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New Zealand’s Incoming PM Chris Hipkins Pledges to Prioritize Cost of Living

Chris Hipkins on Wednesday pledged to make the cost of living his “first priority” after he was sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister following the abrupt resignation of Jacinda Ardern last week.
“New Zealanders will absolutely see in the coming weeks and months that cost of living is right at the heart of our work program,” Hipkins told reporters after his first Cabinet meeting.
“It is the number one priority that we are facing as a government, and they will see tangible evidence of that. Obviously, I’m not going to make it up on the fly, as I’ve already indicated,” he added….

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