New Zealand, August 2: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is back from her six weeks of maternity leave, and has joined work. In the month of June, Ardern gave birth to her first child, making her only the second world leader to give birth while in office. Last week, she took to Facebook Live, and shared her plans on what she will be doing in the first week.
According to a BBC report, even on her leave, the PM continued to read cabinet papers, and was consulted on significant issues. She is the youngest Prime Minister New Zealand had since 1856. Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand PM, Names Her Newborn Daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford
Her partner Clarke Gayford and Jacinda have announced the name of their newborn daughter – Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. Neve, derived from the Irish name Niamh, means ‘bright’ or ‘radiant’ and Te Aroha means ‘love’ in te reo Maori. The baby will be known as Neve Gayford. Neve shares her birthday with Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was the first female world leader to give birth during office.