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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

Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Friends and partners: The first meeting of Hipkins and Xi
Geoffrey Miller (Democracy Project): Chris Hipkins’ successful meeting with Xi Jinping
Alexander Gillespie (The Conversation): Hipkins meets Xi Jinping: behind the handshakes, NZ walks an increasingly fine line with China
Jo Moir (Newsroom): NZ keeps ‘friend and partner’ status with China
Yang Sheng (Global Times): China’s diplomacy to further consolidate and expand ‘circle of friends’ in summer, with Xi meeting visiting leaders from New Zealand, Barbados, Mongolia, Vietnam
Richard Prebble (Herald): China trip is Chris Hipkins’ Mission: Impossible (paywalled)
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Chinese president Xi Jinping meets PM Chris Hipkins, says NZ is ‘friend and partner’
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Chinese President Xi Jinping hails relationship with NZ at meeting with PM Chris Hipkins
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to raise Chris Hipkins’ refusal to call him a dictator in meeting
Luke Malpass (Stuff): PM Chris Hipkins meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping
Richard Harman (Politik): China’s “incredibly important” friend and partner (paywalled)
1News: NZ’s relationship with China ‘significant, wide-ranging’ – Hipkins
William Hewett (Newshub): PM Chris Hipkins says meeting with Xi Jinping was ‘warm and constructive’, Chinese leader hails ‘strong and robust’ relationship with NZ
Dan Brunskill (Interest): Chinese President Xi Jinping says he considers New Zealand to be a ‘friend’ but Prime Minister Chris Hipkins was slow to return the compliment
Luke Malpass (Post): Chris Hipkins’ big morning at the World Economic Forum (paywalled)
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Chris Hipkins meets World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab, Vietnamese PM ahead of main meeting with China’s Xi Jinping
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Nanaia Mahuta says China’s ‘very assertive’ but she won’t call counterpart’s engagement ‘wolf warrior attack’
RNZ: Nanaia Mahuta: China meeting was ‘robust’
Thomas Manch (Stuff): As Chris Hipkins prepares to meet President Xi, Nanaia Mahuta denies being ‘harangued’ by Chinese counterpart
Derek Cheng (Herald): Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta’s response to report of being harangued in meeting with China
Alistair Crozier (Newsroom): c
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Free Trade Agreement with EU takes significant step towards ratification
Jason Mika (Stuff): Indigenous knowledge as a foundation for sustainable trade partnerships
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): International community comes to standstill over situation with Chris Hipkins’ plane
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Christopher Luxon commits to flying commercial if elected
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Christopher Luxon would look at commercial options over ‘ancient’ Air Force planes that ‘shouldn’t be flying’ if PM
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Migration top of agenda at latest Five Eyes meeting in Wellington
Christine Rovoi (Stuff): New Zealand marks 50 years of Pacific nuclear protests

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Big job losses at Victoria and Otago universities to go ahead despite more government funding
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: Could universities push up fees to make their businesses more sustainable?
Fiona Ellis (ODT): Cuts at the University of Otago are still on the agenda
Mary Williams (ODT): Govt’s bailout won’t rescue troubled university
Gianina Schwanecke (Post): Why the $128 million tertiary funding boost won’t be enough (paywalled)
Grant Miller (ODT): Govt uni bailout likened to a plaster
Bridie Witton and Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): $128 million boost for struggling tertiary sector welcomed
Leighton Heikell (Newshub): Tertiary sector welcomes Government funding, but too early to say it will save jobs, programmes
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Political parties back extra tertiary education funding
Felix Desmarais (1News): ‘Throwing money at everything’: Uni bail out blamed on Covid response
RNZ: Government announces extra $128m for cash-strapped universities, tertiary institutions
Felix Desmarais (1News): University bail out: $128m ‘temporary boost’ announced
Eric Frykberg (Interest): Government tells universities to co-operate more and compete less
Simon Mercep (1News): Damning report says alternative education in urgent need of help
William Terite (Newshub): Alternative education sector says lack of funding behind underperformance amidst calls for complete overhaul
Gabrielle McCulloch (Stuff): Primary principals set to vote on third offer, 10% pay bump in store
Gianina Schwanecke (Post): Students having to choose between going to school or supporting their families (paywalled)
Gianina Schwanecke (Post): Public Service Watch: Progress in the education sector (paywalled)
Nadine Roberts (Post): Class Struggles: Taking an alternative route (paywalled)

