'The biggest privilege and responsibility of my life': Chris Hipkins becomes New Zealand PM
Guardian, 25 Jan 2023
Chris Hipkins was sworn in as New Zealand prime minister during a ceremony in Wellington, after the surprise resignation of Jacinda Ardern last week.
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'This is the biggest privilege and responsibility of my life,' Hipkins said after formally taking office. Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni - New Zealand’s first Pasifika deputy prime minister - were sworn in by New Zealand Governor-General Cindy Kiro. The new prime minister is not expected to have an easy start in the job, with households across New Zealand facing cost of living pressures.
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