NZ Politics Daily: 29 November 2021

NZ Politics Daily: 29 November 2021

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Today’s content

National Party leadership
Luke Malpass (Stuff): Here is what the new leader will have to deal with
Matthew Hooton (Patreon): Mark Mitchell and Jacqui Dean (paywalled)
Richard Harman (Politik): Key and Collins push Luxon ahead (paywalled)
Damien Grant (Stuff): National leadership contender Chris Luxon is the standout candidate – so why am I worried?
Heather Du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Why Christopher Luxon should be National leader (paywalled)
Claire Trevett and Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Christopher Luxon is running, and has the edge on numbers
Bob McCroskie: The next National Party leader… where do they stand on key family issues?
Luke Malpass (Stuff): Can the National Party stop its Australian-style leadership woes?
1 News: Luxon the ‘smart choice’ for National – Jessica Mutch Mckay
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Four years of opposition: National Party’s ‘years of shame’ blamed on ‘lightweights’ and personal ambition
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): National’s next big challenge not the leadership, but unity
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Political leadership not the best medicine for Dr Shane Reti
Jack Tame (Herald): Five silver linings to National’s leadership spill of Judith Collins
Kevin Norquay (Stuff): Judith Collins is gone. What next for National?
Luke Malpass (Stuff): National Party leadership race still ‘fluid’ two days out from vote
Claire Trevett (Herald): National Party leadership – should Chris Luxon run or wait? (paywalled)
Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On National’s less than stellar choices
RNZ: ‘Disappointing’ National Party needs ‘new vision’ – Former PM
1 News: Q + A: Jim Bolger calls on new National leader to bring ‘new vision’
John Weekes (Herald): Former prime minister Jim Bolger denounces capitalism, says National Party ‘disappointing’
Janet Wilson (Stuff): Only one logical choice to set a new party course
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): John Key pleads Chris Luxon’s case in National leadership contest
Henry Cooke (Stuff): John Key says he wasn’t making calls for Luxon
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Inside the secret battle (paywalled)
Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Judith Collins may yet have last laugh on Simon Bridges (paywalled)
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Who National chooses as its next leader will decide the tone of the next election campaign
Shane Te Pou (Herald): Nats leadership battle between street fighter, man of mystery and compromise pick (paywalled)
Steven Joyce (Herald): Good can yet come from National implosion (paywalled)
Donna Miles (Stuff): Time for the National Party to embrace kindness
Anneke Smith and Russell Palmer (RNZ): Judith Collins: 20 years of the Crusher in Parliament
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Collins, National’s nuclear option, self destructs
Tess McClure (Guardian): The era of Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins ends in a blaze of fury
John Minto (Daily Blog): Judith Collins – she brought out the worst in us
Adam Burns (Local Democracy Reporting): National MP says politics ‘tough’ but doesn’t excuse sexism, bullying
Herald Editorial: Two years to rebuild the National Party (paywalled)
Whatitiri Te Wake (Māori TV): National leadership mess a reminder to focus on victims’ voices
Herald: On the Tiles: Press gallery breaks down what happened with National Party implosion
Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): National Party board denies it unanimously agreed to Collins’ Faustian bargain with Satan
Steve Braunias (Herald): The secret diary of … The Collins Gang (paywalled)
Māori TV: Peters backs Reti to fix ‘leaky’ National Party waka
Rukuwai Tipene-Allen (Māori TV): Opinion: Can the doctor save a party on life support?
Rukuwai Tipene-Allen (Māori TV): Will Shane Reti run for National leader?
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): Who should be next National Party leader?
Thomas Coughlan (Herald):  The decisions that will define the new National leader (paywalled)
Michael Bassett (Bassett, Brash and Hide): Political Coups
Liam Hehir (Newsroom): The case for Simon Bridges to rebuild National
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The simple truth is – Simon Bridges has earned a second shot
Greg Presland (The Standard): National’s factional problem
Naomii Seah (Spinoff): The National Party’s new conscience
Victor Billot (Newsroom): An Ode for .. Christopher Luxon
Lawrence Gullery (Stuff): Voters in Tauranga say it’s time for a ‘major overhaul’ of National’s leadership

