NZ election: Jacinda Ardern victory result of core philosophy

Jacinda Ardern waves to supporters at an Auckland cafe on Sunday morning, after her election victory.

The trick with Jacinda Ardern is that it isn’t a trick. I once thought it might be. I now want a hug from Jacinda before I die. This permanent change comes from a place of shame. During my non-believer phase, circa March 2017, I spotted Ardern at a St Patrick’s Day festival of fiddly-dee songs. Probably in the way retired All Blacks players bore the new caps, I decided to give Ardern the benefit of my inglorious three years’ experience as an MP.

NZ election: Jacinda Ardern victory result of core philosophy