Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 13 November 2017


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.

The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.

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


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


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


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


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?


Herald: One final tweet as Paddles, First Cat of New Zealand, becomes ‘stardust’

Herald Editorial: The First Cat of NZ will be missed


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


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


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


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


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


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

Dr Bryce Edwards is a political scientist and a lecturer in Politics.