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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

Toby Manhire (Spinoff): With 100 days to go, this is the lay of the election land
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): 100 days from the 2023 NZ Election
Mike Hosking (Herald): Election 2023 predictions – don’t believe the polls and Act, Māori Party to be big stories of the night (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: One hundred days until election (paywalled)
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Luxon goes west
Steven Cowan: Can we take the Greens seriously?
Tumamao Harawira (Whakaata Māori): National to contest Tāmaki Makaurau for first time in 22 years
RNZ: Thousands give feedback on draft review of electoral laws

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Govt must recognise housing as human right, commissioner says
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): Commissioner says housing should be recognised as a human right, calls for ombudsman
Laura Frykberg (1News): Affordable, healthy homes still beyond reach for some – report
Tom Baker (The Conversation): Not all rent control policies are the same – the Green Party proposal deserves an open-minded debate
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): First-home buyers at lowest level since Labour took office after Government tax changes – is this what success looks like? (paywalled)
Hanna McCallum (Post): Public Service Watch: Plans to help the homeless (paywalled)
Rob Stock (Post): Research paper estimates value of homes in flood zones at nearly $220 billion (paywalled)
Krystal Gibbens (RNZ): More than 400,000 residential buildings in flood prone areas
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Rotorua Lakes Council wins case to make emergency motel safer from fire – but not stopping at just one
Greg Ninness (Interest): Average house values dropping like stones
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Mortgage rate pain: ‘We will probably have to sell the house’

Nick Truebridge (Newshub): Oranga Tamariki youth facilities run by young offenders, calls for more staff to be stood down – former staffer
John Campbell (1News): On OT youth justice: ‘Most of us will never meet kids this broken’
Herald: Mother of teen in Oranga Tamariki youth justice facility said boys were made to ‘fight until they dropped
Rayssa Almeida (RNZ): Urgent action needed to improve safety in justice facilities, union says
William Hewett (Newshub): Christopher Luxon calls for Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis to visit youth justice facilities but admits he’s never been
William Hewett (Newshub): Kelvin Davis reveals 11 Oranga Tamariki staff members stood down, grilled on how workers were hired
Tess McClure (Guardian): Shock in New Zealand at footage of ‘MMA-style’ fight at youth justice facility
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Are we still complaining about KFC at Oranga Tamariki in light of new fight club violence?

Brent Edwards (NBR): PM can’t help reporters’ confusion over Kiri Allan allegations (paywalled)
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Labour ‘absolutely’ under increased pressure amid ministerial scandals, Peter Dunne says
Ben Thomas (Stuff): What might lie beneath Kiri Allan’s problem with the bureaucrats

Molly Swift (Newshub): Health Minister Ayesha Verrall stands by NZ’s healthcare reputation, despite 8000 worker shortfall
ODT Editorial: Health workforce planning (paywalled)
Seni Iasona (Newshub): New Zealand Nurses Organisation reacts to Government’s plan to tackle health system issues
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait (Herald): Te Aka Whai Ora Māori Health Authority should stick to its guns (paywalled)
Chris Keall (Herald): Who’s got the rub of the green? The medicinal cannabis power list  (paywalled)
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Elderly woman’s surgery one of four cancelled in one day at Wellington Hospital as health sector pressure builds
Ruth Hill (RNZ): Critical shortage of midwife students as pressures grow on system
Felix Desmarais (1News): Doctors welcome Nats’ med school but competing university opposed
Russell Palmer and Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Government questions cost, value of National’s medical school policy
Danielle Zollickhofer (Herald): ‘Health system game changer’: Waikato leaders welcome Luxon’s medical school plan
RNZ: National promises new $380m medical school, more placements
Jo Lines-MacKenzie (Stuff): National backs third medical school in Waikato
Fiona Ellis (ODT): Otago welcomes news of student numbers boost (paywalled)
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Government reannounces funding for maternity programme, retinal cameras

Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): Teacher union’s ‘last minute’ sign-up offer disappoints some members
Amy Wiggins (Herald): Fears proposed science curriculum will turn out ‘ill informed students’
Andrew Rogers (Herald): School science curriculum changes: The science is being minimalised – wake up (paywalled)
William Terite (Newshub): Teachers stunned after new science curriculum has no physics, biology or chemistry
The Standard: New curriculum: science to be taught in the context of the great challenges of our time
Blair Ensor (Stuff): Student groomed by teacher wanted her name made public to help hold him accountable
Stuff: Statement from Helena Dray, student groomed by teacher Taurapa
Molly Swfit (Newshub): How social media is playing role in inappropriate teacher-student relationships following Christchurch scandal
Erin Gourley (Post): ‘Juilliard of the Pacific’ national music centre on hold amid Vic Uni financial woes (paywalled)
Cather Simpson (Herald): University cuts threaten New Zealand’s long-term economic growth (paywalled)

Katie Kenny (Stuff): National says gang membership is rising. Is it?
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): I agree with the Chief Science Advisor’s position on gangs
Felix Desmarais (1News): Crime needs ‘sticks’ as well as ‘carrots’ – Luxon
RNZ: Chris Luxon rejects Chief Science Advisor’s report on gang harm reduction
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Maybe Harry Tam is a fiscal conservative concerned about Nationals uncosted prison empire?
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Another week, another Luxon trainwreck interview – tough on crime bullshit doesn’t work