Govt management of Delta outbreak
Thomas Manch (Stuff): ‘Urgent issues’: Report reveals how weaknesses in Covid-19 response were exposed by Delta variant 
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Sir Brian Roche’s searing review of Government’s handling of Delta outbreak
Irra Lee (1 News): Health system wasn’t prepared for Delta — Sir Brian Roche
RNZ: Health officials thought Delta outbreak had peaked by end of August
Zane Small (Newshub): Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield proposed ‘rest of New Zealand move to Alert Level 1’ in September
Brian Easton (Pundit): Covid As Warriors
Jamie Morton (Herald): Why NZ can limit virus deaths in 2022
Māori TV: Willie Jackson: Could we have done better?
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Why the Government moved Auckland to level 3 – and gave up on elimination
Philip Hill, Debbie Ryan, Teuila Percival (Newsroom): Why we should adopt a village model Covid-19 response
Northland Age: Professor Peter Shepherd weighs in on next steps for Covid-19 response
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear panicking civil libertarians – isn’t a pandemic the reason you have urgency?
RNZ: Survey paints picture of New Zealanders’ mood during Covid-19 restrictions
Jon Johansson (Stuff): It’ll be some time until we feel comfortable in the new normal
Kevin Norquay (Stuff): Leadership in the time of Covid is a thankless job, in politics and in sport
Cecilia Robinson (Herald): Let’s draw the line on another lockdown (paywalled)
Taroi Black (Māori TV): ‘Fluffing around’ – Māori providers waiting on funding for desperate whānau

Traffic light system, opening Auckland border
Derek Cheng (Herald): A new era for the Covid 19 Delta response – Why there are reasons for both optimism and dread (paywalled)
Rowan Quinn and Jane Patterson (RNZ): Auckland case numbers ‘inch downwards’ but expert warns that could change
Tina Ngata (E-Tangata): Why we need you to stay away this summer
RNZ: ‘Some of us will become seriously ill and some of us may die’: Ngāti Porou urge travellers to reconsider
Lawrence Gullery (Stuff): Worst-case scenario, ‘there will be deaths’ in King Country
1 News: Iwi closing pristine Northland holiday spot over Covid fears
1 News: Iwi calls for Māori vax rate to lift before opening Auckland border
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Anticipating testing times in South
Tracey Roxburgh and Cass Marrett (ODT): Queenstown’s Covid plan revealed
RNZ: Cabinet meets today to decide regions’ traffic light settings
RNZ: Which areas will the traffic light system apply to?
RNZ: Businesses get more detail on operating under traffic light system
1 News: Visitor cap altered under Red traffic light setting for spots like zoos
Michelle Cooke (RNZ): Cinemas opening in the traffic light system: What to expect
Imran Ali (Northern Advocate/Herald): Covid traffic light system causes confusion for Northland businesses (paywalled)

Health system preparedness for Covid
Cecile Meier (Stuff): Health ministry yet to respond to requests for extra funding to boost ICU capacity
Louisa Steyl (Stuff): GPs still waiting for a plan
Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Suspected Covid patients sent to green zoned shared cubicles at Hutt Hospital, former staffer claims
Mike Houhan (ODT): Minister shares thoughts on health system
Jimmy Ellingham (RNZ): MidCentral DHB ‘as well-prepared as we can be’ for Covid-19 cases
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): South Auckland GPs facing ‘burnout’ due to increased workloads
Lynn Williams (Te Whare Whero): On Public Health
Sophie Trigger (Herald): Cotton masks not allowed in Wellington hospitals, medical masks only
Maia Hart (Stuff): Covid-19 cases ‘reasonably inevitable’ in Marlborough as hospital prepares 

Mandatory vaccination, vaccine pass, incentives
Dan Satherley and Simon Shepherd (Newshub): Grant Robertson says businesses that lose customers because they refuse to use vaccine passes shouldn’t qualify for financial help
RNZ: Most police want to work alongside vaccinated staff – Coster
Anna Whyte (1 News): Vaccine mandate extended to police, more Defence Force staff
Zane Small (Newshub): Police COVID-19 vaccine mandate: Deputy PM Grant Robertson not worried about losing cops despite 14 pct unvaxxed
Matthew Tso (Stuff): Ministry of Social Development to make decision on mandatory vaccination policy for staff by Christmas 
RNZ: Many pharmacies will now print hard copies of vaccine passes
RNZ: New options to get My Vaccine Pass as demand high
Katie Stephenson (1 News): Vaccine pass rollout leaving some people behind
Herald: 2 million vax passes issued, chemist shops and postal options added
John Anthony (Stuff): Businesses should ‘tread carefully’ if publicising vaccinated staff, lawyer says
Nadine Porter (Stuff): Team of five million no more – what life will look like for the unvaccinated
Mike Munro (Herald):  Repressed by vaccine rules? Tell it to Monty Python (paywalled)
Delilah Whaitiri (Herald): AstraZeneca vaccine may bring teachers back, principal says
Herewini Waikato (Māori TV): No vax, no holiday in Te Whānau ā Apanui
RNZ: Major hotel chain only allowing fully vaccinated guests
Whena Owen (1 News): Unvaccinated Karamea residents prepare for life on the fringes
Hannah Martin (Stuff): Handful of District Health Board members across NZ not vaccinated
Tom Dillane (Herald): Fifth, small anti-vax mandate protest at Auckland Domain

