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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): A victor abroad, Chris Hipkins is again humiliated at home (paywalled)
Luke Malpass (Stuff): Chris Hipkins earns China’s praise – but he won’t want it all
Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Chris Hipkins’ priorities in China: The economy, the economy – and the economy (paywalled)
Nicholas Khoo (Newsroom): New Zealand foreign policy turns a corner in Beijing
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Hipkins passes diplomatic test with China’s Xi
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Mahuta lauds ‘important’ China relations
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Aotearoa Inc: How kapa haka became the star of Chris Hipkins’ China trip
Steve Braunias (Herald): The secret Chinese intelligence report on Chris Hipkins (paywalled)
Alex Smith (Spinoff): ‘Optimistic and slightly student-like’: What Chinese media has made of Chris Hipkins
RNZ: PM on China visit: ‘There is a huge market here for NZ products and services’
Gerhard Uys (Stuff): Zespri signs China trade deal to grow fruit exports by 50%
Victor Billot (Newsroom): An Ode to .. Hipkins of China
Simon Shepherd (Newshub Nation): Chinese propaganda researcher predicts CCP influence in New Zealand 2023 election
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Nuclear disarmament called for
Gordon Campbell: On the ripple effects from the Titan submersible disaster
Damien Grant (Stufff): Lessons in grace, Guinness and tax havens
Felix Desmarais (1News): Changes to UK visa means some Kiwis can live and stay longer
Mildred Armah (Stuff): ‘Imprisoned and executed’: Why some Iranians sought refuge in New Zealand

Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour minister Kiri Allan’s future in the balance
Derek Cheng (Herald): Cabinet Minister Kiri Allan and the smoking gun, or lack thereof (paywalled)
Rebecca Wright and Molly Swift (Newshub Nation): Peter Dunne claims Kiri Allen scandal shows Government ministers don’t ‘know their responsibilities’
Herald: On the Tiles: Will staffer allegations damage Kiri Allan and Labour long-term?
Jenna Lynch (Newsub): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins refuses to say if any of his ministers raised concerns over MP Kiri Allan
Anna Whyte and Andrea Vance (Stuff): PM Chris Hipkins faces questions on Kiri Allan on last day of China visit
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Why it’s so hard for staff to report MPs for inappropriate or bullying behaviour
No Right Turn: Another Parliamentary bully
Greg Presland (Standard): The very Kafkaesque attack on Kiritapu Allan
Rachel Moore (Stuff): A brief history of all the Labour ministers recently in hot water

Grant Duncan: How can the opposition lose? It’s easier than you may think.
Michael Neilson and Claire Trevett (Herald): National gets $500,000 in a large donation from Auckland businessman Warren Lewis – more than Labour all year
Ireland Hendry-Tennent and Rebecca Wright (Newshub Nation): James Shaw grilled over political future a year after he was briefly ejected as Green Party co-leader
Philip Matthews (Post): Raf Manji’s race for Ilam: Is he a Top gun or just a big dreamer? (paywalled)
Shane Te Pou (Herald): Christopher Luxon needs to stop playing the race card and put national interest first (paywalled)
Don Brash: Shane Te Pou is profoundly wrong
Connie Buchanan (E-Tangata): Maria Bargh: Changing the system one step at a time
Rebecca Hini (Spinoff): Attention those with Māori whakapapa: you might have missed an important law change
Claire Trevett (Herald): Beehive Diaries: The real reason ‘pigeon English’ was added to a National poster, a hairy moment for Kiri Allan, and does Chris Luxon or Chris Hipkins win the week? (paywalled)
Peter Wilson (RNZ): The Week in Politics: Success in Beijing, trouble at home
Herald: Children’s Commissioner no more as new oversight Children and Young People’s Commission launches
Federico Magrin (Nelson Mail): Act Party flouts election signage rules in top of the south
RNZ: National questions Education Minister’s ability after negligence ruling
Grace Fiavaai (Herald): Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni to get traditional Samoan tattoo
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Mystery man legs it after car plunges into MP’s office

Derek Cheng (Herald): Green Party wants rent increases limited to 3pc a year
Michael Neilson (Herald): Green Party vow to clear social housing waitlist in 5 years; wider rental, housing supply policy announcement today
Felix Desmarais (1News): Green Party pledges landlord register, rent control measures
Krystal Gibbens (RNZ): Green Party’s pledge to renters: What you need to know
Chlöe Swarbrick (Herald): Housing one of the major drivers of poverty in NZ — who pays the cost?
Anna Whyte and Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Landlords attack logic of Greens’ proposed 3% cap on rent rises
Anneke Smith (RNZ): Greens rent control plan may mean fewer landlords, less maintenance – Economist
Brent Edwards (NBR): Greens’ housing policy puts greater responsibility on landlords (paywalled)
Perry Wilton (Newshub): Political uncertainty over high housing density proving a nightmare for developers
Scott Palmer (Newshub): ACT blasts Green Party’s pledge to improve renters’ rights as ‘damaging’, ‘predictable’
Mark Longley (Newshub): Green Party pledges to improve renters’ rights if elected to Government
Gray Gibson (Newshub Nation) Greens launch new housing policy which would allow developers to build higher
Ethan Te Ora (Post): Public Service Watch: The mysterious new housing code (paywalled)
Ethan Te Ora (Post): ‘Not a priority’: The Government doesn’t know how many landlords there are (paywalled)
Miriam Bell (Post): Change of govt ‘would be bad news for first-home buyers’ (paywalled)
Oliver Lewis (BusinessDesk): Christchurch density debate drags on (paywalled)
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Increasing numbers of investment properties making a loss – Valocity

