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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, EMPLOYMENT
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Nearly $6b in National’s planned tax cuts for richest 5 per cent according to union analysis
Thomas Manch (Stuff): CTU attacks National’s ‘massive and uncosted’ tax cut plan; National rejects ‘false assumptions’
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Christopher Luxon defends National tax policy after analysis finds for every $1 bottom half of earners get back, top 5 pct get $10
Tom Pullar Strecker (Stuff): Government goes silent on big tax debate 6 months after promising consultations
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): National thinks Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr appears to have breached rule by speaking after receiving market information (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Cost of living: Economist Cameron Bagrie warns Kiwis need to lose jobs to get inflation under control
William Hewett (Newshub): Economist warns significant Official Cash Rate hikes likely if wages continue to rise, unemployment drops
Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): Tight labour market will make 75 basis point rate hike inevitable (paywalled)
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): By the numbers: Pay rises swallowed by inflation but tax bills rise anyway
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Cheat sheet: Where to turn if you’re broke and struggling
Katie Todd (RNZ): MBIE chips in on $4m bailout for Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): Treasury plays funny buggers over Kiwibank’s $2.1b price (paywalled)
Brigitte Morten (NBR): Back to bashing the rich – companies, that is (paywalled)
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): Taxing super profits – how much is too much? (paywalled)
Kate Green (RNZ): Wellington bus drivers unlikely to see pay increase until mid-2023, despite govt funding boost
Cameron Smith (Herald): Global giant Unilever keeping four-day working week in NZ after trial
Daniel Smith (Stuff): Four-day working week a life-changer for young mother
David Burton (Stuff): The judgment that sent a ‘seismic wave’ through Uber
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Māori voices left out as New Zealand’s space sector grows
André Chumko (Stuff): Screen Production Grant review making producers ‘incredibly nervous’
Tess McClure (Guardian): New Zealand authorities apologise for encouraging parents to ‘tax’ Halloween sweets

HOUSING
Karen Rutherford (Newshub): Woman in Hamilton emergency housing motel raped by gang members with her children nearby, sister says
Joseph Los’e and Rachel Maher (Herald): ‘They forgot about us’: Family of 13 placed in one-bedroom motel units after fire highlights dire emergency housing crisis
Rayssa Almedia (RNZ): Rotorua residents say ‘no more’ to emergency housing
Kelly Makiha (Rotorua Daily Post): Out-of-town homeless overwhelming Rotorua’s emergency health services, GP tells resource consent hearing
Kelly Makiha (Rotorua Daily Post): Rotorua Seventh-day Adventist School students fearful after incidents with homeless, hearing told
Robin Martin (RNZ): Kāinga Ora under fire for ‘broken’ promises
Rachel Maher (Herald): 200 Kiwi kids still living in cars ‘an utter failure’ by Labour Govt, say Nats
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Year of capital gains wiped out nationwide for the first time, CoreLogic says
RNZ: Housing market downturn continues to deepen – CoreLogic report
Greg Ninness (Interest): The average value of NZ dwellings fell by almost $13,000 in October
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): House prices fall again in October, official cash rate forecasts could prolong downturn – CoreLogic

THREE WATERS
Bernard Hickey: PM drives past Three Waters off ramp
Steven Walton (Stuff): Analysis: Brown and Mauger take the alternative Three Waters mantle from the regions
Thomas Cranmer: Wayne Brown lays down the challenge to Ardern and Mahuta
John MacDonald (Herald): Three Waters alternative won’t be plain sailing
RNZ: Three Waters alternative will keep infrastructure in councils’ hands – mayor
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): Standalone Three Waters option best for Whangārei in any new Northland-based organisation: Mayor
Mike Tweed (Whanganui Chronicle): Three Waters: Mayors in Whanganui and surrounding districts keen to explore new proposal (paywalled)
Waatea News: Lines drawn on three waters changes
Waatea News: Tide turning against Three Waters
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The racist madness over 3 Waters (you won’t believe the Public Broadcasting twist at the end)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Efeso Collins on the mayoral contest, racism and ‘the cost of democracy’
Todd Niall (Stuff): ‘I’m mixing it up’: Auckland councillors bummed out by new mayor’s seating plan
Sharon Brettkelly (RNZ): Wayne Brown and controlling the message
Rebecca White (Newshub): This week Wayne Brown forgot the golden rule of politics, your mic is always on
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland’s mayor calls the city’s public transport ‘a crisis’
Luisa Girao (ODT): Mana whenua reps return to council table
Peata Melbourne (Te Ao – Māori News): Controversy on marae marks Gisborne councillors’ first hui

