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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

ODT Editorial: There but for the grace … (paywalled)
Andrea Vance (Post): Emotional Labour MP raises Kiri Allan concerns (paywalled)
Gareth Hughes (Stuff): The privilege and the pain of serving in Parliament
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): Kiri Allan should have been fired sooner
Lloyd Burr (Newshub): What was David Seymour thinking with urgent debate over Kiri Allan’s resignation?
Jo Moir (Newsroom): PM under pressure without Opposition’s help
Bridie Witton (Post): ‘Bloodsport’: Parliament culture in spotlight again as Kiri Allan mulls political future (paywalled)
Shaun Robinson (Spinoff): What we can learn from the response to Kiri Allan’s exit
Newshub: Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March criticises ACT’s David Seymour for ‘political scoring’ after calling for debate into resignation of Kiri Allan
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Opposition takes aim at Government over Kiri Allan’s resignation in ‘shameful’ debate
Adam Pearse (Herald): Act leader accused of politicising Kiri Allan’s mental health struggles in urgent debate
RNZ: Opposition targets PM’s decision-making in wake of Kiri Allan resignation
Felix Desmarais (1News): Uffindell on Allan arrest: Politics a ‘blood sport’, sends support
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): Sam Uffindell sends support to Kiri Allan, says it’s ‘bloody tough in the spotlight’
1News: Kiri Allan: Being at centre of public scandal ‘horrid’, ex-MP says
Jody O’Callaghan and Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Māori MPs rally behind Kiri Allan, say pressure is more intense for Māori in power
Ethan Oneroa (1News): Wāhine Māori unite in questioning Parliament culture, support
Thomas Coughlan and Adam Pearse (Herald): Kiri Allan breaks silence, won’t stand in this year’s election
Anneke Smith (RNZ): Kiri Allan won’t stand in this year’s election: ‘I have failed all those that put their trust and confidence in me’
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Kiri Allan won’t stand for re-election
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Kiri Allan should not stand at election, needs break, Willie Jackson says: ‘She’s sick and needs support’
Joseph Los’e (Herald): RNZ board member Jason Ake quits, telling board chair ‘I won’t be constrained because I’m on a Crown board’
RNZ: RNZ board member Jason Ake makes fresh comments on Kiri Allan saga, despite criticism from PM
RNZ: ‘Not appropriate’ for RNZ board member to publicise views on Kiri Allan scandal, PM says
Stuff: ‘Not appropriate’ for RNZ board member to publicise views on Kiri Allan scandal, PM says
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Kiri Allan crashed outside Wellington home of senior official
Bridie Witton (Stuff): The rise and fall of Kiri Allan

Luke Malpass (Post): Why David Parker quitting as revenue minister really matters for Labour (paywalled)
Claire Trevett (Herald): David Parker’s ill-timed bout of principle on taxes delivers a headache for Chris Hipkins (paywalled)
Brigitte Morten (NBR): Parker’s revenue exit highlights Labour’s winter of discontent (paywalled)
Mark Quinlivan and Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Senior Labour MP David Parker says remaining Revenue Minister would have been ‘untenable’
Adam Pearse (Herald): David Parker says holding revenue portfolio was ‘untenable’ after wealth and capital gains taxes scrapped
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): David Parker: ‘Untenable’ to remain revenue minister after wealth tax rejection
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): David Parker thinks he still has a revenue responsibility, Grant Robertson and Chris Hipkins less sure
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): National claims Chris Hipkins reigning over ‘Cabinet of Chaos’ after latest David Parker comment – but Prime Minister disagrees
Eric Frykberg (Interest): Labour ‘divided’ over tax – National
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Election 2023: National likely to reveal how it will pay for tax cuts earlier – Christopher Luxon

