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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

GOVERNMENT, PARLIAMENT
Simon Wilson (Herald): Chippy vs the donors de Luxe (paywalled)
Rachel Smalley (Today FM): The power of vulnerability – Can Chris Hipkins heal our country?
Henry Cooke: Nine thoughts on Prime Minister Chippy
Branko Marcetic (Jacobin): Jacinda Ardern’s Leadership Was a Cautionary Tale of Liberal Inaction
Henry Cooke (Guardian): Hipkins is unlikely to reach heights of Jacindamania, and that may suit New Zealanders
Audrey Young (Herald): Chris Hipkins’ three Cabinet problems (paywalled)
Natasha Frost (New York Times/Herald): Jacinda Ardern will be gone soon, but New Zealand’s economic troubles are here to stay (paywalled)
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Hipkins’ biggest challenge: relevance (paywalled)
Duncan Garner (NBR): A week’s a long time in politics (paywalled)
RNZ: Incoming Prime Minister Chris Hipkins singles out ‘global inflation pandemic’ as priority
1News: Chris Hipkins discusses challenges ahead as PM job looms
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): ‘We’re doing too much’: Chris Hipkins prepares to cut Government policies
Julie Burchill (Spectator): The insipid cult of saint Jacinda Ardern
Tina Ngata (Spinoff): New Zealand isn’t ready for a Māori prime minister
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): How Chippy wins 2023 election
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Jacinda’s Legacy: The Good, the Bad and the really really ugly
RNZ: Quickfire Q&A: Getting to know Chris Hipkins
Jonny Mahon-Heap (Stuff): Incoming Prime Minister Chris Hipkins’ best memes
RNZ: Hutt mayors back Chris Hipkins’ working-class appeal: ‘He’s one of them’
Lloyd Burr (Today FM): Labour had the perfect opportunity to fix something… But they didn’t
John MacDonald (Newstalk ZB): Don’t underestimate Mr Fix-It
Mike Yardley (Stuff): Is Hipkins a caretaker PM or genuine election game-changer?
Tim Dower (Newstalk ZB): Hipkins may be the front man, but who really holds the power?
Will Trafford (Whakaata Māori): Tiriti referendum: ACT seizes moment on PM handover
Will Trafford (Whakaata Māori): Hipkins stumped on Tiriti articles
Tess McClure (Guardian): Who is Carmel Sepuloni? New Zealand’s first Pasifika deputy prime minister
RNZ: Carmel Sepuloni’s deputy PM appointment symbolic for NZ, Pacific leaders say
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Greg Presland’s meltdown tantrum Sepuloni blog and the limitations of identity politics journalism
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern started thinking about resigning last year, Chris Hipkins says
Alice Cuddy (BBC): Jacinda Ardern’s burnout highlights the pressure world leaders face
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): Waikato was Jacinda Ardern’s ‘tūrangawaewae’Waikato was Jacinda Ardern’s ‘tūrangawaewae’
RNZ: New Labour leadership much of the same, opposition says
Tom Peters (WSWS): New Zealand Labour Party installs new right-wing PM

ABUSE DIRECTED AT JACINDA ARDERN
Chris Wilson (Stuff): How data shines a light on the online hatred for Jacinda Ardern
Rachel Smalley (Today FM): If you’re a politician, sit up, take note and remember, we are human too
Hamish Price (The Blue Review): Neither a simp nor a hater be
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Nine out of 10 hateful posts tracked in darkest corners of the internet targeted Ardern – new study
Paul Buchanan: On the darkness behind the PM’s departure
Aaron Smale (Newsroom): It’s not politics, and it’s not OK
Verity Johnson (Stuff): Luxon knew gendered abuse was a problem – he just didn’t want to admit it
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why the NZ Right are demanding you ignore what your eyes saw and pretend their hate wasn’t the reason Jacinda resigned

