Read 3 articles daily and stand to win ST rewards, including the ST News Tablet worth $398.
Spin the wheel for ST Read and Win now.
When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern romped to a massive election win last month, many cited factors such as her charisma, competence and success in tackling Covid-19.
But well before the pandemic, she had built a reputation for policy innovations such as New Zealand's "Well-being Budget", launched last year.
Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article.
*Terms and conditions apply.
Join ST's Telegram channel here and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.
We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs.