Sandringham dairy stabbing: PM Jacinda Ardern says conversation with family of killed worker ‘full of sorrow’

Focus Live: PM speaks to media at Auckland Central Police Station. Video / NZ Herald Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spoken with the family of the dairy worker who was killed in Auckland this week. “I would describe the conversation as full of sorrow,” she said while addressing the media at the Auckland Central Police … Read more

Budget 2022: How $2 billion of emergency Covid funds were redirected

Finance Minister Grant Robertson insists he did not play the Budget allowance. Photo / Mark Mitchell Finance Minister Grant Robertson padded Budget 2022 with $2.05 billion from the remnants of the Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund contrary to his undertakings that the enormous pot of emergency money be limited to direct, pandemic-related spending and over … Read more

Minister Andrew Little left in no doubt about despair, outrage in the health workforce

Health Minister Andrew Little. Photo / Mark Mitchell By Kate Green of RNZ Medical specialists have taken the opportunity to tell Health Minister Andrew Little just how bad things are on the frontline. He was grilled on his plans to alleviate pressure on workers during the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ (ASMS) annual conference in … Read more

Dairy stabbing: PM Jacinda Ardern will visit grieving Sandringham community, rejects Act’s criticism

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responds to the fatal stabbing of a man in an Auckland dairy on Wednesday night. Video / NZ Herald Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending her decision not to travel to her local electorate to be with grieving members of the Sandringham community after a man managing a dairy was fatally … Read more

PM Jacinda Ardern meets China’s President Xi Jinping: ‘China sees NZ as important partner and friend’

PM Jacinda Ardern meets China’s President Xi Jinping while in Bangkok for Apec 2022. Photo / Thomas Manch, pool Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has wound up a face to face meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping in which Xi said China saw New Zealand as an “important partner and friend.” The meeting in a hotel … Read more