Vaccine rollout
RNZ: Pasifika communities reach ‘key vaccination milestones’
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Wellington the second health board to reach 90 per cent Covid-19 vaccination status 
Steven Walton (Stuff): ‘Just got to keep trying’: Covid vaccine uptake slows in parts of South Island
Leilani Momoisea (RNZ): ‘I know God is here’ – Tokaikolo church takes vaccination to congregation
Te Aorewa Rolleston (RNZ): 20 Waikato health providers unite to boost Māori vaccination rates
RNZ: More than 450,000 New Zealanders eligible for booster shots by year’s end
Stuff:  Booster shots available from tomorrow for those due, Dr Ashley Bloomfield says
RNZ: Healthcare workers line up for booster shots
Herald: Christmas in mind for crowds getting vaccine
RNZ: Last-minute rush for pre-Christmas vaccinations
Stuff: What the Covid vaccine tells us about the future of humanity

Cases, demographics, Contact Tracing, testing 
Keith Lynch (Stuff): Just how deadly is the virus? 
Jamie Morton (Herald): Unvaccinated 25 times more likely to be hospitalised, modelling shows
RNZ: Vaccinations protecting against spread in large household
Adam Jacobson (Stuff): No cases linked to Auckland public transport, despite over 170 trips listed as locations of interest
Scott Yeoman (Stuff): Inside the engine room of a local contact-tracing effort, as Covid cases rise in the regions
1 News: Covid-19 patient in their 80s dies in Auckland
Māori TV: Māori and Pacific higher ratios of hospitalisations and deaths – Dr Rawiri Taonui
Māori TV: Māori hospitalisations double in one month – Dr Rawiri Taonui
Herald: Child tests positive in Christchurch home quarantine
Gianina Schwanecke (Herald): Second case in Hawke’s Bay, more locations of interest revealed
RNZ: Hawke’s Bay Covid-19 case confirmed after routine swab at hospital
1 News: Canterbury Covid case that flew from Auckland classified as border case
Troels Sommerville (Stuff): Traffic up 50 per cent on Auckland roads since move to alert level 3.2
James ussher and Philip Hall (Newsroom): What Covid-19 testing should look like
Lynley Ward (Herald): Auckland test results taking up to five days
Ian Taylor (Herald): Nine questions for the Prime Minister about Covid tests in NZ (paywalled)

NZ border, MIQ, Home Isolation
Cushla Norman (1 News): NZ Army sees spike in troops leaving force over MIQ burnout
Mostafa Rachwani and Caitlin Cassidy (Guardian): ‘New Zealand will be the loser’: travel sector bemoans slow reopening
John Anthony (Stuff): New Zealand’s border reopening plans could wipe out $100m worth of business tourism
Maiki Sherman (1 News): Opinion: We all need New Zealand to reopen to the world
Dan Satherley (Newshub): National calls for border to open to vaccinated tourists, without isolation, ‘now’
Herald Editorial: Border steps reflect juggling act with Covid response changes (paywalled)
Sapeer Mayron (Stuff): Māori home isolation scheme needs $20m to carry on
Anne Gibson (Herald): Health Ministry releases new apartment isolation guideline (paywalled)
George Block (Stuff): Three years until Army at pre-Covid strength as MIQ drives military resignations
George Block (Stuff): Woman at Jet Park MIQ allegedly spits in soldier’s face

