A message from our new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.
"We have changed the Government. This change didn't come by chance. You made it happen....
"To everyone who gave us their support, who volunteered their time and chipped in whatever they could to support our campaign: thank you. This victory belongs to you.
We’ve shown that when we work together, we can do anything.
I am honoured and privileged to lead your next Government. The time has come for real change for New Zealanders.
Over the coming days we’ll be announcing our ministers, signing agreements with support parties, and formally swearing in the new Government.
Then, together with New Zealand First and the Green Party, the hard work of making New Zealand an even better country begins. I can’t wait to get started.
I’ll be in touch soon with further details about our first steps for government – but in the meantime, enjoy this moment in time. We did this together, and we did it for all New Zealand.
Thanks so much,