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”