NZ Politics Daily – 2 November 2023


Jessica Mutch McKay (1News): Will Luxon walk the talk in coalition bargaining?
Russell Palmer (RNZ): Faster final vote count not fair, but daily updates could work – Edgeler
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Christopher Luxon criticises three-week wait for results, but will he fix it?
1News: The electorates that could flip in the final election results
David Williams (Newsrooom): Chiding in plain sight, Part II
Ella Stewart (RNZ): What stands in the way of the ACT Party plan for a referendum on the Treaty of Waitangi
Anne Salmond (newsroom): Why a referendum on Te Tiriti will backfire
Tema Hemi (Whakaata Māori): New Green Party MP Tamatha Paul says Treaty of Waitangi should not be up for debate
Newshub: Patrick Gower calls for special votes red tape to be cut through with ‘bloody chainsaw’
Felix Desmarais (1News): ‘Going well’: Winston Peters on coalition discussions
Brent Edwards (NBR): Tax debate looms over Labour in Opposition (paywalled)
Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Special votes are finally out tomorrow
Stewart Sowman-Lund (Spinoff): Meet Rima Nakhle, the new National MP who almost overshadowed Luxon’s big night
Darren Bevan (Newshub): Tom Sainsbury reveals his Christopher Luxon Snapchat impression is ‘monstrous’
Anna Whyte and Robert Kitchin (Stuff): 163-year-old Parliament Heritage Oak moved


Andrea Vance (Post): Mayor’s secret meeting with multi-millionaire cinema bosses (paywalled)
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Accused Wellington councillors brand leak review ‘political and biased attack’
Kate Green (RNZ): Wellington councillors refuse to participate in conduct investigation
Erin Gourley (Post): Who are the contenders to fill Tamatha Paul’s council seat? (paywalled)
Erin Gourley (Post): Policy change popular with business could mean higher rates (paywalled)
Tom Hunt (Post): New poll reveals 66% oppose Golden Mile (paywalled)
André Chumko (Post): Wellington loses top innovator, but wins creative city title (paywalled)
Todd Niall (Stuff): The whistle is blown on Auckland Council’s ‘Secret Wednesdays’
Poppy Clark (Stuff): New chief executive for Auckland Council
NBR: New CEO for Auckland Council (paywalled)
Adam Burns (RNZ): Christchurch mayor apologises to residents for Bromley wastewater plant fire response
ODT: Gore District Council appointment protest
Kate MacNamara (Newstalk ZB): The Public Purse: Turning off the three waters tap (paywalled)
Giles Dexter (RNZ): Councils plead for more certainty over National’s Three Waters plans
Bernard Hickey (The Kākā): An impossible trinity (paywalled)
BusinessDesk: Union members endorse new water sector employment framework (paywalled)

RNZ: Babies ‘bearing the brunt’ of health system complications as preventable hospital admissions rise
Laura Tupou (Newshub): Leading doctor says poor housing, cost of living crisis putting more kids in hospital
Krystal Gibbens (RNZ): NZ must prepare for Long Covid implications, researcher warns
Gemma Perry (Spinoff): How fees-free prescriptions changed my patients’ lives for the better
Tim Beveridge (Newstalk ZB): How do we prevent ourselves from relying on the health system?
Melania Watson (Newshub): Kids as young as five battling with body image, eating disorders – Gumboot Friday
Alexa Cook (Newshub): Paddy Gower Has Issues exclusive: 40 pct of nurses registered in New Zealand are from overseas
Patrick Gower (Newshub): Respect our trainee nurses, pay them properly
Hanna McCallum (Post): Humans weren’t built to be alone: the effects of chronic loneliness (paywalled)
Holly Walker (Post): How do you fix loneliness? (paywalled)