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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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  • HVxtra - HYEFU special December 15 2021 / Plenty of cash flowing in

  • December 15

  • 227k
  • Finally, National is relevant again / Bridges fine in Finance / It’s closer than everyone thinks / Fewer and lower homes to shut up the NIMBYs / Tiwai Pt still going in 2035? / Luxon pulls Bridges back into line on Orr’s reappointment / Merry Christmas

  • December 10

  • 321k
  • Nats’ post-Key cleanout almost complete / Collins self-destructs / The national mood is darkening / Construction sector stunned / Rate hikes and mortgage floors / Miller resignation the end of the NZ First line to KiwiRail / Fewer than 10 cases a day

  • November 26

  • 495k
  • Careering towards the Nov 29 traffic lights / Restive electorate drags Labour down to around 40% / Ashley Bloomfield’s Ministry in the cabinet dogbox / Kāinga Ora in the minister’s bad books over ad campaign / Inflation heat driving RBNZ towards 50 bps hike / Commission eyes supermarkets carveup at the least / Treasury, ministers eye Budget rules for climate spending

  • November 12

  • 440k
  • A dangerous scramble towards an opening for Christmas / Costliest errors to be revealed? / A drag race between delta and the vaccinators / The EA’s regulatory depth charge for gentailers / Forced Three Water reforms fire up regional protests / Ready for 6% inflation and a 6% mortgage rate?

  • October 29

  • 306k
  • ‘Ashley is losing the dressing room’ / PM faces restive electorate as covid surety corrodes / The ‘Great Kiwi Summer’ faces cancellation / PM eyeing overseas trip? / A bad summer could turn Labour’s fortunes in 2023 / Businesses face mandating vaccination without air cover / ‘We’ll email you the details when you get there’

  • October 15

  • 284k
  • Big end of town goes rogue on anti-gen testing / A ragged covid response / Mahuta pushes ahead with Three Waters / More trouble ahead on local government reform / LVR discomfort grows as DTIs loom / Tax exemptions for new builds and build-to-rent / White heron poised to strike

  • October 01

  • 278k
  • Hard lockdowns still supported / National’s agony of leadership continues / China tries to lever NZ away from Australia and US / Three Waters in troubled waters / The Covid ate our climate plan / NZTA funding tools in limbo ahead of climate plan / Rate hikes still on track

  • September 17

  • 277k
  • Curve bending the right way / Looking for extra doses, or fewer bookings / Three waters reforms in trouble? / Robertson eyes more support for SMEs / Auld Mug in Auckland? Don’t dream it’s over / RBNZ tightens lending for homeowners / ‘Make vaccination mandatory in more workplaces’

  • September 03

  • 291k
  • “Mentally prepare for weeks” / ‘We only get one chance’ / Political highwire all the higher this time around / Budget robust for resumption of supports / Transpower in the firing line over blackouts / Pressure on big emissions cut plan for Glasgow / CEO Retreat 2021 – reschedule to Oct 7-9

  • August 20

  • 296k