Political Roundup: 2 November 2022

Political Roundup: 2 November 2022

Items of interest and importance today

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Nearly $6b in National’s planned tax cuts for richest 5 per cent according to union analysis
Thomas Manch (Stuff): CTU attacks National’s ‘massive and uncosted’ tax cut plan; National rejects ‘false assumptions’
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Christopher Luxon defends National tax policy after analysis finds for every $1 bottom half of earners get back, top 5 pct get $10
Tom Pullar Strecker (Stuff): Government goes silent on big tax debate 6 months after promising consultations
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): National thinks Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr appears to have breached rule by speaking after receiving market information (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Cost of living: Economist Cameron Bagrie warns Kiwis need to lose jobs to get inflation under control
William Hewett (Newshub): Economist warns significant Official Cash Rate hikes likely if wages continue to rise, unemployment drops
Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): Tight labour market will make 75 basis point rate hike inevitable (paywalled)
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): By the numbers: Pay rises swallowed by inflation but tax bills rise anyway
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Cheat sheet: Where to turn if you’re broke and struggling
Katie Todd (RNZ): MBIE chips in on $4m bailout for Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): Treasury plays funny buggers over Kiwibank’s $2.1b price(paywalled)
Brigitte Morten (NBR): Back to bashing the rich – companies, that is (paywalled)
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): Taxing super profits – how much is too much? (paywalled)
Kate Green (RNZ): Wellington bus drivers unlikely to see pay increase until mid-2023, despite govt funding boost
Cameron Smith (Herald): Global giant Unilever keeping four-day working week in NZ after trial
Daniel Smith (Stuff): Four-day working week a life-changer for young mother
David Burton (Stuff): The judgment that sent a ‘seismic wave’ through Uber
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Māori voices left out as New Zealand’s space sector grows
André Chumko (Stuff): Screen Production Grant review making producers ‘incredibly nervous’
Tess McClure (Guardian): New Zealand authorities apologise for encouraging parents to ‘tax’ Halloween sweets

Karen Rutherford (Newshub): Woman in Hamilton emergency housing motel raped by gang members with her children nearby, sister says
Joseph Los’e and Rachel Maher (Herald): ‘They forgot about us’: Family of 13 placed in one-bedroom motel units after fire highlights dire emergency housing crisis
Rayssa Almedia (RNZ): Rotorua residents say ‘no more’ to emergency housing
Kelly Makiha (Rotorua Daily Post): Out-of-town homeless overwhelming Rotorua’s emergency health services, GP tells resource consent hearing
Kelly Makiha (Rotorua Daily Post): Rotorua Seventh-day Adventist School students fearful after incidents with homeless, hearing told
Robin Martin (RNZ): Kāinga Ora under fire for ‘broken’ promises
Rachel Maher (Herald): 200 Kiwi kids still living in cars ‘an utter failure’ by Labour Govt, say Nats
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Year of capital gains wiped out nationwide for the first time, CoreLogic says
RNZ: Housing market downturn continues to deepen – CoreLogic report
Greg Ninness (Interest): The average value of NZ dwellings fell by almost $13,000 in October
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): House prices fall again in October, official cash rate forecasts could prolong downturn – CoreLogic

Bernard Hickey: PM drives past Three Waters off ramp
Steven Walton (Stuff): Analysis: Brown and Mauger take the alternative Three Waters mantle from the regions
Thomas Cranmer: Wayne Brown lays down the challenge to Ardern and Mahuta
John MacDonald (Herald): Three Waters alternative won’t be plain sailing
RNZ: Three Waters alternative will keep infrastructure in councils’ hands – mayor
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): Standalone Three Waters option best for Whangārei in any new Northland-based organisation: Mayor
Mike Tweed (Whanganui Chronicle): Three Waters: Mayors in Whanganui and surrounding districts keen to explore new proposal (paywalled)
Waatea News: Lines drawn on three waters changes
Waatea News: Tide turning against Three Waters
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The racist madness over 3 Waters (you won’t believe the Public Broadcasting twist at the end)

Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Efeso Collins on the mayoral contest, racism and ‘the cost of democracy’
Todd Niall (Stuff): ‘I’m mixing it up’: Auckland councillors bummed out by new mayor’s seating plan
Sharon Brettkelly (RNZ): Wayne Brown and controlling the message
Rebecca White (Newshub): This week Wayne Brown forgot the golden rule of politics, your mic is always on
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland’s mayor calls the city’s public transport ‘a crisis’
Luisa Girao (ODT): Mana whenua reps return to council table
Peata Melbourne (Te Ao – Māori News): Controversy on marae marks Gisborne councillors’ first hui

