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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 The prime minister of New Zealand has just begun a victory lap of the country, though Jacinda Ardern would prefer we think of it more as a “thank you” tour.After a successful but gruelling six-week election campaign she is hitting the two-lane blacktop once again, deploying to the regions of New Zealand. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020, Tova O Brien


Jacinda Ardern unveils new cabinet to focus on Covid-19 containment and recovery

Reliable right-hand man Grant Robertson will be deputy PM with Nanaia Mahuta replacing Winston Peters as foreign ministerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has brought in her reliable right hand man, Grant Robertson, as deputy leader as the new cabinet line up focuses on Covid-19 containment and economic recovery.Ardern said Kelvin Davis had been re-elected as deputy by Labour party MPs but he chose not to continue in the rol...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, Davis, Grant Robertson, Winston Peters, Kelvin Davis, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, coverageNew Zealand, New Zealand election 2020, Nanaia Mahuta


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 New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has agreed on a governing “cooperation agreement” with the Green party, offering two ministries and agreeing to a handful of shared policy priorities for her second term – an offer they accepted late on Saturday.Labour won the general election in October with an outright majority, meaning they could govern al...
Tags: Labour, New Zealand, Green Party, Labour Party, James Shaw, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand politics, Marama Davidson, New Zealand election 2020, New Zealand Greens


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 New Zealand’s Labour and Green parties have met for the third time to discuss what role the latter might play in the new government expected to be formed by Jacinda Ardern within days.With Labour holding all the cards after its landslide victory earlier this month, a formal coalition government is seen as extremely unlikely after the latest talks on Tuesd...
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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 well over 20 years. The result shows what is possible when convention is scrapped I was making toast in my tiny apartment kitchen four weeks ahead of election day. Not that I really had track of the days. They had melded into one ever-extending runway as Auckland went through its second Covid-19 lockdown and New Zealand’s election date was pushed back a month.We were a few months into an insurgent campaign for an electorate seat at the centre...
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Tova O'Brien: my 'feral' interview with Covid-19 denier Jami-Lee Ross

Good journalists know balanced reporting is not as simple as providing both sides of the story. You have to squash falsehoodsLike the families of 1.14 million people worldwide, our family has lost people we love to Covid-19. They are people who would not have died were it not for this deadly, hyper-contagious virus. We are in a global pandemic that is at least 15 times more fatal than seasonal influenza.When people argue otherwise it puts more lives at risk; more families will mourn. Covid-19 co...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, New Zealand politics, Jami Lee Ross, Coronavirus, New Zealand election 2020, Tova O Brien


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 falsehoodsLike the families of 1.14 million people worldwide, our family has lost people we love to Covid-19. They are people who would not have died were it not for this deadly, hyper-contagious virus. We are in a global pandemic that is at least 15 times more fatal than seasonal influenza.When people argue otherwise it puts more lives at risk; more families will mourn. Covid-19 co...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, New Zealand politics, Jami Lee Ross, Coronavirus, COVID, New Zealand election 2020, Tova O Brien


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 mandateJacinda Ardern won New Zealand’s election with a commanding majority, in part attributed to her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in her country. But a veteran epidemiologist is exhorting the prime minister to use the political capital gained in her decisive victory to scrutinise the coronavirus response by her government and officials, and adopt strate...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Nick Wilson, University of Otago, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, New Zealand election 2020, mandateJacinda Ardern


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 ParliamentThe landslide victory for Labour will see 64 left-leaning MPs enter parliament this week – many of them fresh and untested.The new parliament is also set to be the most inclusive ever, LGBTQ+ members making up 10%, and a high number of female MPs. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, Lgbtq, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


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’A New Zealand journalist is being praised around the world for her determined effort to shut down the spread of Covid-19 conspiracy theories during an interview with a minor party politician.Newshub’s political editor, Tova O’Brien, interviewed the leader of the Advance New Zealand party, Jami-Less Ross. The party failed to secure enough votes to enter parliament Saturday’s ge...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Newshub, Jami Lee Ross, New Zealand election 2020, Tova O'Brien, Advance New Zealand, Jami Less Ross


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 Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Labour prime minister who was returned to power for a second term with a commanding majority, has often been hailed internationally as a foil to global surges in right-wing movements and the rise of strongmen such as Donald Trump and Brazil’s leader, Jair Bolsonaro.But the historic victory of Ardern’s centre-left party on polling day – its best result in five...
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'I don't tend to have communications with Donald Trump,' says Jacinda Ardern – video

After securing a historic election victory, the New Zealand prime minister was asked about the world leaders who sent her congratulations. 'I have had a few lovely messages. Scott Morrison ... I've had the prime minister of Denmark, Pedro Sánchez from Spain. Of course, Boris Johnson reached out as well.' When asked about whether Donald Trump had been in touch, she replied: ' I don't tend to have those direct communications with the president of the United States'Jacinda Ardern eases into second ...
Tags: Spain, United States, New Zealand, Denmark, Boris Johnson, Green Party, Scott Morrison, National party, Donald Trump, Labour Party, Pedro Sanchez, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


What next for New Zealand's National party and its embattled leader?

