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Second term Jacinida Ardern and her ministers made their oaths of office in English and Maori.
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Ardern, 40, brought her success battling Covid-19 into an unprecedented majority at the October 17 election, leading her centre-left Labour Party to its biggest lead win in 75 years.
Jacinda and her ministers made their oaths of office in English and Maori during a ceremony at Wellington’s Government House.
“I would say simply that sitting at this table is Aotearoa New Zealand,” Ardern said, gesturing to her gathered team, in which women and Maori are strongly represented.