Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her planned appearances on both Newshub Nation and TVNZ's Q+A this weekend, saying there was an issue with her diary.
Ms Ardern's chief press secretary told Newshub Nation on Wednesday the Prime Minister would not be appearing on the show because he got the date of the interview wrong.
"There's been bit of a diary issue in my team. There's no question I remain very much available for any issue of the day," Ms Ardern said on Thursday.
"This was a simple diary issue."
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It's the third time the Prime Minister has pulled out of a scheduled interview with Newshub Nation in the past year. The other interviews were planned for August and February.
The Government is dealing with fall-out from Clare Curran's resignation, the inquiry into Meka Whaitiri allegedly assaulting a staff member, and apparent ructions over employment law, the refugee quota and Crown-Maori relations.
National Party leader Simon Bridges will appear on Newshub Nation in Ms Ardern's place.
The show airs 9:30am on Saturdays on Three.