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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

PARLIAMENT
Henry Cooke: Who are Labour’s lost voters?
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Green Party lay down priorities for 2023 – ‘more influence over the next government’
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Summer off politics: James Shaw wants to make it past chapter one
Glenn McConnel (Stuff): Summer off politics: ACT’s Karen Chhour’s plan to meet family for the first time
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: What drove Make it 16 campaigners to fight for change
Benedict Ferguson (Stuff): We need to know what the plan for the public service is beyond the election

ENVIRONMENT
Morgan Godfery (Stuff): Time to demand radical climate action from our politicians
Ian Powell: Barbados, climate injustice, and the pursuit of wealth accumulation
Olivia Wannan (Stuff): Two years in a row: 2022 overtakes 2021 as the hottest year
Alexa Cook (Newshub): Weather: 2022 warmest year for New Zealand on record, sunniest and coldest locations revealed
Matthew Hansen (Stuff): ACT Party commits to dumping Clean Car ‘ute tax’
Kirsty Frame (RNZ): Tairāwhiti flooding: ‘Our whole property was underwater’ – Damage after logs block river
Niva Chittock (RNZ): Cass Bay swimmable again as bacteria levels drop

TRANSPORT
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Controversial crossing near Wellington Airport has cost $2.4m
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Baggage issues part of a ‘challenging time’ for sector – Ministry of Transport
Thomas Bywater (Herald): Air New Zealand boss Greg Foran seen clearing baggage backlog at Auckland airport
1News: NZ scraps declaration cards for travellers to ‘modernise’ border

HEALTH
Kristie Boland (Stuff): Woman pickets hospital over husband’s 7-month wait for heart surgery
RNZ: Trial begins for combined Covid-19 and flu vaccine
Selah Hart (Newsroom): Don’t be too weak and hōhā to make a difference
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): Projects pilot ways to help men talk about the tough stuff
Blair Ensor (Stuff): Why the man with the ‘tidiest house in Timaru’ was accused of fraud

ECONOMY, COST OF LIVING
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Inflation has risen to 7.8%, according to Massey forecasting tool
Emma Houpt (Rotorua Daily Post): ‘I have never seen it as busy’: Huge increase in struggling families needing support
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Window to sell closing for investors who can’t afford to keep properties

BUSINESS
Daniel Smith (Stuff): 95 Westpac customers have complained to Banking Ombudsman about payment processing glitch
Rebecca Howard, Ella Somers and Riley Kennedy (BusinessDesk): EggGate: The crisis that cracked NZ’s egg industry (paywalled)
RNZ: Beer may get more expensive after closure of Kāpuni CO2 plant

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Jonathan Leask (RNZ): Ashburton by-election expected later this month after councillor’s death
Stefan Dimitrof (Whakaata Māori ): Hapū unite in co-design to create new waste water treatment process

OTHER
Ollie Neas (North & South): The Kirk Legacy
John Minto (Herald): Time to reassess NZ’s Middle East stance (paywalled)
Jack Heinemann (The Conversation): New Zealand does not offer tenure to academics, but a recent employment dispute shows it’s more than a job perk
Hazel Osborne (Open Justice Reporting): ‘Our justice system is a wrecking ball’: Convictions cleared, but has there been justice?
Pat Baskett (Newsroom): The intellect behind New Zealand’s anti-nuclear stance
Stuff: Shake-up at TVNZ’s Breakfast sees Indira Stewart depart, two new newsreaders join

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