘They’ll be held hostage by lobbyists and laziness’ – Bill English’s scathing first speech as Leader of the Opposition Watch: Labour’s Kiri Allan lays down some slick spoken word poetry and praises Jacinda Ardern in maiden speech to Parliament Denis Welch (Opposable thumb):Real thing Laura Walters (Stuff): Breastfeeding babies in the debating chamber becoming normalized Holly Walker (Spinoff): I left parliament because I couldn’t be an MP and a mother. This week has given me hope Government Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Row erupting over level of expert scrutiny on early Government decisions Mike Hosking (Herald): This government is specialising in window-dressing, not reform Lindy Laird (Northern Advocate): Acting PM Kelvin Davis expects a bit of stick from Tai Tokerau cousins Washington Post article on govt 1News: Watch: Winston Peters launches scathing attack on article that called NZ First a far-right party poisoning New Zealand Duncan Greive (Spinoff): The shocking truth: Washington Post reveals the ‘far right agenda’ of the new Labour-led government Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): The Washington Post falls for Ben Mack Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): What Duncan Greive misses and why Ben Mack is National’s best chance of winning 2020 Pete George (Your NZ): Out of whack Mack on the ‘far right’ Winston Peters legal action 1News: Video: Deputy PM Winston Peters stonewalls journalists when grilled over pension leak legal action Mai Chen (Stuff): No quick resolution in Winston Peters superannuation leak case Dan Satherley (Newshub): Winston Peters ‘not genuine’ in coalition talks – Judith Collins Benedict Collins (RNZ): Peters’ attempts to obtain journalists’ phone records over leak ‘wrong’ Listener: We deserve better than Winston Peters’ legal stunt TOP RNZ: TOP party candidate told to resign Dan Satherley (Newshub): Gareth Morgan fires ‘pain in the arse’ candidate Stuff: ‘You’re a pain in the arse – ka kite ano, Gareth’ Laura Walters (Stuff): Gareth Morgan calls TOP candidate ‘pain in the a…’, tells her to resign National Tom Sainsbury (Spinoff): Kiwis of Snapchat: Simon Bridges, opposition MP Matthew Hooton (Metro): Auckland’s National voters were largely immune to Jacindamania Chris Bishop (Spinoff): Prouder, wealthier, more confident: 10 of the National government’s big achievements Herald: Paula Bennett impersonator returns with grim ‘confession’ about Ardern’s cat Paddles Mitch Harris (Radio Live): National Grief Cycle Environment RNZ: Govt to block new mining on conservation land Herald: Minister says no more mines on conservation land Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Mining industry caught off guard by ban No Right Turn: Orcs not welcome David Williams (Newsroom): NZ getting close to ‘peak cow’ says Minister Herald: New Zealand wants to take lead on climate change, minister to tell conference RNZ: Winter is 30 days shorter, Niwa research finds Alexia Russell (Newstalk ZB): Peters picking a fight with Japan over whaling No Right Turn: Are there too many farmers? Refugees Herald: Leading Aussies plea with PM Jacinda Ardern to save Manus refugees RNZ: Manus Island refugees given two days to move Herald: Amnesty pleads for medical care for about 90 sick Manus Island refugees Donna Miles Mojab (Herald): Refugees have no need to be grateful Employment Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Landcorp to pay 1400 workers $2.4m following seven-year pay slip up RNZ: Working group formed for ‘Hobbit law’ replacement Simon Smith (Stuff): Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says replacing Hobbit law will be ‘a joint solution’ 1News: Government reaffirms commitment to scrap ‘Hobbit Law’ which saw an end to collective negotiations for film industry workers Reserve Bank and economy Brian Fallow (Herald) : Why the long faces about the economy? Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): New Government spending will boost NZ economy, says Reserve Bank Richard Harman (Politik): Reserve Bank doubts Labour’s Kiwibuild plans Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): RBNZ wary of Robertson’s jobless target Education John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teachers, principals worried about restraint rules John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teacher censured for carrying struggling child Justin Stevenson (Stuff): Here’s why removing tertiary fees will make inequality worse John Boynton (RNZ): Māori academics gather to present research Justice and police Herald Editorial:Pora case strengthens argument for criminal cases review commission RNZ: Police unveil online alert system for missing children Housing RNZ: Hope turns to frustration as homeless men wait for housing Robin Martin (RNZ): Builders worried best timber sent overseas John Boynton (RNZ): Tūhoe prepare housing plan for tribe’s future Health Katie Kenny and Laura Walters (Stuff): Mental health inquiry in ‘preliminary stages’, minister says Aaron Leaman and Florence Kerr (Stuff): Waikato DHB won’t release Nigel Murray email Don Rennie (Werewolf): Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles? Media Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): RNZ television no direct competition to commercial stations, minister says Phil Pennington (RNZ): New Zealand’s television history archive under threat Tess Nichol (Herald): ASA rules Facebook ad implying Ardern would end child poverty with abortion misleading Helen Clark Laura Walters (Stuff): Helen Clark takes job at Global Commission on Drug Policy Herald: Helen Clark appointed to Global Commission on Drug Policy RNZ: Clark joins global drug commission Other Susan St John (Newsroom): A good start on tackling child poverty Joel Ineson (Stuff): Renewed calls for Royal Commission into abuse of people in state care Herald: Minister of Forests Shane Jones targets timber ‘shysters’ Andre Chumko (Stuff): Napier City councillors vote against establishing Māori wards Derek Cheng (Herald): Defence Minister Ron Mark requests briefing on Hit & Run issues Laura Dooney (RNZ): Shutter buildings that miss quake deadline – investor Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): ‘We are never going to let the memories of our unique tribe fade’ Deborah Coddington (Spinoff): Book of the Week: The wild life and times of ex-junkie, ex-Green MP, constant hero Sue Bradford RNZ: Sport: ‘Samoa rugby will die’ warns Leo]]>