Political Roundup: 7 February 2023


Items of interest and importance today

Thomas Cranmer: Waitangi Day and the quiet revolution
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Waitangi in 2023: Plenty of networking, little sign of protest
Tim Watkin (Pundit): Aotearoa New Zealand As A “Little Experiment”. The Rights, Wrongs & Other Wrongs Of Christoper Luxon
Audrey Young (Herald): Such a good day at Waitangi it will soon be forgotten (paywalled)
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Newshub-Reid Research poll: What should country’s official name be?
Jo Moir (Newsroom): The political debate National and Labour can’t agree on
Damien Venuto (Herald): Co-governance controversy – Chris Hipkins and David Seymour face tough decisions
Audrey Young (Herald): Claudia Orange’s new take on the Treaty of Waitangi and ‘shared authority (paywalled)
Claudia Orange (Stuff): 183 years on, the Treaty of Waitangi is yet to be fully shaped
Richard Harman (Politik): The politics of the Treaty move on (paywalled)
Tess McClure (Guardian): Waitangi Day celebrations struggle to mute politics in heated election year
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Serene scenes as the nation comes together at Waitangi
Kelvin Davis (Stuff): Waitangi Day should be about New Zealanders feeling comfortable in both worlds
Meng Foon (RNZ): Waitangi Day: A day for difficult conversations
Brian Easton (Pundit): Co-Governance
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Chippy stares down Maori Haters at Waitangi
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): How Ben Thomas saved Waitangi Day 2023
Felix Desmarais (1News): Analysis: Waitangi eve – What went down?
Jane Patterson (RNZ): What the party leaders said at Waitangi
RNZ: Prime Minister Chris Hipkins on Waitangi Day welcomes less politics, more commemoration
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): The new PM and the ‘unemployed politician’ give their pitches at Waitangi
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): David Seymour shows his te reo skills and Chris Hipkins urges calm at Waitangi
Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): ‘More light, less heat’: Plea from Waitangi 2023 (paywalled)
RNZ: Watch: Pōwhiri for parliamentarians at Waitangi
Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): Waitangi Day 2023: Te reo name given to Prime Minister Chris Hipkins
Joseph Los’e (Herald): Prime Minister Chris Hipkins makes tracks to west Auckland whānau music festival for a boogie
Audrey Young (Herald): Chris Hipkins’ big challenge at Waitangi (paywalled)
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Politics and fun clash once more as Waitangi gears up to host the nation
Maxine Jacobs (Stuff): Returning the land means giving back the authority too, Waitangi conversation tent hears
Herald: Greens want end to Māori land perpetual leases ahead of Waitangi Day – ‘unjust colonial weapon’
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Greens call for end to perpetual leases over Māori land
RNZ: Greens demand end of perpetual leases on Māori land
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Waitangi: Prime Minister Chris Hipkins doesn’t rule out shifting Waitangi commemorations to new location each year
RNZ: Government invests $3m to boost Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Chris Hipkins faces challenge of correcting co-governance narrative over Three Waters
Jamie Tahana and Russell Palmer (RNZ): Iwi leaders warn Hipkins not to bow on Three Waters co-governance
Emily Writes: What the hell is Three Waters? An explainer
Dennis Bush-King (Nelson Mail): No taxation without representation at risk in Three Waters plan
Maxine Jacobs and Taurapa (Stuff): All denominations welcomed at Te Tii Marae, but maybe not te reo Pākehā
Brian Tweed and Pania Te Maro (The Conversation): A growing number of non-Māori New Zealanders are embracing learning te reo – but there’s more to it than language
Anne Gibson (Herald): Ten post-settlement iwi have $8.1b assets – new report
Michael Neilson (Herald): Treaty settlements under Labour, and what’s happening with Ngāpuhi, country’s largest iwi (paywalled)
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Waitangi Tribunal recommendations should be rejected or Kiwis’ rights could be up in air – David Seymour
Joseph Los’e (Herald): High Court ruling reinforces Ngāti Whātua mana whenua status and ahi kā Auckland central

David Fisher (Herald): Politicians wrestle with the rules of not talking politics – then mostly do so anyway
Audrey Young (Herald): Why the Waitangi decision on Hipkins’ speech is ridiculous (paywalled)
Jo Moir (Newsroom): Fresh fighting over MPs’ speaking rights at Waitangi
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Speaking rights back in spotlight ahead of parliamentary pōwhiri
RNZ: Political leaders appear to get go-ahead to speak at pōwhiri
Amelia Wade (Newshub): Waitangi National Trust Chair would ‘love’ to hear PM Chris Hipkins speak at pōwhiri
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Waitangi Trust says politicians are free to choose who speaks during pōwhiri

Luke Malpass (Stuff): There are things Chris Hipkins must toss aside, but what will replace them?
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): All eyes on Auckland this election year (paywalled)
Claire Trevett (Herald): Cooee Christopher Luxon – time to up that game (paywalled)
Cushla Norman (1News): Political analysis: Expert weighs in on Wellington Central race
David Farrar: Shaw rolled again!
Janet Wilson (Stuff): Cabinet reshuffle seems to signal more stability than renewal
Jem Traylen (BusinessDesk): Something old, something new – Labour’s new line-up (paywalled)
Claire Trevett (Herald): Auckland Whisperers go head to head – Michael Wood vs Simeon Brown (paywalled)
Simon Wilson (Herald): Cost of living, co-governance, crime – I’ve got another election issue (paywalled)
Mike Munro (Herald): Labour making all the running as National flounders (paywalled)
Mana Wikaire-Lewis (Whakaata Māori): New minister Rino Tirikatene ‘delighted’ to get into new portfolio roles
1News: Is Winston Peters back? – ‘You better believe it,’ he says
Tumamao Harawira (Whakaata Māori): Shane Jones and New Zealand First ready to run political gauntlet
Rhieve Grey (Spinoff): Magic people: Te Pāti Māori and the power of symbolism
Joseph Los’e (Herald): Manurewa Marae CEO Takutai Moana Kemp eyes future in national politics
Herald: Māori Party name Mariameno Kapa-Kingi their Te Tai Tokerau candidate
ODT: Ex-OUSA head to run for Greens
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Electoral Commission looking into Te Pāti Māori post after complaint

