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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 15 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). International relations and trade 1News: Winston Peters may visit North Korea as a mediator for talks with the West – reports Patrick Gower (Newshub): NZ briefed on secret US action coming in Asia-Pacific Herald: Winston Peters meets with US Sec of State ahead of major US announcement Audrey Young (Herald): NZ-US mystery initiative provides intriguing end to East Asia Summit Vernon Small (Stuff): New Zealand part of mystery initiative at request from United States Richard Harman (Politik): NZ happy with CPTPP – ready to sign it Audrey Young (Herald): PM makes promising start on the big stage Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): PM mixes poise with prose on world stage Wayne Mapp (Spinoff): On the world stage, Ardern is showing NZ just what kind of PM she is likely to be Patrick Gower (Newshub): Rodrigo Duterte to Jacinda Ardern: ‘You don’t have atomic bombs?’ Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Of Iran, fish, and nuclear bombs Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Ardern’s rough start with dishevelled Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern and Rodrigo Duterte chat about travel before the main event Audrey Young (Herald): Jacinda Ardern stands firm on human rights issues ahead of meeting Rodrigo Duterte Patrick Gower (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern ready for military request from Rodrigo Duterte RNZ: Drug-related killings ‘certainly require investigation’ – PM Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern to tell Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte there have been too many killings Jo Moir (Stuff): Winston Peters will ‘get in line’ and support TPP – according to National David Farrar (Kiwiblog): CPTPP Gordon Campbell (Werewolf):Is This Guy the World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething? AUS-NZ relations and Manus Island Vernon Small (Stuff): NZ to give $3m to help Manus Island refugees, PM claims progress on offer Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern hails Manus progress, offers $3m aid RNZ/Reuters: NZ to give $3m for Manus refugee aid Vernon Small (Stuff): Behind Apec niceties, Trans-Tasman tensions run high over refugees Audrey Young and Derek Cheng (Herald): Ardern snubbed by Aussie PM over Manus Island talks Patrick Gower (Newshub): Revealed: The Manus Island refugee deal that Ardern has offered Turnbull 1News: Australian Labor and Greens urge their PM to take up NZ’s refugee offer 1News: Jacinda Ardern gets UN backing in bid to take 150 refugees from Manus Island Tracey Barnett (Herald): NZ can show what compassion looks like RNZ: Manus Island refugees refute former guard’s claims RNZ: Don’t take them – warning from a former Manus Island guard Murray Horton (Evening Report): Root causes of ‘Pacific’ refugee crisis need to be sorted Jane Patterson (RNZ): PM denies NZ becoming a soft target for people smuggling Herald: New Zealand no easy target, says Kelvin Davis Derek Cheng (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern takes aim on people smugglers: We will continue to play role in stopping them Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern rebuffs talk of people smuggled to NZ Newshub: People smugglers looking to cash in on NZ’s stance – report Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Manus Island: New Zealand urged to bypass Australia to resolve refugee crisis 1News: Jacinda Ardern asked if she’s seen as a ‘soft touch’ with refugees 1News: ‘No food, no water, no medicine’ – Wellington protesters urged govt to intervene in Manus Island Peter Fitzsimons (Sydney Morning Herald): ‘Face the facts Australia – NZ is lapping us’ Matt Burrows (Newshub): Australia ‘lagging way behind’ New Zealand – Peter Fitzsimons Megan Gattey (Stuff): Why Kiwis have a reputation for being progressive China-NZ relations Derek Cheng (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern brushes off call for SIS probe into China’s influence on NZ domestic affairs Newshub: China’s influence over New Zealand at ‘critical level’ – academic Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): Anne-Marie Brady’s new paper Interest: Academic calls on new government to take a fresh look at NZ’s relationship with China & face up to some of the political differences and challenges 1News: Chinese Premier tells Jacinda Ardern he’d like to visit NZ soon as they talk free trade Melissa Davey (Guardian): Author vows book exposing Chinese influence will go ahead after publisher pulls out Paid Parental Leave Ewan Sargent (Stuff): Labour’s parental leave policy puts babies’ health first – midwives Newshub: National fails to change Government’s PPL Bill Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Labour says shared parental leave is ‘not that simple’ David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour blocking flexibility for paid parental leave Mike Hosking (Herald): Who the hell is this Government to tell us what’s good for our kids Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Labour pushes ahead on paid parental leave Stacey Kirk (Stuff): National sets the ‘nanny trap’, Labour walks right in over paid parental leave Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Opinion: Shared Paid Parental Leave a no brainer No Right Turn: “Daddy leave” and