NZ Politics Daily: 13 June 2023

NZ Politics Daily: 13 June 2023

Brent Edwards (NBR): The NBR List 2023: National, Act benefit from Lister donations (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): Threat to New Zealand’s social cohesion (paywalled)
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): Trust and cohesion of NZ society in peril, says Sir Peter Gluckman and others (paywalled)
Newstalk ZB: Alarm bells ringing over pressures New Zealand’s social cohesion is facing
Duncan Garner (NBR): If Labour and National fail us, who can we turn to? (paywalled)
Heather Roy (Post): Individual votes belong to the people, not the political parties (paywalled)
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Former PM: Unauthorised Three Waters changes are ‘serious’ and warrant review
Farah Hancock and Guyon Espiner (RNZ): The Interview: Who hogs the microphone when political leaders do their weekly rounds?
Dave Armstrong (Post): Here’s what Labour’s caucus ‘really’ talked about
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Senior National MP Michael Woodhouse apologises for calling Education Minister Jan Tinetti a ‘good girl’
No Right Turn: Naked corruption

Felix Desmarais (1News): ‘Predatory delay’: Environmental group shuns Nats’ ag policy
Glenn McConnell (Post): Pressure on Government to present agricultural emissions plan as National rules out ETS (paywalled)
Olivia Wannan (Stuff): Government’s climate donations set up dairy farming overseas
Will Trafford (Whakaata Māori): ‘Coalition of colonisers’ – Ngarewa-Packer slams Māori MPs for climate inaction, says Nats/ Act would be worse
Felix Desmarais (1News): Luxon calls NZ a ‘negative, wet, whiny’ country
Lloyd Burr (Newshub): Christopher Luxon calls New Zealand ‘very negative, wet, whiney, inward-looking’
Poppy Clark (Stuff): Christopher Luxon calls NZ a ‘very negative, wet, whiny, inward-looking country’
Herald: Chris Hipkins pushes back against Luxon’s ‘negative, wet, and whiny’ comments
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): As planet burns, National will allow farmers to pollute until 2030
Anneke Smith (RNZ): National wants to keep agriculture off the ETS, give farmers more time before paying for emissions
Felix Desmarais (1News): National vows to keep agriculture out of Emissions Trading Scheme
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): National’s climate moo-turn: Agricultural emissions pricing delayed to 2030
Brent Edwards (NBR): National’s policy to price on-farm emissions (paywalled)
Riley Kennedy (BusinessDesk): Agriculture emissions pricing should be delayed, says National (paywalled)

Gordon Campbell: On changing the GE rules
RNZ: Biotech and agritech firms welcome National’s plan to rethink genetic modification ban
Keiller MacDuff and Sinead Gill (Post): Scientists welcome possible changes to rules on genetic modification (paywalled)
RNZ: Changes to genetic modification rules would benefit the economy – National
Imogen Wells (Stuff): Newsable: what you need to know about gene editing

RNZ: Child poverty group backs Green Party tax policy but National says it will affect investments
Rob Campbell (Newsroom): There is no free lunch; some people have no lunch
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Greens co-leader James Shaw on Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking to discuss party’s tax policy
Shanti Mathias (Spinoff): James Shaw is showing us the money
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Chris Hipkins won’t say if he backs Greens’ tax ideas, will reveal Labour’s policy closer to election
1News: Politicians, tax expert split on Green’s ‘Income Guarantee’ plan
Ian Taylor (Herald): Wealth tax: An open letter to Chlöe Swarbrick and the Greens
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): I hate wealth taxes even more than I hate CGTs
Emile Donovan (Stuff): Newsable: Do wealth taxes actually work?

