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The Prime Minister of New Zealand is the head of government of New Zealand, and the leader of the Cabinet of New Zealand, with various powers and responsibilities defined by convention.Officially, the prime minister is appointed by the governor-general of New Zealand, but by convention, the prime minister must have the confidence of the elected New Zealand House of Representatives.


Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First, is the current Deputy Prime Minister, also serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Lists relating to the Prime Ministers of New Zealand. Lists of the 40 people who have so far held the premiership: List of Prime Ministers of New Zealand; List of Prime Ministers of New Zealand by age


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been praised for her leadership in the wake of the horror that has gripped Christchurch following a terrorist attack that killed 50 people.


The New Zealand prime minister has given a short speech responding to the shooting at mosques in Christchurch that has left several people dead.. Jacinda Ardern said the incident was “one of New ...


Prime Minister: 8 Dec 1997–5 Dec 1999 ‘This ain’t a damn beauty contest. If you come into politics to be popular, then you’ve picked the wrong sport’, Jenny Shipley declared. New Zealand’s first woman PM came to power in 1997 after staging a carefully planned coup against Jim Bolger. More... Helen Clark


Political credentials: Ardern joined the Labour party at 17. She worked in Tony Blair’s cabinet office and was a staffer for former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark. Elected to parliament ...


New Zealand has a parliamentary form of government based on the British model. The head of government is the prime minister, generally the leader of the governing political party in Parliament.The titles premier and first minister were variously applied to each of the principal ministers until 1869, when premier became customary.


4 things to know about Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the youngest New Zealand leader in more than a century.


New Zealand Prime Minister Promises Tighter Gun Laws The country's cabinet has agreed "in principle" to tighten laws in the aftermath of the most deadly shooting in the country's history.


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday morning that "our gun laws will change" following the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques that left 49 people dead.