Luke Malpass (Stuff): Chris Hipkins to meet Anthony Albanese in Canberra: both have co-governance issues
Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Hipkins’ Australia trip a chance to build on trans-Tasman progress
Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Chris Hipkins heads to Canberra to meet PM Anthony Albanese
Matthew Hooton (The Australian): Reports of Wellington’s fall to Beijing are premature(paywalled)
The Australian: Editorial – Security rethink is needed in NZ (paywalled)
Ben Packham (The Australian): Economy, Pacific on menu for New Zealand PM lunch(paywalled)

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): NZ needs more than a quick hip pocket sugar hit
Damien Venuto (Herald): Capital gains tax – experts still want it, so could this issue rise from the dead?
John Gerritsen (RNZ): Call for free school lunches to be extended to more children
Maxine Jacobs (Stuff): Northland kaumātua start hīkoi to Parliament for better living conditions
Rebecca Macfie (Listener/Herald): ‘There are kids down the road starving’: Children’s Commissioner’s challenge to Kiwis
Liam Dann (Herald): NZ outside in the rain as US celebrates inflation victory (paywalled)

Pokere Paewai (RNZ): Reports highlighting racism and colonial legacy call for structural changes
Herald: Recognising tino rangatiratanga key to ending racism in Aotearoa
Anjum Rahman (Spinoff): New Zealanders need a better understanding of the word ‘racism’, these reports reveal

Chris Trotter: A Sorry State Of Affairs
Rachel Smalley (Today FM): It’s time for Wayne Brown to now do what he has always promised – fix Auckland
Hayden Donnell (Spinoff): Leaked emails call Wayne Brown’s flood narrative into question
Duncan Garner (NBR): Nightmayor on Queen Street (paywalled)
Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): It’s time to cut Auckland mayor Wayne Brown some slack (paywalled)
Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Media drongos and inside the ‘Grumpy Old Men’ WhatsApp chat group
Steve Braunias (Herald): The Secret Diary of Wayne Brown (paywalled)
Tim Cadogan (Stuff): Brown was where he needed to be, listening as he should
Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Ease up on Wayne Brown, some of the media are drongos
Herald: Terms of reference released for independent review into emergency response
Melanie Earley (Stuff): Auckland floods: Independent review into flood response to be led by former police commissioner
RNZ: Former top police officer to lead probe into Auckland flood response
Herald: Mayor Wayne Brown’s flood response inquiry cops flak from councillors
Sapeer Mayron (Stuff): Auckland mayor says he wasn’t on emergency email list as flood waters rose
RNZ: Mayor’s office confirms Brown not on crucial email list during floods
Karanama Ruru (Stuff): ‘I dropped the ball’: Auckland Mayor apologises as he extends state of emergency
RNZ: Auckland flooding: Mayor Wayne Brown apologises for slow communications
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): Wayne Brown: the evolution of an apology
Rob Stock (Stuff): ‘Best estimate’ is that Natural Disaster Fund will have enough cash to cover EQC flood claims, minister says
Rob Stock (Stuff): How many people actually have enough insurance?
Rebecca Stevenson (Interest): Who will pay if some of Auckland’s priciest homes can’t be insured?
RNZ: Greens back call for rent controls after Auckland floods
Miriam Bell (Stuff): Here is what flooding might mean for Auckland housing market
Matthew Scott (Newsroom): The four-wheeled submarines of Auckland
Michelle McCormick (Stuff): The enormous infrastructure challenge to cope with floods of the future
Mairi Jay (Newsroom): The climate disaster’s widening circle
Damien Grant (Stuff): We can make ourselves poor, but we can’t stop the rain
Janine Rankin (Stuff): Flood-prone areas the wrong place to build houses, says neighbour
Todd Niall (Stuff): Climate change and Christmas parades on Auckland budget hit-list
RNZ: Auckland Citizens Advice Bureau on the council chopping board

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Stephen Ward (Waikato Times): More mystery donors just under the disclosure limit in mayor’s election expenses
Erin Gourley (Stuff): New Wellington City Council trying to shake the ‘dysfunctional’ label
Brendon McMahon, (Local Democracy Reporting): Anger grows over toxic dump: Potential threat to Greymouth water ‘keeps me awake’ – Mayor
Lauren Crimp (RNZ): Wellington to build new landfill on top of old one
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Horowhenua council facing three costly options over waste
Tina Law (Press): For the first time in nine years, Christchurch has a mayoress
Mike Yardley (Stuff): Pressure on to keep pushing down council rate rises

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Michael Wood can’t afford the distraction: our transport networks are poked
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Transport Minister Michael Wood refuses to say whether Auckland’s light rail project will go ahead
Chris Ford (RNZ): The new Bermuda Triangle: Me, Air New Zealand and the missing wheelchair backrest


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