Jacinda Ardern's partner shares PM's emotional first moment with daughter

Jacinda Ardern's partner shares PM's emotional first moment with daughter

Jacinda Ardern's partner shares PM's emotional first moment with daughter

She said Neve meant bright, radiant and snow.

Te Aroha - a rural town in the Waikato region of Zew Zealand - was where Ardern's family was from, she explained. Jacinda Ardern and her spouse live demonstrating this is lovely to see, and may this freedom extend to more of us. Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford are all smiles with little Neve.

Jacinda Ardern, who took New Zealand's top job in October, is only the second world leader to give birth while in office. It's such a rare event, in fact, that the last time anyone can remember it happening anywhere was in 1990, when Pakistan's then PM Benazir Bhutto popped out a baby.

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'.

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.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 24: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford pose for a photo with their new baby girl Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford on June 24, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Ardern is one of the few elected leaders to hold office while pregnant.

Tweeting her congratulations to Ardern and Gayford earlier in the week, former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark said their parenting arrangements were gender-equality in action.

Gayford will be taking time away from his fishing show to be a stay-at-home dad, once Ardern returns to work ion six weeks.

"To everyone who sent anything, even just a comment on Facebook, thank you", says Ardern, before departing back up the corridor from which she had come.

The couple announced the birth to the public on Instagram at 6.15pm that night.

"New Zealanders are incredibly generous people and have been generous in their support of me regardless of the politics just as another human being going into a new stage of life".

"They congratulated the PM and Clarke and said they were looking forward to seeing them in the fall", the spokesperson said.

"I hope for little girls and boys there's a future where they can make choices about how they raise their family and what kind of career they have based on what they want". Ardern, on the other hand, has had a public pregnancy, delegated duties to a deputy, and will take a reasonable six weeks of maternity leave.

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