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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. First elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP in 2008, she has been the member of Parliament (MP) for Mount Albert since March 2017.

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NZ's next parliament will be most diverse ever [Video]

NZ's next parliament will be most diverse ever

[NFA] New Zealand's next parliament is set to be the most inclusive ever, with several people of color, members from the rainbow communities and a high number of women. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Jacinda Ardern credits virus response for election win [Video]

Jacinda Ardern credits virus response for election win

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has described her landslide electionvictory as an endorsement of her government’s efforts to stamp out thecoronavirus and reboot the economy. A day after..

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New Zealand's Ardern wins 'historic' re-election [Video]

New Zealand's Ardern wins 'historic' re-election

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered the biggest election victory for her center-left Labour Party in half a century on Saturday as voters rewarded her for strong leadership, particularly throughout..

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Ardern’s Labour Party wins New Zealand election [Video]

Ardern’s Labour Party wins New Zealand election

Ardern’s opponent Collins concedes defeat after trailing with a quarter of the votes to be counted.

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Ardern wins second term in office after New Zealand election landslide [Video]

Ardern wins second term in office after New Zealand election landslide

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has won a second term in office inan election landslide of historic proportions. With most of the votes counted,Ms Ardern’s liberal Labour Party was..

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Ardern maintains strong election lead: poll [Video]

Ardern maintains strong election lead: poll

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's party is projected to be one seat short of being able to govern alone, and has a double-digit lead over its rival, with just over a week to the general..

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New Zealand lifts Auckland virus limits [Video]

New Zealand lifts Auckland virus limits

Coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand's largest city will be lifted this week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Ardern wishes Trump well, votes in general election [Video]

Ardern wishes Trump well, votes in general election

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sent her "best wishes for a speedy recovery" to U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania on Saturday who had both tested positive for the..

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Hopes for NZ Australia travel bubble revived [Video]

Hopes for NZ Australia travel bubble revived

Travel between New Zealand and some states of Australia is possible before the end of the year, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. Libby Hogan reports.

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NZ PM Ardern asks for smiles 'behind the mask' [Video]

NZ PM Ardern asks for smiles 'behind the mask'

Face masks on public transport became mandatory in New Zealand on Monday (August 31) as social restrictions in the largest city of Auckland were also eased.

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New Zealand’s PM makes a face mask in 30 seconds [Video]

New Zealand’s PM makes a face mask in 30 seconds

Mandatory Credit: Jacinda Ardern/Facebook New Zealand's prime minister,Jacinda Ardern, posted a video online that shows her creating a face coveringin just 30 seconds. The crafting session took place..

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People across the world want more politicians like Jacinda Ardern, Tanya Plibersek says

The opposition's education spokeswoman says Ms Ardern is an "inspiring person and an inspiring leader".
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Watch: New Zealand general election debate

New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern and the National Party's Judith Collins are holding their first debate ahead of the country's general election. You can watch it here from 5pm (AEST).
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Jacinda Ardern says the Christchurch mosque gunman deserves a life of 'complete and utter silence'

Jacinda Ardern says people should forget the gunman's name.
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New Zealand brings back COVID-19 restrictions

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reintroduced lockdown restrictions to parts of the country after five new coronavirus cases broke the country's 100-day streak of zero community..
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Watch: New Zealand COVID-19 update

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is speaking live with a COVID-19 update.
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Watch: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to speak

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to speak shortly after the country records a new COVID-19 outbreak after 100 days with new cases.
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After threatening to kill Jacinda Ardern, an Australian right-wing extremist is in jail

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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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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Burgers, fries and coffee: New Zealanders rush for fast food as lockdown eases

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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