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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 16 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 Audrey Young (Herald): Q & A with Jacinda Ardern: We have a role in taking a lead Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): A tale of two APECs and Ardern’s international debut Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern adjusts to life at the top Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern keeping her feet firmly planted Bryan Gould (Herald): TPP critics need to understand what has been fixed ODT Editorial: Reinvigorating trade agreements Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Winston Peters’ North Korean connection Jo Moir (Stuff): Winston Peters asked for Government cash to send kapa haka group to North Korea Herald: Former National MP asks Winston Peters to help a cultural group get to North Korea Max Towle (The Wireless): Could Winston Peters hold the key to persuading North Korea to dump its nukes? Mike Smith (Standard): The Yellow Peril? Bevan Chuang: Chinese Invasion – and World Domination Refugees Vicki Spencer (ODT): NZ should take more refugees Sharon Harvey and Sorowar Chowdhury (Herald): NZ urgently needs to take more Rohingya refugees The Wireless: Criminals, torture and the long wait on Manus Island RNZ: Manus Island refugees call for water Jane Patterson (RNZ): National Party questions PM on Manus progress Herald: Bill English to Prime Minister Ardern: Be cautious on Manus Island The Standard: Tampa, Ardern and positioning small countries No Right Turn: We need to do more than this 1News: New Zealand to spend $3 million on essential services for Manus Island and Nauru refugees Government Laura Walters (Stuff): Labour chief of staff Neale Jones takes up job with lobby firm Hawker Britton Jack Edward Effron (The Diplomat): Strange Bedfellows Down Under Laura Walters (Stuff): It’s easy to talk the talk in Opposition, why is it so hard to walk the walk in Government? Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Compare new Government action and National’s reaction Claire Trevett (Herald): Finance Minister Grant Robertson backpedals on ‘ambitious’ Stuart Nash over GST Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Economists see Government debt rising billions more than Labour’s plan RNZ: ‘It will be possible for us to meet our goals’ – Robertson 1News: New Minister for Women insists she’s liberated by her portfolio being dropped from Cabinet Parliament Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Labour MP Paul Eagle addresses adoption laws in emotional maiden speech Herald: Green MP pays emotional tribute to parents’ sacrifices Newshub: ‘My parents faced tanks for democracy’: The Greens’ new activist MPs Spinoff: How many times can a National MP say ‘socialism’ in one short parliamentary speech? (WATCH) United Future Alex Braae (Spinoff): Why did United Future die? Not enough Damian Lights Press Editorial: A political party’s future is history David Farrar (Kiwiblog): United Future winds up Paid Parental Leave Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Former Labour MP Sue Moroney backs National’s parental leave amendment Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Author of Paid Parental Leave bill wants additional partner leave Herald: Labour supports paid parental leave for partners – but not yet Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Late attempt to squeeze leave flexibility for parents rebuffed by Government Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): Jacinda risks empty promises over denying shared parental leave Farming and environment 1News: Watch: Disturbing moment distressed cow chases after 4WD carrying off her calves in a cage Andrew Hoggard (Stuff): World summit shows importance of green credentials for dairy farmers Amanda Larsson (Stuff): Opinion: Blue whale habitat and seismic blasting do not mix Rowan Quinn and John Boynton (RNZ): Iwi calls for ban on Waitakere Ranges access Education Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Education Minister faces formidable task John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teacher shortage: ‘I’ve had no applicants’ Health ODT Editorial: Suicide: A very personal issue Lois Williams (RNZ): Mayor pleads for suicidal young people to seek help Karen Brown (RNZ): Pharmac replenishes in-demand HPV vaccine Miri Schroeter and Paul Mitchell (Stuff):‘Don’t stop when you’re tired’ – health board encourages working through fatigue Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Delay over improved junior doctors’ rosters Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Breastfeeding ‘the first step’ in better health State care of children Mihingarangi Forbes (RNZ): Quiet tears on tattooed cheeks: State abuse survivors await apology and inquiry Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Call for state abuse survivors to shape inquiry Employment Eric Frykberg (RNZ): ‘That is not negotiations – that is a stick up’ Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Union slams ‘grotesque’ pay for bank bosses Greg Presland (The Standard): TVNZ pays Chief Executive a bonus after massive plunge in profits David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Mark Reason on sports pay Food Joel Maxwell (Dominion Post): New Food Safety Minister wades into food-stall bun fight, looks to ease bake sale costs Melanie Vivian (ODT): Palm oil production, management, labelling problematic Transport and roading RNZ: Wellington transport plan proposes new bridges, tunnels Bernard Orsman (Herald): Shane Jones says Northland rail a given from Government’s $1 billion development fund David Aitken (Herald): New Government needs to improve road links as well as rail Herald: Approval given for $1.8 billion road in Auckland Rebecca Howard (Listener): Government and big business are buying into electric cars Same-sex marriage Mike Hosking (Herald): Same-sex great result but what a shabby process Emma Hurley (Newshub): MP behind New Zealand’s marriage equality bill ‘incredibly proud of Australia’ Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Same-sex marriage vote ‘feels a bit hollow’ Other David Fisher (Herald): Medals off Mark for new defence minister – says he will ‘seek advice’ after questions raised Heather Roy (One Sock): Whale Rescuers, Fighting Machines or another way for Defence? RNZ: Whakatāne votes in favour of Māori wards Newshub: Whakatane votes for Māori wards Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Now we have a broadband motorway, it’s time to put the foot down RNZ: Ngāi Tahu announces $126.8m annual profit Alex Casey (Spinoff): ‘Mum’s the word’: The online influencers secretly paid to go on 1News Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says tourism needs to better manage further growth David Williams (Newsroom): Labour will be judged on Christchurch’s red zone Edwards Gay (RNZ): Prison rapist sentenced as bunk review finds failures Harrison Christian (Stuff): Police kidnapping trial: Officers were using kaupapa Māori approach, court hears Joe Higham (Spinoff): Invisible violence: Do we need a hate crime law in New Zealand? Andrew Owen (Stuff): Gaming machine rules welcomed, but ‘need to go further’]]>