There’s only one possible government in the new parliament – but negotiations between National, ACT, and New Zealand First are dragging out.
In only three years the former chief executive of Air New Zealand has taken the Nationals from their second-worst ever performance to more than 40 per cent of the vote.
Just one term after the Ardern landslide in 2020, it has caught New Zealand leftists off guard. But history suggests they should have expected it.
Meanwhile the Prime Minister’s visit to London for the coronation is a chance to reflect on the Crown’s unique role in the country’s development.
Both National and ACT are speaking to concerns amongst voters that the proposals would create a two-tier system for certain public services.