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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

Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Exclusive: Stuart Nash investigation turns up another donor issue – inclusion in probe disputed by a senior minister
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): The potential coalition complications for major parties
Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Why the crossbenches are a minority sport
Matthew Hooton (Herald): Is David Seymour’s red tape ministry sheer genius? Yes, Minister (paywalled)
Jenna Lynch, Jamie Ensor and Lloyd Burr (Newshub): National removes large number of TikToks after questions raised with film studios
Seni Iasona (Newshub): Labour’s Michael Wood opens up about airport shares saga
Thomas Cranmer: EPA recommends a model of co-governance which ‘may set the lawyers hair on fire’
Spinoff: National often ‘misunderstood’ on co-governance – Tāmaki Makaurau candidate
Brent Edwards (NBR): Gumboots, emissions, regulations, taxes and recession
Felix Desmarais (1News): Inside Parliament: Wet, whiny and in the negative
Josie Pagani (Post): Why we trust our institutions less (paywalled)
David Cormack (Post): A terrifying right-wing boot stamping on our faces (paywalled)
Arena Williams and Stuart Smith (Stuff): There is a duty of care parties must undertake with their electioneering
Bridie Witton (Post): Groundswell’s Labour MP golf balls: ‘vicious politics’ or light-hearted joke? (paywalled)

Bridie Witton (Post): National Party fails to land blows on Labour despite news of a recession (paywalled)
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ‘Households are showing us the weakness’: How recession is hitting New Zealanders
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Will a recession lose Labour the election? PM Chris Hipkins responds
Emma Stanford (RNZ): NZ in recession: Mixed views on whether it will stick around
1News: NZ’s recession: ‘The brunt is yet to come,’ economist says
Dan Brunskill (Interest): If this is only a ‘technical’ recession, then why does it hurt?
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Recession: Why ANZ economist says current situation may not be ‘true recession’
Rob Stock and Susan Edmunds (Stuff): NZ in recession: Proof Reserve Bank ‘did too much’, economist says
Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): Toe-deep recession offers something for everyone (paywalled)
Liam Dann (Herald): Recession, no great escape: GDP data confirms economy took another hit in first quarter
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Cheat sheet: We’re in a recession, so what?
Post: Here is where the recession is hitting hardest (paywalled)
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Recession: Opposition warns of ‘fragile’ economy, ‘red lights flashing’, but Government optimistic
RNZ: Recession a red light warning for ‘incredibly fragile economy’ – National
Anan Zaki (RNZ): New Zealand in recession as GDP falls for second quarter
Dan Brunskill (Interest): NZ economy enters ‘technical recession’ as economy cools
Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): NZ economy dips its toe into recessionary waters (paywalled)
Jonathan Mitchell (NBR): Hey recession, how long are you sticking around? (paywalled)
Hamish McNicol (NBR): Taxation Principles bill slammed over ideology, no consultation (paywalled)
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why Green Party wealth tax is only part of the solution and can’t be the only solution and why FTT and Land Tax are

Laura Smith (Local Democracy Reporting): MP says new powers to crack down on gangs used for first time
William Hewett (Newshub): Chris Hipkins, Christopher Luxon hit back after Rawiri Waititi lashes out over gang commentary
Seni Iasona (Newshub): ‘Need to shut their mouths’: Rawiri Waititi lashes out at PM, Luxon, media over commentary around death of gang leader
Katie Doyle (Stuff): Te Pāti Māori co-leaders slam political reaction to Mongrel Mob president’s tangi
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why Rawiri is right, Opotiki gang hysteria and ACTs subhuman comment – don’t you sometimes wish National and ACT were actually in power?
Finn Blackwell and Jordan Dunn (RNZ): Whakatāne woman ran for cover after hearing gunshots in wake of district’s gang anxiety
Emma Stanford (RNZ): Ōpōtiki Mongrel Mob Barbarians president’s death: Friend says meetings needed to defuse tension
Luke Kirkness and Rachel Maher (Bay of Plenty Times): Ōpōtiki Mongrel Mob Barbarians death: Bay of Plenty District Commander defends highway closure, police presence
Tony Wall (Stuff): Ōpōtiki gang boss Steven Taiatini was run down by 4X4, police reveal

