Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 14 November 2017 – Today’s content

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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 14 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): Ardern overshadowed by Trudeau at East Asia Summit

1News: Jacinda Ardern having tricky talks with world leaders at East Asia summit

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern, the rock-star life and a lifestyle without parallel

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern navigates tantrums and hissy fits at Apec

Richard Harman (Politik): Ardern and Peters at centre of TPP confusion

Dan Satherley (Newshub): Kelvin Davis ‘wrong’ on TPP – Jane Kelsey

Chris Trotter (Stuff): A very lucky escape in Trans-Pacific Partnership debates

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Muted elation from business hides relief at CPTPP trade deal

Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern extends NZ invite to Trudeau

Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Vernon Small (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern invites Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit

Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Justin Trudeau seeks guidance from Jacinda Ardern on ‘indigenous issues’

RNZ: Watch: Bill English on National’s support for TPP

Newshub staff: Labour taking credit for National’s TPP agreement – Bill English

Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): NZ First support for TPP not guaranteed

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Greens oppose new TPP deal

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Greens won’t support new TPP legislation as changes ‘don’t go far enough’

Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern in talks with NZ First over TPP

Claire Trevett (Herald): Greens will not support revised TPP trade deal 

Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Greens will go against Labour in TPP vote

Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On the TPP outcome, and the Hobbit law

No Right Turn: Saved by Canada

Bryan Gould: Is the TPPA now fit for purpose

Liam Hehir (Medium): Actually, the TPP is a good thing now

Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): A good point about the international summit “silly shirt” photo tradition

Newshub: What Jacinda Ardern thought of Donald Trump’s ‘short and fat’ tweet

Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): PM to stress peace in Asia talks

NZ-China relationship

Audrey Young (Herald): Ardern invited to China by Premier Li Keqiang

Newshub: Chinese Premier wants another NZ visit

Matt Nippert (Herald): University of Canterbury professor calls for China’s local influence to be curbed

David Williams (Newsroom): Govt urged to probe China’s influence

1News: Winston Peters raises ‘issue of corrupt individuals wanted in China’ living in NZ with Chinese counterpart

Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): “I’m always very careful what I say to either man”

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Being economically occupied by China, politically owned by America and what EVERYONE is missing about how to defeat TPPA

Manus Island refugee crisis

Ella Prendergast (Newshub): Australia ‘criminal’ for refusing Manus Island refugees – Golriz Ghahraman

Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern sticks to her guns over Manus Island at East Asia summit

Newshub: Jacinda Ardern says she’ll be ‘an irritant’ to Malcolm Turnbull on Manus Island

Mike Hosking (Herald): Yapping at Australia over and over will only make our relationship worse

Michael Daly (Stuff): PM’s Manus Island push a deflection from TPP – Bill English

Aziz Al-Sa’afin (Newshub): Manus Island is all of our shame to bear

Patrick Gower (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern’s offer a fatal mistake – Australian senator

Pat Griffiths (AAP): Ardern’s offer to take refugees a ‘fatal mistake’

No Right Turn:Bring them here

Stuff: Manus Island activists locked to gates of Australian high commission in Wellington

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The other side of Manus Island

Winston Peters court action

Edward Gay (RNZ): Peters targets journalistic privilege in court action

RNZ: Peters’ superannuation leak court date set

Herald: ‘Political hit job’: Winston Peters’ lawyers claim reporters were part of a ‘set-up’

Laura Walters (Stuff): Winston Peters’ legal attack on journalists could further erode NZ’s press freedom

ODT Editorial: Coalition negotiations discredited

Karl du Fresne: We want our money back

Government

Leith Huffadine (Stuff): If you’re old and rich, you’re more likely to hate the new Government

Bevan Rapson (North and South): The coalition government’s generation game

Peter Skilling (Impolitikal): Jacindamania 2017, hope and fear on the campaign trail

Lynn Prentice (Standard): Measuring the honeymoon

Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Labour finds ‘unexpected budget challenges’

Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): The OIA is broken, can it be fixed?

Alexander Bisley (Vice): Actually, the Far Right Are Not Taking Over New Zealand

Action Station (Medium):Nine reasons to be stoked about this new government…and some of the areas we know we need to keep pushing for positive change

Parliament

Colin James (ODT): Grow up, petty Parliament!

Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): The Opposition needs to grow up

Chris Trotter (Bowallley Road): Democratic Engineers, Or Neoliberal Mechanics?

Ellen Read (Stuff): The Cabinet has its priorities wrong

Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): The political week ahead – 13 November 2017

United Future

Newshub: United Future leader may set up new party

RNZ: United Future to disband

Herald: Leaked email: United Future Party to disband after election struggle

Michael Daly (Stuff): United Future calls it a day, fears drug reform will lose momentum

Pete George (Your NZ): United Future disbanding

Greg Presland (Standard): United has no future

Environment

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Another win for the fishing industry over marine conservation

Bill Hare (Spinoff): Our rating of NZ’s climate target? Not good enough. The heat is now on James Shaw

RNZ: Vatican climate change meeting ‘big deal’ for Pacific

Child welfare

Herald: School bullying levels a disgrace – Human Rights Commission

Herald: 30% of children’s needs not being met – Children’s Commissioner

Southland Times Editorial: Doing more for our kids

Sarah Robson (RNZ): Govt to scrap benefit cuts for mums who don’t name father

Aaron Smale (Spinoff): Our stolen generation: a shameful legacy

Farming

Tess Nichol (Herald): Calves taken, cows made pregnant for milk: Animal welfare protest targets dairy industry

Alexa Cook (RNZ): New agriculture minister takes tough stance on cattle disease

Employment

Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Nats to push for leave for both parents at once

Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): The future of unions

Auckland

Rod Oram (Newsroom): Twyford chases an illusory pot of gold

Todd Niall (RNZ): AKL mayor on course to underspend predecessor

America’s Cup

RNZ: Goff calls for govt support to host America’s Cup

RNZ: Five options for America’s Cup bases, costing up to $190m

Todd Niall (RNZ): Auckland councillors consider America’s Cup options

Education

ODT Editorial: Some restraint of pupils is necessary

Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Checkout operators are putting groceries on the table

Lois Williams (RNZ): Regional development agency unhappy with Northtec cuts

Earthquakes

Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern marks quake milestone from Manila

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): The public safety threat hanging over Wellington, a year after the November 14 earthquake

Other

Simon Wilson (Spinoff): New radicals: the challenge for NZ politics in the time of Corbyn and Trump

Dileepa Fonseka, Jackson Thomas, Peter Newport and Paul Mitchell (Stuff): New valuations reveal rich town-poor town divide; strapped families flee housing crisis

Jo Moir (Stuff): Māori Party distances itself from Marama Fox’s ‘like a beaten wife’ comments

Anne Gibson (Herald): Foreigners get green light for six land deals; three involve majority NZ-owned entities

Mihingarangi Forbes (RNZ): Māori woman candidate targeted in billboard attack

Stuff: Fairfax NZ appoints Mark Stevens editorial director

John Minto (Daily Blog): Capitalism, tax and New Zealand

Liam Hehir (Stuff): Western progressives continue to romanticise communism

Rob Stock (Stuff): Payday loan interest caps on the way, says consumer affairs minister Kris Faafoi

Herald: Jonathan Coleman says he’ll hold new health minister to account over suicide target

Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): Forget Guy Fawkes – We’ve a date with our past

Daniel Hutchinson and Robert Steven (Stuff): Iwi seeks to enforce Lake Taupō toll

Stuff: What NZ Wars? Hamilton mayor apologises over Armistice Day reference

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

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