Government

PM reasserts coalition leadership

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has used an invitation-only political rally involving all three government parties to reassert both her leadership and to re-establish the government's political agenda after a fractious few weeks in relations between coalition partners Labour and New Zealand First.

While the framework for organising government policy-making had been in development since March, Ardern used the speech to subtly assert her primacy, describing herself as being "in the driv

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