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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

GOVERNMENT, PARLIAMENT, ELECTIONS
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Labour’s conference challenge is to launch Project Dawn
Matthew Hooton (Herald): Bureaucracy needs shaking into action (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): Economic gloom, Iranian balance, Labour’s tough challenge (paywalled)
RNZ: Labour’s party faithful to gather for annual conference as pressure mounts for government
Jo Moir (Newshub): Labour’s deputy leader brought out from behind closed doors in rapid U-turn
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Trevor Mallard’s settlement with Winston Peters over ‘irrational’ trespass order cost taxpayers $55,000
Michael Neilson and Jason Walls (Herald): Former Speaker Trevor Mallard’s final sting in $55K bill over Winston Peters’ trespass case
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): ACT, Greens want end to ‘obsolete’ role of Leader of the Opposition
Jamie Ensor and Jenna Lynch (Newshub): National pulls Instagram video over Katy Perry copyright issues
1News: National deletes Instagram reel after Menulog complaint
Glenn McLean (Taranaki Daily News): National Party leader confident of winning New Plymouth seat back

HAMILTON WEST BY-ELECTION
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Hamilton West by-election: Internal party poll results revealed as Dr Gaurav Sharma levels accusation at Labour candidate Georgie Dansey
1News: Ardern takes aim at Sharma ahead of ‘tough’ by-election
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Hamilton West by-election: ACT Party announces Dr James McDowall as candidate
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): ACT announces sitting MP as Hamilton West candidate
RNZ: ACT chooses sitting MP to join Hamilton by-election race
Adam Pearse (Herald): Hamilton West byelection: Act Party reveals MP James McDowall as candidate

ECONOMY, BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT, COST OF LIVING
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Recession risk-spotter’s guide: Here’s what could tip us over
Brent Edwards (NBR): Trying to untangle the politics of the tax debate (paywalled)
Tova O’Brien (Today FM): National’s plan to scrap the top tax rate is just bad politics
Brent Edwards (NBR): Opposition clashes with Orr over monetary policy (paywalled)
Imogen Wells (Newshub): Cost of living hits social housing tenants hard with $16 million missed rent owed to Kāinga Ora
David Hargreaves (Interest): Reserve Bank Governor offers advice on how debt-stressed customers can deal with their banks and says our banks have ‘no appetite’ to take back houses they have loaned on
Newshub: Expert urges homeowners are ‘just fine’ despite rising mortgage rates and threats of negative equity
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Economists issue warning after financial stability report paints grim picture of NZ economy as interest rates skyrocket, house prices plummet
Kaysha Brownlie (Newshub): Majority of Kiwis planning to cut costs this Christmas as inflation bites
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Waatea News Column: Dear Jacinda – we need to feed the kids!
Lauren Hendricksen (Newshub): Cost of living crisis driving people to give up their pets – Auckland Council
Herald Editorial: Tightrope between a strong labour market and rising interest rates (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): David Seymour says ACT would put beneficiaries refusing jobs on ‘income management’ to tackle labour shortage
Skara Bohny (Stuff): Fair pay roadshow explaining ins and outs of new bargaining law
Rebecca Rendle (BusinessDesk): Fair pay agreements – what you can do to prepare (paywalled)
Andy Fyers (BusinessDesk): Where is all this wage growth coming from? (paywalled)
RNZ: Countdown worker’s pay rise could lay groundwork for sector-wide change – union
Rebecca Macfie (Newsroom): Behind the 12% pay rise for Countdown staff
Stephen Toplis (Newsroom): Women and youth dragged into the labour force
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Bank finance difficulties drive housing developers to loans firms
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Pensioners fight to have Covid-related debt wiped
Maria Slade (NBR): Manaaki co-founder’s past haunts Callaghan controversy (paywalled)

HATE SPEECH, FREE SPEECH, NATIONAL SECURITY
Gordon Campbell: On Inflating The Threat Posed By Social Media
Thomas Cranmer: Twitter and the Monty Python Business Mode
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Aotearoa and the threatscape today
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): 0-800-STASI
Karl du Fresne: The pleasure of having one’s prejudices confirmed
James Kierstead and Michael Johnston (Herald): Opinion: University students now reluctant to share views in the classroom (paywalled)
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): How do we save Labour from Kiri’s Hate Speech time bomb?

