Is the COVID-19 honeymoon over for New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern?

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 6-Jul-21

Support for New Zealand’s Labour/Greens government dropped 5% points to 51% in June – the lowest for the Government since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Support for the Labour Party was down 6.5% points to 38.5%, while support for the Greens was up 1.5% points to 12.5%. The governing parties are now just 7.5% points ahead of the Parliamentary opposition National/Act NZ/Maori Party on 43.5%, up 4.5% points since May. Support for National was up 1% point to 29.5% in June and support for Act NZ was up 2.5% points to a record high of 11.5%. Support for the Maori Party increased by 1% point to 2.5%. A small minority of 5.5% of electors support other minor parties outside Parliament with support for NZ First down 0.5% points to 1.5% and The Opportunities Party (TOP) up 0.5% points to 2% in June. The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone – both landline and mobile – with a New Zealand-wide cross-section of 951 electors during June. Meanwhile, the Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating dropped by 10pts in June to 124 – the lowest it has been since October 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, MORGAN POLL, LABOUR PARTY (NEW ZEALAND), GREEN PARTY OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, NATIONAL PARTY OF NEW ZEALAND, ACT NEW ZEALAND, THE MAORI PARTY, THE OPPORTUNITIES PARTY

New Zealand Labour/Greens lead by over 20% points in March with women’s support for Labour underpinning the big lead

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 12-Apr-21

The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention shows that support for the Labour/Greens government was down 1% point to 57.5% in March. However, support for the Labour Party was up 0.5% points to 45.5% in March, while support for the Greens dropped 1.5% points to 12%. Support for the National Party dropped 6% points to 23% in March. The National Party is now 22.5% points behind Labour – the largest gap since last year’s election when National trailed Labour by 24.4% points. Meanwhile, Act NZ now has the support of 11% of electors, up by 3.5% points from February. This is a record high level of support for Act NZ, beating the previous record of 10.5% set in November 2020 following the election. Support for the Maori Party is unchanged at 1% in March. This latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone – both landline and mobile – with a New Zealand-wide cross-section of 924 electors during March

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, MORGAN POLL, LABOUR PARTY (NEW ZEALAND), GREEN PARTY OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, NATIONAL PARTY OF NEW ZEALAND, ACT NEW ZEALAND, THE MAORI PARTY

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern set to sweep to a crushing election victory on Saturday

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 16-Oct-20

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to be returned for a second term on Saturday with Labour Party support at 47.5% in September, an increase of 10.6% points since the 2017 New Zealand Election. Support for the main opposition National Party is unchanged at 28.5% in September, but down a massive 16% points from the last Election. If these results are repeated on Saturday, the governing Labour Party will be on the cusp of winning a majority of seats in its own right with a projected 61/120 seats set to be won by Labour and National on track for 38 seats in the new Parliament. Interviewing for this survey in September encompassed the period during which Auckland was subject to Stage 2.5 restrictions and the rest of New Zealand was in Stage 2 up to and including the first leaders debate between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Opposition Leader Judith Collins. This latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone – both landline and mobile – with a NZ-wide cross-section of 911 electors during September.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, LABOUR PARTY (NEW ZEALAND), NATIONAL PARTY OF NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern maintains crushing lead over new National leader Judith Collins

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 10-Aug-20

In July support for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party was at 53.5% (down 1% since June), but still more than double the support for the National Party on 26.5% (down 0.5%), with just over a month to go before the New Zealand election in mid-September. If an election were held today Labour could govern without the help of either New Zealand First or the Greens. Interviewing for this survey in July encompassed the period before and after Judith Collins became the new leader of National in mid-July after Todd Muller’s shock resignation after less than two months in the role. The early indications are that the new leader has had a negligible impact on support for National although a full month of interviewing in August will provide a clearer picture in the run-up to the election. The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone – both landline and mobile – with a NZ-wide cross-section of 899 electors during July.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, LABOUR PARTY (NEW ZEALAND), GREEN PARTY OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, NATIONAL PARTY OF NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND FIRST PARTY, NEW ZEALAND. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern on track for easy re-election as National’s leader Todd Muller resigns after fewer than two months in the job

