15 Aug 2023

Big week for the PM amid tax, Covid and Paid Parental Leave announcements

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 15 August 2023

It's been a big start to the week for Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins.

New Zealand's Covid restrictions era has formally ended, with the lifting of mandates for the seven-day isolation period as well as masks in healthcare settings.

Labour also released its new Parental Leave policy which would provide four weeks paid parental leave for partners, if Labour wins the election.

And Sunday saw the announcement of Labour's tax policy, including removing GST from fruit and vegetables.

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.