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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

Jack Tame (1News): Three Waters rebrand won’t change minds, or cost votes
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Will this be enough to make NZ fall in love with Three Waters? (paywalled)
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Three Waters: Government gambles that appeasing council will be enough
Felix Desmarais (1News): Analysis: How Kieran McAnulty might just save ‘Three Waters’
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Ratepayers pay more for water so councillors can sit at the table
Michael Neilson (Herald): Three Waters to Affordable Water Reform: Labour’s last roll of the dice
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Government’s new water reforms plan explained: Three Waters branding no more
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Government quietly withdraws $1.5b promised to councils in Three Waters reset
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Extra water entities in Three Waters plan will cost some households $2300
Felix Desmarais (1News): What was Three Waters and why is it being watered down?
Richard Harman (Politik): Hipkins abandons Ardern’s arguments and goes back to basics (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): Government changes have not appeased water reforms opponents (paywalled)
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): A watery end to Hipkins’s policy bonfire (paywalled)
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Water reforms cost more than money – there’s a cost to community cohesion
1News: Three Waters reset: Mega-entities scrapped as new model proposed
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Govt’s Three Waters revamp: Ten entities instead of four, start date delayed by two years
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins rejects new water reforms include ‘co-governance’ as National, ACT go on attack, mayors weigh in
Dan Brunskill (Interest): Three Waters reformed as Affordable Water Reforms in move away from ‘confused and overly-politicized’ name
James Perry (Whakaata Māori): Co-governance survives despite major shakeup of water reforms
Bernard Hickey: Three Waters watered down to 10 Waters
Spinoff: ‘Three Waters’ scrubbed from official sites
Anna Whyte and Thomas Manch (Stuff): National calls new water reform plan ‘complete shambles’, Greens say rebrand ‘insufficient’
1News: Three Waters reset: Critics hit back at ‘hollow rebrand’
James Perry (Whakaata Māori): Ngāi Tahu committed to water reforms despite latest changes
Adam Burns (RNZ): ‘Backward step’ or ‘pragmatic approach’ – Local leaders react to Three Waters revamp
RNZ: Three Waters revamp: Mayors weigh in
David Williams (Herald): Three Waters reset: Mixed reaction from councils
Mike Dinsdale (Northern Advocate): New-look Three Waters plan doesn’t meet Northland’s needs – civic leaders
Stephen Ward (Waikato Times): Three waters reforms: Positive signs but mayors still wary they ‘dilute’ control
Alisa Evans (Bay of Plenty Times): Three Waters reform: What it means for the Bay of Plenty and local reaction
Laura Smith (Local Democracy Reporting): Rotorua Three Waters reform: Ratepayers could save thousands
Mike Tweed (Whanganui Chronicle): Mayors in Whanganui, Ruapehu, Rangitkei and Ruapehu need more answers on Government’s Three Waters rejig
Justin Wong (Dominion Post): Delay a concern to Wellington mayor in Three Waters reset 
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): Disappointment as Three Waters change still splits Marlborough’s water in two
Yashas Srinivasa (Timaru Herald): ‘Same reform, different name’: South Canterbury mayors reject Government’s Three Waters reset
Rachael Kelly (Southland Times): Southern mayors left with more questions than answers over water reforms

Peter Dunne (Newsroom): National’s lack of passion smacks of languid complacency
Kelvin McDonald (Whakaata Māori): ‘We’ve always been open about being pro-Māori’: Ngarewa-Packer responds to Luxon’s ‘two separate systems’ claim
Tommy de Silva (Spinoff): PSA: It’s easier than ever to switch between the Māori and general electoral rolls
James Perry (Whakaata Māori): Reina Penney to contest Northland seat for Greens
Star News: Labour chooses teen candidate for Waitaki electorate

Rachel Maher (Herald): Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown sets six-month deadline for implementing flood review recommendations
1News: Wayne Brown to hold ‘unscheduled drill’ testing Council readiness
Katie Ham (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown ‘assumed’ his team were on top of things during floods
RNZ: Auckland Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson fronts after damning report into flood response
RNZ: Auckland Council emergency management chair found out about flooding from her daughter
Emma Clark-Dow (Stuff): Auckland Transport knew part of rail network was flooded hours before Elton John gig was cancelled
1News: Akl floods: Officials slammed for ‘reluctance’ to use marae as shelters
Herald: The Front Page: How has Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown fared six months into the job?

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Climate Change Commission tells govt change emissions scheme or risk targets failure
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): ‘Decisions have consequences’ – Climate Commission scolds Govt
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Carbon price rises as Government called out for kicking climate can down the road (paywalled)
No Right Turn: Climate Change: The Climate Commission lays down the gauntlet
RNZ: NZ’s gross greenhouse gas emissions drop for second year in a row
Ruth Hill (RNZ): Government boosts science funding to prepare for more extreme weather
RNZ: $10.8m fund announced for research to help recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle and Auckland floods
Anne Salmond (Newsroom): Forestry firms should honour their promises
David Williams (Newsroom): Forestry industry shows its cards at slash inquiry
Jim Sutton (Stuff): Momentum for cyclone victims must not dissipate
Brent Edwards (NBR): What legislation on managed retreat must consider – top lawyer (paywalled)
RNZ: Marlborough Council asks government for $52m to fix Marlborough roads

