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

Jacinda Ardern makes emotional final appearance as New Zealand prime minister

made her final public as ‘s on Tuesday – saying the thing she would miss most was the people because they had been the “joy of the job.” Ardern sent shockwaves last week when she said she was resigning as leader after more than five years because she had nothing left in the tank. Over … Read more

Not ‘enough in the tank’: New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern quits over burnout

New Zealand’s leader Jacinda Ardern is quitting her job as prime minister because of professional burnout, the 42-year-old said Thursday. Ardern, who’s been in the role since 2017, was elected at age 37, becoming, at that time, the youngest female leader of any government in the world. (Finland’s Sanna Marin is now the youngest serving … Read more

United States thrash New Zealand in World Cup warning

Alex Morgan scored her 120th international goal as the United States thrashed New Zealand 4-0 in a friendly in Wellington on Wednesday to fire a World Cup warning. Forward Mallory Swanson netted twice and Lynn Williams was also on the scoresheet for the world’s top-ranked side, six months before the Americans defend their title in … Read more

Kane Williamson steps down as New Zealand Test captain with Tim Southee named as new skipper

has stepped down as Test captain, with experienced bowler named as his replacement. Williamson, widely considered one of the best batters of his generation, will go down as one of the ’ finest leaders. The 32-year-old took charge of the Test side in 2016 and has led the team in 40 Tests, 22 of them … Read more

Jacinda Ardern’s 2023 Election Prospects Dim as New Zealand Recession Looms

(Bloomberg) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern faces an uphill battle to win a third term next year as interest rates surge, a recession looms and her administration struggles to convince voters that it’s coping with a crime wave. Most Read from Bloomberg Ardern’s Labour Party lost to the opposition National Party in a … Read more

Scotland vs New Zealand LIVE rugby: Latest score and updates as hosts target historic win over the All Blacks

Follow live updates as host in the in Edinburgh today. In the first meeting of the teams in the five years, Scotland will be looking to rewrite history with their first ever win over the All Blacks, with the return of to ’s side also set to be a major talking point at Murrayfield. Scotland … Read more

England v New Zealand live: score and latest updates from World Cup final 2022

England 0 New Zealand 0 05:49 AM England’s Red Roses – by those who know them best All of England’s 33-strong squad have played their part in the Red Roses’ journey to Saturday’s World Cup Final against New Zealand at Eden Park. Ahead of the big kick-off we asked those who have seen their journey … Read more