New Zealand overwhelmingly embraced Jacinda Ardern’s Labour, leaving Judith Collins’ party in the wildernessJudith Collins had a spring in her step and a high-beam smile when she appeared for reporters the day after a New Zealand election that delivered a landslide victory to her opponent, Jacinda Ardern of Labour – the country’s most popular leader of modern times.“I’m feeling really good,” she said. “Woke up today, the sun was shining.” Continue reading...
Tags: Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, National party, Collins, Judith Collins, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


Jacinda Ardern considers coalition despite New Zealand election landslide

Prime minister says she will be ready to form a government in two to three weeks as New Zealanders enjoy return to normal life New Zealand Greens on the rise after voters return to the fold Opinion: New Zealanders have recognised their good luckJacinda Ardern has held out the possibility of forming a coalition government despite securing a historic election victory that will enable her Labour party to govern alone.New Zealanders expressed relief on Sunday at her re-election, after a campaign tha...
Tags: Labour, New Zealand, Green Party, National party, Labour Party, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020, New Zealand Greens


Jacinda Ardern eases into second term amid relief in New Zealand at election landslide

Prime minister says she will be ready to form a government in two to three weeks as New Zealanders enjoy return to normal life • New Zealand Greens on the rise after voters return to the fold • Opinion: New Zealanders have recognised their good luckJacinda Ardern has held out the possibility of forming a coalition government despite securing a historic election victory that will enable her Labour party to govern alone.New Zealanders expressed relief on Sunday at her re-election, after a campaign...
Tags: Labour, New Zealand, Green Party, National party, Labour Party, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020, New Zealand Greens


'We made history': New Zealand Greens on the rise after voters return to the fold

Supporters jubilant after defying poor early polls and gaining first electorate win since 1999The mood at the election headquarters of New Zealand’s Green party was triumphal, almost as though the party had won the election outright. The election result was everything they hoped for and perhaps more than they expected.Just a few weeks ago, polls had the party below the 5% threshold that would trigger proportional representation and deliver it to parliament if none of its candidates won an electo...
Tags: Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Green Party, Labour Party, New Zealand election 2020, New Zealand Greens


Jacinda Ardern's partner serves up food for journalists – video

While New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, waited for election results that would lead to the Labour party securing a historic landslide victory, her partner, Clarke Gayford, delivered home-cooked "fish sliders and venison bites" to journalists outside their home. Gayford served up food during the 2017 election and said he wasn't going to do the same this year, but said it was a good excuse 'to sneak out and go fishing'.Jacinda Ardern to govern New Zealand for second term after historic...
Tags: Labour, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand politics, Clarke Gayford, Gayford, New Zealand election 2020


New Zealanders have recognised the good luck that Jacinda Ardern is ours | Steve Braunias

As prime minister, Ardern inspired love and trust; now she has to do something with itAnd the winner is … New Zealand. It was the happiness election – Covid fizzled out, lockdown was released, and a sense of gratitude and sheer joy buoyed Jacinda Ardern through a long campaign to Saturday’s landslide victory.“Let’s keep moving,” Labour’s campaign slogan urged, but in reality it was much more a case of: “Let’s stick with what we’ve got, so actually let’s not, you know, move”. The alternative – Na...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Judith Collins, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Steve Braunias, New Zealand election 2020


New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern condemns divisive elections in victory speech – video

Jacinda Ardern condemns divisive elections during victory speech, saying polls 'don’t need to tear people apart'. Ger words were interpreted as a veiled allusion to the divisive US election, due to take place in two weeks. The Labour party secured a landslide victory with its best result in five decades after Ardern emphasised kindness and cooperation during her first term, and told voters she needed a second term to deliver on her promises of transformational changeArdern hails 'very strong man...
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Jacinda Ardern to govern New Zealand for second term after historic victory

New Zealanders give Labour more votes than at any other election in past five decadesFollow the results liveJacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term after the Labour party secured a historic landslide victory in the general election, attracting so many votes it could become the first party in decades to be able to govern alone. Ardern’s deft handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and resolute belief in science and experts was credited with earning the trust of New Zealanders, who cast...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, Judith Collins, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


New Zealanders have recognised the good luck that Jacinda Ardern is ours

As prime minister, Ardern inspired love and trust; now she has to do something with itAnd the winner is … New Zealand. It was the happiness election – Covid fizzled out, lockdown was released, and a sense of gratitude and sheer joy buoyed Jacinda Ardern through a long campaign to Saturday’s landslide victory.“Let’s keep moving,” Labour’s campaign slogan urged, but in reality it was much more a case of: “Let’s stick with what we’ve got, so actually let’s not, you know, move”. The alternative – Na...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Judith Collins, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand election 2020


