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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

Chris Trotter (Interest): Gabrielle’s lesson
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Passively waiting for climate change has cost us time, options, and lives
Felix Desmarais (1News): Analysis: Climate change no longer about penguins, it’s about us
Gordon Campbell: On disaster politics
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Welcome to the age of the never-ending crisis (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): Politics, floods, climate change and rebuilding after the cyclone
Hamish McNicol and Calida Stuart Menteath (NBR): Cyclone Gabrielle will be felt for generations (paywalled)
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Government bows to mining industry and developers and weakens protections for wetlands
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Cyclone Gabrielle: Cabinet meets to decide cyclone recovery package
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Cyclone Gabrielle: Grant Robertson hints at larger Budget after ‘multi-billion dollar’ cyclone cost
Rebecca Wright (Newshub): Full Newshub Nation interview: Prime Minister Chris Hipkins speaks from Cyclone Gabrielle-hit Hawke’s Bay
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Cyclone Gabrielle: PM warns tough calls to come as resilience ‘tested like never before
Steven Cowan: After Gabrielle: Time for a Green New Deal?
Damien Venuto Herald): The Front Page: James Shaw on why climate change is ‘too big for petty, partisan politics’
Kevin Norquay (Stuff): Rebuilding from Gabrielle: ‘Cheapest is not always best … do the goddamn thing properly’
Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Can we build our way to flood resilience?
Rod Oram (Newsroom): Let’s hope we respond to these sudden shocks by ditching short-termism
David Shand (Stuff): Fixing up after Cyclone Gabrielle
Eric Crampton (Stuff): Don’t repeat the mistakes of Christchurch earthquake rebuild after Cyclone Gabrielle
Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Cyclone Gabrielle: Five ideas to help rebuild (paywalled)
Liam Dann (Herald): Storm deals a blow to our fragile economic recovery but we have an opportunity (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Economist Brad Olsen warns Cyclone Gabrielle will be ‘inflationary event’
Ben Moore (BusinessDesk): We killed copper, stranding thousands in a cyclone (paywalled)
1News: Telcos have ‘social responsibility’ to make sites more resilient
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear Labour I’m not asking for socialism, just basic regulated capitalism – the post Cyclone Gabrielle regulation list
John Roughan (Herald): We need to be proactive in maintaining infrastructure (paywalled)
Guy Trafford (Interest): Extraordinary events call for action now
Herald Editorial: Cyclone Gabrielle – Challenges and questions about future resilience (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: Cyclone Gabrielle editorial: Sticking plasters aren’t enough for these wounds
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): Don’t expect gold-plated Cyclone Gabrielle roading fixes – Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis
Rob Stock (Stuff): EQC has had nearly 2300 claims from after flood and cyclone, and the number is still rising
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Government launches New Zealand Claims Resolution Service with insurers’ support to help those hard hit by recent storms
Tina Morrison (Stuff): Govt rolls out service to help homeowners with natural disaster insurance claims
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Expect ‘few lollies’ in the Government’s Budget
Bernard Hickey (Interest): Climate change now Robertson’s ‘defining dynamic’
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Air bridge’ or porta-homes could be set up for thousands of cyclone evacuees
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): Kāinga Ora tenants sleep in flood-damaged homes as agency struggles to meet demand
Stephen Ward (Waikato Times): Māori housing group calls for ‘high-trust’ funding in wake of cyclone
John Hopkins (Spinoff): What exactly is a national state of emergency, and why do we declare one?
Rebecca Wright (Newshub): Kieran McAnulty can’t say how long New Zealand will remain in state of emergency
Cherie Howie (Herald): Cyclone Gabrielle: 24 hours that changed our world
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): What did we search for online during Cyclone Gabrielle?
1News: Over 900 defence personnel supporting disaster-hit regions – NZDF
Karl du Fresne: Cyclone Gabrielle has shown us the best of New Zealand
Denis O’Reilly (E-Tangata): ‘We were a united nation’
Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Cyclone Gabrielle battered our homes – but brought our community closer
Lillian Te Hau-Ward (E-Tangata): Cyclone Gabrielle: Now is the time for mana motuhake
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Cyclone Gabrielle has exposed enormous structural frailties and inequalities while highlighting Kiwi’s stoicism and community kindness
James Nokise (Stuff): In case of emergency, use this language
Krystal Gibbson RNZ): Cyclone Gabrielle: Hawke’s Bay Regional Council defends decision not to evacuate Esk Valley
Hawke’s Bay Today: Cyclone Gabrielle: ‘I’m going rogue’: Napier deputy mayor says Government failings contributed to flood impact
Mohammad Alafeshat (RNZ): Cost of produce set to increase after cyclone damage, Agricultural Minister warns
Rob Stock (Stuff): ANZ latest bank to offer interest-free overdrafts to flood/cyclone victims, while ASB will charge just 0.01%
Rob Stock (Stuff): BNZ last of the big banks to offer interest-free emergency loans to cyclone victims

