NZ Politics Daily: 7 July 2023

NZ Politics Daily: 7 July 2023

Peter Dunne: Politicians failing those at risk
Ian Hyslop: Institutions, abuse and alternatives
Moana Eruera (Herald): Do we really need another youth justice residence review?
RNZ: Oranga Tamariki staff organise fights between youths to show who’s boss, ex-resident says
1News: Mum of boy beaten in OT facility says he made shank to protect himself

Chris Trotter: An Electoral Taniwha is rising
Derek Cheng (Herald): What Prime Minister Chris Hipkins was told about Michael Wood’s inability to sell his airport shares by Cabinet Office
Brent Edwards (NBR): Oranga Tamariki, Kiri Allan, larger deficit, and rent controls
Danyl McLauchlan (Listener/Herald): Political week in review (paywalled)
Lamia Imam (Post): What the smaller parties bring to government (paywalled)
Ross Stitt (Herald): The rise of Generation Left could spell trouble for National (paywalled)
Craig Greaves (The Australian): Like the Titan, NZ Labour is threatening to implode under pressure(paywalled)
Martin Devlin (The Platform): “Old man howls at moon. Again”
1News: Luxon calls Labour’s election strategy ‘sad and pathetic’
Kelly Makiha (Herald): Merepeka Raukawa-Tait to stand for Te Pāti Māori in Rotorua general electorate
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Te Pāti Māori announces Merepeka Raukawa-Tait will fight general electorate seat
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Merepeka Raukawa-Tait will run for Māori Party in Rotorua
RNZ: Merepeka Raukawa-Tait to contest Rotorua for Te Pāti Māori

Matthew Hooton (Herald): Forget about election bribes – this Government has spent all the money (paywalled)
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): Will clobbering the indebted cool inflation? (paywalled)
David Hargreaves (Interest): The economic slowdown begins in earnest – so just how slow will it go?
Cameron Bagrie (BusinessDesk): You could point the finger at the economy, but the real villain is inflation (paywalled)
Eric Frykberg (Interest): Treasury analyst says national income data shows New Zealand’s economy in a better light than our productivity performance
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Household savings drop by $874 million as spending outpaces income rise
Dan Brunskill (Interest): NZ households lose $42.7 billion in three months but keep spending
Liam Dann (Herald): Kiwis’ net wealth and savings fall as housing slump takes toll (paywalled)

Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Government oversold what health changes would mean
Ian Powell (The Common Room): Our scary public hospital crisis+
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Report sheds light on health project overruns and delays: ‘Takes longer, costs more’
Fiona Ellis (ODT): Dunedin Hospital reached an ‘extreme overload’ alert level hit more than 30 times last year (paywalled)
Sarah Dalton (Stuff): What rebuilding the health workforce actually means
Rachel Thomas (Post): Public Service Watch: A pivotal week for health (paywalled)
RNZ: Maternal immunisation in NZ ‘suboptimal and inequitable’ – report
Finlay Dunseath (Stuff): Midwives to receive pay boost as Te Whatu Ora reaches union agreement
RNZ: Midwives to get 15% rise as part of pay equity negotiations
Derek Cheng (Herald): Government defends half a billion dollar spend on rapid antigen tests still to be used
Hannah Martin (Stuff): National registry launched to help quantify burden of long Covid in Aotearoa
Niki Bezzant (RNZ): Why now’s the time to break up with alcohol (not just for July)
Annemarie Quill (Stuff): ‘Like a drug dealer waving at you’: Rehab next to bottle shop
Fiona Ellis (ODT): Sophia’s parents back opposition to easy alcohol
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Third medical school could jam doctor pipeline
BusinessDesk: Union calls Nats’ proposed third medical school a ‘vanity’ project
Torika Tokalau (Stuff): Pacific health students awarded scholarships for health, disability-related courses
Rachel Moore (Stuff): Suicide risk unintended consequence of assisted death, study finds

Herald Editorial: Housing as a human right, too right
RNZ: Housing watchdog would mean accountability and overview of pinch points – agencies
Russell Palmer (RNZ): ACT and Greens urge action, not rhetoric, over housing
Newshub: Politicians not on same page over Human Rights Commission’s new housing report
Robin Martin (RNZ): New Plymouth council survey frustrates homeless, emergency housing provider
Oliver Lewis (BusinessDesk): Bipartisan housing accord blame game (paywalled)
Herald: Mortgage pain: Four major banks hike home loan rates
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Westpac, ANZ lifts home loan rates
Miriam Bell (Stuff): NZ slumps to near bottom in international house price growth ranks

Gianina Schwanecke (Post): Education Ministry spends $10.4 million on temporary workers (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Senior research fellow warns universities will need to teach science from scratch if new curriculum implemented
Josie Pagani (Stuff): The role of science in making us all equal
Ashleigh McCaull (RNZ): ‘I don’t know enough’ – Science teacher concerned about integrating mātauranga Māori
RNZ: Children spending a third of after-school time on screens, study finds
Herald: NZ kids spend a third of after-school time on screens, call for urgent online regulations
Amy Wiggins (Herald): Boys do better at single-sex schools, latest New Zealand study shows (paywalled)
1News: Is the concept of single-sex schools outdated?
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): University defends staff against ‘inflammatory’ attack from high-profile donors (paywalled)

Mike Lee (Daily Blog): The airport debate and why selling robs Auckland’s future generations
Erin Johnson (Stuff): Auckland councillor questions emergency review which could have helped during January flooding
David Williams (Newsroom): Christchurch council staff vent anger on leadership
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Water entities need crown debt backing at start-up: Tim Brown (paywalled)
RNZ: Wellington City Council signs deal to build sewage sludge treatment plant
1News: Rates rise: How much more will you be paying?

