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.
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
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
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
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
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
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