New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was warmly welcomed by leaders and Melburnians during her visit to the CBD in July.
As part of a brief Australian visit, Ms Ardern met with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Victorian Governor Linda Dessau, Premier Daniel Andrews and Lord Mayor Sally Capp during a two-day visit to Melbourne on July 18 and 19.
Ms Ardern became Prime Minister of New Zealand in 2017. Earlier this year her Coalition Government gained worldwide acclaim for its compassionate leadership in response to the terror attack in Christchurch.
On July 18, she delivered a speech at Melbourne Town Hall at an event hosted by the City of Melbourne and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, where she spoke of the importance of good governance.