capture from video (linked to image) – nz virus free
been following her like many others for some time.. adding page after this fb share by jon:
Everyone’s talking about the “new normal”.
Here is an example of opportunity seized.
Economic growth is an unnecessary evil, Jacinda Ardern is right to deprioritise it
Ardern has put out a national budget where spending is dictated by what best encourages the “well-being” of citizens, rather than focussing on traditional bottom-line measures like productivity and economic growth.
and rather.. looked at econ as ie: bachelard oikos law
The government will put an emphasis on goals like community and cultural connection and equity in well-being across generations in what has been described as a “game-changing event” by LSE professor Richard Layard.
thinking maybe add to suggested cities.. for next experiment..?
Prime Minister of NZ. Leader @nzlabour. Won’t tweet what I ate for breakfast-make no promises beyond that. Auth by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Parlt Buildings, WLG.
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern( /dʒəˈsɪndəˈɑːrdɜːrn/; born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician who has served as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and Leader of the Labour Party since 2017. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mount Albert since March 2017, having first been elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP in 2008.
Born in Hamilton, Ardern grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara, where she attended a state school. After graduating from the University of Waikato in 2001, Ardern began her career working as a researcher in the office of Prime Minister Helen Clark. She later worked in London, within the Cabinet Office, and was elected President of the International Union of Socialist Youth. Ardern was first elected as an MP in the 2008 general election, when Labour lost power after nine years. She was later elected to represent the Mount Albert electorate in a by-election in February 2017.
Ardern was unanimously elected as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party on 1 March 2017, following the resignation of Annette King. Just five months later, with an election due, Labour Leader Andrew Little resigned after a historically low opinion polling result for the party, with Ardern elected unopposed as Leader of the Labour Party in his place. She led her party to gain 14 seats at the 2017 general election on 23 September, winning 46 seats to the National Party’s 56. After a period of negotiations, New Zealand First chose to enter a minority coalition government with Labour, supported by the Green Party, with Ardern as Prime Minister; she was sworn in by the Governor-General on 26 October 2017. She became the world’s youngest female head of government at age 37. Ardern later became the world’s second elected head of government to give birth while in office (after Benazir Bhutto) when her daughter was born on 21 June 2018.
Ardern describes herself as a social democrat and a progressive. The Labour–NZ First Government has focused particularly on the New Zealand housing crisis, child poverty, and social inequality.
In March 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response. She has been praised for her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand
Raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand, Ardern left the church in 2005 because, she said, it conflicted with her personal views, in particular her support for gay rights. In January 2017, Ardern identified as “agnostic