Audrey Young (Herald): Luxon v Sepuloni – one of them failed  (paywalled)
Amelia Wade (Newshub): National’s Tama Potaka says not hypocritical to get Clean Car Discount despite opposition
Thomas Manch and Anna Whyte (Post): Labour, National circle the political centre with justice and GMO (paywalled)
Claire Trevett (Herald): National MP Scott Simpson says additions of ‘pigeon English’ and ‘co-governance’ to National Party survey poster ‘inappropriate’
Brigitte Morten (NBR): National puts Labour on back foot with law and order (paywalled)
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Māori justice experts warn against scrapping cultural report funding
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): An unexpected political alignment on law and order
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): ‘Hypocrisy! Get rid of this sign now,’ Shane Jones tells Christopher Luxon
Felix Desmarais (1News): Christopher Luxon election signs in Far North not legal
Maiki Sherman (1News): Labour reveals candidate to battle Whaitiri in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Rugby boss Cushla Tangaere-Manuel to stand for Labour in Ikaroa Rāwhiti
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Labour chooses Cushla Tangaere-Manuel to run for Ikaroa Rawhiti in place of Meka Whaitiri

Esther Taunton (Stuff): More than 100,000 households can’t afford to heat their homes, data shows
Seni Iasona (Newshub): Māori, Pacific households, renters and crowded homes hit hardest by energy hardship
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): Significant number of people can’t afford to heat their homes (paywalled)
1News: Govt says beneficiary incomes up, advocates say more to do
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Explainer: Everything you need to know about the fuel tax cut ending
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): What’s going on with the price of cheese and butter?

Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Government refrains from shifting Reserve Bank’s goalposts following remit review
RNZ: Government tweaks interest rate rules for Reserve Bank
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Brace for a year of economic gloom, not doom
Tracy Withers (Bloomberg/BusinessDesk): NZ expected to stumble from one recession into another (paywalled)
Craig Rennie (Stuf): Is the economy really in such a bad state?
Gareth Kiernan (Stuff): Current account deficit’s the most accurate representation of the country’s imbalanced economy
Tina Morrison (Stuff): NZ has reached ‘peak’ interest rate, and may be one of the first to start cutting
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Will migrants ease labour pressure, or add to demand squeeze?

RNZ: Less mail, fewer employees needed – NZ Post
Aimee Shaw (Stuff): NZ Post announces mass staff lay-offs
1News: NZ Post to cut 750 jobs as mail volumes fall
Kate McVicar (NBR): NZ Post to cut 750 jobs (paywalled)

Newshub: Leading economist Cameron Bagrie slams Government’s banking probe as ‘pure politics’
Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): A short history of doing sweet FA on bank innovation
Rob Stock (Stuff): Liquidations rising as economy worsens and Inland Revenue cracks down on tax debtors
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Westpac: Employment confidence at lowest level since 2021
Dita De Boni (NBR): Wage increases skyrocket after Covid, quicker than post-GFC (paywalled)
Jonathan Mitchell (NBR): More businesses ponder job cuts and restructures (paywalled)
David Chaplin (BusinessDesk): Financial weather report: nothing but green skies from now on (paywalled)
Aimee Shaw (Stuff): How small tourism operators are faring three years on from start of Covid-19 pandemic
Victoria Young (BusinessDesk): The Warehouse privacy check: Journalist sent other people’s data (paywalled)
Susan Edmunds (Post): NZX leaders: Nine women, and nine men called Mark (paywalled)

