Ex-Covid response minister chosen as next New Zealand PM
The police and education minister will lead his party's uphill battle to win general elections on Oct 14 as the party lags in opinion polls, criticised by opponents over rising prices, poverty and crime rates.
New Zealand PM Ardern to resign
She says she has 'no more in the tank' to continue leading the country and will not seek re-election.
New Zealand PM cancels wedding amid new Omicron restrictions
New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit gathering from midnight on Sunday after a cluster of nine cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant showed community transmission after a wedding.
‘Bedtime fail’: 3-year-old daughter interrupts New Zealand PM’s livestream
Jacinda Ardern's daughter steals the limelight during a Facebook livestream about important revisions to Covid-19 restrictions in New Zealand.
NZ’s Ardern defends virus elimination policy
She says even the Delta strain can again be stamped out in the community and that health experts are advising her to stick with the elimination approach.
NZ leader Ardern calls emergency Apec pandemic meeting
This is the first time in Apec's history that leaders have had an additional meeting at this level, she says.
NZ prime minister pans mosque attacks film amid backlash
The National Islamic Youth Association meanwhile says the proposed film 'sidelines the victims and survivors and instead centres on the response of a white woman'.
New Zealand says differences with China becoming harder to reconcile
New Zealand was the first developed country to sign a free trade agreement with China.
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