Justin Giovannetti

Justin Giovannetti is The Spinoff's political editor. He's Canadian, speaks some French and is writing a book about poutine. He'd love your news tips. Email him at justin@thespinoff.co.nz

Politics
May 22, 2020

The National Party rolls the dice

Four months out from a general election, National has turfed out Simon Bridges and installed Todd Muller as leader.

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Politics
May 22, 2020

Covid-19, crisis and transformation: An interview with Jacinda Ardern

The prime minister on the crunch decisions as the coronavirus threat spread, what comes next, and the 'transformational' idea.

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Politics
May 14, 2020

A 'tsunami of debt': Parliament debates the Covid budget

Simon Bridges led the critiques, while Winston Peters got personal.

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Politics
May 13, 2020

The clock is ticking: Parliament’s mad dash to pass a level two law, explained

The legislation soon to be signed into law allows the government to keep doing what it's done so far – while also giving it controversial new powers.

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Politics
May 11, 2020

How to start a new job, in a new country, in the middle of a pandemic

Our new politics editor writes from mandatory isolation in Auckland.

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