Tony Blakely (Stuff): We need to talk about the pandemic – both this one and the next
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Royal Commission of Inquiry into Covid-19 to wait until after election to seek public’s views
Katherine Rich (Stuff): Lessons from business – and humanity – for a future pandemic
Tatiana Gibbs (Stuff): Vaping ‘just as likely’ to lead to taking up smoking as it is to quitting cigarettes, research finds
Emma Stanford (RNZ): Vaping may be step towards smoking for non-smokers, research suggests
1News: Vaping gateway to smoking – Otago University study
Emma Stanford (RNZ): Call for limit to vape store numbers which are already excessive, group says
Rachel Maher (Herald): Trial to help Kiwis quit vaping among projects funded by $53 million Govt grant
Ian Powell: More medical student places good but there’s a mammoth in the room!
Rachel Moore (Stuff): The myth about red wine, and drinking in moderation isn’t true – no amount of alcohol is good for your heart, says Heart Foundation
1News: No amount of alcohol is healthy, Heart Foundation warns
RNZ: Dame Karen Poutasi named new chair of Te Whatu Ora, replacing sacked Rob Campbell
Kristie Boland (Stuff): Kidney dialysis units in ‘crisis’ amid chronic under-staffing and rise in patient numbers
RNZ: Kidney dialysis system at breaking point, health professionals warn
Rob Campbell (Herald): National Health spokesman Dr Shane Reti is a GP – is that a Good Person or a General Protagonist?
Elspeth McLean (ODT): Ugly race to chase the health political football
Katie Doyle (Stuff): Race is on to vaccinate children against meningococcal B

Bernard Hickey: Bipartisan reform hopes fading even faster
Brent Edwards (NBR): RMA changes only supported by Labour at select committee (paywalled)
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Gone by Christmas: National promises RMA reforms repeal (paywalled)
Eric Frykberg (Interest): ‘Gone by Christmas’ – National promises to axe Labour’s key RMA reforms
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): RMA reform bills reported back trying to reconcile the irreconcilable (paywalled)
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): Hydro generators get a win in RMA reform rewrite (paywalled)

Kelly Makiha (Rotorua Daily Post): Rotorua emergency housing motels: Tiny Deane and security company found guilty of misconduct
1News: ‘Mushrooms on the wall’ – Hundreds of renters share housing hell
RNZ: Safety worries as tenants squeeze into overcrowded housing in Queenstown
1News: Petition on youth homelessness presented to Parliament
Stephen Ward (Post): Hundreds of Waikato, BOP and Central North Island homes caught in sign-off probe

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Former Transport Minister Michael Wood ignored official advice not to toll Auckland’s Penlink road
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Think the state of our roads is bad now? There are fears it will only worsen
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Auckland Transport boss: ‘You can’t run a business like this’
Hanna McCallum (Stuff): Moore Wilson’s among businesses slamming Wellington city’s Golden Mile proposal
Conor Knell (Stuff): Kāpiti road fatalities plummeted since expressways opened

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): SIS told to prioritise national security checks waiting more than nine months
No Right Turn: How convenient
1News: Blind man’s wife gets visa reprieve after facing deportation

Michael Fallow (Southland Times): Mayor’s proposal for bilingual naming of Invercargill civic buildings part accepted – sticking points remain
Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Simple voting system preferred by most Horizons councillors
Adam Burns (RNZ): Warning sounded as Christchurch council strikes rate rise lower than inflation rate
Erin Gourley (Post): Destination playground for Frank Kitts park too expensive for council (paywalled)
Tim Hunter (NBR): Council film studios still unsold, despite Mayor’s ‘pressure’ (paywalled)
RNZ: Porirua council fined after complaints made about nauseating landfill stench

The Facts: 2/3 of Kiwis want vaping ban, 4-day week, & literacy/numeracy action
Maria Slade (NBR): Lessons for Kiwi consultants in Australia’s PwC scandal (paywalled)
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): How Labour and Greens save our oceans from Pakeha AND Māori capitalism
David Norton (Newsroom): Exotic tree crops established for carbon credits ‘morally corrupt’
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Kelvin Davis says all Oranga Tamariki concerns will be investigated, after third allegation
Sapeer Mayron (Stuff): Most rangatahi have more than one special adult in their lives – research
Brent Melville (BusinessDesk): New gaming compliance rules ‘impossible’ to enforce
Lauren Crimp (RNZ): Cyclone Gabrielle: Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence ‘set up to fail’, volunteer says
RNZ: Police failed to realise arrested man was having a medical event that proved fatal – IPCA



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