Shock, horror – dog wags tail in new cabinet

Shock, horror – dog wags tail in new cabinet
The new cabinet watches today's coalition signing ceremony. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the cabinet line-up announced with Friday’s two remarkably detailed coalition agreements is the extent to which neither Act nor New Zealand First got much of what they supposedly wanted.Weeks of speculation by both journalists and sector watchers had come up with all kinds of theories. Would Act insist on education? Would NZ First seek energy?Did Winston Peters want to be the attorney general? Who would get the deputy prime ministership?Even as late as the morning of the announcement, the hot rumour...

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