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# jacinda ardern

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# new chief
Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister in place of Jacinda Ardern
He will have less than nine months before contesting a tough general election.
# New Zealand
Grateful Ardern makes last bow as New Zealand leader
Her resignation, less than three years after an emphatic election victory, has ignited a national debate about the vitriol faced by women leaders.
Last month
January 2023
# Backlash
BBC admits error over 'Can women have it all?' headline on Jacinda Ardern resignation story
The headline was later changed to say: “Departure reveals unique pressures on PM.”
# jacinda ardern
From Christchurch attacks to Covid: Key moments from Jacinda Ardern's reign as New Zealand PM
‘Jacindamania’ has given way in recent months, with recent polls putting the centre-right coalition ahead.
# stepping down
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces shock resignation
Ardern said she would step down no later than 7 February because she no longer had ‘enough in the tank’.
Last year
2022
# New Zealand
New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19
Ardern shared a photo of her positive test on Instagram.
# zero covid
Vaccinated citizens travelling to New Zealand will no longer need to isolate
Tourists are still not allowed to travel to the country, and unvaccinated travellers have to stay in hotel quarantine.
# omicron
New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules
Jacinda Ardern had been planning to get married next weekend but the celebration has been postponed.
All time
# New Zealand
New Zealand drops 'Covid zero' goal after Delta outbreak
Jacinda Ardern said that a Delta outbreak had been a “game changer” and that a new approach was needed.
# New Zealand
Auckland to remain under strict lockdown conditions over new infections
New Zealand has reported 33 new cases of Covid-19 as it battles an outbreak that came from Australia.
# covid19
Most of New Zealand to emerge from lockdown on Tuesday
Auckland will remain under special measures.
# Lone Wolf
New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up, PM Ardern says
The ISIS-inspired attacker Ahamed Samsudeen had been under police surveillance since he was freed in July.
# Auckland
New Zealand records first Covid death in over six months
The woman is the 27th person to die with Covid-19 in New Zealand and the first recorded since 16 February.
# Auckland
New Zealand PM says supermarket stabbing was a 'terrorist' attack
Police shot a man dead after he stabbed six people in Auckland.
# Head start
New Zealand extends lockdown as prime minister says Delta outbreak is 'yet to peak'
A cluster in a major city ended a six-month run of no local cases.
# jacinda ardern
New Zealand says it has solved Covid outbreak 'puzzle'
Investigations have narrowed down the origin of the outbreak to a person who arrived from Sydney.
# jacinda ardern
New Zealand PM Ardern warns coronavirus outbreak will grow
Nationwide stay-at-home orders were issued yesterday when just one case had been identified.
# New Zealand
New Zealand plans to reopen borders early next year
Officials also said they would delay second shots of the Pfizer vaccine in order to speed up first shots.
# dawn raids
New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern apologises for historic raids on Pacific Island community
As part of an emotional ceremony at Auckland Town Hall, PM Jacinda Ardern was covered in a large white mat and then embraced.
# New Zealand
Plans for movie on New Zealand mosque attacks criticised
Rose Byrne is reportedly set to play Jacinda Ardern in a film about the response to the Christchurch mosque attacks.
# jacinda ardern
New Zealand’s leader Jacinda Ardern plans to marry over summer
The prime minister has set a date for her wedding to her fiance Clarke Gayford.
# Auckland
New Zealand to end week-long Covid-19 lockdown in largest city
Authorities say they are confident that a virus cluster in Auckland has been contained.
# New Zealand
Auckland ordered back into lockdown as Covid-19 case detected
From Sunday morning the city’s 1.7 million residents must stay at home except for essential shopping and work.
# jacinda ardern
New Zealand marks 10th anniversary of Christchurch earthquake
The 2011 quake killed 185 people and flattened much of the city’s central area.
# Auckland
Snap lockdown ordered in New Zealand's biggest city after three Covid-19 cases reported in community
People in Auckland have been asked to stay at home by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
# closed borders
New Zealand borders likely to remain closed for most of 2021, Ardern says
Ardern said New Zealand would continue to pursue “travel bubbles” with Australia and Pacific island nations.
# covid strategy
Flattening the curve was ‘not sufficient’ for New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern says
Ardern said the nation’s health system would not be able to cope with a big outbreak.
# white island
New Zealand marks one year since deadly volcanic eruption
22 people died after superheated steam spewed out from the volcanic crater’s floor on White Island last year.
# New Zealand
Jacinda Ardern credits virus response for election win
The New Zealand Prime Minister won a second term in office in a landslide.
# Election
Jacinda Ardern wins landslide re-election in New Zealand
No leader has achieved an outright majority since New Zealand adopted a proportional voting system in 1996.
# Coronavirus
'We have a plan': New Zealand lifts Auckland lockdown despite growing number of cases
The Auckland lockdown began on 12 August after four cases were detected in the city of 1.5 million.
# Coronavirus
New Zealand PM hits back at Trump's 'patently wrong' Covid-19 claims
“New Zealand’s nine cases in a day does not compare to the United States’ tens of thousands,” Jacinda Ardern said.
# Coronavirus
Ardern delays general election after new outbreak of Covid-19 in New Zealand
The New Zealand prime minister has put the election back to October.
# New Zealand
Auckland lockdown extended by 12 days as new Covid-19 outbreak spreads beyond city
The outbreak has spread beyond Auckland, health officials said today.
# Lockdown
New Zealand races to track origin of Covid-19 outbreak as case numbers jump
The surge in new cases raised the prospect that a three-day lockdown imposed in Auckland could be extended.
# Covid-19
New Zealand could delay election after virus returns
A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.
# New Zealand
Ardern orders fresh lockdown in Auckland after first locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in 102 days
People in New Zealand’s largest city are being asked to stay at home again.
# Auckland
Suspect on the run after New Zealand police officer is shot dead
A second officer received serious injuries during the incident in Auckland.
# Coronavirus
New Zealand military to control borders after two new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
A 24-day run with no new cases was broken yesterday when it emerged two women who recently arrived from Britain were allowed out of quarantine.
# Coronavirus
New Zealand reports first new Covid-19 cases in 25 days
Both the new patients were recent arrivals from the United Kingdom, the health ministry said.