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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

BANKING
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Why Jacinda Ardern hit out at banks (paywalled)
Bernard Hickey (Interest): Open banking still two years away
1New: Open banking to make it easier to switch banks, compare rates
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Government moves to introduce open banking
Martien Lubberink (Newsroom): Taxing banks’ excessive profits – be careful what you wish for
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Banks really don’t need a social licence to operate. Open banking could change that
RNZ: Open banking: ‘Many unknowns’ on opening up consumer data
Herald Editorial: Open banking has pros and cons (paywalled)
Rob Stock (Stuff): Customers helped BNZ make $1.4 billion by keeping money in zero-interest accounts
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): How profitable are New Zealand’s banks? (paywalled)
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: Bank profits – What can New Zealand do to stop big four from making so much?
Herald: BNZ boss defends record $1.4 billion profit (paywalled)
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): BNZ to access $2.1b of RBNZ’s cheap funding (paywalled)
Matt Skinner (Interest): RBNZ floats the possibility of cryptocurrency regulation

ECONOMY, BUSINESS, COST OF LIVING, EMPLOYMENT
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Government tax principles plan held up as David Parker says policy work not finished
Brent Edwards (NBR): National’s tax cuts vs Labour’s targeted support (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Reserve Bank says it got it slightly wrong, but only with benefit of hindsight
David Hargreaves (Interest): As the Reserve Bank is forced to raise the Official Cash Rate higher than it intended, the stakes also get higher for our economy
David Hargreaves (Interest): ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank ‘should be worried’ about how developed the wage price spiral has become
Keith Rankin: The Cost-of-Living Crisis, And Inflation
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Petrol subsidy saga a lesson in simple economics and politics
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Is the country’s competition watchdog really going to set the price of petrol?
Gianina Schwanecke and Anna Whyte (Stuff): Petrol prices could be set by Commerce Commission in fuel sector changes
1News: Petrol prices could be set by Commerce Commission
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Fuel regulations could increase pump prices, energy sector lobby group claims
John Cuthbertson (BusinessDesk): Suspect you’re paying more tax? Yes, you are. (paywalled)
Kiwiblog: Tax Free Threshold
Steven Cowan: Centrist policies can’t solve the economic malaise
RNZ: ‘Food insecurity likely to get worse’: Charity network struggling to keep up
Rob Stock (Stuff): KiwiSaver growth funds down 13.2%, but savers hold their nerve
Katie Ham (Stuff): Full-time firefighter can’t afford meat or electricity for a hot shower
Jimmy Ellingham (RNZ): Massey University looks to cut more than 70 non-academic jobs
Herald: Thousands of Māori and Pacific workers needed to fill skills gap – report
Maria Slade (NBR): Auditor-General asked to investigate Manaaki row (paywalled)

PARLIAMENT, HAMILTON WEST BY-ELECTION
Ben Thomas (Stuff): Whether it’s a government or a relationship, it’s the little things that start to grate
Stefan Dimitrof (Te Ao – Māori News): Ardern says Labour has time to attract voters back after bad poll
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to attend East Asia Summit, Apec
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Asia summit keeps PM Jacinda Ardern from the Rugby World Cup final
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Joanne Harrison fraud could lead to shake-up 300 year-old Parliament rules (paywalled)
No Right Turn: Addicted to secrecy
Michael Neilson (Herald): Former prime ministers mark gender equity in Parliament with more women MPs than men for first time
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Former and current MPs celebrate Parliament’s 50/50 gender milestone
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Female political figures celebrate Parliament’s equality milestone
Newshub: Dame Jenny Shipley ‘thrilled’ Parliament now more women than men
Giles Dexter (RNZ): National confirms Uffindell’s new roles after MP makes Instagram announcement
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): Labour hopeful did get the memo, despite minister protest ‘mix-up’ claim
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): Candidates for Hamilton West by-election revealed

CO-GOVERNANCE
Thomas Cramner: Tūhoe vs Tūhoe – the Rumble in the Jungle
MIchael Neilson (Herald): High Court orders halt to Te Urewera DoC hut demolitions by Tūhoe settlement entity, Te Uru Taumatua
Stephen Minto (Daily Blog): Co-Goverance is our democracy

ENVIRONMENT
David Williams (Newsroom): The fixation on a PM’s COP-out
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Minister flags difficulty in making progress on climate damage payments
Simon Bridges (NBR): COP27, sensible climate policies call (paywalled)
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): COP27 agenda targets greenwashing and human rights
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Govt’s climate change payout welcomed amid calls for greater compensation
Felix Walton (RNZ): Climate change tops agenda of New Zealand insurance companies
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Postponed biofuels mandate puts cost-of-living ahead of climate crisis
Adam Pearse (Herald): National opposition to biofuels mandate leaves emissions targets in question
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): NZ government pushes biofuels target out a year (paywalled)
Jess Berentson-Shaw (Newsroom): How to tackle the cost of living crisis and the climate crisis at the same time
Linda Hall (Hawke”s Bay Today): Middle NZ: We might not be able to see the food for the trees (paywalled)

