: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Police Minister Stuart Nash announce the gun ban

The gun control compromise

The decision to ban military-style semi-automatic firearms yesterday does not go as far as Australia did in 1996 after the Port Arthur massacre and was not the first preference of the Greens. Instead, it is…
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: Prime Minister jacinda Ardern deploying one of her trademark hugs yesterday at Cashmere High School in Christchurch which lost two students in last Friday's massacre.

One PM to rule them all

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern now has more political power than ever. Her determination, her empathy and her intuitive understanding of the country’s mood has won her international acclaim with even Turke…
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: Imam Nizam ul haq Thanvi and Speaker Trevor Mallard lead an interfaith group of relgious leaders into Parliament to say a prayer at the start of yesterday afternoon's special sitting to pay tribute to the Christchurch victims.

Trying to stop the backlash

Foreign Minister Winston Peters is heading off to two critical Muslim countries to try and prevent a foreign relations backlash against New Zealand over the Christchurch massacre. But in the process, he may…
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What lies under the rocks?

Though there is yet no final decision on what shape it will take, the Government Inquiry into the Christchurch massacre may end up turning over some very unsettling rocks. It is inevitable that it will unco…
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