Throughout 2021, the National Party has had a regular slot on the Friday Wire and Christopher Luxon has been our contributing politician. Former Friday Wire host Noah Ferguson-Dudding has interviewed Luxon every week since March and spoke to him last on November 12th. Since then, Luxon has become the new Leader of the National Party.
In this interview Noah asks about Luxon’s previous statements made to 95bFM that he did not want to be leader of the National Party, whether the National Party has diverse representation, and the media's focus on Luxon’s faith.
The government has announced they are repealing the Three Strikes policy introduced by the National Party and ACT in 2010. Noah Ferguson-Dudding caught up with National MP Christopher Luxon to discuss his views on the policy and Aotearoa's justice system more generally. They also discussed how Luxon's first year as an MP has gone, and whether or not he would like to lead the National Party one day.
The government is pushing through a policy on Three Waters opposed by most political parties, and a significant number of mayors and councils. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to National's Spokesperson for Local Government, Christopher Luxon, about the policy and his issues with it. They also discussed the National Party's stance on vaccine mandates, in light of recent comments from Judith Collins.
National's Spokesperson for Local Government, Christopher Luxon, has spoken about a government bill which would give them power to delay local body elections in the case of a Covid-19 lockdown. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to Luxon about his issue with the bill, as well as the National Party's latest proposals around moving out of lockdown in Aotearoa.
The government has released an interim report on local government in New Zealand and announced a review to take place over the next two years. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to National's Spokesperson for Local Government, Christopher Luxon, about the report and what changes he would like to see to local government structure. They also discussed the interaction of central and local government in Aotearoa, and whether Māori and Iwi leaders should play a larger role.
Noah Ferguson-Dudding caught up with National MP Christopher Luxon for their weekly chat. They discussed the latest regulations around lockdowns in Auckland, alternative avenues the government could be exploring to deal with Covid-19, and where he sees the country going with the pandemic.
This week the National Party revealed their plan to tackle Covid-19 in Aotearoa. Noah Ferguson-Dudding caught up with MP Christopher Luxon to discuss the plan, New Zealanders' approaches to lockdowns, and how vaccinations can be encouraged.
Noah spoke to National MP Christopher Luxon for their weekly catch up. They discussed Auckland's move into alert level 3, the government's elimination strategy towards Covid-19, water services in Aotearoa, and the National Party's popularity amongst younger voters.
Noah Ferguson-Dudding caught up with National MP Christopher Luxon for their weekly chat. They discussed what Luxon would like to see the government to do around their recent Three Waters proposal. They also touched on a recent poll which has put National at 21.3%, and the controversy around Judith Collins' criticism of Siouxsie Wiles.
Noah Ferguson-Dudding caught up with National MP Christopher Luxon for their weekly chat. They discussed the government's potential plans for booster vaccines against Covid-19, Auckland's ongoing Level 4 lockdown, and the National Party's identity given the current strength of the government.