Liam Dann (Herald): Inflation for longer and OCR to 5.75pc – Economists’ grim forecast for New Zealand (paywalled)
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): NZ in a worse inflation position than other countries: Infometrics
RNZ: High interest rates will be needed for some time, Infometrics warns
Rob Stock (Stuff): Reserve Bank interest rate hammer hits hardest since global financial crisis
Grant Robertson (Herald): No ‘accounting trick’ to Government debt measure (paywalled)
Mike Hosking (Herald): The Government’s economic choices are coming back to haunt us (paywalled)
RNZ: Survey finds 39% unable to access emergency funds within a week without going into debt
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): More New Zealanders working more than one job, data shows
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): RBNZ money printing chalked up nearly $20b in losses (paywalled)
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): Has the Reserve Bank’s shock OCR increase backfired? (paywalled)
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Expert raises alarm bell as global inflation only expected to drop to 4.9 percent next year
Newshub: What the IMF’s latest gloomy report means for the New Zealand economy
Robert MacCulloch: The IMF says NZ has the worst Current Account Deficit out of all 40 “Advanced Nations” in the world

Jonathan Killick (Stuff): Kāinga Ora told no more room for kids or cars in West Auckland suburb
Stephen Minto (Daily Blog): Kainga Ora is pushing a strategy that can’t deliver affordable housing
Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Auckland wins 12-month housing density reprieve
Geraden Cann (Stuff): ‘Expect more interventions to maintain sustainable house prices’ – economist
David Hargreaves (Interest): Central banks ‘could be justified’ in using interest rates to combat high house prices
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): Better quality demands helped fuel house prices: Reserve Bank (paywalled)
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Westpac increases some home loan rates, cuts others
1News: Westpac changes interest rates following OCR increase

1News: ‘Sobering’ snapshot of NZ’s freshwater decline released
Tara McAllister, Cate Macinnis-Ng and Dan C Hikuroa (The Big Q): Indigenous knowledge offers solutions but is there enough meaningful collaboration?

Matthew Hooton (Herald): It’s time to show China the door (paywalled)
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): On the Tiles: Helen Clark on 20 years since Iraq war and why New Zealand didn’t join
Tumamao Harawira (Whakaata Māori): Te Tai finally laid to rest; Ukrainian major pays tribute
1News: NZDF personnel, loved ones farewell fallen solider Kane Te Tai

Shanti Mathias (Spinoff): When public transport fails, Uber wins – and the rest of us lose
RNZ: Dozens of Canterbury buses still MIA each day, but trend improving – council
Newstalk ZB: Auckland Transport reportedly spent $650,000 on advertising half-priced public transport scheme
Malcolm McCracken: Special Purpose Vehicles – How Tauranga is (partially) solving its transport infrastructure funding problem

Janika ter Ellen (Newshub): Group of supermarket suppliers speak out as it’s revealed how much Kiwis are paying for their goods
Christine Rovoi (Stuff): Research finds many women wary about future in the workplace
Michael Fallow (Stuff): ‘Decent work’ survey for Southland under way
Ric Stevens (Open Justice Reporting): Community Corrections staff strike over failed pay talks
Anan Zaki (RNZ): Labour shortages, inflation pressures put squeeze on construction companies
Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Construction industry with labour shortage faces uncertainty over work
RNZ: Construction cost inflation at its peak – survey

1News: Widow speaks out on devastating cancer treatment delays
Audrey Young (Herald): The Therapeutic Products Bill – what it does and why it matters (paywalled)
Mana Wikaire-Lewis (Whakaata Māori): ‘Riding roughshod over rangatiratanga’ – professor on control over rongoā Māori in proposed bill
Richard Frith (Herald): Challenges facing New Zealand Healthcare system and solutions to fix them (paywalled)
RNZ: Study shows declining MMR vaccine rates for children amid measles outbreak fears

Josie Pagani (Stuff): Why banning hate speech doesn’t get rid of the hate
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why Dr Bryce Edwards vs Disinformation Project matters so much
Chris Lynch: Sensational Twitter Meltdown Moments

Merja Myllylahti (Newsroom): To build trust in media, words matter
Dominion Post: ‘Evolving with its community’: New name for The Dominion Post
Sharon Brettkelly (RNZ): The Detail: Owning the story from start to finish

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (1News): Concerns this year’s Māori census turnout worse than 2018 record low
Laura López (The Standard): How I answered the census ‘gender’ question
Rob Stock (Stuff): Privacy Commission says Latitude cyber attackers got away with data on 20% of the population
RNZ; Cyber security expert surprised by lack of public charging port safety awareness
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Formal complaint after Te Pūkenga boss’s ‘dangerously uninformed’ radio comments
Bryce Wilkinson (Herald): Where is our Supreme Court on the rule of law? (paywalled)
Greg Ninness (Interest): Overseas worker arrivals now running ahead of pre-Covid levels
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): No Lake Onslow pumped hydro before late 2037
Alan Granville (Stuff): New Zealand passport plummets in latest ‘power’ ranking
Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Police officer’s ‘dangerous’ arrest method caused death of Peter Boy Tuhi – IPCA
1News: Levin man dies after botched ‘spear-tackle’ arrest
David Farrar: Who makes the money from tobacco?



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