New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and leader of National Party Judith Collins. Photos: NZ Herald, XinhuaNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and leader of National Party Judith Collins. Photos: NZ Herald, Xinhua
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and leader of National Party Judith Collins. Photos: NZ Herald, Xinhua
Grant Duncan
Opinion

Opinion

Grant Duncan

Jacinda Ardern’s bid to stay as New Zealand’s PM comes up against ‘Crusher Collins’

  • With Ardern’s popularity surging after the country’s Covid-19 success, it will be a challenge for the opposition to combat the ‘Jacinda effect’
  • But National Party’s tough new leader, Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins, is hoping to topple her rival by casting Ardern as all appearance and little substance

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and leader of National Party Judith Collins. Photos: NZ Herald, XinhuaNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and leader of National Party Judith Collins. Photos: NZ Herald, Xinhua
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and leader of National Party Judith Collins. Photos: NZ Herald, Xinhua
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