NZ Politics Daily: 11 May 2023

NZ Politics Daily: 11 May 2023

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): How many people don’t want Te Pāti Māori in government? (paywalled)
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Chaotic Destinations
Peter Dunne: Luxon’s no-surprise call a challenge to Hipkins
Newshub: Peter Dunne says Christopher Luxon has thrown down gauntlet to PM Chris Hipkins after National confirms it won’t work with Te Pāti Māori
Claire Trevett (Herald): Christopher Luxon rules out working with Te Pāti Māori – the day we saw him become a politician (paywalled)
Glen McConnell (Stuff): National’s Christopher Luxon grandstands on grandstanding
Ben Thomas (Stuff): Signs of strategy from Te Pāti Māori, or just acting out?
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): National and Labour are chiseling out their 2023 election attack lines
Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Luxon finalises battle lines for election
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Messy week in Parliament turns fiery, as Debbie Ngarewa-Packer launches tirade against Labour
Felix Desmarais (1News): ‘Lazy dog-whistling racism’: Greens on Nats’ announcement
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Left-aligned parties label National’s one-person-one-vote system line ‘dog-whistling’
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Christopher Luxon called out for ‘one person, one vote’ statement in Te Pāti Māori announcement
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Te Pāti Māori shrugs off National ruling out working with it, says it will continue to be ‘unapologetic Māori’ voice
James Perry (Whakaata Māori): ‘Desperation’: Tamihere slams Nats ruling out working with Māori Party
David Farrar: The proof the left ignore
Claire Trevett (Herald): National Party leader Chris Luxon won’t work with Māori Party even if it makes him PM
Felix Desmarais (1News): National says Te Pāti Māori ‘separatist’ and ‘radical’
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): National’s Christopher Luxon officially rules out working with Māori Party
RNZ: Christopher Luxon rules out working with Te Pāti Māori post-election
Bridie Witton (Post): National’s Luxon paints left as chaotic, rejects working with Te Pāti Māori
Joseph Los’e (Herald): ‘This could be the opening of the floodgates’ – John Tamihere
Tiona Wickliffe (Whakaata Māori): Kerekere hurt by bullying claim but says Greens have been racist
Giles Dexter (RNZ): Elizabeth Kerekere rules out joining Te Pāti Māori
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Labour looks for heavy hitters ahead of list rankings
Adam Pearse (Herald): ‘Gloomy Chris and Negative Nicola’: Minister pitches political Back to the Future 4 in House debate
Stuff: Tom Sainsbury and Simon Bridges discuss why satire of ex-politician was such a hit online

Taxpayers Union: Curia Poll: Centre-Right Can Form Government, $420k For A New Website, Axe The Inflation Tax
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): New Taxpayers Union Poll – ACT soar to victory while Greens stall!
Bridie Witton (Stuff): National and Act could form government, new Taxpayers’ Union Curia poll suggests
RNZ: Taxpayers Union-Curia poll points towards National-ACT government

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Grant Robertson to reveal size of savings in Budget 2023 (paywalled)
Herald Editorial: Australian surplus adds a frisson to May Budget (paywalled)
Bridie Witton (Stuff): National leader Christopher Luxon: Grant Robertson doesn’t understand the economy
1News: 90 wealthy Kiwis sign open letter asking to pay more tax
Aimee Shaw (Stuff): Wealthy New Zealanders say they want to pay more tax
Aimee Shaw (Stuff): Under-pressure business owners hope for company tax cut

Dan Brunskill (Interest): Climate Minister responds as activist lawyers seek judicial review over ETS settings
Audrey Young (Herald): Bill to ban seabed mining defeated in Parliament
Karoline Tuckey (RNZ): Bid to ban deep sea mining defeated: ‘Our community don’t want it. The public doesn’t want it’
Tema Hemi (Whakaata Māori): Ngāti Ruanui and Taranaki iwi back anti-seabed mining bill, despite Labour snub
Kirsty Johnson (Stuff): Coal boilers will be removed from schools and hospitals. ‘Cool, now do gas’
Peter Wilson (Newsroom): DoC will get back on track when perverse rules are ditched
David Williams (Newsroom): Conservation department confirms probe into SailGP race
RNZ: What effects did Cyclone Gabrielle have on native species?
Libby Kirkby-McLeod (RNZ): Waste not, want not – Hamilton cracks down on construction rubbish

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Council budget: Households face paying $560 a year more in rates, water bills and storm-related costs
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Council budget hole just got bigger – soars from $295m to $375m
1News: Auckland Council budget hole grows to $375m, equals 22.5% rates hike
RNZ: Auckland Council’s ongoing budget hole increases to $375m
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Desley Simpson has got it
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): West Coast council drops Local Government NZ membership
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Luxon suggests extra votes for landlords could go
Tom Hunt (Post): Taxpayers to help pay for Wellington’s street lamp fix (paywalled)
Tom Hunt (Post): Public Service Watch: A big hole that is a sign of things to come (paywalled)
Robin Martin (RNZ): Rates protest turns violent as dead animal, chopped tree found
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): Kaipara’s waste to energy plant push involves majority overseas-owned company
Laura Smith (Local Democracy Reporting): What should happen to Rotorua’s iconic museum? Public get a say in multimillion-dollar question
Grant Miller (ODT): Councils’ failures ‘shocking’ (paywalled)

