NZ elec­tion heat­ing up

Townsville Bulletin - - WORLD -

JACINDA Ardern took over as New Zealand’s op­po­si­tion leader just a hand­ful of days ago, but al­ready she has prompted a flood of do­na­tions, taken a stance for women in the work­place and trans­formed what had been a dull elec­tion cam­paign.

Whether her as­cent will be enough for the Labour Party to mount a se­ri­ous chal­lenge to the con­ser­va­tive Na­tional Party on elec­tion day in seven weeks is un­clear. But few doubt her im­pact.

Yes­ter­day, the 37- year- old un­veiled the party’s new cam­paign slo­gan: “Let’s do this.”

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