Political Roundup: 17 November 2022

Political Roundup: 17 November 2022

Items of interest and importance today

Claire Trevett (Herald): Russia, China, a Trump comeback – PM Jacinda Ardern will face a big plate of troubles at Apec (paywalled)
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Risky business: NZ seeks greater trade with Vietnam as China dependency causes concern
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to meet China’s President Xi on Apec sidelines
Claire Trevett (Herald): Apec summit: PM Jacinda Ardern to meet China President Xi Jinping
RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern to meet China’s President Xi Jinping at APEC summit
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Ardern to meet China’s Xi at APEC summit
Benedict Collins (1News): Jacinda Ardern to meet Xi Jinping at APEC this week
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, China’s Xi Jinping leaders’ meeting confirmed
Jo Moir (Newsroom): The Pacific benefits of Biden and Xi’s thawing tensions
Benedict Collins (1News): Ardern ‘opening up doors’ for Kiwi businesses in Vietnam
Gyles Beckford (RNZ): PM Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Vietnam focuses on trade, food production technology
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Poland missiles situation: Government calls for ‘cool heads’, ‘concerned there is high potential for escalation’
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): Teenager calls for Wellington street name change to honour Ukraine war efforts
RNZ: Taonga belonging to indigenous Australian group returned by Auckland Museum

Bernard Hickey: RMA changes means 10 more years of magical thinking
Peter Dunne: Sense of déjà vu on resource management
Sam Sacheva (Newsroom): The missing pieces of the RMA reform puzzle
Jamie Morton (Herald): How Government will replace NZ’s RMA, the Resource Management Act (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: Everyone hates the RMA but is the alternative better? (paywalled)
Anna Whyte (1News): Christopher Luxon can’t see National supporting Govt’s overhaul of resource laws ‘at this point’
1News: Luxon ‘sceptical’ of RMA overhaul
Greg Presland (Standard): What happened to National’s policy machine?
Stephen Ward (Stuff): RMA reform could make Hamilton ‘one voice around a fairly large table’ – mayor
Brent Edwards (NBR): Act wants to unleash infrastructure to get more houses built(paywalled)
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): Plan to build houses on flood-prone land not viable, councillor says
Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): Porirua regeneration delivers more than just new houses(paywalled)
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Average first-home buyer’s income hits $146k (paywalled)
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Wellington house prices have biggest annual drop on record: Trade Me
Greg Ninness (Interest): House prices increased in October but that doesn’t mean it’s a trend

Richard Harman (Politik): The enigmatic taxman (paywalled)
Bob McCoskrie: Cost Of Living Top Concern Of Kiwis – Poll
David Williams (Newsroom): $25m to fix health’s holidays hangover
RNZ: Tourism, household spending boost NZ economy, report shows
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Kiwibank Chief Economist Jarrod Kerr on what needs to happen before the Reserve Bank takes its foot off the rate hike pedal
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Inland Revenue to write to about 70,000 people who wrongly received ‘cost of living’ payment
Melanie Carroll (Stuff): Working to live: What is utopia for the Kiwi worker?
Daniel Smith (Stuff): How the average work day has changed over the past 10 years
Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Why workers are taking pay cuts when the cost of living is rising
Brianna MciLraith (Stuff): Tearfund issues Black Friday warning to shoppers
RNZ: Black Friday sales embellished, misleading, Consumer NZ warns shoppers
Holly Bennett (NBR): Is brown-cladding the new greenwashing? (paywalled)
Guy Te Kiniwe Royal (NBR): How has the Māori investment space developed? (paywalled)

Sarah Nealon (Stuff): Inside Child Poverty Revisited: Bryan Bruce’s sequel documentary
Jonty Dine (RNZ): Auckland City Mission says growing social need outstripping resources

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Labour just behind Nats, NZ First on the cusp in new poll
Mana Wikaire-Lewis (Te Ao – Māori News): Electoral roll change legislation a ‘distorting of the system’ – professor
Brent Edwards (NBR): The Official Information Act’s many frustrations (paywalled)

