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New Zealand's New First Kid Goes Home

PM Jacinda Ardern leaves hospital, begins first maternity leave by a global leader

(Newser) - Usually when global leaders check out of the hospital it's not in a car that says "Baby on Board," but New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is now only the second sitting leader to do so —along with partner Clarke Gayford and 3-day-old daughter —and the... More »

New Zealand Welcomes High-Profile Citizen

PM Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl in Auckland

(Newser) - It's a healthy baby girl for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, now only the second elected leader in history to give birth while in office . Admitted to an Auckland hospital early Thursday, four days after her due date, the 37-year-old gave birth to the child weighing 7 pounds,... More »

New Zealand PM Will Soon Give Birth. That's a Big Deal.

Jacinda Ardem is the first pregnant world leader since 1990

(Newser) - Jacinda Ardern has arrived to a New Zealand hospital to give birth to her first child . As CNN notes, the 37-year-old prime minister is due to become the first world leader to give birth since 1990, when Pakistan's then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had a baby daughter while in... More »

In Hilarious Ad, Overlooked New Zealand Fights Back

Message aims to #GetNZontheMap, literally

(Newser) - Middle Earth may be fictional, but New Zealand is not. Still, people tend to forget about the country "tucked away down there," as Homer Simpson would say . The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is guilty. So, too, is Starbucks and the board game Risk, according to an amusing... More »

Interviewer to NZ Leader: When Did You Conceive Baby?

Jacinda Ardern laughs off line of inquiry called 'creepy' by critics

(Newser) - Australia's version of 60 Minutes featured an interview with 37-year-old New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern over the weekend, and the fallout is pretty bad for interviewer Charles Wooley. " Relentlessly creepy " and " creepy Uncle " are typical sentiments being expressed over Wooley's line of questioning... More »

New Zealand Pregnancy a First Since 1990

PM Jacinda Ardern is pregnant, will take 6 weeks of maternity leave

(Newser) - New Zealand's new prime minister has a new baby on the way. Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, says she and her partner Clarke Gayford are expecting their first child. She says Gayford will be a stay-at-home dad. "We thought 2017 was a big year! This year... More »

Journo Asks How to Say PM's Name, PM Answers

Jacinda Ardern picked up the phone

(Newser) - When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of New Zealand's incoming prime minister, he—unwittingly—went straight to the top, reports the AP . According to the New Zealand Herald , Tiger Webb of Australia's ABC Radio called the New Zealand Parliament on... More »

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