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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

RĀTANA AND CO-GOVERNANCE
Luke Malpass (Stuff): Rātana mission complete for Christopher Luxon, but outshone by Chris Hipkins
Felix Desmarais (1News): Analysis: Co-governance casts shadow over PM’s exit at Rātana
Thomas Cranmer: Luxon talks co-governance at Rātana Pā
Tova O’Brien (Today FM): All political parties have failed NZ on co-governance conversation
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Christopher Luxon commits to scrapping Māori Health Authority, reallocating $170 million funding to iwi
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern enjoys fitting farewell amid co-governance clashes
Michael Neilson (Herald): Rātana: PM JacindaArdern farewelled, Labour leader Chris Hipkins and National’s Christopher Luxon face off as Māori challenge over co-governance
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Jacinda Ardern makes one final journey as PM, Chris Hipkins, Carmel Sepuloni prepare for first day in the job
Adam Pearse (Herald): Rātana: Teary Jacinda Ardern farewells PM-ship in peace
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): How Jacinda Ardern’s final full day as Prime Minister played out
RNZ: Ardern’s final speech highlights ‘love, empathy and kindness’ of New Zealanders
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Chris Hipkins readies to be sworn in as Jacinda Ardern says her goodbye
1News: Jacinda Ardern’s message for NZ in final speech as PM
Bridie Witton (Stuff): ‘The greatest privilege of my life’: Jacinda Ardern makes her last speech PM
Charlotte Graham-McLay (Guardian): Leading New Zealand was ‘greatest privilege’, says Jacinda Ardern at final event
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Hipkins, Luxon sling accusations of divisive rhetoric at Rātana
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Chris Hipkins uses first official event as incoming PM to tell story of co-governance at local park
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Christoper Luxon calls co-governance a ‘divisive and immature conversation’
1News: Rātana: Luxon says co-governance debate ‘divisive and immature’
Felix Desmarais (1News): Rātana: Luxon’s co-governance comments dishonour Treaty – Greens
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): What is Rātana? The pā that brings together faith and politics
Newshub: Rātana in pictures: Chris Hipkins, Jacinda Ardern, Christopher Luxon mark start of political year

JACINDA ARDERN’S RESIGNATION
Audrey Young (Herald): How well did Jacinda Ardern rate as PM? (paywalled)
Josie Pagani (New York Times): Jacinda Ardern, the Star That Didn’t Quite Deliver (paywalled)
Graham Adams (Platform): The martyrdom of Jacinda Ardern
Sushil Aaron (Newsroom): Jacinda Ardern, Barack Obama and the limits of civility in a polarised age
Giovanni Tiso (Overland): The end of the politics of care
Herald: Gerry Brownlee apologises to outgoing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after his account liked a tweet labelling her a ‘tyrant’
1News: Security for MPs likely to increase in election build-up
Waatea News: Abuse warning from Davis as women step up
Fran Barclay (Spinoff): The 10 worst items of unofficial Jacinda Ardern merch
RNZ: Jacinda Ardern impressed on the big issues, says Alastair Campbell
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): CNN host Richard Quest says New Zealand’s ‘ego pumped’ by having ‘global political rockstar’ Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister

PARLIAMENT, ELECTION
Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Chris Hipkins saying ‘Cossie Clubs’ misses the new working class
Rachel Smalley (Today FM): Hipkins has positioned himself as Boy Wonder, Luxon needs to be Batman
Gordon Campbell:  On The Shrinking Of Labour’s Vision
Richard Prebble (Herald): Why Chris Hipkins should call a snap election (paywalled)
Brigitte Morten (NBR): How realistic are significant Hipkins policy reform expectations? (paywalled)
Matthew Hooton (Patreon): A Hipkins tax plan to out-manoeuvre National (paywalled)
David Farrar: The history of changing PMs mid-term
Richard Harman (Politik): What Robertson has learned from Covid and how it will define this election year (paywalled)
RNZ: Chris Hipkins to be sworn in as prime minister
Michael Bassett: Chris Hipkins
Mike Tweed (Whanganui Chronicle): Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer running again in Te Tai Hauāuru electorate
Herald: Te Pāti Māori confirm Debbie Ngarewa-Packer as Te Tai Hauāuru 2023 candidate Hauāuru 2023 candidate
Herald: Ex-National Party president Peter Goodfellow makes $30,000 party donation

