Political Roundup: 19 January 2022


Items of interest and importance today

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): National reshuffle awaits, Labour and Nat MPs descend on Napier for awkward week (paywalled)
Felix Desmarais (1News): Analysis: The three Government announcements pundits expect next week
Will Trafford (Whakaata Māori): No guarantee Māori-stacked cabinet will continue – Ardern
Stuff: Wealthy donors set National and ACT up for election year
Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Election 2023: let the shadow boxing commence (paywalled)
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Summer break replaced with reshuffles and resets for MPs
Ben Thomas (Stuff): Sleight of hand needed to reshuffle the deck
David Fisher (Herald): ‘Dirty politics’ and stacked selection claims in National Party electorate fracas (paywalled)
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Allegations of dirty politics in National candidate selection as parties set to kick off political year
Deena Coster (Stuff): Barbara Kuriger rules out quitting politics after ‘most testing time’ in her career
Giles Dexter (RNZ): Retiring MPs reflect on their decision, look to the future
Steven Cowan: John Minto: Putting his trust in the Māori Party

Barbara Dreaver (1News): 40% of Pasifika living in home not big enough for family
Lucy Xia (RNZ): Four out of 10 Pacific people living in crowded homes
Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Housing in Aotearoa fails to meet cultural needs of Pasifika, report finds
Benn Bathgate (Stuff): 350 home govt project on site Minister once ruled too risky for 80 homes
Carmen Hall (Herald): Government buys same Rotorua land it rejected private development on, plans 350 homes
Josie Pagani (Today FM): This housing crisis has actually been a wage problem all along
RNZ: Embattled homeowners get ‘creative’ as monthly interest payment up $2000
Georgina Campbell (Herald): ‘A tragedy’: Wellington’s desperate rental rush is crushing spirits
Shanti Mathias (Spinoff): Promises and pitfalls: What to expect as a renter in 2023
MIriam Bell (Stuff): Trade Me property asking prices fall 6% in post pandemic ‘come down’
David Hargreaves (Interest): NZ housing on a slippery slope
1News: Median house prices continue to drop annually – REINZ
RNZ: Buyers cautious despite huge drops in property values
Jenny Ruth (BusinessDesk): Is the house price crash nearly over? (paywalled)
Grady Connell (Today FM): Will house prices continue to tumble or will the election be a saviour?

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): NZ may have entered recession as consumers obey Reserve Bank and cut spending
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): ‘Worst of all worlds’: Recession could arrive faster than expected, as inflation still up (paywalled)
David Hargreaves (Interest): Sharp fall in retail spending points to looming slowdown for the economy
Damien Venuto (Herald): The Front Page: Recession, mortgage hike, property slide – Top economists weigh in on 2023 challenges
Cameron Bagrie (BusinessDesk): Goldilocks and the bear market (paywalled)
Rob Stock (Stuff): Hard times bring surge in complaints to financial ombudsman schemes
Aimee Shaw (Stuff): Retailers face a year of ‘rocky uncertainty’ that nearly a third fear they will not survive

Herald Editorial: Time to stump up on forestry slash (paywalled)
Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): Severe weather relief funding not fit for purpose, says O’Connor (paywalled)
Tom Pullar Strecker (Stuff): Pressure from carbon dioxide shortage slowly building, but few report a crisis
RNZ: Threat to creditworthiness of Australia’s banks would have implications for NZ banks – report
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): Māori authorities’ exports dropped even as NZ exports rose (paywalled)

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Bernard Orsman (Herald): It will be a ‘cold day in hell’ before Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown puts ratepayer money into Government light rail, says council source
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council magazine canned amid rising costs and budget cuts
Adam Burns (Local Democracy Reporting): Christchurch council at odds over giving up extra salaries
Karen Pasco (ODT): Gore District Council pleads guilty to charge related to death
Susan Botting (Local Democracy Reporting): New $59 million Whangārei Civic Centre nears completion

Eloise Gibson (Stuff): New Zealand’s biggest climate polluters, ranked
Stefan Dimitrof (Whakaata Māori): Aotearoa in hot water: Gloomy meteorologist says only global action will cool it down

David Williams (Newsroom): $30m-plus on a transition to… what?
Ian Powell and Heather Roy (Newsroom): How Te Whatu Ora can succeed: Learn lessons of the past
ODT: Building design changes: there are no cuts, Little says (paywalled)
Hannah Bodger-Kearns (Whakaata Māori): Co-leadership nurses to address Māori health inequity
Niva Chittock (RNZ): Unmasked gang members at hospital put ICU patients at risk, says mother
Rachel Smalley (Today FM): It shouldn’t take two years to add 1 disease to our Newborn Screening Programme

Karl du Fresne: The press gallery hack who tried to have me cancelled
Victor Billot (Newsroom): When the left were actually left: Comrade
Eva Corlett (Guardian): ‘People don’t want to spend money on law breakers’: staff shortages send New Zealand’s prisons to crisis point
Alwyn Poole (Herald): Answers to our flagging education standards (paywalled)
Oscar Jackson (Today FM): Waka Kotahi call times 26 times longer than five years ago, despite 1,000 new staff
Tom Hunt (Stuff): Information gleaned in NZ government contractor hack released on the dark web
Peter Griffin (BusinessDesk): We have work to do to combat cyber threats (paywalled)
Peter de Graf (Northern Advocate): Russell or Kororāreka? Historic Bay of Islands town could return to its original Māori name
Peter de Graf (Northern Advocate): Former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley backs proposal to restore Russell’s original name of Kororāreka (paywalled)
RNZ: Pacific rescue ‘fitting’ end to six decades of Orion operations
Jana Rangooni (Herald): TVNZ-RNZ merger: Rushed law risks creating monolithic, monopolistic monster (paywalled)


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