Political Roundup: 27 October 2022

But ‘they’re just living their best life, namaste’ doesn’t really cut it as a fucking defence does it?

Items of interest and importance today

Jonathan Hill (Stuff): Lobbying: slow our own revolving door
Peter Dunne: PM must make a call on her future
Duncan Garner (Today FM): Jacinda Ardern ain’t dead yet Rachel Smalley, just a bit closer…
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): About those rumours that Jacinda Ardern will soon resign
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): 12 things the National Party says it will repeal, reverse and scrap
RNZ: Luxon wants quotas for health, none for National’s caucus diversity
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Christopher Luxon: National has ‘turned the page’ on infighting
Michael Neilson (Herald): Hamilton West byelection: Former National MP Tim Macindoe not seeking party candidacy
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Tim Macindoe not seeking National Party candidacy for Hamilton West by-election
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern touches down in Antarctica
Nathan Morton (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hitches ride to Antarctica with US Air Force
Shane Jones (Herald): Government is chasing its ideological tail (paywalled)
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Why won’t the Govt get tough on those abusing the system?
Johnny Blades (RNZ): Historic gender achievement in Parliament with MP’s swearing-in
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Parliament was nearly locked down as police chased firearm reports
Brian Easton (Pundit): Book of the Week: Oh, Jim

Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Spinoff): Fair Pay Agreements herald a new dawn for workers – but what exactly are they?
Bridie Witton (Stuff): Fair Pay Bill which empowers unions to push up wages comes into law
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Fair Pay Agreements: Biggest shakeup in workplace relations passes into law
1News: Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes third reading in Parliament
RNZ: Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes third reading in Parliament
No Right Turn: Labour actually achieves something!
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Michael Wood is the Leader Labour Party desperately needs
Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Spinoff): A win for Uber drivers in court is one momentous step in the road to recognition
Peter Griffin (BusinessDesk): Uber’s bleak vision for the gig economy is dead (paywalled)
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Negotiations start for public service pay increase, five agencies pause industrial action
Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): All of public service pay rise under negotiation (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Over 4000 nurses around New Zealand to walk off job over pay disparity
Lloyd Burr (Today FM): How many more nurse strikes will it take?
George Heagney (Stuff): ‘Devastated’ Massey staff strike for a third time as they call for pay increase

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Unemployment must rise before inflation comes under control: Economists
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Cost of living outpaces inflation, jumping by 7.7%
David Hargreaves (Interest): Statistics New Zealand says annual inflation for households was 7.7% in the year to September, fueled by housing and food costs
Herald: Household inflation: Superannuitants get hammered, all households face rising prices
David Hargreaves (Interest): ANZ Business Outlook: ‘Inflation pressures remain intense’
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Official Cash Rate explainer: Why interest rate hikes are the go-to response and will they actually lower inflation?
RNZ: Businesses gloomier as costs, labour shortages ensure rough ride continues
Jonathan Mitchell (NBR): More gloom, more pain, more rate hikes expected (paywalled)
David Hargreaves (Interest): Independent economic researchers see global economy next year meeting the ‘old’ IMF description of a recession, NZ’s economy WILL tip into recession; house prices here down 25%
Roger Partridge (Herald): Why RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr should be in Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s sights (paywalled)
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Free trade is dead, long live the knowledge economy (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): PwC raises concern with Minister about tax law change process (paywalled)
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Commerce Commission warned as big credit card firms resist crackdown

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ANZ: House prices likely to fall 27%
1News: ANZ warns house prices will fall at least 27%
Greg Ninness (Interest): ANZ economists say housing market green shoots ‘seem to have shrivelled up’
Greg Ninness (Interest): Major turnaround in supply of new housing compared to demand

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Ben Thomas (Stuff): Social investment is the fence at the top of the cliff
Joel Maxwell (Stuff): What Māori retirement looks like: Only one in 1000 Māori reaching 90
Esther Taunton (Stuff): ‘Unaffordable, oppressive lending’ could leave beneficiary car-less and $8k in debt
Herald: One in 10 Kiwi kids face ‘dual burden’ of poverty, climate impacts – report
William Hewett (Newshub): Christopher Luxon says he supports organisations rather than giving money to homeless after PM spotted giving cash to person in need
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait (Bay of Plenty Times): When it comes to social services, it’s results that count (paywalled)
The Standard: Why won’t Labour help disabled people out of poverty?
Damien Venuto (Herald): The hidden crime wave New Zealand doesn’t want to discuss

Nick Truebridge (Newshub): Emergency doctors call on Government for new targets to help reduce ED wait times
Herald Editorial: Wait times at emergency departments need urgent action (paywalled)
Megan Wilson (Herald): Bay of Plenty: Renal patients choosing palliative care over treatment due to lack of resources
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Patient with Crohn’s disease left in ED corridor unattended for five hours before being moved to ward in Christchurch Hospital – wife
William Hewett (Newshub): Christopher Luxon calls for Government to prioritise more funding for frontline nurses as severe staffing issues cripple sector
Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Is there a doctor in the house? Is there a doctor in the country?
Jonathan Leask (RNZ): ‘Make her death mean something’: Rushtons deliver impassioned plea to Select Committee
Jamie Morton (Herald): Covid-19: Modeller challenges ministry’s isolation advice
RNZ: NZ likely to share Singapore’s fate with sharp rise in Covid cases expected
Tom Hunt and Morgane Solignac (Stuff): Cabin fever for cruise ship guests after possible Covid isolation breach
Kate Green (RNZ): Cruise ship with Covid-19 cases failed to follow current isolation guidelines
Mergan Wilson (Herald): Mental health: Police callouts increase over five-year period in Tauranga and Rotorua (paywalled)

