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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.

Other items of interest and importance today

POSIE PARKER RALLY
The Facts: New Zealanders are world leaders in respecting transgender men and women
Chris Trotter (Interest): An ugly demonstration
William Hewett (Newshub): Sir Peter Gluckman warns New Zealand’s social cohesion at risk, society needs to accept transgender people have rights
Rachel Smalley (Today FM): How on earth did the Greens become so anti-women?
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Marama backs down on hating Cracker, and I’m not sure I recognise the Green Party any longer
Matthew Hooton (Patreon): Will calling for tax cuts be banned as hate speech? (paywalled)
Thomas Manch (Stuff): PM Chris Hipkins says politicians need to be ‘eyes wide open’ about polarisation this election
Michael Neilson (Herald): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says NZ not isolated from a ‘greater degree of polarisation’ sweeping the globe
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): How NZ conspiracy groups latched on to the Posie Parker controversy
Kiwiblog: Guest Post: Where has the middle gone?
Andrew Dickens (Newstalk ZB): Posie Parker’s visit and the fallout played out exactly as predicted
Herald: PM Chris Hipkins says Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson gets ‘leeway’ for her ‘white cis men’ comment
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): “I am the prevention violence Minister, and I know who causes violence in the world, and it’s white cis men”
Jaime Ensor (Newshub): Marama Davidson blames being hit by motorcycle for lack of clarity in ‘white cis men’ comments
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Marama Davidson ‘should have made clear’ violence against women is in every community
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Marama Davidson clarifies violence comments from Posie Parker protest after calls to resign
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Family violence advocate Jackie Clark says Marama Davidson saying what those in field have ‘been saying for long time’
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): Chris Hipkins condemns physical violence at protest after Posie Parker doused in red juice
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins condemns juice throwing at anti-trans protester Posie Parker
1News: MPs weigh in on free speech debate following Posie Parker protests
Lloyd Burr (Today FM): The tomato juice ruined a celebration of individuality and acceptance
Oscar Jackson (Today FM): Shaneel Lal condemns tomato juice thrower in Posie Parker protest debate
RNZ: Group backing Posie Parker making complaint over ‘lack of intervention’ by police

LOBBYING, POLITICAL DONATIONS
Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Lobbyist Holly Bennett is lobbying her own colleagues to be more accountable to the public
Liam Hehir (Blue Review): How to think about lobbying
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Guyon Espiner on NZ’s troublesome lobbying laws (podcast)
Jacqui Van Der Kaay (Democracy Project): Integrity of politicians deserves scrutiny
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): NZ First receives $116,000 bequest from the late environmentalist Hugh Barr

SPY AGENCIES, FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: TikTok, trade, and Taiwan – what’s testing our ties with China?
Grady Connell (Today FM): A retrospective on Nanaia Mahuta’s trip to China and what’s to come
Thomas Manch (Stuff): SIS warns of growing foreign interference threat
Adam Pearse (Herald): Foreign interference rising as spies reveal three foiled terror threats in New Zealand
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): States conducting foreign interference against New Zealand could ’cause significant harm’, spies refuse to discuss Jason Zhao case
Richard Harman (Politik): We couldn’t possibly comment (paywalled)
Thomas Manch (Stuff): New Zealanders spread Russian anti-vaccination propaganda before Parliament occupation
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): GCSB helped prevent three potential domestic terror attacks – Director-General Andrew Hampton

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THREE WATERS
Simon Wilson (Herald): Mayor Wayne Brown’s finger to the rest of the country (paywalled)
Todd Niall (Stuff): The role of free lunches in Auckland’s $295m fiscal hole
Todd Niall (Stuff): Friend of Wayne Brown gets permanent role in the mayor’s office, but isn’t on the payroll
Anne Gibson (Herald): Auckland Council budget: Retreat from five buildings to cut costs; tenants sought, furniture and fittings for sale (paywalled)
Christine Rovoi (Stuff): Auckland council’s proposed budget could impact Tātaki, chief executive says
Erin Johnson (Stuff): Documents reveal how Auckland Transport reacted to taking an ‘enthusiastic kicking’ in the election campaign
Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Wayne Brown’s conversion on the road to Victoria St
Stephen Ward (Waikato Times): Ex-deputy challenges Hamilton mayor’s claim city never considered leaving LGNZ
Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): Upper Hutt council dips into reserves to keep rates increase under 6%
Lauren Crimp (RNZ): Wellington hospitality owners ‘disheartened’, mayor says ‘council has part to play’
Keiller MacDuff (Stuff): Council consent delays cost Christchurch ratepayers $750,000 in less than a year
Samatha Gee (RNZ): West Coast mayors have ‘heartening conversation’ over water reform fears
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): D-day for West Coast Regional Council chairperson Allan Birchfield
Lois Williams (Newsroom): West Coast Regional Council looks to unseat its chair
Emily Ireland (Local Democracy Reporting): Voting age change not favoured by Carterton District Council
Stuff: Sir Tim Shadbolt in hospital for respite care after stressful period

