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Items of interest and importance today

QUEEN ELIZABETH HAS DIED
Isaac Davison (Herald): Queen Elizabeth is dead – what does it mean for New Zealand?

Charlotte Graham-McLay (Guardian): New Zealand in period of mourning as Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ Queen
Stuff: Queen Elizabeth II dies: Commonwealth leaders debated abolishing role of head
Katie Pickles (The Conversation): From evolving colony to bicultural nation, Queen Elizabeth II walked a long road with Aotearoa New Zealand

Jenny Lynch (Stuff): How the Queen influenced a generation of New Zealand women
RNZ: What happens now Queen Elizabeth II has died
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): What happens now to New Zealand’s coins and bank notes?
John Roughan (Herald): Queen Elizabeth II dies – I admired her stiff upper lip (paywalled)

Claire Trevett (Herald): Queen Elizabeth II dies: Brief encounter at Balmoral showed unexpected side of the Queen (paywalled)
Newstalk: Mike Hosking sobs on air as news of Queen’s death breaks
Herald: Queen Elizabeth II dies: Newstalk ZB radio host Mike Hosking sobs on air
Brad Lewis (Today FM): Queen Elizabeth II ‘exemplified dignity in leadership by a woman’ – Helen Clark
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): What happens now to New Zealand’s coins and bank notes?
RNZ: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II: ‘She was extraordinary’
1News: Ardern pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ Queen Elizabeth II

Glen McConnell (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shares ‘great sadness’ from Aotearoa
RNZ: The Queen’s long-lasting relationship with New Zealand
David Farrar: RIP Her Majesty The Queen

Herald: Queen Elizabeth II was the first reigning monarch of New Zealand to visit the country

PARLIAMENT, GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SERVICE
Matthew Hooton (Herald): Labour drops the ball but National fumbles (paywalled)
Kate MacNamara (Herald): Second government agency reviews contract awarded to firm of Minister Mahuta’s husband (paywalled)
Luke Malpass (Stuff): More work or out of control bureaucracy: Labour’s swelling public service
Rachel Smalley (NBR): Political spin: Increased under Labour? (paywalled)
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): National MP Nicola Grigg puts out call for members, to aid selection
Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): OIA on NZTA ad complaint released (paywalled)

Damien Venuto (Herald): Should Govt apologise to women at centre of Northland lockdown?
David Farrar: The Government that slanders and won’t apologise
Mike Hosking (Newstalk): Why can’t the Government make a simple apology?

Jane Clifton (Listener): Memo to Labour – unpopular policies don’t win elections (paywalled)
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Donations trial concludes with Jami-Lee Ross ‘kamikaze’ defence
RNZ: Political donations trial: Jami-Lee Ross lied to SFO to implicate Simon Bridges, court hears

HOUSING
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): The Bad guys are winning
John Minto (Daily Blog): Where are the journalists to tackle Prime Ministerial BS on state housing?
Stewart Sowman-Lund (Spinoff): Rotorua mayoral hopefuls admit ‘shame’, ‘disappointment’ over homelessness crisis

Miriam Bell (Stuff): Goodbye capital gains: Here’s where house prices have fallen more than 16%
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Millions of dollars tied up in empty Wellington ‘ghost homes’
Brent Edwards (NBR): The Treasury’s worries about the housing sector
Steven Cowan: Marama Davidson – Still missing

ECONOMY, INEQUALITY, EMPLOYMENT, BUSINESS
Rebecca Stevenson (Interest): Workers are the low-hanging fruit of the tax world. NZ should broaden our diet
ODT Editorial: Food GST: Good intentions, bad policy
Sasha Borissenko (Herald): The living-wage debate: Are law firms playing by the book? (paywalled)
Emily Clark and Luke Bowden (ABC Australia): NZ sees ram raids increase, more people living in cars as cost of living pressures mount

Rebecca Stevenson (Interest): Are workers really quiet quitting? Or are they just putting their wellbeing first?
David Hargreaves (Interest): ANZ economists warn of dangers of ‘wage indexation’

Melanie Carroll (Stuff): The region with the highest pay is not famous for its ‘sunshine’ wages
David Hargreaves (Interest): Kiwibank – it’s difficult

Kushlan Sugathapala (Herald): Kiwibank 2.0 is a wealth of opportunity (paywalled)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Tom Dillane (Herald): Auckland Mayoralty: Viv Beck, the candidate desperate for issues to overtake ego on the campaign trail
Tina Law (Stuff): Notes from ‘backroom’ meeting reveal mayoral hopeful Mauger’s agenda
Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Feuding Wellington mayoral candidates play nice at business debate
ODT: Mayoral candidate profiles – Dunedin
Brenda Harwood (ODT): STV voting ‘fair and democratic’
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): MP Anna Lorck’s social media post on husband’s council bid ‘not inappropriate’
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayoralty: Only two candidates view $4.4b CRL project, despite criticism
Mildred Armah (Stuff): Auckland election candidate believes Covid vaccines are sterilising women

Matthew Rosenberg (Local Democracy Reporting): Wairoa mayoral candidate questions council’s handling of electoral process

COVID, HEALTH
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Ditching our Covid-19 framework makes no sense
Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Ronald Arbuckle ‘wasn’t just another Covid statistic’
Chris Lynch: St John rebranded Hato Hone St John to “better connect with communities”

IMMIGRATION
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Over 30,000 people waiting for tourist visas
Stephen Minto (Daily Blog): Immigrant disaster?

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Josie Pagani (Stuff): What we can do about China’s treatment of Uyghurs

Alistair Crozier (Interest): Kiwis are more even handed on China than you’d think
Raphael Franks (Herald): Former PM Sir John Key defends China’s ‘chequebook diplomacy’

OTHER
Tracy Neal (Herald): ‘Corrupt, biased, incompetent, drunk’: More than 1200 complaints about judges in five years
Sam Woolford (Stuff): Controversial components of fisheries bill should be considered separately
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Scathing Treasury review of Oranga Tamariki’s $1.1b budget spend-up (paywalled)
Bill Ralston (Listener/Herald): Government in denial over youth crime (paywalled)

Jonathan Leask (Local Democracy Reporting): Kieran McAnulty acknowledges impact of roading funding cuts

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