Jacinda Ardern is lowering expectations for the first reshuffle of her Cabinet.

The Prime Minister originally billed it to take place at the start of this year but when the start of the year came around, she postponed until after the Budget.

After the Budget came around, she postponed it until the end of June or the start of July.


There is no pressing need for a reshuffle but having foreshadowed one, Ardern is obliged to go through with it, if only to keep faith with Labour's ambitious back bench.

Kris Faafoi's elevation to the Cabinet from his present