4 Sep 2018

Ardern's special trip to Nauru

From The Panel, 4:08 pm on 4 September 2018

There's been a lot of attention on the Prime Minister's choice to go to Nauru later than the rest of the delegation for the Pacific Island Forum, on the Air Force 757 at a cost of around $80,000, due to baby Neve being unable to travel.

Many are questioning why she's going at all when the Australian Prime Minister isn't and Winston Peters is there anyway, however others argue it's an important tradition for the Prime Minister to attend the meeting.

The panelists weigh in.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

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