Labour leader David Shearer has put five new people onto his front bench and given the number five slot to David Cunliffe - the man he defeated as Labour leader last week.
Mr Cunliffe has lost his finance portfolio and previous number 3 ranking to David Parker - but has managed to get the significant economic portfolio of economic development.
Jacinda Ardern has received a significant promotion from 19 to 4, and becomes Labour's highest ranked woman. Ms Ardern will do the social development portfolio, putting her head to head with Minister Paula Bennett during a period of welfare reform.
As expected David Parker has taken the finance role, and Shane Jones has been boosted from 13 to the front bench. He will take a new 'regional development' portfolio and is an associate finance spokesman.
Mr Shearer said the team focused on new areas of priority including the environment - a portfolio given to his deputy Grant Robertson - and rebuilding links with business and provincial New Zealand.
"I have built a team that brings forward new faces."
However, he was also giving senior responsibilities to experienced MPs.
"We are going to change the tone and we are going to take a fresh look at our priorities."
Mr Shearer was elected Labour's leader by caucus last Tuesday after a two-week campaign for the job against David Cunliffe.
Since then Mr Cunliffe has refused to say if he would accept a front bench slot, saying he wanted time to consider what he wanted to do.
As last as last night, it is understood the two were still negotiating over Mr Cunliffe's ranking.
Mr Shearer had refused to promise the MPs jobs during the campaign for the leadership, saying he did not want to restrict his options of putting together a team. As well as merit, his line up is a sign he is hoping to mend any ructions the competition may have caused.
The front bench line up is Mr Shearer, Grant Robertson, David Parker (Finance), Jacinda Ardern (Social Development), David Cunliffe (Economic Development), Clayton Cosgrove (State Owned Enterprises and Commerce), Shane Jones (Regional Development, Fisheries), Nanaia Mahuta (Education).
The promotion of Jacinda Ardern to #4 is a surprise. We certainly expected her to be on the front bench or very close to it, but #4 seems very high for an MP with just three years under her belt. Then again, Grant Robertson is also a three-year man and now sits at #2, and of course David Shearer has not yet completed three years in Parliament. Labour's top four is very inexperienced.
And after 15 years in Parliament, Nanaia Mahuta finally emerges from the shadows and onto the front bench despite having backed David Cunliffe's leadership bid. How will she fare as Labour's Education spokesman? We don't imagine that Hekia Parata will be quaking in her boots; this seems to be Shearer's oddest selection.
The full list of Labour spokespersonships can be found here. Some of the interesting features are the demotion of Health from the front bench (to Maryan Street at #9), and the demotion of Cunliffe loyalists Dyson, Moroney, Mackey and Horomia outside the Shadow Cabinet. Lastly, you have to look a long way down the list to find the name of Andrew Little; he's almost an also-ran!
MP's will be sworn in tomorrow, and then the Address in Reply debate will begin on Wednesday following the Address from the Throne. It will be fascinating to see how the respictive combatants stack up.