Ardern posts Facebook video ahead of return to work

5:32 pm on 29 July 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sent out a video with her new baby just hours after the National Party leader delivered his maiden speech today.

Ms Ardern has been on leave for five a and a half weeks since giving birth to her child, Neve, and has largely remained out of the public eye.

But the Prime Minister this afternoon posted a live Facebook stream to give an update on her and her baby.

"We're all doing really, really well still. We have absolutely no routine to speak of, and I can hear now a chorus of parents laughing at the suggestion that you would ever have a routine with a five-week-old baby, but we're doing really well nonetheless," she said.

Ms Ardern is expected to return to work in about a week.

Meanwhile, Simon Bridges gave his maiden keynote speech at the National Party's conference in Auckland today in which he pledged smaller class sizes in primary schools and more teachers under a National government.

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