Political Roundup: 9 January 2023

Political Roundup: 9 January 2023

Items of interest and importance today

Claire Trevett and Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Predictions: The NZ Herald politics team predicts the next year in politics (paywalled)
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Party to shore up its position for the 2023 election
Sasha Borissenko (Herald): ‘Now that’s what I call legislation vol. 1′ (paywalled)
Rachel Sadler (Newshub): How Jacinda Ardern’s and New Zealand MPs’ salaries compare to overseas politicians
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Summer off politics: Teanau Tuiono passes a big milestone this Christmas
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Summer off politics: Michael Wood will tackle books, beaches and the vege garden
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Summer off politics: Nicole McKee will be out of range or on the range

Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): A year of out-of-control central bankers
Peter Davis (Herald): Fifteen years on, is it time for a review of KiwiSaver? (paywalled)
Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): Small number of RSE licences revoked shows Government agencies and businesses ‘burying the issue’, union says
Rayssa Almeida and Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): More children and young people seeking help from charities
Erin Johnson (Stuff): Waiheke’s housing woes worsen as costs push another social housing project off island

Damien Grant (Stuff): Does Luxon share Sir John Key’s wilful blindness on China?
Jayden Holmes (Today FM): China unfairly singled out – Geopolitical Analyst on COVID restrictions for Chinese residents
John Roughan (Herald): A good decision to not impose pre-departure Covid-19 tests on visitors from China (paywalled)
Dileepa Fonseka (Stuff): What will it take to break the relationship rut New Zealand and India are in?
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): NZTE helped land $2.9b in trade deals in 2022 (paywalled)
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): Obituary: Terence O’Brien, the man who helped secure NZ UN Security Council seat

Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Wellington Hospital acute patient unit closed due to staff shortages
Katie Townshend (Stuff): Further 27 councils being considered for mandatory fluoridation order
Warwick Rasmussen (Stuff): New year doesn’t mean we can be complacent around Covid
Stuff: Visiting to ATR ward at Southland Hospital suspended
Shane Reti (Northern Advocate): Wait numbers are no reflection on hard-working health teams (paywalled)

Olivia Wannan (Stuff): NZ students ask for oil company execs to be declared criminals
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Ocean Minister’s progress after two years in job
Sapeer Mayron (Stuff): Anti-vax group Voices for Freedom sets its sights on conservation boards
Robin Martin (RNZ): New $1m suspension bridge on Mt Taranaki to improve access, safety

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Some Westpac customers may receive refunds
RNZ: Tech problem pushes some Westpac customers into overdraft
RNZ: International tourism bounces back quicker than expected
Sam Olley (RNZ): Safety problems shut Todd Energy Kapuni plant for past fortnight

Janet Wilson (Stuff): As eruption charges come to court, spotlight will be on WorkSafe
Gilbert Wong (Newsroom): The battle against the infodemic threat
Stuff: Spotlighting today’s activist: ‘We hope this book does justice to each story’
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): ‘Write for Rights’ – Human rights organisations urges NZers to use holidays for change
Herald: Sir John Key and son Max’s top social posts
James Halpin (Stuff): Could a drug cartel form in NZ? There’s already been one attempt
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): Kiwi winemakers taking on the scourge of modern slavery