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Hugovision

Hugovision contains in-depth analysis of political, economic, regulatory, legislative and commercial trends in New Zealand and globally, drawing on the expertise in the Hugo Panel. Hugovision is published fortnightly on a Friday.

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  • Politics of housing / Travel bubble start date receding / Interest-only pressure eases on RBNZ / Council regime and funding review / Climate change advice challenged / Govt blindsided by timber shortage

  • April 01

  • 257k
  • Government seeks business re-engagement / Bubble soon? / MIQ places would free up / Vaccine free-for-all by July? / 3 waters – the rubber meets the pipe / Housing affordability announcements next Tuesday / China stance hardening

  • March 19

  • 272k
  • Snap lockdowns fraying tempers / National and ACT gain some traction finally / RBNZ zeroing in on DTI as main housing lever / Councils implode under funding and growth pressure / Govt tiptoeing towards tighter migration settings / InfraCom worried about RMA repeal moves / Tax windfalls creating room for rabbit in Budget hat

  • March 05

  • 247k
  • Vaccinations begin today / Vaccine hesitancy – an issue hiding in plain sight? / Parker’s RMA repeal and replace quest begins / New leverage for NZ over China and America / Is the RBNZ preparing to tighten? / Bare cupboard for international tourism businesses?

  • February 19

  • 271k
  • A cheaper than expected price tag / Rejoining at the back of the queue / No jab, no job? / An amazing unemployment result / Choices aplenty for Labour’s next Budget

  • February 05

  • 560k
  • A tighter border for longer / A hotter housing market for longer / A reheating economy early in 2021 / Super-heated carbon budget coming / RMA, Three Waters and Fair Pay deals key reform areas

  • January 22

  • 258k
  • HVxtra - HYEFU special December 16 2020 / Much sunnier outlook / ‘Banking the bonus’ / House price inflation / Border opening timing

  • December 16

  • 345k
  • Breaking: RBNZ asks for DTIs, but says won’t help much / Early 2021 focused on vaccine rollout and MIQ expansion / NZ wobbles on tightrope in Australia vs China tweet storm / Govt eyes 3-5 new regional water bodies by 2022 / Will the tax windfall be banked? Or spent? / Merry Christmas

  • December 11

  • 255k
  • Intervention staged, and rebuffed / ‘How about you change taxes …’ / ‘… while we tighten the lending rules’ / Nanaia Mahuta’s tougher stance on China / Goodfellow re-elected National President - for now / The ‘Harvey Norman’ effect gets the tills ringing

  • November 27

  • 318k
  • Ardern’s first big challenge: a surprise housing boom / Auckland stays at level one, but masks are back / Inside Labour’s big, diverse and young Cabinet / The winners and losers, and who and what to watch for / An RMA maestro and a surprise return to relevance / Adrian Orr stuck between rocks and hard places galore / The firms doing surprisingly well during Covid-19

  • November 13

  • 248k