Meet and question Jacinda Ardern

Meet and question Jacinda Ardern

At the Tenth Annual INL Lecture on August 6, 2020

Venkat Raman
Auckland, July 15, 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (at INL Business Awards 2017)


Would you like to meet our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and ask her a question or two?

And/or take photographs with her and other leaders about who you read and hear?

Are you keen to engage with men and women who practice principles of Good Governance?

You could have your wish/es fulfilled at the Tenth Annual Indian Newslink Lecture scheduled to be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 630 pm at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Central Auckland.

Other Leaders

Attorney General and Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker will be the Master of Ceremonies and Immigration, Workplace Relations & Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway will deliver the Welcome Address. National Party Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith will provide his ‘Reflections’ of the Lecture and former Labour MP Dr Rajen Prasad will provide the Concluding Remarks.

About Jacinda Ardern

The world welcomed Ms Ardern (in October 2017), not only as one of the youngest Prime Ministers that it has ever produced but also as the youngest female Prime Minister– she is certainly the youngest Prime Minister of New Zealand in 161 years- just 52 days older to Edward Stafford who became Prime Minister on June 2, 1856.

She is the second elected female Prime Minister after Helen Clark- both from Labour. Jenny Shipley, who was the country’s first female Prime Minister (1997-1999) was a List MP of the National Party.

Strong social focus

Like her predecessor Bill English, Ms Ardern shuns ostentation, although she must get used to be under the limelight all the time. But she proved her essence on Day One.

Instead of a chauffeur-driven Limousine, Ms Ardern chose to ride in a bus with her ministerial colleagues to the Government House to be sworn in on Thursday, October 26.

We have known her since she entered Parliament. It was in November 2008 when her Party suffered a stunning and humiliating defeat, forcing Helen Clark to step down from the leadership of Labour and eventually quit Parliament to undertake an equally challenging job as the Administrator of UNDP.

About INL Lecture Series

The Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture was instituted in 2011, subscribing to the broad theme of Good Governance, with Honesty, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency as its core principles. The Series has been rebranded this year but would continue to feature topics of interest to those in governance roles, those on the growth path of their career and to chief executives and other decision-makers.

Tickets for this exclusive event, priced at $172.50 (including GST) and tables seating 10 persons each at $1725 (including GST) are available.

Please call 021-836528 or email

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