Political Roundup: 12 January 2023

Political Roundup: 12 January 2023

Items of interest and importance today

Henry Cooke: Who are Labour’s lost voters?
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Green Party lay down priorities for 2023 – ‘more influence over the next government’
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Summer off politics: James Shaw wants to make it past chapter one
Glenn McConnel (Stuff): Summer off politics: ACT’s Karen Chhour’s plan to meet family for the first time
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: What drove Make it 16 campaigners to fight for change
Benedict Ferguson (Stuff): We need to know what the plan for the public service is beyond the election

Morgan Godfery (Stuff): Time to demand radical climate action from our politicians
Ian Powell: Barbados, climate injustice, and the pursuit of wealth accumulation
Olivia Wannan (Stuff): Two years in a row: 2022 overtakes 2021 as the hottest year
Alexa Cook (Newshub): Weather: 2022 warmest year for New Zealand on record, sunniest and coldest locations revealed
Matthew Hansen (Stuff): ACT Party commits to dumping Clean Car ‘ute tax’
Kirsty Frame (RNZ): Tairāwhiti flooding: ‘Our whole property was underwater’ – Damage after logs block river
Niva Chittock (RNZ): Cass Bay swimmable again as bacteria levels drop

Anna Whyte (Stuff): Controversial crossing near Wellington Airport has cost $2.4m
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Baggage issues part of a ‘challenging time’ for sector – Ministry of Transport
Thomas Bywater (Herald): Air New Zealand boss Greg Foran seen clearing baggage backlog at Auckland airport
1News: NZ scraps declaration cards for travellers to ‘modernise’ border

Kristie Boland (Stuff): Woman pickets hospital over husband’s 7-month wait for heart surgery
RNZ: Trial begins for combined Covid-19 and flu vaccine
Selah Hart (Newsroom): Don’t be too weak and hōhā to make a difference
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): Projects pilot ways to help men talk about the tough stuff
Blair Ensor (Stuff): Why the man with the ‘tidiest house in Timaru’ was accused of fraud

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Inflation has risen to 7.8%, according to Massey forecasting tool
Emma Houpt (Rotorua Daily Post): ‘I have never seen it as busy’: Huge increase in struggling families needing support
Geraden Cann (Stuff): Window to sell closing for investors who can’t afford to keep properties

Daniel Smith (Stuff): 95 Westpac customers have complained to Banking Ombudsman about payment processing glitch
Rebecca Howard, Ella Somers and Riley Kennedy (BusinessDesk): EggGate: The crisis that cracked NZ’s egg industry (paywalled)
RNZ: Beer may get more expensive after closure of Kāpuni CO2 plant

Jonathan Leask (RNZ): Ashburton by-election expected later this month after councillor’s death
Stefan Dimitrof (Whakaata Māori ): Hapū unite in co-design to create new waste water treatment process

Ollie Neas (North & South): The Kirk Legacy
John Minto (Herald): Time to reassess NZ’s Middle East stance (paywalled)
Jack Heinemann (The Conversation): New Zealand does not offer tenure to academics, but a recent employment dispute shows it’s more than a job perk
Hazel Osborne (Open Justice Reporting): ‘Our justice system is a wrecking ball’: Convictions cleared, but has there been justice?
Pat Baskett (Newsroom): The intellect behind New Zealand’s anti-nuclear stance
Stuff: Shake-up at TVNZ’s Breakfast sees Indira Stewart depart, two new newsreaders join