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Andersen over-stepped in comments about Mark Mitchell ‘killing people’ – Hipkins

  Labour Party leader Chris Hipkins has said that the party's police spokeswoman Ginny Andersen over-stepped when she accused Police Minister Mark Mitchell of being...

Hipkins’ popularity plummets according to latest poll

The latest 1News-Verian poll reveals minor shifts in party seats since the October election, with Labour gaining one seat while ACT and NZ First...

‘Caretaker arrangements extended’ – Hipkins

Chris Hipkins and Christopher Luxon have agreed the Governor General will be advised to extend the current caretaker government arrangements until a new Government...

Winston slams Hipkins and Labour over World Health Organisation secrecy

Proposed changes to the International Health Regulations (IHR) are set to give WHO bosses 'extraordinary' control over New Zealand in future health emergencies. The proposed...

Bryce Edwards: Ten reasons Labour’s support has halved

The Labour Government was elected with 50 per cent of the vote three years ago, but current opinion polls show their vote could halve...

Watch: Newshub Leaders debate – Hipkins v Luxon

Watch full video of the Newshub leaders debate between Chris Hipkins and Christopher Luxon. https://www.youtube.com/live/NAXkCQu_hhc?si=XjqqvyGsIGy-Ypal

Bryce Edwards: A Very hollow election

The 2023 general election campaign must be the most hollow in living memory. There really isn’t much that is positive or attractive about the electoral...

Hipkins: ‘There was no compulsory vaccination, people made their own choices’

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins told reporters yesterday the COVID-19 jab was not compulsory, even though it was mandated. Hipkins was answering a question from a...

ACT: Labour spreads disinformation on back of March 15. What would Jacinda say?

“When Chris Hipkins said he was going to ‘fight back’ I thought he would attack me and other politicians, but I never thought he’d...

Bryce Edwards: Is it now all over for the Labour Government?

Labour appears to be in something of an electoral death spiral. The four-point drop in last night’s 1News Verian poll to just 29 per cent...

‘Election bribe’: Labour promises to remove GST on fruit and veges if re-elected

At the announcement today in Lower Hutt, leader Chris Hipkins also said Working for Families payments would increase. 'Today I'm announcing that if re-elected Labour...

Watch: Nobody Someone ‘What is a Woman?’

Performing artist Nobody Someone is back with their latest song, 'What is a Woman?' A man who can't define what a woman is, is running...

Guardian poll: Labour ‘languishing’, NZ First back in parliament

The poll conducted by Esstential for UK legacy media outlet The Guardian shows cost of living concerns could dominate this year's election. Undecided voters came...

BlackRock deal aims for 100% renewable electricity

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced the deal today. The pair lauded the agreement as a 'first of its...

Bryce Edwards: Chris Hipkins failed to prevent the Kiri Allan tragedy

Electoral calculation was surely at the centre of Prime Minister Chris Hipkins’ unfortunate decision to keep flailing Minister Kiri Allan on in her job...

Prime Minister’s statement on Kiri Allan

Full text statement of Chris Hipkins released today. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins met with Kiri Allan this morning to discuss her recent leave and allegations...

New Zealand gets ready to embrace NATO

Is New Zealand about to join ‘NATO+’? That seems to be the effective endgame, if reports ahead of New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins’ attendance...

Geoffrey Miller: Chris Hipkins’ successful meeting with Xi Jinping

Warm and constructive. That’s how Chris Hipkins wanted his meeting with Xi Jinping on Tuesday to be remembered. The New Zealand Prime Minister deployed the ‘warm...

Michael ‘River of filth’ Wood resigns from portfolio, Hipkins outlines new Ministerial disclosure scheme

'River of filth' Wood is now officially up the creek. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has accepted the resignation of Transport Minister Michael Wood. In a press...

Hipkins to meet Sunak for talks on trade and Ukraine

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today that he will meet his UK counterpart Rishi Sunak Friday evening NZ Time. A statement from Hipkins said talks...

