On Friday the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clark Gayford announced her pregnancy via social media. Ardern will actually be only the second female PM to become a mother while in office. The first was Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto.
Amidst the various lovely responses, and perhaps the faintest sound of Justin Trudeau having a little jealousy weep, was the collective relief of many newsrooms. Deeply afraid that January would never end, journos were understandably thrilled that they had a lead story that didn’t involve Trump, the summer road toll or the creepily slow recognition that New Zealand may have sold all the pretty bits of the homeland.