NZ Politics Daily: 4 April 2023

NZ Politics Daily: 4 April 2023

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Lobbying reforms substance or just ‘something’? (paywalled)
RNZ: Government’s proposed crackdown on lobbyists dismissed as too tentative
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Hipkins takes on the lobbyists – what is planned, and is it enough?
Richard Harman (Politik): Hipkins’ sensitivity over Nash affair
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins eats humble pie by telling lobbyists the gig is up
Jo Moir (Newsroom): From bread and butter to beltway – PM resets narrative
Felix Desmarais (1News): Lobbying in Parliament: New rules announced by Hipkins
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins announces crackdown on lobbying at Parliament
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Lobbyists get reined in: Prime Minister Chris Hipkins writes to Speaker to cut off their access, wants voluntary code of conduct
No Right Turn: Doing the right thing a decade late
David Farrar: The Claytons lobbying reform
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Call for official information penalties following Nash saga
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Stuart Nash to leave at election, Cabinet secretary reviewing his messages
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Stuart Nash to stand down from politics at election
RNZ: Labour MP Stuart Nash will leave politics at October election
Bridie Witton (Stuff): National told to stop using Newshub clip about Stuart Nash

Tema Hemi (Whakaata Māori): Wāhine Māori gearing up for election contests
Adam Pearse (Herald): Labour announces candidate for hotly-contested Te Tai Hauāuru electorate
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Winston Peters gives lengthy interview to conspiracy theorist Liz Gunn
Shane Jones (Herald): Chris Hipkins is handing out policy Easter eggs but voters are not bunnies (paywalled)
Re News: PM Chris Hipkins answers your questions
Newshub: Chris Hipkins hopes Kiwis ‘on fringes’ now ‘back off’ from Ardern as she leaves Parliament

Michael Neilson (Herald): Greens make another push into Labour territory, Ricardo Menendez March to run in Mt Albert ‘two ticks’ campaign
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Greens’ initial list revealed: The outsider ranked ahead of current MP, where Efeso Collins sits
Felix Desmarais (1News): MP who broke isolation rules ascends initial Green Party list
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Golriz Ghahraman down, Elizabeth Kerekere up in new Green Party list – Efeso Collins in unwinnable position
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Green Party releases initial election list, Elizabeth Kerekere jumps to four
RNZ: Green Party releases draft candidate list
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Green Party releases initial candidate list for 2023 election + TDB Top 5 picks

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Up to 185,000 people may soon no longer be earning ‘living wage’
William Hewett (Newshub): David Seymour supports increase for benefits but not minimum wage-earners as they ‘are not leading households’
Jordan Lane (1News): How are the minimum wage and the living wage different?
Eric Crampton: 2023 Minimum Wage increases
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): March was the month of redundancies – but is it about to get worse?
Gordon Campbell: On hiking up interest rates
Imogen Wells (Stuff): Newsable’s OCR cheat sheet: The who, the what, the why and how (much?)
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Parental leave rule that can catch out people who are partly self-employed

Chris Trotter: Dangerous Generations?
Robert MacCulloch: Newshub stirs anger toward “rich, old people” (and gets in wrong in the process)
Sharon Brettkelly (RNZ): The Detail: Why there’s no comparison between pensions in France and NZ

Rob Campbell (Newsroom): Are diversity plans back-firing – or am I just being a grumpy old man?
Nona Pelletier (RNZ): NZ ‘behind the curve’ on banking industry changes – report
RNZ: Small businesses owners face dipping into personal funds to stay afloat
James Higham and Susan Houge Mackenzie (Newsroom): Public-private partnership could be the key to survival of tourism

