Wellington Scoop

PM welcomed back to Wellington with cheers and song

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Report from RNZ
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been greeted with cheers and song after arriving back in Wellington today.

She was cradling baby Neve as she walked through Wellington Airport.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

A choir from Nelson’s Nayland College erupted into song as Ms Ardern, Neve and her partner Clarke Gayford arrived.

Ms Ardern said she was spending the weekend getting her official residence, Premier House, ready for the baby.

She said her focus this week would be mental health issues, employment and trade.

The prime minister also addressed the controversy surrounding far-right speakers Stefan Molyneax and Lauren Southern.

“I think we’re hostile to their views.”

“There were no grounds on which to block them from coming here. I think you’ll see from the reaction they’ve had from New Zealanders that their views are not those that are shared by this country and I’m quite proud of that.”

1 comment:

  1. Barbara S, 5. August 2018, 11:48

    We very much look forward to seeing Neve being wheeled up and down Tinakori Road. Our experience is that PMs from the South Island like to live at Premier House whereas Auckland ones prefer to jet back to Auckland each evening. Hopefully Jacinda and Clarke will want Neve to experience the friendly life that Thorndon offers.