An embarrassing back down has made the Government’s planned justice reforms even more difficult and illustrated just how politically sensitive the issue can be. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In today's email we looked at Labour's immigration dummy pass, and discuss the likelihood of bipartisan agreement on Ardern's Child Poverty Reduction Bill (amid questions over whether Bill English will be around to come to such an agreement).
MMP got a bad rap over the last month's prevarications and brinksmanship.
Prime Minister designate Jacinda Ardern is set to sign and release coalition deals with The Green Party and New Zealand First this afternoon that will clear the way for her Government to be sworn in on Thursday.
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.
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.
The NZ First caucus and board have wrapped up two days of discussions with no consensus on whether to back National or Labour.
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.