Video: NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Full Interview on US NBC Show

Full video interview. Photo, left to right: Labour MP for Manurewa Louisa Wall, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Labour MP for Mangere and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio. 

It’s so fascinating to listen to citizens of another country describe New Zealand.

Watch America’s NBC Network six minute interview with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Some of the filming took place at Pasifika Festival in Auckland last month. You’ll see New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern walking with the Labour entourage of Pacific Members of Parliament including Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, Associate Pacific Peoples Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities. They do hold additional ministerial portfolios and you can find out more by clicking here to the Beehive – the New Zealand Government –  website.

Back to the NBC Story.

Story Intro
We went to the remote and beautiful country at the bottom of the world, just north of the South Pole, to meet New Zealand’s new 37-year-old, pregnant Prime Minister.

April 17th, 2018

Meet New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern – pregnant and in power
At age 37, Jacinda Ardern is the youngest woman in the world to lead a country – and she’s just about to become the second head of government in modern history to give birth while in office. NBC’s Cynthia Mc Fadden sits down with her for an exclusive interview on TODAY.

In the interview, the Prime Minister is asked what she thought about the Wall Street Journal‘s tweet and headlines last year, comparing her to Donald Trump, even on immigration.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s response:

“That infuriated me. We are a party who at the same time were campaigning to double our refugee quota. We are a nation built on immigration. I’m only a third generation New Zealander. The suggestion in any way that New Zealand wasn’t an open, outward facing country. The suggestion that I was leading something that was counter to that value made me absolutely angry.”


Anyone who has seen and heard the New Zealand Labour party’s campaigning pre-election last year knew the Wall Street Journal‘s headlines didn’t reflect reality.

#Aotearoa #Pacific #Maori #NewZealand



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