Rob Stock (Stuff): Auditor-General ‘not yet certain’ PGF reset delivered value for money
Dan Brunskill (Interest): Auditor-General lacks confidence that Provincial Growth Fund money is being well spent
Brent Edwards (NBR): Spending on Covid-19 projects criticised

Geoffrey Miller (Democracy Project): What to expect from Chris Hipkins’ trip to China
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Chris Hipkins’ highwire China visit
Thomas Manch (Stuff): PM Chris Hipkins announces trip to Beijing, as NZ joins anti-China statement
Anna Whyte and Luke Malpass (Stuff): PM Chris Hipkins to lead trade delegation to China
Felix Desmarais (1News): Hipkins to lead trade delegation to China at end of the month
Dan Brunskill (Interest): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will lead a trade delegation to China in June amid heightened competition between global superpowers
RNZ: Defence Minister to travel to Fiji for Status of Forces Agreement signing
Kim Moodie (RNZ): Chinese demand for New Zealand goods more subdued than hoped – economist
David Williams (Herald): Russia-Ukraine war: Laser Kiwi flag spotted on battlefield among NZ fighters

Chris Trotter: Rewriting History
Daniel Dunkley (BusinessDesk): RNZ news culture questioned as Russia crisis deepens (paywalled)
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): If you are shocked by pro Russian ‘propaganda’ at RNZ, wait till you see all the pro American and pro China propaganda in our mainstream media
Steven Cowan: RNZ wheels in behind the Govt on Ukraine
Sanjana Hattotuwa (Stuff): The idea that New Zealand is safe from Russian disinformation is an ‘enduring fiction’
RNZ: Pro-Russia edits at RNZ may have been happening for years
Ryan Anderson, Torika Tokalau and Karanama Ruru (Stuff): RNZ reporter had been editing stories for several years without being queried
1News: RNZ boss says ‘pro-Kremlin garbage’ eluded editing systems
RNZ: RNZ chief executive apologises after pro-Russian sentiment added to stories
RNZ: Prime Minister Chris Hipkins responds to questions on RNZ investigation into pro-Russia editing
RNZ: ‘We are in the war’: Ukrainian man says altered stories on RNZ must be taken seriously
1News: RNZ’s pro-Russia edits ‘shocking’, ‘damaging’ – community rep

Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Cash-strapped Waikato University has paid former cabinet minister Steven Joyce nearly $1 million
Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): Mayor, ex-PM join call for Government to ‘Save Tertiary Education
Fiona Ellis (ODT): Uni pleads with Govt for more funding (paywalled)
ODT Editorial: Teachers are testing parental limits (paywalled)
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Striking teachers are losing parent’s support
Rachel Moore (Stuff): Parents frustrated over teachers strikes, ‘total nightmare’ school year
Alexa Cook (Newshub): Parents fume, call on teachers to accept pay offer as rolling strikes force kids to take more days off
William Hewett (Newshub): Parents frustrated as teachers’ strikes resume forcing students to miss more school
RNZ: ‘Teachers don’t want to be doing this’: Secondary teachers begin new round of industrial action
Rachel Moore and Anna Whyte (Stuff): Bargaining to resume for secondary schools as teacher strikes ramp up

Tom Dillane (Herald): Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s $300,000 legal bill at law firm providing advice on flood review, council budget (paywalled)
Simon Wilson (Herald): Mayor Wayne Brown gets his budget, Auckland Transport staff get an apology(paywalled)
Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s budget could cost households up to $1000 extra in rates and water bills
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Wellington water crisis: Capital residents faces boil notices this summer(paywalled)
Justin Wong (Post): Public Service Watch: Shining a light on Porirua City Council’s closed-door workshops(paywalled)
David Williams (Newsroom): Beleaguered city council drops ball on pay
RNZ: Petition calls for Gore chief executive Stephen Parry to resign
Maia Hart (Local Democracy Reporting): Battle over farmer’s wild pine control heading to High Court
Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): Former Hutt City councillor stops repaying $300k owed to creditors