Max Rashbrooke (Post): NZ is having a bad moment – but it won’t last (paywalled)
Reuben Steff (Newsroom): Clearer thinking needed as NZ battles compounding crises
Janaye Henry (Spinoff): ‘For poor people, it’s been going on for some time’: A chat about the cost of living crisis
Brian Easton (Pundit): Is A Recession The Worst Of Our Worries?
Esther Taunton (Stuff): ‘Chilling’ energy hardship data puts the heat back on power companies
Liam Dann (Herald): New Zealand’s recession may be over – for now (paywalled)
Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): Will the business and consumer confidence good mood last?
RNZ: Higher petrol, free prescriptions, plastic ban – Here’s all the changes starting today
Virginia Fallon (Stuff): ‘The country is stuffed’: Petrol pain is back and not just at the pumps
Geraden Cann and Erin Gourley (Stuff): Petrol prices rise: Pumps are quiet as full taxes are re-applied after 18 months of subsidies
Terry Baucher (Interest): Is it time to increase the GST threshold?, a GST trap for Airbnb providers, and The Great Tax Debate on wealth taxes

Patrick Gower (Newshub): Undeserving big companies ram-raided Kiwi taxpayers for wage subsidy
RNZ: Millionaire couple campaign for ministry to claw back Covid-19 wage subsidies
Chris Lynch: Millionaire Christchurch couple urge ministry to claw back Covid-19 wage subsidies
Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Travel company We Are Bamboo that lost millions to crypto-trading also received Covid wage subsidy

Miriam Bell and Susan Edmunds (Stuff): How effective are market studies, anyway?
Herald Editorial: Government financial bailouts to Ruapehu skiing, food banks, universities need a longer lens (paywalled)
Rob Stock (Stuff): Haphazard, random, and impenetrable: Report accuses banks of making life unreasonably hard for smaller charities and not-for-profits
lane Nichols (Herald): Consumer NZ boss Jon Duffy wants New Zealand banks forced to refund Kiwi scam victims
Rob Stock (Post): NZ bank customers more exposed to fraud than Aussies (paywalled)
Andrew Bevin (Newsroom): Gamblers hit back at TAB takeover
Troels Sommerville (Stuff): Retiree who helped identify Erebus victims denied ticket refund by Air NZ

Janet Wilson (Stuff): Tertiary bailout offers chance for reform
Peter Walls (Spinoff): Giving universities autonomy to slash and burn does not serve the national interest
RNZ: Nearly 200 University of Otago staff apply for redundancy
Fiona Ellis (ODT): Policy has ‘not helped’ (paywalled)
Teuila Fuatai (E-Tangata): Cutting back on inclusion
Tatiana Gibbs (Post): Canterbury Uni thriving a decade after disaster (paywalled)
1News: Q+A: Just parts of new NCEA Level 1 finalised months before introduction
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Regular school attendance improves, but still well below pre-pandemic rates
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): Attendance data for term 1 shows schools have ‘turned a corner’
Gabrielle McCulloch (Stuff): ‘Racist propaganda’: The undercover campaign to infiltrate school libraries
Gianina Schwanecke (Post): Class Struggles: How do we solve Aotearoa’s teacher shortage? (paywalled)
Ara Alam-Simmons (E-Tangata): A very New Zealand education: Deny, deflect, defend
Indira Stewart (1News): Wesley College kids at risk of ‘bullying and violence’ – ERO
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): The Detail: ‘Set up to fail’: The alternative education problem

Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Wait times of up to 18 months for cardiac scans ‘very disturbing for patients’
Anna Whyte (Post): Public Service Watch: Govt to make health announcement as policy peeks through Parliament’s ‘shenanigans’ (paywalled)
Alex Spence (Herald): A&E crisis: Senior doctor’s plea – ‘Everyone’s getting burnt out. We’re exhausted.’ (paywalled)
Alex Braae (1News): Nationwide health IT system still years away – health boss
Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Narrow pass mark: Te Whatu Ora boss hands out humble score after first year
Spinoff: A health sector check-up, one year on from the reforms
Dewi Preece (1News): Māori Health authority one year on, has it been a success?
Peter Crampton and Shelley Campbell (Newsroom): What if the Māori Health Authority actually works?
Rob Campbell (Post): We have the solutions, so where’s the courage? (paywalled)
Laura James (1News): One year on, fears legislation will limit Disability Ministry
Anna Whyte (Stuff): More student nursing places announced amid health workforce shortage
RNZ: Government reveals move to address nursing workforce shortage
Seni Iasona (Newshub): Government adds 830 more clinical placements for student nurses in bid to combat shortage
Niva Chittock (RNZ): Nurses Organisation pleased Te Whatu Ora beginning recruitment process in Canterbury
Isaac Davison (Herald): Health Committee accused of ‘passing the buck’ on surgical mesh
Cushla Smyth (Stuff): New regulations risk breaking a health system already at breaking point

