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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 22 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.[/caption] Pike River Herald Editorial: Involving Pike families a crucial move Herald: Geologist Murray Cave: Re-entry to guts of Pike River ‘impossible’ Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On the new Pike River agency, and the air strike wing David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Would the families rather have $1 million each or re-entry? 1News: National accuses government of winding down pre-election Pike River mine promise Benedict Collins (RNZ): National accuses govt of back peddling on Pike pledge Greg Presland (Standard): Labour accelerates action on Pike River re-entry Ardern-Trump encounter Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern needs to drop her guard a little Herald: Jacinda Ardern’s backstage gossip on President Trump big news across the globe David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Ardern’s gaffe goes global John Drinnan (ZagZigger): Jacinda Should Not Confide In Comics Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): In defence of Jack Tame: Why that interview best sums up threat to new Government Liam Hehir (Medium): The arrogance of Jack Tame knows no bounds Education Nicholas Jones (Herald): Australians to be blocked from free study Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Tertiary sector in limbo over free fees Anna Bracewell (Newshub): What the new Government means for students Newshub: Rent increase will soak up most of allowance boost – students Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Government boosts student allowances and loans by $50/week Laura Walters (Stuff): Tertiary students’ loans and allowances will be lifted from January 1, 2018 Herald: 130,000 tertiary students to get an extra $50 next year RNZ: Govt confirms $50 rise in allowances for tertiary students Newstalk ZB: National putting the boot into Labour’s student loan plans Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): ‘Outdated’, ‘unfocused’ Lincoln Uni gets blueprint for change John Gerritsen (RNZ): Major course cuts ahead for Lincoln Uni Simon Collins (Herald): Minister orders report on ‘too hard’ maths exam Herald: Education minister to investigate ‘impossible’ maths exam Herald: Level 1 NCEA maths exam gets fail mark from teachers RNZ: NCEA maths exam ‘absolutely absurd’ – student Mike Hosking (Herald): There’s no doubt schools are forced to do parents’ jobs Housing and rates John Edens (RNZ): FOMO, messy markets, and the future Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Properties valuations may already be out of date Simon Wilson (Spinoff): A tale of property, rates and bullshit Brian Rudman (Herald): Gently weeping for my bungalow’s bill Robin Martin (RNZ): For Rent’ deemed too low-rent Erika Altmann (The Conversation): Foreign ownership of housing – how do Australia and New Zealand compare? Environment Rachel Stewart (Herald): Dairy industry spin makes me sick RNZ: Farmers ‘fed up’ with environmental commotion Doug Edmeades (Stuff): Time for New Zealand to rethink its water plans RNZ: West Coast mining project given green light Sam Strong (Stuff): Buller mayor hopes change of Government won’t stop planned open-cast coal mine Health 1News: ‘Shocking figures’ – Adults are helping make Kiwi children fat, says professor Marianne Quinn (ODT): Rage against the machine or hope for a new dawn? RNZ: Former MP warned health board over CEO Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Waikato health board director mysteriously resigns ODT Editorial: Stubbing out bad habits Newshub: Young New Zealand teens still drinking at ‘hazardous levels’ Immigration and refugees RNZ: Gerry Brownlee on Manus asylum seekers Greg Presland (Standard): National on the Manus Island crisis Matthew Phillips (Herald): Nothing prepared me for Australia’s refugee camp RNZ: Manus Island refugees health in peril, say advocates Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Strained immigration tribunal calls for support Andrew Whiteford (Infometrics): Will a cut in migration choke the provinces? Government Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Labour poach Vernon Small & Alex Tarrant as Press Secretaries Wyatt Creech (Pundit): How goes the revolution? Too soon to say Brian Easton (Pundit): How far right is New Zealand? Stuff: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern lets us in on a secret Spinoff: I ran the Paddles the Cat Twitter account Parliament 1News: Watch: ‘Feel pretty gross about it’ – Chloe Swarbrick says politicians overpaid in regards to the rest of society Ewan McQueen (Stuff): Using te reo to trash our spirtual heritage is an insult to Māori Zac Fleming (RNZ): Tamati Coffey uninvited from awards gala after winning election Local government Ryan Bridge (Newshub): Auckland Councillor fails to start debate over expensive international trips RNZ: Western BOP Council votes for Māori ward Danica MacLean (Northern Advocate): Whangarei woman gets 39 voting papers for Denby byelection America’s Cup Herald: America’s Cup and APEC will cost up to $277m Matthew Theunissen (Herald): Does the cost of America’s Cup tally up for Auckland? 1News: Hosting America’s Cup could bring $1 billion to NZ economy Christchurch David Williams (Newsroom): Woods: Brace for more budget blowouts RNZ: Further Christchurch Metro Centre delays frustrate sports fans RNZ: Metro Sports Facility blowout prompts drastic changes – Minister David Williams (Newsroom): Budget blowout for Christchurch anchor project Newshub: Government overhauls major Christchurch build plan Liz McDonald (Press): Christchurch’s long wait for its sports and swimming venue Justice Colin Williams (Stuff): Corrections lease deal in Upper Hutt may also lead to mock prison training centre Andrea Black (Let’s talk about tax): Moral and Fiscal Failure – the extended dance remix Animal welfare Deirdre Sims (Daily Blog): Mainland Poultry expose Herald: Lions Clubs told to give rodeo a wide swerve ODT: Cowboys mull defamation action Road Toll and Transport Dominion Post Editorial: There are no quick fixes for the rising slaughter on our roads Benedict Collins (RNZ): Transport Agency $100k salaries jump Stuff: Phil Twyford says 10 cent Auckland fuel tax will be in place by July RNZ: Auckland fuel tax to be in place by mid-2018 Herald: Protesters ‘kayak’ through Wellington city, call to save trolley buses Online abuse and sexism Eva Corlett (RNZ): Journalist on explicit message: ‘I’ve reached my limit’ RNZ: Hamilton City Councillor Mark Bunting apologises for inappropriate message to journalist Spinoff: ‘Open your mouth’: 20 examples of sexism in the workplace in New Zealand 1News: Appalling stats show one third of Kiwi women victim to online abuse, including death and rape threats Other Stacey Kirk (Stuff): External spy agency on a mission for gender diversity, equal pay Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Why does online shopping turn us all into rabid libertarians? John-Michael Swannix (Newshub): Government to review building code Martin Johnston (Herald): Mt Erebus Antarctic disaster families upset by national memorial delays Herald: How did imported butter become cheaper than NZ butter? RNZ: Colin Craig defamation case back in court Stuff: Appeal starts in Jordan Williams v Colin Craig defamation case Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): NZ’s approach to sex work under fire Mani Dunlop (The Wireless): Apology after Customs seizes whale bone taonga]]>