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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 13 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 and international relations Audrey Young (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern’s diplomacy skills set to be tested in second summit in Manila Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): The fight for multilateral trade Audrey Young (Herald): Trump’s war of words over Asia Pacific Newshub: What Donald Trump’s Asia-Pacific ‘dream’ means for NZ Audrey Young (Herald): Winston Peters talks Chinese fugitives with China’s foreign minister Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Peters backs corruption drive, avoids criticism during China meeting Vernon Small (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern passes Apec test Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Exporters welcome revamped TPP, critics have doubts RNZ: TPP critics unmoved by new negotiation wins 1News: Labour-led Government strongly defends controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal Richard Harman (Politik): Labour Party on side with new TPP – so far Ric Stevens (Press) Editorial: CPTPP a shadow of its former TPP self Herald Editorial: So near yet so far on TPP Jane Kelsey (Daily Blog): Labour largely endorses National’s TPPA, but it’s not all over. What now? Lynn Prentice (Standard): TPP: A slight improvement but deservedly still a zombie Newshub: Jacinda Ardern to talk tough at East Asia Summit Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Rebranded TPP still on track to be concluded Vernon Small (Stuff): Renamed TPP ‘a damned sight better’, could be in place in a few months Audrey Young (Herald): Ardern’s Apec a mix of highly political and deeply personal Audrey Young (Herald): TPP not dead but needs more work – PM Vernon Small (Stuff): Trans-Pacific Partnership: 11 trade ministers reach deal to keep deal alive Patrick Gower (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern helps keep TPP alive Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): New TPP text brings change, outstanding issues Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): New name, hope for TPP after Canada returns to talks 1News: Jacinda Ardern says TPP Leith Huffadine (Stuff): Why is the Trans Pacific Partnerhip Agreement back on the table? RNZ: TPP deal revived once more, 20 provisions suspended Jonathan Milne (SST): Is it alive? Is it dead? The TPP has become the zombie trade deal Greg Presland (Standard): The TPP11 negotiations: ISDS provisions are gone – almost Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Jacinda dodges a TPPA bullet – elites search for next economic trigger to sabotage new Government Steven Cowan (Against the current): Jane Kelsey: The TPP deal remains toxic Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern snapped with Donald Trump at Apec as leaders don blue shirts Stuff: TPP nations ‘have made good progress’ on deal, no-show ‘a misunderstanding’ Herald: TPP deal has not sunk yet: Core elements of deal agreed, more work to be done Herald: ‘Life will go on without TPP’ David Parker says Audrey Young (Herald): ‘Silly shirts’ and Kiwi wine at Apec dinner Stuff: Jacinda Ardern, Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump together at Apec Newshub: Jacinda Ardern shakes Donald Trump’s hand Patrick Gower (Newshub): Winston Peters meets Vladimir Putin Branko Marcetic (Spinoff): The TPP v climate change: are they compatible? Alan Bollard (Asia Media Centre): Anti-globalisation, digital trade among challenges for APEC Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Final-stage stutter an ill omen for TPP Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): No one ever said trade deals were easy Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): No TPP glory for Trump Vernon Small (Stuff): Trans-Pacific Partnership talks collapse after Canada pulls out of trade deal Audrey Young (Herald): No deal: How the TPP talks collapsed Audrey Young (Herald): Trans-Pacific Partnership hitch: TPP talks ‘postponed’ after Canada no-show Audrey Young (Herald): The TPP done deal that turned out not to be Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): TPP talks collapse at final hurdle Herald:TPP agreement ends in ‘misunderstanding’ Herald: Bill English: Govt should keep trying for TPP RNZ: Beef and Lamb confident TPP will