New Zealand PRIME Minister, Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a Baby Girl
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern and her accomplice Clarke Gayford have quite recently respected their baby girl.
According to CNN, her partner, Gayford, who hosts a fishing documentary series, will give that up to be a stay-at-home father.
Meanwhile the prime mister wife Ardern posted the news to her Facebook page, saying her daughter was born at 4.45pm.
“Welcome to our village wee one,” she wrote, next to a picture of her and partner Clarke Gayford cuddling the newborn.
“Feeling very lucky to have a healthy baby girl that arrived at 4.45pm weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb). Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness. We’re all doing really well thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City hospital.”
The 37-year-old will take six weeks of maternity leave, and has now passed on her duties to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters.
However, she said she would be consulted on significant issues and would continue to read cabinet papers during her time away.
Ms Ardern, who was elected in October, announced in January that she and her partner Clarke Gayford were expecting a baby.
“I am not the first woman to multitask. I am not the first woman to work and have a baby; there are many women who have done this before,” she had said earlier this year in an interview with Radio New Zealand.
Mr Peters — a colourful political veteran and head of the populist New Zealand First party — had already taken over some of Ms Ardern’s duties in recent days, including running Cabinet meetings in the capital of Wellington while she stayed close to home in Auckland.
The former prime minister Helen Clark told Radio NZ that the birth was a fine example to young people in New Zealand.
“Jacinda’s done it her way, what a remarkable story.
“She’s taken it in her stride, New Zealanders have taken it in their stride … all round I think we’re showing huge maturity as a country with this.”
US ambassador Scott Brown offered his congratulations via Twitter, as did a host of Ardern’s political colleagues.