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New Zealand’s PM is a welcome change from Jacinda Ardern

25 January 2023

5:36 PM

25 January 2023

5:36 PM

Chris Hipkins can afford to feel pleased with his first days in office as Prime Minister of New Zealand. In his inaugural press conference, Hipkins came across as thoughtful and intelligent. In a welcome change from his predecessor, Jacinda Ardern, he was also gratifyingly dull.

Hipkins has vowed to shift his focus back to basics, concentrating on the cost-of-living crisis and tackling crime.

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