New Zealand Politics Daily is a collation of the most prominent issues being discussed in New Zealand. It is edited by Dr Bryce Edwards of The Democracy Project.
Items of interest and importance today
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION RESULTS
Chris Trotter (Interest): Lessons for Labour – but will it heed them?
Bernard Hickey: The great boomer backlash of 2022
Michael Neilson (Herald): Ardern on Three Waters reforms, says Government ‘open to changes’
Mike Yardley (Stuff): Ardern’s Government on notice after local election results
Thomas Cranmer: Three Waters and one mountain of debt
Anna Rawhiti-Connell (Spinoff): Will Three Waters survive the changing tide?
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Lessons for Labour and National in Saturday’s swing
Tess McClure (Guardian): ‘A shift in political thinking’: many of New Zealand’s cities lurch right in local elections
Mike Hosking (Newstalk): Local election results a wake up call for Labour
Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk): Local body results reflect the mood for change
William Hewett (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern defends Labour endorsing defeated mayoral candidates, says it’s not sign of 2023 election results
Michael Daly (Stuff): Local government elections not straight reflection of support for the Government, Ardern says
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Newsroom survey reveals two faces of local change
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Yet another take on what the NZ local body elections mean (paywalled)
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Dissecting the local body election results
ODT: Editorial – Cherishing local democracy
Lloyd Burr (Today FM): Both mayoral candidates Jacinda Ardern endorsed didn’t win their mayoral bids
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): A 10-step plan to reverse the ‘absolute shambles’ of collapsing local turnout
Dominic O’Sullivan (Stuff): The role of Te Tiriti in boosting local government
Maryana Garcia (Herald): Why Bay of Plenty Regional Council turnout plummeted to 26 per cent
David Farrar: Bad losers
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Meet the ‘fixers’: The people who propelled Wayne Brown to Mayor of Auckland (paywalled)
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland’s new mayor has a big mandate. How much change can he deliver?
Simon Wilson (Herald): Fixing transport in Auckland, the Wayne Brown way (paywalled)
Simon Bridges (NBR): Can Wayne Brown help Auckland get its mojo back? (paywalled)
Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Tory Whanau triumphs in mayoral race on the back of an excellent campaign
André Chumko (Stuff): Tory Whanau’s ‘masterful’ campaign catapulted her into mayoralty, experts say
GOVERNMENT AND PARLIAMENT
RNZ: National calls for cooling-off period before ex-ministers can be lobbyists
David Farrar: More condemnation of Cabinet to lobbyist move
David Farrar: Ipsos Issues Monitor Sep 2022
Russell Palmer (RNZ): ACT launches anti-co-governance proposals
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): ACT increases ‘co-governance’ focus, says Treaty referendum a ‘bottom line’
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Davis’ attack bursts open national groupthink on race politics (paywalled)
Mike Houlahan (ODT): A life of long labour
Colin Peacock (RNZ): TVNZ’s media marriage at first sight
Damien Venuto (Herald): RNZ-TVNZ merger: 12 possible contenders for the CEO job (paywalled)
Gavin Ellis: Peter Ellis Appeal: Does reputation extend beyond the grave?
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Revealed: Just 12 nurses have arrived in New Zealand under Government’s controversial residency visa
Kaysha Brownlie (Newshub): Health campaigner Melissa Vining says system is in ‘a state of crisis’
Josephine Varghese (Democracy Project): Who benefits most from NZ’s seasonal agricultural migration scheme?
Herald: Editorial: Malachi Subecz was failed wretchedly (paywalled)
Lynley Hood (Stuff): A famous lesson from history for the Civic Creche case
Chris Fowlie (Daily Blog): Pardon Kiwi cannabis convicts? Yes, we can