HOUSING
Felix Desmarais (Local Democracy Reporting): Fighting for Rotorua: Government says it may have paid for relocation to emergency housing motels
Megan Woods (Rotorua Daily Post): We’re building as many state homes as quickly as we can (paywalled)
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Govt hopes for 2000 homes in Porirua with $204m housing development
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): No debt-to-income controls on housing before at least March 2024
Stephen Hickson (The Conversation): Negative equity is looming for some home owners – but you only need to worry if you need to sell
Anne Gibson (Herald): NZ’s busiest residential developer Williams Corporation laying off up to 30% of staff (paywalled)

HEALTH AND DISABILITY
Ian Powell: Middlemore Hospital emergency department crisis much wider than ED and Middlemore
Benn Bathgate (Stuff): ‘We are in crisis,’ says ED whistleblower who claims 10 shifts every 24 hours vacant
Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Critically ill teen ends up in ICU after waiting in portable building outside hospital for 3 hours
Adam Burns (RNZ): Christchurch’s Hillmorton Hospital in-patient mental health unit may close
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): New Zealand Covid-19 situation complex and hard to predict – modeller
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern, Grant Robertson react to pictures of them in 80s as aged sector calls for more funding
Waatea News: Reti blasts Pharmac child cancer consultation
Olivia Shivas (Stuff): Accessibility legislation has ‘little substance’, disability advocates want it redone

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THREE WATERS
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): Wayne Brown won’t rule out selling council’s $1.91 billion stake in airport
Andrea Fox (Herald): Tension surfaces between Ports of Auckland and Wayne Brown over timing of changes (paywalled)
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): A complete photographic history of Mayor Wayne Brown* meeting people
Te Ao – Māori News: Councillor rejects swearing in doc’; pledges allegiance to te tiriti, declaration of independence
Mark Thomas (Newsroom): A future never to be seen
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): An exercise in ‘buzzwords’: Local government report ‘entirely predictable’
Maddison Gourlay (Timaru Herald): Timaru District Council rejoins Local Government New Zealand
Craig Ashworth (Local Democracy Reporting): Delay blocks flow of Waitara River co-governance
Erin Johnson (Stuff): Three Waters transition team leases $2m per year central Auckland office space
Troels Sommerville (Stuff): Candidates risking fines as election hoardings still up a month after election

EDUCATION
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Education report highlights poor school attendance, parents’ views on missing class
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): New Zealand children miss more school than students in other countries, study finds
1News: More Kiwis missing school than kids in other countries
Molly Swift (Newshub): Why children are missing school more in New Zealand than other countries
Tom Dillane (Herald): ‘This will be financially devastating for us’: Autistic boy rebuffed by local school
Paul Heyward (Newsroom): Streaming unethical in primary schools

TRANSPORT
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington public transport: Half-price fare scheme useless if buses don’t turn up
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellingtonians ditch buses for Uber amid transport crisis
Amanda Kennedy (Spinoff): I have no choice but to use public transport in West Auckland – and it’s unbearable
Rob Stock (Stuff): ‘Congestion has returned to pre-pandemic levels’

JUSTICE, CRIME
Michael Neilson (Herald): Gangs crackdown: Police Minister Chris Hipkins pushes back over privacy concerns in new search law
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Govt pays $108k to wrongfully imprisoned driver
Herald Editorial: Yes Minister, name suppression needs close attention (paywalled)
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Ministry of Justice suggests a rethink on introducing a beneficial ownership register for trusts
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern says she will give mosque gunman ‘nothing’ on news of appeal
RNZ: Christchurch mosque terrorist appealing conviction, sentence

CHILD WELFARE
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Moana appeal dismissed: Young Māori girl can stay with Pākehā caregivers
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Justice prevails: Oranga Tamariki’s offensive Critical Race Theory ‘Moana’ case thrown out by Court
Jane Searle (Herald): Ending child abuse and fixing Oranga Tamariki (paywalled)

OTHER
Thomas Manch (Stuff): National Party opposes new Defence Force watchdog, after civilian death inquiry
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear Human Rights Commissioner – your job is to protect our free speech not tell us what to say
William Hewett (Newshub): Greens co-leader Marama Davidson calls for Pacific nations to be added to visa-waiver list
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): Napier man still in fight with Earthquake Commission two years after flood destroyed home
Michael Neilson (Herald): Iran protests, violence: PM Jacinda Ardern meets with NZ Iranian women leaders in Beehive to discuss further actions
Caitlan Johnston and Rachel Maher (Herald): Charity store owner shocked, claims clothing label Moochi threatened to call police after taking dumped stock from rubbish skip
André Chumko (Stuff): How are New Zealand’s cultural institutions preparing for activist attacks?
Shane Te Pou (Herald): Rebuilding Better: Lessons from Portugal on drug reform (paywalled)
Te Ao – Māori News: Land Wars Museum a step closer
Jared Davidson (Spinoff): A brief history of sabotage in New Zealand

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