As the Government holds talks on how to fix the criminal justice system, political pressure and public sentiment loom as the biggest obstacles to be overcome, Sam Sachdeva writes.
Percentage-based pay increases for politicians appear destined for the scrapheap, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announcing a salary freeze for MPs as the Government develops a “fairer” model to set their pay.
A war of words has erupted between National and the Government over the falling value of the Kiwi dollar, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The ban on single use plastic bags may be just the start of bold moves by the Government on waste, but it will need to carefully chart a course between what the Greens want and what business will let them have, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The lower New Zealand dollar is good for exporters and a sign the economy is heading in a more productive direction, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
The Government has announced it will ban single use plastic shopping bags, saying there must be an end to the "mountain" of bags polluting the environment.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern marked her return to public life by formally launching a national consultation process intended to improve public support for the pursuit of new international trade agreements and tackling head-on the mounting political fallout of declining business confidence.
The Government has formally launched its Trade for All agenda, with Jacinda Ardern saying the public’s confidence in trade must be rebuilt. Just another working group, or a savvy play to win back business confidence? Sam Sachdeva reports.
After six weeks of looking after her newborn daughter Neve, Jacinda Ardern is back running the country. Sam Sachdeva spoke to the Prime Minister about second-guessing herself as a parent, caring for a baby and a growing elephant, and the song that will soundtrack her 2018.
As she returns to work as Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has asked Kiwis to respect the privacy of her newborn daughter Neve - but accepts her child will sometimes be “in the public domain”.