Omicron variant
Jamie Ensor and Lucy Warhurst (Newshub): New Zealand limits travel as Omicron causes alarm globally
RNZ: New Zealand bans travel from 9 southern African countries
1 News: Epidemiologist says uncertainty awaits as Omicron emerges
Alex Braae (1 News): Much still to learn about worrying Omicron variant: Expert
Reuters (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is prepared for COVID-19 variants as Omicron causes chaos
Adam Jacobson (Stuff): Government ‘confident’ new Omicron Covid variant hasn’t entered NZ
Herald Editorial: New Covid Omicron variant pushes us into wait-and-see mode (paywalled)
Herald: Omicron variant now in Britain; New Zealand deems nine southern Africa countries ‘very high risk’, restricts travel
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Epidemiologist Michael Baker says travel restrictions should be considered
1 News: Short travel ban will buy countries time to fight new Covid variant – WHO
Damien Venuto (Herald): ‘Red on the screen’: How hard will Omicron hit New Zealand share market?(paywalled)
Scott Palmer (Newshub): David Seymour calls for Government to be ‘honest and real’ in face of Omicron variant
RNZ: NZ’s tough border controls may protect against new variant – Prof Baker
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): New Zealand in ‘good position’ to combat new Omicron variant – Ministry of Health
1 News: New Covid variant likely to spread quicker than Delta – immunologist
Herald: Case numbers continue to plateau, Omicron variant raises concerns
RNZ: New Zealand well placed to detect and contain new Omicron Covid variant – expert
RNZ: ‘At the moment, we don’t know’ much about Omicron – virologist
Spinoff: Siouxsie Wiles explains the Omicron variant of Covid-19
RNZ: Omicron variant: US, Canada, EU block flights from Africa

Peter Wilson (RNZ): Week in Politics: What was Judith Collins really thinking?
Phil Smith (RNZ): The House: Red, green, blue, yellow? Parliament’s Covid traffic lights
Phil Smith (RNZ): The House: Coaching the troops: Parliament’s Speaker on improving process
Stuff: A pre-Christmas panic descends on Parliament, and for Judith Collins’ opponents there’s an early present
Jarrod Gilbert (Herald):  Why Act’s David Seymour should be the happiest person in NZ (paywalled)
Reuters (Guardian): Ride on, baby: NZ politician cycles to hospital to give birth – for the second time
1 News: Green MP Julie Anne Genter cycles to hospital to give birth, again
RNZ: Julie Ann Genter cycles to hospital to give birth
William Hewett (Newshub): Green MP Julie Anne Genter reveals remarkable story about giving birth to baby girl
Brittney Deguara (Stuff): Green MP Julie Anne Genter cycles to hospital while in labour – again
Daily Blog: The Working Group – the Newest & Greatest weekly political podcast not funded by NZ on Air with Simon Bridges, David Seymour & Damien Grant 
Audrey Young (Herald): Talent pool for Cabinet should be expanded to outsiders say policy experts(paywalled)
Mike Puru (Herald): Why politics is not my game (paywalled)

Geraden Cann (Stuff): Mega Landlords: Over 22,100 homes owned by small group of very large investors
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Mega landlord describes ‘rot’ in a housing market that advantages investors
Paul Mitchell (Stuff): Massey University report finds Manawatū house affordability declines 58 per cent over past year
Simon Wilson (Herald):  The battle to make the housing bill better (paywalled)
RNZ: The Detail: The hiccups in the housing intensification Bill
Liz McDonald (Stuff): Can Christchurch build up instead of out without spoiling the Garden City? 
Mat Brown (Herald):  Good design will help our cities grow up, not out (paywalled)
Ethan Te Ora (Stuff): Tenant advocate: Can’t solve a housing crisis by creating more homelessness
Mitchell Alexander (Newshub): Mass rally in Wellington pressures Government to extend income-related rent subsidy to council housing tenants
RNZ: Iwi-led housing project in Napier to be fast-tracked
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Here’s why some people own a home but still choose to rent
Daniel Smith (Stuff): LVR restrictions turning more buyers to non-bank lenders
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Lenders want to know how much you spend on Uber, Netflix and visits to the pub(paywalled)
Jane Clifton (Listener): Housing market’s perverse prospect is enough homes, not enough affordable ones(paywalled)
Lane Nichols (Herald): Kāinga Ora: The human cost of living next to neighbours from hell
Herald: Kāinga Ora’s Andrew McKenzie: Stepping up the response to housing need (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: Kāinga Ora state housing issues a barometer of our society (paywalled)
Oliver Lewis (BusinessDesk): ‘Game changer’ for public housing supply

