Political Roundup: 8 November 2022

Political Roundup: 8 November 2022

Items of interest and importance today

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Much Worse Than It Looks
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Battle of the polls: Internal poll has Labour equal with National
Newshub: Video: Newshub political editor Jenna Lynch breaks down ‘terrible, terrible’ poll result for Labour
David Fisher (Herald): Why we are so angry – and what it means for election year(paywalled)
Lloyd Burr (Today FM): The two contenders to be our Prime Minister in a year’s time are boring and bereft
Duncan Garner (NBR): Labour conference: scare tactics as Luxon looms (paywalled)
Tess McClure (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern rallies party faithful as Labour faces difficult re-election path
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Minor parties sound warning against political point-scoring
Zarina Hewlett (Today FM): Winston Peters focused on returning to Parliament in 2023
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Labour and National MPs join forces calling for shorter days at Parliament
Andrea Vance (Stuff): ‘Awesome’: National’s by-election candidate on the Government’s housing policies
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Waikato Times): One candidate, two parties: Conservative coalition picks Hamilton West contender
Will Trafford (Te Ao – Māori News): IronMāori founder lines up for Te Pāti Māori at 2023 election

Rob Stock (Stuff): How banks make so much money, while households and businesses struggle
Michael Neilson and Katie Harris (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern calls on banks to assess ‘social licence’ amid cost-of-living crisis as profits approach $10 billion
Bernard Hickey (Interest): PM says banks not demonstrating ‘social license’ by repeatedly making very high profits, but does not have policy options; instead says banks ‘should take a long hard look at themselves’
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern takes aim at huge bank profits ‘in these current times
RNZ: Ardern asks banks to reassess record profit-making in light of cost-of-living crisis
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): National urges govt to probe monetary policy over banks’ huge profits
Rob Stock (Stuff): Westpac profit rises by 12% to $1.16 billion, as country faces recession
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Westpac NZ annual profit tops $1 billion helped by gain from sale of Westpac Life & impairment write-backs
RNZ: Westpac profit rises 12% to top $1b
Jonathan Mitchell (NBR): Westpac NZ defends $1b profit to help ride economic uncertainty(paywalled)

Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Newshub-Reid Research poll: New Zealanders want tax relief for everyone
William Hewett (Newshub): Economist Cameron Bagrie warns tax-free threshold would be ‘off the chart expensive’
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Newshub-Reid Research poll: Kiwis want fuel tax cut extended as expert warns major price shocks on way
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Getting real about the coming recession (paywalled)
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): PM Jacinda Ardern defends house prices, poverty in tense AM interview about Government’s achievements
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Which jobs would be the first to go if unemployment rose?
Michael P. Cameron (The Conversation): Fighting inflation doesn’t directly cause unemployment – but that’s still the most likely outcome
Roger Kerr (Interest): Wage-push inflation: the RBNZ’s worst nightmare
William Hewett (Newshub): Latest grocery data shows inflation is ‘persistent and pervasive’ – economist Brad Olsen
RNZ: No sign of cheaper food bills as supplier costs up 10% a year
1News: Govt’s childcare package will see fees go up – expert
Esther Taunton (Stuff): By the numbers: The true cost of childcare
Kate Greern (RNZ): $189m for childcare funding: ECE questions why boost is so far off
Scott Palmer (Newshub): David Seymour, Christopher Luxon pan Jacinda Ardern’s cost of living package
John MacDonald (Herald): Election bribe disguised as a rescue package
Jack Horsnell (1News): PM won’t confirm if fuel tax cut will be extended
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): ‘High trust’ Covid wage subsidy scheme abused by woman paid $63k for non-existent staff
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Devil will be in detail of new buy now pay later regulations, provider says (paywalled)
Nona Pelletier (RNZ): Corporate reporting expected to show firms well placed for tough period ahead

Tina Morrison (Stuff): Tenants are staying in homes longer, Human Rights Commission says
Geraden Cann (Stuff): How much will your house price fall?
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): 50,000 Westpac NZ home loan customers facing big rate rise in next six months

