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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

Janet Wilson (Stuff): Hipkins risks getting lost in the fog of war
Vernon Small (Stuff): The signs we’ve reached the point of no political return
Farah Hancock (RNZ): Latest political polling, campaign finances, social media targeting and more
Claire Trevett (Herald): Hipkins’, Labour’s GST tax move, party’s list ranking perils as caucus discipline creaks (paywalled)
Grant Duncan: Hipkins has no strategy
David Farrar: Labour’s delicate list ranking
Thomas Manch (Post): Public Service Watch: Labour to release its pre-election party list (paywalled)
David Farrar: A Cabinet dominated by Wellington
Thomas Manch (Post): Hang on … what? Labour may have a leaky boat, but maybe it’s not all bad (paywalled)
Steve Braunias (Herald): The Secret Diary of … ‘Shipwreck Chippy’ Chris Hipkins (paywalled)
Gordon Campbell: On ACT’s links to Big Pharma
Claire Trevett (Herald): Transport, housing on the menu as Labour regroups and National tries for the advantage (paywalled)
Claire Trevett and Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Beehive Diaries: The odds on Labour winning the election, Chris Luxon v Chris Hipkins and a sequel to the Andrew Little rug-art (paywalled)
Peter Wilson (Herald): Week in Politics: Kiri Allan’s out, wealth tax keeps haunting Hipkins
Anneke Smith (RNZ): Labour grapples with Kiri Allan’s resignation, leak claims
RNZ: On the campaign trail: ERA reforms, gang talk, moving ports and animal rights
Whena Owen (1New): Q+A: Politicians honing personal images as campaigning ramps up
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Peters feeds the five hundred in the north
Andrew Gunn (Post): Winstonheimer: The circus is back and the reviews are in (paywalled)
Peter Davis: What have we got to be proud of? Here are the numbers!
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): The best news you’ll hear all election cycle: Youth Wings is returning to The Spinoff
Johnny Blades (RNZ): Todd Muller, the human factor
Laura Walters: Newshub Nation Backstory: Labour MP Jo Luxton describes struggles on single parent benefit, guardianship of sister
Wendyl Nissen (Woman’s Weekly): National MP Nicola Willis reveals life-changing personal journey: ‘It’s okay to put yourself first’
Victor Billot (Newsroom): An ode for .. Nicola Willis

John Campbell (1News): What the Kiri Allan saga says about NZ’s political future
Tracy Watkins (Post): There is a price to pay for power – Kiri Allan paid it (paywalled)
Jehan Casinader (Stuff):  Response to Kiri Allan shows we’re growing up as a nation
Gray Gibson and Rebecca Wright (Newshub Nation): Journalist Andrea Vance, ex-Green MP Gareth Hughes divided on rigour with which MPs like Kiri Allan should have personal matters reported
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Mediawatch: Minister’s downfall triggers premature election speculation
Charlotte Graham McLay (Guardian): The downfall of Kiri Allan: New Zealand wrestles with mental health debate
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub Nation): Ginny Andersen describes ‘calm’ phone call with Chris Hipkins after Kiri Allan crash
Michele Hewitson (Listener): Kiri Allan’s demise draw predictable reactions (paywalled)
Shane Te Pou (Herald): We must rise above petty politics (paywalled)
Deborah Coddington (Post): ‘Allow me to paint a picture of a politician with compost tipped on her head’ (paywalled)
Newshub: Labour selects Tāmati Coffey as East Coast candidate after Kiri Allan’s resignation
Rachel Maher and Claire Trevett (Herald): Tāmati Coffey named Labour’s candidate for East Coast electorate after Kiri Allan resignation
Catrin Owen (Stuff): Tāmati Coffey to replace Kiri Allan as East Coast candidate
RNZ: Tāmati Coffey cancels retirement to stand for Kiri Allan’s seat
Colin Peacock (RNZ): Allan’s resignation sparks another at RNZ

Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Nats plan to link Whangārei and Tauranga with new transport policy
Herald: National unveils transport policy: Four-lane motorways from Whangārei to Tauranga, described as ‘laughable, misleading’ by Labour
Andrea Vance (Post): National to axe Let’s Get Wellington Moving, promises ‘four lanes to the planes’ (paywalled)
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Congestion – not climate – focus of National’s new transport policy
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Industry groups seek answers over delayed transport plan
Oliver Lewis (BusinessDesk): Waka Kotahi chips in $2.5m for Christchurch MRT (paywalled)

