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Labour newcomer Ardern set to become New Zealand PM

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) Once the Greens formally approve the coalition, Ardern will become New Zealand's youngest leader since 1856 and only the third female prime minister of the nation of 4.6 million

NEXT PM? In this file photo, the leader of the Labour Party Jacinda Ardern speaks at a Labour Party rally in Hamilton on September 17, 2017 ahead of New Zealand's General election next week. Michael Bradley/AFP

New Zealand PM says poll deadlock may last 3 weeks

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:26 AM

Maverick MP Winston Peters emerges as kingmaker after Bill English's conservative National Party and the Jacinda Ardern-led Labour both fail to win an outright majority

ELECTION DEADLOCK. Leader of the National Party Bill English speaks to supporters at the party's election event at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland on September 23, 2017. Michael Bradley/AFP

Polls open in knife-edge New Zealand election

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:03 AM

The campaign has been the most volatile in recent memory, with momentum swinging from Prime Minister Bill English to Jacinda Ardern and then back again

NZ POLLS. A file combo taken in Wellington on December 5, 2016, shows New Zealand's National Party prime minister Bill English (L) and a file photo of opposition Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern (R) taken in Wellington on August 1, 2017. Marty Melville/AFP

New Zealand PM denies passports for sale to rich

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:07 PM

This comes after it emerges US tech titan Peter Thiel gained citizenship in the South Pacific nation despite not meeting official criteria

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and venture capitalist, leaves an elevator at Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

New Zealand PM announces cabinet reshuffle

Dec 18, 2016 - 1:09 PM

There were few surprises in the fine tuning with only one minister who intends to stand in next year s general election dropped completely while others had their roles adjusted

New Zealand's new Prime Minister Bill English (L) speaks to the media beside his deputy Paula Bennett during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 12, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

Bill English sworn in as New Zealand PM

Dec 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Socially conservative Bill English is sworn in as the country s new prime minister following last week s shock resignation of his popular predecessor John Key

New Zealand's new Prime Minister Bill English (L) speaks to the media beside his deputy Paula Bennett during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 12, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

Finance minister presumptive New Zealand PM as challenges fade

Dec 08, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Police Minister Judith Collins and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman withdraw their nominations and said they are putting their support behind Finance Minister Bill English

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 5th, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

3-way battle to replace Key as New Zealand PM

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:10 AM

UPDATED Three MPs including the deputy leader put their hand up to be New Zealand s next prime minister

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 5th, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

New Zealand warns dairy faces 'tough' outlook

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The New Zealand government however rules out a rescue package for dairy farmers

This photo taken on August 11, 2013 shows cows standing patiently as they are milked on a dairy farm near Cambridge in New Zealand's Waikato region, known for its fertile land and dairy industry. The farm supplies milk to Fonterra -- the world's largest dairy cooperative and New Zealand's biggest company. Fonterra accounted for 89 percent of the country's milk production -- 15.4 billion litres -- in 2011 and recorded a turnover of 15.7 billion USD last year. AFP PHOTO/William WEST / AFP / WILLIAM WEST