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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 23 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] Education Jessica Long (Stuff): Education Ministry turns down teachers’ call for immediate 5pc pay rise Peter Lyons (Herald): Treating education as football unfair and wasteful Toby Curtis (Herald): Charter schools worth preserving Simon Collins (Herald): NCEA Level 1 maths exam ‘not that hard’ John Gerritsen (RNZ): Girls outclass boys as NZ ranks top 10 for collaboration Nicholas Jones (Herald): Government reverses rule allowing kids to start school at 4 Mei Heron (RNZ): Fifth birthday school starts back on table 1News: Children won’t be able to start school until they’re five under planned changes by new Government Jo Moir (Stuff): Government to take away option for children to start school at four years old Jo Moir (Stuff): Politicians fight it out over children starting school eight weeks before they turn five Herald Editorial: No fees will mean fewer places for foreign students Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Labour bars Australians from fees-free study Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Govt reveals costings for student allowances boost Laura Walters (Stuff): Student allowance and living cost rises come in at $200m a year Herald: Labour releases costings on university plans Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Increase to Student Allowance to cost $700m Jenna Lynch (Newshub): How much will the boost to student allowances cost? Newshub: Govt needs to front up with policy costs – Steven Joyce 1News: ‘There’s more to life than paying rent’ – $50 student allowance increase a relief, but not the ‘silver bullet’ Government Liam Fitzpatrick and Casey Quackenbush (Time): Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s 37-Year-Old Leader, Rolls Up Her Sleeves Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Understanding New Zealand First through the power of poetry Laura Walters (Stuff): Former Labour chief of staff moves to left-wing lobby firm after four years Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): What’s happened to the Greens? Housing John Edens (RNZ): How can rates go up in a market slowdown? Laura Dooney (RNZ): Rates bill concern spreads to regions Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Please pray for these Aucklanders whose homes are making too much money Tim Brown (RNZ): Landlord relieved after court rules against tenant Newshub: Farmers want Pukekohe housing growth stopped Migration and refugees 1News: Watch: Jacinda Ardern says Government’s immigration plan will serve Kiwi workers and students Liam Dann (Herald): Migration over the peak – tipped to fall further RNZ: High migration numbers curbed by departures Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Boosting labour inspectorate a priority – Minister Rosemary McLeod (Press): Treading warily in aftermath of Tampa RNZ: UN urges Australia to solve Manus Island crisis Economy and Forbes article Liam Dann (Herald): What Recession? Local economists pick good growth Herald: NZ ‘recession likely’, says Forbes contributor Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Communist In All But Name! Is Jacinda About to Oversee the Second Peaceful Transition to Kiwi Socialism? Mike Hosking (Herald): Why Forbes is right and wrong about an NZ recession Michael Daly (Stuff): Steven Joyce sticks to $11.7 billion hole in Government budget Health John Campbell (RNZ): Murray spent 140k on travel at Canadian health authority Karen Brown (RNZ): Waikato DHB withholds draft audit report Karen Brown (RNZ): Second manager at Waikato DHB resigns Herald: Put sugar levels on the label, advocates tell Government Northern Advocate: Failure to listen delaying diagnosis of deadly illness, says GP Herald: Strawberries with hint of funds cream Environment Richard Harman (Politik): Greens and NZ First likely to have water fight Herald: Govt denies backtracking on planting 1 billion trees No Right Turn: Climate change: Fudging on trees RNZ: Toxic smelter waste must go – campaigner No Right Turn: Against the Te Kuha mine Adriana Weber (RNZ): Dairy strategy prioritises environment, animal welfare Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Is it time to end big Dairy in New Zealand? Employment RNZ: Worker perks on offer as labour market tightens Mark Hathaway (1News): ‘We definitely need them’ – older employees important, but at higher risk of suffering workplace injuries Media Sam Hurley (Herald): ‘Insulting’ newspaper cartoons prompt legal debate over racial friction Michelle Duff (Stuff): Controversial Fairfax Media cartoons could have made racism against Māori worse, panel member says Bryan Gould: Why is Mike Hosking so hard to watch? Kylie Klein Nixon (Stuff): Tony Veitch announces his return to TV after bashing his girlfriend got him fired Madeleine Holden (Spinoff): Why is Sky bringing Tony Veitch back to our TVs? Joel MacManus (Critic): Sky ‘Not Concerned’ About Convicted Abusers On TV Auckland RNZ: Council luxury travel spend could go to Auditor-General RNZ: Business class trips for staff irks Auckland councilor Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Travelling mayor means business James Pasley (Stuff): Auckland producing more greenhouse gas emissions as a whole, but less per capita RNZ: Auckland Council could avoid fuel tax – National Party Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Wharf’s $10m ‘dolphin’ back to bite Goff 1News: ‘This is ocean sprawl’ – concerns over $10m extension to Queens Wharf so mega cruise ships can berth in Auckland harbor America’s Cup Simon Wilson (Spinoff): Why is Grant Dalton so unpatriotic? And other vital questions about the America’s Cup Todd Niall (RNZ): America’s Cup: Big decisions due today Mike Hosking (Herald): Don’t dare turn this into the America’s cock-up Joel Cayford (Herald): Team NZ’s option biased to private development Matthew Theunissen (Herald): ‘If we don’t extend into the harbour, we lose the Cup’ Ellen Read (Stuff): America’s Cup: Yacht race versus all other council spending Zimbabwe Dominion Post Editorial: Will Zimbabwe just trade one butcher for another? Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Robert Mugabe’s brutality understated Nicholas Jones (Herald): New Zealand looks forward to return of democracy in Zimbabwe 1News: Watch: ‘Pleasing to see change afoot’ – Jacinda Ardern welcomes ousting of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe Christchurch David Williams (Newsroom): Bargain builds are over, government warned Press Editorial: An opportunity in set-back for Christchurch’s metro sports facility Offensive message and Hamilton Council  1News: Hamilton Councillor believes Mayor needs to have ‘honest conversations’ with elected members over inappropriate workplace incidents Herald: Hamilton city councillor Mark Bunting’s sexual joke leads to disciplinary hearing Libby Wilson and Phillipa Yalden (Stuff): Council’s cringe crew – lewd message the latest in string of embarrassing Hamilton City Council moments Andrew McRae (RNZ): Explicit joke reignites claims of sexism on council Melanie Bracewell (RNZ): A handy guide to sending ‘funny’ messages to women Destiny Church Anna Loren (Stuff): Destiny Church charities to be removed from Charities Register after failing to file annual returns Dubby Henry (Herald): Destiny charities to be stripped of tax-exempt status RNZ: Destiny Church charities deregistered Other Alexander Gillespie (Herald): We get good and bad grades on global rankings Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Six years after then Commerce Minister Simon Power detailed extensive problems with NZ shell companies, the problem persists Nicholas Jones (Herald): Winston Peters confident of Pike River re-entry John Moore (Liberation): Pike River and the anti-Establishment zeitgeist Edward Gay (RNZ): Crown seeks third murder trial for Malcolm Rewa Mikaela Collins (Northern Advocate): Ngapuhi express views to new Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little Phil Pennington (RNZ): NZ fire officials using scare tactics – engineer Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Baby boomers buck ‘self indulgent’ beliefs Stuff: Jordan Williams might be victim of his own success in defamation case]]>