We have NZ First back on the show this week, but Fletcher Tabuteau was unavailable, Mark Patterson was keen to speak with us though. He is the party’s agricultural and primary industry spokesperson and touches on biosecurity too. We spoke about governmental reviews following the Covid-19 crisis, the Budget announcements and the latest poll numbers, but Lillian started by asking whether he had much to do in his responsibilities with keeping our imports and exports moving early on in the Covid-19 lockdown.
Fletcher is back with us on a Wednesday, Lillian spoke to Fletcher this morning about the Treasury’s modelling of unemployment figures announced yesterday, how to best support workers at this time and what he expected to hear during the epidemic response committee meeting.
We have Deputy Leader of NZ First Fletcher Tabuteau with us today. Normally we have this chat on a Wednesday but we haven’t been able to lock that in for quite a while. There’ll be time for a proper catch up at some point but he pandemic kei te haere - we are in the middle of a pandemic so that's where we start.
Fletcher Tabuteau, deputy leader of the NZ First party joins Lillian Hanly today to discuss the Commerce Commission’s fuel price report and the Infrastructure Commission being spearheaded by Infrastructure minister Shane Jones. Firstly though Lillian asks for NZ First’s response to the National Party’s economic discussion document.
We have Fletcher Tabuteau with us again this week and we touch briefly on the Budget but mostly talk about where the money from the Provincial Growth Fund actually goes? Lillian Hanly started by asking Fletcher how this Budget works compared to previous ones.
We haven’t been able to speak with NZ First for quite a while now so this is quite a big catch up: Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau has been busy down in the South Island and in Niue. We will hear more about that in coming weeks. Today, Lillian talks to Fletcher about Christchurch and Capital Gains, she started by asking what Fletcher’s reaction was to the terror attacks and what NZ First was doing in response.
Lillian Hanly caught up with Fletcher Tabuteau this morning and discussed golf tournaments which Lillian was highly skeptical about, capital gains tax and the provincial growth fund. Fletcher said he was heading to Queenstown and the Middle East this week so Lillian started by asking what was happening in Queenstown.
Fletcher Tabuteau from NZ First is back after a few weeks and tells us what he’s been up to, what happens on the first day back in Parliament and why NZ First polled so low this week.
NOTE: Fletcher spoke about detention centres in Nauru moving toward closing down and the government wondering how they will make money for the island from that point. Up until then, detention centres had been a huge part of their economy, and a texter linked us to a Guardian article which found they had been making big profit for construction companies based in Australia.