New Zealand Women's Minister Cycles To Hospital To Give Birth

NZ Minister for Women cycles to hospital to give birth

Green Party politician Julie Anne Genter, 38, travelled on a bicycle to the Auckland City Hospital alongside her partner "because there wasn't enough room in the car".

"This is it, wish us luck", she continues, before explaining she cycled because there wasn't enough room in the auto for her, due to her "support crew".

Genter added that she and her partner rode their bikes to the hospital "because there wasn't enough room in the vehicle for the support crew".

Even during her birth announcement she added that she and her partner would need to purchase a child seat for their bicycles due to the impending arrival of their first child.

It's wonderful news for Genter after she and her partner suffered two miscarriages.

The news comes just weeks after the country's prime minister Jacinda Ardern returned to parliament following the birth of her daughter Neve. "In the first week of August we're expecting our first child". And I gotta say, it's pretty refreshing to see a politician who practices what she preaches.

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Meanwhile, Eugenie Sage will take on the role of acting minister for women.

New Zealand's Green Party MP and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter posted this picture of her cycling to the hospital for the birth of her first child.

A former New Zealand prime minister, Helen Clark, wrote in The Guardian in June that Ardern had proved that "no doors are closed to women".

Genter, who was born in Minnesota and studied at the University of California, Berkeley, joined the left-leaning Green Party as a volunteer shortly after migrating to New Zealand in 2006, and she has represented the party in Parliament since 2011.

Ms Genter posted an image of herself posing by her electric bike at the hospital on her Instagram account, admitting the journey was "mostly downhill".

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