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.
National Party leadership
/ Crusher vs Kindness - Judith Collins resets the election campaign dynamic
National’s terrible week
/ Tiwai Point - no bluffing meets no patience
/ Border strategy coming - but tech solutions on slow track
/ Hints of a big announcement on open aquaculture
/ The smelter’s one thing, the refinery quite another
/ China tensions rising
/ Greens producing eye-catching policy
Keeping coalition tensions in perspective
/ Border bungles puncture Labour’s balloon
/ How desperate will NZ First get?
/ Health reforms and covid
/ Light rail - up in the air?
/ Kiwis heading home from Aussie
/ No local refinery?
Legislative race on as election looms
/ Foresters stunned by licencing proposal
/ Todd Muller’s shaky start
/ Divide and rule
/ International education
/ Level 1 sooner than June 22?
/ Media sector turmoil
Budget still in rescue mode
/ More spending and debt to come
/ Fiscal sustainability remains intact
/ Rather bullish economic expectations
/ Legislative drag-race
/ Trans-Tasman bubble by July?
/ Election on Sept 19 looks increasingly secure
How long at Level 3?
/ Pressure to help SMEs and tourism grows
/ Fresh focus on ‘industry policy’
/ The leadership challenge that wasn’t
/ $5-to$10b in ‘shovel-ready’ projects?
/ NZ First seizes covid’s nationalist opportunities
/ Metlifecare stoush one to watch
Lockdown decision: health vs politics vs economy
/ Trust is high, but the mood could turn fast
/ Budget decisions revealing coalition fractures
/ Election date
/ Kainga Ora to pick up abandoned subdivisions?
/ Refinery strategic review
/ Climate change added to RMA