get tick David Farrar (Kiwiblog): TPP11 looks to be a go Vernon Small (Stuff): PM Jacinda Ardern appears to be in fine form despite Apec’s frenetic pace Patrick Gower (Newshub): Ardern changes NZ tone on foreign stage Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern: It’s my responsibility to lead on climate change Stuff: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s surprise gift from Vietnam Patrick Gower (Newshub): Facebook boss’ feminist gift for Ardern Lisa Owen (BBC): Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand’s female PM takes on Apec Herald: Ardern breaks the Apec mould – young, liberal, gay-friendly Gerard Hutching (Stuff): New Zealand wins WTO appeal for profitable beef access in Indonesia RNZ: Indonesia to drop NZ import restrictions Curwen Ares Rolinson (Daily Blog): Why New Zealand Is REALLY Under Pressure Over Russian Trade From Atlanticists With An Agenda Parliament Claire Trevett (Herald): Mallard’s worst slip his wardrobe malfunction Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Lighter moments mask dark beginnings at Parliament’s mad tea party Southland Times Editorial: Mallard making decisions above his pray grade Matthew Whitehead (Standard): The House’s Man Stuff: Parliament prayer changes – no more Queen or Jesus Herald: Politicians look at dropping God from Parliament’s opening prayer Jo Moir (Stuff): The new government has failed to get the basics right Peter McKenzie (Newsroom): One big step for a female-friendly Parliament Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Red faces all around for Labour Stuff: Below the Beltway: Who’s up and who’s down in politics this week? Philip Matthews (Stuff): Week in review: putting women and children first Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): How National destroy the new Government through Select Committees over the next 3 years David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Greenpeace says only lobbyists they like should be allowed swipe cards Herald: Top Wellington restaurant Logan Brown coming to Beehive in catering contract Child welfare Simon Collins (Herald): Reducing child poverty: How will Jacinda Ardern do it? Simon Collins (Herald): Labour will lift benefits to highest level in real terms for at least 37 years Herald Editorial: Poor children need more than money Herald: Welfare should be viewed through ‘child impact lens’ – Minister Brian Easton (Pundit): How to Have More Coherent and Directed Child Policy and Support Services RNZ: Govt should apologise to state care abuse victims – minister Government John Roughan (Herald): Why Jacinda Ardern won’t be fooling herself Derek Cheng (Herald): Gangs, disability and beating cancer shape new MP’s views Jo Moir (Stuff): Nanaia Mahuta: First Māori woman to be Māori development minister but ‘won’t be the last’ Muriel Newman (NZCPR): A Government of Controversy Duncan Garner (Stuff): New Government places pragmatism over principles – fair play Kerre McIvor (Herald): More time for parents, babies is good for everybody RNZ: Peters case ‘can be described as heavy handed’ Alister Browne (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern’s Mona Lisa makeover Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): The mysteriously silent Jacinda Ardern Twitter account Washington Post story on govt Michael Daly (Stuff): Washington Post contributor says in NZ ‘real power lies with the far right’ David Slack (Stuff): That’s not a tiki torch, it’s a tiki Greg Presland (Standard): Can Ben Mack please make his mind up Manus Island refugee crisis RNZ: Robertson: ‘we can help’ in Manus Vernon Small (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern steps up pressure on Malcolm Turnbull over refugee offer Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Anzac relations strained over Manus crisis RNZ: PM wants another meeting with Turnbull over Manus Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern lashes Australia over treatment of Manus Island refugees Jo Moir (Stuff): Gerry Brownlee warns PM to have a ‘degree of respect’ for Australia’s predicament Abbas Nazari (Spinoff): As a Tampa refugee, I have seen first-hand the impact when NZ takes moral leadership Anna Cody and Maria Nawaz (The Conversation): UN slams Australia’s human rights record Environment Herald: Delay in monitoring won’t see more dead dolphins – Minister RNZ: Delay in plan to fit cameras on fishing