Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern doubled down on the Budget responsibility rules at her post-cabinet press conference today.
Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern has outlined her Government’s plans to improve workplace conditions and the economy, saying higher wages do not need to come at the expense of jobs.
In today's email we detail the latest developments as we move toward a new Government.
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 look into the ministerial line up heading into the election, note how the government's nervousness over migration issues resulted in a temporary suspension of some of Immigration New Zealand's powers, and preview the looming Commerce Commission decision on the proposed NZME-Fairfax merger.
The Government has reshuffled its line-up as this year's election crawls closer.
Bill English's Ministry was sworn in yesterday and held its first cabinet meeting, but public activity in the capital is now clearly winding down ahead of the Christmas break.
Good morning all on the day after Bill English named his first ministry.
Bill English took a mostly conservative approach in naming his first cabinet today, laying out a path to the election in the second half of the year with the least disruption, the most continuity and the fewest possible sources of unhappiness in and around the backbenches.
Hekia Parata delivered the year's first real cabinet personnel surprise yesterday, unveiling her decision not to stand again as a list MP and creating space for John Key to refresh the upper echelons of his cabinet before an eminently lose-able election in late September next year.