Peter Dunne: Taint of incompetent ministers dragging Hipkins down
Herald Editorial: Suspended Transport Minister Michael Wood’s egregious error of judgment (paywalled)
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Transport Minister Michael Wood, Auckland Airport shares saga – There should be no coming back for minister
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Michael Wood on last chance after embarrassing day for Chris Hipkins
Dan Brunskill (Interest): Michael Wood risks his kingdom for some shares
Bridie Witton (Post): Carelessness or something else? Michael Wood fights for political career over airport shares (paywalled)
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No Right Turn: Deliberate non-compliance
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Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Michael Wood Auckland Airport shares: Opposition calls for sacking after revelations asked to sell shares 12 times
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Opposition toughens stance on Michael Wood’s ministerial future
Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Luxon slams Govt over ‘another ministerial scandal’, Seymour calls for early election if PM can’t find ‘capable’ Michael Wood replacement
William Hewett (Newshub): David Seymour calling for PM Chris Hipkins to sack Michael Wood as minister after Auckland Airport shares botch-up

Erin Johnson (Stuff): Budget vote: Will councillors sell airport shares?
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Erin Johnson (Stuff): Second Auckland councillor declares spouse owns shares in Auckland Airport, hours before budget vote
RNZ: Auckland Councillor Chris Darby reveals financial interest in Auckland Airport, second this week
Erin Johnson (Stuff): Auckland Council looking into potential conflicts of interest over airport shares
1News: Auckland Council to vote today on airport share sales plan
Joseph Los’e (Herald): Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei offers Wayne Brown an alternative to massive rates rise or Auckland Airport share sell-off
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Ben Tomsett (ODT): Mayor’s comments on media funding labelled ignorant (paywalled)

Brent Edwards (NBR): Let’s have a public – not partisan – debate on electoral reform (paywalled)
David Farrar: Independent Electoral Panel delivers wishlist for the left
Marcus Roberts (Post): Electoral law shakeup should not favour one side over the other (paywalled)

Ben Thomas (Stuff): Seymour’s re-treaded regulation gimmick has whiff of a bygone ACT Party
Gaurav Sharma (RNZ): Ministry for Ethnic Communities defended after ACT promises to abolish it
Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Donations cases back to haunt National, NZ First
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Glenn McConnell (Post): Parliament wants to expand its own security force after riot and threats (paywalled)
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Tim Gibson (Spinoff): How to spot an AI political ad (for now)

Thomas Manch (Post): New Zealand wants to turn a regional forum into a Pacific powerhouse (paywalled)
Thomas Manch (Stuff): New Zealand and Fiji to sign military agreement, as Fiji freezes police co-operation with China
Richard Harman (Poliitk): The General is back (paywalled)
RNZ and Rachael Nath (RNZ): Rabuka renews Fiji-New Zealand links in meeting with Chris Hipkins
Emile Donovan (Stuff): Newsable: new escalation in simmering China-India tensions
Luke Malpass (Post): Climate, Pacific on the agenda as Australian ministers blow into Wellington (paywalled)
John McKinnon (Newsroom): NZ must sell smarter to young ‘made in China’ market

David Williams (Newsroom): Luxon’s infrastructure pledges don’t mention climate
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): National campaigns for new infrastructure agency, and value capture taxes
Michael Neilson (Herald): National to create infrastructure agency, increase public-private partnerships
Dan Brunskill (Interest): The National Party would set up a National Infrastructure Agency to tackle New Zealand’s infrastructure deficit
Oliver Lewis (BusinessDesk): Infrastructure priority list a ‘gamechanger’ (paywalled)
Chris Bishop (Herald): National is ‘going for housing growth’ (paywalled)
Julie Anne Genter (Herald): The climate challenge is an opportunity — will we seize it? (paywalled)
Graham Skellern (Herald): Infrastructure Report: Politicking getting in the road of key transport projects, says new infrastructure boss (paywalled)

Tom Hunt (Post): Regional council head acknowledges problems with Let’s Get Wellington Moving but plans to push on
Niva Chittock (RNZ): Councillors vote to keep cycle lane installed temporarily in Christchurch
Tina Law (Post): Park Tce cycleway to stay, for now at least (paywalled)
Luke Kirkness (Herald): Solving traffic congestion: How financial aid could revolutionise transportation
Tom Hunt (Post): Collapsing ramps discovered on new Wellington electric buses leave wheelchair users stranded  (paywalled)
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Karen Rutherford (Newshub): Calls to introduce ‘ethnicity criteria’ for all medications so Māori, Pacific patients can access better healthcare
Alexa Cook (Newshub): Patients, advocates want Government to overhaul new medicines bill
Nicolas Jones (Herald): Folic acid in bread-making flour to prevent birth defects from August: Ministry of Health
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