16 Aug 2017

Ardern in tough spot amid citizenship controversy - political analysis

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 16 August 2017

After news of Labour's links to Australian deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's citizenship, leader Jacinda Ardern has a delicate balance to hold, RNZ political editor Jane Patterson tells us.

If Labour wins the election, there'll have to be a relationship with Australia, so Ms Ardern cannot fire back at Julie Bishop's criticism, Patterson says.