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  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand
    Friday Feb 2, 2018

    Jacinda Ardern

    Waitangi Day

    Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand
    Friday Feb 2, 2018

    On 2 February 2018, Ardern travelled to Waitangi for the annual Waitangi Day commemoration; she stayed in Waitangi for five days, an unprecedented length.Ardern became the first female prime minister to speak from the top marae. Her visit was largely well-received by Māori leaders, with commentators noting a sharp contrast with the acrimonious responses received by several of her predecessors.




  • Wellington, New Zealand
    Thursday Jun 21, 2018

    Jacinda Ardern

    Maternity leave

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Thursday Jun 21, 2018

    On 19 January 2018, Ardern announced that she was pregnant, and that Winston Peters would take the role of acting prime minister for six weeks after the birth. Following the birth of a daughter, she took her maternity leave from 21 June to 2 August 2018.




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