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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
Gordon Campbell. On National’s fraught journey back to the centre
Duncan Garner (TodayFM): Could National lose it from here?
Simon Wilson (Herald): The 2023 election is a choice between the best Government yet, and the worst (paywalled)
Peter Bale (North & South): Home, and Away
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Efeso Collins among list of likely Green candidates for 2023 election
John Minto (Daily Blog): Progressive voters have only one sensible place to put their vote in 2023
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): What Is Co-Governance?
Stephen Ward (Waikato TImes): Clock ticks for Hamilton East candidate selection

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown secures new top advisor
Nick Truebridge (Newshub): Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown hits milestone with first 100 days in power
John Robertson (Herald): Three Waters – the debt is in the detail (paywalled)

LAW AND ORDER
Kate Newton (Stuff): The Whole Truth: Has violent crime gone up under Labour?
Chris Trotter (Interest): A civilisation in which the law may be broken with impunity will not remain a civilisation very long
Stuff: Christchurch Hospital staff felt ‘traumatised’ after Mongrel Mob threats, says staff member

ECONOMY, COST OF LIVING
Susan St John (Daily Blog): Serious deficiencies in the social policy processes
Adam Burns (RNZ): Cost of living pressure set to continue in 2023, says economist
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Signs inflation coming off: When might interest rates drop?
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): The new Ashley Bloomfield is heaps less fun than the old Ashley Bloomfield

BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT
Rachel Moore (Stuff): Trio allegedly ‘enriched themselves’ by tricking Papua New Guinea workers with NZ opportunity
1News: Supermarket supply costs rise to 10.6% higher than a year ago
Avina Vidyadharan (Stuff): Brewers in crisis as CO2 rationed, prices leap 500% in six months, industry leader says
Erin Gourley and Avina Vidyadharan (Stuff): Wellington craft breweries hit hard by carbon dioxide shortage
Kirsty Frame (RNZ): Building sector braces for an uncertain 2023
1News: Auckland barber shop giving free haircuts to the homeless

EDUCATION, CHILD WELFARE
Martin van Beynen (Stuff): National childcare operator under scrutiny over missing pay and spending of $3.2m Covid-19 subsidy
Michael Fallow (Stuff): Simmonds warns this may be SIT’s last zero-fees intake
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Nearly $2.4m spent on vacant Education Ministry building over four months
Corazon Miller (1News): Charter flights for international students mooted by universities
Gyles Dexter (RNZ): Calls for increased focus on diagnosing dyspraxia in children
Gabrielle McCulloch (Stuff): NCEA results are out. Here’s what you need to know

HOUSING
1News: Over 20 organisations call on Govt for better housing
George Heagney (Stuff): ‘Kāinga Ora need a kick in the butt’: Woman takes housing body to court over lawyer’s fees
Miriam Bell (Stuff): The cost to build an average home rose 11.3% last year
RNZ: Rising costs of residential construction could be slowing
Geraden Cann (Stuff): ‘Don’t expect LVR relaxation to cushion house prices’ – CoreLogic

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE
Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): New Zealand’s objectives for CPTPP (paywalled)
Alexander Gillespie (The Conversation): NZ aid worker remains missing in Ukraine: the tragedy of people motivated to help in war zones becoming victims themselves
Ollie Neas (North & South): Talofa and Ni Hao

TRANSPORT
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Government clean car scheme breaks EV records, but ‘Ute Tax’ may need to rise to pay for discounts (paywalled)
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Gone to pot: Waka Kotahi recieves record 555 pothole complaints
RNZ: Trucking industry says it’s not to blame for pothole plague
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Transport plans are full steam ahead for 2023, says minister
Wilson Longhurst (1News): Auckland’s year of rail disruption begins as major rebuild underway

HEALTH
Ian Powell and Heather Roy (Newsroom): How Te Whatu Ora can succeed: Put patients first
Thomas Cramner: Covid and our Kiwi Kids – Part 2
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Covid-19: 19,215 cases reported over the past week, 333 in hospital

OTHER
Chris Trotter: In Praise Of Individualism
Catherine Knight (Spinoff): Why combatting climate change means embracing degrowth
Matthew Hooton: Blame China and India for Bad Summer (paywalled)
Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): Waitangi Tribunal invited to Northland to hand over ‘history-defining’ report
Tumamao Harawira (Whakaata Māori): Ngāpuhi starts studying the implications of Waitangi Tribunal report
George Driver (North & South): Lost in the Weeds
BusinessDesk: Dileepa Fonseka joins BusinessDesk
The Blue Review: Announced: Kiwi of the Year for 2022

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