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Weekend Herald - Canvas - - CONTENTS - SARAH DANIELL sarah. daniell@ nzher­ald. co. nz

When the news broke that then-newly elected Prime Min­is­ter Jacinda Ardern and her part­ner, Clarke Gay­ford, were ex­pect­ing a child, the re­ac­tion ran the spec­trum of emo­tions from joy to out­rage. Some said she couldn’t pos­si­bly lead the coun­try and be a mother. The job was the job and this was sim­ply be­yond the frame of ref­er­ence. Hard-out, sin­gu­lar ded­i­ca­tion to the task was re­quired and be­ing a mother as well — well, she just couldn’t do it. I said at the time that we need to re-ex­am­ine the frame of ref­er­ence, how we see the job, not be lim­ited by rigid, ar­chaic no­tions.

Ardern is re­defin­ing the role and per­cep­tions around it. In an ex­tract from a new edi­tion of 200 Women, Ardern talks about what drives her as a leader — and a per­son. See our story, on page 12. Also this week, if you feel like play­ing among the vines in one of New Zealand’s most glo­ri­ous grape­grow­ing re­gions, we have a give­away to the Bridge Pa Wine Fes­ti­val. Check out the de­tails on page 22.

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