Guy Trafford (Interest): National’s opportunistic climate policy flip-flops are extraordinarily disappointing when farmers need to champion the science to remain credible and competitive
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Emissions deal ‘very much alive’, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says
RNZ: ACT promises end to sacrificing farmers to ‘climate gods’
Riley Kennedy (BusinessDesk): Act: NZ farmers shouldn’t pay for emissions if trading partners aren’t (paywalled)
Adam Pearse (Herald): Fieldays: Act Party differing from National’s ‘flip-flopping’ in hunt for rural vote
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Russel Norman smashing AM Show pro Dairy propaganda is the best thing you’ll see this year
RNZ: Primary export forecast signals bright future – Trade and Agriculture Minister
Sally Rae (ODT): Farm-to-forestry rule changes criticised

Glenn McConnell (Post): Legal battle heats up, as Māori forestry group tries blocking ETS reform (paywalled)
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Emissions Trading Scheme auction fails again – but is that bad?
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Carbon auction failure not a flop, Climate Change Minister and experts say (paywalled)
Dan Brunskill (Interest): James Shaw says the ETS market is working as intended after another auction gets declined due to insufficient bids
RNZ: Why a big chunk of the government’s climate fund hasn’t been spent yet
Nicolas Lewis (Newsroom): The students are revolting – good!
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): ‘This is a motivation for me’: climate activist found guilty on two forgery charges
Rob Kidd (ODT): Fake email trial: Protester found guilty of forgery

Richard Harman (Politik): Report offers suprising conclusion (paywalled)
Olivia Wannan (Stuff): Lake Onslow not getting a fair hearing, environment commissioner warns
Brent Edwards (NBR): Testing best options for future electricity generation (paywalled)
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Onslow critics ignore the economics of a 100-year lifespan: Upton (paywalled)
Peter Dearden (Stuff): We need a system to assess risks and benefits of each GM technology
Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): The genetic modification tide has shifted (paywalled)
Tina Morrison (Stuff): Silver Fern Farms, NZ’s biggest meat processor, is open to looking at genetic modification rules
Anna Whyte (Post): Nature an election priority for Greens as end date for Jobs for Nature in sight (paywalled)

Rebecca Stevenson (Interest): Foodstuffs and Countdown ignore calls to drop margins on fresh produce, as consumers struggle with rising food prices
Dita De Boni (NBR): Supermarkets regain some reputation as cost of living bites (paywalled)
Ben Leahy (Herald): Charles Innes: Podular tiny home businessman selling luxury homes as millions owed to creditors
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): The industries with the biggest salary jumps in the past year

Gianina Schwanecke (Post): Close to $2.5m paid to Bell Gully for Te Pūkenga set up (paywalled)
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Te Pūkenga proposal would cut more than 400 jobs
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): More than 400 roles to go under Te Pūkenga’s proposed new ‘unified structure’
Mary Williams and Luisa Girao (ODT): Tears over redundancy news
Vaughan Elder (ODT): Next VC will have to reverse financial mess
George Heagney (Manawatū Standard): Massey University policies from a ‘secret society’ – academic board voices opposition
Stephen Epstein & Shin Takahashi (Stuff): Asia is vital to NZ’s future, except in our universities
Julia de Bres (Spinoff): What linguistics does for Aotearoa
Aziz Al Saafin (1News): Apple and Te Pūkenga partner up to empower Māori and Pasifika
Anna Harcourt (Re:News): Is the debt burden of going to university still worth it?
Jody O’Callaghan (Stuff): Ending streaming in schools just one step on path to fix disparities that impact Māori, says expert
RNZ: Teachers’ strike: Action should target Education Ministry not students, petition organiser says
John Gerritsen (RNZ): School staff get ‘long overdue’ backpay after Holidays Act mistake
John O’Connell (Stuff): We need to reverse the message that school attendance is not important
Alwyn Poole (Post): There is a better way to raise our young (paywalled)

Thomas Manch (Post): Fractures in Asia-Pacific: How to understand the risk of conflict in the region (paywalled)
Christine Rovoi (Stuff): New Zealand, Australia urged to prioritise visa-free travel for Pacific states
Finau Fonua (RNZ): New Zealand and Fiji armed forces lock defence deal
John Braddock (World Socialists): New Zealand signs defence pacts with Japan, Fiji
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Korean police refer diplomat accused of assaulting New Zealander for prosecution
Gaurav Sharma (RNZ): Spotlight falls on India at international trade conference

