Political Roundup: 13 January 2023


Items of interest and importance today

Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Move to police financial interests in healthcare desperately needed, radiologists say
Rachel Maher (Herald): 90-year-old left bleeding on bathroom floor with head injury for two hours while waiting for ambulance
Selah Hart (Herald): Empowering communities to effectively combat alcohol harm
Richard Prebble: Red tape is a toothache that needs extracting
Jamie Morton (Herald): Covid-19: Kiwi-made booster edges closer to human trials
Christopher Snowdon (Spiked): The road to prohibition

Daniel Smith (Stuff): Is the golden era for workers over?
BusinessDesk: Bounce back in job applications, back to pre-pandemic numbers
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: Four-day week pioneer Andrew Barnes on changing the way we work
1News: Kiwi households advised to prepare for recession
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): How much are we saving thanks to the Govt’s crackdown on Visa and Mastercard fees? (paywalled)
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): National says ministers should have done more as alarm grows over CO2 shortage
John Weekes (Herald): CO2 shortage: Freight gets a fright, better diversity of supply needed now, National says (paywalled)
Ben Moore (BusinessDesk): My precious: digging into TVNZ and Vodafone’s One brand battle (paywalled)

Gordon Campbell: On the cult of political boldness
Brent Edwards (NBR): Christopher Luxon’s bid to be Prime Minister (paywalled)
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Summer off politics: Tāmati Coffey is getting ready for baby number two

David Fisher (Herald): How police avoid a warrant to search for your car (paywalled)
Aaron Hendry (Herald): More police officers will not reduce crime (paywalled)
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The class war race tensions at the heart of ram raids, the madness of ankle bracelets on children and why legalising Cannabis is a solution to organised crime

Helen Harvey (Taranaki Daily News): Nearly 200 council staff in Taranaki earn six figures
Tina Law (Press): Destiny Church pastor Derek Tait falls foul of election rules – again
Chris Lynch: ChristchurchNZ outsources city’s brand and destination management project to Canadian company
Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Stand up to helipad wannabes, Mike Lee (and others) tell council planners

Gianina Schwanecke (Stuff): Teacher unions support extra Covid-19 boosters before school returns
Katy Jones (Stuff): Acclaimed anti-bullying programme to be trialled in New Zealand
George Heagney (Stuff): Massey Uni finances improve but multimillion-dollar loss still predicted
David Lillis: Reactions to the Proposed New Zealand Curriculum Refresh

Esther Taunton (Stuff): Townhouses, apartments drive building consent growth
RNZ: Townhouses and multi-units drive increase in consents – Stats NZ
Tony Alexander (One Roof): Will house prices recover in 2023?

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Olivia Wannan (Stuff): The case for banning some of New Zealand’s shortest flights
1News: 41% increase in ‘serious’ data breaches – Privacy Commissioner
Sinead Gill (Stuff): Body found in Ukraine may be linked to missing Kiwi, reports say
Melanie Earley (Stuff): Greyhound dies after suffering ‘catastrophic injuries’ during Auckland race
Anna Whyte (Stuff): Wellington bus woes expected to continue as driver numbers still dropping
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): What should NZ do about Iran? Russia? China? Israel? Australia? America? UK? The Pacific?


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