NZ Politics Daily: 5 May 2021

NZ Politics Daily: 5 May 2021

He Puapua document and the National Party
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Whose race card is this anyway? Judith Collins and David Seymour both appear to have found the same wedge issue
Graham Adams (Stuff): Ardern on a hot tin roof over He Puapua plan to share power with Māori
Claire Trevett (Herald): Judith Collins’ has grabbed the agenda on ‘separatism’, the PM needs to grab it back (paywalled)
Jade Kake (Stuff): Sorry, Judith, you’re wrong about the Treaty and property rights
Richard Harman: Keeping He Puapua from Winston and Shane (paywalled)
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): He Puapua wasn’t released over concern it could be misconstrued as Government policy – Jacinda Ardern
Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): He Puapua: The Indigenous peoples report that caused a NZ political ruckus
Michael Neilson (Herald): He Puapua: Draft Cabinet paper revealed over Māori self-determination report
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Andrew Little says he moved to create Māori Health Authority without reading report Judith Collins says inspired it
Zane Small (Newshub): Judith Collins’ claims about Government acting on He Puapua Māori co-governance report thrown into doubt by Andrew Little
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Draft cabinet paper on future of He Puapua report revealed
1News: Collins says her speech about ‘separate systems’ for Māori well-received by National party members and MPs
RNZ: He Puapua report: Government has nothing to hide – Ardern
The Civilian: Collins warns Government is planning separatist New Zealand with special car parks and gender segregated bathrooms

China and New Zealand
Tess McClure (The Guardian): New Zealand draws back from calling Chinese abuses of Uyghurs genocide
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Trade Minister Damien O’Connor warns parliamentary debate on Xinjiang ‘genocide’ would damage trade
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Labour waters down ACTs Xinjiang ‘genocide’ parliamentary motion
Michael Neilson (Herald): Labour has ‘genocide’ term removed from debate over Uighur abuses
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): Uighur genocide declaration a big test for PM
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern, Judith Collins coy on question of genocide against Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang ahead of caucus discussions
Newstalk ZB: David Seymour: We shouldn’t care about trade and declare a genocide in China
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Greens to back ACT motion to debate whether China committing genocide against Uighurs in Xinjiang
Herald: Greens back motion to vote over Uighur ‘genocide’ declaration in Xinjiang, China
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Uyghurs: MPs to consider declaration of genocide in China
Herald: Editorial – NZ’s trade and diplomacy tightrope with China (paywalled)
Natasha Hamilton-Hart (Stuff): The China Challenge: US-China tensions create dilemmas for New Zealand
Michael Reddell: Fearful or values-free?
Andrea Fox (Herald): China’s audit of apple export sites over, now we wait as seafood halts continue(paywalled)
No Right Turn: The Greens worry about morality, Labour worries about trade
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Conflict with China is coming – why NZ shouldn’t declare Genocide
Keith Rankin: Calling Out China

Government Implementation Unit
Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): If you need to create a new ‘Implementation Unit’, what is everyone doing now?
Luke Malpass (Stuff): Release the deliverologists! Where did Labour’s new ‘implementation unit’ even come from?
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): A Minister of Delivery won’t be enough
Stuff: Editorial – New powers for the Minister of Delivery
Jason Walls (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern fends off Opposition attacks saying her Govt ‘couldn’t even deliver Uber eats’

Parliament and parties
Derek Cheng (Herald): Speaker Trevor Mallard and the false rape claim – the ‘truth’ revealed
RNZ: Trevor Mallard accuses man of sexual assault in Parliament debate
Roy Mogan: New Zealand Government lead over Opposition down to 14% in April – smallest lead since January 2020
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Roy Morgan poll – Labour 41.5% National 29.5%
David Farrar: Latest poll

Budget 2021
Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Grant Robertson finds spare billion bucks for Budget 2021 but no word on how much for Māori
Tess McClure (The Guardian): New Zealand moves on from ‘wellbeing budget’ to focus on Covid recovery
Richard Prebble (Herald): Why Grant Robertson is the worst Finance Minister since Robert Muldoon(paywalled)
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Robertson’s $1b bonus for Budget Day
Jason Walls (Herald): The Government won’t move to pay down debt faster despite ‘better-than-expected‘ books
Zane Small (Newshub): Budget 2021: Judith Collins rips into Deputy PM Grant Robertson’s new spending oversight ‘implementation unit’
Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Robertson prepares Budget with $42 billion cash in the bank
Brent Edwards (NBR): Budget focus on spending-fiscal responsibility balance (paywalled)
Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): Budget 2021: Govt to reprioritise nearly $1b (paywalled)

