Scoring Chistopher Luxon’s State of the Nation speech

Scoring Chistopher Luxon’s State of the Nation speech
Christopher Luxon delivers his State of the Nation speech at the Waipuna Lodge. (Image: NZME)
Pattrick Smellie
With his reputation developing as a tone-deaf corporate gabbler – the apogee being re-reading chunks of last year’s speech at Waitangi – Christopher Luxon has looked for a while like a man in need of a decent speechwriter.His State of the Nation speech suggests either that one has been found or that Luxon is starting to find his voice as prime minister. Possibly both.Luxon’s first assessment of the road ahead when actually in charge has plenty of substance.He also comes across as a disciplined and demanding taskmaster an...

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