12 Jun 2023

Political commentators Neale Jones & Tim Hurdle

From Nine To Noon, 11:20 am on 12 June 2023

A Parliamentary inquiry has been launched and Michael Wood has temporarily lost his transport portfolio, after he failed to disclose and sell his shares in Auckland Airport. Mr Wood told the Cabinet Office numerous times he would dispose of the shares, but had failed to do so. Neale, Tim and Kathryn discuss whether he will be able to return as Transport Minister. National says the government has killed the He Waka Eke Noa plan, and that it is no longer a bipartisan process. Party leader Christopher Luxon claims the government is no longer working in consensus with the sector on its agricultural emissions plan. And a new poll is suggesting crime is registering more and more as a concern with voters 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 public affairs firm Capital. Tim Hurdle is a former National senior adviser, was the National Party Campaign Director in 2020. He is a director of several companies, including Museum Street Strategies, a public affairs firm.

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