Georgina Campbell (Herald): Dire Strait: Ferry passengers waited 5 hours on the phone to Interislander
James Robb: The KiwiRail bosses who put hundreds of lives at risk on the Kaitaki should be facing jail time
Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Five reasons one deluge brought a whole city to a halt
RNZ: Auckland Transport says ensuring people can get home in an emergency ‘work in progress’
Emma Macguire (Spinoff): Regional rail: What is, what was and what could be
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Auto industry calls for stricter air pollution tests

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teacher strike: ‘We want conditions so that we can give quality education to the students’
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): ‘Education is in crisis’: Striking secondary and area teachers march on Parliament
Emma Houpt (Herald): Bay of Plenty principals say teacher shortage has forced them to employ staff without a teaching qualification (paywalled)
Mike Hosking (Herald): Something I’ve learned this year (paywalled)
Pokere Paewai (RNZ): Waitangi Tribunal hearing underscores concern over kura kaupapa autonomy
Olivia Caldwell (Stuff): ‘Discriminatory’ Otago Boys rules suggest pupils ‘must have a date’ to the formal
ODT: Hundreds join university staff cuts protest (paywalled)
Gianina Schwanecke (Post): Victoria University considering three options for cash-strapped policy institute(paywalled)

RNZ: Family of Whangārei Boys’ High School student who died at Abbey Caves thank public for support
Niva Chittock (RNZ): Abbey Caves inquiry expected to examine reasons trip went ahead

Richard Harman: Bureaucrats spend $50 million on consultants and hold meetings for three years and find no solution (paywalled)
RNZ: MPs challenge Te Whatu Ora Health NZ over Holidays Act breaches
Karen McBride-Henry and Tara Officer (Newsroom): Hurdles ahead for winter health plan
Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Tens of thousands miss out on cancer screening due to Covid-19 disruptions
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Breast cancer screening delays may have harmed patients – Inquiry
Abbey Wakefield (1News): Mammogram delays may have harmed 10 Wellington women
Erin Gourley (Post): Investigation into mammogram delay reveals inequities for Māori and Pasifika (paywalled)
ODT: Surgeries cancelled in Dunedin
Cushla Norman (1News): Health Minister said base salaries of nurses the same as Oz – are they?
RNZ: No capacity to test adults for ADHD a ‘major issue’, GPs NZ head says
Kristopher Nielsen (The Conversation): Increased mental health awareness is one thing – but New Zealanders need greater mental health literacy too

Esther Taunton (Stuff): Commerce Commission investigating retirement villages
Anne Gibson (Herald): Commerce Commission begins retirement village probe: Is law being broken? (paywalled)

Rob Stock (Stuff): Office of Privacy Commissioner to investigate Latitude mega privacy breach
Eric Frykberg (Interest): New Zealand and Australia’s privacy watchdogs announce joint inquiry into Latitude Financial Services’ data breach

John Weekes (Herald): Bizarre NZ McDonald’s job ad excluding over-60s ‘updated’ after backlash (paywalled)
RNZ: Job ads down, more people applying for work on offer – Seek
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Vector agrees to $1.1m court-approved fine for power outages
RNZ: Vector fined almost $1.2m for excessive power outages
Esther Taunton (Stuff): ‘Unacceptable’: Westpac customers have direct debits taken twice

David Harvey: The Public Face of the Disinformation Project – Part 2A: The Papers
David Harvey: The Public Face of the Disinformation Project – Part 2B: The Mainstream Media
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Here comes the Disinformation Project pimping restrictions on free speech again
Laura López (Quillette): The Auckland Mobbing of Kellie-Jay Keen Was Fuelled by Media-Peddled Misinformation
Zoe Madden-Smith (Re: News): Extreme anti-mandate groups have a new hobby: transphobia
Virginia Fallon (Post): Reading between the covers of the culture war on books

Glenn McConnell (Post): Government snaps up second Wellington car park for public housing (paywalled)
Charlotte Graham-McLay (Guardian): New Zealand house prices drop again but still out of reach for first-time buyers
Miriam Bell (Stuff): April house sales near lowest level since records began

Lisa Marriott and Edward Willis (The Conversation): White-collar criminals benefit from leniency provisions in NZ law – why the disparity with other kinds of crime?
Amanda Thomas The threat to democracy when authorities crack down on protesters (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): Political leaders too timid to push for republic (paywalled)
Denis O’Reilly (Herald): Census: Stats NZ’s approach to Māori data collection doesn’t make sense to me
Eric Frykberg (Interest): Australia sides with NZ over Canada trade dispute
Tom Hunt (Post): Department of Corrections restructure coming: ‘There is a lot of angst’
Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Court of Appeal finds officer illegally photographed man during random traffic stop
No Right Turn: A warning shot to police on privacy
Jody O’Callaghan (Stuff): Okains Bay Museum needs $15,700 for leaky spouting repairs to protect rare taonga