New Zealand PM’s maternity leave over, baby-friendly parliament beckons

FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern carries her newborn baby Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford with her partner Clarke Gayford as she walks out of the Auckland Hospital in New Zealand, June 24, 2018. REUTERS/Ross Land/File Photo

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned to work on Thursday just six weeks after delivering her first child, having become the first premier in the nation’s history to take maternity leave while in office. The 38-year-old premier’s pregnancy enthralled the New Zealand public and was seen by many as a symbol […]

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