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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

PARLIAMENT AND GOVERNMENT
Jonathan Hill (Stuff): Lobbying: slow our own revolving door
Peter Dunne: PM must make a call on her future
Duncan Garner (Today FM): Jacinda Ardern ain’t dead yet Rachel Smalley, just a bit closer…
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): About those rumours that Jacinda Ardern will soon resign
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): 12 things the National Party says it will repeal, reverse and scrap
RNZ: Luxon wants quotas for health, none for National’s caucus diversity
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Christopher Luxon: National has ‘turned the page’ on infighting
Michael Neilson (Herald): Hamilton West byelection: Former National MP Tim Macindoe not seeking party candidacy
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Tim Macindoe not seeking National Party candidacy for Hamilton West by-election
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern touches down in Antarctica
Nathan Morton (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hitches ride to Antarctica with US Air Force
Shane Jones (Herald): Government is chasing its ideological tail (paywalled)
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Why won’t the Govt get tough on those abusing the system?
Johnny Blades (RNZ): Historic gender achievement in Parliament with MP’s swearing-in
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Parliament was nearly locked down as police chased firearm reports
Brian Easton (Pundit): Book of the Week: Oh, Jim

FAIR PAY AGREEMENTS, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Spinoff): Fair Pay Agreements herald a new dawn for workers – but what exactly are they?
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Fair Pay Bill which empowers unions to push up wages comes into law
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Fair Pay Agreements: Biggest shakeup in workplace relations passes into law
1News: Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes third reading in Parliament
RNZ: Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes third reading in Parliament
No Right Turn: Labour actually achieves something!
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Michael Wood is the Leader Labour Party desperately needs
Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Spinoff): A win for Uber drivers in court is one momentous step in the road to recognition
Peter Griffin (BusinessDesk): Uber’s bleak vision for the gig economy is dead (paywalled)
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Negotiations start for public service pay increase, five agencies pause industrial action
Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): All of public service pay rise under negotiation (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Over 4000 nurses around New Zealand to walk off job over pay disparity
Lloyd Burr (Today FM): How many more nurse strikes will it take?
George Heagney (Stuff): ‘Devastated’ Massey staff strike for a third time as they call for pay increase

ECONOMY, BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Unemployment must rise before inflation comes under control: Economists
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Cost of living outpaces inflation, jumping by 7.7%
David Hargreaves (Interest): Statistics New Zealand says annual inflation for households was 7.7% in the year to September, fueled by housing and food costs
Herald: Household inflation: Superannuitants get hammered, all households face rising prices
David Hargreaves (Interest): ANZ Business Outlook: ‘Inflation pressures remain intense’
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Official Cash Rate explainer: Why interest rate hikes are the go-to response and will they actually lower inflation?
RNZ: Businesses gloomier as costs, labour shortages ensure rough ride continues
Jonathan Mitchell (NBR): More gloom, more pain, more rate hikes expected (paywalled)
David Hargreaves (Interest): Independent economic researchers see global economy next year meeting the ‘old’ IMF description of a recession, NZ’s economy WILL tip into recession; house prices here down 25%
Roger Partridge (Herald): Why RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr should be in Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s sights (paywalled)
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Free trade is dead, long live the knowledge economy (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): PwC raises concern with Minister about tax law change process (paywalled)
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Commerce Commission warned as big credit card firms resist crackdown

HOUSING
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ANZ: House prices likely to fall 27%
1News: ANZ warns house prices will fall at least 27%
Greg Ninness (Interest): ANZ economists say housing market green shoots ‘seem to have shrivelled up’
Greg Ninness (Interest): Major turnaround in supply of new housing compared to demand

INEQUALITY, POVERTY, WELFARE
Ben Thomas (Stuff): Social investment is the fence at the top of the cliff
Joel Maxwell (Stuff): What Māori retirement looks like: Only one in 1000 Māori reaching 90
Esther Taunton (Stuff): ‘Unaffordable, oppressive lending’ could leave beneficiary car-less and $8k in debt
Herald: One in 10 Kiwi kids face ‘dual burden’ of poverty, climate impacts – report
William Hewett (Newshub): Christopher Luxon says he supports organisations rather than giving money to homeless after PM spotted giving cash to person in need
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait (Bay of Plenty Times): When it comes to social services, it’s results that count (paywalled)
The Standard: Why won’t Labour help disabled people out of poverty?
Damien Venuto (Herald): The hidden crime wave New Zealand doesn’t want to discuss

HEALTH
Nick Truebridge (Newshub): Emergency doctors call on Government for new targets to help reduce ED wait times
Herald Editorial: Wait times at emergency departments need urgent action (paywalled)
Megan Wilson (Herald): Bay of Plenty: Renal patients choosing palliative care over treatment due to lack of resources
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Patient with Crohn’s disease left in ED corridor unattended for five hours before being moved to ward in Christchurch Hospital – wife
William Hewett (Newshub): Christopher Luxon calls for Government to prioritise more funding for frontline nurses as severe staffing issues cripple sector
Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Is there a doctor in the house? Is there a doctor in the country?
Jonathan Leask (RNZ): ‘Make her death mean something’: Rushtons deliver impassioned plea to Select Committee
Jamie Morton (Herald): Covid-19: Modeller challenges ministry’s isolation advice
RNZ: NZ likely to share Singapore’s fate with sharp rise in Covid cases expected
Tom Hunt and Morgane Solignac (Stuff): Cabin fever for cruise ship guests after possible Covid isolation breach
Kate Green (RNZ): Cruise ship with Covid-19 cases failed to follow current isolation guidelines
Mergan Wilson (Herald): Mental health: Police callouts increase over five-year period in Tauranga and Rotorua (paywalled)

