12 Feb 2019

National 'irresponsible' over China-NZ claims - Ardern

From Morning Report, 7:26 am on 12 February 2019
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the RNZ Auckland studio for Morning Report. 30 October 2017.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discusses Inland Revenue's political question in its recent survey, and New Zealand's relationship with China.

In relation to the Air New Zealand plane that was turned around, she says: "This is an administrative issue... It is important we don't confuse administrative, regulatory issues as being indicative of our relationship.

"Seeing the Opposition claim that, I see as being irresponsible."