Derek Cheng (Herald): NZ’s deepest pockets of disadvantage, what can be done and how likely action is (paywalled)
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): By the numbers: The groups struggling the most during the cost of living crisis
RNZ: Who will pay to tackle the cost of living crisis?
RNZ: Cash handouts cheaper than removing GST from food, better for poor – economist
Thomas Manch (Post): David Parker’s taxation ‘principles’ bill carries on, despite policy ructions (paywalled)
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): What’s to blame for the unhappiness in Labour? (paywalled)
Don Brash: For heaven’s sake, leave GST alone!
Tova O’Brien (Stuff): Labour may be losing the politics on tax but if it wins over the public it won’t care
Terry Baucher (Interest): Te wiki o te tāke: “Good idea” but bad policy
Max Rashbrooke (Post): Confronting old orthodoxies and hard truths (paywalled)
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Here are (some of) the ways the dollars you earn and spend are taxed
Carmen Hall (Herald): ‘Totally unacceptable’: Sir Paul Adams on poverty, homelessness and New Zealand’s growing social divide (paywalled)
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Loan balance cut by $8000 because it was ‘unaffordable’
Susan St John (Daily Blog): When will we ever learn?
Damien Grant (Stuff): The pathway to freedom from a narrow-minded, petty economic backwater
David Hargreaves (Interest): So, is this the start of the long-expected rise in job losses?
Dan Brunskill (Interest): Inflation still has a long way to fall but a ‘soft landing’ remains possible
William Hewett (Newshub): Brad Olsen says sustained job growth in New Zealand’s economy during recession is ‘unusual’
RNZ: Consumer confidence dips as economy continues to cool

1News: Q+A: ‘Political rhetoric’ fuels Kāinga Ora development battles – Woods
1News: Q+A: Landlords’ honesty needed – Woods on lack of rental checks
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Government tweaks rent-to-buy home ownership scheme to include existing homes
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Five things tenants are worried about right now
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Steep rent increases in most affordable parts of Auckland
Krystal Gibbens (RNZ): Negligent landlords driving some tenants out, others into anxiety
Benn Bathgate (Stuff): Police admit motels data they tried to hide ‘paints a very unattractive picture’
Kelly Dennett (Stuff): Why can’t we have nice apartments? Lack of aspiration, says Ockham co-founder

Ronald Kramer (Newsroom): Be wary of the term ‘youth justice’
Sasha Borissenko (Herald): Political football fails youth offenders (paywalled)
Newshub Nation: Police, Justice Minister Ginny Andersen admits high crime ‘not the NZ I know’ – but denies Government’s response inadequate
Libby Wilson (Stuff): Is 13 too young for an ankle bracelet?
David Seymour (Post): Ankle bracelets show crime has consequences (paywalled)
Laura Smith (Local Democracy Reporting): ‘We want our town back’: Retailer tells of PTSD as National MPs hit out over crime
Katie Harris (Herald): Minister Kelvin Davis blasts Corrections over circumstances that allowed prisoner to escape and rape woman
ODT Editorial: Milburn moves to high-security(paywalled)
Devin Pike (1News): How effective are men’s non-violence programmes?
Eugene Bingham and Sapeer Mayron (Post): Warrantless searches: Ongoing racial bias evident (paywalled)
Eugene Bingham and Sapeer Mayron (Stuff): Data shows ongoing racial bias in police warrantless searches
RNZ: Police adding up to 250,000 identities to their database every year
Katie Ham (Stuff): Decorated former cop calls for better support for police on – and off – the beat

Thomas Manch (Stuff): Football diplomacy draws out the big names, and an answer on Aukus
Christina Persico (RNZ): Potential AUKUS deal could come between NZ and Pacific, expert says
Andrea Vance (Post): China slowdown has huge implications for NZ, so why aren’t we talking about it? (paywalled)
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Security, economy, trade on agenda, as top EU diplomat visits NZ (paywalled)
RNZ: New Zealand Defence Force’s war games participation a concern, says Green Party
Shannon Redstall (Stuff): Enduring Kiwi generosity giving opportunity to Korean children

