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Investigative journalist Nicky Hager's highly anticipated new book alleges SAS forces killed Afghan civilians in a raid personally signed off by the NZ Prime Minister in 2010.
So far there's been more controversy over Joseph Parker's big win than the country's new leadership team.
John Key's pick will sail into the role next week, despite the fact he failed miserably last time he went for the job.
"I really can't get over the whole flag-changing debacle."
We asked politics lecturer Dr Bryce Edwards if anyone saw it coming, the likelihood of a controversy behind the decision and what happens next.
"This is the hardest decision I've ever made and I don't know what I'll do next."
Famed golfers Greg Norman and Sir Bob Charles could well be Australasia's diplomatic envoys to Trump's White House.
He also used his UN speech to praise Helen Clarke. "She gets things done," he said.