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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).

The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.


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’


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?


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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

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