May 25, 2020

Earthquake Hits During Jacinda Ardern Interview, New Zealand PM Stays Calm

Jacinda Ardern Earthquake Interview New Zealand Prime Minister
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Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern did an interview with The AM Show when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck. She stayed calm and continued the interview. Read the transcript here and click the timestamps for video synced with an interactive transcript.

 

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Ryan Bridge: (00:00)
Nothing I love more than burying regulations. Does this mean Clark can now build a shed out the back?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: (00:09)
No. No, it does not, because he already has a shed, and the last thing we need is another shed for Clark. He has two.

Ryan Bridge: (00:16)
But it is…

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: (00:17)
We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan. Quite a decent shake here.

Ryan Bridge: (00:22)
All right.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: (00:22)
But if you see things moving behind me.

Ryan Bridge: (00:24)
Has it stopped Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: (00:25)
The beehive moves a little more than most.

Ryan Bridge: (00:27)
Has it stopped Prime Minister, or is it still going?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: (00:30)
Yep, no, it’s just stopped.

Ryan Bridge: (00:32)
Okay. And you’re feeling safe and well to continue the interview?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: (00:35)
No. We’re fine, Ryan.

Ryan Bridge: (00:37)
All right.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: (00:37)
I’m not under any hanging lights. I look like I’m in a structurally sound place.

Ryan Bridge: (00:41)
Okay. All right. I can see and hear already that our news teams are getting onto this Prime Minister. We will continue with the interview as normal. If there are any more aftershocks, anything you’re worried about, feel free to pull out at any time.