Jacinda Ardern and Julie Bishop in Auckland. (Photo supplied via @JulieBishopMP)
9 February 2018
Claire Trevett – Deputy political editor, NZ Herald
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop have met face to face for the first time and appear to have put any residual tension over the Barnaby Joyce citizenship saga behind them.
Bishop arrived in New Zealand on Friday afternoon and had a dinner with Foreign Minister Winston Peters, which included time with Ardern.
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It is the first time they have met. In the lead up to the election Bishop had said she would have trouble working with a Labour Goverment after it was discovered MP Chris Hipkins had asked written parliamentary questions which helped prompt New Zealand officials look into the citizenship status of Australia’s deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
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