Claire Trevett (Herald): Oh, the diversity! National leader Christopher Luxon and the ‘white-man ban’ in Hamilton West (paywalled)
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): Who’s really the underdog in Hamilton West’s by-election?
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): From 84th on the Labour list to contending a by-election: Georgie Dansey to stand for Hamilton West
Stuff: Labour selects Georgie Dansey to run in Hamilton West by-election
Adam Pearse (Herald): Labour selects Georgie Dansey as Hamilton West byelection candidate
Shane Jones (Herald): Taken for a ride on a political hell on wheels
Glenn McLean (Taranaki Daily News): David MacLeod confirmed as National Party candidate for New Plymouth
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): The ‘tattered and fraying’ Beehive flag – and the coincidental timing of its replacement and a Winston Peters tweet
RNZ: Party People: Season 2 Episode 25 Three Waters and Local Government 

Richard Harman (Politik): Parker rejects co-governance (paywalled)
Katei Scotcher (RNZ): Dozens of communities at serious flood risk and unprepared – report
Jamie Morton (Herald): Climate change: NZ banks, homeowners exposed to rising flood risk
RNZ: River floods could pose bigger risk to banks than coastal flooding, Reserve Bank report says
No Right Turn: Climate Change: No Magic bullets for agriculture
Jessica Wilson (Stuff): How greenwashing is costing consumers and holding the economy back

Gordon Campbell: On Iran getting worse, alcohol in sport and a music playlist
George Heagney (Stuff): Protestors’ symbolic act of defiance against ‘oppression and murder’ in Iran
Damien Venuto (Herald): Red Dragon rising: How much will China tension ‘squeeze’ New Zealand
James Halpin (Stuff): Woman raising money for Russian army doubles down – police now investigating

David Fisher (Herald): Analysis: Our bold new direction on national security – and how you are an integral part (paywalled)
Adam Hollingworth (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern says New Zealanders will be more informed about national security risks
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The new SIS woke nark stasi campaign is the price we pay for Mallard’s refusal to de-escalate Dumb Lives Matter protests
David Williams (Newsroom): Where Govt is lacking in post-March 15 reforms

Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern on countering disinformation, and the Christchurch Call with Elon Musk
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern responds to Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter after report labels disinformation as one of NZ’s top concerns
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): ‘Unknown territory’: Jacinda Ardern on Elon Musk and Twitter
Tess McClure (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern urges Musk to ‘stick to transparency’ amid extremism fears
AAP Factcheck: NZ voting machine claim pushes the wrong buttons

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why I have to break the Religion Hate Speech law as soon as it is passed
Glen McConnell (Stuff): March 15 widow, who still faces vitriol, offers a simple solution to combat hate

Rachel Maher and Michael Guerin (Herald): Horse breeder Mark Chittick left stunned after Starship turns down $570k charity partnership (paywalled)
Mana Wikaire-Lewis (Te Ao – Māori News): Reti all fired up over Te Pae Tata health plan during health ‘crisis’
Stefan Dimitrof (Te Ao – Māori News): Māori communities in David vs Goliath fight against alcohol industry
Stefan Dimitrof (Te Ao – Māori News): Alarming Covid-19 cases spike pre holiday season
Anna Sargent (RNZ): Schools install high-tech vape detectors as teen vaping rises

Anna Whyte (1News): Telehealth service for early medical abortions rolled out nationwide
Alexa Cook (Newshub): Government removes abortion barriers allowing medication to be accessed over phone

Imogen Wells (Newshub): Government victim support scheme helps more alleged perpetrators than victims, no ‘sexual violence champions’ appointed
Denis O’Reilly (Herald): Cultural reports in courts don’t excuse offending, but they do help explain it

Louisa Steyl (Stuff): SIT Zero Fees scheme a workforce pipeline for Southland
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Ara Institute of Canterbury legally becomes part of Te Pūkenga

Andrea Vance (Stuff): The hidden row over NZ’s mission to Antarctica and the future of Scott Base
1News: Immigration accused of taking biased approach against Pasifika
Herald: Pacific Islanders make up over half of declined visitor visas
Jared McCulloch (1News): Farmers rail against winter grazing regulations
Karl du Fresne: How the term ‘far Right’ has been twisted to reflect the media’s world view
Eda Tang (Stuff): Racism and violence experienced by South Asian LGBTQIA+ New Zealanders