Chris Hipkins Sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister

Chris Hipkins was sworn in as prime minister by New Zealand’s governor general during a ceremony on January 25, in Wellington, after Jacinda Ardern that she would step down from the top job. Ardern said that she no longer had “enough in the tank” after steering the country through natural disasters, the Christchurch terror attack … Read more

NEWSMAKER-Troubleshooter Chris Hipkins faces a tough road as New Zealand PM

By Alasdair Pal and Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Chris Hipkins, who became New Zealand’s new prime minister on Wednesday, built a reputation for competence in tackling COVID-19, though he acknowledges some mistakes in handling the pandemic and faces a tough battle to retain power in an October general election. Known as “Chippy”, … Read more