Prime Minister leads delegation to Australia


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she wasn't concerned about an Australian journalist's question line, much of which focused on her pregnancy.

A veteran TV reporter has sparked outrage over his "sexist" questioning of New Zealand's pregnant Prime Minister about the conception of her baby.

Spending as much time talking to the other man in Ardern's life, Winston Peters, as Gayford, Wooley lavished praise on his main subject, highlighting her "no fuss, can do attitude", her ability to "handle delicate relations with New Zealand's "first nations" people".

One Twitter user said: "I assumed #60mins would have a second half of the Jacinda interview after the break that talked about her policies and political achievements".

Ardern announced she was also looking at an early ratification of Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which New Zealand signed previous year.

"I've met a lot of prime ministers in my time, but none so young and not so many so smart, and never one so attractive", Wooley kicked off the interview.

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"Charles Wooley came away from his interview with Jacinda Ardern in awe of her poise, intelligence and everyday charm, which was reflected in the full story".

That got an awkward "really?" from Ardern's partner Clarke Gayford, as the couple appear to be visibly uneasy with the question.

After Arden responded June 17, Wooley then awkwardly followed with: "it's interesting how much people have been counting back to the conception date".

In the interview, Ardern was asked about her baby's conception date. "It ought to come with a sickbag, too", Steve Braunias wrote in an opinion piece entitled "Jacinda Ardern co-stars in new Australian horror movie".

He admitted his wife had accused him of "gushing" but said: "If you say somebody is attractive, my thesaurus defines it as 50 choices from good looking to gorgeous to likeable, there is so many different meanings". You have huge fans in this kiwi-au house, ' she said. "I don't know. I just wasn't particularly fazed by any of it", it quoted her as saying.