Ardern's first year: New Zealand grapples with hangover from Jacindamania

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In her first speech, the PM hailed a new beginning but 12 months later transformative change is yet to be seen

“We believe capitalism must regain its human face, and that conviction deeply influenced our decision.”

So said Winston Peters, the kingmaker politician who lent his support a year ago to Labour’s rising star, Jacinda Ardern, after a decade of conservative National party government. “For too many New Zealanders capitalism has not been their friend but their foe,” he said.

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