Nicole Bremner (1News): Pharmac’s funding model creating an ‘ethical dilemma’ – specialist
Ian Powell (BusinessDesk): Polyclinics are just what the doctor ordered (paywalled)
Shane Reti (Post): The importance and value of my ambulance ride-alongs (paywalled)
RNZ: ‘Alternate funding arrangements’ possible for big spends in health
RNZ: Frustration over delayed upgrade to Nelson Hospital
RNZ: Government announces $73m to begin long-awaited Nelson Hospital redevelopment
RNZ: Te Whatu Ora confirms more than 300 jobs cut
RNZ: Hospital staff start getting owed back pay, but some will have to wait
RNZ: Hundreds may face surgery delays if nurses agree to strike

Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Leading British environmentalist Sir Jonathon Porritt accuses Chris Hipkins, Christopher Luxon of failing at climate leadership
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Auckland flood recovery could cost $4 billion
Amy Williams (RNZ): Insurance payout for flood-hit owner raised after months of delay
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting: ‘Massive gap’ around Westport flood protection expectations
Warren Couillault (BusinessDesk): The burning question in a warming world (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Gas distributor says NZ ‘a decade behind’ making use of biogas
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Carbon capture an option for Huntly power station owner Genesis?

Amy Wiggins (Herald): School violence on the rise: Thousands of students stood down or suspended for physically assaulting peers each year
Sela Jane Hopgood (Spinoff): Too many, too young: what’s behind the Pasifika stroke crisis?
George Heagney (Manawatū Standard): ‘Dire’ workforce shortages will only worsen if Massey takes axe to training course: speech language therapists
RNZ: Māori stroke charity alarmed at potential end of speech-language therapy programme

Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Business looking for vote of confidence on election day (paywalled)
RNZ: Government begins drafting modern slavery supply chain register law
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff)): Businesses to share supply chain and operation details through public register to tackle slavery
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): ASA partially upholds MSD’s complaints over wage subsidy attack ads (paywalled)
Lisa Marriott (The Conversation): Failed NZ businesses leave a trail of destruction. Here are 3 things Inland Revenue could do to minimise damage
Sharon Brettkelly (RNZ): The Detail: Banks’ endless battles with scammers
Dellwyn Stuart (Stuff): We’re lagging further behind on the gender pay gap – how much longer will we wait?
Jonathan Killick (Stuff): Cannabis odd couple join forces to grow a budding industry

Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Cash retention payments to stop Three Waters engineers fleeing uncertainty
Sue Teodoro (Local Democracy Reporting): Rates hike hurting South Wairarapa’s children
Jared McCulloch (1News): 14 candidates vying for spot at Invercargill Council table

David Fisher and James Pocock (Herald): Stop Co-Governance tour has ex-National Front organiser who believes ‘white people’ are being targeted (paywalled)
Denis O’Reilly (E-Tangata): Julian Batchelor’s muddle of mischief
Tina Ngata (E-Tangata): Waiting for the fox to give the henhouse back

Moana Ellis (Local Democracy Reporting): 30m and apology for iwi who ‘paid the price’ for nation’s development
RNZ: Te Korowai o Wainuiārua iwi groups get Crown apology, $30m redress package in Treaty settlement

Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): Over 1,000 applicants rejected for cyclone visa in fraud crackdown (paywalled)
Arena Williams and Stuart Smith (Stuff): Exploitation of migrants is deeply concerning and tarnishes our reputation

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Cameras on boats to go live – but not for the whole fleet
Matthew Littlewood (ODT): DairyNZ admits farm management not enough to improve waterways
RNZ: Sanctuary calls for feral cats to be included in Predator Free 2050 strategy

Chris Lau (CNN): How New Zealand’s plan for bilingual road signs took an unexpected turn
Eda Tang (Stuff): Pōwhiri welcomes new advocates to Mana Mokopuna, the new Children and Young People’s Commission
RNZ: Major upgrades of 26 fire stations completed
RNZ: Just eight engineers trained so far to monitor 1500 dams for safety
ODT Editorial: Forecasting the forecasters’ future (paywalled)
Haroon Siddique (Guardian): UK asbestos firm owners ‘whitewashing reputation’ with All Blacks sponsorship



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