:  New PM Jacinda Ardern with Grant Robertson and Labour President, Nigel Haworth

What next.

NZ First may find itself squeezed into third place in the new Government by the Greens who, though they will not be in Cabinet, may well end up having more leverage over Labour. NZ First are going into a fu…
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:  NZ First MP Ron Mark went out to get his drycleaning

Almost there ....

National has called a Caucus meeting for 11.00 a.m. today and then asked its board to be on standby for a telephone conference at mid-day to discuss Government formation. News of the Caucus broke out last n…
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:  Winston Peters leaves his media conference last night

Are we there yet?

 One on one meetings between the two main party leaders and Winston Peters last night suggest that the end to the Government formation talks is near. Though a spokesperson for the Prime Minister said simpl…
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:  Country Party MP Captain Harold Rushworth

In a long Northland tradition

  NZ First's caucus and Board meet today at 10 30 to begin the final decision-making process on who they will go into Government with. It is likely to be a lengthy process if only because the policy choic…
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:  NZ First Vice President, Julian Paul --- one of the deciders

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

The Government formation talks verged on farce yesterday when Winston Peters refused to divulge the names of the NZ First board who, he says, will have the final say as to what sort of arrangement he makes w…
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