_Somebody_ likes our new PM. Well, a lot of somebodies actually. Fresh from the boost of a very favourable Colmar Brunton poll, your Prime Minister joins Mikey in their weekly chat to talk all things topical to Aotearoa.
PM Ardern braves the 'interesting' Laneway bFM bus phone connection to talk Ratana, Waitangi, mental health and child poverty... before whizzing to Laneway itself for a bit of an opening mihi. Choice one.
Congratulations are in order for NZ's first family - and being a recent(ish) father himself, Mike's as pleased as punch. And just what is a piece of errant budget modelling code? Or, more importantly, _whose responsibility_ is a piece of errant budget modelling code?
We farewell the year with a Prime Minister that may not have ever guessed they'd be the bearer of that particular title come 2017's end. What should we be proud of as New Zealanders this year? And what should we work on harder in the next?