All bases cov­ered... Lead­ers choose pizza while chew­ing over re­sults

Sunday News - - NEWS -

BILL English and Jacinda Ardern will be hop­ing for a pizza the ac­tion when it comes to form­ing the next Govern­ment.

In keep­ing with pre­vi­ous Prime Min­is­ter John Key, both Ardern and English will be chomp­ing down on piz­zas on elec­tion night.

Ardern plans to keep it lo­cal, or­der­ing in from her neigh­bour­hood pizze­ria Francesca’s in Auck­land’s Pt Che­va­lier.

‘‘I thought about ad­ver­tis­ing his ser­vices on my fence on the night; given peo­ple might be wait­ing out­side,’’ she said.

Francesca’s owner Mia Sanino said Ardern has been in ‘‘a few times’’ to get pizza. ‘‘I re­mem­ber the first time they made an or­der and it must have been a friend who came in and got it. They said ‘pick-up for Jacinda’ and I thought ‘there’s only one name like that’.’’

English, whose dal­liance with us­ing tinned spaghetti on home­made pizza was poked fun at, will also be or­der­ing pizza in.

English hadn’t yet de­cided where he’ll get his pizza from – but Gusto at the Grand seems a strong con­tender, given that’s where he and his fam­ily will be.

Gusto of­fers three va­ri­eties on its pizza menu – but a spaghetti top­ping might have to be or­dered spe­cially con­sid­er­ing English is stand­ing by his con­tro­ver­sial pick.

‘‘I was at Tommy Mil­lions in Welling­ton the other night and one of the chefs, I won’t name him, said to me af­ter­wards, ‘‘That spaghetti pizza tasted bet­ter than I thought it would,’’ he said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.