Candidates to replace Jacinda Ardern to start making their bids

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. (LOREN ELLIOTT / FILE PHOTO / REUTERS) WELLINGTON – Candidates to replace Jacinda Ardern as New […]

NZ, Australia PMs reaffirm renewed trans-Tasman relationship

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (left) and Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speak during a press conference in Sydney, Australia on July 8, 2022. (RICK RYCROFT / AP) WELLINGTON – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met in Sydney on Friday for their first annual Australia New Zealand […]

NZ’s Ardern labels anti-Jab mandate protests ‘imported’

This file photo taken on Nov 6, 2017 shows New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaking to the media in Wellington.  (MARTY MELVILLE / AFP) WELLINGTON – 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" phenomenon, and nothing […]

NZ’s Ardern keeps going as earthquake disrupts live event

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces an ambitious target of fully vaccinating 90% of eligible people to end coronavirus lockdowns, in Wellington on Oct 22, 2021. (ROBERT KITCHIN / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) WELLINGTON – New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, paused briefly as an earthquake rattled the capital Wellington on Friday while she […]

NZ to criminalize attack planning after mall stabbing

Armed police stand outside a supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept 4, 2021. (BRETT PHIBBS/AP) WELLINGTON – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed on Saturday to tighten counter-terrorism laws this month after a knife-wielding militant known to the authorities stabbed and wounded seven people in a supermarket. Police shot dead the 32-year-old attacker, a Sri […]

NZ PM: Accelerating access to COVID-19 vaccines a priority

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, second right, chairs a virtual APEC Leaders meeting from Wellington, New Zealand, July 16, 2021. (JEFF TOLLAN / APEC2021 VIA AP) WELLINGTON – The top priority for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders is "achieving widespread access for vaccines globally and working collaboratively to provide them to everyone as […]

NZ’s Ardern to chair special APEC leaders’ meet on pandemic

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks with her Australian counterpart (not pictured) at the Australia-New Zealand Leaders' Meeting in Queenstown on May 31, 2021. (JOE ALLISON / POOL / AFP) WELLINGTON – New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will chair an informal meeting of leaders from countries in the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC this […]

Australia urged to ‘do the right thing’ in terror suspect’s case

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media in Wellington, New Zealand, on Feb 15, 2021. (NICK PERRY / AP) WELLINGTON/SYDNEY – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday accused Australia of abdicating its responsibilities by “unilaterally” cancelling the citizenship of a woman detained in Turkey with alleged links to the Islamic […]