31 Jul 2023

Political commentators Annabelle Lee-Mather & Tim Hurdle

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 31 July 2023
Chris Hipkins, Kiri Allan, Peeni Henare and Tāmati Coffey speak to media at Wai-Ariki Hot Springs and Spa

Tamati Coffey is seeking to replace Kiri Allan in East Coast, announcing he'll stand for Labour in the seat following Allan's departure from politics. Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

Political commentators Annabelle and Tim join Kathryn to discuss National's new transport policy it's announced this morning, and the announcement of Tamati Coffey that he's reversed his decision to retire and will seek to replace Kiri Allan as Labour's candidate for the East Coast.

They'll also talk about the latest Cabinet reshuffle - including David Parker departing revenue over the wealth tax decision, Labour's potential GST-exempt fruit and veges policy outed by National and how the smaller parties are positioning themselves to be potential coalition or support partners.

Annabelle Lee-Mather is a journalist and television producer. Among her credits are Mata Reports, Gone By Lunchtime, The Casketeers, Hongi to Hāngī and RNZ's New Zealand Wars series. Annabelle whakapapas to Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu.

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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