After six weeks of looking after her newborn daughter Neve, Jacinda Ardern is back running the country. Sam Sachdeva spoke to the Prime Minister about second-guessing herself as a parent, caring for a baby and a growing elephant, and the song that will soundtrack her 2018.
The Prime Minister's office has announced Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford arrived at Auckland Hospital this morning to have her baby and that Winston Peters is now Acting Prime Minister.
Police have released emails showing the steady stream of media enquiries they received about false allegations involving Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford - and the pressure they felt under to respond.
It feels somewhat churlish to look at the news of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s pregnancy through the prism of politics.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her pregnancy will not stop her from serving New Zealand, pointing out that she is “not the first woman to multitask”.
A ghost of Labour's past has made a special appearance at the party's campaign launch in Auckland, with Helen Clark thrilling a large crowd. There had been rumours Clark would make a speech, but she left that up to new leader Jacinda Ardern.