[FILE] Outgoing New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gives her valedictory speech in parliament in Wellington on April 5, 2023. (Photo by Mark Coote / AFP)

New Zealand gives former PM Ardern title of dame

New Zealand honoured former prime minister Jacinda Ardern with the title of dame on Monday, citing her leadership after the 2019 Christchurch mosque massacre and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ardern,…

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses members of the media during a joint news conference hosted with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, following their annual Leaders’ Meeting, at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Sydney, Australia, July 8, 2022. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo

New Zealand’s Ardern bids emotional farewell on last day as prime minister

Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday bid an emotional farewell on her last day as prime minister, speaking of the kindness and empathy New Zealanders have shown her, but said she was…

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New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins speaks at his first press conference at Parliament in Wellington on January 22, 2023. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

Next New Zealand PM slams ‘abhorrent’ treatment of Ardern

New Zealand’s incoming prime minister Chris Hipkins criticised the “abhorrent” treatment endured by Jacinda Ardern and vowed on Sunday to shield his own family, three days after her shock resignation….

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 30, 2020, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrives for a press conference to speak about the charges laid over the 2019 White Island volcanic eruption, in Wellington. – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on January 19, 2023 she will resign next month. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

Race on to replace Ardern as New Zealand prime minister

Jacinda Ardern’s shock resignation sparked a push on Friday for New Zealand to choose its first Maori prime minister, as a small pack of candidates emerged for the top job….

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This video frame grab from TVNZ via AFPTV taken on January 19, 2023 shows New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announcing she will resign from her post next month, in Wellington. (AFP PHOTO / TVNZ via AFPTV)

New Zealand PM Ardern announces shock resignation

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, a global figurehead of progressive politics, shocked the country Thursday by announcing she would resign from office in a matter of weeks. The 42-year-old…

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Police stand guard in front of protestors rallying against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination mandates despite the rain, near the parliament building in Wellington, New Zealand February 13, 2022 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy Charlie Coppinger/via REUTERS

New Zealand’s Ardern labels anti-vaccine mandate protests ‘imported’ as crowds defy calls to leave

WELLINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she felt demonstrations against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate now entering their second week were an “imported”…

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Photo courtesy of the Government House (Thai Ku Fah)

Thai, New Zealand PMs meet virtually as APEC chairmanship handover looms

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had a discussion, via video conference today (Friday), with his New Zealand counterpart, Jacinda Ardern, to discuss the priorities of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC),…

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A screen grab shows police officers working outside a shopping mall following a knife attack in Auckland, New Zealand September 3, 2021. TVNZ via Reuters TV

Attacker shot dead after New Zealand supermarket rampage

Wellington (AFP) – An attacker inspired by the Islamic State group stabbed six people at a New Zealand supermarket on Friday before police who had the man under surveillance shot him…

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People jog past a social distancing sign on the first day of New Zealand’s new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety measure that mandates wearing of a mask on public transport, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall

New Zealand thrown into lockdown over single suspected Delta case

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put New Zealand under strict lockdown on Tuesday after the country’s first coronavirus case in six months was reported in the largest city of Auckland. Ardern’s “go hard, go early”…

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