Audrey Young (Herald): MPs go head to head: Where the new battlelines are drawn (paywalled)
Grant Duncan: Power and water – bread and butter
Luke Malpass (Stuff): The election has just changed (again) and Luxon must look through the noise
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Hipkins has hardly put a foot wrong in his first 25 days (paywalled)
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): 8 Months until 2023 election – Political Battlefield Analysis Special
Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in Politics: Cyclone Gabrielle and aftermath test Chris Hipkins’ leadership
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Beehive Diaries: A visit from the Colonial-in-Chief (paywalled)
Shane Te Pou (Herald): Chris Hipkins wipes poll lead off Christopher Luxon’s aimless National (paywalled)
Herald: Chris v Chris: The weekly verdict on whether Chris Luxon or Chris Hipkins won the week
John A.Z. Moore: Woke and “bread and butter” politics
Jo Moir (Newsroom): MPs to discuss expanding use of virtual Parliament
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Parliament food prices spike after MPs reject $3.5m plea
Stuff: Carl Bates selected as National’s candidate in Whanganui

Anne Salmond (Newsroom): Logs like bulldozers – why the East Coast feels betrayed
Mark Bloomberg (The Conversation): Cyclone Gabrielle triggered more destructive forestry ‘slash’ – NZ must change how it grows trees on fragile land

Catherine Delahunty (E-Tangata): The Pākehā allergy to sharing
Nadine Anne Hura (Spinoff): The prospect of co-governance sparks deep, irrational fears
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): Activist group appeals ban on seeing three waters crown law advice (paywalled)

Grant Kirby (Stuff): Local government in New Zealand is fundamentally flawed
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Exclusive interview: Wayne Brown stays in the background while deputy Desley Simpson shines in the weather disaster (paywalled)
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown says no to gender balance on ‘important’ committee
Steven Walton (Stuff): Government’s RMA reforms too complex and ‘erodes democracy’, councils say
Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Resource management reform undermines local democracy

Brian Easton (Pundit): So What Is Special About Housing?
1News: Q + A: Housing plans too driven by business – developer
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Unpaid rent from Kāinga Ora tenants has quadrupled in three years
Greg Ninness (Interest): More homes are being resold at a loss with apartments being particularly badly hit
RNZ: Slight rise in house sales making losses – CoreLogic
Kelly Makiha (Rotorua Daily Post): Fighting for Rotorua: Fewer homeless in emergency housing, city returning to positive ‘vibe’

Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Cyclone Gabrielle scepticism is a sting in Covid’s tail
Hayden Donnell (RNZ): Radio hosts fixate on schools closing as Gabrielle closes in
RNZ: Mediawatch – before and after Gabrielle
Gavin Ellis: The media’s role in reporting on terrorism
Sri Krishnamurthi (Asia Pacific Report): Journalism at crossroads but must ‘stick to principles’ to regain trust, warns TDB’s Bomber Bradbury
Ethan Griffiths (Open Justice Reporting): Employee alleges broadcaster Sean Plunket yelled at her, punched desk

Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Radio silence on Govt plan to regulate Big Tech
Donna Miles (Stuff): We can no longer ignore growing disinformation industry
Byron C Clark (Spinoff): Women and the alt-right in New Zealand

Asia Martusia King (RNZ): Calendar Girls dancers take employment campaign to Parliament
Rob Stock (Stuff): Why didn’t we make ticket scalping illegal?
Tina Morrison (Stuff): Costs come under the microscope as businesses prepare for a downturn
David Hargreaves (Interest): Let the battle (re)commence
Terry Baucher (Interest): How the tax world is shaping up in 2023

Lee Kenny (Stuff): Another Te Pūkenga executive has resigned soon after being appointed
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): ‘Confronting’ student enrolment figures as Victoria University reports $15.7m deficit
Brett Berquist (Stuff): One of the country’s oldest tertiary institutions turns 150
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Auckland University tells staff to use GPTZero to detect chatbot cheats

Wang Xiaolong (Newsroom): Much Hot Air about Nothing? Some Observations on the Balloon Saga
RNZ: NZ not yet taking any action over Chinese-made surveillance cameras
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Government moving at ‘glacial speed’ to combat Iran, advocate says

Sam Stubbs (Stuff): Time to wake up from the multi-billion-dollar fantasy of Auckland’s light rail
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland’s $4.4b City Rail Link escapes ‘lasting’ flood impact
Shane Reti (Herald): Roading crumbs instead of four lanes (paywalled)
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Somehow our roading dilemma is new to Chris Hipkins
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Govt agencies buy more petrol and diesel cars – despite big EV subsidies
Grant Bradley (Herald): Air New Zealand heading for $1b turnaround as profit surges to $1.3m a day: analyst (paywalled)

John Minto (Daily Blog): How much longer can New Zealand afford to carry the rich?
Jamie Morton (Herald): Nitrate pollution: Concerning levels in 60% of NZ freshwater sources
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Spies want local freedom of information laws curtailed
Matthew Hooton: Sex, drugs, alcohol, vaping & mental health
K Gurunathan (Stuff): How Māori are changing the public service from within
RNZ: Crown must better fund Treaty claimants – Waitangi Tribunal
Ethan Te Ora (Stuff): Aaron Gilmore’s so-called ‘sales office’ is an abandoned shack in the hills
Jarrod Gilbert (Herald): Signs of changing times as Corrections recruits put to the test during lengthy process
Chris Tse (Spinoff): Sorry seems to be the hardest word (to hear in the wrong language)



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