Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 22 November 2017 – Today’s content
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Herald Editorial: Involving Pike families a crucial move
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?
Benedict Collins (RNZ): National accuses govt of back peddling on Pike pledge
Greg Presland (Standard): Labour accelerates action on Pike River re-entry
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern needs to drop her guard a little
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
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
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
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): ‘Outdated’, ‘unfocused’ Lincoln Uni gets blueprint for change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
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Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Properties valuations may already be out of date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?
Rachel Stewart (Herald): Dairy industry spin makes me sick
Doug Edmeades (Stuff): Time for New Zealand to rethink its water plans
Sam Strong (Stuff): Buller mayor hopes change of Government won’t stop planned open-cast coal mine
Marianne Quinn (ODT): Rage against the machine or hope for a new dawn?
Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Waikato health board director mysteriously resigns
ODT Editorial: Stubbing out bad habits
Immigration and refugees
Greg Presland (Standard): National on the Manus Island crisis
Matthew Phillips (Herald): Nothing prepared me for Australia’s refugee camp
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Strained immigration tribunal calls for support
Andrew Whiteford (Infometrics): Will a cut in migration choke the provinces?
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?
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
Ryan Bridge (Newshub): Auckland Councillor fails to start debate over expensive international trips
Danica MacLean (Northern Advocate): Whangarei woman gets 39 voting papers for Denby byelection
Matthew Theunissen (Herald): Does the cost of America’s Cup tally up for Auckland?
David Williams (Newsroom): Woods: Brace for more budget blowouts
David Williams (Newsroom): Budget blowout for Christchurch anchor project
Liz McDonald (Press): Christchurch’s long wait for its sports and swimming venue
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
Deirdre Sims (Daily Blog): Mainland Poultry expose
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
Online abuse and sexism
Eva Corlett (RNZ): Journalist on explicit message: ‘I’ve reached my limit’
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
Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): NZ’s approach to sex work under fire
Mani Dunlop (The Wireless): Apology after Customs seizes whale bone taonga