New Zealand politics

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New Zealand’s successful Covid policies hid inequality – the government can’t ignore it this year | Morgan Godfery
In 2022 Jacinda Ardern must act on runaway house prices while the central bank should grab inflation by the neck

Morgan Godfery

07, Jan, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Fractious Australia has much to learn from the kindness and purpose of New Zealand politics | Eleanor de Jong
The cooperation fostered by Jacinda Ardern is in stark contrast to Australia’s political disunity and dysfunctional federation

Eleanor de Jong

11, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘An unfilled-in vision’: can Christopher Luxon lead New Zealand’s National party back to power?
The new opposition leader has been greeted with ‘relief’ by the party faithful – but what alternative he offers is not yet clear

Tess McClure in Wellington

11, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Judith Collins axed from frontbench after losing National party leadership
Successor Christopher Luxon said Collins had a ‘real passion’ for new portfolio of science and innovation

Eva Corlett in Wellington

06, Dec, 2021 @2:09 AM

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Christopher Luxon is out of step with most New Zealanders – can he really challenge Ardern? | Morgan Godfery
The new National leader is a millionaire, anti-abortion, ex-CEO who owns seven homes and is against increases to the minimum wage

Morgan Godfery

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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New Zealand to enshrine protections for pill testing in ‘world first’
Advocates say the law, which will come into force next week, is the first to take drug checking out of a legal grey zone and protect the practice

Tess McClure in Christchurch

01, Dec, 2021 @4:45 AM

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Who is New Zealand’s new opposition leader Christopher Luxon?
The former Air New Zealand boss is a relative newcomer to politics but has consistently registered in ‘preferred prime minister’ polling

Tess McClure in Christchurch

30, Nov, 2021 @4:42 AM

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New Zealand’s National party anoints ex-airline boss Chris Luxon as leader
Luxon, who has spent just a year in parliament, will be the party’s fifth leader in as many years after he replaced Judith Collins

Tess McClure in Christchurch

30, Nov, 2021 @3:15 AM

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No surprises as combustible Judith Collins crashes and burns as National leader | Tim Watkin
New Zealand’s opposition is in turmoil after the leader’s botched attempt to remove her main rival, Simon Bridges. But the party has time to recover

Tim Watkin

25, Nov, 2021 @6:49 AM

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New Zealand opposition leader Judith Collins ousted after move to demote rival backfires
New National party leader will be chosen next week, with former Air New Zealand boss Chris Luxon a favourite for the job

Eva Corlett in Wellington and Tess McClure in Christchurch

25, Nov, 2021 @12:28 AM

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In a crisis, you want Jacinda Ardern. That’s why her poll numbers will remain robust | Morgan Godfery
Ardern is imperfect and her government often struggles to implement its agenda – but they excel at crisis management

Morgan Godfery

23, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Fearful of overwhelmed morgues and battling lockdown protests, New Zealand faces up to Covid peak
The country that kept the virus out for so long is now coming to terms with endemic Covid

Tess McClure in Christchurch

11, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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