PARLIAMENT, PARTIES, HAMILTON WEST BY-ELECTION
Claire Trevett (Herald): Oh, the diversity! National leader Christopher Luxon and the ‘white-man ban’ in Hamilton West (paywalled)
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): Who’s really the underdog in Hamilton West’s by-election?
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): From 84th on the Labour list to contending a by-election: Georgie Dansey to stand for Hamilton West
Stuff: Labour selects Georgie Dansey to run in Hamilton West by-election
Adam Pearse (Herald): Labour selects Georgie Dansey as Hamilton West byelection candidate
Shane Jones (Herald): Taken for a ride on a political hell on wheels
Glenn McLean (Taranaki Daily News): David MacLeod confirmed as National Party candidate for New Plymouth
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): The ‘tattered and fraying’ Beehive flag – and the coincidental timing of its replacement and a Winston Peters tweet
RNZ: Party People: Season 2 Episode 25 Three Waters and Local Government 

CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENT
Richard Harman (Politik): Parker rejects co-governance (paywalled)
Katei Scotcher (RNZ): Dozens of communities at serious flood risk and unprepared – report
Jamie Morton (Herald): Climate change: NZ banks, homeowners exposed to rising flood risk
RNZ: River floods could pose bigger risk to banks than coastal flooding, Reserve Bank report says
No Right Turn: Climate Change: No Magic bullets for agriculture
Jessica Wilson (Stuff): How greenwashing is costing consumers and holding the economy back

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Gordon Campbell: On Iran getting worse, alcohol in sport and a music playlist
George Heagney (Stuff): Protestors’ symbolic act of defiance against ‘oppression and murder’ in Iran
Damien Venuto (Herald): Red Dragon rising: How much will China tension ‘squeeze’ New Zealand
James Halpin (Stuff): Woman raising money for Russian army doubles down – police now investigating

NATIONAL SECURITY, TERRORISM
David Fisher (Herald): Analysis: Our bold new direction on national security – and how you are an integral part (paywalled)
Adam Hollingworth (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern says New Zealanders will be more informed about national security risks
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The new SIS woke nark stasi campaign is the price we pay for Mallard’s refusal to de-escalate Dumb Lives Matter protests
David Williams (Newsroom): Where Govt is lacking in post-March 15 reforms

SOCIAL MEDIA DISINFORMATION
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern on countering disinformation, and the Christchurch Call with Elon Musk
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern responds to Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter after report labels disinformation as one of NZ’s top concerns
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): ‘Unknown territory’: Jacinda Ardern on Elon Musk and Twitter
Tess McClure (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern urges Musk to ‘stick to transparency’ amid extremism fears
AAP Factcheck: NZ voting machine claim pushes the wrong buttons

FREE SPEECH, HATE SPEECH
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why I have to break the Religion Hate Speech law as soon as it is passed
Glen McConnell (Stuff): March 15 widow, who still faces vitriol, offers a simple solution to combat hate

HEALTH
Rachel Maher and Michael Guerin (Herald): Horse breeder Mark Chittick left stunned after Starship turns down $570k charity partnership (paywalled)
Mana Wikaire-Lewis (Te Ao – Māori News): Reti all fired up over Te Pae Tata health plan during health ‘crisis’
Stefan Dimitrof (Te Ao – Māori News): Māori communities in David vs Goliath fight against alcohol industry
Stefan Dimitrof (Te Ao – Māori News): Alarming Covid-19 cases spike pre holiday season
Anna Sargent (RNZ): Schools install high-tech vape detectors as teen vaping rises

ABORTION
Anna Whyte (1News): Telehealth service for early medical abortions rolled out nationwide
Alexa Cook (Newshub): Government removes abortion barriers allowing medication to be accessed over phone

JUSTICE
Imogen Wells (Newshub): Government victim support scheme helps more alleged perpetrators than victims, no ‘sexual violence champions’ appointed
Denis O’Reilly (Herald): Cultural reports in courts don’t excuse offending, but they do help explain it

EDUCATION
Louisa Steyl (Stuff): SIT Zero Fees scheme a workforce pipeline for Southland
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Ara Institute of Canterbury legally becomes part of Te Pūkenga

OTHER
Andrea Vance (Stuff): The hidden row over NZ’s mission to Antarctica and the future of Scott Base
1News: Immigration accused of taking biased approach against Pasifika
Herald: Pacific Islanders make up over half of declined visitor visas
Jared McCulloch (1News): Farmers rail against winter grazing regulations
Karl du Fresne: How the term ‘far Right’ has been twisted to reflect the media’s world view
Eda Tang (Stuff): Racism and violence experienced by South Asian LGBTQIA+ New Zealanders

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