Political Roundup: 17 February 2023

Political Roundup: 17 February 2023

Toby Manhire (Spinoff): The political fault lines exposed by Cyclone Gabrielle
Josie Pagani (Stuff): As the world goes local, we’re lagging behind. Time to catch up
Dileepa Fonseka (BusinessDesk): Hipkins and Luxon fight a political cyclone (paywalled)
Linda Clark (BusinessDesk): We all know what happened next
Richard Harman (Politik): Resource management reforms too slow for Gabrielle(paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): Insurance industry faces another record year of weather losses(paywalled)
Mana Wikaire-Lewis (Whakaata Māori): Climate focus amid Gabrielle devastation – Analyst
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): More than 10,000 people displaced in wake of cyclone – where will we house them?
Anna Whyte and Bridie Witton (Stuff): Cyclone Gabrielle: PM paints bleak picture with ‘big challenges ahead’
RNZ: Prime Minister Chris Hipkins gives latest update of Cyclone Gabrielle aftermath
RNZ: Cyclone Gabrielle aftermath: Stress and worry builds after days without word from unreachable family and friends
Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Cyclone Gabrielle: Roading network rethink on the cards – PM
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand must ‘get real’ and rethink road placements
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Government accounts in ‘good shape’ to meet cyclone challenges despite debt rise
Jayden Holmes (Today FM): Finance Minister – How much is Cyclone Gabrielle going to cost New Zealand?
Gyles Beckford (RNZ): Cyclone Gabrielle: Government looking at targeted assistance for immediate, long-term relief
Herald Editorial: Costs will be huge, and won’t be easy to count (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Transpower knew Napier substation was ‘critical’ risk in worst case flood
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Flooded Hawke’s Bay substation identified as ‘critically at risk’ in 2020; was scheduled to be strengthened this year (paywalled)
RNZ: Power will likely stay out in Napier for some days
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Stuart Nash says warning Napier faces two weeks without power is ‘alarmist’
1News: Hawke’s Bay needs cyclone power solution
Krystal Gibbons (RNZ): Napier residents criticise ‘total disorganisation’ of flood response
1News: ‘All hands on the till’ for Tairāwhiti – Kiri Allan
Ben Moore (BusinessDesk): Comms minister non-committal on network resilience(pyawalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Telcos report big strides restoring services to Hawke’s Bay
Chris Schulz (Spinoff): Why did New Zealand’s cellphone network fail so fast?
Chris Keall (Herald): Three stalled – but doable – initiatives for better phone and broadband service for the regions (paywalled)
Lloyd Burr (Today FM): Forestry companies should be held accountable for man-made slash lahars
Jimmy Ellingham (RNZ): Growers appeal for support after businesses, homes destroyed
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Full extent of flood damage to vineyards won’t be known for days
Rob Stock (Stuff): Insurance claims after flood and cyclone ‘absolutely unprecedented’
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Building repair work after flood and cyclone ‘could take years’
Rob Stock (Stuff): Kiwibank joins Westpac and TSB in offering interest-free emergency loans to flood victims
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Cyclone Gabrielle’s path of destruction in seven charts
Ben Moore (BusinessDesk): National’s Shane Reti asks Elon Musk to send Starlink kits to NZ (paywalled)
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): To Elon Musk, from MP Dr Shane Reti
Esther Taunton (Stuff): Teen stranded in New York for days after Air NZ cancels flight by text
Grant Bradley (Herald): Climate crisis: Air New Zealand’s new sustainability boss Kiri Hannifin on aviation’s race to clean up its act (paywalled)
Bess Manson (Stuff): HUHA a ‘Noah’s Arc’ for animals rescued from Hawke’s Bay floodwaters
Caroline Williams (Stuff): Cyclone Gabrielle: Prince William, Princess Kate in awe of ‘valiant’ first responders

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): The Privatisation Two-Step: Is Three Waters A Masterpiece Of Misdirection?
Steve Walton (Stuff): Flood protection will be more difficult under Three Waters, council says
Chris Finlayson (Listener/Herald): I worked on co-governance. Here’s what it actually means (paywalled)
Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Co-governance – it’s nothing like you think
Tureiti Moxon (Herald): The Treaty of Waitangi is a partnership and not a takeover
David Farrar: Did Māori benefit from colonisation?

Claire Trevett (Herald): Countdown to a bombshell: The inside story of Jacinda Ardern’s resignation and rise of a new PM (paywalled)
Matthew Hooton (Herald): Why an early election is Labour’s winning bet (paywalled)
Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Cyclone Hipkins leaves National playing catch-up
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): Chris Hipkins is doing an excellent job
Herald: On the Tiles: Judith Collins on her shadow promotion and why she keeps bouncing back
Carly Gooch (Stuff): ACT leader David Seymour calls for more nurses and the scrapping of resource management law to support home owners

Erin Gourley (Stuff): Tamatha Paul confirmed as Greens candidate for Wellington Central
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Harete Hipango to seek selection in ‘unwinnable’ electorate – likely to exit Parliament at election
RNZ: Harete Hipango aims for Te Tai Hauāuru seat, withdraws from Whanganui selection

David Williams (Newsroom): Govt to consider deferring $259m census due to Cyclone Gabrielle
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): The Detail: Census 2023: Getting the count right

David Hargreaves (Interest): ‘The Reserve Bank should pause next week’
Liam Dann (Herald): Kiwibank says Reserve Bank should delay next week’s OCR hike(paywalled)
Dan Brunskill (BusinessDesk): Wholesale interest rates overpriced after Cyclone Gabrielle, Kiwibank says (paywalled)
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Is it cheaper to buy your groceries at The Warehouse or the supermarket?

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): The Government is failing our young unemployed
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): ASB net interest margin surge came at a ‘really difficult’ time to manage margins
Andrew Bevin (Newsroom): ‘Challenging conditions’: Warehouse to lay off a further 150 staff

Jerry Coyne: Proposed New Zealand school curriculum and some strong pushback from four academics
Carol Mutch (Newsroom): Fear of ChatGPT in schools and universities is misplaced anxiety
Anna Whyte (Stuff): European innovation fund opens up to New Zealand researchers

Oliver Lewis (BusinessDesk): Southern sun throws shade on housing reforms (paywalled)
Spinoff: Rat King Landlord: Why Renters United is releasing a free edition of the cult novel

Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Hot takes through the ages from Mike Hosking and Kate Hawkesby
Dita De Boni (NBR): Profitable, growing, happy: Stuff in 2023, according to CEO(paywalled)

Justin Wong (Stuff): Riding demonstration for Princess Anne ‘exciting’ but ‘scary’ for disabled horse rider
Lyric Waiwiri-Smith (Stuff): Princess Anne landing in Wellington, changing plans due to Cyclone Gabrielle

Matthew Hampson (Stuff): Protesters say spying ‘goes on’ at Waihopai Station
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): Cook Strait chaos as ferries struggle with rough weather
RNZ: Christchurch residents will be losers if new Tarras airport goes ahead, council told
RNZ: Net migration rises, still well below pre-pandemic numbers
Greg Ninness (Interest): Overseas worker and student numbers steadily picking up again
Rainbow Murray (The Conversation): Nicola Sturgeon and Jacinda Ardern – what two shock resignations tell us about good leadership
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): Predator Free 2050 too narrowly focused, say researchers(paywalled)
Finau Fonua (RNZ): Video issued by Papuan rebels shows NZ pilot reading out a statement