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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

AUKUS, AUS-NZ RELATIONS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Chris Trotter (Interest): Is a smoothed path for Kiwis seeking Aussie citizenship the quid pro quo for New Zealand signing-on to AUKUS?
Gordon Campbell: On the Aussie citizenship changes
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Aukus angst catches eye in election year
Mike Smith (Daily Blog): Taihoa on AUKUS Pillar 2
John Minto (Daily Blog): ANZAC Day – we must turn our backs on the appalling beast that is AUKUS
Nicholas Khoo (NBR): NZ’s year of AUKUS discourse (paywalled)
Henry Cooke (Guardian): New Zealand shouldn’t be afraid of ‘brain drain’ after Australian citizenship deal
Geraden Cann (Stuff): The five industries Australian firms are trying to poach Kiwis from most
Damien Venuto (Herald): After immigration change, NZ faces bigger threat than just Australia – The Front Page
Herald Editorial: Anzac closeness of the past, present and future (paywalled)
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): Australia’s immigration announcement is a positive change for NZ in the ANZAC relationship
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): David Seymour says Australian Government played PM Chris Hipkins like a ‘didgeridoo’ with citizenship deal
Virginia Fallon, Kevin Norquay and Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): The Great Exodus: As Kiwis leave for a better life, Australia looks luckier than ever
AAP: Aus MP says Kiwis may use citizenship rights just to get the dole
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Looking beyond Aussie and China for trade wins
Ben Morgan (Daily Blog): Pacific Intelligence Update
Ian Powell: What has Cuban doctors in Italy got to do with the New Zealand-United States relationship?

ANZAC DAY, DEFENCE
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: Anzac Day – NZ Defence Force faces crisis in battle to hold on to staff
The Hui: Māori Battalion’s sole survivor Sir Robert ‘Bom’ Gillies calls for peace, not war on Anzac Day – “If I had my time again, knowing what I know now, I would have been a conscientious objector”
Kris Faafoi (Stuff): As another Anzac Day fades, let us harness the spirit it represents
RNZ: Thousands turn out at Anzac Cove in Turkey for memorial
Finau Fonua (RNZ): Pacific Island contributions remembered on Anzac Day
Lydia Lewis (RNZ): ‘Tears always fall’ ANZAC in Cook Islands
RNZ: Kane Te Tai who was killed in Ukraine remembered for service to New Zealand Defence Force

PARLIAMENT, ELECTION
Thomas Cranmer: New Zealand Politics: The Land of No Consequences
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): More Green members criticise Kerekere, say bullying targeted Māori, Pasifika
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Māori, Rainbow Greens say Elizabeth Kerekere bullying claim is ‘dirty politics’
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Watch: Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick asked whether party members think Elizabeth Kerekere is a bully
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Green on Green unfriendly fire: A Sustainable Eco-Village divided against itself cannot stand!
Richard Prebble (Herald): The two Christophers are Labour’s biggest asset (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: Political tussle for diminishing returns (paywalled)
Jacqui Van Der Kaay (Democracy Project): Candidate selection process under fire – again
Rob Campbell (Newsroom): When regular electioneering seems trivial
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): ‘Contempt for taxpayers’ – Treasury pauses project reporting for nearly three years

TAX
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): New tax not coming today – but don’t rule out tomorrow (paywalled)
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): IRD opens the books: How much tax do NZ’s wealthiest pay?
Susan St John (Interest): A fair tax system includes asset owners having the income from their net assets imputed to them and taxed

ECONOMY
Max Harris (Herald): The role of corporate profits in inflation (paywalled)
Michael Cameron (The Conversation): It might be tempting to blame inflation on profits, but the reality is still about high demand and short supply
Matt Nolan (The Visible Hand in Economics): How adequate are unemployment benefits? A new perspective
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): It’s a good time to be a job hunter – but don’t expect a big pay rise

