Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis has brushed off a formal complaint from one of the charter schools in the Government’s firing line, saying he is not showing any favouritism to those within his electorate.
Labour's Maori caucus faced down criticism on Tuesday that the Government's policy to abolish charter schools would mean a return to the dark days of the state education system failing Maori youth.
Jacinda Ardern hopes a compromise will resolve a potentially nasty clash with Labour's Maori MPs and iwi leaders over the future of charter schools. Thomas Coughlan reports the two sides remain far apart.
New Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis is seen as a great hope by many in the justice reform sector. But being viewed as soft on crime has historically been like swallowing a dead rat for the government. Can he make a difference? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In this morning's email, Bernard Hickey looks inside the new 6th Labour-led Government at Jacinda Ardern's Kitchen Cabinet and what it will be focused on in its first 100 days.
Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern has revealed her new line-up of ministers, saying she has played to the strengths of the three parties that will make up the incoming government.
In today's email we look past the speculation and rumours of 'utu' to dig into the details of coalition negotiating teams and what Winston's previous words can tell us.
In today's email we look at what yesterday's shock shift in New Zealand politics might mean going into the election.
New Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she’ll spend 72 hours taking stock on the party’s policies and plans for the September 23 election. What will be top of her mind, and what changes could we see in the coming weeks? Sam Sachdeva and Shane Cowlishaw report.
The Government has been unapologetic for the record high prison population, but that confidence may be beginning to waver. Shane Cowlishaw reports.