28 Jan 2020

Jacinda Ardern announces NZ election date

From Checkpoint, 5:10 pm on 28 January 2020

The date is set for the 2020 general election - Saturday, September 19.

As well as electing a new government, voters will also decide whether they want voluntary euthanasia and recreational cannabis legalised.

Jacinda Ardern made the announcement a few hours at Parliament, in her first media conference of the year.

RNZ political editor Jane Patterson was there and joins Lisa Owen with the details.