hoping to save someone else time.
had my edit button failing silently, checked permissions etc, it still didn't update but WOULD delete and duplicate.
1. In chunk NPOuterTpl I added
with no conditionals.
This ended up showing me my error which was "content missing"
2. You have to set the &required field in your NewsPublisher call or it will default to `pagetitle,content`
I set it to
since thats all I need and bam it works.
zillions of thanks to @BobRay for awesome work.