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Children’s commissioner demands action as promised school disputes panel yet to be set up
1News: School absenteeism rise ‘a perfect storm’ – truancy officer
Lee Kenny (Stuff): ‘Shocking’ results of school sexual harassment surveys confirm what young women already know
Lee Kenny (Stuff): Survey shows 21 students at a Christchurch girls’ school have been the victim of rape or near rape
Adam Burns (RNZ): Survey of two Christchurch high schools reveals scale of sexual harassment
Today FM: Christchurch High School Principal ‘concerned’ by sexual harassment report
Wilhelmina Shrimpton (Today FM): It seems like sexual harassment is simultaneously demonised & normalised
Jonathan Killick (Stuff): Auckland homeless could be displaced as Dilworth School extends $1b property empire

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Government insists no deal done to get New Zealand influencer couple out of Iran
Thomas Manch and Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Government did not cut a deal to free two New Zealanders held in Iran, Grant Robertson says
Adam Pearse (Herald): Acting PM Grant Robertson denies Govt struck a deal with Iran to allow Kiwis to exit
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Topher Richwhite, Bridget Thackwray: How New Zealand officials negotiated Kiwi influencers out of Iran
Thomas Manch (Stuff): New Zealand couple detained in Iran were warned not to travel into the hard-line country
Thomas Manch (Stuff): Kiwi influencers who disappeared in protest-stricken Iran for four months ‘safe and well’ after being detained
Adam Pearse (Herald): Jacinda Ardern discusses case of two New Zealand influencers who were detained in Iran
Molly Swift (Newshub): Topher Richwhite, Bridget Thackwray: Travel expert says ‘self-responsibility was sadly lacking’ by influencers who entered Iran
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): NZ media self censors 2 rich social media influencer wankers being detained in Iran while softening our criticism of Iran’s outrageous human rights abuses?

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Dubai company eyeing takeover and lease of Ports of Auckland business
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland mayor Wayne Brown’s slow reveal of what ‘change and fix’ might look like
Glen McConnell (Stuff): Nanaia Mahuta, Wayne Brown open to collaborating on Three Waters
Jess Berentson-Shaw (Newsroom): Racism gets in the way of all our good health
Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Defund Ponsonby (and give the money to suburbs that actually accept new housing)
Herald: New Christchurch Mayor Phil Mauger’s mantra: ‘An honest day’s work’
RNZ: Women rising to the top on regional councils
Max Frethey (Local Democracy Reporting): Māori Ward councillor hopeful for future despite low turnout
Logan Savory (Stuff): Mana whenua rep turns back on Ka Mate haka; is it offensive or not?

Richard Harman: Farmer emissions rebellion grows (paywalled)
Evan Harding (Stuff): Fed Farmers call for alternative farming emissions proposal
Tony Wall (Stuff): Hundreds gather in Tūhoe country to protest ‘desecration’ of back country huts
Katie Todd (RNZ): Hikers, hunters feel ignored as Te Uruwera huts demolished
Joanne Naish and Sinead Gill (Stuff): The legal quirks behind the ‘theft’ of a 23-million-year-old whale fossil cut from West Coast rock
Lois Williams (Newsroom): Māori say fossil-takers acted without permission
Natasha Frost (New York Times): ‘It’s bloody tragic’: 23-million-year-old fossil hacked out of West Coast riverbank (paywalled)
Brendon McMahon (Local Democracy Reporting): 1080 use by DOC helpful, but alternatives being investigated

Herald: Kiri Allan lashes NZ Rugby as All Blacks and Black Ferns schedule clash
1News: Kiri Allan slams NZR for ‘disgraceful’ rugby schedule clash
Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): All Blacks vs Black Ferns: Incompetence from NZR even worse than malevolence

Simon Bridges (NBR): Creative NZ Shakespeare debacle tells us a lot about Aotearoa NZ (paywalled)
Barry King (The Conversation): Much ado about Shakespeare – why it’s time for a New Zealand national theatre
Katy Jones (Stuff): Student says Shakespeare important to contemporary Māori
Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Teen theatre troupe thrilled by PM’s intervention in Shakespeare drama

Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Xi’s growing power brings risks for NZ
Adam Pearse (Herald): ‘Say sorry’: Act stonewalls unified message against Iran unless Green MP apologises

Benedict Collins (1News): Malachi Subecz’s whānau called Govt for help as boy lay dying
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Discomfort at three terror law changes in three years
Phil Pennignton (RNZ): US firm contracted for national transport ticketing system involved in weapons manufacturing
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): James Shaw backs changing New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa
Tom Pullar Strecker (Stuff): Ministry of Energy needed to pave way for $42b of investment, says Vector
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The secret media meetings for political censorship of the 2023 election & why TDB can’t cover them
Emile Donovan (RNZ): Making a point with a protest
Robert Bartholomew (Herald): The real life documentary ‘No Māori Allowed’ strikes a raw nerve for some in our society
John MacDonald (Herald): Police need the power to pursue
Making a point with a protest

Herewini Waikato (Te Ao – Māori News): Bravery star for Whakaari eruption rescue but Work Safe still taking pilot to court