New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's Daughter Interrupts Live-Stream Address
During a Facebook live, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was interrupted by her daughter as she addressed the nation. When 3-year-old Neve called out, "Mummy?" Ardern was in the middle of updating viewers on the country's Covid-19 approach. Ardern said, "You're meant to be in bed, darling." As she chuckled at the camera, Ardern apologized for the interruption and quipped, "Well, that was a bedtime fail, wasn't it?".
Tags: Facebook Live, New Zealand, Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Daughter
Courtesy: The Indian Express
NZ Increases Support By 4 Times To Countries Affected By Climate Change
New Zealand government will provide $921 million in four years in order to support countries affected by climate change. Jacinda Ardern stated that they will increase their support by a quadruple in the same issue. Furthermore, the $921 million investment will help in supporting clean energy projects in the developing countries. Climate Change minister claimed half of the climate finance commitment will be towards supporting New Zealand's… read-more
Tags: New Zealand, Climate Change, Jacinda Ardern, United Nations, Developing countries
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
New Zealand Successfully Trace Origin Of First COVID-19 Case
New Zealand on August 18 successfully traced the origin of the first COVID-19 case following six corona-free months. After Health officials were trying to determine how an Auckland man contracted Australia's delta strain, the origin was detected in a quarantined person who returned from Sydney on August 7. "We believe we have uncovered the piece of the puzzle we were looking for," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
Tags: Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand, Covid-19, Health officials
Adar Poonawalla In Fortune's Greatest Leaders List; New Zealand PM No1
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has been placed at the top of the Fortune’s world’s 50 greatest leaders list for successfully tackling COVID-19 in the country. Interestingly, the CEO of Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla, also made it to the list for boosting vaccine production by 90% in India's COVID crisis. Other leaders in the list include Paypal CEO Daniel H Schulman, NBA Rescuers and Jessica Tan among others.
Tags: Fortune-500, Adar Poonawalla, Jacinda Ardern, World Leaders
New Zealand Vows To Restrict Tobacco, Become Smoke-Free Nation By 2025
Vowing to outlaw smoking for the future generation, New Zealand is imposing restrictions on tobacco consumption to become a smoke-free nation by 2025. A few of the government-proposed plans include increasing the legal smoking age by banning the sale of tobacco products to people born after 2004, and reduce the nicotine level in tobacco products. Notably, 4,500 people die every year from tobacco, said Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall… read-more
Tags: New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Oceania, Smoke Free, environment
New Zealand Bats For Carbon Neutral Govt, Declares Climate Emergency
New Zealand has declared a climate emergency while pledging to make its public sector carbon-neutral by 2025. With this commitment, it joined the club of Japan, Canada, France and Britain who have already declared climate emergency. It also set aside $141 million fund to replace coal boilers with electric ones. New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern said the decision was in accordance with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's… read-more
Tags: New Zealand, Climate Change, Carbon Neutral, Climate Emergency, Jacinda Ardern, IPCC, Paris Agreemenrt
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
13 Parties Face Charges Over New Zealand's White Island Disaster
Concluding the investigation, New Zealand’s health authorities have laid charges against 13 parties over the December 2019 volcanic disaster on the White Island. The authorities have charged them for overlooking health and safety measures. Active since 2011, the White Island's sudden eruption on December 9, 2019 had surprised everyone as it killed 22 people including some tourists. Some 47 people, mostly from Australia and the US, were on the… read-more
Tags: New Zealand, volcano, Natural Disasters, White Island, Jacinda Ardern
Courtesy: BBC News
New Zealanders Stand United for 'Euthanasia'; Divided On 'Recreational-Marijuana' Use
People of New Zealand have, in huge majority, favoured legalizing euthanasia while opinions are still divided on use of ‘recreational marijuana’. Both the proposals had gone for a binding referendum and the special votes are yet to be counted. Supporting euthanasia, a lawmaker said it will help people attain a dignified death. Those against marijuana argued that, if legalized, it could be a cause for mental-health problems and accidents.
Tags: New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Referendum, Euthanasia, Marijuana
Courtesy: New Indian Express
New Zealand Elections: Jacinda Ardern Clears Majority for Second Term in Office
New Zealand Incumbent Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cleared majority in the general elections to secure her second term at the office. As of 4:10 PM IST when 97% results were counted, Jacinda's Labour party secured 49% votes and the opposition New Zealand National Party could only manage to gain 26.9% of the votes. Labour Party's coalition partners Green Party gained 7.6% votes and New Zealand… read-more
Tags: New Zealand Elections, Jacinda Ardern, Labour Party, National Party
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Starts Election Campaign; Promises To Honour Maoris
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern began her election campaign on September 7, after the dissolution of Parliament. She promised to honour the Maoris, if re-elected for another term as people across the country want it to be a holiday. However, the opposition ACT party claimed irrelevant during current situation and commented that she is “not fit to govern”. The elections delayed due to Covid-19, and will take place on October 17.
Tags: New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Elections, Covid-19
Courtesy: Press Trust of India