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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

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Claire Trevett (Herald): Russia, China, a Trump comeback – PM Jacinda Ardern will face a big plate of troubles at Apec (paywalled)
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Risky business: NZ seeks greater trade with Vietnam as China dependency causes concern
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to meet China’s President Xi on Apec sidelines
Claire Trevett (Herald): Apec summit: PM Jacinda Ardern to meet China President Xi Jinping
RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern to meet China’s President Xi Jinping at APEC summit
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Ardern to meet China’s Xi at APEC summit
Benedict Collins (1News): Jacinda Ardern to meet Xi Jinping at APEC this week
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, China’s Xi Jinping leaders’ meeting confirmed
Jo Moir (Newsroom): The Pacific benefits of Biden and Xi’s thawing tensions
Benedict Collins (1News): Ardern ‘opening up doors’ for Kiwi businesses in Vietnam
Gyles Beckford (RNZ): PM Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Vietnam focuses on trade, food production technology
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Poland missiles situation: Government calls for ‘cool heads’, ‘concerned there is high potential for escalation’
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): Teenager calls for Wellington street name change to honour Ukraine war efforts
RNZ: Taonga belonging to indigenous Australian group returned by Auckland Museum

RMA, HOUSING
Bernard Hickey: RMA changes means 10 more years of magical thinking
Peter Dunne: Sense of déjà vu on resource management
Sam Sacheva (Newsroom): The missing pieces of the RMA reform puzzle
Jamie Morton (Herald): How Government will replace NZ’s RMA, the Resource Management Act (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: Everyone hates the RMA but is the alternative better? (paywalled)
Anna Whyte (1News): Christopher Luxon can’t see National supporting Govt’s overhaul of resource laws ‘at this point’
1News: Luxon ‘sceptical’ of RMA overhaul
Greg Presland (Standard): What happened to National’s policy machine?
Stephen Ward (Stuff): RMA reform could make Hamilton ‘one voice around a fairly large table’ – mayor
Brent Edwards (NBR): Act wants to unleash infrastructure to get more houses built (paywalled)
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): Plan to build houses on flood-prone land not viable, councillor says
Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): Porirua regeneration delivers more than just new houses (paywalled)
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Average first-home buyer’s income hits $146k (paywalled)
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Wellington house prices have biggest annual drop on record: Trade Me
Greg Ninness (Interest): House prices increased in October but that doesn’t mean it’s a trend

ECONOMY, BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT
Richard Harman (Politik): The enigmatic taxman (paywalled)
Bob McCoskrie: Cost Of Living Top Concern Of Kiwis – Poll
David Williams (Newsroom): $25m to fix health’s holidays hangover
RNZ: Tourism, household spending boost NZ economy, report shows
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Kiwibank Chief Economist Jarrod Kerr on what needs to happen before the Reserve Bank takes its foot off the rate hike pedal
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Inland Revenue to write to about 70,000 people who wrongly received ‘cost of living’ payment
Melanie Carroll (Stuff): Working to live: What is utopia for the Kiwi worker?
Daniel Smith (Stuff): How the average work day has changed over the past 10 years
Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Why workers are taking pay cuts when the cost of living is rising
Brianna MciLraith (Stuff): Tearfund issues Black Friday warning to shoppers
RNZ: Black Friday sales embellished, misleading, Consumer NZ warns shoppers
Holly Bennett (NBR): Is brown-cladding the new greenwashing? (paywalled)
Guy Te Kiniwe Royal (NBR): How has the Māori investment space developed? (paywalled)

INEQUALITY, POVERTY
Sarah Nealon (Stuff): Inside Child Poverty Revisited: Bryan Bruce’s sequel documentary
Jonty Dine (RNZ): Auckland City Mission says growing social need outstripping resources

PARLIAMENT
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Labour just behind Nats, NZ First on the cusp in new poll
Mana Wikaire-Lewis (Te Ao – Māori News): Electoral roll change legislation a ‘distorting of the system’ – professor
Brent Edwards (NBR): The Official Information Act’s many frustrations (paywalled)

