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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

ECONOMY, BUSINESS
Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Election 2023 – it’ll be the economy again, stupid!
Matthew Hooton (Herald): Why aren’t politicians taking frightening challenges seriously? (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Calls grow for monthly inflation update, to reduce risk of interest rate blunder
Liam Dann (Herald): Adrian Orr: Beating inflation will mean higher unemployment
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Orr: How much unemployment is needed to tame inflation ‘a global problem’
RNZ: Inflation response: Orr warns employment prospects to be increasingly compromised
Andy Fyers (BusinessDesk): Leading indicator points to easing inflation (paywalled)
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Cost of living crisis: Government pours cold water over calls for student loan repayment holiday
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): ANZ CEO defends record profit and warns of ‘dark clouds’ ahead (paywalled)
1News: Expert explains why banks making big profits isn’t a bad thing
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ANZ records first $2b profit
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): ANZ NZ annual profit surges 20% boosted by rising income and hedging gains
RNZ: ANZ’s record full-year net profit: ‘NZ has been far more resilient than expected’
Jonathan Mitchell (NBR): Bank head credits strong economy for ANZ’s record profit (paywalled)
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): 57% of ANZ mortgage customers still to face rate shock (paywalled)
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Slower population growth won’t have big impact on house prices
RNZ: Wage growth slows but sales growth strong, report shows
Aimee Shaw (Stuff): Small business sales increase by twice rate of inflation
RNZ: More businesses failing as Covid financial lifelines end – ‘Costs are up, it’s hard to find workers’
Katie Townshend (Stuff): Bus service for the West Coast suspended as summer season kicks off
Melanie Carroll (Stuff): Govt ‘relentless’ in applying GST, tax expert says
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): IRD crackdown on foreign income nets extra $19m in tax

FAIR PAY AGREEMENTS, UBER DRIVERS, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Ian Powell: Uber, the ‘lure’ and carve-outs
Rebecca Macfie (Newsroom): A big win, six years after her death
John Weekes (Herald): Fairer future or recipe for disaster? Restaurant Association kicks up stink on fair pay agreement (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: Problems ahead for business with passing of Fair Pay Agreements Bill (paywalled)
David Farrar: Labour passes union enrichment law
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Fair Pay Agreements confirm Govt doesn’t understand simple economics
Melanie Carroll (Stuff): Will the minimum wage rise again next year? Government to get advice ‘shortly’
John Weekes (Herald): Hotel worker’s Covid layoff and two-year debt trap ordeal finally almost over as payout ordered (paywalled)
Victoria Young (BusinessDesk): Inside Talley’s WorkSafe probe (paywalled)
RNZ: Nationwide strikes: Govt told to give pay parity to community nurses

PARLIAMENT, PARTIES
Max Rashbrooke (Spinoff): How to hide a million dollars in politics
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Christopher Luxon’s everyman campaign has begun
Brent Edwards (NBR): Crises, car rebates and fair pay (paywalled)
Steven Cowan: Jacinda Ardern: The failure of centrism 
Michael Neilson (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern on Antarctica, climate change research and why she brought partner Clarke Gayford
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern in Antarctica while New Zealand’s presence in the region is at a ‘critical juncture’
ODT: Ardern defends decision to take Clarke Gayford to Antarctica
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Support growing for changes to how Parliament runs
Raf Manji (Stuff): Sunak’s success a challenge for New Zealand on diversity
Herald: Minister of Justice Kiri Allan hits back at online critic

ATTACK ON PM’S OFFICE
Molly Swfit (Newshub): Labour’s Willie Jackson slams woman who attacked Jacinda Ardern’s office, says there’s ‘violent’ shift in political debate
Ben Leahy (Herald): Attack on PM’s office comes as fears grow over politicians’ safety
Lynley Ward (Herald): Woman arrested after sword attack on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s electorate office
Katie Ham (Stuff): Woman arrested after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Auckland electoral office damaged
1News: Woman arrested after Ardern’s electorate office attacked
Guardian: Woman arrested after attack on Jacinda Ardern’s office in Auckland

HEALTH
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Understaffed hospitals lose radiology accreditation, but keep accepting patients
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: ‘Absolute failure’ – The big concern facing the health sector right now
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): National calls on WorkSafe to investigate Middlemore Hospital’s troubled ED
1News: Calls grow for more Māori, Pasifika anaesthetic technicians
Emma Russell (Herald): Suicide amongst doctors: Fears more health professionals could be lost as strain on hospitals continues
RNZ: Covid-19 transmission from cruise ship can be mitigated – modeller
Herald: New Omicron infections jump by 1500 in 24-hour period
Tony Farrell (Bay of Plenty Times): Alcohol-related harm can be reduced – if we act (paywalled)
1News: Govt sends out urgent nationwide alert on vaping products