Rob Campbell (Herald): Luxon’s lack of Māori health knowledge will take more than two aspirin to remedy
Michaela Pointon (Rotorua Daily Post): National Party plans to scrap Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority under fire
Ruth Hill (RNZ): Health agency admits need to review funding for travelling cancer patients
RNZ: Covid-19 update: 9883 new cases reported, 37 more deaths
Megan Wilson (Herald): Mental health: Tauranga man with anxiety, depression speaks out as National calls for mental health minister
Brittany Keogh (Stuff): Move immunisations away from GPs to help Māori tamariki: experts
Brittany Keogh (Post): ‘Ticking time bomb’ – Fewer than half of Māori babies are fully vaccinated by 6 months (paywalled)
Tamara Poi-Ngawhika (BusinessDesk): First GP practices likely to fail as ‘disaster’ looms
Kate Oktay (ODT): The promise of medicinal cannabis is going up in smoke (paywalled)

Aaron Dahmen (Herald): Kāinga Ora evicts three people for unruly behaviour in 18 months since promised crackdown on disruptive clients
Leighton Keith (Open Justice Reporting): Kāinga Ora must pay up for a second time after failing to control tenant’s unruly neighbours
Mark John (ODT): New homes to meet ‘urgent requirement’
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Bishop moves diagonally on housing
Greg Ninness (Interest): New Zealand’s average dwelling value dropped another $13,571 last month
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Average asking price for properties on Trade Me down $100,000

Max Rashbrooke (Spinoff): Has Labour worsened inequality?
Seni Iasona (Newshub): Rob Campbell, Dave Letele working on ‘poor list’ to be released alongside rich list
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Record wide current account deficit likely to continue in Stats NZ data for year to March (paywalled)
David Hargreaves (Interest): ‘Rolling the roulette wheel on the NZ economy’
Brianna McIlraith (Stuff): The campaign encouraging women to better engage with their KiwiSavers

1News: Bank customer’s warning after losing $60k in fake IRD texts scam
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Customer refunded $60k lost to ‘IR’ phishing scam
William Hewett (Newshub): New data shows supply costs still increasing but Brad Olsen says ‘tide is turning’ on supermarket prices
1News: Supermarket supplier costs 8.8% higher than a year ago
Alka Prasad (Herald): Retail spending slump signals looming economic downturn (paywalled)
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Retail spending drops month-on-month for the first time this year

Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Cabinet backs two bidders for Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
Tim Hunter (NBR): Govt confirms backing for Ruapehu skifield bids
Karen Rutherford (Newshub): Minister of Regional Development Kiri Allan holds emergency meeting with hapū over future of Ruapehu’s ski fields
Brent Melville (BusinessDesk): Ruapehu season at stake as MBIE accused of backdoor deals (paywalled)

Gerhard Uys (Stuff): New beef snack bar made from bobby calves raised to 12 months
JS Rowarth (Stuff): The problems with a regenerative farming approach in New Zealand

Jonathan Mitchell (NBR): Govt pushed to consider rebates for e-bikes and scooters (paywalled)
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Sustainable flying: living the pipedream (paywalled)
1News: PM to open new Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway later this week

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Post): Govt paid Fifa $9.25 million for Women’s World Cup (paywalled)
Martin Devlin (NBR): Rugby NZ and Ruby Tui both wrong on rainbow divide (paywalled)
Dana Johannsen (Stuff): Athletics NZ used taxpayer funds to employ disgraced coach despite serious allegations

Zane Small (Newshub): South Auckland local says guns now as easy to get as drugs amid spate of shootings
The Hui (Newshub): Cyclone Gabrielle: Hawke’s Bay marae still sheltering at least 80 flood victims
Te Rina Kowhai (Newshub): Māori leaders call on King Charles, New Zealand Government to reject Doctrine of Christian Discovery
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Duty lawyers threaten mass walkout over pay rate stalemate
Jarrod Gilbert (Herald): Why we should all be speaking more te reo Māori (paywalled)
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Church behind ‘elaborate’ scheme exploiting migrant workers appeals
1News: National inquiry into historic treatment of Māori soldiers begins
Finlay Dunseath (Stuff): Hazara family dedicated to uplifting fellow refugees in Aotearoa
Will Mace (NBR): Yet another day in court for Wakatū Inc (paywalled)