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COVID dominates New Zealand election, though the country is virus-free – Sydney Morning Herald

Jacinda Ardern looks set to win a second term because of her handling of the pandemic.

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It wasn’t all pleasantries. A clearly annoyed Ardern had, earlier in the debate, lashed Collins over claims that if re-elected the PM would implement the New Zealand Greens’ wealth tax policy, despite her categorical denials.
“This has been happening for two weeks now. Its a desperate political strategy to try and get votes and its wrong. We said we would campaign on facts and play it straight,” Ardern said.
But in an age when people are increasingly inclined to choose their facts to suit thei…

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