6 Dec 2023

Chris Luxon and Hipkins exchange vicious blows in parliament

From Checkpoint, 5:23 pm on 6 December 2023

Christopher Luxon and Chris Hipkins re-entered the Parliamentary ring this afternoon, exchanging vicious blows in the first debate of this term.

It followed the pomp and pageantry of this morning's State Opening where the Governor General delivered the traditional speech from the throne.

Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.