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THREE WATERS
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown’s media strategy: Read my words
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Wayne Brown claims councillors have his back
Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Auckland Transport responds to Wayne Brown’s open letter in all-staff meeting
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Ports of Auckland takeover: Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown tells foreign port company business is not for sale
Gabrielle McCulloch (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown’s second in command – who is Desley Simpson?
RNZ: Desley Simpson named Auckland’s deputy mayor
Glenn McLean (Taranaki Daily News): ‘An absolute joke’: Overseas voters have no say, as papers arrive weeks after voting closes
Lois Williams (Newsroom): West Coast land plan in the firing line
Joanne Naish (Stuff): ‘Lean and efficient’: Grey District Council proposes to disetablish 17 roles, create nine new ones
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Three Waters will ensure fluoride is correctly added to water supplies, NZ Dental Association hopes
Tumamao Harawira (Te Ao – Māori News): Water and Māori engagement top of list for first wahine regional chair

NZERS DETAINED IN IRAN
Gordon Campbell: On being rich, white and detained in Iran
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Iranian Kiwi wants Government to cut diplomatic ties with Iran as minister calls for investigation
David Fisher (Herald): Analysis: What globetrotting influencers walked into – and how they got away (paywalled)
Herald: In The Loop: Expedition Earth influencers Topher Richwhite and Bridget Thackwray – why the media didn’t report they were missing
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): ‘Quiet diplomacy’ questions after NZ couple released from Iran
RNZ: Foreigners at more risk of detention as ‘revolution’ unfolds in Iran – academic
Thomas Manch (Stuff): New Zealand couple held in Iran ‘extremely relieved’ to be back with family
RNZ: NZ couple held in Iran ‘relieved and happy’ to be back with family
Herald: ‘Extremely relieved’: Kiwi couple break their silence after release from Iran
Rebekah Armstrong (Herald): Iran’s cry for ‘women, life and freedom’ must also be New Zealand’s call (paywalled)

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Claire Trevett (Herald): Phil Goff on his London posting, the prospect of a Luxon-led Government, Trevor Mallard and King Charles (paywalled)
Claire Trevett (Herald): Former Auckland Mayor Phil Goff confirmed as top diplomat in London
Adam Pearse (Herald): Govt expected to take over Greens MP’s motion to condemn Iran after Act’s stonewalling
Charlotte Cook (RNZ): Ukraine war casualty Dominic Abelen not included in handover of bodies from Russia

TRANSPORT
RNZ: Passenger rail campaigners creating ‘enormous inconvenience’ for thousands, transport minister says
Leighton Heikell (Newshub): Transport Minister Michael Wood ignores Wellington rail protesters’ demands
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Politicians shut down submission from rail protesters ‘acting illegally’ on Wellington motorway
Erin Gourley and Anna Whyte (Stuff): Climate protesters’ select committee presentation derailed
Katie Green and Kirsty Frame (RNZ): Rail supporters stage protest on SH1 gantry in Wellington
Suraya Sidhu Singh (Spinoff): Ten popular myths about passenger rail in New Zealand
Katie McVicar (NBR): Fletcher Building boss views rail as a ‘needed solution’ (paywalled)
Will Harvie (Stuff): Tax on ebikes is 64%, tax on car parks is 0%

NATIONAL SECURITY
Michelle Duff (Stuff): How to spot a terrorist: NZ spy service releases public guidelines
Michelle Duff (Stuff): Children joking about carrying out terrorist attacks concerning, NZ spy boss says
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Spies: Possible violence during routine law enforcement

1News: Govt announces community fund to strengthen NZ’s social cohesion
Anjum Rahman (Spinoff): The social cohesion framework should be applied to government first

DEFENCE
1News: Govt introduces bill to provide independent oversight of NZDF
RNZ: Legislation for Defence Force watchdog introduced at Parliament
No Right Turn: This is not how you build trust

CONSERVATION
RNZ: New Zealand opposes seabed mining in international waters
Olivia Wannan (Stuff): Which countries are the climate heroes and villains this year?
RNZ: Tūhoe kaumātua says some of community not consulted on removal of Te Urewera DOC huts
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): DOC’s 2023 national predator eradication work to focus on West Coast

OTHER
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Eliminating The Racism Virus
Newshub: New Zealand academics disagree with Richard Dawkins’ dismissal of mātauranga Māori as science
Aaron Dahmen (Herald): Govt ministry spends $100k on new website – then scraps it
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Abuse in Care Inquiry commissioner Julia Steenson departs
Gerhard Uys (Stuff): Ice on the walls: Some farmworkers are getting a rotten housing deal
Gerhard Uys (Stuff): Egg prices rise as chickens move to roomier digs
Peata Melbourne (Te Ao – Māori News): Government appoints chief advisor of Māori New Year
Stuff: ‘Incompetent’: Ex-Black Fern slates NZ Rugby for blunder over schedule clash with All Blacks
RNZ: Only one in five households prepared for natural disaster, survey finds
Stefan Dimitrof (Te Ao – Māori News): Māori need seats at the aerospace industry growth table

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