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Jacinda Ardern

40th Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Jacinda Ardern: 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a New Zealand politician who has served as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and Leader of the Labour Party since 2017. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mount Albert since March 2017, having first been elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP in 2008.

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Jacinda Ardern launches re-election campaign [Video]

Jacinda Ardern launches re-election campaign

With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday (July 5) launched her party's campaign ahead..

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New Zealand PM hits out after women released from quarantine before Covid test [Video]

New Zealand PM hits out after women released from quarantine before Covid test

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the releasing of two women from quarantine before they were tested for Covid-19 was “unacceptable”. The women, who are New Zealand citizens, had flown..

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Ardern says new virus cases were "unacceptable failure" [Video]

Ardern says new virus cases were "unacceptable failure"

New Zealand on Wednesday (June 17) said the defence force will now oversee the country's quarantine facilities and strengthen border requirements, after a slip up allowed two people with coronavirus to..

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New Zealand ends its coronavirus-free run [Video]

New Zealand ends its coronavirus-free run

New Zealand said on Tuesday that it has two new cases of the coronavirus, both related to recent travel from the UK, ending a 24-day streak of no new infections in the country. Emer McCarthy reports.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Celebrates 0 Coronavirus Cases Reported [Video]

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Celebrates 0 Coronavirus Cases Reported

New Zealand’s health ministry announces it has been 17 days since any new coronavirus case was reported. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she “did a little dance” when she found out. According..

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"I did a little dance" says Ardern of zero virus cases [Video]

"I did a little dance" says Ardern of zero virus cases

New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the coronavirus and will lift all containment measures except for border curbs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, adding that she "did a little..

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Jacinda Ardern: Earthquake hits as New Zealand's prime minister conducts TV interview [Video]

Jacinda Ardern: Earthquake hits as New Zealand's prime minister conducts TV interview

An earthquake hit as New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern was being interviewed live on TV. View on euronews

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Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake rattles NZ capital [Video]

Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake rattles NZ capital

An earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital on Monday morning (May 25), shaking many residents including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who continued with a live TV interview at the parliament..

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Earthquake interrupts Jacinda Ardern [Video]

Earthquake interrupts Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been interrupted during a live TV interview by an earthquake. The 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck in the ocean 62 miles north-east of Wellington.

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New Zealand launches app to help people track movements [Video]

New Zealand launches app to help people track movements

New Zealand will launch a contact-tracing app on Wednesday to help people track their movements as the country eases one of the world's most rigid lockdowns designed to slow the spread of COVID-19...

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New Zealand supports Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke [Video]

New Zealand supports Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke

New Zealand's foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan's participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage..

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New Zealand to reopen malls, cafes from Thursday as virus curbs eased [Video]

New Zealand to reopen malls, cafes from Thursday as virus curbs eased

The Pacific nation was locked down for more than one month under "level 4" restrictions that were eased by a notch late last month. It has continued to enforce strict social measures on many of its..

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A NSW right-wing extremist who posted a series of threatening Facebook messages against Muslims and NZ's Jacinda Ardern has been sentenced to 10 months' jail.
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Right-wing extremist from NSW jailed after threatening to kill Jacinda Ardern

A NSW right-wing extremist who posted a series of threatening Facebook messages against Muslims and NZ's Jacinda Ardern has been sentenced to 10 months' jail.
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Ardern dances for joy after New Zealand eliminates coronavirus

New Zealand lifted all social and economic restrictions except border controls after declaring on Monday it was free of the coronavirus, one of the first countries in the world to return to..
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New Zealand says coronavirus 'eliminated' and life can resume without restrictions

New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the coronavirus domestically and will lift all containment measures except for border controls, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, making it one of..
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New Zealand says coronavirus 'eliminated', to lift most curbs

New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the novel coronavirus and will lift all containment measures except for border curbs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, making the South Pacific..
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New Zealand says to lift all coronavirus restrictions

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that all coronavirus measures in the country will be lifted from Tuesday, barring border closure restrictions, as the virus had been..
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Watch: Jacinda Ardern speaks about COVID-19 free plans

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce whether she will lift all social distancing measures to return the country to pre-pandemic normalcy after health authorities reported the..
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New Zealand could return to normal life as early as next week

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday she could lift all social distancing measures to return the country to normal life, bar the international border closure, as early as next..
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New Zealand's Ardern says she is 'horrified' by George Floyd's death

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday that she was "horrified" by George Floyd's death, and welcomed peaceful protests in New Zealand in solidarity, but noted that they flouted social..
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September start for Australia-NZ travel bubble 'realistic', Jacinda Ardern says

Tourism between Australia and New Zealand could be up and running by September under a "realistic" time frame supported by the Kiwi prime minister.
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New Zealand expects plan for safe travel with Australia in June

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday a draft blueprint on safely starting travel between New Zealand and Australia will be presented to both governments in early June.
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New Zealand eases coronavirus curbs on public gatherings

New Zealand is easing back curbs on the size of gatherings to 100 people from 10, as it relaxes measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
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New Zealand's Ardern stays cool as earthquake strikes during live interview

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was undaunted by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the programme.
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Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake rattles New Zealand capital

An earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital on Monday morning, shaking many residents including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who continued with a live TV interview at the parliament building.
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New Zealand opposition leader ousted as PM Ardern's popularity soars

The leader of New Zealand's main opposition party was ousted on Friday after opinion polls showed he was no match for the soaring popularity of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as the country heads toward..
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Australian bosses urged to consider four-day week after Jacinda Ardern floated the idea

The four-day working week is not a new idea, but could the disruption caused by coronavirus shutdowns finally make the idea more attractive to employers?
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New Zealand PM Ardern's election prospects boosted by latest poll

