Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – February 20 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.
Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download).
Colin James (RNZ): Labour polls equal National’s amid leadership race
Corin Dann (TVNZ): Labour soars to highest level in 15 years in new 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Latest poll
Matthew Whitehead (Standard): Poll Watch: Colmar Brunton Poll 2018-2-19
Jo Moir (Stuff): Labour and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern take the lead in new poll
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): No contest – Steven Joyce should be National’s next leader
Claire Trevett (Herald): Steven Joyce confirms National leadership bid today
Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Joyce bids for leadership
Laura Walters (Stuff): National MP Steven Joyce has thrown his hat in the ring
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): And Joyce makes five
Liam Hehir (Stuff): National ignores Lyn of Tawa at its peril
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Mark Mitchell’s slip of the truth refreshing
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): National leadership contest gets bigger
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): National’s Moderates May Win This Leadership Battle – But Can They Win The War?
Richard Harman (Politik): Nats face pressure to do a deal
Audrey Young (Herald): Who’s backing who? A guide to National’s leadership race
Claire Trevett (Herald): Four in the race as National meets again but what of Joyce?
Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Mitchell looks for a late wave
Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Mitchell joins the National Party leadership race
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Mark Mitchell gunning for National Party leadership
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why Mark Mitchell’s run at leadership is a scam
Greg Presland (Standard): The battle of the five political midgets
Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): I’m impressed by Mark Mitchell’s leadership credentials
Lloyd Burr (Newshub): Judith Collins fan website disappears after questions asked
Lloyd Burr (Newshub): Team Collins launches ‘BackJudith’ website
Greg Presland (Standard): The strange case of the Judith Collins support website
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Government has no advice on moving state services to regions
Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Kīngitanga-Government relations “warm” in lead-up to Waikato regatta
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Democracy, inclusion and identity top Government’s digital agenda
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Prime Minister to visit Pacific nations struck by Gita
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): PM won’t ban sex between ministers and staffers
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): No ‘bonk ban’ for NZ ministers: ‘They have clear expectations’
Audrey Young (Herald): Sex ban not needed for NZ ministers, says Ardern
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): MP affairs not a problem confined to Australia
Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern becomes first New Zealand PM to march in gay pride parade
No Right Turn: Time to lock the revolving door
Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): Retired politicians in demand
Child welfare, poverty, inequality
Jonathan Boston (Dominion Post): Reforming the welfare state
Susan St John (Newsroom): National digs itself into child poverty hole
The Standard: Us and them – what will Labour do about WINZ?
Laures Park (Spinoff): Why public education works for Māori students
Bronwyn Wood, Michael Johnston, Sue Cherrington, Suzanne Boniface and Anita Mortlock (Stuff): NCEA review: Let’s address quality
Chris Trotter (Stuff): New Zealand political dissident upsets the apple cart over China’s influence
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern to query Chinese links to break-in
Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): ‘Don’t trust them. Just regulate them’
Dubby Henry (Herald): Midwifery in ‘crisis’ with pregnant women unable to find lead maternity carers
Merryn Gott (Newsroom): Family carers under pressure and in the shadows
No Right Turn: NZDF lied to us all along
Terence O’Brien (Stuff): NZ in Iraq – What happens next?
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): New Zealanders think it’s getting better for house buyers
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): The Herald and Stuff are defying the Commerce Commission and getting closer all the time
Mark Jennings (Newsroom): NZ media changing tack, and women are steering
No Right Turn: Will they prosecute?
Grant Smith (Manawatu Standard): Māori wards in Palmerston North would fix imbalance in the council chamber
Mike Reid (Briefing Papers): Saving local democracy: An agenda for the new government
Victoria White (Hawke’s Bay Today): Hawke’s Bay councils choosing karakia over prayers to open meetings
Dominion Post Editorial: Corrections needs a correction
Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): All the fun of the rodeo not worth any animal’s pain
Michael Coote (NZDPR): On the Money: Has MMP produced a new era of FPP elections?