Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern to form government within 3 weeks after historic election win

After a thumping election win, New Zealand`s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that she would form a government within three weeks but declined to say whether she would rule alone or form a coalition.

Oct 18, 2020, 09:38 AM IST

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern wins second term in landslide election with 'be strong, be kind' mantra

Jacinda Ardern's left-leaning government will face a looming economic hangover from COVID-19.

Oct 17, 2020, 17:59 PM IST

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern admits she used cannabis 'a long time ago'

New Zealand`s ruling party leader Jacinda Ardern said she tried cannabis "a long time ago" when asked during a heated live debate on Wednesday ahead of the Oct 17 general election.

Oct 02, 2020, 08:36 AM IST

New Zealand PM Ardern postpones general election to October 17

The main opposition National Party also wanted a delay, after they were forced to cancel campaign events due to restrictions on movement and crowds due to the pandemic. It has accused Ardern of using the crisis to shore up support

Aug 17, 2020, 07:33 AM IST

New Zealand PM arrives at Radha-Krishna temple, Watch Video

Will Jasinda's government be able to rebuild it again?

Aug 09, 2020, 07:52 AM IST

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern visits Radha Krishna Temple ahead of national elections

The Indian envoy to New Zealand Muktesh Pardeshi was also present on this occasion. 

Aug 08, 2020, 19:54 PM IST

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sets September 19 as election date

An election had to take place by the coming November. “I will be asking New Zealanders to continue to support my leadership and the current direction of the government, which is grounded in stability, a strong economy and progress on the long term challenges facing New Zealand,” Ardern told a media conference.

Jan 28, 2020, 10:12 AM IST

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern jokes about being 'traumatised' after World Cup defeat against England

She further expressed a sense of pride following the excellent performances of New Zealand in the tournament on Instagram, congratulating England on the triumph.

Jul 15, 2019, 15:52 PM IST

New Zealand massacre suspect set to enter pleas, face new terrorism charge

In an attack on March 15 that was broadcast live on Facebook, a lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch, killing 51 worshippers and wounding dozens of people.

Jun 13, 2019, 10:12 AM IST

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament that an initial investigation had revealed the bombings on churches and hotels had been carried out in revenge for deadly shootings in two New Zealand mosques.

Apr 24, 2019, 06:22 AM IST

New Zealand bans semi-automatic and assault rifles after mass shooting

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said she expects the new law to be in place by April 11 and buy-back scheme will be established for banned weapons.

Mar 21, 2019, 08:07 AM IST

New Zealand PM got terrorist's 'manifesto' 9 minutes before church attack; death toll goes up to 50

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that by the time a police plan was in place, the 911 number was already buzzing as shots had been fired. 

Mar 17, 2019, 10:20 AM IST

Christchurch shooting: Terrorist Brenton Tarrant appears in court, charged with murder

The attack, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labelled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country raised its security threat level to the highest.

Mar 16, 2019, 06:37 AM IST

Diaper change, peace summit: New Zealand's 'First Baby' makes UN debut

Three-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - spoke at a peace summit in the General Assembly.

Sep 25, 2018, 09:48 AM IST

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern names newborn daughter Neve Te Aroha

Jacinda Ardern, 37, became New Zealand's youngest PM when she took office through a coalition deal in 2017 after an inconclusive election. She has now become the first woman in the country's history to give birth while in office.

Jun 25, 2018, 00:40 AM IST

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl; becomes 2nd PM to give birth while in office

Benazir Bhutto is the only other modern head of state to have given birth while head of government.

Jun 21, 2018, 12:31 PM IST

New Zealand election stalemate leaves maverick Winston Peters as kingmaker

English delivered an unexpectedly strong performance to claim 46 per cent of the vote, while the much-hyped "Jacinda-mania" surrounding Ardern fell short as she finished on 36.

Sep 23, 2017, 20:21 PM IST

Early count puts Bill English ahead in New Zealand election

Early vote counts tonight in New Zealand's general election showed Prime Minister Bill English's National Party ahead but not by enough to form a government without help from other parties.

Sep 23, 2017, 16:34 PM IST

New Zealand party leaders make final bid to woo voters

New Zealand opposition leader Jacinda Ardern conceded she needed more time to win over wavering voters Friday, as parties made their final pitches in what has been a rollercoaster election campaign.

Sep 22, 2017, 11:31 AM IST

Key players in the New Zealand election

New Zealand goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new government. Here are the key players in a closely-fought election.

Sep 21, 2017, 10:47 AM IST