15 Apr 2024

Political commentators Neale Jones and Tim Hurdle

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 15 April 2024
National MP Nicola Willis

Nicola Willis Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon is joining calls for de-escalation between Israel and Iran as the conflict escalates. Finance Minister Nicola Willis appears to be attempting to shift scrutiny of public sector cuts, by questioning whether too many people are employed in senior management positions. And Greens co-leader James Shaw is trying to push through his members' bill as his retirement nears.

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.