Kristie Boland (Stuff): Senior doctors demand action from health minister as concerns over unmet need go ‘ignored’
Phil Pennington (RNZ): National cancer working group forms in response to critical shortages
RNZ: Ousted Te Whatu Ora chair Rob Campbell hits out at ‘half-baked’ health reforms
Stephen Forbes (Local Democracy Reporting): South Auckland GPs worried sector won’t cope this flu season
RNZ: Recruitment specialist warns New Zealand nurses may end up worse off in Australia
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Thousands of nurses are jumping across the ditch
Andrew Dickens (Newstalk ZB): Dunedin hospital – do it once and do it right
Olivia Shivas (Stuff): Health system a ‘lonely road’, not fit for Māori needing kidney transplants
Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Spinoff): ‘Woeful’ kidney transplant rates among Māori prompt calls for urgent action
RNZ: Vaccine hesitancy still an issue with disinformation circling on social media – GP
Tamara Poi-Ngawhika (BusinessDesk): By Māori for Māori: How a covid-19 fund helped lift Māori vaccination rates
RNZ: Covid-19 update: 12,202 new cases, 25 further deaths attributed to the virus
RNZ: Apology ordered after patient denied care due to cost

Timothy Welch (The Conversation): A short history of doomed second harbour crossing proposals for Auckland – and a quicker, cheaper option
Todd Niall (Stuff): What Auckland Transport could learn from a beleaguered ferry company
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Transport to cut jobs and restructure as budget slashed
Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Buses a much lower priority than cars in our big cities
Farah Hancock (RNZ): Wellington’s most cancelled bus routes
Farah Hancock (RNZ): Auckland’s most cancelled bus routes
Conor Knell (Stuff): More bus drivers on Wellington’s roads but price rise, cancellations still bite
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): More engineering faults, more cancelled ferries on Cook Strait
Jimmy Ellingham (RNZ): $650m Manawatū to Hawke’s Bay highway pushed back until mid-2025

Miriam Bell (Stuff): Fixing New Zealand’s unhealthy homes could cost over $50 billion
RNZ: Fixing unhealthy homes would hit GDP growth, but benefit families – report
Tina Morrison (Stuff): Debt-to-income controls on housing could help first-home buyers, RBNZ says

RNZ: Veteran Gore councillor Bret Highsted resigns over ‘unsustainable anxiety’
Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Councillor resigns as fallout from Gore mayor Ben Bell’s meeting continue
RNZ: ‘It’s artists that often shine the way forward’ – Why arts funding matters
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): The Detail: The core of karakia
David Kārena-Holmes (Stuff): Use of karakia in formal proceedings

Simon Wilson (Herald): National, Labour and their magical thinking about climate change (paywalled)
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): First salvo in the climate election
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Luxon’s bright ideas make him more credible (paywalled)
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on scrapped clean car schemes
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): New ETS plan concerns Māori leaders, but gagging order stops them talking about it
No Right Turn: Climate Change: Treasury says “not like that”!
RNZ: Tiwai Point smelter considered in renewable energy strategy, Southland agency says
David Williams (Newsroom): Finally, water’s health is being put first

James Halpin (Stuff): MediaWorks’ board breaks silence over Today FM closure, takes swipe over final broadcast
Julie Jacobson (Stuff): Broadcaster Sean Plunket suspended from Twitter
1News: ‘Rather ironic’ – Sean Plunket says Twitter ban ‘troll attack’
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Culture War Round 2 – Sean Plunket Banned for life from Twitter

Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: Do culture wars win politicians votes?
Ling Yee Wong (Spinoff): Singing, safety and the limits of free speech

Aaron Dahmen (Newstalk ZB): Exclusive: CCTV cameras made by CCP-linked companies found in Govt departments, home of Kiwi MP, as allies remove Chinese tech
Justin Latif (Pacific Media Network): Auckland club football’s racist underbelly revealed in new report
RNZ: National claims judges ignoring police bail objections
Katie Ham (Stuff): ‘Trusted insiders’ help tobacco smuggling into Aoteaora, says customs
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): How the cost of living crisis is leading to fewer kids in sports
Charlotte Cook (RNZ): NZ Defence Force ongoing staff shortage affected Cyclone Gabrielle response
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): One NZ inks deal with SpaceX to provide 100% mobile coverage of NZ
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Disaster-prone cell tower network forces telcos to reach for the stars