The Overhang: Rise of the rest
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Chris Hipkins’ accidental pedestal
Richard Prebble (Herald): Labour’s in chaos – the latest portfolio shuffle combining police and justice proves it (paywalled)
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Path to power still possible for Labour, political commentator Lara Greaves says
Oliver Hartwich: Hipkins rocky road to October election
Karanama Ruru (Stuff): Te Tai Tonga, Tāmaki Makaurau lead changes to Māori electoral roll
Herald: Thousands of Māori switch rolls ahead of October election
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Chris Hipkins wanted MPs to be able to disagree more – he got his wish (paywalled)
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Greens launch campaign for New Zealanders struggling with dental care to share their stories
Matthew Rosenberg (Local Democracy Reporting): ‘Of course this is possible’: Green Party doubles down on perpetual lease promise
RNZ: NZ First leader Winston Peters on his party’s new policies
The Hui: Watch: The Hui speaks to Winston Peters fresh after NZ First election campaign launch
RNZ: Mata: Hoki Whenua Mai, Kiritapu Allan’s decision not to stand at the next election, and how we might support MPs struggling with their mental health
Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): Business of Government: top policy wonk resigns, Aussie’s consultant crack-down and more (paywalled)
Mike Grimshaw (Plain Sight): No hope and no choice? Snap polls on New Zealand…
Bob Jones: The polls

Geoffrey Miller (Democracy Project): Antony Blinken’s endgame for New Zealand
Richard Harman (Politik): The big names are in town (paywalled)
Tim Fish (Breaking Defence): How New Zealand is trying to expand military relations with its Pacific Island neighbors
Brent Edwards (NBR): Danger the economic relationship with Oz could stagnate (paywalled)
Monica Miller and Christina Persico (RNZ): US giving more money for disaster risk reduction in Samoa
Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Macron in New Caledonia to bolster France’s Indo-Pacific strategy
David Fisher (Herald): Minister for Veterans admits problems in agency – ‘We’ve got to be far better than this’ (paywalled)
Simon Ewing-Jarvie: Defence Strategy vs Structure

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Post): Where the next big risk for borrowers might lie (paywalled)
Alka Prasad (Herald): Nation of Debt: Kiwis pay by credit, debt rises amid cost of living crisis (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Cameron Bagrie warns job losses on the way, thousands more could end up on benefit
Michael Reddell: Tweaky tools
Duncan Garner (NBR): Recession doubles down: construction jobs vanish

Miriam Bell (Stuff): Median weekly rents climb to record high on Trade Me
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Here’s where biggest rent price rises might be
Oliver Lewis (BusinessDesk): Kāinga Ora adds ‘Velocity’ as it aims to build homes faster and cheaper (paywalled)
Tom Taylor (RNZ): Checkpoint: Fire at controversial Kainga Ora development treated as suspicious
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Fire at controversial Kāinga Ora site ‘suspicious’
Greg Ninness (Interest): Small moves in house prices and interest rates in June leave home loan affordability little changed
RNZ: Residential building costs still increasing but price rises have slowed – Quotable Value
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Home building costs up 9.5%, but the increases are slowing
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Simplicity completes development with 48 inflation-pegged rentals

Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Surprise decision restores Climate Commission’s legitimacy
No Right Turn: Climate Change: Restoring some sanity to the ETS
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): Govt does U-turn on ETS settings (paywalled)
Shomi Yoon: Labour and Greens’ Inaction on Climate Change
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ‘We have enough gas to support NZ through to a fully renewable system’, ministry clarifies
Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Climate optimist loses faith in oil and gas industry
Alan Renwick (The Conversation): Climate extremes make NZ’s supply chains highly vulnerable – it’s time to rethink how we grow and ship food

Amy Williams (RNZ): Auckland Council’s $4m flood relief fund vastly oversubscribed
Amy Williams (RNZ): Flood-hit homeowners urged to ensure all repairs included in insurance payouts
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland flood costs could reach $4 billion, according to new estimate