RNZ: Te Whatu Ora still working on comms staff numbers, months after criticism
George Heagney (Manawatū Standard): Advocate wants more changes to Therapeutic Products Bill to stop medication access going ‘downhill’
Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Spinoff): Rongoā and the Therapeutic Products Bill, explained
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): More funding for medical school places welcomed
Rachel Thomas (Post): Public service watch: Government funds 9% more medical student placements (paywalled)
John Lewis (ODT): Medical school intake boost ‘a significant investment’
Anna Sargent (RNZ): Vaping: ‘Enough is enough’ – Mother seeks action to cut young people’s access
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): High court quashes Countdown pharmacy licences (paywalled)
RNZ: NZ minister announces plan to tackle ‘worrying’ rheumatic fever rates

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Orthodoxy and Dissidence at Radio New Zealand
Shayne Currie (Herald): Media Insider: Mike Hosking, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and a startling interview; the case of the rogue Kiwi reporter; Beacon Awards winners (paywalled)
ODT Editorial: RNZ’s unfortunate pro-Russian edits (paywalled)
Steven Cowan: Has RNZ gone off the rails?
Malcolm Evans (Daily Blog): Former Senior Australian diplomat defends edits made to Reuters’ story by RNZ journalist
Tom Peters (World Socialists): Radio New Zealand removes references to 2014 Ukraine coup from online articles
RNZ: RNZ becomes first Living Wage accredited media organisation
Shayne Currie (Herald): RNZ staff strife: Karyn Hay resigns – presenter in independent investigation after producer laid complaint (paywalled)

Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: Economist Brad Olsen on why New Zealand’s ‘generation rent’ is in for more pain
Greg Ninness (Interest): REINZ figures show the housing market remains in a deep slump as it heads into winter
Liam Dann (Herald): Why the recession might be good news for the housing market (paywalled)
Rob Stock (Stuff): Household spending squeeze continues as BNZ follows ANZ in mortgage rate rises
Chris Marriner (Herald): Kāinga Ora neighbours from hell: Mum told that tenants will move

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins to open Puhoi to Warkworth motorway mocked by Labour as a ‘holiday highway’
Leonard Powell (RNZ): The cheapest and most expensive places to fuel up in Auckland
Tim Hunter (NBR): Airport, airline, pot, kettle (paywalled)
RNZ: Cycle trails get funding boost after cylone damage

Nick Truebridge (Newshub): Cyclone Gabrielle: Uncertainty remains in Muriwai, residents still waiting for potential payouts promised by Crown and Council
Simon Wilson and Julia Gabel (Herald): Muriwai residents to learn their fate in July, Auckland Minister assures locals Govt is ‘working at pace’ on buyouts
Shilpy Arora (Stuff): Muriwai cordon lifts after Cyclone Gabrielle, but locals say roads aren’t safe
Kate Green (RNZ): East Coast residents already prepping for next big disaster

Bill HIckman (RNZ): Loafers Lodge fire: ‘I think we are all responsible – not just the owners’ – Social worker
Conor Knell and Tom Hunt (Stuff): ‘We stand with you in your sorrow’ – Wellingtonians mourn Loafers Lodge fire victims
Conor Knell (Post): ‘Incredible aroha’: Wellingtonians thanked for support for Loafers Lodge bereaved (paywalled)

Herald: On the Tiles – Local Edition: Auckland Council budgets and Wellington’s water boil notice
Jack Tame (1News): Statue to celebrate Shadbolt would have opposite effect
RNZ: Wairoa’s proposed rates hike cut by a third

David Fisher (Herald): Megaupload coders sentenced to prison after home detention bid denied
Edward Gay (Stuff): Megaupload pair jailed for their part in Kim Dotcom’s online empire
Janika ter Ellen (Newshub): Megaupload’s Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk jailed for role in Kim Dotom’s online million-dollar scheme

Sophie Harris (Stuff): New Zealanders can now identify as non-binary on their birth certificate
RNZ: Self-identification law kicks in

Aaron Smale (Newsroom): Head of Crown response to state abuse disbelieved allegations
Chris Keall (Herald): Rural broadband: People are paying more for less, regulator says (paywalled)
Eric Frykberg (Interest): A new report says rural customers of telecommunications companies pay more and get less than their urban counterparts
Sharon Ferguson (1News): Tour operator pleads guilty to Whakaari health and safety charges
RNZ: White Island Tours pleads guilty to amended Whakaari / White Island charges
Mark Knoff-Thomas (Herald): We are facing a crime crisis and it is time to get real (paywalled)
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Immigration NZ spends record sum to deport one person to South Africa
Megan Wilson (Herald): Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa, Rotorua: Prime Minister Chris Hipkins attends opening after $52m Govt investment
Jake Kenny (Post): Oranga Tamariki failed to phone referees before hiring woman who went on to allegedly defraud agency of $2 million (paywalled)



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