Political Roundup: 10 November 2022

Political Roundup: 10 November 2022

Items of interest and importance today

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Why Jacinda Ardern hit out at banks (paywalled)
Bernard Hickey (Interest): Open banking still two years away
1New: Open banking to make it easier to switch banks, compare rates
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Government moves to introduce open banking
Martien Lubberink (Newsroom): Taxing banks’ excessive profits – be careful what you wish for
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Banks really don’t need a social licence to operate. Open banking could change that
RNZ: Open banking: ‘Many unknowns’ on opening up consumer data
Herald Editorial: Open banking has pros and cons (paywalled)
Rob Stock (Stuff): Customers helped BNZ make $1.4 billion by keeping money in zero-interest accounts
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): How profitable are New Zealand’s banks? (paywalled)
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: Bank profits – What can New Zealand do to stop big four from making so much?
Herald: BNZ boss defends record $1.4 billion profit (paywalled)
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): BNZ to access $2.1b of RBNZ’s cheap funding (paywalled)
Matt Skinner (Interest): RBNZ floats the possibility of cryptocurrency regulation

Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Government tax principles plan held up as David Parker says policy work not finished
Brent Edwards (NBR): National’s tax cuts vs Labour’s targeted support (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Reserve Bank says it got it slightly wrong, but only with benefit of hindsight
David Hargreaves (Interest): As the Reserve Bank is forced to raise the Official Cash Rate higher than it intended, the stakes also get higher for our economy
David Hargreaves (Interest): ANZ economists say the Reserve Bank ‘should be worried’ about how developed the wage price spiral has become
Keith Rankin: The Cost-of-Living Crisis, And Inflation
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Petrol subsidy saga a lesson in simple economics and politics
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Is the country’s competition watchdog really going to set the price of petrol?
Gianina Schwanecke and Anna Whyte (Stuff): Petrol prices could be set by Commerce Commission in fuel sector changes
1News: Petrol prices could be set by Commerce Commission
Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Fuel regulations could increase pump prices, energy sector lobby group claims
John Cuthbertson (BusinessDesk): Suspect you’re paying more tax? Yes, you are. (paywalled)
Kiwiblog: Tax Free Threshold
Steven Cowan: Centrist policies can’t solve the economic malaise
RNZ: ‘Food insecurity likely to get worse’: Charity network struggling to keep up
Rob Stock (Stuff): KiwiSaver growth funds down 13.2%, but savers hold their nerve
Katie Ham (Stuff): Full-time firefighter can’t afford meat or electricity for a hot shower
Jimmy Ellingham (RNZ): Massey University looks to cut more than 70 non-academic jobs
Herald: Thousands of Māori and Pacific workers needed to fill skills gap – report
Maria Slade (NBR): Auditor-General asked to investigate Manaaki row (paywalled)

Ben Thomas (Stuff): Whether it’s a government or a relationship, it’s the little things that start to grate
Stefan Dimitrof (Te Ao – Māori News): Ardern says Labour has time to attract voters back after bad poll
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to attend East Asia Summit, Apec
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Asia summit keeps PM Jacinda Ardern from the Rugby World Cup final
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Joanne Harrison fraud could lead to shake-up 300 year-old Parliament rules (paywalled)
No Right Turn: Addicted to secrecy
Michael Neilson (Herald): Former prime ministers mark gender equity in Parliament with more women MPs than men for first time
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Former and current MPs celebrate Parliament’s 50/50 gender milestone
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Female political figures celebrate Parliament’s equality milestone
Newshub: Dame Jenny Shipley ‘thrilled’ Parliament now more women than men
Giles Dexter (RNZ): National confirms Uffindell’s new roles after MP makes Instagram announcement
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): Labour hopeful did get the memo, despite minister protest ‘mix-up’ claim
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): Candidates for Hamilton West by-election revealed

Thomas Cramner: Tūhoe vs Tūhoe – the Rumble in the Jungle
MIchael Neilson (Herald): High Court orders halt to Te Urewera DoC hut demolitions by Tūhoe settlement entity, Te Uru Taumatua
Stephen Minto (Daily Blog): Co-Goverance is our democracy

David Williams (Newsroom): The fixation on a PM’s COP-out
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Minister flags difficulty in making progress on climate damage payments
Simon Bridges (NBR): COP27, sensible climate policies call (paywalled)
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): COP27 agenda targets greenwashing and human rights
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Govt’s climate change payout welcomed amid calls for greater compensation
Felix Walton (RNZ): Climate change tops agenda of New Zealand insurance companies
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Postponed biofuels mandate puts cost-of-living ahead of climate crisis
Adam Pearse (Herald): National opposition to biofuels mandate leaves emissions targets in question
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): NZ government pushes biofuels target out a year(paywalled)
Jess Berentson-Shaw (Newsroom): How to tackle the cost of living crisis and the climate crisis at the same time
Linda Hall (Hawke”s Bay Today): Middle NZ: We might not be able to see the food for the trees (paywalled)