TRANSPORT
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Labour seeks cross-party support for congestion charging scheme
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Revealed: Auckland public transport user satisfaction hits all-time low
Simon Wilson (Herald): If your bus doesn’t come, Auckland Transport should promise to pay for an Uber (paywalled)
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Auckland Transport keeps saying the Government has cut busway funding – it now admits it is wrong
Timothy F. Welch (Newsroom): Kerb your enthusiasm for cars, Auckland Transport
Patricio Gallardo (The Conversation): A shift to coastal shipping and rail could cut NZ’s freight transport emissions – why aren’t we doing it?
Shane Te Pou (Herald): Road deaths are lower since Road to Zero strategy launched (paywalled)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Rachel Moore (Waikato Times): What’s the big secret? – half Waikato/BoP councils use closed briefings
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Kawerau leads small councils’ fight against new amalgamations
Michael Fallow (Stuff): How to mark a coronation? Councils have been given a steer from Internal Affairs

CO-GOVERNANCE
Danny Kennan (Newsroom): Pākehā and the fear of co-governance
Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Spinoff): Explained: What’s going on with formerly-named Three Waters and co-governance

PARLIAMENT PROTEST, COVID
Nicholas Agar (Newsroom): A Lockdown Day would allow us to correctly remember the pandemic
Mike Yardley (Stuff): Leadership void within police gave Parliament occupiers greenlight to create chaos
1News: Covid-19: 12,383 new cases to report, 44 deaths

HOUSING
Erin Gourley (Dominion Post): Council using ‘tenuous’ heritage homes to avoid density rules, residents say
Olivia Shivas (Stuff): People who need modified public housing have to wait three-months longer than non-disabled, MSD data reveals
Jonathan Killick (Stuff): How a six-storey pod building with 79 new apartments sprang up ‘like Lego’
Rob Stock (Stuff): Kiwibank increases variable mortgage rates

BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Banks tentative about teaming up with Government to invest in SMEs (paywalled)
RNZ: Tight job market eases as migration picks up
Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Controversial booze boss could be forced out of liquor industry
Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): Let’s have a smarter debate around farming (paywalled)
Colin Jacobs (BusinessDesk): Carbon farming: seeing the wood for the trees (paywalled)
Mike Lee (The Conversation): A decade after the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster, New Zealanders still rely on fast fashion

HEALTH
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Junior doctors increasingly leaving before training as specialists, new estimate suggests
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Australian nurses not keen to work in New Zealand, data shows
Sharon Brettkelly (RNZ): The Detail: The nurses ditching NZ for a better life in Oz
Matthew Rosenberg (Local Democracy Reporting): Thousands sign cancer patient’s petition to stop medicine import ban
Ian Powell: Put patient-centred care at the core of health system
1News: Maternity unit at Christchurch’s St George’s Hospital to close
Andrew Bydder (Waikato Times): Make our third medical school in Hamilton

ENVIRONMENT
1News: Nitrate levels in Ashburton drinking water ‘outrageous’ – Greenpeace
Gareth Hughes (Spinoff): Climate change or cost of living? Five ways NZ can tackle both at the same time
Jill Herron (Newsroom): Prickly pine problem in iconic landscape

EXTREME WEATHER
Lauren Crimp (RNZ): Hawke’s Bay Regional Council mulls review of flood protection during cyclone
Chlöe Swarbrick (Spinoff): There was an excellent Auckland flood response, just not from those paid to do it
Lydia Lewis (RNZ): ‘We had to do something’: Cook Islanders dig deep to help Aotearoa

OTHER
Jane Nixon (1News): 1 in 5 people yet to return Census forms as cut-off date looms
Emma Houpt (Herald): Teacher strikes, declining attendance: Education Minister Jan Tinetti on what is keeping her awake at night (paywalled)
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Posie Parker violence arrest, where leniency is needed and the drive by NZ Media to paint protest as peaceful
Georgina Campbell (Herald): A Capital Letter: Wellingtonians are fed-up with disruptive protests (paywalled)
Rob Stock (Stuff): Time to give privacy watchdog teeth after Latitude’s mega hack
Justin Hu (1News): ‘Dangerous’: Some NZ lawyers hoodwinked by fictitious ChatGPT cases
Jeremy Sutton (Herald): How to improve the Family Court (paywalled)

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