7 Dec 2023

Turbulent first week for new government

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 7 December 2023

It's been a turbulent first week for the new government, without any semblance of a honeymoon period after finally taking office.

A major protest was led by Te Pāti Māori regarding many of the new government's plans, and the Māori King has now called for a national hui next month.

And on day one in the house the opposition was on the attack, accusing the government of trashing New Zealand's reputation.

Political commentators Brigitte Morten and Shane Te Pou spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.