THREE WATERS
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Running down the clock on three waters (paywalled)
Chris Trotter: Three Waters. Three Mayors. Three Cheers
Nathan Cooper (The Conversation): With the Three Waters reforms under fire, let’s not forget that safe and affordable water is a human right
Richard Harman (Poliitk): Scottish Water and Three Waters (paywalled)
Moana Ellis (Local Democracy Reporting): Three Waters: Big-city proposal ‘needs time to develop’
Bridie Witton (Stuff): ‘Read the room’: National labels Covid cash diversion to Three Waters ‘sneaky’

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown backs off election promise to get $400 million from Ports of Auckland
James Halpin (Stuff): Efeso Collins says his skin colour cost him 20,000 votes in Auckland mayoral race
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council organisations push back on Wayne Brown’s criticisms
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown warms to council agencies after first encounter
Ryan Anderson (Stuff): Former Auckland board member claims ‘skulduggery’ in election, wants redo
Shannon Redstall (Newshub): Losing candidate says ‘free and fair’ local elections can’t be assured, taking legal action against voting system
Tina Grumball (Star News): Conflict of interest concerns over community board member who works for council
Kate Green (RNZ): Advertising standards rules failed Wellington mayoral candidate’s flyer misleading
RNZ: Christchurch Council candidate to get recount after 16-vote loss
Sam Kelway (1News): Ardern attends ‘unique’ moment land is handed back to mana whenua
Ashleigh McCaull (RNZ): Co-ownership of Tauranga CBD land a milestone for mana whenua – commissioner
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Iwi representatives to serve on Tasman District Council, committees
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Government rejects underwrite plea from Tauranga City Council
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): Cabinet yet to see $56m Westport flood case
Jessica Roden (1News): Council grilled over future of storm-hit road in Marlborough Sounds

IMMIGRATION
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Accidental comments suggest secrecy over immigration decision-making
Maiki Sherman (1News): Fresh calls for Govt to grant visa-waivered travel to Pasifika
John Minto (Daily Blog): Why don’t we treat Pasifika the same as Australians when they want to visit Aotearoa New Zealand?
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Govt’s anti-immigration stance will cost us dearly

HEALTH
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Registration ‘rigmarole’ adding to radiology sector woes
Rachel Smalley (NBR): Pharmac announces paediatric cancer meds possibilities (paywalled)
Karen Rutherford (Newshub): Shortage of paramedics means St John shifting ambulances between regions on a weekly basis to accommodate roster
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Midwife vacancy rate almost 25% for Health NZ workforce
RNZ: ‘Variant soup’ makes Covid-19 harder to predict – expert
Jane Nixon (1News): Second man comes forward after donation rejected from Starship
Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): When did Starship forget they’re about sick kids, not PR?

JUSTICE, CORRECTIONS, CRIME
Jaime Lyth (Herald): US cannabis pardon: Calls for NZ Government to follow in their footsteps (paywalled)
David Morris (Herald): Failure of law and order is a failure of government (paywalled)
Katie Todd (RNZ): Ram raids trending downwards as offenders identified – police

ENVIRONMENT
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): ‘Toxic’ US and China situation endangering climate talks – James Shaw (paywalled)
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Climate experts fear rich countries missing in action at COP27
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Calling time on 1.5C doesn’t mean giving up
RNZ: Māori communities criticise lack of consultation in govt report on areas at risk of flooding
Maxine Jacobs (Stuff): Mātauranga Māori solution leads to MPI biosecurity award for Te Arawa Lakes Trust

OTHER
Riley Chance (Interest): Why is Labour anti-labour?
Clive Elliott (Herald): Does a future New Zealand risk being a social apartheid? (paywalled)
Martien Lubberink (Interest): Initially thwarted by official silence, Martien Lubberink decides to work out Kiwibank’s valuation, following its recent sale, himself
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): Afghan students taught English by NZ troops say their lives are in danger from Taliban
Laura Frykberg (1News): Air Force’s Hercules still proving militarily capable 57 years on
Daniel Dunkley (BusinessDesk): Murdoch plots New Zealand return (paywalled)
Emile Donovan (RNZ): What’s the deal with nuclear power?
Kate Green (RNZ): First recipients of government’s transport innovation fund announced
Sam Brooks (Spinoff): ‘A weaker delivery’: Shakespeare funding feedback released in full
Tom Peters: New Zealand arts funding agency attacks Shakespeare as part of “canon of imperialism”

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