NZ Politics Daily – 31 October 2023


Bryce Edwards (Democracy Project): New Zealand needs a more working-class Parliament
Danyl McLauchlan (Listener): How strategic conservatives have made NZ First a political force (paywalled)
Jo Moir (Newsroom): A new-look government
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): What needs to happen before Parliament can reopen
Caleb Morgan: National could drop 3 seats on the final count y’know, or: Blog in Which Spreadsheets Drag Me Back Into NZ Political Blogging after Three Years
Gareth Kiernan (Stuff): What will be first issues for new Government to tackle?
Brent Edwards (NBR): Seymour says: Incoming Govt will give business respect again (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): The slow pace of a caretaker government (paywalled)
Rob Campbell (Newsroom): For Luxon, the slogans are best put aside with the banners and signs
Stewart Sowman-Lund (Spinoff): David Seymour’s media silence is a relief. It’s also deafening
Heather Roy (Post): Polls should be banned during the election voting period (paywallled)
Georgina Campbell (Herald): Council byelection to cost $120,000 after Tamatha Paul wins Wellington Central
Frances Chin (Post): New Green Party MP resigns as Wellington City councillor (paywallled)
Dylan Jones (Spinoff): What happens to all the election hoardings?
Tema Hemi (Whakaata Māori): Dame Tariana Turia says ACT is using the Treaty of Waitangi document as a way to further disenfranchise Maori
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Pure Trans Joy and woke dogma: The political price of the Culture War
Robert MacCulloch: Does our New Government want to take us back to 1989?
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Chris Hipkins admits he’s packed his boxes as he prepares to depart Prime Minister’s office
Newstalk ZB: Labour’s boxes are packed and “ready to go” to make way for new Government

Aimee Shaw (Stuff): Grocery Commissioner’s first 100 days in the job: How he plans to crackdown on anti-competitive behaviour
BusinessDesk: Three things grocery chains need to fix ‘right now’
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): New grocery commissioner ‘disappointed’ Supie has hit trouble
Hamish McNicol (NBR): Supie failure ‘disappointing’: Grocery Commissioner (paywalled)
Alka Prasad and Chris Keall (Herald): Supie collapse: Why the online supermarket didn’t have enough cash to pay its staff (paywalled)
Herald: Supie failure puts spotlight back on dominant New Zealand supermarkets, says Tex Edwards
Brianna Mcilraith (Stuff): Supie staff told they may not receive pay as company goes into administration
Janika ter Ellen (Newshub): Supie workers won’t get paid for last two weeks after online grocer collapses
Riley Kennedy (BusinessDesk): Supie needs a superhero – can it be saved? (paywalled)
Chris Keall (Herald): Online grocery challenger Supie goes into voluntary administration (paywalled)
Gareth Vaughan (Interest): PwC appointed voluntary administrator of Supie, with initial estimates suggesting creditors are owed about $3m as grocery watchdog reveals ‘top 3’ on his fix-it list for supermarket sector
Nona Pelletier (RNZ): Online grocer Supie placed in voluntary administration
Ireland Hendry-Tennent (Newshub): Online supermarket Supie goes into voluntary administration owing $3 million
Hamish McNicol (NBR): Supie in administration after key investor pulls support (paywalled)


  1. How about proportional representation of renters in parliament? *crickets chirping* Working class is so last century… it’s the human livestock and the people-farmers now.

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