NZ Health Data Leak—In the last quarter of 2021 Ardern, Bloomfield, Hipkins and the medical Czars formulated policy contrary to the evidence that they...

On December 15th 2021 Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, Director General of Health, sent a letter to District Health Boards (DHBs) belatedly warning them for the...

Hipkins releases details of upcoming overseas trip

The international engagements would be 'focused on advancing New Zealand’s trade and economic interests,' said the Prime Minister in a statement. He will travel with...

Cabinet changes bring ’50/50 gender split for the first time in NZ’s history’

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced his intention to promote Willow-Jean Prime to fill a vacancy in Cabinet, resulting in a 50/50 gender balance...

Bryce Edwards: Victory for transparency in lobbying reforms

Two weeks ago Prime Minister Chris Hipkins was pooh-poohing questions about the need for reform lobbying rules, claiming lobbyists have the same access to...

‘Stammering idiot’ – global celebs and politicians lay into Hipkins as ‘What is a woman?’ video goes viral

News of Prime Minister Chris Hipkins' answer, or non-answer, to the question 'What is a woman?' has gone viral. Hipkins was asked the question at...

Lobbying in Parliament ‘transparency measures’ introduced

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced several steps to introduce greater transparency around lobbying at Parliament. “I said two weeks ago when lobbying came up...

Watch: ‘What is a woman?’ – a ‘leftfield question’ says Hipkins

The PM was asked the question by Sean Plunket of The Platform at a press conference today. A hot topic in New Zealand right now...

Posie Parker rally: LGB Alliance Aotearoa NZ demand PM condemn Saturday’s violence against women and girls

The organisation made the demand in a public letter addressed to the PM, Ministers and Police Commissioner. 27/03/2023 To, Rt Hon Chris Hipkins, Prime Minister Hon Carmel Sepuloni,...

Latest poll: Labour and National tied

The Taxpayer's Union Curia poll also shows a big jump in 'favourability support' for new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins. Full results: Labour - 34% National...

Bryce Edwards: Labour’s reorientation to working class Māori

In recent decades the Labour Party has lost its traditional connection with working class voters, becoming more of a middle class party of liberalism. This...

‘Government takes new direction with policy refocus’ – Hipkins

“The Government is refocusing its priorities to put the cost of living front and centre of our new direction,” Chris Hipkins said. “I said the...

Listen: Hipkins on the Mike Hosking Breakfast show

It was the first time in two years a New Zealand Prime Minister had spoken on the popular radio show.

Prime Ministers’ meeting reaffirms close trans-Tasman relationship

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese yesterday held their first bilateral meeting in Canberra. It was Chris Hipkins’ first overseas visit...

Bryce Edwards: Chris Hipkins hires a lobbyist to run the Beehive

New Zealand is the second least corrupt country on earth according to the latest Corruption Perception Index published yesterday by Transparency International. But how much...

Bryce Edwards: The Gamechanger PM and polls

opinion polls answered the big question of whether a switch of prime minister would really be a gamechanger for election year. The 1News and...

Cost of living support extended for families and businesses

The Government is providing extra cost of living support to families and businesses, delivering on new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins’ promise of a greater...

Hipkins to meet with Albanese next week

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will travel to Canberra next week for an in person meeting with Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. “The trans-Tasman relationship is...

Bryce Edwards: How authorities failed Aucklanders in an emergency

How much confidence should the public have in authorities managing natural disasters? Not much, judging by the farcical way in which the civil defence emergence...

Sayonara Jacinda Ardern and thanks for our generation’s ‘Dawn Raid Moment’

At the launch of her first campaign to become Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern told supporters that climate change was her generation's 'nuclear free moment.' According...

Bryce Edwards: Labour shifts focus from Grey Lynn to West Auckland

The days of the Labour Government being associated with middle class social liberalism look to be numbered. Soon-to-be Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Deputy Prime...

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