New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern meets with Labour Party volunteers in Auckland on Friday. Photograph:   Mark Coote/Bloomberg

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 New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern looks up as an earthquake struck during a live television interview in Wellington on  Monday morning. She brushed off the incident and carried on. Photograph: Newshub via AP

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