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): GCSB says ‘millions’ now better protected from cyber threats
David Farrar: Do not merge CERT into GCSB
Peter Griffin (BusinessDesk): Stop tinkering and get serious about cybersecurity reform (paywalled)
Stuff: Newsable: why your bank won’t always save you if you get scammed
Olivia Caldwell (Stuff): More ‘BNZ’ text scam victims come forward over that ‘stupid thing’

Amelia Wade (Newsroom): Migrant workers advocate says exploitation is ‘rife’, demands change from Government as department begins audit
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Racist eggings escalate to suspected arson for family living in fear in Mosgiel

Amy Wiggins (Herald): Mayors making headlines: City leaders who have felt the heat
Melissa Nightingale (Herald): ‘We are always being watched’: Nicola Willis on Tory Whanau saga
Amberleigh Jack (Stuff): How drunk is too drunk to be served in a restaurant, and what can staff do about it?
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Has Wayne Brown ever looked this happy?
RNZ: Auckland mayor dribbles football on Eden Park roof to celebrate FIFA World Cup
Grant Miller (ODT): ‘Not too late to change course’ on Three Waters: DCC
Nick James (Herald): Wellington region records more than 7000 sewage overflows in five years
Erin Gourley (Post): Contracts signed for new plant to process Wellington’s sewage (paywalled)
Jonathan Killick (Stuff): A retiree’s ‘exhausting’ 5-year battle with council over collapsing property
Brent Melville (BusinessDesk): Queenstown adds $30m to ratepayer bill to pay debt (paywalled)
Max Frethey (Local Democracy Reporting): Local govt review: Nelson and Tasman should reconsider amalgamation

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Double-dip recession ahead for New Zealand, economists forecast
Liam Dann (Herald): NZ economy faces hit as export prices slump (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Government debt now $5b above Budget forecast as accounts continue to disappoint
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Budget deficit $2 billion deeper than expected as corporate tax take falls
Dan Brunskill (Interest): Weak corporate profits has flowed through to lower tax revenue for the Government and added $2 billion to the deficit
Brent Edwards (NBR): Government books worse than forecast but better than a year ago (paywalled)

Christine Rovoi (Stuff): ‘What’s the delay?’ Most Kiwis want the pay gap crisis resolved now – poll
Maggie Shui (Re: News): Pay secrecy is hurting Pacific and Asian women the most
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): How are NZ savers faring as Aussie consumer group lobbies for banks to be forced to pay savers the best savings account rate they offer?
Elle Somers (BusinessDesk): Food price inflation boosts $3.4b sales for Foodstuffs South Island (paywalled)
Brianna Mcilraith (Post): Woolworths New Zealand agrees 12.3% wage increase over two years for supply chain teams (paywalled)
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Government aims to grow kaimoana exports to $3 billion by 2035
Leeann Watson (Herald): Enough politics – long term vision and action needed (paywalled)

Dan Brunskill (Interest): Chris Hipkins warms up NZ-China relationship
Brent Edwards (NBR): Science and research important part of China relationship (paywalled)
ODT: NZ pushes back on Pacific-wide free movement
Lydia Lewis (RNZ): Atomic Energy Agency says Japan’s Pacific wasterwater dump plan is safe
Anna Whyte and Jody O’Callaghan (Stuff): NZ gives $11m to UN’s response to ‘dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan’
RNZ: Nearly 2000 Kiwis apply for Australian citizenship since 1 July rule change

Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Jackson defiant as Meta and Google pull news in Canada
Karl du Fresne: Meanwhile, down a blind alley …
Daniel Dunkley (BusinessDesk): Stuff rings changes at The Post, axes senior role (paywalled)
Stuff: Stuff announces new editor for The Post

David Williams (Newsroom): Grass isn’t greener for GM trial in Australia
Simon Bridges (NBR): Gene technologies’ time is now (paywalled)
Patrick Gower (Newshub): Conservation Minister says feral cats are an ‘issue’, threaten native species
Rachel Moore (Stuff): Cats banned in major Raglan development of 550 properties

Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Something National won’t be putting ‘back on track’
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Tauranga’s 1.7km highway link cost blows out to $300m
Denise Piper (Stuff): ‘Like a slow train wreck’: Concern repairs to Northland’s rural roads could take decades
Tom Hunt (Post): Kaitaki cooling pipe blew in testing four months before mayday (paywalled)
Conor Knell (Post): Multimillion-dollar penalties for Wellington bus operators over delays (paywalled)

Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Police dramatically reduce targets for responding to emergencies and burglaries
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): Speculation as expected release of key energy papers is pushed back (paywalled)
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Retirement Commissioner calls for more flexibility after study highlights failings in the experiences of pensioners caught out during border closures
RNZ: Inquiry outlines pensioners’ experience with Ministry of Social Development during border closures
Simon Wilson (Herald): Wayne Brown, Leo Molloy, Sir Graham Henry, Guy Williams, Sean Plunket front foul-mouthed charity debate
Virginia Fallon (Post): No meth or death: The idiot’s guide to greyhound welfare (paywalled)
Aaron Smale (Newsroom): Artificial intelligence revives Māori dialects
Joseph Los’e (Herald): Diversion offer over Posie Parker rally alleged assault was administrative error, man heading back to court
Brent Edwards (NBR): Govt told clearer objectives needed for farming SOE Landcorp (paywalled)
Mark John (ODT): $4.6m awarded to help reduce food waste
Anna Whyte (Stuff): PM celebrates iconic mountain climb at Everest 70 event



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