ECONOMY, COST OF LIVING, INEQUALITY
Max Rashbrooke (Herald): The verdict on this Government’s child poverty action (paywalled)
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Who are the winners in this bout of inflation?
Duncan Garner (NBR): Economy a terrible case of self-harming (paywalled)
Cameron Bagrie (BusinessDesk): Inflation – is it time to shift the goalposts? (paywalled)
Michael Reddell: RB chief economist on inflation
RNZ: NZ may find it harder to borrow if global banking sector worries drag on – economist
Liam Dann (Herald): Worker shortage still severe despite slowdown – EMA Business Survey (paywalled)
Brian Easton (Pundit): High Performance Instability In The Financial Sector
Dan Brunskill (Interest): Reserve Bank expected to keep its inflation fight going despite weaker than expected GDP, cyclone impact & global banking ructions
David Chaston (Interest): Household bank account balances struggle to hold their own against inflation

HEALTH, DISABILITY
Cécile Meier (BusinessDesk): The price of a life: cost of life-saving drugs ‘verging on extortionate’
Tim Brown (RNZ): Claim $90m in ‘savings’ for new Dunedin Hospital will be meaningless by opening date
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Dunedin Hospital has been ‘running down to the bone for years’ – doctor
Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Why Wellington has the worst access to CT and MRI scans in NZ
RNZ: Covid-19 update: 11,258 new cases, 76 further deaths attributed to the virus
Mana Wikaire-Lewis (Whakaata Māori): Disabled community fighting systemic racism for better health outcomes

CLIMATE CHANGE, CYCLONE GABRIELLE, INFRASTRUCTURE
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): The Detail: Assessing Labour’s record on climate action
RNZ: Esk Valley residents vent frustration two months after cyclone
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): Northland councils say $250m needed to fix thousands of slips
Sam Stubbs (Stuff): How KiwiSaver could fund the infrastructure we need
Michael Naylor (The Conversation): How and where we build needs to change in the face of more extreme weather – the insurance industry can help

PIKE RIVER
RNZ: Pike River court ruling has ‘changed the course of justice’ – Bernie Monk
RNZ: Pike River Mine: Bernie Monk hails decision to release legal documents to families
No Right Turn: A significant decision for transparency

EDUCATION
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): Audit of NZ schools finds 19 in financial difficulty
RNZ: Many schools not budgeting properly – Auditor-General
Dave Armstrong (Stuff): ‘Back to basics’ education policy push is all too familiar
Allan Alach (Daily Blog): Analysing National’s Education Policy

HOUSING
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Why landlording is the business that is not treated as a business
RNZ: Concerns for safety and health of Queenstown homeless as winter creeps closer
Stuff: National housing conference aims to ‘change the narrative’ on Māori housing

CO-GOVERNANCE MEETINGS
Vaimoana Mase (Herald): Auckland Council cancels venue bookings for co-governance adversaries
Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (1News): Auckland Council cancels venue for anti co-governance meeting
Hawke’s Bay Today: Hawke’s Bay Co-Governance meeting cancelled; Ngāti Kahungunu open letter says events amplify ‘hateful rhetoric’
Laura Smith (Local Democracy Reporting): Rotorua club withdraws venue hire for controversial anti-co-governance event
Kiri Gillespie and Laura Smith (Bay of Plenty Times): Stop Co-Governance Tour meeting to go ahead in Tauranga, but with warning
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): ‘Stop Co-Governance’ talk canned due to expected ‘noise and protest’

BUSINESS
Nona Pelletier (RNZ): Two major operators still stifling competition in grocery sector, The Warehouse says
Maria Slade (NBR): Scams slip through New Zealand’s many regulatory cracks (paywalled)
Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): ComCom eyes competition issues in payments systems (paywalled)

MEDIA
Gavin Ellis: Super-injunctions make an unwelcome appearance
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): The high stakes of an obscure but very tense battle between TVNZ and Sky

OTHER
Emile Donovan (Stuff): Does our anti-nuclear approach need a rethink?
Damien Grant (Stuff): I made it into a book on extremists, but the book is boring
Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): Rebecca Kitteridge fills in as head of PM’s department (paywalled)
Conor Knell (Stuff): Vandals damage Massey Memorial, paint over bronze relief and shatter marble dome
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Court action over proposed gold mine under conservation land
Candice Luke (Herald): Māori Greenpeace activists confront deep-sea mining research ship
RNZ: Animal welfare group calls for ban on all caged eggs
Jack Horsnell (1News): How many guards have been hired after Corrections’ $4m ad campaign?
Steven Joyce: (Herald) Government’s $16 billion Lake Onslow folly should’ve gone to the ‘policy bonfire’ (paywalled)

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