boats RNZ: Nitrates stored in rocks ‘nail in coffin’ for artificial fertilizers RNZ: Livestock to blame for 19% of global warming – study Laura Walters (Stuff): Ministers meet with Pope to discuss climate change in the Pacific Rob Stock (Stuff): Oil on the fire: How the oil and mining debate turned into a slagging match Employment Mike Treen (Daily Blog): Answering right-wing dogmas against increasing the minimum wage Brent Edwards (RNZ): ‘Hobbit law’ change vindication for late union leader Belinda McCammon (RNZ): Insight: NZ’s tourism workforce – imported or homegrown? Paddles Herald: One final tweet as Paddles, First Cat of New Zealand, becomes ‘stardust’ Herald Editorial: The First Cat of NZ will be missed Greens Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Greens announce contest to elect new co-leader in new year David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Who will be Greens female co-leader? 1News: Green MP Chloe Swarbrick nabs hefty education portfolio Media Colin Peacock (RNZ): Reconsidering the rights and wrongs of copying RNZ: Govt to look into TVNZ chief exec’s pay bump RNZ: Pay rise for TVNZ CEO called ‘unconscionable’ Matthew Theunissen (Herald): TVNZ boss gets big pay bump despite profit fall Stuff: TVNZ boss gets big bonus as broadcaster reveals its figures Phil Pennington (RNZ): Putting NZ TV online: When is a target not a target? Transport and road safety Tracy Neal (RNZ): Sweden model could reduce NZ road deaths – researcher RNZ: Three hundred police pursuits a month – review Felicity Reid (North Shore Times): Increases in both public transport trips and car ownership in Auckland Phillipa Yalden (Stuff): Government addresses concerns of transport industry Health Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Clean air, but we can’t breathe David Fisher (Herald): Break The Silence: New Health Minister pledges change on youth suicide David Fisher (Herald): New Health Minister David Clark on youth suicide: We have a problem and we need to talk about it Natalie Akoorie (Herald): First concerns about Nigel Murray’s expenses raised 19 months before investigation Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Nigel Murray spent taxpayer money championing an American virtual health model Natalie Akoorie (Herald): State Services Commission launches high-level probe into former Waikato DHB chief’s expenses Stuff: State Services Commission to investigate ex-Waikato DHB boss Nigel Murray RNZ: Kids barely venturing from home – study John Boynton (RNZ): Data sovereignty: New global guidelines for indigenous health Cate Broughton (Stuff): Rotten teeth extractions reveal growth in child poverty, dentists say Mike Hosking (Herald): Macca’s doesn’t deserve the treatment it’s getting Priyanca Radhakrishnan mugged RNZ: Newly elected MP mugged in broad daylight Harrison Christian and Amanda Saxton (Stuff): Labour MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan mugged in broad daylight in Auckland Education Simon Collins (Herald): Mid-life adults join teens in rush for free tertiary education Martine Udahemuka (Spinoff): How the new education minister can treat school leaders fairly TOP Don Rowe (Spinoff): ‘Another day where it feels embarrassing to be associated with TOP’: the email which enraged Morgan Andrew Gunn (Stuff): Moggy mugger Gareth Morgan ponders TOP’s election failure Herald: Candidate resigns as ‘flippant and brutal’ email from TOP leader sent to more candidates David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Gareth bites candidate Nadine Higgins (Stuff): Gareth Morgan has a Twitter cat-astrophe Jane Bowron (Stuff): Putting the wind up Gareth Morgan after ill-timed Paddles the cat comments Steve Braunias (Herald): The secret diary of the PM and that guy from TOP Data collection and privacy No Right Turn: More good riddance Jan Logie (Green Blog): Hooray – a victory for privacy! Newswire: National warns Government not to scrap it’s data collection policy Other Jo Moir (Stuff): Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell remain co-leaders of the Māori Party, for now Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): Last chance for redemption Johnny Moore (Stuff): Watch out, tax-dodging Queen, the revolution is coming Paul McBeth (Herald): SFO ends four-year Zespri investigation with no charges Rowan Simpson (Spinoff): The problem with the way government backs business in 2017]]>