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A cute 'minor' reshuffle: more to come

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 13 Jun 2022

A cute 'minor' reshuffle: more to come
Poto Williams (left) steps sideways, while Tangi Utikere steps up in today's reshuffle. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 13 Jun 2022
No one likes firing anyone, and Jacinda Ardern enjoys it no more than any other humane and normal boss.So, she wrapped up the substantial demotion of Poto Williams, who loses not only the police portfolio but also building and construction, in an elaborate tale involving the planned departure of immigration minister Kris Faafoi.To give oomph to an otherwise thin excuse to act on anyone else, she also lumped in the imminent departure from Parliament of the Speaker, Trevor Mallard, who is tipped to become the next ambassador to Ireland, where his...

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