Economy, business, wage subsidy
David Williams (Newsroom): Wage subsidy review: What’s in, what’s out of scope
Cameron Bagrie (Stuff): Why the Reserve Bank isn’t spineless and birdbrained
Liam Dann (Herald):  Why higher interest rates will be a big relief (paywalled)
Liam Dann (Herald): The great divide: Why are NZ interest rates so much higher than Australia?(paywalled)
Mark Lister (Bay of Plenty Times):  OCR hikes – this is going to hurt (paywalled)
Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): The 2022 economic ‘muddle’, and a world that is not getting back to normal
Hamish Rutherford (Herald):  Of course the rich get richer, if you discount those who have fallen on hard times (paywalled)
RNZ: Inflation weighs down consumer spending – Report
Herald: Gisborne’s Rhythm and Vines: Ticketholders demand answers, petition launched to cancel festival
Doug Laing (Hawkes Bay Today): Bay View Market cancelled after Napier City Council rejects Covid plan(paywalled)
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Christmas keeps getting more expensive
Lincoln Tan (Herald): Paradise Buffet shuts: Is Covid killing the all-you-can-eat buffet?
RNZ: Tax changes causing confusion for property investors

Three Waters, local government
Tony Gavigan (Stuff): Fresh thinking needed on Three Waters
Tom O’Connor (Stuff): Miracle needed to rescue Three Waters, an unpopular and controversial project
Felix Desmarais (Local Democracy Reporting): Māori ward process ‘manipulated’ to achieve desired outcome – councillor
Grant Miller (ODT): Hawkins under pressure from all sides
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Greater Wellington Regional Council plans housing around public transport
Joel MacManus (Stuff): Wellington mayor says sorry for second-guessing council boss in Shelly Bay dispute
Caley Callahan (Newshub): Christchurch Convention Centre not expected to be moneymaker, requires Government funding
Kiri Gillespie (Herald): Bay of Plenty regional councillor Stacey Rose will not seek re-election after ‘abuse’, ‘ageism’ (paywalled)
Gary Hamilton-Irvine (Herald): Hastings District Council has no plan to bring $205 million debt back to zero (paywalled)
Gary Hamilton-Irvine (Herald): Napier Council to borrow $300 million after years of ‘under-investment in assets’ (paywalled)
Sam Olley (RNZ): Mixed feelings after Whangārei waterfront development rejected
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): Whangārei council abandons contentious Oruku Landing conference and event centre
Lawrence Gullery (Stuff): Stoic rural deputy mayors paid up to $90,000 less than their mayoral counterparts
Lawrence Gullery (Stuff): Councils and the private sector in battle to hire staff as job market tightens
Emily Ireland (RNZ): Community board alarmed over impact of rates increases on hard-up residents
Hamish MacLean (ODT): ORC code of conduct not up to job, QC says
Hamish MacLean (ODT): Councillors push back against ORC rates hike, seek cap

Health, ACC
David Fisher (Herald): Breast cancer claims Pharmac fighter Wiki Mulholland as inquiry into drug-buying agency to be released
George Heagney (Manawatū Standard): Breast cancer drug advocate Wiki Mulholland dies
Kathy Spencer  (Herald): Why we have raw sewage in hospital walls (paywalled)
Will Trafford (Māori TV): First wahine Māori to head Pharmac advisory board
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Smoking in car with children now officially banned
Eric Crampton (Stuff): Burden of proof is on Medsafe to justify its existence
Matthew Rosenberg (Local Democracy Reporting): ‘Seriously concerned’: residents come out in force over off-license application
Jimmy Ellingham (RNZ): Patients with mental health needs: DHB blames poor rating on difficulty of filling liaison role
Jake McKee (RNZ): Covid-19 lockdown highlights ‘ridiculous’ Pharmac rule for access to safe sex drug
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): ‘This is the first time we have seen a Māori doctor’: What reduced a trainee doctor to tears
RNZ: Rest home owners consider closing instead of upgrading leaky building
Lauren Hendricksen (Newshub): ‘A tsunami of need’: Nearly half of psychiatrists would quit their job if they could
Tina Law (Stuff): Christchurch’s water could still be chlorinated even with an exemption 
Esther Ashby-Coventry (Stuff): South Canterbury support services make stand on End of Life Act

Graham Adams (Kiwiblog): A professor without honour in his own country
Damien Grant (Stuff):  Pillorising academics for their views is mob rule triumphing over reason
Jamie Morton (Herald): Should NZ’s PhD researchers be working at below minimum wage?

