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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.

Today’s content

Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Nash is only half gone and the after-effects will linger
Brian Easton (Pundit): The Fashion For Generic Management Is Not Working
Dileepa Fonseka (BusinessDesk): Progress after Ardern (paywalled)
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Ardern exit highlights social schism
Jack Tame (1News): I thought Ardern resigning was selfish – I was wrong
Thomas Manch (Stuff): The name that Jacinda Ardern chose not to utter in her final speech
Gareth Hughes (Stuff): One day we will look at Ardern as one of our best leaders
Newshub: Former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s final speech makes global headlines
Herald: Jacinda Ardern valedictory speech: World reacts
Herald: Willie Jackson says haere rā to his outgoing boss – via Facebook
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Ummmmm – Cough. So about Kiri Allan ranting at RNZ….

Giles Dexter (RNZ): Green MP Elizabeth Kerekere calls Chlöe Swarbrick a ‘crybaby’ in group chat
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Investigation into Green MP Dr Elizabeth Kerekere to see if there’s been more backstabbing behaviour, who the ‘crybaby’ text was destined for
Felix Desmarais (1News): ‘Been called far worse’: Chlöe Swarbrick shrugs off ‘crybaby’ comment
Anna Whyte and Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Greens launch investigation after MP Elizabeth Kerekere calls Chlöe Swarbrick a ‘crybaby’ in group chat
Newshub: Marama Davidson says text Green MP Dr Elizabeth Kerekere sent seemingly calling Chlöe Swarbrick a ‘crybaby’ is ‘mean’
Seni Iasona (Newshub): Who is Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, the Green MP who called Swarbrick a ‘crybaby’
Sam Brooks (Spinoff): A frame-by-frame analysis of the Greens group chat incident
David Farrar: Green vs Green
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Green on Green friendly fire – the Rainbow Parakeet savages Chloe Swarbrick

Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Mexican standoff: The untold story of Adrian Orr’s war against inflation
RNZ: OCR hike a ‘dangerous’ approach that will cause ‘immense pain’ – economist
David Hargreaves (Interest): BNZ’s Toplis: There was no need for the RBNZ to ‘go like a bull at a gate’
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Seven ways the OCR can affect you, even if you don’t own a home
1News: Explainer: What does the OCR hike mean for your money?
Terry McCrann (The Australian): Time will tell if NZ’s aggressive rate hikes work best (paywalled)
Michael Reddell: How much attention was paid to this?
Bernard Hickey: Why the RBNZ hiked so much, and what it means
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): New Zealand households becoming poorer, Stats NZ data shows
David Hargreaves (Interest): Falling house values knocking Kiwis’ net worth – but savings remain resilient
RNZ: Billions in Kiwi wealth vanishes as property prices fall

Glenn McConnell and Anna Whyte (Stuff): Extra $26m a year to RNZ for new digital platform, AM transmission after merger scrapped
1News: RNZ to receive extra $25.7m a year from Govt after merger canned
RNZ: RNZ to receive $25m a year in funding boost
Brent Edwards (NBR): RNZ’s public media funding boost still below comparable nations (paywalled)
Daniel Dunkley (BusinessDesk): Government cash injection will make Radio NZ ‘sustainable’ (paywalled)
James Halpin (Stuff): Media powerbrokers who could be on the radar for TVNZ’s top job
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Of course trust in journalism is going down – list of things you can’t talk about in NZ Media

Graham Adams (The Common Room): What Hipkins doesn’t want to tell us about Three Waters
Herald: On the Tiles – Local Edition: What’s happening in Gore with Mayor Ben Bell and his chief executive?
Todd Niall (Stuff): Former Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson joins Auckland’s mayoral office
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Wellington street lamp clangs to ground as kids are on way to school
RNZ: Lower Hutt Mayor apologises to residents after complaints over leaky pipe ignored
Emily Ireland (Local Democracy Reporting): ‘A mental mindf***’ – Masterton residents speak out on sewage, illness
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): Council signs off proposed rates rise in less ‘fancy, glossy’ form
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): All four Northland councils propose across-the-board rates rises

Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): NZ’s coming China headache over CPTPP trade deal
RNZ: Australia’s defence minister meets Little to discuss geopolitical ‘threat level’
Charlotte Graham-McLay (Guardian): New Zealand spy chiefs warn of ‘increasingly aggressive’ foreign interference
Bruce Munro (ODT): Global Insight: Trump in White House while charged a worry

Hannah Martin (Stuff): More than 100 New Zealanders chose assisted death in last three months of 2022
Josie Pagani (Stuff): Yes minister, health is in crisis
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): ‘Dramatic drop’ in children’s immunisation rates underscore need for change to national programme: report
Michael Neilson (Herald): Govt to improve ACC coverage for women and seeks feedback on work-related diseases
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): Whooping cough case numbers the ‘tip of the iceberg’, expert says
Kelvin McDonald (Whakaata Māori): Auckland City Mission’s online GP service offers homeless ‘equitable access’ to care
Jesse Mulligan (Newshub): Phones are doing incredible damage – and I don’t think people realise just how bad it is

Jemima Huston (RNZ): Hundreds of misleading supermarket specials and price errors reported to Consumer NZ
William Hewett and Janika ter Ellen (Newshub): Consumer NZ slams supermarkets after over 300 ‘dodgy’ specials discovered
Herald: 300 ‘dodgy’ supermarket specials exposed by shoppers, says Consumer NZ
Anan Zaki (RNZ): Online grocery retailer says suppliers pressuring them to increase prices
RNZ: Farmer confidence lifting, but still low – survey

Gabrielle McCulloch (Stuff): Primary principals vote for work ban, as union says government isn’t listening
RNZ: Union’s kindergarten teachers to vote on new pay offer
Collin Bjork (The Conversation): Don’t fret about students using ChatGPT to cheat – AI is a bigger threat to educational equality

Kate Green (RNZ): Commerce Commission launches probe into Cook Strait ferry issues
Samantha Gee (RNZ): Higher demand for chartered flights across Cook Strait

Tumamao Harawira (Whakaata Māori): Backflip by Iwi shocks groups opposed to Dome Valley dump
Jimmy Ellingham (RNZ): ‘It’s not good enough’: Hawke’s Bay businesses feel abandoned after cyclone
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): ‘Quick-win’ options to address Westport flood risk

Stuff: Sean Plunket returns to Twitter, thanks Piers Morgan and Posie Parker
Herald: Sean Plunket thanks Piers Morgan, Posie Parker after Twitter ban lifted
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Motivation behind broadcaster Sean Plunket’s ‘define a woman’ question challenged

David Williams (Newsroom): Census turnout low despite $37m blowout
Carmen Hall (Herald): State housing maintenance budget up $410 million as Healthy Home standards met; thousands sit empty (paywalled)
Baz Macdonald (Re:News): Over 90% of Māori and Pasifika experience workplace racism
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): New police watchdog chair a ‘missed opportunity’
Craig Stevens (The Conversation): The untapped power of ocean winds – why New Zealand is looking offshore for future renewable energy
Tess McClure (Guardian): New Zealand loses appeal to rich foreigners as investor visa numbers plunge
Arena Williams and Stuart Smith (Stuff): Let’s show Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull that discrimination has no place here



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