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October 15, 2018

It was Jacinda’s first Post Cab press conference since returning from her trip. Last Monday the PM offered a critique of fuel companies. She brought along Ministers Megan Woods and Chris Faafoi to help her answer questions. The PM’s Week Ahead On Tuesday, Jacinda Ardern travelled to the Wairarapa with Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor and […]

October 8, 2018

National MP Jami-Lee Ross Steps Down Front Bench MP Jami-Lee Ross has retired from shadow cabinet duties due to health reasons. Mr Ross handed in his portfolios of Transport and Infrastructure to National Party Leader Simon Bridges last Tuesday. Neither he nor Bridges confirmed how long he would be away from Parliament. Simon Bridges confirmed […]

October 1, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters took the reins of Cabinet last week while Jacinda Ardern attended the UN General Assembly in New York. This week, the Kingmaker certainly didn’t disappoint. Cabinet Minutes Condensed Winston Peters started off the press conference by confirming that the “Waka-Jumping” Bill, is expected to pass through the House of Representatives […]

September 24, 2018

On Monday 17 September Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered her weekly press conference after her cabinet meeting. Military Deployment First up, Jacinda announced five Defence Force deployments. The major development was an extension to the existing deployment to Camp Taji in Iraq to June 2019, which will basically be the end of Kiwi soldiers training up Iraqi […]

September 21, 2018

On Wednesday, Grant Guildford told Salient that the management team will move forward with the name change, despite student objection. Grant said they decided it is the best move for the universities’ future. “It’s controversial and it’s painful, but we’ve got to get it right,” said Guilford. The name change will be discussed in the […]

September 17, 2018

The Clare Curran Saga Wraps Up Two weeks after she was kicked out of cabinet, Clare Curran has resigned as a minister for the coalition government. On 7 September, Clare Curran offered her resignation to the Prime Minister, which she accepted. This comes after Curran failed to answer several questions from the National party at […]

August 20, 2018

Simon Bridges Travel Costs Leaked National Party Leader Simon Bridges has saying that he wants a full inquiry into the leak that revealed he spent over $113,000 on business travel. The information, which was leaked to Newshub, showed that the MP had spent this money on travel expenses and accommodation in April and June,. Speculation […]

August 20, 2018

It was the second post cabinet press conference for Jacinda Ardern since returning from maternity leave. She wasn’t the only one running the show on a Monday arvo; she brought along Ministers Meka Whaitiri and a taller-in-real-life Shane Jones along for the ride. Shane could not look more bored when he was talking about the […]

August 13, 2018

Nurses Accept Latest Pay Offer In a battle of negotiations that has lasted months, nurses have accepted the fifth pay offer put forward by District Health Boards (DHBs). Nurses accepted the offer on the 7 August, and it will be the most significant pay increase the New Zealand Nursing Organisation (NZNO) has seen in a […]