William Hewett (Newshub): Christopher Luxon defends National’s climate policy after Labour says it’s ‘greenwashing’
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Christopher Luxon U-turns on U-turn, acknowledging he ‘misspoke’
Maiki Sherman (1News): Robertson, Seymour roast Luxon over ute tax comments
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Christopher Luxon misspoke by saying National would keep Government’s EV discount scheme, party says
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): COP27: ‘Cleaner, safer’ world possible, but time ticking – James Shaw
Rod Oram (Newsroom): ‘WTF’ a catchcry at world climate summit
Rachael Nath (RNZ): Time ticking on loss and damage payments at COP27
Kate Green (RNZ): Wellington weather warning: More intense rainfall and stronger winds lie ahead
Maddy Lloyd (1News): Experts call for urgent changes to unregulated whitebait industry
Steve Schmack (Herald): Opinion: A farmer’s request for help from our urban friends

Waatea: Political will stymies dental care expansion
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Health sector immigration: Ministers play down chance of quick changes
Michael Neilson (Herald): Immigration health Green List: Top health official urges ministers to take action on healthcare workforce shortages
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Health advice urging quick action on immigration leaked to ACT
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Green list: Ministry of Health calls for urgent review of health workforce immigration rules
Thomas Mead (1News): ‘Disgusting’ – Christchurch hospital patients given ‘flusher buckets’
Imogen Wells (Newshub): Wait times for children needing eating disorder services skyrocket
Pokere Paewai (RNZ): Meningococcal vaccination programme needs to target Māori, Pacific communities – advocates
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Vape store opens in a storage space inside Christchurch dairy
Jean Edwards (RNZ): Mother deplores lack of support for those trapped in cycle of illness, drugs

RNZ: Covid-19: ‘This is very much our third Omicron wave’ – epidemiologist
Morgan Godfery (Stuff): Saying we’re post-pandemic is a purely political ploy
Bridie Witton (Stuff): MIQ: Grounded Kiwis High Court ruling on fairness will influence any new policy
Farah Hancock (RNZ): Covid infection survey delays stretch to a year
Corazon Miller (1News): Māori, Pasifika leaders welcome drop in Covid booster age eligibility

Gabrielle McCulloch (Stuff): Educators call Luxon ‘misinformed’ after he blames truancy on parents
Adam Pease (Herald): National leader Christopher Luxon ‘doesn’t understand’ school attendance – Tinetti
Alwyn Poole (Stuff): Time for honesty and aspiration in NZ education
ODT Editorial: No easy fix to low school attendance
Tom Taylor (RNZ): More nursing students share concerning training experiences
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): I agree with Jacinda
Alwyn Poole (Kiwiblog): David F. agrees with Jacinda … respectfully … I significantly disagree with both

Greg Presland (Standard): The power companies are rorting us
Jamie Gray (Herald): Contact Energy CEO Mike Fuge hits back at excessive profit claims(paywalled)
RNZ: Lake Onslow not ideal for battery lake, cost ‘vastly understated’ – Contact Energy
Tim Hunter (NBR): Contact CEO: Onslow hanging over investment ‘like a bad smell’(paywalled)
Ian Llewellyn (BusinessDesk): Renewable electricity generation hits 99% for the first time(paywalled)

Mike Hosking (Herald): Three Waters is a stinker of a policy (paywalled)
Thomas Cramner: ‘New Zealand has been duped’
Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Council spent nearly $14m on a home it knew was leaky that developed toxic mould

Roderick Mulgan (Herald): The right to reasonable debate is being lost (paywalled)
Shaneel Lal (Herald): Jordan Peterson’s event in NZ will cause further harm to trans people (paywalled)
Sean Plunket (The Platform): A big thank you to Dr. Jordan Peterson

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Archives NZ shuts down search tool amid fears of security breach
Phil Pennignton (RNZ): Waka Kotahi rethinks spending plans on back of lower demands for funding
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Government to make major immigration change to help out split migrant families
Audrey Young (Herald): Sir Wira Gardiner farewelled in Wellington by top brass
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): National says it’ll ‘target the ringleaders’ of youth crime
Tova O’Brien (Today FM): Which minister needs to sort it out?
BusinessDesk: New public sector role for Rebecca Kitteridge (paywalled)
NBR: New deputy Public Service Commissioner appointed (paywalled)
Dita De Boni (NBR): Data driving advertising and editorial at NZME (paywalled)