Jacinda Ardern's first term as New Zealand's prime minister – in pictures

Jacinda Ardern has secured a second term as leader after a resounding victory in the country’s general election. The Labour leader had led a coalition government since October 2017, ending nearly a decade of National rule. During her first term Ardern had to deal with responses to the Christchurch terrorist atrocity, the Whakaari volcano eruption and the Covid-19 pandemic. She gave birth to her first child, Neve, in June 2018 Ardern hails ‘very strong mandate’ after election landslide Continue r...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, Christchurch, Neve, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


Jacinda Ardern hails 'very strong mandate' after New Zealand election landslide

With more than 90% of vote counted Labour expected to secure 64 of 120 seatsFollow the results liveJacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term after the Labour party secured a landslide victory in the general election, attracting so many votes that it could become the first party in decades to be able to govern alone. With more than 90% of the vote counted, Labour had secured 49%, with the opposition National party on 27%. Labour was expected to win 64 of the 120 seats in parliament...
Tags: Labour, New Zealand, Judith Collins, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


Jacinda Ardern thanks supporters amid Labour landslide – video

Jacinda Ardern is on track to be re-elected as the prime minister of New Zealand. The Labour party looked set for a landslide victory, attracting so many votes in the general election it could become the first party in decades to be able to govern alone.With more than 90% of the vote counted, Labour had secured 49%, with the opposition National party on 27%. Addressing supporters, Ardern said: “Tonight New Zealand has shown the Labour party its biggest support in 50 years.”Jacinda Ardern’s Labou...
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NZ election 2020: Jacinda Ardern thanks New Zealand amid Labour landslide – live results

Judith Collins concedes as results show Labour on track for a large majority. Follow live: Full report: Ardern’s Labour Party set for victoryMore than 1.9 million people voted earlyWhen will we know who has wonNew Zealand’s MMP electoral system: what is it and how does it work 11.24am BST 95% of votes counted, Labour's thumping (projected) lead still very much in place: pic.twitter.com/eRU6QE7dCa 11.21am BST Australia Labor Leader Anthony Albanese has congratulated Ardern: Kiwis have vot...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, Labour Party, Zealand, Nz, Anthony Albanese, Judith Collins, Kiwis, MMP, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand election 2020, BST Australia Labor


NZ election 2020: Judith Collins congratulates Jacinda Ardern – live results

New Zealand has voted in an election dominated by Covid and partial results show support collapsing for the opposition National Party. Follow results live: More than 1.9 million people voted earlyWhen will we know who has wonNew Zealand’s MMP electoral system: what is it and how does it work 10.23am BST 80% of the votes counted and Jacinda Ardern is in the building - she should be speaking any moment. Labour is projected to win 64 seats: three more than they need to secure the first outright...
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NZ election 2020: Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party on track for majority – live

New Zealand has voted in an election dominated by Covid and partial results show support collapsing for the opposition National Party. Follow results live: More than 1.9 million people voted earlyWhen will we know who has wonNew Zealand’s MMP electoral system: what is it and how does it work 9.23am BST Winston Peters thanks voters, supporters and staff. pic.twitter.com/7TNPYNom4C 9.22am BST TVNZ commentators have just called that an “extraordinarily short speech” from Peters. Continue r...
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NZ election 2020: early results show Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party has commanding lead – live

Aotearoa has voted in an election dominated by Covid and early results show support collapsing for the opposition National Party. Follow results live: More than 1.9 million people voted earlyWhen will we know who has wonNew Zealand’s MMP electoral system: what is it and how does it work 8.37am BST Just to sum up, tonight is developing into an absolutely extraordinary night for Labour. It has been called a “bloodbath” for National. 8.35am BST Just under a third of votes have now been cou...
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NZ election 2020: early results show Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party ahead – live

Aotearoa heads to the polls. Referendums also being held on legalising cannabis and euthanasia. Follow results live: More than 1.9 million people voted earlyWhen will we know who has wonNew Zealand’s MMP electoral system: what is it and how does it work 7.37am BST Labour Party members are arriving at the election night event in Auckland 7.35am BST Labour returned to government in 2017 despite polling 7.6% less than National on the party vote, thanks to stronger alliances with New Zealand...
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NZ election 2020: polls in New Zealand to close soon

Aotearoa heads to the polls. Referendums also being held on legalising cannabis and euthanasia. Follow results live: New Zealand’s MMP electoral system: what is it and how does it workVoters head to the polls as Ardern, Collins call halt to campaign 6.31am BST Results will start coming in from 7pm tonight (NZDT). With nearly 2 million or 60% of the enrolled population having already voted – and these votes mostly being cast electronically – we should have a good idea of the results fairly qu...
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