Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern has named the Labour ministers who will make up the new Government, as she prepares to speak to the Governor-General and iron out final coalition discussions.
In today's email we detail the events last night that see us waking up with a new centre-left Government in waiting.
The change to a Labour-led coalition government will bring new ideas and energy to a wide range of New Zealand’s economic challenges. The top three are: creating a high value economy, driving a step-change in quality and quantity of housing and infrastructure, and transitioning to a low emissions economy.
Thirty years ago yesterday I pushed my way into a crowded conference room at the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the day’s trading had ended.
In one of the strangest Government announcements ever, the country’s new Prime Minister found out they had the job at the same time as all of New Zealand. Shane Cowlishaw picks out some of the more colourful moments of a hectic night.
With a change of government for the first time in nine years, Sam Sachdeva looks at some of the areas where we may see the most striking policy changes.
For the first time since MMP was introduced in 1996, a Government will be formed with the second largest party in charge of a coalition that includes both Green and New Zealand First ministers. Bernard Hickey picks out the key details on an historic night.
In today's email we look at the potential policy mix of a coalition that may be announced today.
A free trade deal between the European Union and New Zealand is moving closer to fruition - but a full-blown spat over market access could be a sign of troubles ahead.
Soon the new Government will be announced and incoming Ministers will begin receiving their briefings (BIMS). Shane Cowlishaw does the work for the bureaucrats and writes a BIM for whoever is the next Education Minister.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says his party will announce the result of its coalition negotiations on Thursday afternoon, following days of talks.
In today's email we have the latest on the coalition negotiations, look at the inflation figures, and review the SSC v Guardians of NZ Super Fund drama.
The NZ First caucus and board have wrapped up two days of discussions with no consensus on whether to back National or Labour.
In today's email we look at the issues that any new Government will have to address .. when we finally get one.
We’re still waiting to find out who will form our next government - but whether it’s National or Labour, they and their coalition partners will face some pressing questions within days of taking power. Here’s a taster of the big issues that may be on their minds.
Those expecting any sort of deal to form a Government today should hold their horses, Bernard Hickey writes. Winston Peters hasn't even started talking with Bill English about ministerial positions or governing arrangements. And the New Zealand First board (and National or Labour) would then have to sign off on those too.
In today's email we discuss how those hoping for a new Government by the end of the day will be disappointed.