Political Roundup: 4 November 2022

Political Roundup: 4 November 2022

Items of interest and importance today

Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Labour’s conference challenge is to launch Project Dawn
Matthew Hooton (Herald): Bureaucracy needs shaking into action (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): Economic gloom, Iranian balance, Labour’s tough challenge(paywalled)
RNZ: Labour’s party faithful to gather for annual conference as pressure mounts for government
Jo Moir (Newshub): Labour’s deputy leader brought out from behind closed doors in rapid U-turn
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Trevor Mallard’s settlement with Winston Peters over ‘irrational’ trespass order cost taxpayers $55,000
Michael Neilson and Jason Walls (Herald): Former Speaker Trevor Mallard’s final sting in $55K bill over Winston Peters’ trespass case
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): ACT, Greens want end to ‘obsolete’ role of Leader of the Opposition
Jamie Ensor and Jenna Lynch (Newshub): National pulls Instagram video over Katy Perry copyright issues
1News: National deletes Instagram reel after Menulog complaint
Glenn McLean (Taranaki Daily News): National Party leader confident of winning New Plymouth seat back

Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Hamilton West by-election: Internal party poll results revealed as Dr Gaurav Sharma levels accusation at Labour candidate Georgie Dansey
1News: Ardern takes aim at Sharma ahead of ‘tough’ by-election
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Hamilton West by-election: ACT Party announces Dr James McDowall as candidate
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): ACT announces sitting MP as Hamilton West candidate
RNZ: ACT chooses sitting MP to join Hamilton by-election race
Adam Pearse (Herald): Hamilton West byelection: Act Party reveals MP James McDowall as candidate

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Recession risk-spotter’s guide: Here’s what could tip us over
Brent Edwards (NBR): Trying to untangle the politics of the tax debate (paywalled)
Tova O’Brien (Today FM): National’s plan to scrap the top tax rate is just bad politics
Brent Edwards (NBR): Opposition clashes with Orr over monetary policy (paywalled)
Imogen Wells (Newshub): Cost of living hits social housing tenants hard with $16 million missed rent owed to Kāinga Ora
David Hargreaves (Interest): Reserve Bank Governor offers advice on how debt-stressed customers can deal with their banks and says our banks have ‘no appetite’ to take back houses they have loaned on
Newshub: Expert urges homeowners are ‘just fine’ despite rising mortgage rates and threats of negative equity
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Economists issue warning after financial stability report paints grim picture of NZ economy as interest rates skyrocket, house prices plummet
Kaysha Brownlie (Newshub): Majority of Kiwis planning to cut costs this Christmas as inflation bites
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Waatea News Column: Dear Jacinda – we need to feed the kids!
Lauren Hendricksen (Newshub): Cost of living crisis driving people to give up their pets – Auckland Council
Herald Editorial: Tightrope between a strong labour market and rising interest rates(paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): David Seymour says ACT would put beneficiaries refusing jobs on ‘income management’ to tackle labour shortage
Skara Bohny (Stuff): Fair pay roadshow explaining ins and outs of new bargaining law
Rebecca Rendle (BusinessDesk): Fair pay agreements – what you can do to prepare(paywalled)
Andy Fyers (BusinessDesk): Where is all this wage growth coming from? (paywalled)
RNZ: Countdown worker’s pay rise could lay groundwork for sector-wide change – union
Rebecca Macfie (Newsroom): Behind the 12% pay rise for Countdown staff
Stephen Toplis (Newsroom): Women and youth dragged into the labour force
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Bank finance difficulties drive housing developers to loans firms
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Pensioners fight to have Covid-related debt wiped
Maria Slade (NBR): Manaaki co-founder’s past haunts Callaghan controversy (paywalled)

Gordon Campbell: On Inflating The Threat Posed By Social Media
Thomas Cranmer: Twitter and the Monty Python Business Mode
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Aotearoa and the threatscape today
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): 0-800-STASI
Karl du Fresne: The pleasure of having one’s prejudices confirmed
James Kierstead and Michael Johnston (Herald): Opinion: University students now reluctant to share views in the classroom (paywalled)
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): How do we save Labour from Kiri’s Hate Speech time bomb?

Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Running down the clock on three waters (paywalled)
Chris Trotter: Three Waters. Three Mayors. Three Cheers
Nathan Cooper (The Conversation): With the Three Waters reforms under fire, let’s not forget that safe and affordable water is a human right
Richard Harman (Poliitk): Scottish Water and Three Waters (paywalled)
Moana Ellis (Local Democracy Reporting): Three Waters: Big-city proposal ‘needs time to develop’
Bridie Witton (Stuff): ‘Read the room’: National labels Covid cash diversion to Three Waters ‘sneaky’

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown backs off election promise to get $400 million from Ports of Auckland
James Halpin (Stuff): Efeso Collins says his skin colour cost him 20,000 votes in Auckland mayoral race
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council organisations push back on Wayne Brown’s criticisms
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown warms to council agencies after first encounter
Ryan Anderson (Stuff): Former Auckland board member claims ‘skulduggery’ in election, wants redo
Shannon Redstall (Newshub): Losing candidate says ‘free and fair’ local elections can’t be assured, taking legal action against voting system
Tina Grumball (Star News): Conflict of interest concerns over community board member who works for council
Kate Green (RNZ): Advertising standards rules failed Wellington mayoral candidate’s flyer misleading
RNZ: Christchurch Council candidate to get recount after 16-vote loss
Sam Kelway (1News): Ardern attends ‘unique’ moment land is handed back to mana whenua
Ashleigh McCaull (RNZ): Co-ownership of Tauranga CBD land a milestone for mana whenua – commissioner
Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Iwi representatives to serve on Tasman District Council, committees
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Government rejects underwrite plea from Tauranga City Council
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): Cabinet yet to see $56m Westport flood case
Jessica Roden (1News): Council grilled over future of storm-hit road in Marlborough Sounds

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Accidental comments suggest secrecy over immigration decision-making
Maiki Sherman (1News): Fresh calls for Govt to grant visa-waivered travel to Pasifika
John Minto (Daily Blog): Why don’t we treat Pasifika the same as Australians when they want to visit Aotearoa New Zealand?
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Govt’s anti-immigration stance will cost us dearly

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Registration ‘rigmarole’ adding to radiology sector woes
Rachel Smalley (NBR): Pharmac announces paediatric cancer meds possibilities(paywalled)
Karen Rutherford (Newshub): Shortage of paramedics means St John shifting ambulances between regions on a weekly basis to accommodate roster
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Midwife vacancy rate almost 25% for Health NZ workforce
RNZ: ‘Variant soup’ makes Covid-19 harder to predict – expert
Jane Nixon (1News): Second man comes forward after donation rejected from Starship
Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): When did Starship forget they’re about sick kids, not PR?

Jaime Lyth (Herald): US cannabis pardon: Calls for NZ Government to follow in their footsteps (paywalled)
David Morris (Herald): Failure of law and order is a failure of government (paywalled)
Katie Todd (RNZ): Ram raids trending downwards as offenders identified – police

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): ‘Toxic’ US and China situation endangering climate talks – James Shaw (paywalled)
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Climate experts fear rich countries missing in action at COP27
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Calling time on 1.5C doesn’t mean giving up
RNZ: Māori communities criticise lack of consultation in govt report on areas at risk of flooding
Maxine Jacobs (Stuff): Mātauranga Māori solution leads to MPI biosecurity award for Te Arawa Lakes Trust

Riley Chance (Interest): Why is Labour anti-labour?
Clive Elliott (Herald): Does a future New Zealand risk being a social apartheid? (paywalled)
Martien Lubberink (Interest): Initially thwarted by official silence, Martien Lubberink decides to work out Kiwibank’s valuation, following its recent sale, himself
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): Afghan students taught English by NZ troops say their lives are in danger from Taliban
Laura Frykberg (1News): Air Force’s Hercules still proving militarily capable 57 years on
Daniel Dunkley (BusinessDesk): Murdoch plots New Zealand return (paywalled)
Emile Donovan (RNZ): What’s the deal with nuclear power?
Kate Green (RNZ): First recipients of government’s transport innovation fund announced
Sam Brooks (Spinoff): ‘A weaker delivery’: Shakespeare funding feedback released in full
Tom Peters: New Zealand arts funding agency attacks Shakespeare as part of “canon of imperialism”