Tina Morrison (Stuff): Bosses of our biggest companies earn up to 40 times more than their workers
RNZ: Countdown distribution workers win pay rise after striking
Theresa Gattung (Herald): Gender pay gap – Why New Zealand women are effectively working for free from today (paywalled)

Environment, conservation
Rod Oram (Newsroom): Our climate promises are vapourware
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Documents reveal scale of change needed to cut emissions
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): NZ could buy carbon reduction credits more cheaply than domestic action – study
Laura James (1 News): Whales in Hauraki Gulf consume millions of microplastics each day – study
David Williams (Newsroom): ‘Negligent’ DoC lets cattle in national park
Marena Mane (Māori TV): Ngāi Tahu withdraws legal action after agreement reached over reclassification of Whenua Kaitiakitanga
RNZ: Merger set to clean up the waste industry
Ethan Griffiths (Herald): Horizons investigating earthworks on Whanganui River bank (paywalled)
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Extinction Rebellion members ‘receive summons’ over action

Primary industries, Groundswell protests
Stuff Editorial: Pick up a phone, Prime Minister
RNZ: Farmers urged to complete checklist in case they test positive for Covid

Yousef Obidi (Stuff): ‘You are free’: What it felt like to flee Afghanistan for a new life in New Zealand
Corazon Miller (1 News): Immigration NZ apologises to engaged couple over border rules

Justice, corrections, crime
Conor Whitten (Newshub): Prison watchdog blasts Corrections over lack of access to rehabilitation
Khylee Quince (Stuff): ‘Three Strikes’ created a gap between law and justice
Māori TV: ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’ – Māori lawyer on current court climate
Kingi Snelgar (E-Tangata): Why can’t all courts be like this?
Miriam Burrell (Herald): ‘Houses are getting shot up, people gunned down’: More than 900 firearm offences this year

Foreign Affairs, defence
Maiki Sherman (1 News): Opinion: Mahuta adds Māori influence to traditionally Pākehā foreign affairs
Lucy Craymer (Stuff): Nanaia Mahuta dives into foreign diplomacy
RNZ: Nanaia Mahuta discusses international relations with US Secretary of State
Māori TV: Mahuta discusses ‘deepening’ links between Māori and Canada’s indigenous peoples
RNZ: Govt announces $100m support package for Cook Islands and Fiji
Andrew Macfarlane (1 News): NZDF confirms Chinese spy ship entered NZ ‘economic zone’
Thomas Manch (Stuff): US warship arrives in Wellington Harbour for ‘official engagement’ with Defence Force
RNZ: New Zealand ‘deeply concerned’ over Solomon Islands riots

Colin Peacock (RNZ): Just fed-up farmers? Or ‘radical right in gumboots’?
Colin Peacock (RNZ): New collective bid to make tech titans pay for NZ news
Damien Venuto (Herald): Media v tech giants: Minister urges Google, Facebook to come to negotiating table (paywalled)
Hayden Donnell (RNZ): Midweek Mediawatch: Soper’s simmering stand-off
Māori TV: New podcast shares 100-year history of Māori radio

Michael Wood (Spinoff): Auckland light rail will be far from cheap, but the cost of inaction will be higher
Kerry Prendergast (Stuff):  Squeakiest wheels aren’t the ones to get city moving
Kate Green (Stuff): Which Let’s Get Wellington Moving plan is really best for the climate?
Paul Mitchell (Stuff): Safety improvements to notorious SH1 stretch will restrain but not stop the ‘taniwha’, residents say

Erebus memorial
Adam Jacobson (Stuff): Prime minister ‘absolutely committed’ to National Erebus Memorial construction, despite protests
Dan Moloney (Herald): Planned Erebus memorial should go ahead (paywalled)
RNZ: Families of Erebus victims concerned and upset by protests over memorial

Susan St John (Daily Blog): What could possibly go wrong next?
RNZ: Almost 6000 switch benefits after welfare policy change
Paul Little (BusinessDesk): All things being unequal – author Max Rashbrooke on class, wealth and poverty in NZ
Māori TV: Why our babies are still dying at our hands
Peter Griffin (Stuff): Science is the best system to determine reality
Laura Mills (Greymouth Star): Public image campaign for coal launched
Eva Corlett (Guardian): Long fight for justice ends as New Zealand treaty recognises Moriori people
David Fisher and Jared Savage (Herald): Auckland mall attack: Spy briefings reveal ‘Lone Wolf’ terrorist wanted books on martyrdom before prison release (paywalled)
André Chumko (Stuff): Heritage systems in Aotearoa not functioning effectively – report
John Edwards (Listener/Herald):  What is privacy? (paywalled)
Will Trafford (Māori TV): Police raid Mataharehare protest site; remove tents, serve trespass noticeZ:Police boost presence in Tasman district
University of Auckland: Matike Mai Te Hiaroa: Ihumātao and just relationships
Māori TV: Pacific unit brings together new set of language support
Corinne Seals (Stuff): Linguistic racism causes lasting damage