Is the government characteristic of two-headed llama?

Tim Murphy Auckland, September 17, 2018 Winston Peters, Jacinda Ardern and James Shaw front the media at the launch of the Government’s 30-Year Plan (Photo by Tim Murphy). The Government held an evangelical gathering yesterday (Sunday, September 16) to explain what it is and what it hopes to do. It wasn’t exactly clear why a relatively new administration holding up relatively…

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A SuperGold move from the coalition

Brigitte Morten Opinion (RNZ) Wellington, September 17, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters in Parliament. (Photo: VNP/Phil Smith) As a piece of political art, it was close to perfection. As a reflection on the state of the government – there was nothing to see. The Prime Minister’s speech launching the Coalition blueprint ticked all the boxes of…

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New Zealand extends its presence in Afghanistan and MEA

Supplied Content Wellington, August 17, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced an extension of the New Zealand Defence Force military training deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a renewal of three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa. Hardest decision Ms Ardern said that the decision to deploy…

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