Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern, Gayford explain baby's name, Neve Te Aroha

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford with their newborn baby girl SUPPLIED Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford with their newborn baby girl
Ebony Burgess | 26 June, 2018, 20:39

She revealed the baby girl was healthy and weighed in at 7.3 pounds, before thanking the hospital staff who helped her deliver.

Ardern became her party's youngest leader and New Zealand's youngest in 150 years after defeating former Prime Minister Bill English in last October's election.

Laurell Ardern said she'd had people come up to her saying that her daughter had been an inspiration, including one woman who anxious a job was too hard for her, but then thought 'Well, if Jacinda can do it, I will do it'.

She said she hoped this type of thing was normalised, and in the future, a woman having a baby and a career, was no longer a "novelty".

Ardern explained Te Aroha was a rural town in the Waikato region of New Zealand where her family is from.

"We'll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats", Ardern wrote on Instagram when she announced her pregnancy.

"Gosh those moments happen so quickly, I think every new parent will probably reflect that you want to really cherish it but it happens very very quickly", Ardern said.

Aroha means "love" in Maori, while Mt Te Aroha is a 952-metre mountain in the Kaimai Range, on New Zealand's North Island. "It was pretty special".

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After the game was over, the Japanese and Senegalese fans - equipped with blue trash bags - joined forces to clean the stadium. A win for England would see them head into a final group game against Belgium to determine who finishes top.

While the day-to-day prime-ministerial duties will be handled by the polarising 73-year-old deputy PM Winston Peters, Ms Ardern will still be on call for any major decisions.

"It means bright and radiant, and snow, which seem like a good combination for Matariki and for solstice".

"The baby was looking up at Jacinda and it looked like she was in awe of her and I couldn't get over how alert it was just after being born", she said.

"Those moments have mattered as much to us as any of those lovely messages of support from around the world", she said.

Since the birth on Thursday, Ms Ardern has been inundated with messages and gifts from world leaders, including the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have sent a handwritten note saying they look forward to meeting later in the year.

Ardern was presented with the booties during her trip to Sydney in March.

Addressing media Sunday, Ardern acknowledged the situation was viewed as somewhat novel but that she hoped one day it would be generally accepted that men and women could make such choices.

At almost three days old the tiny tot will make her first public appearance at 11am cradled in mother Jacinda Ardern's arms with proud dad Clarke Gayford.

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