So that’s $100,000 saved with a male Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern has defended making an air force Boeing 757 take an extra trip to the Pacific island of Nauru so she can minimise time away from her .

The New Zealand prime minister has asked that the plane fly back from the Pacific Islands Forum to pick her up, one day after her deputy departed for the three-day meeting.

The cost to the taxpayer of the extra trip – estimated at between NZ$50,000 to NZ$100,000 (£25,000 to £50,000) – has been criticised.

Ardern is still breastfeeding her 11-week-old daughter, Neve, who is too young to have the immunisations required to visit Nauru. The prime minister decided that while she could not miss the meeting, she also could not leave Neve for the full three days.

Whether it’s $00,000 that should be saved is another matter of course…..that’s what, the bill for half a unit of social housing?

8 thoughts on “So that’s $100,000 saved with a male Prime Minister”

  1. Thing is, she’s got the Foreign Minister already there, Australia’s pm isn’t going so there’s no reason for her to be there save as a photo op, or as a lot of us here suspect, to keep an eye on the Foreign Minister as he’s not in her party (Labour)

  2. They cost money when they’re with child, when they’ve dropped one, when they’re on the rag, when they’re suffering from just about to go the rag, when they’re menopausal and when they’re post menopausal.

    Women are just expensive, aren’t they?

  3. Bloke in Costa Rica

    They never have these conferences in Doncaster or Karlsruhe. Or Port Augusta, for the Australians. No, it has to be Salzburg or Rimini or Tahiti. And these days, why can’t they videoconfeence?

  4. One of the major benefits of breast feeding is that the mother’s immunity is shared with the infant via breast milk. Is Ardern fully immunised? If so it could have travelled to parts foreign.

  5. Bloke in Lower Hutt

    The new opposition leader spent the same amount on a tour round New Zealand to introduce himself, sadly spunking other people’s money up the wall on themselves is a trait of all politicians in all parties.

    Jacinda excels more in pissing money away buying votes from client groups, pandering to the virtue signalling middle classes and banning anything she can’t tax. A typical Labour politician in other words.

  6. Do they not have an NHS-equivalent in New Zealand? Sorry, but I just can’t take my eyes away from her teeth. My greatest thanks to the NHS is they paid to fix my teeth as a teenager from looking like that. (Paid for. Didn’t use an NHS dentist, even as a child I wasn’t that foolish).

  7. Jacinda is yet another modern young(ish) woman who is discovering that they cannot have it all. Somehow the knowledge that a baby needs round the clock care, and that the actual mother of the child is best suited to give that care ,has been lost. She is probably also going because Winston Peters, her deputy, is going off message by commenting that New Zealand should sort out the problems of New Zealanders before paying attention to self exiled “refugees”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *