Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's fiance, Clarke Gayford, caused a debate this weekend by saying the Government had passed more legislation in the first seven months of this year than any other in the previous decade. Is this true?

The numbers?

Since Parliament resumed sitting in February, a total 44 pieces of law have been made or changed, according to the official list of bills that have been given "royal assent", or final sign-off.

Comparing that to the number of laws signed-off by the same time in each year over the past decade, it's far from the highest. In fact, it's

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