New Kiwi PM Chris Hipkins says it’s about time New Zealand had ‘a ginger at the top’

Chris Hipkins has declared it is about time New Zealand had a ‘ginger at the top’ as he fronted the media for the first time as Jacinda Ardern’s successor. 

The incoming Labour leader admitted he doesn’t have the best ‘fashion sense in Parliament’ after being asked how he would describe himself. 

‘I’d say the people making those comments aren’t standing in front of mirrors,’ he joked during a press conference in Wellington on Saturday.   

Mr Hipkins said he at first missed a call from Anthony Albanese but then confirmed he had spoken with the Australian prime minister and also Ms Ardern. 

‘I had a conversation with Anthony Albanese, it’s great to be able to talk to him, I hope to catch up with him in person fairly soon,’ he said.

‘That clearly is a very important relationship for New Zealand.’

He also defended his handling of the Covid pandemic as the nation’s responsible minister at the time, saying there are ‘of course’ some things he would have done differently if he had his…

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