Cyclone Gabrielle and New Zealand's political future

Dr Oliver Hartwich
ABC Radio National - Late Night Live
6 March, 2023

After Jacinda Ardern's resignation, New Zealand's new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins faces a challenging year ahead. The country is grappling with the devastating impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle, while cost-of-living pressures continue to rise.

The Government's responses will be closely scrutinised in the lead up to October's election.


Dr Oliver Hartwich, economist and Executive Director of the New Zealand Initiative

Dr Lara Greaves, Associate Professor in New Zealand Politics at Victoria University Wellington

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