Articles tagged NZ First

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.

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.

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.


With the close of negotiations between NZ First, National, Labour and the Greens, we should soon know the shape of our next government. Sam Sachdeva and Shane Cowlishaw report on the recent discussions and what happens next.