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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

Gordon Campbell: On National’s need for Winston Peters
Lloyd Burr (Newshub): Christopher Luxon’s wool snub beggars belief
Craig Ashworth (RNZ): Swap to Māori roll popular in hot Te Tai Hauāuru race
Gavin Ellis: Election dangers at unregulated end of information spectrum
Emile Donovan (Stuff): Newsable: Why you should take individual polls with a pinch of salt

Simon Wilson (Herald): It’s Greens vs ACT, in more ways than one (paywalled)
Chris Trotter (Interest): The Greens’ manifesto is called: ‘The Time is Now’ – but is it?
Duncan Garner (NBR): Someone tell the Greens ‘transformative politics’ have failed
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Five ways NZ is failing to address climate change (paywalled)
No Right Turn: Climate Change: Underwhelming
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Green Election Conference: James & Marama must hui with Maori Party to have any impact on Labour

Thomas Manch (Post): For Europe, the NZ-EU free-trade agreement isn’t just about trade (paywalled)
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): NZ, European Union see ‘eye-to-eye’ on China perspective – EU ambassador (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): New Zealand’s free trade deal will help ‘decrease cost of living’
Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): EU foreign direct investment into NZ could spike 80% under FTA
Lisette Reymer (Newshub): New Zealand’s free trade deal with Europe will boost our economy by over $1 billion annually
RNZ: EU free trade agreement signing: Former National trade minister Tim Groser ‘very pleased’
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Explained: Here’s the deal on NZ-EU free trade
Herald Editorial: Nato trip could help PM in tight election race (paywalled)
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Chris Hipkins makes ‘thank you’ stopover in Sweden
Thomas Manch (Post): PM Chris Hipkins heads to Stockholm to ‘thank’ Sweden for supporting free trade deal (paywalled)
Will Trafford (Whakaata Māori): ‘Minimal’ to ‘no’ Māori benefit in new EU FTA – Māori trade body
John Weekes (Herald): NZ-EU free trade deal: Australia farmers rubbish deal (paywalled)
Poppy Clark (Stuff): Aussie farmers urge Trade Minister to walk away from deal NZ accepted
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Nato balances Ukraine focus with Indo-Pacific interest
Christine Rovoi (Stuff): Nuclear watchdog gets New Zealand government support amid concerns over Japan’s Fukushima plan
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): The Detail: Safe or septic – Japan’s nuclear wastewater dumping
Emile Donovan (Stuff): Newsable: Pumping once-radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean

Ian Hyslop (Newsroom): Violence simply breeds violence at youth justice facilities
RNZ: ACT’s plan for 17 year olds to be treated as adults out of touch with reality, advocate says
Newshub: Criminal defence lawyer Marie Dyhrberg KC says ACT’s latest policy is just ‘tinkering’
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Minister Davis’s OT answers aren’t acceptable, why Labour have failed and how the next election is their last chance
Aphiphany Forward-Taua (Spinoff): The kids are shouting from the rooftops – it’s time for youth justice residences to go
Federico Magrin (Marlborough Express): Burglaries, ramraids, robberies: Our youth offending problem

Graham Adams (The Platform): The PM pushes old-time religion
Sara Tolbert (The Conversation): NZ curriculum refresh: the world faces complex challenges and science education must reflect that
Herald Editorial: Science written out of the equation? (paywalled)
ODT Editorial: Trying to make two plus two equal five (paywalled)
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Researcher urges caution over use of online platforms: ‘I have a lot of concerns about it’
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: After another sexual misconduct case, are our schools doing enough to keep students safe?
Blair Ensor (Stuff): Disgraced teacher hired and elected to board, despite school knowing of investigation into conduct
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): Group’s third childcare centre shut down over health and safety concerns
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Multi-million dollar cuts to scope of school building projects
Gianina Schwanecke (Post): Possible reductions to learning and behaviour support service (paywalled)
Kirk Hope (Post): Skills and education: Mind the gap (paywalled)
Blessen Tom (RNZ): Universities eye new tie-ups with Indian institutions to attract international students
Fiona Ellis (ODT): Decision on university logo change expected today (paywalled)
Fiona Ellis (ODT): Little response for student protest video

Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington City Council probed after $250m error and serious harm data breach
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington City Council’s second data breach sees names, IP addresses of Golden Mile submitters published
Erin Johnson (Stuff): Lobbyists, business leaders and media: Who was on the guest list for Wayne Brown’s budget speech?
Oliver Lewis (BusinessDesk): Eke Panuku acquires key South Auckland site (paywalled)
Justin Wong (Post): Public Service Watch: Te reo classes, media training for Kāpiti Coast elected officials (paywalled)
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): Mixed views as deadline nears for feedback on Sounds roads rebuild

Tom Hunt (Stuff): Waka Kotahi approves millions in Let’s Get Wellington Moving funding
Erin Gourley and Tom Hunt (Post): Major pedestrian upgrade approved with three years of construction on the horizon (paywalled)
Tim Brown (Post): Golden Mile plan fails to meet two main goals (paywalled)
Oliver Lewis (BusinessDesk): Auckland council bristles at light rail intervention (paywalled)
Melania Watson (Newshub): Union lashes out at Auckland Transport, NZ Bus over claims strike was last minute
RNZ: More disruption for Auckland commuters expected with further bus strikes planned
Annemarie Quill (Stuff): The not fast and the very furious: 30kph limit plans for NZ towns
Erin Johnson (Stuff): Engineer gives thumbs up to bike lane on Auckland Harbour Bridge
Catherine Hubbard (Nelson Mail): Loss of Motueka cycleway funding ‘disappointing’
1News: ‘Not going to be a good day for commuters’ – AT on bus driver strike
1News: Auckland bus driver strike to affect thousands of commuters tomorrow
RNZ: ‘Deeply disappointing’: Auckland bus services affected by short notice industrial action

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Dunedin Hospital faces losing right to train junior cancer doctors as deadline approaches
Michael Fallow (Southland Times): Health and Disabilities Commissioner wants audit of 500 southern radiology results
ODT Editorial: Foolish plan for extra medical school (paywalled)
1News: Covid-19: 5417 cases as numbers continue to fall, 35 deaths
John MacDonald (Newstalk ZB): Yes, $530m is a truckload of money, but…
Tim Scott (ODT): Police bid to ban strong beer fails
Tim Scott (ODT): Uniting to care for vulnerable

Joanne Crawford (The Conversation): NZ’s statistics on deaths and illness at work are sobering – yet, health and safety training courses are under threat
1News: Govt appoints Grocery Commissioner to ‘hold sector to account’
Herald: Government looks to mojo for new Supermarket Tsar
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Government reveals New Zealand’s first-ever grocery sector referee
Rebecca Stevenson (Interest): Supermarket sector gets its first referee with Pierre van Heerden appointed Grocery Commissioner
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Former Mojo boss Pierre van Heerden appointed grocery commissioner
Carmen Hall (Herald): Shopping online: Kiwis spend an estimated $8 billion a year with overseas companies (paywalled)
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Sometimes it’s better to say nothing at all
Liam Hehir (The Blue Review): To our valued customers: we hate you
Finlay Dunseath (Stuff): Why are people threatening to boycott Spark NZ?
Rachel Maher (Herald): Spark NZ stands by comment backing transgender activist Shaneel Lal in face of social media boycott threats
Miriam Bell (Post): Office lease terms plummet as tenants demand more flexibility (paywalled)

Olivia Caldwell (Stuff): Queenstown woman scammed $42,000 won’t see her money again, BNZ confirms
Rebecca Stevenson (Interest): BNZ will stop sending links in text messages to help combat customer defrauding

Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): MSD investigates double-dipping on Super Rugby wage subsidies (paywalled)
Ric Stevens (Herald): Man to repay Covid 19 subsidies using cash seized in police search

