NZ minister who cycled to the maternity unit shows off new baby

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New Zealand’s minister for women has posted a picture of her baby after she cycled to hospital to give birth.

Julie Anne Genter, a Green MP and keen cyclist, posted a picture of herself cradling her brand new son, with her husband by her side at Auckland City Hospital.

Ms Genter cycled to the on Sunday where she was to have her baby induced.

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Ms Genter cycled to the hospital to have her baby induced Pic: Instagram/Julie Anne Genter

She wrote: “We’re overjoyed to announce the safe arrival of our son at 18.03 this evening, weighing almost 4.3kg.

“We waited a very long time for labour to start, but when it did it was short and sharp.

“We are so grateful for the lovely staff at Auckland Hospital who provided wonderful care, for the incredibly experienced independent midwife who supported us the whole way, and for our amazing friends and family.

“All of you have been so generous!”

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Ms Genter is a big fan of cycling

The birth comes weeks after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned to work after having her first child.

Ms Ardern, who was elected last year, became only the second world leader to give birth while in office after Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto in 1990.

She welcomed daughter Neve in June.



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