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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to face questions from media during her weekly post-Cabinet news conference, after the high of the Labour Party conference over the weekend was quickly dampened, when a new political poll saw National well ahead.

It will be livestreamed above from 4pm.

Earlier on Monday, Ardern played down the results, saying Labour’s regular internal polling had National and Labour closer in support.

On Sunday she announced at the conference the Government will start paying for up to 10,000 more children to go to after school care and pre-schools, in light of the rising cost of living.

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Monday also saw developments in the dairy dispute between New Zealand and Canada in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The Government asked a panel to address its concerns that Canada is breaking its promises on dairy imports.

Jacinda Ardern – file.


Jacinda Ardern – file.

Also at the weekend, National locked in its candidate for the December 10 Hamilton West by-election.

Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki chief Tama Potaka was selected by National party delegates over Dr Frances Hughes and Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau.