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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

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Greens hold door open to staff submitting on Elizabeth Kerekere conduct
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Political relationships have become ‘polarised’, says PM
Richard Harman (Politik): The Public Service Commissioner has an eye on the election (paywalled)
Richard Prebble (Herald): Labour and Chris Hipkins are running out of luck (paywalled)
Joseph Los’e (Herald): Changes to Māori electoral option is the start of an inter-generational movement, says Te Pāti Māori president John Tamihere
Martyn Bradbury (Waatea News): Te Pāti Māori Kingmakers must have immediate bottom lines for every New Zealander
Michael Neilson (Herald): Chris Hipkins announces Cabinet reshuffle after Stuart Nash sacking, 32 health sector roles added to Green List
1News: Cabinet reaches gender parity for 1st time after Nash reshuffle
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Willow-Jean Prime moves into Cabinet as part of reshuffle
Tess McClure (Guardian): ‘A very welcome thing’: New Zealand cabinet reaches gender parity for first time
Will Trafford (Whakaata Māori): Prime position: Willow-Jean joins cabinet, after Nash sacking
Margalit Toledano (Stuff): A short history of lobbying, and why it should be restricted with care
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): Luxon keen to remind farmers National is there for them
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Young TOP vice-president shocked by online racial abuse
Stewart Sowman-Lund (Spinoff): No, Jacinda Ardern isn’t joining the paid speaker circuit

Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Investigation highly critical of wait times to see cancer specialists
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): Whatu Ora Southern reprimanded over ‘significant’ delays patients faced to see cancer specialists
1News: Southern DHB breached code with cancer service delays
Stuff: Health and Disability Commissioner finds southern cancer patients were harmed
Jane Kelsey (Newsroom): How has Govt got into such a mess over rongoā Māori?
Rob Campbell (Newsroom): A real bread and butter fix that Govt should spread
Olivia Shivas (Stuff): $1 million for leaders could improve representation, quality of decisions for disability community
Sophie Harris (Stuff): Man stuck in hospital for six months, family ‘scared he’s going to die in there’
Jacob Johnson (1News): RNA tech gets $70m boost to help NZ’s future health battles

Matt Nippert (Herald): Wage subsidy dragnet sees dozens face courts (paywalled)
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Covid ‘normal’ in the eye of the beholder
Hannah Martin and Carly Gooch (Stuff): Government takes ‘cautionary’ approach by keeping Covid rules
1News: Government keeps 7 day mandatory Covid isolation rule
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): Covid-19 still ‘serious public health concern’, risk of winter school disruption
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Covid-19 rules, isolation period to remain for two months
RNZ: Covid-19 restrictions: Cabinet to keep self-isolation mandatory for at least two months
RNZ: Now ‘as good a time as any’ to lift Covid-19 isolation rules – expert
Stuff: Opposition parties criticise retention of Covid-19 isolation period
William Hewett (Newshub): ACT’s David Seymour slams Governemnt’s decision to keep mandatory isolation requirements for Covid-19 cases
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Opposition at odds with Government over mandatory isolation requirement for COVID-19 cases
Piers Fuller and Justin Wong (Stuff): Continued Covid-19 isolation period concerns business owners
RNZ: Covid-19 update: Further eight deaths, 12,129 new cases

Toby Boraman (The Conversation): Strikes, protests and collective action: how fighting a cost-of-living crisis wasn’t always about tightening your own belt
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Thousands more receive cost of living payment as tax returns processed
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Tax hikes likely in coming years, economist Cameron Bagrie predicts
John Gerritsen (RNZ): ‘So much harder being a student in 2023’ – Higher learning faces higher costs
Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Law change ensures sub-contractors are paid retention money when building companies collapse
RNZ: Tradies welcome change to retention money laws
RNZ: Union launches bid for Fair Pay Agreement on behalf of cleaners
Emma Vitz (Spinoff): How much cheaper are groceries in Australia than New Zealand, really?
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): MPs wary of not stifling competition by drowning non-bank deposit-takers in red tape (paywalled)