The NBR List
Peter Williams (Magic Talk): Is making money a bad thing?
Steven Cowan: Woke capitalism wants to be your friend
Tim Hunter (NBR): New Zealand’s foreign fans (paywalled)
Dita De Boni (NBR): Kiwis coining it in foreign countries (paywalled)

Welfare and inequality
Louise Humpage (The Conversation): If New Zealand can radically reform its health system, why not do the same for welfare?
Melanie Carroll (Stuff): Working for Families falls behind wage rises: Child Poverty Action Group
Lana Andelane (Newshub): Free school lunches: One free meal a day means one less thing on parents’ plates – Kiwi mum

Housing crisis
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Westpac NZ boss predicts when property investor rule change could start to bite(paywalled)
Eleisha Foon (RNZ): First signs of New Zealand housing market slowing – new report
Greg Ninness (Interest): Foreign owners selling NZ residential properties at twice the rate they’re buying
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Property values accelerate across New Zealand in April
Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online: Māori perceptions of ‘home’: Māori housing needs, wellbeing and policy

Economy and work
Nick Truebridge (RNZ): Govt’s 20k shovel-ready jobs promise ‘too good to be true’ – mayor
Oscar Francis (Spinoff): The case to divest the NZ economy of hobbits
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): Infrastructure plans facing ‘significant cost escalation’ (paywalled)
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): ‘Critical worker’ border exemptions: Entertainment industry about 12% of approvals
Aimee Shaw (Herald): How New Zealand’s small business economy is faring a year after Covid began(paywalled)
Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): NZ Bus lockout could be an equal and opposite reaction to striking drivers

Speech regulation
David Cohen (Newsroom): A word with the lynch mob
Emile Donovan (RNZ): Treading a line between hate speech and free speech
Teuila Fuatai (Herald): What council action on alt-right duo Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux tells us(paywalled)

Local government
Moana Ellis (Stuff): Mayor says local government review will find ‘major systemic’ flaws
Todd Niall (Stuff): Climate change: Lawyers say Auckland plan is ‘unlawful’ and emissions-boosting
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): Overwhelming support for Māori wards in Hawke’s Bay
Sharon Fergusson (1News): Emotional scenes as Far North District Council votes yes on Māori wards

Environment and energy
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Tiwai Point eyed up for hydrogen production
No Right Turn: The police’s “emissions-free fleet” strategy
RNZ: Oceanex Energy eyes Taranaki for offshore wind farms
Debbie Ngarewa-Packer (Herald): Taranaki seabed mining efforts meet grassroots resistance (paywalled)
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Running dry: NZ works to avert a winter energy crisis
David Williams (Newsroom): ‘Zombie’ project advances, despite minister firing shots

RNZ: Andrew Little not pleased with Children’s Commissioner comments on potential Pharmac move
Derek Cheng (Herald): No amnesty for thousands of users or suppliers of illicit medicinal cannabis – Andrew Little
Cathy Odgers: Getting your “Big Girls” pants on

Amy Williams (RNZ): Five wealthy investors granted border exemptions, then residency
Rob Stock (Stuff): Migrants face 20-year wait for pension
No Right Turn: Labour adopts NZ First’s racism

Colin Craig
Alison Mau (Stuff): Colin Craig loses appeal against ruling he sexually harassed former press secretary
David Fisher (Herald): Colin Craig: Sexual harassment finding upheld – again – as he says a return to politics is possible (paywalled)
Sarah Robson (RNZ): Colin Craig loses appeal in long sexual harrassment saga

Media, communications and information
Mark Rickerby (1/200): Measuring Media Bias
Stephen Parker (Newsroom): Big underspend in media rescue package

Philip McKibbin (The Guardian): New Zealand treats animals inhumanely – but it could become a world leader in their welfare
Edward Miller (Newsroom): A people’s vaccine the best way NZ can support India
Thomas Manch (Stuff): New Zealand navy will join British flotilla on tour through East Asia, defence minister says
Cam Calder (Herald): History of NZ curriculum woefully lacking in detail (paywalled)
Derek Cheng (Herald): National MP Simeon Brown ties death threats to Marama Davidson’s visit to Mongrel Mob
Zane Small (Newshub): Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson defends visit to Waikato Mongrel Mob gang pad
Anjum Rahman (Spinoff): Widening the definition of terrorism won’t help the communities most at risk
Andrew McRae (RNZ): Life in state-run boys’ homes: ‘These were cells … all you could hear was the screams’
Mikaela Wilkes (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s doodle artwork up for sale