"We did not spend enough time talking about the things that matter to New Zealanders."
Maureen Pugh was sure she would lose her job once the special votes were counted.
Jacinda Ardern has ruled out a capital gains tax and a wealth tax.
Labour has flipped three more seats red, picking up another MP with a whopping 50 percent of the vote.
Labour won 64 seats on Election night - enough to govern alone.
How the parties stand after special votes
With the world captivated by the US, it's easy to forget that our own election results are yet to be finalised.
The Electoral Commission will announce the final election results at 2pm.
The new Minister has 24 years of political experience under her belt.