the parental leave bill Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Labour ‘dogmatic’ over paid parental leave – National Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Confusion in Labour as National pushes for shared parental leave Claire Trevett (Herald): Labour set to reject National move for parental leave for both parents at same time Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Labour says ‘no’ to allowing both parents take paid parental leave at the same time 1News: ‘Back to the nanny state’ – Bid for both parents to take paid parental leave at same time to be blocked by government Government Peata Melbourne (Māori TV): Native Affairs – Prime Minister For a Day Dominion Post Editorial: Winston Peters is wrong to pursue this witch hunt Piers Fuller (Stuff): NZ First backroom stalwarts calling in a day Parliament Jane Clifton (Stuff): Opposition making a sport out of Question Time Herald: New National MP wants cross-party pragmatic solutions Herald: National MP Denise Lee’s tribute to her late son: ‘you are a gift’ Newshub: Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee’s emotional maiden speech United Future Derek Cheng (Herald): Peter Dunne: United Future’s decision to disband the right call given it is no longer in Parliament 1News: United Future’s demise ‘sad but understandable’ – Peter Dunne Interest: UnitedFuture, pointing out it was the party with the longest continuous role in New Zealand government for 100 years, says it’s disbanding Environment RNZ: Petition on mass irrigation presented to government Alexa Cook (RNZ): Farmers urged to act to reduce greenhouse gases Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Fonterra pledges to reduce greenhouse gases Marjorie Cook (Stuff): David Parker plans to reverse Nick Smith’s resource consent non-notification law Rachel Stewart (Herald): Climate of change for the Defence Force Sefton Darby (Spinoff): Do drilling and digging have a future, or are NZ’s mining days over forever? Simon Smith (Stuff): Māori call to ban access to large Auckland regional park to save the kauri Employment 1News: Government working on laws to fix gender pay gap 1 News: NZ women ‘working for free’ from today: Hilary Barry Peter Cullen (Stuff): Shake-up coming for bosses, staff and contractors, but devil will be in the detail Laura Dooney (RNZ): Full-day strike to shut down Wellington trains 1News: ‘Leave it alone’ – Strong warning from law professor as Labour government considers scrapping ‘Hobbit Law’ Phil Duncan (Redline): What the 90 days and Hobbit legislation ‘reforms’ tell us about Labour in power Justice and police Herald: Amy Adams: Extra payout to Teina Pora could open door to other claimants No Right Turn: Opening the floodgates Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Graduate urges lawyers to learn te reo Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Stuart Nash: ‘It’s our turn’ Catherine Hutton (RNZ): Police didn’t follow ‘all the steps’ in pursuit Māori political representation and treaty  Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Prime Minister to meet with Federation of Māori Authorities Mihingarangi Forbes (RNZ): Govt to discuss stalled Ngāpuhi treaty process Housing Benedict Collins (RNZ): Govt, Reserve Bank clash over Kiwibuild numbers Tom Furley (RNZ): Foreign buyers set for rush to beat cutoff Liam Dann (Herald): Auckland house price falls worst since 2010 Health Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Elderly mental health service urgently needed – helpline Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): The ‘brown veneer’ of Māori health research Darren Powell (Newsroom): Can children’s advertising ever be healthy? America’s Cup Todd Niall (RNZ): Who will cheerlead for Auckland? Bernard Orsman (Herald): Protest action on the cards over America’s Cup bases Suzanne McFadden (Newsroom): Plenty of fish hooks in Cup base options Media and broadcasting Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Govt will not sell TVNZ, but ‘explore all options’ Karl du Fresne (Manawatu Standard): State TV news is more about personality than the day’s events Sexuality Maxine Lewis (Newsroom): Same-sex marriage: a tale of two countries Max Towle (The Wireless): A hilarious complaint about the ‘If it’s not gay, it’s not gay’ video has been shot down Education Jo Moir (Stuff): National Standards will no longer exist but schools can still use them – Chris Hipkins Barbara Snook (Newsroom): The Northland school teaching with art Lois Williams (RNZ): Arts suffers under regional plan – Northtec head Child welfare Joel Ineson (Stuff): Government must not limit child abuse inquiry to state care, victim advocates and experts say 1News: ‘Ask us for that help’ – Ministry for Vulnerable Children moves to regain public trust and confidence Herald: National: Welfare changes would let absentee fathers off the hook Other Madison Reidy and Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Government will ‘absolutely’ ensure GST is paid on internet shopping purchases Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Economists see Government debt rising billions more than Labour’s plan David Williams (Newsroom): Behind an Aussie billionaire’s Queenstown buys Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): ‘Do you do a bingo night?’: the New Zealand chatbots designed to scam the scammers Chloe Winter (Stuff): Wicked Campers van depicting gun violence deemed ‘threatening’ by ASA]]>