Like Brexit in the UK, cannabis reform in New Zealand fell into an age gap — given time, a second referendum would probably succeed.
Donald Trump may be on the way out, but ‘Trumpism’ will remain a political force. Could it ever take hold in New Zealand?
Half of Jacinda Ardern’s ten most senior ministers are now women, lifting NZ’s global gender ranking from 50th to 26th.
The new cabinet may be diverse and inclusive, but Labour also has unprecedented executive and legislative control.
The detailed work of making the End of Life Choice Act work in practice now begins, including the decision about how assisted dying will be funded.
As the country’s first ever African MP, and only the second refugee to win a seat, Ibrahim Omer is ideally placed to tackle the big problems facing immigrant communities.
Leaders need to focus on minimizing the COVID-19 harm to both lives and livelihoods if they’re to win support from the electorate.
New Zealanders have, in principle, access to free healthcare. But inequality is a major issue, affecting Māori and Pasifika communities and New Zealanders living with disabilities or in poverty.
If the pattern on election night holds, 2020 will be the most dramatic election in 100 years in terms of votes shifting between major parties.
The people have spoken, and MMP has delivered the right result — even if it means Labour governs alone.
In politics, what lifts you up can drag you down. To avoid that, Jacinda Ardern’s Labour government will have to examine its political soul.
Labour’s landslide election win means it could govern alone, without support from any of the other parties.
Jacinda Ardern and Labour are returned to power in a landslide, making New Zealand political history in the process.
With more votes cast before election day than on it, late strategic voting could make all the difference.
It was a campaign like no other, and while there were missed opportunities and lapses of judgement, the fact New Zealanders are voting in a safe and fair election is reason enough to celebrate.
As they prepare for the final TV leaders’ debate, Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins share the same challenge: overcoming voter perceptions based on masculine definitions of leadership.
The politics of reassurance have made her one of the most popular prime ministers in NZ history. Can Jacinda Ardern turn that into meaningful change?
For Judith Collins, centrism is an excuse to do nothing and stand for nothing. This election is the greatest challenge yet for her brand of politics.
Emergency welfare relief during the pandemic shows ‘transformational’ child poverty action is politically and economically possible.
Climbing in the polls and less inclined to be National’s political lapdog, is the ACT Party more or less than the sum of its parts?