Without targets it’s hard to measure what the Ardern Govt has – and hasn’t – achieved

The PM’s speech on Sunday was  billed as a  “re-set” for the government – a chance  for  the coalition to  put its  unity on show and,  at the same time,  inject fresh vigour  into  its priorities.  All three party leaders  put on their best  smiles for the occasion.

Was it  enough  to sink the memory  of what some said had been  the government’s worst  week since it took office?

Simon Wilson, at the  NZ Herald, was clearly onside:  Jacinda Ardern’s plan  spells  out far-reaching, specific and measurable  goals, he gushed.  Besides “Our Plan”  is  also a vision  document,  Wilson  insisted.

The  NZ Herald’s editorial put it more succinctly:  “Govt needs to stop spinning, start winning”. Continue reading “Without targets it’s hard to measure what the Ardern Govt has – and hasn’t – achieved”