Australia has 'Kiwi envy' over Jacinda Ardern, climate change
"[Her] disarming political charm has left many Australians gazing across the ditch and wondering 'what happened to us?"An article by Neil McMahon in the Sydney Morning Herald coined the phrase, saying
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Jacinda Ardern's fans are trying to counter a trending hashtag on Twitter that encourages the Prime Minister's critics to hide copies of books and magazines featuring her on the cover.
The hashtag, #TurnArdern, is currently trending in New Zealand on Twitter - with one of the top trending videos showing stacks of magazines featuring Ardern on the cover being picked up and hidden from sight.
"It's been a tough day out in the field," the video, posted on Saturday by a self-declared "Trump supporter", is captioned. "I only hope our other operatives have been equally successful with operation #TurnArdern."
New Zealand volcano erupts: Tourists injured and others 'unaccounted for'
New Zealand's prime minister has said a number of tourists have been injured and others are "unaccounted for" after a volcano on a small island started to erupt. The eruption began at about 2.30pm local time on White Island, which is uninhabited but frequented by tourists.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said about 100 tourists were on or near the island when it erupted.Some of those, at this stage, are unaccounted for, she said."A number of people are reportedly injured and are being transported to shore," she added.© Other The volcano on White Island erupts.
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The video - which has more than 21,000 views - shows someone hiding copies of the Australian Women's Weekly December 2019 edition, which features a cover story interview with the Prime Minister.
Ardern's critics have also been posting videos showing copies of journalist Michelle Duff's book Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader, being turned over in bookstores.
"My first effort. Just turning the book," a critic wrote.
In one video, a copy of the book on display is removed and replaced with a soft toy.
Paper Plus confirmed to Newshub that it has happened in a couple of stores across New Zealand.
One Twitter user described #TurnArdern as a "people's passive resistance" to increased poverty, KiwiBuild failures, and "all health outcome reduced and worsened"
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#29 Jacinda Ardern . Prime Minister, New Zealand. Ardern set new norms as a government leader when she gave birth, took six weeks maternity leave and shared that her partner will be a stay-at-home dad. She said she is using her platform to "create a path for other women" to follow in her footsteps.
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Ardern's fans are pushing back against the trend, with their own hashtag #ReturnArdern - a nod to the 2020 general election in which Ardern will compete for a second term as leader.
"I bought 3 copies of the [Women's] Weekly, and an extra copy of the book, having originally purchased 2 copies," an Ardern supporter said on Twitter. "As a negative act, we turned this into a positive act."
Others responded to the #TurnArdern hashtag with memes making fun of the critics, with captions such as "He's fragile"; "What a bag of tools"; "Pathetic"; and "What are you, seven?".
"I don't usually buy women's [magazines] but will be making an exception," an Ardern supporter said.
Another Twitter user, who claims to be right-wing, suggested the #TurnArdern movement was not something he supports.
"Am I the only right-winger who thinks this whole #TurnArdern thing is silly and petty?"
In another post, an image of the 2014 book John Key: Portrait of a Prime Minister is captioned with: "Don't [you] just love this!" the image is captioned.
Up to 24 Australians injured or killed in NZ volcanic eruption
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says up to 24 Australians could have been caught up in Monday's volcanic eruption.Prime Minister Ardern told Sky News on Tuesday that authorities were working hard to identify those missing following the tragedy on White Island.
He was on a scheduled two-week shoot in Mooloolaba, Australia, when the news broke that Andrew Little had resigned as leader of the Labour party. Until now, Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford have managed to keep their private and public lives separate. Trending on NZ Herald.
Jacinda Ardern : ‘Having a baby around changes the tone a little bit ’. “ He ’ s more than capable of holding court with all the local leaders over a drink at happy hour. He can then come back and brief you, really simple. And better for the environment as well, not two flights.”
The image was first published in 2014 by Kim Dotcom.
"If [#TurnArdern] is such a good idea, you'll love this," the image is captioned.
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Bauer Media Group, the company that owns the Australian Women's Weekly magazine, has been contacted for comment.
Newshub contacted Whitcoulls to find out if the hiding of books and magazines is having an effect on sales, but all comments must go through the head office and Newshub did not hear back before publishing this article.
The Prime Minister has been contacted for comment. She is expected to be asked about it at her Monday afternoon post-Cabinet press conference.
As of Monday morning, there had been more than 1000 #TurnArdern tweets.
Fund established for small businesses impacted by NZ tragedy .
The New Zealand government has established a $5 million fund to assist small businesses affected by the White Island volcano disaster. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was still waiting to receive advice as to whether any further investigations into the tragedy are required.The cruise ship caught up in the New Zealand Volcano tragedy returned to Sydney on Monday, a week after White Island erupted - killing sixteen people.One passenger lashed out at cruise operators for only offering counselling on the last night of the trip, and described the ship as a "prison".