Felix Desmarais (Local Democracy Reporting): Fighting for Rotorua: Government says it may have paid for relocation to emergency housing motels
Megan Woods (Rotorua Daily Post): We’re building as many state homes as quickly as we can (paywalled)
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Govt hopes for 2000 homes in Porirua with $204m housing development
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): No debt-to-income controls on housing before at least March 2024
Stephen Hickson (The Conversation): Negative equity is looming for some home owners – but you only need to worry if you need to sell
Anne Gibson (Herald): NZ’s busiest residential developer Williams Corporation laying off up to 30% of staff (paywalled)

Ian Powell: Middlemore Hospital emergency department crisis much wider than ED and Middlemore
Benn Bathgate (Stuff): ‘We are in crisis,’ says ED whistleblower who claims 10 shifts every 24 hours vacant
Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Critically ill teen ends up in ICU after waiting in portable building outside hospital for 3 hours
Adam Burns (RNZ): Christchurch’s Hillmorton Hospital in-patient mental health unit may close
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): New Zealand Covid-19 situation complex and hard to predict – modeller
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern, Grant Robertson react to pictures of them in 80s as aged sector calls for more funding
Waatea News: Reti blasts Pharmac child cancer consultation
Olivia Shivas (Stuff): Accessibility legislation has ‘little substance’, disability advocates want it redone

Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): Wayne Brown won’t rule out selling council’s $1.91 billion stake in airport
Andrea Fox (Herald): Tension surfaces between Ports of Auckland and Wayne Brown over timing of changes (paywalled)
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): A complete photographic history of Mayor Wayne Brown* meeting people
Te Ao – Māori News: Councillor rejects swearing in doc’; pledges allegiance to te tiriti, declaration of independence
Mark Thomas (Newsroom): A future never to be seen
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): An exercise in ‘buzzwords’: Local government report ‘entirely predictable’
Maddison Gourlay (Timaru Herald): Timaru District Council rejoins Local Government New Zealand
Craig Ashworth (Local Democracy Reporting): Delay blocks flow of Waitara River co-governance
Erin Johnson (Stuff): Three Waters transition team leases $2m per year central Auckland office space
Troels Sommerville (Stuff): Candidates risking fines as election hoardings still up a month after election

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Education report highlights poor school attendance, parents’ views on missing class
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): New Zealand children miss more school than students in other countries, study finds
1News: More Kiwis missing school than kids in other countries
Molly Swift (Newshub): Why children are missing school more in New Zealand than other countries
Tom Dillane (Herald): ‘This will be financially devastating for us’: Autistic boy rebuffed by local school
Paul Heyward (Newsroom): Streaming unethical in primary schools

Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington public transport: Half-price fare scheme useless if buses don’t turn up
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellingtonians ditch buses for Uber amid transport crisis
Amanda Kennedy (Spinoff): I have no choice but to use public transport in West Auckland – and it’s unbearable
Rob Stock (Stuff): ‘Congestion has returned to pre-pandemic levels’

Michael Neilson (Herald): Gangs crackdown: Police Minister Chris Hipkins pushes back over privacy concerns in new search law
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Govt pays $108k to wrongfully imprisoned driver
Herald Editorial: Yes Minister, name suppression needs close attention (paywalled)
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Ministry of Justice suggests a rethink on introducing a beneficial ownership register for trusts
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern says she will give mosque gunman ‘nothing’ on news of appeal
RNZ: Christchurch mosque terrorist appealing conviction, sentence

Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Moana appeal dismissed: Young Māori girl can stay with Pākehā caregivers
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Justice prevails: Oranga Tamariki’s offensive Critical Race Theory ‘Moana’ case thrown out by Court
Jane Searle (Herald): Ending child abuse and fixing Oranga Tamariki (paywalled)

Thomas Manch (Stuff): National Party opposes new Defence Force watchdog, after civilian death inquiry
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear Human Rights Commissioner – your job is to protect our free speech not tell us what to say
William Hewett (Newshub): Greens co-leader Marama Davidson calls for Pacific nations to be added to visa-waiver list
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): Napier man still in fight with Earthquake Commission two years after flood destroyed home
Michael Neilson (Herald): Iran protests, violence: PM Jacinda Ardern meets with NZ Iranian women leaders in Beehive to discuss further actions
Caitlan Johnston and Rachel Maher (Herald): Charity store owner shocked, claims clothing label Moochi threatened to call police after taking dumped stock from rubbish skip
André Chumko (Stuff): How are New Zealand’s cultural institutions preparing for activist attacks?
Shane Te Pou (Herald): Rebuilding Better: Lessons from Portugal on drug reform(paywalled)
Te Ao – Māori News: Land Wars Museum a step closer
Jared Davidson (Spinoff): A brief history of sabotage in New Zealand