Thomas Manch (Stuff): PM Chris Hipkins invited to attend Nato summit in Lithuania
Michael Neilson (Herald): Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta fears for Ukraine peace prospects after Nato meeting as PM Hipkins confirms invitation
RNZ: Hipkins yet to decide whether he will attend NATO meeting
Herald: The Front Page: What’s the cause of China-Taiwan tensions, and where does it leave New Zealand?
RNZ: Pacific Islands Forum chairman ‘reassured’ over massive nuclear submarine deal
Thomas Manch (Stuff): New Zealand involved in ‘process’ after claimed leak of US intelligence, PM Chris Hipkins says
Michael Daly (Stuff): PM Chris Hipkins hasn’t decided if he’s going to King Charles’ coronation

Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Climate inaction likely to cost billions – Treasury
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Climate change: Treasury report says NZ economy well placed to cope
Dan Brunskill (Interest): New Zealand may have to spend ‘multiple billions’ buying overseas carbon offsets to hit 2030 climate goals, a Treasury report says
Jamie Gray (Herald): Emissions Trading Scheme review: Don’t shoot the messenger, says EY (paywalled)
No Right Turn: Climate Change: The cost of inaction
Eric Crampton (Newsroom): How to make Emissions Trading Scheme bulletproof
Chloe Swarbrick (Herald): Time to put oceans before profits and ban bottom trawling
Te Ahipourewa Forbes (1News): Taranaki Maunga to get legal personhood – what does this mean?
RNZ: Iwi: It’s now time to clean Lake Ōmāpere

Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Dentists and counsellors join doctors and nurses on the immigration Green List
Lucy Xia (RNZ): Chinese PhD students face lengthy visa delays due to national security checks
Luke Kirkness (Bay of Plenty Times): Opinion: Reputation key to plugging the New Zealand brain drain as nurses flee to Australia (paywalled)

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland harbour crossing: Light rail to Takapuna option included in Chris Hipkins’ Waitematā Harbour plan (paywalled)
Georgina Campbell (Herald): A Capital Letter: Light rail could get the axe to keep Wellington moving (paywalled)
Farah Hancock (RNZ): Bus cancellations risk ‘driving people back’ to cars, trashing emissions targets
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Dire Strait: Government moves on immigration changes for beleaguered ferry services (paywalled)
RNZ: Interislander ferry fixed, ready for passengers from tomorrow
Denise Piper (Stuff): New Marsden Point rail link one step closer, but costs still not revealed

Michael Neilson (Herald): PM Chris Hipkins signals Three Waters rebrand ‘imminently’ – wants focus on ‘affordable water infrastructure’
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Three waters? Not anymore (paywalled)

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown takes potshots at city’s business elite, fires up over road cones in central city
Lois Williams (Newsroom): CEO tensions trigger Coast council coup
Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Gore by-election to replace Highsted could cost $34,000
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): Northland’s biggest Three Waters expansion project on horizon: New $68m Mangawhai wastewater scheme drafted
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): Kaipara council defers more than $10 million of projects to pay for Cyclone Gabrielle repairs
Max Frethey (Local Democracy Reporting): Nelson City Council asks for public input on new library plans

Miriam Bell (Stuff): Biggest first quarter house price fall in over 15 years
RNZ: Fall in national property values gains momentum
Greg Ninness (Interest): The rate at which property values are falling is speeding up, suggesting further big declines are on the way
Newshub: Housing market’s downward spiral continues after OCR hike in drop not seen since GFC
Will Trafford (Whakaata Māori): Nats housing spokesperson slams Ihumātao inaction

Herald Editorial: Big problems and small thinking (paywalled)
Ruth Hill (RNZ): ‘Why is Google looking over your shoulder?’ – Privacy fears over data online
Herald: Collecting Māori census data takes more than just sending aunty to collect the forms
RNZ: Call for caged hen eggs to be clearly labelled
Herald: Google pulls 22Bet gambling ads featuring former Black Caps star Brendon McCullum from YouTube
Katie Ham (Stuff): Head of HR at MediaWorks to take ‘career break’ following Today FM collapse
Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Air NZ admits breach of tikanga after initially refusing to release body to grieving whānau



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