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New Zealanders vote 'yes' to euthanasia, 'no' to legalising cannabis

New Zealanders vote 'yes' to euthanasia, 'no' to legalising cannabis

The country held a referendum on the two contentious policies at the same time as the national parliamentary election last month.

  • by James Massola

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New Zealand's next Parliament is set to be the most diverse ever
NZ election

New Zealand's next Parliament is set to be the most diverse ever

"This is the most diverse parliament we have ever had in terms of gender, and minority ethnic and indigenous representation."

  • by Praveen Menon
I was a non-believer, but now I too want a hug from Jacinda
Opinion
NZ election

I was a non-believer, but now I too want a hug from Jacinda

Ardern had just been made deputy leader when I decided to give her a few words of advice. She politely rejected them. I'm glad she did.

  • by Pam Corkery
Ardern's win poses questions over the Greens and challenges for the centre-right
Analysis
NZ election

Ardern's win poses questions over the Greens and challenges for the centre-right

Jacinda Ardern's re-election poses questions for centre-right governments around the world about what voters want and expect from their leaders.

  • by James Massola
Ardern to crack on with government, won't comment on Greens alliance
NZ election

Ardern to crack on with government, won't comment on Greens alliance

Jacinda Ardern won't be drawn on whether the Greens will be part of her next government, which will be formed in a matter of weeks.

  • by James Massola
As it happened: Jacinda Ardern claims victory, Collins concedes defeat
NZ election

As it happened: Jacinda Ardern claims victory, Collins concedes defeat

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looks to secure a second term amid nation's cannabis and euthanasia referendums

  • by Laura Chung and James Massola
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Jacinda Ardern claims huge win in New Zealand's COVID-19 election
NZ election

Jacinda Ardern claims huge win in New Zealand's COVID-19 election

Almost 2 million people had cast their votes before election day in a poll dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • by James Massola
COVID dominates New Zealand election, though the country is virus-free
NZ election

COVID dominates New Zealand election, though the country is virus-free

Jacinda Ardern looks set to win a second term because of her handling of the pandemic.

  • by James Massola
From the Archives, 1972: Australia flies food to starving PNG highlands
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From the Archives, 1972: Australia flies food to starving PNG highlands

On October 13, 1972, RAAF transport aircraft and helicopters started moving emergency food supplies to starving people in the New Guinea highlands. A combination of frost and drought had turned parts of the area into a wasteland, resulting in a famine.

  • by Staff Writers
The leader's not for #turning: is Jacinda Ardern really the future of liberal democracy?
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The leader's not for #turning: is Jacinda Ardern really the future of liberal democracy?

Dealing with three catastrophes in her first term played well for Jacinda Ardern. However, if she wins New Zealand’s election, she’ll have to deliver some big policy successes to keep the Kiwis happy.

  • by Peter Hartcher
What women want: Female vote key but policies lacking in NZ election
Coronavirus pandemic

What women want: Female vote key but policies lacking in NZ election

Both Ardern's Labour and Collins' National parties have put the male-dominated infrastructure industry at the heart of their coronavirus recovery plans.

  • by Praveen Menon