30 Apr 2024

Morning Report Essentials for Tuesday 30 April

From Morning Report, 10:00 am on 30 April 2024

On today's episode, a shock 1 News Verian poll has National down by two points to thirty-six percent, while Labour has inched back up to thirty percent, ACT is down a point to seven percent, and New Zealand First would be out of Parliament altogether, plummeting to four percent. Labour, the Greens, and Te Pati Maori would have enough seats to form a government together. We hear from Prime Minister Christopher Luxon, Labour leader Chris Hipkins, we also have a panel with Simon Wilson is a Senior NZ Herald writer, and political commentator and former National Party secretary Ben Thomas. The Cancer Society says Pharmac needs "ambitious reform", particularly of its funding model, Cancer Society Chief Executive Dr Rachael Hart joins is, and The Chills Martin Phillipps is selling his beloved pop culture collection.