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    Labour's general secretary leaving to take new job with Air NZ

    Labour's general secretary leaving to take new job with Air NZ


    Labour's Andrew Kirton who came under fire in the wake of the Labour Party youth camp allegations is leaving his job as general secretary to join Air New...

    Labour's Andrew Kirton who came under fire in the wake of the Labour Party youth camp allegations is leaving his job as general secretary to join Air New Zealand.
    Govt blames public servant cap for blowout in consultant costs to $550m a year

    Govt blames public servant cap for blowout in consultant costs to $550m a year


    The cap on the number of public servants is to be lifted, with the Government blaming it for a surge in contractor spending costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a...

    The cap on the number of public servants is to be lifted, with the Government blaming it for a surge in contractor spending costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
    Foreign buyer ban changes 'go too far'

    Foreign buyer ban changes 'go too far'


    Changes proposed to restrictions coming on foreign buyers may go too far and risk exposing New Zealand to a dangerous over-supply of housing, an economist...

    Changes proposed to restrictions coming on foreign buyers may go too far and risk exposing New Zealand to a dangerous over-supply of housing, an economist says.
    Simon Bridges says PM's baby 'won't do much for my poll ratings'

    Simon Bridges says PM's baby 'won't do much for my poll ratings'


    National leader Simon Bridges says Jacinda Ardern's baby daughter won't do much for his poll ratings, but could end up voting for his...

    National leader Simon Bridges says Jacinda Ardern's baby daughter won't do much for his poll ratings, but could end up voting for his party.
    PM Jacinda Ardern: A private congratulations from the Queen

    PM Jacinda Ardern: A private congratulations from the Queen


    The prime minister's office can confirm that she recently received a private congratulatory message from the Queen on the birth of her...

    The prime minister's office can confirm that she recently received a private congratulatory message from the Queen on the birth of her baby.
    Google pays tribute to PM Jacinda Ardern's baby

    Google pays tribute to PM Jacinda Ardern's baby


    Two large fish hooks cradling a smaller one have appeared on the Google homepage to congratulate Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford on the birth of their...

    Two large fish hooks cradling a smaller one have appeared on the Google homepage to congratulate Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford on the birth of their daughter.
    Government announces pay equity deal for mental health workers

    Government announces pay equity deal for mental health workers


    The Government has approved a $173 million funding package to give 5000 mental health and addiction workers pay...

    The Government has approved a $173 million funding package to give 5000 mental health and addiction workers pay equity. 
    PM Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl

    PM Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl


    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford have welcomed their...

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford have welcomed their first baby.
    David Parker denies accusation over foreign buyers ban

    David Parker denies accusation over foreign buyers ban


    The small degrees of separation between Kiwis is being blamed for accusations made by the National Party about a relationship between a Queenstown developer and Associate Finance Minister David...

    The small degrees of separation between Kiwis is being blamed for accusations made by the National Party about a relationship between a Queenstown developer and Associate Finance Minister David Parker.
    PM Jacinda Ardern's baby: What the future will look like for a child born today?

    PM Jacinda Ardern's baby: What the future will look like for a child born today?


    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth on Thursday, and her baby will grow up to be part of a generation that, based on statistics, could live a long life that lasts well into the next...

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth on Thursday, and her baby will grow up to be part of a generation that, based on statistics, could live a long life that lasts well into the next century.
    Live: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford welcome baby girl

    Live: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford welcome baby girl


    Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford welcome a baby girl, 10 hours after they drove to hospital. The new family have been inundated with congratulations from world leaders, MPs and former PM Helen...

    Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford welcome a baby girl, 10 hours after they drove to hospital. The new family have been inundated with congratulations from world leaders, MPs and former PM Helen Clark.
    Business as usual as Jacinda Ardern gives birth? Yeah, nah

    Business as usual as Jacinda Ardern gives birth? Yeah, nah


    OPINION: The world was watching as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern went into labour, and so was Parliament - even if the politicians tried to pretend it was business as...

    OPINION: The world was watching as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern went into labour, and so was Parliament - even if the politicians tried to pretend it was business as usual.
    Chinese owner fights access to NZ farm, says would harm NZ image

    Chinese owner fights access to NZ farm, says would harm NZ image


    Officials and the Chinese owner of a Wairarapa sheep station are deadlocked over public access to a forest hut and tramping...

    Officials and the Chinese owner of a Wairarapa sheep station are deadlocked over public access to a forest hut and tramping route.
    PM Jacinda Ardern's baby news gets world excited

    PM Jacinda Ardern's baby news gets world excited


    International news organisations have joined in the excitement as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern enters hospital to give birth to her first...

    International news organisations have joined in the excitement as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern enters hospital to give birth to her first child.