Ana Nicolaci Da Costa

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25 Oct 2017 | 10:50 AM

New Zealand protectionist Winston Peters appointed deputy PM, foreign minister

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Veteran protectionist politician Winston Peters was appointed New Zealand's new deputy prime minister and foreign minister on Wednesday, saying he would seek a greater voice in international affairs, including North Korea.

24 Oct 2017 | 3:56 PM

Incoming New Zealand government to review central bank objectives

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's new government plans to review and reform the Central Bank Act to possibly include employment, alongside inflation, as a dual target, Labour Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday.

24 Oct 2017 | 1:51 PM

Unlikely allies eye vote to legalise cannabis in New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand could become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalise cannabis for personal use after an unlikely alliance of populist, centrist and leftist parties put drug policy immediately on the agenda of the incoming government.

20 Oct 2017 | 4:13 PM

New Zealand election result stokes housing, migration fears

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Temporary workers and foreign students previously drawn to New Zealand on the promise of gaining residency will start leaving en masse, migration agents say, as the incoming coalition government promises to cut record migration.

20 Oct 2017 | 1:06 PM

New Zealand PM-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal, New Zealand dollar sinks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, a day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in recent times.

19 Oct 2017 | 7:14 PM

Ardern to be next New Zealand PM, spelling changes for economy, immigration

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will get its youngest prime minister in more than 150 years after the small, nationalist New Zealand First Party agreed to form a new government with Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, ending the National Party's decade in power.

13 Oct 2017 | 11:08 AM

New Zealand kingmaker party to hold key board meeting on Monday

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of the small New Zealand party holding the balance of power after an inconclusive election last month said he would hold a key board meeting on Monday as he nears a decision on which party he will support in a coalition government.

12 Oct 2017 | 11:44 AM

New Zealand held in suspense as kingmaker weighs coalition options

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealanders will likely need to wait several more days to find out who will form the new government in the South Pacific island nation, the small nationalist party holding the balance of power said on Thursday.

10 Oct 2017 | 12:29 PM

New Zealand forestry a first test in nationalist party's protectionist agenda

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Some New Zealand forest owners are suspending replanting of trees and re-thinking investments as the country's third-largest export earner finds itself in the sights of maverick politician Winston Peters' protectionist agenda.

10 Oct 2017 | 9:56 AM

NZ First leader welcomes politically driven drop in NZ$

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of the small nationalist party that will decide New Zealand's next government said on Tuesday that exporters should welcome a recent fall in the local dollar following an inconclusive general election.