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  • Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand ‘ready to respond’ to Pacific’s security needs as China seeks deal in region

    Prime minister says ‘the Pacific is our home’ as Beijing plans a regional security pact with almost a dozen island nations Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is “ready to respond” to security needs in the Pacific, after it emerged China is planning a Pacific-wide security deal with almost a dozen island nations. The prime minister, who is touring the US, said she believed the Pacific could meet its security needs internally, implying it should do so without intervention from China or elsewhere. “On...

    the Guardian
  • New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 but said she still plans to travel to the U.S. later this month for a trade trip and to give the commencement speech at Harvard University

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  • New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 but said she still plans to travel to the U.S. later this month for a trade trip and to give the commencement speech at Harvard University

    The Independent
  • Jacinda Ardern talks to Stephen Colbert about gun control in New Zealand

    In the aftermath of the Robb Elementary School shooting on Tuesday which left 19 children and two teachers dead, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke to Stephen Colbert about gun control — and the measures her own government took following the 2019 Christchurch massacre which saw 51 people killed. "I can only speak to our experience in New Zealand, but you know when I watch from afar and see events such as those today I think of them not as a politician, I see them just as a mother...

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  • New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern responds to Texas school shooting

    Prime minister says after 2019 Christchurch massacre, country made a ‘pragmatic’ decision to get guns off streets: ‘We saw something that wasn’t right and we acted’19 children and two adults killed in shooting, says Texas officialTexas school shooting – live updatesNew Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern says her country’s swift change to gun laws after the 2019 mass shooting in Christchurch was a “pragmatic” response, where “we saw something that wasn’t right and we acted on it”. The prime...

    the Guardian
  • New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

    The PM must isolate for a week and will miss a milestone week for her government as it launches its budget and emissions reduction plan The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has tested positive for Covid-19 and will have to isolate for another week in what she called a “very Kiwi experience”. Days after announcing the relaxation of the country’s tight border controls, Ardern developed symptoms on Friday evening and returned a positive test before another positive result from a rapid...

    the Guardian
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID-19

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday.

    Global News