New Zealand election 2020

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Despite her mandate, Ardern's agenda will be resolutely middle of the road | Tova O'Brien
Labour’s smart politics will come at the expense of its fundamental values, and be driven by its desire to stay in power

Tova O'Brien

12, Nov, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Jacinda Ardern unveils diverse new cabinet to focus on Covid-19 recovery
Of the 20-strong cabinet, eight are women, five are Māori, three are Pasifika and three are LGBT

Phil Taylor in Auckland

02, Nov, 2020 @2:10 AM

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New Zealand Greens accept Ardern's offer of 'cooperation agreement'
Deal with Labour stops short of a coalition but will see Green’s co-leaders, James Shaw and Marama Davidson, hold ministries outside of cabinet

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Queenstown

31, Oct, 2020 @7:57 AM

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Jacinda Ardern holds all the cards but should still keep the Greens sweet
While Labour’s landslide makes a coalition in New Zealand extremely unlikely, the PM might set up a ‘consultation’ deal with the smaller party

Phil Taylor

27, Oct, 2020 @5:43 AM

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The Green party won in Auckland by reaching beyond its own bubble | Chlöe Swarbrick
A minor party hasn’t won a general electorate seat in over 20 years without major party support. It shows what’s possible when convention is scrapped

Chlöe Swarbrick

26, Oct, 2020 @1:31 AM

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My 'feral' interview with Covid-19 denier Jami-Lee Ross didn't go as he planned | Tova O'Brien
Good journalists know balanced reporting is not as simple as providing both sides of the story. You have to squash falsehoods

Tova O'Brien

24, Oct, 2020 @3:48 AM

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Ardern urged to review New Zealand Covid measures after election landslide
Veteran epidemiologist calls for review, and openness to adopting measures suggested by political rivals, now that voters have given PM a mandate

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

22, Oct, 2020 @4:37 AM

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A midwife, a Covid-19 expert and a refugee: some of New Zealand's new MPs
Labour’s ranks have been swelled by New Zealand’s first African MP, just one example of an more diverse Parliament

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Queenstown

20, Oct, 2020 @7:30 PM

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NZ election weekly briefing: awaiting a Green new deal, Collins stays on, Jami-Lee roasted
Jacinda Ardern keeps her cards close to her chest on ‘potential co-operation’ with Green; no sign of a contender to rival Judith Collins; Advance NZ get a rough ride

Elle Hunt

20, Oct, 2020 @7:00 PM

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New Zealand journalist feted for brutal takedown of minor party politician
Tova O’Brien’s interview with Jami-Lee Ross, who has been accused of spreading misinformation, praised as ‘a masterclass’

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Queenstown

19, Oct, 2020 @3:25 AM

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Why New Zealand rejected populist ideas other nations have embraced
Labour’s historic win delivered Ardern a second term while voters punished politicians who embraced populism

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

19, Oct, 2020 @2:13 AM

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What next for New Zealand's National party and its embattled leader?
New Zealanders overwhelmingly embraced Jacinda Ardern’s Labour, leaving Judith Collins’ party in the wilderness

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Auckland

18, Oct, 2020 @6:48 AM

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