27 May 2024

Political commentators Brigitte Morten and Gareth Hughes

From Nine To Noon, 11:06 am on 27 May 2024
National Party MP David McLeod listening to evidence in select committee.

Image of David McLeod. Photo: VNP / Phil Smith

It's Budget week - we'll look ahead to what to expect on Thursday. First home grants have been ditched - it'll save $240m but could there be a greater political cost? And David McLeod becomes the latest MP to have made a misstep - this over his electoral return. Meanwhile the Greens' inquiry into Darlene Tana drags on.

Brigitte Morten is a director with public and commercial law firm Franks Ogilvie and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government, a National Party member and currently volunteering for the party's deputy leader, Nicola Willis.

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