22 Jan 2024

Political commentators Gareth Hughes & Ben Thomas

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 22 January 2024
People gather for the start of the national hui at Tuurangawaewae marae on 20 January 2024.

Photo: Shannon Haunui-Thompson

Gareth and Ben discuss the National Party's caucus retreat ahead of the Government's first year in office.

And Prime Minister Christopher Luxon last week met with the Māori king but has drawn criticism for his absence at the 'unity hui' on Saturday. Also, a look ahead to what to expect at Waitangi Day.

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.