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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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  • Christopher Luxon sets the scene / Water storage - an early win for farmers? / A new infrastructure agency / Australia chooses greater number of small ships for a pre-war world / How to spend $27 billion / Lukewarm jets may yet be cooled / Mixed earnings season

  • February 23

  • 278k
  • Year of fractious Treaty debate begins at Waitangi / Where to for the Treaty Principles bill? / A defence Budget? / NZ First Minister in trouble as Parliament returns / Unemployment surprise / Electricity Authority mulls consumer reforms / Parliament to sit for a month as clock ticks on 100-day plan

  • February 09

  • 271k
  • Return to a heated Waitangi Day looks inevitable / Nats and Act seek compromise on interest deductibility / Back in harness / Funding for roads / Leaning westwards / Glimmers of the business cycle upswing emerging? / Suddenly, gold mining is back

  • January 26

  • 274k
  • HV extra Mini-Budget Special / Cementing the narrative, no more than that

  • December 20

  • 238k
  • Early wheel-spinning where momentum was sought / Dec 20 mini-Budget – prepare for “fiscal cliffs” / Hitting the ground running in 2024 / A return to protests on Waitangi Day / What to make of a Cabinet paper leak / Polytech reforms start to unwind

  • December 08

  • 225k
  • A race to Christmas / A substantive result / Hiring spree ahead / Tax cuts intact / National dominates key portfolios / The future of CCHL

  • November 24

  • 295k
  • New government within the week? / Market-dominant players beware / Fiscal headaches loom before Christmas / Water services reforms becoming clearer / Hipkins safe for now / Fonterra’s climate and costs reset / A scrappy PIF

  • November 10

  • 243k
  • How long a wait for a government? / Peters’ shot across the bows / Centre-right alignment / A “bruised” Act / Economic headwinds / Big transport policy shifts / What now for Labour?

  • October 27

  • 1M
  • HV extra Election Special / A swing to the right

  • October 15

  • 118k
  • Don’t forget to vote / A weak government is the most likely outcome / Port Waikato and overhang / Global bond are saying rates are staying structurally higher / Big trouble for Fletcher Building; a bid for Sky TV / No precedent in Auckland flood relief package? Yeah, right

  • October 13

  • 242k