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Montevideo, October 20th 2018 - 00:12 UTC

Tag: Jacinda Ardern

  • Friday, April 13th 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    New Zealand bans new offshore exploration and targets a clean energy future

    The decision under Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is a change in direction after nine years of conservative leadership which favored expanding the industry.

    Permits for offshore oil and gas exploration will no longer be issued by the New Zealand Government as part of its commitment to a clean energy future. The move will not affect existing permits for exploration or extraction, meaning the industry is likely to continue in the nation for several more decades.

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 10:09 UTC

    New Zealand with caretaker government until final count of votes

    While English appears to be in the best position to form a government, his liberal rival Jacinda Ardern hasn't given up hope she can prevail.

    New Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result. Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won the most votes but not enough to form a government without help from other political parties.