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's popularity has soared ahead of elections in September as a result of her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a poll showed on Thursday.
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Alan Jones sanctioned over Jacinda Ardern comments, 'inaccurate' reporting

Outgoing Sydney radio 2GB host Alan Jones has been taken to task by the industry regulator over comments he made on-air about climate change and Jacinda Ardern.
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Radio host Alan Jones sanctioned by ACMA

Outgoing Sydney radio 2GB host Alan Jones has been taken to task by the industry regulator over comments he made on-air about climate change and Jacinda Ardern.
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Ardern becomes New Zealand's most popular PM in a century: poll

Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand's most popular prime minister in a century, a Newshub-Reid Research poll showed on Monday, thanks to her COVID-19 response that made the country among the most..
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New Zealand's Ardern turned away from cafe under coronavirus rules

Hailed for her leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner were turned away from a cafe on Saturday because it was too full under the physical..
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PM Ardern touts New Zealand as 'safe haven' for investment

New Zealand's success in curbing the coronavirus has given it a "safe haven" advantage, allowing the country to be open for investment, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday.
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Scott Morrison wants to get one million Australians back to work

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met with state and territory leaders, and his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern to discuss the COVID-19 response.
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Australia, New Zealand flights to resume once virus risk eliminated: Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined Australia's coronavirus cabinet meeting on Tuesday as the neighbouring countries discuss reopening their borders to trans-Tasman travel following their..
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New Zealand records no new coronavirus cases for a second day

New Zealand recorded no new coronavirus cases for a second day in a row on Tuesday, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the outcome of her discussions with Australia on a travel bubble between the..
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is speaking live with an update on COVID-19.
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Jacinda Ardern slams 'offensive' claim that Behrouz Boochani was given special treatment

Almost six months after Behrouz Boochani landed in New Zealand, the opposition is demanding answers on whether the refugee is in the country legally.
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New Zealand's Ardern asks citizens to follow virus-linked curbs even as no new cases reported

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked citizens to stay the course on social restrictions still in place to contain the coronavirus, and said no decision had been taken yet on whether the..
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NZ leader joins national cabinet talks

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has invited his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern to join national cabinet's next discussion about the coronavirus.
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New Zealand's Ardern spoke to Queen on pandemic response

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that she spoke to Queen Elizabeth II after the country emerged out a strict lockdown that helped contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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Freed from strict lockdown New Zealanders head to fast food outlets, beaches

New Zealanders queued for burgers, fries and coffee takeaway on Tuesday after they were freed from a month-long lockdown, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has credited with eliminating domestic..
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New Zealanders crave fast food as country eases out of lockdown

New Zealanders queued for burgers, fries and coffee takeaway on Tuesday after they were freed from a month-long lockdown, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern credited with eliminating domestic..
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New Zealanders queued for burgers, fries and coffee takeaway on Tuesday after they were freed from a month-long lockdown, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern credited with eliminating domestic..
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New Zealand's lockdown contained coronavirus. Now comes the hard part

When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her top health official announced this week they would delay easing tough measures to control the coronavirus pandemic, they might have expected an..
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New Zealand to ease tough virus lockdown measures next week

New Zealand will next week ease some of the world's strictest lockdown measures taken to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, after a month of tight..
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New Zealand extends lockdown by a week, to ease measures on April 27

New Zealand will extend the lockdown measures in place to beat the coronavirus by a week, after which it will move to a lower level of restrictions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
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New Zealand activist flies flag of environmental revolution with election run

The growing green concerns that will be in the spotlight on Earth Day next week are mirrored in a call for an "environmental revolution" by an 18-year-old New Zealand activist looking to take on Prime..
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New Zealand's Ardern says many restrictions to be kept in place when lockdown ends

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that significant restrictions would be kept in place even if the country eases the nationwide one-month lockdown enforced to beat the spread..
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New Zealand's Ardern, ministers take 20% pay cut for six months due to coronavirus impact

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, ministers in her government and public service chief executives will take a 20% pay cut for the next six months given the economic impact of the coronavirus..
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New Zealand PM cautiously optimistic about coronavirus, urges Easter 'staycation'

New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said on Wednesday she was cautiously optimistic about slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus as authorities reported the lowest number of new daily..
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New Zealand demotes minister for coronavirus lockdown breach, extends emergency

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she had rejected her health minister's offer to resign for breaching nationwide lockdown rules as doing so would jeopardise plans to slow the..
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New Zealand to stick with coronavirus curbs despite signs of improvement

New Zealand will stick to its tough curbs to combat the coronavirus, despite some early signs the spread of the illness has been stabilising, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
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Ardern's online messages keep spirits up in New Zealand's coronavirus lockdown

Hours after New Zealand imposed a nationwide lockdown to beat a coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took to Facebook, livestreaming in a sweater from bed, to "check in" on citizens and..
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NZ's Ardern says guilty plea gives some relief to people shattered by mosque attack

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday the guilty plea and conviction of the Christchurch mosque attacker brings some relief to many people affected by last year's attack.
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'Act like you have COVID-19': PM Ardern says as New Zealand heads into lockdown

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told New Zealanders on Wednesday to behave as if they had the coronavirus and cut all physical contact outside their household when the country heads into a one-month..
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New Zealand PM Ardern declares national emergency to tackle coronavirus

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday declared a state of national emergency as the country prepared to go into a complete lockdown at midnight to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
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'Stay at home' New Zealand PM urges ahead of coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged New Zealanders on Tuesday to reduce contacts to a bare minimum to help fight the coronavirus, as the country prepared for a one-month lockdown.
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New Zealand announces move to enter lockdown over next 48 hours

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday the country will move into its highest alert level, with all-non-essential services, schools and offices to be shut over the next 48 hours.
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