NZ Politics Daily: 20 April 2023

NZ Politics Daily: 20 April 2023

Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Lobbyists kick into gear ahead of public finding out how much tax the rich really pay (paywalled)
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): All of a sudden, a capital gains tax is back on the political agenda
Cameron Bagrie (BusinessDesk): We need more tax coming in the door: someone has to pay (paywalled)
Natasha Hamilton-Hart (Open Inquiry): Holding common ground. Or, why do we pay tax anyway?
Ruth Richardson (Stuff): The taxation problem I should have fixed 33 years ago
Tim Hazledine (Stuff): Unemployment isn’t the answer to inflation 
Steven Cowan: Inflation, recession and political unrest
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Why is our food so expensive and what can we do about it?
Nick Evershed and Tess McClure (Guardian): Food costs soar in New Zealand: see how prices have changed with this interactive chart
Alan Granville (Stuff): The world’s wealthiest city has 340,000 millionaires; here’s how many Auckland has
Rebecca Stevenson (Interest): Cutting off the insolvent: NZ banks close accounts for bankrupts
RNZ: Banks still making huge profits, but have likely peaked

Andrea Vance (Stuff): National candidate Stephen Jack resigns after sharing a poem likening Jacinda Ardern to Adolf Hitler
Molly Swift (Newshub): National candidate Stephen Jack resigns after controversial social media posts come to light
RNZ: National candidate shared a poem likening Jacinda Ardern to Adolf Hitler
Rachel Maher (Herald): National candidate Stephen Jack resigns after coming under fire for reposting poem comparing Ardern to Hitler
William Hewett (Newshub): Political commentator Brigitte Morten says candidate Stephen Jack’s resignation shows National has ‘decisive leadership’
Andy Fyers (BusinessDesk): How the polls move as the election approaches (paywalled)
Morgan Godfery (Stuff): Party that will decide next government exists on a different axis
Catherine Hubbard (Stuff): Government spending and taxes in sights of deputy National leader
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Comrades – we need a working definition of ‘Woke’ for the 2023 Election

Richard Harman (Politik): National goes populist but avoids the big question (paywalled)
Mike Treen (Daily Blog): Why does national think importing cheap labour is the solution to every problem?
Will Trafford (Whakaata Māori): Nats agriculture policy slammed by environmentalists
RNZ: ‘Ridiculous’, ‘pretty reasonable’, ‘backward step’: Mixed reactions to National’s new farming policies
Felix Desmarais (1News): ‘Ideological nonsense’: Greens hit out at Nats’ farming policy
Amelia Wade (Newshub): How National’s agriculture policy has gone down
Leah Tebbutt (RNZ): Farmers back National’s proposed policy changes
Michael Neilson and Claire Trevett (Herald): National farming policy: Resume live animal exports, cut red tape, scrap migrant worker median wage
Dan Brunskill (Interest): National promises to cut red tape surrounding farms
1News: National targets ‘rules and regulations’ in farming policy
RNZ: National pledges to double RSE worker cap, ban foreign investment in farms for carbon mining
1News: Gisborne group asks UN to investigate East Coast forestry slash

Brent Edwards (NBR): New Zealand’s tottering diplomatic balancing act (paywalled)
Will Trafford (Whakaata Māori): Aussies reveal NZ-led US, Aus’ military operation in Hauraki Gulf
Christine Rovoi (Stuff): Pacific criticises AUKUS: ‘Deal keeping America engaged in the region’
1News: Surveillance fears for NZ, Aus as China builds new Antarctic station
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta to visit Samoa alongside UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): It’s time for Kiwis living in Aus to be treated equally

Simon Connell and Dawn Duncan (Newsroom): We are woefully unprepared for the floods of the future
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Managed retreat, emissions pricing could slip as Parliament counts down to election
RNZ: Government unveils plan to speed up renewable electricity consents
Lianne Dalziel (Newsroom): It’s right to hold regrets, but blame games are pointless after such a crisis
Stuff: New minister Rachel Brooking heeds mum’s advice, wants to continue RMA reform
Tess Brunton (RNZ): Otago residents say tougher flood hazard rules could make land unsellable
David Williams (Newsroom): Fight over $28m high country lease hits High Court

Jonah Franke-Bowell (Stuff): Over $200,000 spent by candidates during Hamilton West by-election
RNZ: Hamilton West byelection winner Tama Potaka spent the most, returns show

Herewini Waikato (Whakaata Māori): Māori worker injures in workplaces outnumber any other ethnicity
Christine Rovoi (Stuff): New research shows just 25% of Pacific RSE workers return to New Zealand

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Transport abandons plan to remove kerbside parking with little or no public consultation
1News: Union calls for AT to cool jets on staff cuts, morale now low
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Canterbury’s mayors call for extra $1b for region’s transport – but can’t say what it will be spent on

Amy Wiggins (Herald): Changes to the roll-out of the curriculum refresh and new NCEA assessment have gained mixed responses
Gianina Schwanecke and Gabrielle McCulloch (Stuff): Delay to curriculum changes gives ‘fighting chance’ for maths and literacy, educators say
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Changes to NCEA deferred so schools can prioritise maths and literacy
Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Some NCEA changes delayed, maths and literacy prioritised
Herald Editorial: Will 320 more teachers get better outcomes? (paywalled)
Melanie Dorrian (Spinoff): Reducing class sizes by one student isn’t going to change much
1News: Secondary school teachers to enter facilitated bargaining with Govt
Jennifer Smart (Spinoff): Do our schools work for boys?

Thomas Cranmer: Hipkins Puts Three Waters Back on the Table
Tim Brown (RNZ): A political ‘cry for help’: Independent review agreed on into dysfunction within Gore District Council
1News: Gore residents welcome review of troubled council
Caley Callahan (Newshub): Both Gore’s mayor and council CEO refuse to step down despite strained relationship
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): So let’s talk about how Wayne Brown won a rigged Mayoral Election and can the SuperCity be fixed?

Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland gets an extra year to act on govt’s housing density plan after floods
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Urban land prices have doubled in most of New Zealand’s cities
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the housing market?

1News: New university research centre hopes to transform Pacific health
Andrew Bevin (Newsroom): Nursing Council prevents training school opening, despite workforce crisis
Mana Wikaire-Lewis (Whakaata Māori): Nursing academy set up to fill shortages in health sector
Lauren Hendricksen (Newshub): Medical laboratory workforce facing ‘tsunami’ of staff resignations, fears grow for delays in services

Lane Nicholas and Katie Harris (Herald): Wellington Parliament protests: Hundreds charged but just 31 convicted so far, IPCA report released
1News: Report into police handling of Parliament occupation released today

Anna Whyte (Stuff): Double-bunking rises at Rimutaka as Corrections grapples with NZ prison staffing
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): But the Treaty DOES guarantee sovereignty to all Kiwis – stop the woke academics killing our Treaty!
Herald: Posie Parker protest: Police charge man accused of punching elderly woman in the head
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): I told you Stuff were dumping Dominion Post for woke reasons – will it make Today FM look successful
Ashleigh McCaull (RNZ): Russell readies for possible name change to Kororāreka
Katie Ham (Stuff): Auckland girl targeted by US predator, but NZ police refused to act