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Watchdog defends call not to punish grocery firms that set ‘minimum price’
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Three grocery suppliers cautioned for price-fixing, forcing online store’s closure
RNZ: Mill CEO urging big business to switch to NZ-made cardboard
Steve Kilgallon (Post): Man sacked after harassment claims wins unfair dismissal case (paywalled)

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Council spends $190m on global accountants and big law firms in five years (paywalled)
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland’s historic St James Theatre could be demolished if restoration work does not start soon, says mayor Wayne Brown
Maria Slade (NBR): Handing out pre-election lollies (paywalled)
Azaria Howell (Herald): “We are going backwards” – Wellington Water behind target on pipe renewals
Cécile Meier (BusinessDesk): There’s money in muck: How much councils spend getting rid of rubbish (paywalled)
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Council accused of deliberately withholding legal documents in faulty home case

Karen Rutherford (Newshub): Long waits for GPs forcing Kiwis to pay up to $160 at urgent care clinics
Janet Hoek, Bridget Rowse, Martin Witt, Andrew Waa and Richard Edwards (Public Health Communications Centre): The rise and rise of specialist vape stores: Time for the Government to act
Natasha Hill (Herald): Vaping law loophole won’t stop new sales near schools and marae
Jemima Huston (RNZ): Younger students avoiding school bathrooms as vapers take over
William Hewett (Newshub Nation): Researcher says social media changing kids’ brains, wants it treated like other addictive substances
RNZ: ‘Real sense of fatigue’: Doctors negatively rate working conditions since Te Whatu Ora took over
Louisa Steyl (Stuff): Lab workers gearing up for second full strike
Jamie Morton (Herald): Explained: Why NZ’s Covid-19 cases have dwindled to record lows
Katie Ham (Stuff): Parents detail ‘relentless’ fight for answers after son’s tragic death

Gianina Schwanecke (Post): Public Service Watch: The case of the missing ministers (paywalled)
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Principals face difficulties attracting foreign teachers to New Zealand
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Victoria University politics betting site gets temporary reprieve
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): Victoria University’s iPredict successor fights on in the US courts (paywalled)
Denise Piper (Stuff): WorkSafe allows school to resume high risk activities after Abbey Caves death

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Māori and Māorification has become an obsession – This Government has lost the room
Craig Ashworth (RNZ): Racecourse scratches anti-co-governance meeting
Karina Cooper (Northern Advocate): Kaipara Mayor Craig Jepson shelves idea of sole bilingual annual plan – creates second English-only version

Conor Knell (The Post): More cost blowouts not ruled out for Levin expressway (paywalled)
Tom Hunt (Post): Plans to scrap 20 Cuba St car parks spark concern from businesses
Will Harvie (Post): Waka Kotahi decision could effectively ban e-scooters from NZ (paywalled)

David Williams (Newsroom): Lack of data foils SailGP probe
I-Ting Chuang (Newsroom): Our leafy oases shouldn’t be reserved for the privileged
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): Human activity ‘dominant factor’ in Marlborough Sounds slips
Guy Trafford (Interest): National Party’s lurch into a hunting & fishing policy reverts to ideas first floated more than a decade ago. Farmers should be very wary.
Michael Fallow (Southland Times): Nats say ‘valued introduced species’ need protection amid conflicted legislation

Peter Bale (International News Media Association): Ethical crisis at Radio New Zealand has lessons for all news publishers
Lyric Waiwiri-Smith (Stuff): ‘A final resort’: 95bFM has to sell off its 50-year-old vinyl collection to stay afloat

Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: Why are guns still so accessible? Auckland shooting raises tough questions
RNZ: Chief Ombudsman calls for immediate end to use of spit hoods on vulnerable prisoners
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): NZ’s government lays out strategy to be an ‘aerospace nation’ (paywalled)
Stuff: Supreme Court sits in secret for passport case over facilitation of terrorist act
Stuff: Woman at the centre of secret passport case says effect still hurts
Martin Devlin (NBR): Fifa Women’s World Cup tickets selling better than purported amidst a cost-of-living crisis (paywalled)



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