Janine Rankin (Stuff): ‘Absolutely chokka’: Painful waits in ED highlight pressures on the health system
Jimmy Ellingham (RNZ): Palmerston North Hospital’s much-needed critical care units 7 years away
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Staff make formal complaint about plight of hospital’s mental health patients
Louise Ternouth (RNZ): Expert wants graded response as third-wave Covid-19 cases rise
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): Concern health professionals from ethnic backgrounds lost to other countries
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Urgent action needed to address child immunisation crisis, experts say
Isaac Davison (Herald): Euthanasia laws too strict and should be relaxed, Act leader David Seymour says
Nicole Bremner (1News): Health experts call for wider support for palliative care services
Marine Lourens (Stuff): Midwifery Council proposes dropping the words ‘mother’ and ‘woman’ from its guidelines
Mike Yardley (Stuff): Starship Foundation looks gift horse in the mouth
Sharon Bretkelly and Bonnie Harrison (RNZ): Spying on our sewage

Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): A deal can be done on Three Waters – let me explain why(paywalled)
Mildred Armah (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown talks Three Waters with National’s Christopher Luxon
Phillipa Tolley (Stuff): Explained: Three Waters legislation takes another step forward

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Wayne Brown interview: Auckland mayor on turning port land into waterfront apartments and restaurants to raise $400m a year (paywalled)
Simon Wilson (Herald) Wayne Brown and the billion-dollar windfall (paywalled)
Todd Niall (Stuff): When will the real Wayne Brown emerge?
Jane Nixon (1News): Auckland mayor says double-digit rates rises ‘will not happen’
RNZ: Auckland Council looking at $270m budget hole for next financial year, mayor says
Craig Harrison (Herald): Ports of Auckland debate has devil in the detail (paywalled)
Skara Bohny (Nelson Mail): Mayor cleared of complaint over election donations
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Australia Post apologises after late-arriving voting papers denied Kiwis chance to vote in local elections

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Further costs as new system to enable more tolls on roads rolled back to 2024
Tim Hunter (NBR): ‘Political influence or bribery’ fear in Auckland Transport plan(paywalled)
Erin Gourley (Stuff): ‘No quick fix’: End of the bus driver shortage still a long way off

Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern told Canada’s Justin Trudeau ‘to his face’ that New Zealand would escalate trade dispute
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): New Zealand escalates trade dispute with Canada over dairy tariff rate quotas
Bridie Witton (Stuff): ‘Locked out of the Canadian market’: Dairy dispute with Canada takes another step

Brent Edwards (NBR): Tighter monitoring of Govt spending on climate change initiatives(paywalled)
Newstalk ZB: Climate Change Minister tempers expectations about COP27
Newstalk ZB: Adrian Macey: Climate expert says COP27 is starting to feel like a trade fair
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Why isn’t Ardern at COP27?
Jamie Morton (Herald): Rebuilding Better: Four good reasons to green NZ’s economy(paywalled)
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): COP27: Time for rich countries to pay poorer ones for years of climate damage – expert

RNZ: New whistleblowers’ protection bill sees demand for legal advice skyrocket
Bernard Hickey (Interest): ‘Tougher’ AML-CFT rules actually looser for some
Riley Kennedy (BusinessDesk): Anti-money laundering law needs ‘major improvement’: review (paywalled)
Herald: Clean-up of money laundering and financial terrorism battle after businesses called for reform
Jeremy Wilkinson (Open Justice Journalism): First of its kind: Academics granted right to challenge Mental Health Act for free
Anna Harcourt (Re: News): Why people get name suppression in NZ
Adam Pearse (Herald): Privacy Commissioner opposes proposed gang search warrant powers for police

Corazon Miller (1News): Government funding on offer to build uniquely Kiwi events
Tom Peters: Funding cut to Shakespeare Festival in New Zealand widely opposed
André Chumko (Stuff): Hundreds of artists will benefit from royalty scheme, modelling shows

Michael Morrah (Newshub): Horror day of greyhound racing ends with nine dogs injured
André Chumko (Stuff): RNZ-TVNZ bill does not do enough to specify how public funding is spent – academic
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern says ‘too early to say’ for Christchurch Call after Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover
Logan Church (1News): Kiwis need to prepare for escalating cyberwarfare – Govt
Anna Murray (Re: News): Apparently some people find NZ’s hate speech laws controversial…why?
RNZ: Treasured whale fossil taken from West Coast beach found by police
Martin Devlin (NBR): Busy body media agenda pollutes sports journalism (paywalled)
Gaylene Preston (Newsroom): Gaylene, Jacinda & Helen