Winston Peters likely to get foreign affairs as well as the deputy prime ministership.
Legislative change could be required for Auckland Council, which had rigid debt levels although the city's debt was "actually quite low."
Anyone breathlessly anticipating an “exciting” cabinet reshuffle should probably not over-tax their nervous systems with anything more jarring than, say, ludo games down at the local Lyceum Clubrooms.
With Foss and McCully already having fallen on their swords, which cabinet minister do readers believe should get the chop: Brownlee, Smith or Upston? With readers' poll result.
The decision comes just a day after Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga revealed he would not contest next year’s election either.