Captain Luxon’s first landing: smooth and unspectacular

Captain Luxon’s first landing: smooth and unspectacular
He used to run an airline. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
If Christopher Luxon had wanted a master negotiator’s badge, he’d have formed a government last Sunday and had Parliament sit this week before he headed to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco last Wednesday.It was not to be. However, the failure to meet that deadline never mattered, no matter how many times people said it did.Luxon de-fanged the global leaders’ summit as a point of leverage for NZ First or Act to force a government deal, saying several days out that if he didn’t get there,...

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