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New Cabinet ‘focused on bread and butter issues’ – Hipkins

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The new Cabinet will be focused on core bread and butter issues like the cost of living, education, health, housing and keeping communities and businesses safe, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced.

“We need a greater focus on what’s in front of New Zealanders right now. The new Cabinet line up strengthens that focus,” Chris Hipkins said

“In the reshuffle I have balanced the need for stability with renewal. New Zealanders want to see the Government getting on with the job but I also want to demonstrate the depth of our talent and bring some new energy and focus to the task ahead.

“Our top team of myself, Carmel Sepuloni, Kelvin Davis, Grant Robertson and Megan Woods will provide stability, experience, and proven leadership.

“Grant Robertson will remain Minister of Finance. He has seen New Zealand households and businesses through the greatest economic shock since the Great Depression. This reshuffle gives him the time and support to apply his full focus on fighting inflation and helping New Zealand families and businesses to get by.

“Michael Wood moves to number seven in the Cabinet ranking and becomes Minister for Auckland and an Associate Finance Minister. Having a senior Minister with a focus on the city ensures Auckland has the attention it needs. That’s going to be even more important following the events of recent days.

“As a former school principal and education expert new Education Minister Jan Tinetti is uniquely placed to address the post-COVID challenges our education system has faced and get our kids back in the classroom and learning.

“Dr Ayesha Verrall will become the Minister of Health and moves to the front bench. An infectious diseases expert, she brings almost 20 years of knowledge of how our health system works and how it can be improved.

“Kieran McAnulty moves into Cabinet and picks up the full Local Government portfolio.

“Joining Kieran in Cabinet are new Ministers Ginny Andersen and Barbara Edmonds.

“Ginny will become the Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Seniors, Associate Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations.

“Barbara Edmonds will become the Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Health Minister for Pacific Peoples and Associate Minister of Housing.

“There are four new Ministers outside of Cabinet; Duncan Webb, Willow-Jean Prime, Rino Tirikatene, and Dr Deborah Russell.

“I want to acknowledge the departing Ministers for their incredible service. To Poto Williams, David Clark, Aupito William Sio, Phil Twyford and of course Jacinda Ardern, thank you.

“But this reshuffle is just the first step in our shift in focus. Over the coming days and weeks you will see us put words into action, with policies to support New Zealanders by reprioritising existing programmes to free up resources to help with the cost of living,” Chris Hipkins said.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Sure cannot see any cause for optimism in that reshuffle. If a minister has been incompetent in a previous appointment they will be equally incompetent in the next. The only positives I can see are the removal of Little from health and Hipkins from education and police. Promoting McAnulty is confirmation that the new PM is a supporter of bullying and promoting Jackson is proof that the maori caucus still weilds a big stick which intimidates the new PM. I’m sure the move of Little to Defence will be a source of mirth for the majority of service personell.The rest are irrelevant for a cult that is toast.

  2. You missed out Hipkins other trick today to make people forget that New Zealand suffered some of the worst pandemic mandate conditions of any country in the western world, crossing the line into totalitarianism on a number of occasions which he had a front row seat on.

  3. Heaven help us all.

    Jan Tineti – the woman who thinks people with penises can be women.
    Kieran McAnulty the proud socialist who apparently left his wife with some questionable circumstances involved.
    Michael greasy haired Woods who hated on his fellow citizens, some of them in wheel chairs and others who had been medically injured by calling them rivers of filth. Apparently his wife is in an Auckland council role also – if that’s true that’s a conflict of interest.
    Ayesha Verral who hasn’t spoken of vaccine injury or the fact this govt has spent billions of dollars on a vaccine that doesn’t work and in fact is more dangerous for young people than the so called virus no one has ever isolated.
    grant Robertson who is in control of the country finances, yet apparently only has a Bachelor of Arts degree and has never run his own business even.
    Feeel free to correct me if I have any of those details wrong, if not well, with that lot in the line up, start praying NOW. NOW I tell ya!

    • The new cabinet are WEF firsters and mRNA jab pushers. Notice how Verral who only recently had ZERO political exp now heads the health sector. Yet another unelected individual holding a major portfolio. See how easy it is for WEF and Big Pharma to infiltrate our governments.

  4. Retread
    This is exactly what Ardern did
    Straight out of the text book of Klaus Swabs School for Young Global Leaders
    Appeal to humanistic feelings of compassion
    We care
    Trust Us
    Then when the back is turned and a spot found in among the scar tissue
    Stick the knife in
    Nothing has changed
    But I see Hopkins is reportedly coming up in the polls already?
    The average Kiwi has a very fickle short term memory span
    And is easily manipulated coerced and soon succumbs to the lies distortion and spin of the Govt funded legacy media

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