The Nats have released their opposition lineup and its the same tired old faces. Newsroom – National’s underwhelming reshuffle
Yet what was a chance for rejuvenation has resulted in most former ministers holding onto their main areas of expertise, with all other MPs except the first-termers picking up largely minor portfolios.
Jacinda Ardern tapped in to a mood for change that the Nats seem oblivious too. They have missed a major chance for renewal. How long will the failed old guard cling to power? How long will stuck back benchers wait before they revolt?