Tom Hunt (Post): Mayor Tory Whanau denies waiter’s claim she was drunk and asked, ‘do you know who I am?’  (paywalled)
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Wellington mayor Tory Whanau denies claims of drunken public behaviour
Herald: Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau apologises for skipping bill, denies drunken behaviour at popular restaurant
Tom Hunt (Post): Tensions high, security on hand as Wellington council debates Palestine (paywalled)
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Quick start to Three Waters could save Auckland and Northlanders $1,000
Hamish MacLean (ODT): Water rules group has 50% mana whenua membership
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown sets record for the Super City’s highest rates increase ever (paywalled)
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Protecting Auckland may require unpopular changes
Brendon McMahon (RNZ): Some West Coasters face rates increases over 23 percent
RNZ: Auckland services for the chop as budget cuts kick in
Ryan Anderson (Stuff): What’s good, bad and ugly about living in Auckland – according to young people
Grant Miller (ODT): Intervention in Gore District Council only if ‘significant problem’ (paywalled)

Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): ‘Held to ransom’: Immigration boss targets growing migrant scam, hundreds affected
Lincoln Tan (Herald): Immigration visa job scam: Hundreds from South and Latin America duped into coming to NZ

RNZ: Concerns raised Cyclone Gabrielle support package better for banks than growers
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Government moves forward on coal technology restrictions
Post: Reading, writing questions for climate expert (paywalled)

Rod Oram (Newsroom): Humanity’s health depends on environment’s health
RNZ: Canterbury Regional Council applies to itself for consent to spray chemicals

Tess McClure (Guardian): New Zealand falls out of love with sheep farming as lucrative pine forests spread
RNZ: Overseas Investment Office approves sales of four farms for conversion to forestry
1News: Q+A: Food expert urges caution on loosening GMO laws
Alexa Cook (Newshub Nation): Return to local market gardens pitched as safeguard against future climate change-related food security concerns
Sarah Heeringa (Stuff): From ‘food swamps’ to ‘food havens’ and other fixes for our troubled food system
Gerhard Uys (Stuff): Dairy and primary industries’ golden trade years are over, says Vangelis Vitalis
Jacqueline Rowarth (Stuff): Wool is the better choice, so why is it valued so poorly?

Connie Buchanan (E-Tangata): The real racist tools were in media not health
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): How to avoid America’s misinformation mistakes
Calida Stuart-Menteath and Hamish McNicol (NBR): How to disagree completely (paywalled)
Shayne Currie (Herald): Lunch with … departing TVNZ CEO Simon Power: Why he left – and what he’s doing next (paywalled)

Simon Shepherd and Gray Gibson (Newshub Nation): Auckland Transport CEO Dean Kimpton wants funding certainty to improve services
Erin Gourley (Post): Let’s Get Wellington Moving survives no confidence vote and wins approval for car-free streets (paywalled)
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): Wellington’s Let’s Get Moving transport plan back on track after failed bid
Stewart Sowman-Lund (Spinoff): Why the government is looking to hike parking fines
Geoff Cooper (Stuff): The case for introducing congestion charging
RNZ: More video of Auckland Harbour Bridge clip-on lanes swaying emerges
Jonathan Leask (Local Democracy Reporting): National committed to funding but not location of Ashburton’s second bridge

Nevil Gibson (NBR): Kirk’s ghost: Can Labour regain its mojo?
Chris Trotter (Interest): Art for our sake
David Williams (Newsroom): Lies, damned lies, and census figures
Shaneel Lal (Herald): It’s time to ban greyhound racing
Phil Pennington (RNZ): ‘Many management failings’: DOC’s $25m technology project flawed, reviews find
Matthew Ronsenberg (RNZ): ‘We haven’t forgotten’: Māori landowners continue fight against perpetual leases
RNZ: Domestic travel focus during pandemic provided valuable lessons – Tourism NZ
RNZ: Defence Force’s new $2b aircraft take to the sky
Sasha Borissenko (Herald): Why National’s crackdown on crime misses the mark (paywalled)
Katie Doyle (Stuff): Abuse survivors fear they won’t live to see apology, as commission extends deadline
Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Nuremberg 2.0’s strange path to New Zealand
ODT Editorial: Prison blues (paywalled)
Stuff: Home detention, community service for Parliament protester who threw fuel container on fire
Juliet Speedy (Newshub): Report finds Government agencies aren’t working together for sexual, family violence victims
RNZ: Standoff with youths on rooftop of Oranga Tamariki facility ends



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