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Who is Jacinda Ardern?

Jacinda Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician who has been the 40th prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. She was first elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP in 2008 and has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mount Albert since March 2017.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has cancelled her wedding as the nation imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, she told reporters on Sunday.

New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit gathering from midnight on Sunday after a cluster of nine COVID-19 Omicron cases showed community spread from the North to South islands after a wedding.

A family returned to Nelson in the South Island by plane after attending a wedding and other events in Auckland in the North Island. The family and a flight attendant tested positive.

New Zealand will move to a red setting under its COVID-19 protection framework, with more mask wearing. Indoor hospitality settings such as bars and restaurants and events like weddings will be capped at 100 people. The limit is lowered to 25 people if venues are not using vaccine passes, Ms Arden said.

“My wedding will not be going ahead,” she told reporters, adding she was sorry for anyone caught up in a similar scenario.Ms Ardern had not disclosed her wedding date, but it was rumored to be imminent.

Asked by reporters how she felt about the cancellation of her wedding to longtime partner and fishing-show host Clarke Gayford, Ms Ardern replied: “Such is life.”

She added, “I am no different to, dare I say it, thousands of other New Zealanders who have had much more devastating impacts felt by the pandemic, the most gutting of which is the inability to be with a loved one sometimes when they are gravely ill. That will far, far outstrip any sadness I experience.”

New Zealand’s borders have been shut to foreigners since March 2020. The government pushed back plans for a phased reopening from mid-January to the end of February out of concern about a potential Omicron outbreak as in neighbouring Australia.

People able to travel to New Zealand under narrow exceptions must apply to stay at state-managed quarantine facilities. The government last week stopped issuing any new slots amid a surgein the number of people arriving with Omicron.

Jacinda Ardern Biography, Wiki

Born 26 July 1980 in Hamilton, New Zealand, in Morrinsville and Murupara, where her father, Ross Ardern, worked as a police officer, and her mother, Laurell Ardern (née Bottomley), worked as a school catering assistant. Ardern was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), and her uncle Ian S. Ardern is an Area Seventy in the church.

She studied at Morrinsville College, where she was the student representative on the school’s board of trustees. Whilst still at school she found her first job, working at a local fish-and-chip shop. She then attended the University of Waikato, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) in politics and public relations. She spent a semester abroad at Arizona State University in 2001.

Ardern was brought into politics by her aunt, Marie Ardern, a longstanding member of the Labour Party, who recruited the teenage Ardern to help her with campaigning for New Plymouth MP Harry Duynhoven during his re-election campaign at the 1999 general election.

Ardern joined the Labour Party at the age of 17, and became a senior figure in the Young Labour sector of the party. After graduating from university, she spent time working in the offices of Phil Goff and of Helen Clark as a researcher.

After a period of time in New York City, US, where she volunteered at a soup kitchen and worked on a workers’ rights campaign, Ardern moved to London, England where she became a senior policy adviser in an 80-person policy unit of British prime minister Tony Blair. 

(She did not meet Blair in London, but later at an event in New Zealand in 2011 she questioned him about the invasion of Iraq.) Ardern was also seconded to the UK Home Office to help with a review of policing in England and Wales.

Jacinda Ardern Biography Wikipedia
Jacinda Ardern
BornJacinda Kate Laurell Ardern
26 July 1980 (age 41)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Political partyLabour
Domestic partnerClarke Gayford (2013–present)
ChildrenNeve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford
Parent(s)Ross Ardern (father)
ResidencePremier House, Wellington
Alma materUniversity of Waikato (BCS)
Websitejacinda.co.nz

Jacinda Ardern Career

Even before earning a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies (2001), Ardern began her association with the Labour Party. In 1999, at age 17, she joined the party and, with the help of an aunt, became involved in the reelection campaign of Harry Duynhoven, a Labour member of parliament (MP) in the New Plymouth district.

Following graduation, Ardern became a researcher for another Labour MP, Phil Goff. That experience would lead to a position on the staff of Prime Minister Helen Clark, the second woman to hold New Zealand’s highest office and Ardern’s political hero and mentor.

In 2005 Ardern embarked on an “overseas experience,” an extended—usually working—trip to Britain, which is a traditional rite of passage for the children of New Zealand’s middle and upper class.

Instead of labouring in a London pub or warehouse and then touring the Continent, however, Ardern worked for two and a half years in the cabinet office of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, serving as an associate director for Better Regulation Executive with the primary responsibility of improving the ways in which local authorities interact with small businesses.

In 2007 she was elected president of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), a position that took her to destinations such as Algeria, China, India, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon.

In 2008 Ardern was chosen as Labour’s candidate for MP of the Waikato district, a seat that historically had been beyond the party’s reach and that Ardern lost by some 13,000 votes. Nevertheless, she entered parliament as a list candidate. 

New Zealand’s mixed-member proportional (MMP) election system allows candidates who run for a district seat also to be on a party’s list of candidates, from which 49 MPs are chosen in proportion to the number of votes received by their parties. At age 28 Ardern entered the House of Representatives as its youngest member.

In her maiden speech, she called for the introduction of compulsory instruction in the Māori language in New Zealand schools and she castigated the New Zealand government for what she characterized as its “shameful” response to climate change. In addition to being named Labour’s spokesperson for Youth Affairs, Ardern was appointed to the Regulations Review and the Justice and Electoral select committees.

Some Interesting Facts About Jacinda Ardern

  • Ardern regards herself as feminist, progressive, republican, and a social democrat.
  • Arden is also very outspoken about issues like climate change and has brought about drastic changes to New Zealand legislation.
  • Arden is the first New Zealand Prime Minister to be pregnant during office and only the second to give birth.
  • Ardern’s first job was working at a fish and chip shop.
  • Helen Clark, who was the second woman to hold the highest office in New Zealand, was Arden’s mentor and political hero.

Jacinda Ardern FAQ’s

Who is Jacinda Ardern?

Jacinda Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician who has been the 40th prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. She was first elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP in 2008 and has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mount Albert since March 2017.

Why is Jacinda Ardern trending?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has cancelled her wedding as the nation imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, she told reporters on Sunday.

How old is Jacinda Ardern?

Jacinda Ardern is currently 41 years old.

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