ECONOMY, COST OF LIVING
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Is Chris Hipkins the man to save us from inflation? Here are six steps he can take
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): With Ardern leaving, is a capital gains tax back on the table?
Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Post-Ardern, could a capital gains tax be back on the table?
Louise Ternouth (RNZ): Financial mentors busy with people facing Buy Now Pay Later pressures
Andy Fyers (BusinessDesk): New Zealanders’ wealth grew by a third in 2021 (paywalled)
No Right Turn: Wage rises, not tax cuts

BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT
Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): Unions racing to nail down Fair Pay Agreements before election
Aimee Shaw (Stuff): Why companies are bringing manufacturing back home
RNZ: Taps run dry: Wellington bar out of CO2 reserves
Jacob Johnson (1News): Will ‘unlimited leave’ become the new normal at Kiwi workplaces?

PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, ANIMAL WELFARE
Thomas Mead (1News): Fonterra tells suppliers they can no longer kill bobby calves
Gerhard Uys (Stuff): Fonterra orders an end to killing bobby calves on dairy farms
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Farmer writes massive ‘end of an error’ sign in paddock after Jacinda Ardern resigns
Krystal Gibbens (RNZ): Federated Farmers calls for inquiry into ex-tropical Cyclone Hale damage factors
RNZ: Fifth Canterbury farm confirms presence of M bovis
Sally Murphy (RNZ): New Zealand mānuka honey producers vow to continue trademark fight

EDUCATION
Merran Davis (Stuff): Te Pūkenga is unproven and untrusted, so why is it wanting to scrap polytech brands?
John Gerritsen (RNZ): PPTA members plan work-to-rule action over stalled pay talks
Tom Taylor (RNZ): Big disparities between schools’ costly necessities
Michael Johnston (Newsroom): AI chatbots will be a game-changer for educational assessment

HEALTH
Rachael Comer (Stuff): ‘Minutes count’: Crash scene delays prompt calls for more incentives for front-line emergency service volunteers
Tureiti Moxon (Herald): It’s not the Māori Health Authority that needs unbundling, but the bureaucracy
Lisa Stamp, Frank Bloomfield and Matire Harwood (Newsroom): Now is the time to embed research into NZ’s healthcare system
Ruth Hill (RNZ): NZ-made Covid-19 testing device approved by US but not here
RNZ: Covid-19 update: 13,880 new cases, 79 deaths and 242 in hospital
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): ‘Medical refugee’ moves to Australia to access life-changing drug

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Wayne Brown (Herald): The case for light rail is lighter than ever (paywalled)
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): Council tells Blenheim woman she has to stop her cat roaming

ENVIRONMENT, CONSERVATION
RNZ: Tiwai Point: Monitors to assess any contamination at smelter and marine area
Tommy de Silva (Spinoff): Why New Zealand needs an e-bike rebate
Samantha Gee (RNZ): From ‘functionally extinct’ to thriving: How the South Island kākā made a comeback in Abel Tasman National Park

TITEHAI HARAWIRA HAS DIED
Joseph Los’e (Northern Advocate) Titewhai Harawira, activist and matriarch, dies aged 90
RNZ: Titewhai Harawira dies, aged 90

OTHER
Anna Leask (Stuff): Best option: Youth spends more than 600 days living in motel before Oranga Tamariki finds ‘suitable’ alternative
Ashleigh McCaull (RNZ): 28th Māori Battalion Battle Honours memorial flag to fly in Rotorua for Waitangi Day
Herald: Up to 90 jobs to go at MediaWorks, staff told in email today
RNZ: MediaWorks announces 90 staff to lose jobs in cost cutting move
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): UK push for more Māori, Pasifika to access holiday visa scheme
Rayssa Almeida (RNZ): Spate of drownings leads to renewed call for life savers’ funding boost
Denise Piper (Stuff): Cheat Sheet: Everything you need to know about the 2023 Census

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