Kristie Boland (Stuff): Accusations of racism from protesters as ‘Stop Co-Governance’ event bars Māori women
Shania Callender (Bay of Plenty Times): Rawiri Waititi believes stop co-governance meetings at Mount Maunganui instilling ‘fear in people’
Tumamao Harawira (Whakaata Māori): Stop co-governance roadshow hits Tauranga next

Simon Wilson (Herald): Wayne Brown, Leo Molloy, Sir Graham Henry, Guy Williams, Sean Plunket front foul-mouthed charity debate
Seni Iasona and Perry Wilton (Newshub): Leo Molloy apologises after fake food menu at Auckland fundraiser dubbed ‘childish’, racist, ‘anti-queer’

Shannon Redstall (Stuff): CERA duo avoid prison after abuse of power in post-quake Christchurch
1News: Pair sentenced over ‘egregious’ corruption in wake of ChCh quake
RNZ: Ex-CERA workers sentenced to home detention for fraud

Ella Somers (BusinessDesk): NZ Sugar faces criminal charges over sugar recall (paywalled)
Matt Porter (ODT): Students horrified by Queenstown bar’s nudes-for-drinks offer
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ComCom issues ‘stop now’ letter to One NZ over satellite claim
RNZ: Commerce Commission asks One NZ to stop ‘100% mobile coverage’ campaign
NBR: ComCom forces One NZ to stop ‘misleading’ ads (paywalled)
RNZ: Federated Farmers elects Wayne Langford as national president

Jack Tame (1News): The missing piece of the law and order debate
ODT Editorial: Ganging up on a red-faced moment (paywalled)
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): The email, text and phone scams that are catching people out
Rebecca Stevenson (Interest): Text messaging isn’t secure and shouldn’t be used by banks, or anyone, for verification: TCF boss Paul Brislen says
Emma Hatton (Newsroom): Calls to rein in expanding police workload
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Police Minister Ginny Andersen says Mt Roskill dairy attack ‘abhorrent’

Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Kiwis don’t understand how to fight climate change – poll
Justin Wong (Post): Kāpiti Coast council drops 2025 emissions target, opts to be net-zero by 2040 (paywalled)
Finn Blackwell and Jordan Dunn (RNZ): ‘Can these homes stay where they are?’ Rotorua mayor considers options for properties around Lake Rotomā
David Hill Local (Democracy Reporting): Managed retreat an option in council plan for North Canterbury beach settlement

Geoffrey Miller (Democracy Reporting): New Zealand gets ready to embrace NATO
Gordon Campbell: On relying on Israeli news narratives about Palestine
Nicholas Ross Smith (Newsroom): How to be friends with China
Soumya Bhamidipati (RNZ): China, New Zealand find common ground in scientific collaboration – report
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): The small state battling Chinese coercion

Mildred Armah (Stuff): Asylum seekers live on $40/week, sleep at bus stops in long wait for refugee status
Laine Priestley (ODT): Refugees targeted by racists (paywalled)
Tim Brown (RNZ): Family who fled war-torn Syria fear for safety following suspected arson, abuse

Kate Green (RNZ): Passenger rail inquiry advises govt to investigate four new North Island services
Anna Whyte (Post): Wellington bus drivers still waiting for promised pay rise (paywalled)
Tom Kitchin (RNZ): The Detail: Why city centres are going car-free

Shayne Currie (Herald): Media Insider: Linda Clark’s new TVNZ role; Ali Mau’s Stuff move; Grant Nisbett on his rugby commentating career
Daniel Dunkley (BusinessDesk): TVNZ chair appointment causes conflict of interest concerns (paywalled)

Tom Hunt (Stuff): Four in five Kiwis believe some disinformation, report finds
Kayla Kingdon-Bebb, Nicola Toki and Gary Taylor (Post): Ocean sanctuary debacle illustrates need for ocean management overhaul (paywalled)
Lloyd Burr (Newshub): Greens back farmers over wool product snubbed by Education ministry, but National’s Christopher Luxon focused on ‘value for money’
George Block (Herald): Former political figure accused of historical sexual offending to keep name secret until after election and through to trial
Adam Burns (RNZ): Super Rugby teams launch appeal against ‘cash grab’ ACC levy
RNZ: ‘Doubly hard’ – Loafers Lodge fight to keep damaged possessions
Stuff: Precious photos from fatal Wellington fire lost, but some items can be saved