Politics

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The prime minister said she was proud of an "incredibly progressive" NZ as after the CNN interviewer suggested she’d faced "incredible sexism" at home since giving birth in office.

Jacinda Ardern defends New Zealand against sexism claims during CNN interview

“I’m deeply proud of where we are as a nation,” the PM told Christiane Amanpour.

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The Prime Minister said it's up to Americans, not her, to decide how truthful the President's speech was.

Ardern says she didn't laugh with other world leaders during Trump's UN speech

But her own speech, she said, will be more in line with Kiwi humbleness.

Ms Whaitiri returned to the Beehive today as a local MP, in support of a treaty settlement.

Government's handling of Meka Whaitiri incident questioned in urgent Parliamentary debate

National's Amy Adams said in the House, Ms Whaitiri "is accused of assaulting a staff member leaving bruising on her".

There was a very public appearance for the Prime Minister’s baby in New York.

'UNderage' - world's media spellbound by Jacinda Ardern's history-making appearance at UN with baby Neve

The PM's appearance at the UN in New York with her three-month-old daughter has gripped the world's media.

01:39
Jacinda Ardern sent Derek Handley her private email address but says she never responded to an email from him about the CTO role.

Peters says Bridges 'probably only gets one call a month' as he defends PM over Derek Handley saga

Jacinda Ardern sent Mr Handley her private email address, but says she never responded to an email from him about the CTO role.

02:29
Whaitiri says she is determined to earn the Prime Minister’s trust back, and work hard for her electorate, after her sacking as a minister.

Meka Whaitiri says she accepts PM's call to sack her as she faces media barrage on return

The MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti commits to self-improvement following her demotion.

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Sir Bill English was officially made a Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit at Government House today.

Former Prime Minister Sir Bill English officially knighted by the Governor General

The 39th PM of New Zealand was honoured for services to state, including 27 years in parliament.

04:12
The deputy prime minister was appalled that the opposition leader and housing spokesperson could make the meth crook claim about mostly innocent Housing NZ tenants.

Simon Bridges and Judith Collins were 'defamatory' with 'meth crooks' claim, says Winston Peters

National have repeatedly said they're against compensating Housing NZ tenants evicted after meth testing.

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Mandela, who led South Africa's transition from the apartheid was a "living embodiment of the United Nation's values," Ardern said

‘He led the struggle’ – Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to Nelson Mandela at UN speech

Mandela, who led South Africa's transition from the apartheid was a "living embodiment of the United Nation's values," Ardern said

02:33
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has angrily denied the ban on new future oil and gas exploration was a win for the Greens.

Watch as feisty Winston Peters denies NZ First 'swallowed dead rat' over new oil and gas exploration ban

NZ First leader says the party has long said sound environmentalism makes good economic sense.

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Two women have now accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexual assault when he younger.

Anger continues to mount against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Two women have now accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexual assault when he younger.

The person claiming to be the leaker said they suffered from mental health issues in the past.

Simon Bridges slammed for 'meth crook' comments by Green Party

HNZ admits it shouldn't have turfed out tenants based on P contamination guidelines which have since been found to be misused.

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Phil Twyford hits back at Simon Bridges over 'meth cook' Housing NZ compensation

Minister says no people convicted of using or supplying meth will receive compensation.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has downplayed a portrayal of her as a trailblazer, telling a panel in New York she is “not the gold standard” for raising a child.

Jacinda Ardern says she's not the gold standard for raising a child

The Prime Minister downplays portrayal of her as an inspiration to all women during panel talk in New York.

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The Prime Minister delivered the keynote speech at Unicef’s Good Summit in New York.

Jacinda Ardern kicks off her week in New York with child poverty speech

PM recommits to making NZ "the best place in the world to be a child."

It comes after the MP was accused of assaulting a staff member in Gisborne.

Jacinda Ardern says parts of employment bill still under discussion

The bill which is before Parliament scraps the 90-day trial period for businesses.

New rules allow ministers' nannies to travel on the taxpayer, but PM will cover Clarke Gayford's US trip

Clarke Gayford will accompany Jacinda Ardern to New York as the carer for Neve.

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The Prime Minister gave details of the Government plan during a speech in Auckland.

John Armstrong: As Labour fast loses the plot, Sunday's moment of coalition unity was priceless

The carefully stage-managed display by Jacinda Ardern and her deputy was not so much a case of fake news as one of fabricated news, writes our columnist.

Labour MPs stand behind Jacinda Ardern's decision to strip Meka Whaitiri of her portfolios

The Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP, who is back in parliament next week, disputes allegations she assaulted a staffer.

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The National Party leader says the axing of Meka Whaitiri is more slow, weak leadership leading to weak government.

'Government coming apart at the seams' says Simon Bridges as second minister gone

Meka Whaitiri has been dumped after Clare Curran quit her remaining portfolios a couple of weeks ago.

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Watch: Phil Twyford slams Judith Collins' attitude to compo for Housing NZ tenants evicted under bogus meth testing

The Housing Minister defended the compensation decision against the National MP's hardline questions.

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National’s housing spokesperson savaged the decision to compensate Housing NZ tenants who were evicted for using P or allowing its use in their homes.

Judith Collins savages decision to compensate Housing NZ tenants evicted over meth contamination

The National spokesperson says they had used the best advice available at the time.

02:33

'It is what it is' - PM accepts world media attention could turn to Neve during UN trip

Jacinda Ardern will be taking her infant with her to New York next week, and plans to field motherhood questions.

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