Jo Moir (Newsroom): Pasifika had ‘reasonable expectation’ Dawn Raids would stop
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Government says ‘sorry’ for recent immigration visits likened to ‘Dawn Raids’
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Dawn raids: Review slams Jacinda Ardern’s ‘hollow’ apology after nothing done to stop dawn raids
Karanama Ruru (Stuff): Independent report recommends law change to Dawn Raid
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Government should consider law change over dawn raid tactics, new guidance needed, review says
Felix Desmarais (1News): Independent review floats dawn raids ban
RNZ: Dawn Raids review urges new guidelines, possible law change

Robin Martin (RNZ): Mum throws out mattress, furniture with mould but rental passes Healthy Homes inspection
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ‘Average’ Auckland mortgage up $1600 a month for recent buyers
David Hargreaves (Interest): ‘The great re-fixing’ – the worst is yet to come
RNZ: Impact of higher interest payments hits home for more borrowers
Andrew Patterson (Newsroom): Forced sale concerns for 43,000 mortgage holders: survey
David Hill (Local Democracy Reporting): National sketches out housing policy in Rangiora visit
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Online tool allowing users to see properties landlords own taken down
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Green renters policy, Labour’s ambivalence to implement it and why it says we need Maori Party
Greg Ninness (Interest): Housing values continue to slide in most places – QV warns of volatility due to low sales volumes
Molly Swfit (Newshub): National house prices continue to drop but at softer rate – QV
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Construction costs ease as new home consents decline

William Hewett (Newshub): Cost of living: Latest grocery data shows 8.3 percent rise in supply costs, but hope on horizon for Kiwi shoppers
Seni Iasona (Newshub): Salvation Army launches winter appeal as demand for food parcels grow
Rachel Moore (Stuff): People calling for help or abandoning unwanted litters as cost of living bites, SPCA says
Esther Taunton (Stuff): KiwiSaver gender gap grows to 25%, men more than $9k better off
1News: KiwiSaver ‘gender gap’ increases 5% in one year

David Hargreaves (Interest): Kiwibank economists think there should be a fall in New Zealand’s wholesale interest rates after this week’s Official Cash Rate announcement
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): ‘Nothing to see here’: RBNZ may pause rate hikes (paywalled)
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Economist Cameron Bagrie says Reserve Bank in a ‘sweet spot’ as it prepares to halt official cash rate hikes

Amy Williams (RNZ): Whakaari / White Island trial: What you need to know
Rachel Moore (Stuff): What you need to know about the Whakaari White Island trial starting in Auckland
RNZ: Whakaari eruption: Mihi whakatau takes place to open trial into disaster
Jordan Lane (1News): Whakatau opens Whakaari trial, ending long wait
Sharon Brettkelly (RNZ): The Detail: Heroes in the spotlight at White Island trial
RNZ: Commercial helicopter tour operators plead guilty to health and safety failings ahead of Whakaari eruption

Vaughan Bidois (Herald): Matariki is a time to celebrate our dual heritage and embrace cultural diversity
Karanama Ruru (Stuff): Matariki 101: What is it? Why does it matter?
John Cowan (Newstalk ZB): Astronomer says Matariki ‘belongs to all of New Zealand’, not just Māori

Richard Shaw (The Conversation): The politics of ‘wide purposes’ – how Norman Kirk still speaks to 21st century New Zealand
Liam Hehir (The Blue Review): Putting our social woes in a test tube
Sam Hurley (Herald): Sir James Wallace: The film stars, musicians, knights and dames who wrote ‘letters of support’ for disgraced patron’s sentencing (paywalled)
Phil Pennington (RNZ): FENZ training programme lacks ‘purpose and resourcing’ – review
Eric Crampton (Post): New Zealanders succeeding internationally, but why won’t we accept their help at home? (paywalled)
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): Shock 427 percent increase in lines charge sent to High Court
David Schnauer (NBR): NZ’s infrastructure deficit: 100 years of going backwards (paywalled)
Molly Swift (Newshub): Countries are trying to engineer a baby boom – here’s why Kiwi experts say they haven’t worked
Annemarie Quill (Stuff): Former lawyer accused of $450,000 fraud of a legal support scheme funded by government
Heather Roy (Post): Politics needs an injection of science to restore rigour to policy-making (paywalled)
Henry McMullan (1News): 5 months on, Cyclone Gabrielle victims still waiting for payouts



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