Political Roundup: 28 October 2022

Political Roundup: 28 October 2022

Items of interest and importance today

Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Election 2023 – it’ll be the economy again, stupid!
Matthew Hooton (Herald): Why aren’t politicians taking frightening challenges seriously?(paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Calls grow for monthly inflation update, to reduce risk of interest rate blunder
Liam Dann (Herald): Adrian Orr: Beating inflation will mean higher unemployment
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Orr: How much unemployment is needed to tame inflation ‘a global problem’
RNZ: Inflation response: Orr warns employment prospects to be increasingly compromised
Andy Fyers (BusinessDesk): Leading indicator points to easing inflation (paywalled)
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Cost of living crisis: Government pours cold water over calls for student loan repayment holiday
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): ANZ CEO defends record profit and warns of ‘dark clouds’ ahead (paywalled)
1News: Expert explains why banks making big profits isn’t a bad thing
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ANZ records first $2b profit
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): ANZ NZ annual profit surges 20% boosted by rising income and hedging gains
RNZ: ANZ’s record full-year net profit: ‘NZ has been far more resilient than expected’
Jonathan Mitchell (NBR): Bank head credits strong economy for ANZ’s record profit(paywalled)
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): 57% of ANZ mortgage customers still to face rate shock(paywalled)
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Slower population growth won’t have big impact on house prices
RNZ: Wage growth slows but sales growth strong, report shows
Aimee Shaw (Stuff): Small business sales increase by twice rate of inflation
RNZ: More businesses failing as Covid financial lifelines end – ‘Costs are up, it’s hard to find workers’
Katie Townshend (Stuff): Bus service for the West Coast suspended as summer season kicks off
Melanie Carroll (Stuff): Govt ‘relentless’ in applying GST, tax expert says
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): IRD crackdown on foreign income nets extra $19m in tax

Ian Powell: Uber, the ‘lure’ and carve-outs
Rebecca Macfie (Newsroom): A big win, six years after her death
John Weekes (Herald): Fairer future or recipe for disaster? Restaurant Association kicks up stink on fair pay agreement (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: Problems ahead for business with passing of Fair Pay Agreements Bill(paywalled)
David Farrar: Labour passes union enrichment law
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Fair Pay Agreements confirm Govt doesn’t understand simple economics
Melanie Carroll (Stuff): Will the minimum wage rise again next year? Government to get advice ‘shortly’
John Weekes (Herald): Hotel worker’s Covid layoff and two-year debt trap ordeal finally almost over as payout ordered (paywalled)
Victoria Young (BusinessDesk): Inside Talley’s WorkSafe probe (paywalled)
RNZ: Nationwide strikes: Govt told to give pay parity to community nurses

Max Rashbrooke (Spinoff): How to hide a million dollars in politics
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Christopher Luxon’s everyman campaign has begun
Brent Edwards (NBR): Crises, car rebates and fair pay (paywalled)
Steven Cowan: Jacinda Ardern: The failure of centrism 
Michael Neilson (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern on Antarctica, climate change research and why she brought partner Clarke Gayford
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern in Antarctica while New Zealand’s presence in the region is at a ‘critical juncture’
ODT: Ardern defends decision to take Clarke Gayford to Antarctica
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Support growing for changes to how Parliament runs
Raf Manji (Stuff): Sunak’s success a challenge for New Zealand on diversity
Herald: Minister of Justice Kiri Allan hits back at online critic

Molly Swfit (Newshub): Labour’s Willie Jackson slams woman who attacked Jacinda Ardern’s office, says there’s ‘violent’ shift in political debate
Ben Leahy (Herald): Attack on PM’s office comes as fears grow over politicians’ safety
Lynley Ward (Herald): Woman arrested after sword attack on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s electorate office
Katie Ham (Stuff): Woman arrested after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Auckland electoral office damaged
1News: Woman arrested after Ardern’s electorate office attacked
Guardian: Woman arrested after attack on Jacinda Ardern’s office in Auckland

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Understaffed hospitals lose radiology accreditation, but keep accepting patients
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: ‘Absolute failure’ – The big concern facing the health sector right now
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): National calls on WorkSafe to investigate Middlemore Hospital’s troubled ED
1News: Calls grow for more Māori, Pasifika anaesthetic technicians
Emma Russell (Herald): Suicide amongst doctors: Fears more health professionals could be lost as strain on hospitals continues
RNZ: Covid-19 transmission from cruise ship can be mitigated – modeller
Herald: New Omicron infections jump by 1500 in 24-hour period
Tony Farrell (Bay of Plenty Times): Alcohol-related harm can be reduced – if we act(paywalled)
1News: Govt sends out urgent nationwide alert on vaping products

Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown’s media strategy: Read my words
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Wayne Brown claims councillors have his back
Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Auckland Transport responds to Wayne Brown’s open letter in all-staff meeting
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Ports of Auckland takeover: Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown tells foreign port company business is not for sale
Gabrielle McCulloch (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown’s second in command – who is Desley Simpson?
RNZ: Desley Simpson named Auckland’s deputy mayor
Glenn McLean (Taranaki Daily News): ‘An absolute joke’: Overseas voters have no say, as papers arrive weeks after voting closes
Lois Williams (Newsroom): West Coast land plan in the firing line
Joanne Naish (Stuff): ‘Lean and efficient’: Grey District Council proposes to disetablish 17 roles, create nine new ones
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Three Waters will ensure fluoride is correctly added to water supplies, NZ Dental Association hopes
Tumamao Harawira (Te Ao – Māori News): Water and Māori engagement top of list for first wahine regional chair

Gordon Campbell: On being rich, white and detained in Iran
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Iranian Kiwi wants Government to cut diplomatic ties with Iran as minister calls for investigation
David Fisher (Herald): Analysis: What globetrotting influencers walked into – and how they got away (paywalled)
Herald: In The Loop: Expedition Earth influencers Topher Richwhite and Bridget Thackwray – why the media didn’t report they were missing
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): ‘Quiet diplomacy’ questions after NZ couple released from Iran
RNZ: Foreigners at more risk of detention as ‘revolution’ unfolds in Iran – academic
Thomas Manch (Stuff): New Zealand couple held in Iran ‘extremely relieved’ to be back with family
RNZ: NZ couple held in Iran ‘relieved and happy’ to be back with family
Herald: ‘Extremely relieved’: Kiwi couple break their silence after release from Iran
Rebekah Armstrong (Herald): Iran’s cry for ‘women, life and freedom’ must also be New Zealand’s call (paywalled)

Claire Trevett (Herald): Phil Goff on his London posting, the prospect of a Luxon-led Government, Trevor Mallard and King Charles (paywalled)
Claire Trevett (Herald): Former Auckland Mayor Phil Goff confirmed as top diplomat in London
Adam Pearse (Herald): Govt expected to take over Greens MP’s motion to condemn Iran after Act’s stonewalling
Charlotte Cook (RNZ): Ukraine war casualty Dominic Abelen not included in handover of bodies from Russia

RNZ: Passenger rail campaigners creating ‘enormous inconvenience’ for thousands, transport minister says
Leighton Heikell (Newshub): Transport Minister Michael Wood ignores Wellington rail protesters’ demands
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Politicians shut down submission from rail protesters ‘acting illegally’ on Wellington motorway
Erin Gourley and Anna Whyte (Stuff): Climate protesters’ select committee presentation derailed
Katie Green and Kirsty Frame (RNZ): Rail supporters stage protest on SH1 gantry in Wellington
Suraya Sidhu Singh (Spinoff): Ten popular myths about passenger rail in New Zealand
Katie McVicar (NBR): Fletcher Building boss views rail as a ‘needed solution’ (paywalled)
Will Harvie (Stuff): Tax on ebikes is 64%, tax on car parks is 0%

Michelle Duff (Stuff): How to spot a terrorist: NZ spy service releases public guidelines
Michelle Duff (Stuff): Children joking about carrying out terrorist attacks concerning, NZ spy boss says
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Spies: Possible violence during routine law enforcement

1News: Govt announces community fund to strengthen NZ’s social cohesion
Anjum Rahman (Spinoff): The social cohesion framework should be applied to government first

1News: Govt introduces bill to provide independent oversight of NZDF
RNZ: Legislation for Defence Force watchdog introduced at Parliament
No Right Turn: This is not how you build trust

RNZ: New Zealand opposes seabed mining in international waters
Olivia Wannan (Stuff): Which countries are the climate heroes and villains this year?
RNZ: Tūhoe kaumātua says some of community not consulted on removal of Te Urewera DOC huts
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): DOC’s 2023 national predator eradication work to focus on West Coast

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Eliminating The Racism Virus
Newshub: New Zealand academics disagree with Richard Dawkins’ dismissal of mātauranga Māori as science
Aaron Dahmen (Herald): Govt ministry spends $100k on new website – then scraps it
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Abuse in Care Inquiry commissioner Julia Steenson departs
Gerhard Uys (Stuff): Ice on the walls: Some farmworkers are getting a rotten housing deal
Gerhard Uys (Stuff): Egg prices rise as chickens move to roomier digs
Peata Melbourne (Te Ao – Māori News): Government appoints chief advisor of Māori New Year
Stuff: ‘Incompetent’: Ex-Black Fern slates NZ Rugby for blunder over schedule clash with All Blacks
RNZ: Only one in five households prepared for natural disaster, survey finds
Stefan Dimitrof (Te Ao – Māori News): Māori need seats at the aerospace industry growth table