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JANE CLIFTON: An extra month is a long time in politics

Jane Clifton
Fri, 21 Aug 2020

JANE CLIFTON: An extra month is a long time in politics
Jane Clifton
Fri, 21 Aug 2020
Few would dare to question the prime minister’s now globally-admired kindness. But when Jacinda Ardern said this week she was sending Heather Simpson and Sir Brian Roche in to “support” health chief Ashley Bloomfield and his border testing regime…well, few would wish ever to have such support bestowed upon them.While Roche, a seasoned state corporation board maven, is a trouble-shooter, Simpson, long-time aide to former Prime Minister Helen Clark, might best be shorthanded as The Terminator.From the experience of t...

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