Matthew Hooten

Matthew Hooton is a New Zealand Herald political columnist. His political background is with the National Party, working for seven years for the Bolger Government in the 1990s and briefly in 2020. Commercially, Matthew has worked for more than 20 years as a public affairs consultant for most major New Zealand industries and in Australia, Asia and Europe.

He is Honorary Consul for Mongolia in New Zealand and is completing his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Auckland on “Conservatism & Change”. 

 New Zealand’s Political Climate: Wednesday, 24 August, 4.15pm


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