Jacinda Ardern takes out Newshub debate

Jacinda Ardern nailed it in this week’s Newshub debate, holding Judith Collins to account on National’s shambolic economic plan and outlining our plan to keep New Zealand moving.

This week saw the second Leaders’ Debate of the 2020 election campaign, and Jacinda was the clear winner. She demonstrated the strong leadership and decision-making that New Zealand has to come to expect from her and that it needs going forward, as together, we continue our COVID recovery and rebuild.

During the course of the debate, Jacinda discussed our strong response to COVID, Labour’s record on health, and our plan for climate change, and she even showcased her skills in te Reo.

COVID-19 was the focus of much of the debate. Thanks to our strong health response, we’ve been able to get our economy moving faster than many other countries, and now, we’re taking advantage of the opportunities open to us because we went hard and early to fight the virus.

Jacinda talked about these opportunities during the debate, when she outlined how we will trade on our clean, green and safe brand to grow our export earnings and grow our economy.

As part of our plan to build back better, we want to continue positioning New Zealand as a clean, green and safe country to trade with. #LeadersDebate

Posted by New Zealand Labour Party on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

She also talked about our plan for rebuild and recovery, and how we’re investing in people to make sure we have the skilled workforce to grow the economy and keep New Zealand moving.

In tonight's #LeadersDebate Jacinda talked about part of our plan to keep New Zealand moving: investing in our people. Read more about our plan here:

Posted by New Zealand Labour Party on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We’re really proud of Jacinda, and we’re really proud of our plan to create jobs, support New Zealanders and grow our economy, as we keep New Zealand moving. If you missed the debate, or if you just want to relive some of the highlights, you can watch some of the best moments from the debate here.