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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 8 January 2018 – 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_15742" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Former Prime Minister, Jim Anderton, NZOM.[/caption] Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). Jim Anderton John-Michael Swannix and Lloyd Burr (Newshub): Jim Anderton ‘saved’ the Labour Party, NZ – Matt McCarten Chris Trotter (Stuff): Jim Anderton: An unlikely left-wing hero Herald: Bolger: Anderton’s social justice principles will endure NZ Herald editorial: Jim Anderton might have been PM but for timing Laila Harre (Herald): Jim Anderton champion of the most basic Labour values Herald: Jim Anderton remembered as champion of MMP, Kiwibank, paid parental leave Simon Collins (Herald): Jim Anderton’s last message: Let’s rebuild trust in governments Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Anderton’s Shakespearean legacy John Gibb (ODT): Policies seen as Anderton’s legacy Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Anderton’s lasting legacy Piripi Taylor (Maori TV): A freedom fighter for our people – Sandra Lee-Vercoe Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): James Patrick Anderton 1938 – 2018 Simon Collins (Herald): Feisty to the end: Jim Anderton’s final days Michael Wright (Stuff): The legacy of Jim Anderton: Former Deputy Prime Minister hailed ‘one of the most highly-principled and idealistic’ politicians Herald: Helen Clark’s tribute to ‘diligent, kind’ Jim Anderton Julian Lee and Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Former Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton dies in Christchurch 1News: ‘Jim stood for a kinder, fairer, better New Zealand’ – Helen Clark pays tribute to Jim Anderton 1News: Former Deputy Prime Minister, Jim Anderton has died Newshub: Jim Anderton dies aged 79 1News: Jim Anderton remembered as a man ‘who stood strongly for what he believed in’ Newstalk ZB: Jim Bolger’s tribute to former political foe: Anderton was ‘a man of principle’ RNZ: Jim Anderton a ‘towering figure’ – PM Stuff: Tributes flow for former deputy PM Jim Anderton, who has died aged 79 Evening Report: Former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton Dies Herald: Former deputy PM Jim Anderton dies Newstalk ZB: Mike Williams, Don Brash on Jim Anderton Gender issues Kristin Hall (The Spinoff): When will New Zealand finally grow up about boobs? Alison Mau (Stuff): Don’t waste your breath excusing the Rhythm and Vines groper Stephanie Rodgers (Boots theory): What did she expect? Graham Cameron (First we take Manhattan): Hey, saw you grab her breast at Rhythm & Vines. Come on bro, it’s time to apologise Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Nearly 60pc of Kiwi women earn less than their partners Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Does anyone really want anti-abortion death cult booties used for political grand standing? 1News: Women’s refuge experiencing busiest period of the year with services stretched Sarah Harris (Herald): Gender diverse Kiwis are increasingly changing identification to match Offensive politics Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): A resolution for the world – park the outrage Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): 2017 – The year of Trumpism, resentment kulture & climate change Herald: Kush Coffee gets push to remove ‘joke’ about women in wheelchairs Stuff: Golliwogs not harmless, never have been – Human Rights Commission Herald: Waiheke Island gift shop owner won’t stop selling golliwog dolls Environment Bob Kerridge (Stuff): The abhorrence of killing in the name of conservation Herald: Poll reveals lake, river pollution key concern of Kiwis Leith Huffadine (Stuff): How climate change could send your insurance costs soaring Dominion Post: Editorial: China’s refusal to take our rubbish should make us greener Newshub: Pollution will ‘kill your pets’ – Fish and Game Lorde not playing in Israel The Guardian: Lorde’s artistic right to cancel gig in Tel Aviv Stuff: Over 100 artists sign pledge supporting Lorde’s Israel decision David Cohen (RNZ): ‘Lorde deserves some sympathy’ Current and former MPs Herald: Meet the backbencher: Chris Penk on siblings, kauri dieback and cricket legends Herald: Shane Jones gets married in Rarotonga Kelly Makiha (Herald): Te Ururoa Flavell reveals new business venture Rexine Hawes (Stuff): Former Waikato MP humbled by Queen’s Service Order Other Paul Buchanan (Kiwipolitico): Plus ca change, or, does Labour have a foreign policy? Audrey Malone (Stuff): Roads of National Significance partly to blame for death toll on our roads: Genter Graham Adams (North & South): Why should we respect religion? John Farrow (ODT): Still questions about Whittall’s $3.41m Pike deal Tom Peters (World socialist website): New Zealand government seeks to contain outrage over Pike River mine disaster Matthew Theunissen (Herald): ‘Dramatic’ shake-up for NZ workplaces in 2018: experts David Williams (Newsroom): The future of newspapers Catherine Harris (Stuff): Ethical dilemma for lawyers forced by new rules to disclose dodgy dealings Tom Hunt (Stuff): Super ghosts: Pensions paid to thousands already in their graves Graeme Edgeler (Public address): If Australia Jumped off a Cliff…; or How not to waste millions of taxpayer dollars 1News: Government announces new, more lenient pet policy for state houses Brennan McDonald: Can regional economic development really happen? Liam Dann (Herald): Why is Graeme Hart so rich? Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): OIA obstructionism – yet more evidence for RB reform Richard Swainson (Stuff): Honours: You’re either with them or against them Brian Easton (Pundit): Celebrating New Zealand’s Independent Republics. Sam Price (World socialist website): New Zealand government prepares attack on foreign students Alastair Paulin (Stuff): The public has a right to know what gifts doctors get from drug companies Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Isn’t it time to reflect on fanatical anti-tobacco crusade? RNZ: Outspoken – Young Voters Victoria University of Wellington (Newsroom): Ending child poverty can’t be partisan pursuit John Tamihere: Tax cuts are the wrong approach]]>