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 15-Jul-20

In June support for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party was at 54.5% – down 2% since May, but still more than double the support for National on 27% (up only 0.5%) two months before the election in mid-September. If an election were held today Labour could govern without the help of either New Zealand First or the Greens. The large decline in support for National since being level with Labour on 40% in January prompted the Opposition to replace former leader Simon Bridges with Todd Muller in late May. The latest results for June show the change in leadership had a negligible impact on support for National and this week Muller resigned after less than two months in the job, citing health reasons. This New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone – both landline and mobile – with a NZ wide cross-section of 879 electors during June. Of all electors surveyed 6% (up 0.5%) didn’t name a party.

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MORGAN POLL, ROY MORGAN LIMITED, LABOUR PARTY (NEW ZEALAND), NATIONAL PARTY OF SOUTH AFRICA, NEW ZEALAND FIRST PARTY, GREEN PARTY OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

NZ blasted for climate hypocrisy

Original article by Greg Brown
The Australian – Page: 2 : 28-Jan-20

New Zealand has previously criticised Australia over its plans to use Kyoto carry-over credits to meet its 2030 Paris emission targets. However, New Zealand has indicated that it intends to use carry-over credits from meeting its 2012 Kyoto target in order to meet its 2020 Kyoto target, which has sparked claims of hypocrisy from Australian federal government MPs. Australia is tipped to meet its 2020 Kyoto target without having to resort to using Kyoto carry-over credits.

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Never again: NZ bans semi-automatics

Original article by Ean Higgins
The Australian – Page: 8 : 22-Mar-19

New Zealand will ban semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings, with Prime Minister ­Jacinda Ardern saying she is determined to ensure that such an attack never happens again. The government will conduct a gun buyback as part of its gun control measures, with the buyback expected to cost between $NZ100 million and $NZ200 million. Ardern has called for New Zealand to observe two minutes’ silence on 22 March. It is estimated that there are around 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand.

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NEW ZEALAND. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

Jacinda Ardern demands answers, vows gun reform

Original article by Nick O’Malley, Jacob Saulwick, David Crowe
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 18-Mar-19

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that Brenton Tarrant should have been known to authorities. Tarrant has been charged with one count of murder following his attack on two Christchurch mosques that left 50 people dead and 56 in hospital. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it is his understanding that Tarrant was not on anyone’s radar, while it appears that Tarrant may have become radicalised as a result of exposure to internet white-supremacist groups. Ardern says she will reform New Zealand’s gun laws in the wake of the shootings.

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NEW ZEALAND. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

NZ overseas buyers ban ‘to push funds our way’

Original article by Turi Condon, Rosanne Barrett
The Australian – Page: 2 : 26-Oct-17

Ray White Group chairman Brian White says more overseas buyers could seek to purchase residential properties in Australia due to the incoming New Zealand Government’s decision to restrict foreign ownership to new housing developments. However, White adds that the Chinese Government’s crackdown on outbound investment is likely to have a greater impact on Chinese demand for Australian housing.

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RAY WHITE GROUP, LABOUR PARTY (NEW ZEALAND), AMP CAPITAL INVESTORS LIMITED, REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE OF NEW ZEALAND, CORELOGIC INCORPORATED

NZ shock: losers take power

Original article by Ean Higgins, Primrose Riordan
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 20-Oct-17

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have congratulated incoming New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. The Labour Party leader will form a coalition government with the support of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, who has been offered the role of deputy prime minister. Labour won 46 seats in the recent election, while New Zealand First won nine. The Greens, with eight seats, may also become part of the new coalition government, ensuring it of a two-seat majority in parliament. The National Party won 56 seats and won seven per cent more of the popular vote than Labour.

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LABOUR PARTY (NEW ZEALAND), NEW ZEALAND FIRST PARTY, GREEN PARTY OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, NATIONAL PARTY OF NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE