Amid the furore surrounding 60 Minutes' cringe-worthy interview with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, reporter Charles Wooley has confirmed the once-proud current affairs program no longer has any interest in asking the hard questions.

The story lacked any questions or background about Ardern's politics and policy, and instead included sleazy questions about the date Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford conceived their baby, and scripted comments from Wooley about how attractive she is. Responding to criticism of Sunday's story on NZ radio station Newstalk ZB, Wooley said Australian viewers just weren't interested in policy.