RĀTANA
Michael Neilson and Adam Pearse (Herald): Jacinda Ardern resigns: Rātana Pā to be Prime Minister’s last outing, Chris Hipkins debuts alongside National leader Christopher Luxon
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern’s final act as prime minister will see her visit Rātana Pā
RNZ: Rātana ceremonies mark Labour’s changing leadership with Jacinda Ardern’s final speech as PM
Te Kakenga Kawiti-Bishara (Herald): Winston Peters takes centre stage as Ratana faithful arrive for 150th celebrations

ECONOMY
Simon Shepherd (Newshub): Workers’ survey shows majority think they don’t earn enough to meet costs as Chris Hipkins hints at changes to tax system
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Wealth tax, higher GST and lower income tax: Prominent economist Cameron Bagrie reveals how he would overhaul tax system
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): Politicians react after Chris Hipkins hints at tax system changes
Molly Swift (Newshub): Bold policy changes needed if incoming Prime Minister Chris Hipkins wants to lift record low business confidence – advocate
Catherine Knight (Newsroom): Food security at the heart of our cost of living crisis
Hanna McCallum (Stuff): Interest in community gardens on the rise as food prices soar
David Hargreaves (Interest): Kiwibank economists are hoping the Reserve Bank can be deterred from its signalled 75 basis point Official Cash Rate hike and ‘meet in the middle’ with a 50 point rise

ENVIRONMENT
Eloise Gibson and Olivia Wannan (Stuff): Ardern, Hipkins and the phrase that became a rod for the prime minister’s back
Anne Salmond (Newsroom): NZ’s fatally flawed climate change strategy
Ric Stevens (Open Justice Reporting): Company fined for Hawke’s Bay Awa oil spill

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Todd Niall (Stuff): The year of harsh political reality for Auckland and Wayne Brown
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: After a 30-year fight, will the Auckland port finally move?
Alisha Evans (Local Democracy Reporting): Tauranga residents’ satisfaction with council low, survey finds
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): ‘Sign of the times’: Candidates spend little on local election

HOUSING
Roshena Campbell (The Age): The big promises Jacinda didn’t keep
Miriam Bell (Stuff): No end in sight for housing market downturn, despite easing price falls
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Family faces $450 a week jump in homeloan payments
Sela Jane Hopgood (Spinoff): I grew up in a crowded home and I’m grateful for it
George Heagney (Stuff): Empty police houses could help ease the housing shortage burden

EDUCATION
Liz Gordon: Kicked upstairs
Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Back to school: Device requirements a challenging sum for families (paywalled)
Jacqui Southey (Herald): Early education makes a greater nation (paywalled)
Stefan Dimitrof (Whakaata Māori): Service academies could be the answer for wayward youth

TRANSPORT
Finn Blackwell (RNZ): Better to ‘bite the bullet’ and get rail work done quickly, Transport Minister says
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): Transport minister defends price tag for Auckland train stations
Dave Armstrong (Stuff): How about paying to train bus drivers since there’s a shortage?
Mohammad Alafeshat (RNZ): Waka Kotahi disputes reported number of pothole complaints

HEALTH
Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Wellington calls in Christchurch surgeons again – this time to prop up women’s cancer team
Sophie Harris (Stuff): Woman removed from a transplant waiting list gets new kidney from her brother
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Warnings of increased risk of polio in Aotearoa amid overseas outbreak

MEDIA
Myles Thomas (Herald): Debate over RNZ/TVNZ merger is the proof we need it
Gavin Ellis: Vox pops give public opinion a bad name

OTHER
Hamish Bidwell (Hawke’s Bay Today): National candidate Catherine Wedd focused on issues and not Tukituki incumbent Anna Lorck
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Catherine Wedd to run against former colleague Anna Lorck for Tukituki seat
Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Gang numbers grow faster than police recruitment in southern district
Shaneel Lal (Herald): There’s no Pride in being a National voter (paywalled)

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