3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand’s largest city

Authorities said Saturday that three people had died and at least one was missing after record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand’s largest city, causing widespread disruption. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins flew to Auckland on a military plane after a state of emergency was declared in the region. “Our priority is to ensure that Aucklanders … Read more

Chris Hipkins: Who is Jacinda Ardern’s replacement as New Zealand’s PM? | World News

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, and new Labour Party leader Chris Hipkins (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

Chris Hipkins has been chosen to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand’s prime minister – and has been sworn in after her shock resignation last week. Mr Hipkins, who is fondly known as “Chippy”, received the unanimous support of politicians from the Labour Party after he was the only candidate to enter the race to … Read more

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern is resigning. Is there a lesson here for others? : NPR

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces her resignation on Jan. 19, 2023 in Napier, New Zealand. Kerry Marshall/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kerry Marshall/Getty Images New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces her resignation on Jan. 19, 2023 in Napier, New Zealand. Kerry Marshall/Getty Images New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that … Read more

Carmel Sepuloni to become New Zealand’s ‘first Pacific Deputy PM’ as Jacinda Ardern hands over leadership

New Zealand Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni at Parliament House in Wellington on Sunday 22 January.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has handed over the Labour leadership to in an emotional caucus meeting in Wellington. The pair – longtime friends and political allies – walked side by side through the halls of parliament house on Sunday in a show of unity. Mr Hipkins was the sole nominee from Labour’s caucus … Read more

Chris Hipkins is set to become New Zealand’s next prime minister : NPR

New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins talks to reporters outside Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday. Nick Perry/AP hide caption toggle caption Nick Perry/AP New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins talks to reporters outside Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday. Nick Perry/AP WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Education Minister Chris Hipkins is set to … Read more

Who is Chris Hipkins? The sole nominee to succeed Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand’s prime minister

JACINDA ARDERN RESIGNATION

key points Mr Hipkins, 44, will be ratified as party leader at a caucus meeting on Sunday. Mr Hipkins is a trusted political ally of Ms Ardern. The pair are also close friends, taking their young children on play dates outside of parliament. Chris Hipkins will become the next prime minister of New Zealand after … Read more

Jacinda Ardern is stepping down as New Zealand’s prime minister : NPR

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation plans on Wednesday in Napier, New Zealand. It is unclear who would succeed her. Kerry Marshall/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kerry Marshall/Getty Images New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation plans on Wednesday in Napier, New Zealand. It is unclear who would succeed … Read more

New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern caught calling rival politician an ‘arrogant p****’ | World News

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reacts during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Sydney, Australia, Friday, June 10, 2022. Ardern is on a two-day visit to Australia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

New Zealand’s prime minister has been caught calling a rival politician an “arrogant p***k” during a parliamentary debate. Labour’s Jacinda Ardern made the comment as she returned to her seat following a series of questions from libertarian ACT leader David Seymour. Thanks to a hot microphone, the vulgarity was picked up in parliament and entered … Read more