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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 21 November 2017 – Today’s content Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.Parliament[/caption] Manus Island and AUS-NZ relations John Armstrong (1News): Opinion: Manus Island differences show Aus-NZ ‘special relationship’ not so special anymore Dennis Grant (Stuff): Dark mutterings in Canberra over NZ’s refugee criticism Tracey Barnett (Stuff): Australia’s Manus media machine hits Kiwi shores RNZ: Manus refugees tell Australia to accept NZ offer Tony Wright (Newshub): Time for some humanity’: Helen Clark calls for action on Manus Island Ardern-Trump encounter Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): ‘Not that orange’: New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern regrets gossip about Donald Trump BBC: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern ‘regrets Trump story’ Claire Trevett (Herald): Mrs Trudeau, I presume? PM Jacinda Ardern clearly needs better work stories 1News: ‘I see what you’re doing there’ – Jacinda Ardern shuts down reporter over whether Trump mistook her for Trudeau’s wife Derek Cheng (Herald): Jacinda Ardern: Mistaken identity ‘nothing to do with Trudeau’ Stuff: He said she said: Jack Tame grills PM Jacinda Ardern on Trump story Kylie Klein Nixon (Stuff): Jack Tame v The Prime Minister: What the hell did I just watch? Rachel Smalley (Herald): Jacinda Ardern, not Jack Tame, at fault in Trump gaffe John Drinnan (ZagZigger): Jack And Jacinda Went Up The Hill … Pike River Dominion Post Editorial: New rulers but the same old problem at Pike River Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Every chance Pike River situation will remain same for years Newshub: Pike River re-entry a ‘dangerous task’ – Andrew Little Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern: Pike River re-entry the goal but not at any cost Laura Walters (Stuff): Pike River mine recovery should be completed by March, 2019 – PM RNZ: Pike River: Stand-alone agency to plan manned re-entry Derek Cheng (Herald): Cabinet approves establishment of Pike River Recovery Agency Anna Bracewell-Worrall and Emma Hurley (Newshub): Government to establish new Pike River agency 1News: Watch: ‘Everything within our power to try’ – Jacinda Ardern can’t guarantee bodies will be retrieved from Pike River mine RNZ: Little to present Pike River re-entry options Herald: Pike re-entry could be next year, and only if safe – Andrew Little Newshub: Government has wound back Pike River re-entry promise – National Trade John Minto (Daily Blog): Why would any self-respecting New Zealander oppose the TPPA when National was in government and then excuse Labour for signing up to it? Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Building an “Active Democracy” through “Constructive Engagement”. Chris Trotter responds to John Minto. Damon Rusden (Daily Blog): The kinda-new TPPA: We should have cautious optimism Government Richard Harman (Politik): Government cracks down: foreign farm sales on hold Colin James (ODT): Has service to the public become servility to ministers? Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): Unfettered lobbyists under suspicion Julienne Molineaux (Briefing Papers): An unlikely political football Liam Hehir (Stuff): New Government makes the most of mythical first 100 days Liam Hehir (Medium): Well, they did warn me not to vote National No Right Turn: Unnatural partnerships Housing and rates Chris Trotter (Stuff): Is the talented Mr Twyford talented enough? Corazon Miller (Herald): Auckland becoming the city of million-dollar homes Alice Peacock (Herald): Auckland’s cheapest house a 1-bedroom shack at South Head, Auckland Council valuations reveal Eva Corlett (RNZ): Auckland homeowners frustrated at rates uncertainty Liam Dann (Herald): Rates warning as commercial values rocket in Auckland Herald: Ardern’s home rises more than her salary as leader of Opposition Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Houses ‘valued’ at less than they cost to build Don Rowe (Spinoff): What would you need to do to out-earn your Auckland property? Environment Jamie Gray (Herald): Fonterra launches charm offensive on water quality No Right Turn: Climate change: Eliminating coal Newshub: Cloud of plastic bags fly away from Dunedin landfill Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): 1080 nonsense harmful and cruel Education Simon Collins (Herald): Child who didn’t get mumps injection told to stay home Vicki Carpenter (CPAG): A richer New Zealand Curriculum is possible without National Standards Mike Hosking (Herald): On industry, hand-wringing elites, and paying the bills Northern Advocate: Hapu member threatens rahui for entire Kaikohe Intermediate over classsroom’s name Simon Draper (Herald): We aren’t recognising Asian children’s potential Health RNZ: Waikato DHB chair: I’m not to blame for spending scandal 1News: Dental expert says dental care in NZ treated like ‘luxury’, calls for funding overhaul 1News: ‘The government does need to step up’ – Calls for age of free dental care to be raised Emile Donovan (RNZ): Older workers among highest ACC claimants – report Newshub: Tax hikes are stubbing out smoking – Turia Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): More drinking stats Media Colin Peacock (RNZ): Peters’ pursuit of Super story sources rings alarm bells Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): NZME-Fairfax Media merger terms should be up for rethink – analyst Local government RNZ: Manawatū District Council votes in favour of Māori wards Newshub: Blowing ratepayer money on overseas trips ‘indefensible’ – Auckland councillor Sarah Harris (Herald): Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town rejects motion to scrap business-class travel No Right Turn: Restoring democracy to the RMA 1News: Worms and old tyres – Auckland Council building hailed as a world-leader in sustainability Simon Wilson (Spinoff): After the West Lynn debacle: a better way to plan Auckland’s suburbs Inequality Stuff: Poor families priced out of modern-day necessity – the internet Alex Penk and Danielle van Dalen (Spinoff): The too hard basket: Breaking the link between disability and poverty Press Editorial: Homeless deserve compassion and help – but not your spare cash Justice and police Newshub: Police took 3700 illegal DNA samples Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Judges highlight cultural context for offending David Garrett (Kiwiblog): Prison the only option for repeat violent offenders Other Phil Pennington (RNZ): Fast-tracking new fire rules will cost building industry ‘hugely’ James Morley (The Conversation): Why New Zealand can’t outsource employment policy to its central bank Brad Flahive (Stuff): Less than half of Kiwi kids trust adults and world leaders, survey says Laura Walters (Stuff): What’s happening with the road toll and how will the Government fix it? Bernard Orsman (Herald): Battle of America’s Cup bases down to three options Alastair Lynn (Newshub): Gun policy expert likens Kiwi gun laws to United States Newshub: One-third of Kiwi women experience abuse online Newshub: Domestic violence opponents want social media crackdown Rob Stock (Stuff): Online tool launches showing the bite fees take from KiwiSaver returns Tāmati Kruger (E-Tangata): We are not who we should be as Tūhoe people Jihee Junn (Spinoff): The battle over a chicken-alike label is a sign of the meat wars to come 1News: How much! Cost of butter continues to skyrocket, up 62 per cent in a year Mike Yardley (Press): Taxpayers getting royally screwed by Greens’ plan to repeal ‘excessive’ benefit sanctions Andrew Gorman-Murray (The Conversation): New Zealand experience shows same-sex marriage could provide huge economic boost for Australia]]>