18 Oct 2021

Political commentators Jones & Thomas

From Nine To Noon, 11:10 am on 18 October 2021
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern taking a selfie with some of the organizers of ‘Do it 4 the East’, a youth-led vaccination event in Porirua.

Photo: RNZ / Kirsty Frame

Cabinet will today review the alert level three settings for Auckland, Northland and parts of Waikato. Despite the Super Saturday event which saw almost 130 doses administered, current modelling shows it will take Auckland just over a month before 90 percent of the population is fully covered, this as fatigue with restrictions sets in. Neale, Ben and Kathryn also talk about the Government's draft emissions reduction plan.

Neale Jones was Chief of Staff to Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern, and prior to that was Chief of Staff to Andrew Little. He is the director of Capital Government Relations.

Ben Thomas is a PR consultant and a former National Government press secretary.