Sam Sachdeva


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.

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.

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.


An Irish company is rumoured to be in the box seat to provide thousands of prefabricated houses to Housing New Zealand - leading to fears Kiwi businesses may be left out in the cold.

With New Zealand’s entry into the space race has come our very own space agency. Sam Sachdeva spoke to NZ Space Agency head Peter Crabtree about the challenges of entering orbit and where the industry is headed next.


The jockeying for position during negotiations has begun after the final election results, with Labour leader Jacinda Ardern saying she now expects to become Prime Minister and National arguing the loss of two seats does not alter its position of strength.