NZ’s relationship with Australia ‘remains strong’ says Ardern

Ardern says she has spoken with PM Malcolm Turnbul and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (Getty Images/Hagen Hopkins)

27 October 2017

Today’s the first day on the job for New Zealand’s new Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was sworn in yesterday.

Her swearing-in comes more than a month after New Zealand took to the polls in an inconclusive vote on 23 September 2017.

Jacinda Ardern has now promised to build more public housing, re-introduce emissions trading and restrict immigration.

But she will also be tasked with repairing relations with Australia — the Prime Minister has promised to visit our country as soon as possible.

Jacinda Ardern joins us for her first Australian interview since taking power:

[Read the ABC Radio article].

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