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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

Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Te Pāti Māori plans for a big 2023, but happy to stay cross bench
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): In which we earnestly predict the date of the 2023 New Zealand general election
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Summer off politics: Marama Davidson heads to Hokianga and the ‘Hawaii of Auckland’

Keith Lynch (Stuff): Why the Covid Christmas curve may have been accidentally flattened
RNZ: Covid-19: ‘Novel features’ of Kraken cause for concern – Michael Baker
RNZ: Diabetes NZ wants Pharmac to fund ‘life-changing’ monitors for diabetics

Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Battle of the brands starts NZ corporate year (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Vodafone says name change to One NZ not threatened by TVNZ trademark challenge
Chris Keall (Herald): TVNZ files trademark opposition to Vodafone’s ‘One’ rebrand (paywalled)
Daniel Smith (Stuff): Flexible working no longer just for office workers

Olivia Wannan (Stuff): The Whole Truth: Are New Zealand farms the world’s greenest?
Riley Kennedy (BusinessDesk): Mid Canterbury feedlot at centre of M. bovis outbreak emptied (paywalled)

Brent Melville (BusinessDesk): Clean-car scheme reaches $288.5m in payments (paywalled)
David Chaston (Interest): The year electrified vehicles became mainstream
Brent Melville (BusinessDesk): Queenstown agreed to $600k annual sweetener for $2 bus fares (paywalled)

Charlie Gates, Liz McDonald, Tina Law and Sinead Gill (Press): Ukrainian city where Kiwi Andrew Bagshaw disappeared now destroyed, under Wagner Group control
Finn Blackwell (RNZ): Missing in Ukraine: Andrew Bagshaw likely in Russian hands, says translator
RNZ: Safety concerns for aid volunteers with New Zealander missing in Ukraine

ODT: Candidates spent $10K-plus on campaigns
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): Napier City Council seeking funds from government to complete National Aquarium upgrades

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Mediawatch: Poll shows NZers want TVNZ/RNZ Merger
Annamarie Jamieson (Stuff): Stuff’s annual B Corporation report – January 2023

Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Australia takes over from New Zealand as the canary’s canary for plummeting house prices
David Chaston (Interest): The latest ‘Property Report’ from reveals rising listing overhang relative to sales, and falling asking prices

Rachel Trow & Morgan Godfery (Metro): Whose land is it anyway: Inside the fraught battle for mana whenua recognition in Auckland
Andrew Bevin (Newsroom): What 2023 has in store for the New Zealand economy
Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Helipad fight: 2023 will be crucial, protestors says
RNZ: Lost luggage saga prompts MP’s call for faster payout of travel insurance claims
RNZ: NZ Catholic Church to purge abusers’ names from titles
Julie Jacobson (Stuff): ‘We want to come home as a family’: Deportation pleas go unheard



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