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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Grassroots campaign launches to call for gender-balanced cabinet in New Zealand’s 2020 election year
A grassroots campaign has launched this week calling on political party leaders to support the implementation of a gender-balanced Cabinet with 50 percent women and 50 percent men in this years election. The many vital issues discussed each. A...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Empathy above all: How NZ PM Jacinda Ardern redefined leadership in the fight against coronavirus
As of Jun 1, 2020, it had no patients in the hospital, and no new cases had been reported since May 23, 2020. Naturally, it is important to keep in mind the population of the country, the geographical location, and the strength of its healthcare...
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Jacinda Ardern: 'Political leaders can be both empathetic and strong'
In this book extract, the New Zealand PM says too much focus on power and strength means leaders can lose sight of the need for kindness. Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jacinda Ardern and I’m the prime minister of New Zealand. And I’m...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Ardern becomes New Zealand's most popular PM in a century: poll
Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand’s most popular prime minister in a century, a Newshub-Reid Research poll showed on Monday, thanks to her COVID-19 response that made the country among the most successful in curbing the spread of the disease. The...
Monday, April 20, 2020
New Zealand’s Prime Minister may be the most effective leader on the planet
By Uri Friedman, The coronavirus pandemic may be the largest test of political leadership the world has ever witnessed. Every leader on the planet is facing the same potential threat. Every leader is reacting differently, in his or her own style....
Monday, April 13, 2020
New Zealand's coronavirus lockdown has resulted in only one death
New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown has led to only one death in the country so far, data from Johns Hopkins University shows as of Tuesday morning. New Zealand implemented a strict lockdown last month, beginning on March 25, set to last four weeks...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Three reasons why Jacinda Ardern's coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership
By Suze Wilson, Imagine, if you can, what it's like to make decisions on which the lives of tens of thousands of other people depend. If you get things wrong, or delay deciding, they die. Your decisions affect the livelihoods of hundreds of...
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
New Zealand: It's reigning men, media portrayal and betrayal of 2 women PMs
By Blair Williams, During her nine years as New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Helen Clark was held in high regard for her skill and courage as a politician and advocate for nuclear disarmament and public health policy. She wasn’t the country’s first...
Friday, November 01, 2019
New Zealand: Enhancing women’s political participation the focus
This coming week, members of the New Zealand Parliament will be involved in two events aimed at strengthening women’s political participation and recognising the importance of diversity in democratic institutions. In Turkey, Deputy Speaker Hon Anne...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Women candidates win over voters in local elections in New Zealand
Local Government New Zealand today confirmed what many local election commentators have observed; that more of the voting public cast their ballots in favour of women candidates than ever before. Women now make up over 42% of all local government...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Record number of new mayors and young members revealed
Voters in the 2019 local elections have elected the largest number of new mayors in 30 years, with 26 candidates set to don mayoral chains for the first time later this month. This injection of new blood into the sector has been mirrored in other...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Helen Clark, radio interview
New Zealand's first elected female Prime Minister, Helen Clark became active in politics while studying at the University of Auckland. In this radio interview from election night in 1981, you can hear the newly-elected MP for Mt Albert talking about...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Jacinda Ardern is showing the world what real leadership is: sympathy, love and integrity
By Suzanne Moore, Out of the horror inflicted by those who cannot accept the world as it is, comes a vision of a better world. It comes from above and it comes from below. It comes from ordinary people. Supermarkets in Wellington suburbs have sold...
Thursday, January 31, 2019
The Kindness Quotient Jacinda Ardern is the world’s anti-Trump
By Helen Clark, Jacinda Ardern’s sudden, spectacular rise to the position of New Zealand’s prime minister in 2017 propelled her into headlines around the world. Deservedly so. In an era defined by the emergence of populist leaders who are often...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Record level of women in New Zealand Parliament
There are 46 women in the 52nd Parliament of New Zealand, the highest level of representation for women in its history. Women make up 38.4 percent of the total 120 MPs in the new Parliament, a boost of 7 percent on the previous Parliament which was...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Jacinda Ardern makes history with baby Neve at UN general assembly
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has made history as the first world leader to attend the United Nations general assembly meeting with her baby in tow. Ardern appeared with her three-month-old daughter at the UN on Monday evening, and...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Lady of the Rings: Jacinda Rules
Jacinda Ardern, one of the young, progressive leaders countering Donald Trump, talks about being only the second world leader to give birth. At first, the skies were cloudless in the Land of the Long White Cloud. When she took office last October at...
Friday, August 24, 2018
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reminds media she's not the first woman to give birth
New Zealand’s Prime Minister and new mom Jacinda Ardern gets on with work, the CEO of Citigroup Latin America could be a contender for the top job, an Iranian photojournalist gets the shot despite being banned, an Australian senator sues her...

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