3 Jul 2023

Political commentators Gareth Hughes and Ben Thomas

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 3 July 2023
(Clockwise from top left), PM Chris Hipkins in China, National Party leader Christopher Luxon, Labour MP Kiri Allan, an RNZAF Boeing 757.

(Clockwise from top left), PM Chris Hipkins in China, National Party leader Christopher Luxon, Labour MP Kiri Allan, an RNZAF Boeing 757. Photo: RNZ photos

Political commentators Gareth Hughes and Ben Thomas talk about the Prime Minister's trip to China which was shaping up as a success until it was overshadowed by what was happening with Minister Kiri Allan at home.

Will Allan last as a Minister - and what happens if she doesn't - could a snap election be on the cards?

They'll also talk about Jan Tinetti's reprimand, Labour's fundraising woes and how National's election campaign is shaping up.

Gareth Hughes is a former Green MP and now works for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Aotearoa. 

Ben Thomas is a former National government press secretary, a columnist and a director of public affairs firm Capital.

 

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