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How Jacinda Ardern is transforming New Zealand

She made headlines for her response to Christchurch. Less noticed is the way this young PM’s radical plans are shaking up her country’s economy and society

By Max Rashbrooke   May 2019

Jacinda Ardern has come to global attention for her response to the Christchurch terror attack. But her new approach to New Zealand goes beyond inclusivity. Photo: Getty

The terrorist attack in Christchurch, which left 50 dead in March, thrust New Zealand into the spotlight and its prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, into a task that no political leader relishes. “One of the roles I never anticipated having, and hoped never to have,” she said, “is to voice the grief of a nation.” Yet she did just that, and in a…

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