Jacinda Ardern: News

Jacinda Ardern is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand, who assumed office on 26 October 2017. At 37, she became the youngest female head of a government. On 21 June 2018, she gave birth to a daughter, Neve Te Aroha, becoming the world’s second elected head of government to give birth while in office. Former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto was the first. Ardern is New Zealand’s third female PM, after Jenny Shipley (1997–1999) and Helen Clark (1999–2008). Interestingly, after graduating, Ardern worked as a researcher in Clark’s office. Ardern, on June 8 2020, declared that her country is coronavirus free, and lifted almost all restrictions. International media praised her for the swift action she took as a response to the outbreak.

13 Jan 2024

New Zealand

Ex-New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern marries longtime partner Clarke Gayford

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern married her longtime partner, Clarke Gayford, in a private ceremony on Saturday.

14 Oct 2023

New Zealand

Christopher Luxon wins New Zealand elections, to be next PM

Christopher Luxon, the leader of the center-right National Party, will be New Zealand's 42nd Prime Minister as incumbent Chris Hipkins conceded that his Labour Party had lost the general election, The Associated Press reported.

05 Apr 2023

New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern makes final speech as New Zealand PM 

Jacinda Ardern addressed the Parliament for the last time as the Prime Minister of New Zealand on Wednesday.

25 Jan 2023

New Zealand

Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand's 41st Prime Minister

Labour leader Chris Hipkins was officially sworn in as New Zealand's 41st Prime Minister in a formal ceremony on Wednesday.

21 Jan 2023

New Zealand

New Zealand: Chris Hipkins likely to be next Prime Minister 

Chris Hipkins will likely replace Jacinda Ardern as the 41st prime minister of New Zealand after being nominated by fellow MPs, Reuters reported.

19 Jan 2023

New Zealand

New Zealand: Meet the leaders likely to replace Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand's Labour Party is prompted to look for a new leader to assume the prime ministership after outgoing PM Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday that she would step down from the post by February 7 and not seek re-election.

19 Jan 2023

New Zealand

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to step down next month

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (42) announced on Thursday that she will step down from the position by early February and not seek re-election.

03 Sep 2021

New Zealand

New Zealand: 6 people injured in stabbings, attacker shot dead

Police in New Zealand shot dead a man after he stabbed and wounded at least six people in a supermarket.

17 Aug 2021

New Zealand

New Zealand to enter lockdown after single virus case found

New Zealand's government took drastic action on Tuesday by putting the entire nation into strict lockdown for at least three days after finding a single case of coronavirus infection in the community.

17 Feb 2021

New Zealand

New Zealand ponders extending lockdown as two new cases found

A coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand grew by two cases on Wednesday to five in total as lawmakers considered extending lockdown in Auckland.

17 Oct 2020

New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party wins New Zealand election by landslide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is all set to return for a second term as her Labour Party secured a landslide victory in the country's general elections on Saturday.

27 Aug 2020

New Zealand

New Zealand: Christchurch shooter gets life imprisonment without parole

New Zealand handed over life imprisonment, without the option of parole, to the man who killed 51 Muslim worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch last year.

17 Aug 2020

New Zealand

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delays elections as coronavirus returns

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who earned plaudits for controlling coronavirus outbreak in her country, has delayed parliamentary elections after fresh cases were reported.

12 Aug 2020

New Zealand

New Zealand: Auckland on lockdown as new coronavirus cases emerge

After being praised for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, New Zealand has put its largest city Auckland back on lockdown.

08 Jun 2020

New Zealand

New Zealand is coronavirus free: Here's what it did right

As countries around the world continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand has declared that it is coronavirus free now.

07 May 2020

New Zealand

NZ 'halfway down Everest'; unveils plan to ease coronavirus lockdown

New Zealand, which has been receiving praises for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, has unveiled plans to further ease its nationwide lockdown.

27 Apr 2020

New Zealand

New Zealand 'eliminates' coronavirus; cases down to single digits

New Zealand has achieved its goal of "elimination" of the coronavirus as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said they have "won the battle" against community transmission.

09 Dec 2019


Five dead as New Zealand volcano erupts on tourists

At least five persons were killed while several others were unaccounted for after a volcano erupted at a popular tourist spot in New Zealand.

26 Apr 2019

New Zealand

Extremism must be defeated, Britain's prince tells NZ mosque survivors

In an emotional meeting with the survivors of the New Zealand mosques massacre, Britain's Prince William appealed today for "extremism in all forms" to be defeated.

24 Apr 2019


Well-educated, privileged: What we know about Sri Lanka attacks' terrorists

On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by a dastardly terror attack wherein eight bombs went off in various areas in and around the capital Colombo. The death toll has surged to 359 and over 500 are injured.

21 Mar 2019

New Zealand

New Zealand terrorist nabbed on way to third attack: Police

A top New Zealand official said that Brenton Tarrant, the terrorist who attacked two mosques last week, was on the way to another attack when he was nabbed by police.

19 Mar 2019

New Zealand

Mosque gunman will face 'full force of law', vows PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised today that the man responsible for last week's deadly mosque massacres would face "the full force of the law", as she vowed never to utter his name.

18 Mar 2019

New Zealand

New Zealand terrorist fires lawyer, will represent himself in court

Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old terrorist who opened fire in New Zealand last week, has fired his lawyer and will represent himself in court.

5 Indians among 50 dead in New Zealand terror attack

The Indian High Commission in New Zealand has confirmed that five Indians died in the terror attack which happened on Friday.

16 Mar 2019


NZ mosque attack: Extremist's face remains expressionless while being charged

A right-wing extremist, who filmed himself rampaging through two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch killing 49 worshippers, appeared in court on a murder charge today.

16 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: One Indian-origin man among 49 dead, six missing

One man of Indian origin was among the 49 who were brutally killed when two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch area were attacked on Friday. According to IE, two Indians are injured and six are missing.

15 Mar 2019


New Zealand: Australian-born shooter opened fire at mosques, 40 killed

40 people died and 20 got injured after gunmen attacked two mosques in Christchurch area of New Zealand, the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed.

21 Jun 2018

New Zealand

It's a girl! New Zealand PM blessed with first child

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital today, becoming the second world leader to do so while in office.