Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – February 22 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).
Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): David Parker delivers just enough wins to take heat out of CPTPP signing
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Too Little, Too Late: The Opportunity To Stop the CPTPP Has Passed
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Being part of the CPTPP is a no brainer
Richard Harman (Politik): Remember when Labour used to hate the TPP? — now they love its successor
Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): New TPP could add up to $4 billion to NZ economy
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): CPTPP full text released: Good for kiwifruit, but is it good for Kiwis?
Henry Cooke (Stuff): CPTPP gains downgraded after US withdrawal
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Full text of CPTPP released
ODT Editorial: Trade-deal text a win for New Zealand
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Threshold raised for overseas investment deals
Barry Coates (Daily Blog):It doesn’t stack up: Economics of TPP-11
Steven Cowan (Against the current): The CPTPP: The same old rotten corporate charter
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Exclusive: Poll gives Judith Collins slim lead as preferred National leader
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): UMR poll on National leadership candidates
Claire Trevett (Herald): National’s Monty Python code of conduct
Claire Trevett (Herald): National Party leadership contenders resist using jobs for votes
Herald Editorial: National has too many contenders for comfort
Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): A bizarre take on the history of private military forces
Max Towle (Wireless): Max 5 questions for National’s 5 contenders
Pete Burdon (Media Training): New National leader and McDonalds
Mary-Jo Tohill (Stuff): Wedding bells for Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Treasury lifts lid on wellbeing work
Bryce Edwards (Herald): The dangers of the waka-jumping bill
NZ First deputy leader
Richard Harman (Politik): Is Peters behind move to roll Ron Mark?
Laura Walters (Stuff): NZ First MP Fletcher Tabuteau won’t rule out making play for party deputy
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Shane Jones rules out shot at NZ First deputy leadership
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Shane Jones ‘unlikely’ to go for deputy leader of NZ First
Transparency International Corruption Perception Index
Dan Satherley (Newshub): New Zealand ranked least-corrupt country in the world, again
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Big publisher culls community papers
Tim Miller (ODT): Concerns as Fairfax drops community, rural papers
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): End game – Fairfax is a company in trouble
Daniel Venuto (Herald): Endgame or classic sacrifice: Stuff’s great print jettison
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): ‘We’ll be kinder? I absolutely reject that’: The Spinoff grills NZ’s top political editors
Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Boards of Trustees could be scrapped in education reform
Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Major overhaul: Govt eyes up education from preschool to tertiary
Laura Walters (Stuff): National hits back at planned education overhaul: ‘another day, another review’
Nicholas Jones (Herald): ‘Grossly inequitable’ fees-free warning from universities
Canterbury earthquake anniversary
Michael Hayward (Press): Seven years on: Seven challenges for post-quake Christchurch
Liz McDonald (Press): Canterbury seven years on: More people, bigger incomes, dearer housing
Michael Wright (Press): Christchurch 2025: What will quake recovery look like?
Cecile Meier (Stuff): Mental health announcement for Canterbury expected on quake anniversary
Michael Hayward (Press): CTV site reopens as peaceful shared space, seven years after 115 died in building collapse
Michael Hayward (Press): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to attend memorial service for Christchurch earthquake victims
Mike Joy (Herald): Chlorinating water is admitting environmental failure
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Firefighting foam investigations spread to Auckland
Jamie Morton (Herald): Sage wants NZ sea lion decline reversed
Edward Ashby (Spinoff): Auckland Council vote ‘āe’ on the rāhui
Victoria University of Wellington (Newsroom): NZ’s duty to help “vulnerable Pacific nations”
Luamanuvao Winnie Laban (Newsroom): Pacific must look inwards for climate answers
Donna Chisholm (North & South): New cancer treatments: How can New Zealanders get access?
Audrey Young (Herald): Huge demand for services in Auckland stretches health system to the limit say bosses
Laura Tupou (RNZ): Doctors to resit test after DHB roster reshuffle
Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): NZ First’s future could rest on Jones’ regional development roll-out
Southland Times Editorial: Time for regional development news
Human Rights Commission
Harrison Christian (Stuff): Government announces review of culture at HRC after sexual harassment scandal
Hannah Martin (Stuff): What is the census and why should we care?
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Online-first census to revamp ‘unsustainable’ pen and paper model
David Williams (Newsroom): More backroom tremors for census IT system
Robert Ayson and David Capie (Incline): Groundhog Day for New Zealand’s Iraq Deployment?
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ron Mark praises troops after Taji trip
David Fisher (Herald): Mega prison plans head to Cabinet as Jacinda Ardern urged to keep Waitangi promise
Matt Stewart (Stuff): Prisons under ‘immense pressure’ with only enough space for 300 more inmates
Michael Daly, Megan Gattey and Ged Cann (Stuff): State of Emergency: Is New Zealand prepared for the worst?
Press Editorial: Disaster readiness is the new normality
Farah Hancock, Melanie Reid and Sasha Borissenko (Newsroom): Why wasn’t the Law Society told?
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): State Services defends million-dollar makeover
Henry Cooke (Stuff): National synthetic cannabis bill could pass with NZ First support
Heather Roy: Women Leading by Example
Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): Other people OIA the Reserve Bank too