Clarke Gayford on Jacinda Ardern's meteoric rise: 'A hell of a ride'by RNZ
Gayford, a TV presenter and producer with a love for fishing, was on the BBQ outside their Auckland home as the election results rolled in. The fish, naturally, he had caught himself.
Gayford told RNZ's John Campbell they were walking through Wellington Airport this week and it took a long time to get to the gate because everyone wanted to stop and talk to them
"It has been a hell of a ride - everything is different, including the security detail following her around."
He said the couple had barely had a chance to talk about the situation they found themselves in.
"I really haven't had a chance to absorb all of the successes since Jacinda took over as leader."
And with that, Ardern could be heard in the background asking for more tomato sauce.
This story was first published on RNZ.
The finalists of the New Zealand Craft Awards have been announced and here is the complete list.Read more
It sounds alarmingly like foot and mouth disease, but all they have in common is they are viral.Read more
After living in Auckland for almost 25 years, Pamela Wade decides to reacquaint herself with the city where she still feels like a stranger.Read more
A three-course meal inside prison walls proves a rewarding experience for food columnist Lauraine Jacobs.Read more
A court reporter who's covered both of Mark Lundy's High Court trials looks at how the case has evolved, as the Court of Appeal deliberates his fate.Read more
In 25 years of law practice, Mai Chen has helped many women – very often senior employees – who have suffered from sexual harassment.Read more