ENVIRONMENT
William Hewett (Newshub): Christopher Luxon defends National’s climate policy after Labour says it’s ‘greenwashing’
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Christopher Luxon U-turns on U-turn, acknowledging he ‘misspoke’
Maiki Sherman (1News): Robertson, Seymour roast Luxon over ute tax comments
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Christopher Luxon misspoke by saying National would keep Government’s EV discount scheme, party says
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): COP27: ‘Cleaner, safer’ world possible, but time ticking – James Shaw
Rod Oram (Newsroom): ‘WTF’ a catchcry at world climate summit
Rachael Nath (RNZ): Time ticking on loss and damage payments at COP27
Kate Green (RNZ): Wellington weather warning: More intense rainfall and stronger winds lie ahead
Maddy Lloyd (1News): Experts call for urgent changes to unregulated whitebait industry
Steve Schmack (Herald): Opinion: A farmer’s request for help from our urban friends

HEALTH
Waatea: Political will stymies dental care expansion
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Health sector immigration: Ministers play down chance of quick changes
Michael Neilson (Herald): Immigration health Green List: Top health official urges ministers to take action on healthcare workforce shortages
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Health advice urging quick action on immigration leaked to ACT
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Green list: Ministry of Health calls for urgent review of health workforce immigration rules
Thomas Mead (1News): ‘Disgusting’ – Christchurch hospital patients given ‘flusher buckets’
Imogen Wells (Newshub): Wait times for children needing eating disorder services skyrocket
Pokere Paewai (RNZ): Meningococcal vaccination programme needs to target Māori, Pacific communities – advocates
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Vape store opens in a storage space inside Christchurch dairy
Jean Edwards (RNZ): Mother deplores lack of support for those trapped in cycle of illness, drugs

COVID-19
RNZ: Covid-19: ‘This is very much our third Omicron wave’ – epidemiologist
Morgan Godfery (Stuff): Saying we’re post-pandemic is a purely political ploy
Bridie Witton (Stuff): MIQ: Grounded Kiwis High Court ruling on fairness will influence any new policy
Farah Hancock (RNZ): Covid infection survey delays stretch to a year
Corazon Miller (1News): Māori, Pasifika leaders welcome drop in Covid booster age eligibility

EDUCATION
Gabrielle McCulloch (Stuff): Educators call Luxon ‘misinformed’ after he blames truancy on parents
Adam Pease (Herald): National leader Christopher Luxon ‘doesn’t understand’ school attendance – Tinetti
Alwyn Poole (Stuff): Time for honesty and aspiration in NZ education
ODT Editorial: No easy fix to low school attendance
Tom Taylor (RNZ): More nursing students share concerning training experiences
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): I agree with Jacinda
Alwyn Poole (Kiwiblog): David F. agrees with Jacinda … respectfully … I significantly disagree with both

POWER COMPANIES
Greg Presland (Standard): The power companies are rorting us
Jamie Gray (Herald): Contact Energy CEO Mike Fuge hits back at excessive profit claims (paywalled)
RNZ: Lake Onslow not ideal for battery lake, cost ‘vastly understated’ – Contact Energy
Tim Hunter (NBR): Contact CEO: Onslow hanging over investment ‘like a bad smell’ (paywalled)
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): Renewable electricity generation hits 99% for the first time (paywalled)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THREE WATERS
Mike Hosking (Herald): Three Waters is a stinker of a policy (paywalled)
Thomas Cramner: ‘New Zealand has been duped’
Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Council spent nearly $14m on a home it knew was leaky that developed toxic mould

FREE SPEECH
Roderick Mulgan (Herald): The right to reasonable debate is being lost (paywalled)
Shaneel Lal (Herald): Jordan Peterson’s event in NZ will cause further harm to trans people (paywalled)
Sean Plunket (The Platform): A big thank you to Dr. Jordan Peterson

OTHER
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Archives NZ shuts down search tool amid fears of security breach
Phil Pennignton (RNZ): Waka Kotahi rethinks spending plans on back of lower demands for funding
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Government to make major immigration change to help out split migrant families
Audrey Young (Herald): Sir Wira Gardiner farewelled in Wellington by top brass
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): National says it’ll ‘target the ringleaders’ of youth crime
Tova O’Brien (Today FM): Which minister needs to sort it out?
BusinessDesk: New public sector role for Rebecca Kitteridge (paywalled)
NBR: New deputy Public Service Commissioner appointed (paywalled)
Dita De Boni (NBR): Data driving advertising and editorial at NZME (paywalled)

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