EDUCATION
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Children’s commissioner demands action as promised school disputes panel yet to be set up
1News: School absenteeism rise ‘a perfect storm’ – truancy officer
Lee Kenny (Stuff): ‘Shocking’ results of school sexual harassment surveys confirm what young women already know
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Survey shows 21 students at a Christchurch girls’ school have been the victim of rape or near rape
Adam Burns (RNZ): Survey of two Christchurch high schools reveals scale of sexual harassment
Today FM: Christchurch High School Principal ‘concerned’ by sexual harassment report
Wilhelmina Shrimpton (Today FM): It seems like sexual harassment is simultaneously demonised & normalised
Jonathan Killick (Stuff): Auckland homeless could be displaced as Dilworth School extends $1b property empire

NZERS DETAINED IN IRAN
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Government insists no deal done to get New Zealand influencer couple out of Iran
Thomas Manch and Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Government did not cut a deal to free two New Zealanders held in Iran, Grant Robertson says
Adam Pearse (Herald): Acting PM Grant Robertson denies Govt struck a deal with Iran to allow Kiwis to exit
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Topher Richwhite, Bridget Thackwray: How New Zealand officials negotiated Kiwi influencers out of Iran
Thomas Manch (Stuff): New Zealand couple detained in Iran were warned not to travel into the hard-line country
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Kiwi influencers who disappeared in protest-stricken Iran for four months ‘safe and well’ after being detained
Adam Pearse (Herald): Jacinda Ardern discusses case of two New Zealand influencers who were detained in Iran
Molly Swift (Newshub): Topher Richwhite, Bridget Thackwray: Travel expert says ‘self-responsibility was sadly lacking’ by influencers who entered Iran
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): NZ media self censors 2 rich social media influencer wankers being detained in Iran while softening our criticism of Iran’s outrageous human rights abuses?

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THREE WATERS
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Dubai company eyeing takeover and lease of Ports of Auckland business
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown’s slow reveal of what ‘change and fix’ might look like
Glen McConnell (Stuff): Nanaia Mahuta, Wayne Brown open to collaborating on Three Waters
Jess Berentson-Shaw (Newsroom): Racism gets in the way of all our good health
Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Defund Ponsonby (and give the money to suburbs that actually accept new housing)
Herald: New Christchurch Mayor Phil Mauger’s mantra: ‘An honest day’s work’
RNZ: Women rising to the top on regional councils
Max Frethey (Local Democracy Reporting): Māori Ward councillor hopeful for future despite low turnout
Logan Savory (Stuff): Mana whenua rep turns back on Ka Mate haka; is it offensive or not?

CLIMATE, CONSERVATION
Richard Harman: Farmer emissions rebellion grows (paywalled)
Evan Harding (Stuff): Fed Farmers call for alternative farming emissions proposal
Tony Wall (Stuff): Hundreds gather in Tūhoe country to protest ‘desecration’ of back country huts
Katie Todd (RNZ): Hikers, hunters feel ignored as Te Uruwera huts demolished
Joanne Naish and Sinead Gill (Stuff): The legal quirks behind the ‘theft’ of a 23-million-year-old whale fossil cut from West Coast rock
Lois Williams (Newsroom): Māori say fossil-takers acted without permission
Natasha Frost (New York Times): ‘It’s bloody tragic’: 23-million-year-old fossil hacked out of West Coast riverbank (paywalled)
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): 1080 use by DOC helpful, but alternatives being investigated

BLACK FERNS ALL BLACKS TIME CLASH
Herald: Kiri Allan lashes NZ Rugby as All Blacks and Black Ferns schedule clash
1News: Kiri Allan slams NZR for ‘disgraceful’ rugby schedule clash
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): All Blacks vs Black Ferns: Incompetence from NZR even worse than malevolence

ARTS
Simon Bridges (NBR): Creative NZ Shakespeare debacle tells us a lot about Aotearoa NZ (paywalled)
Barry King (The Conversation): Much ado about Shakespeare – why it’s time for a New Zealand national theatre
Katy Jones (Stuff): Student says Shakespeare important to contemporary Māori
Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Teen theatre troupe thrilled by PM’s intervention in Shakespeare drama

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Xi’s growing power brings risks for NZ
Adam Pearse (Herald): ‘Say sorry’: Act stonewalls unified message against Iran unless Green MP apologises

OTHER
Benedict Collins (1News): Malachi Subecz’s whānau called Govt for help as boy lay dying
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Discomfort at three terror law changes in three years
Phil Pennignton (RNZ): US firm contracted for national transport ticketing system involved in weapons manufacturing
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): James Shaw backs changing New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa
Tom Pullar Strecker (Stuff): Ministry of Energy needed to pave way for $42b of investment, says Vector
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The secret media meetings for political censorship of the 2023 election & why TDB can’t cover them
Emile Donovan (RNZ): Making a point with a protest
Robert Bartholomew (Herald): The real life documentary ‘No Māori Allowed’ strikes a raw nerve for some in our society
John MacDonald (Herald): Police need the power to pursue
Making a point with a protest

Herewini Waikato (Te Ao – Māori News): Bravery star for Whakaari eruption rescue but Work Safe still taking pilot to court

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