Top 10 for Monday, December 11
PM says Treasury economic impact statements on RMA, Three Waters and RBNZ repeals would be a "waste of time", preparing documents "no one is reading"; NIMBYs block 300 units in Kohimarama
TL;DR: Here’s my pick of the top 10 news and analysis links elsewhere on the morning of Monday, December 11, including:
Scoop of the day: A Treasury paper leaked on Friday, revealing the Government won’t do regulatory and economic impact assessments on legislation National-ACT-NZ First is repealing; NZ Herald Thomas Coughlan Also RNZ
The new Government is looking at ‘different funding models’ to pay for and build hospitals; RNZ Phil Pennington
NIMBY win of the day: Ryman Healthcare abandoned plans for a 173-bed hospital and 123 independent apartments in Kohimarama after residents opposed the five-storey development as too high and as Ryman looks to cut its debts. NZ Herald-$$$ Anne Gibson
Global scoop of the day: Saudi Arabia is pressuring the UAE to make sure COP 28 does not agree to an announcement to ‘phase out’ or ‘phase down’ fossil fuel use; The Guardian Damian Carrington
Deep-dive of the day: Aaron Smale finishes his three-parter via Newsroom on the changing demographics of Aotearoa.
Column of the day: Cameron Murray has written thoughtfully about Lee Kuan Yew’s Singaporean miracle via his Substack Fresh Economic Thinking.
Thread of the day: Stephen Hoskins makes a great point via X on incompatible taxes.
Op-Ed of the day: Former Cawthron Institute scientist Jim Sinner calls on scientists at Cawthron, NIWA and GNS to refuse to work for fossil fuel firms soon able to explore for oil and gas off New Zealand. Stuff
Gift link of the day: The looming land grab in Africa for carbon credits; FT-gift
Substack of the day: Adam Tooze via his Chartbook on the scale of the gap between emissions reductions required and emissions reductions being delivered.
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