NZ Parliament Occupation 2022 • The Speech Jacinda Ardern Never Gave

8 min readMar 9, 2022

Once upon a time, I was a speechwriter at the Ministry of Social Development. I wrote — literally — hundreds of speeches for people like Ruth Dyson, Paula Bennett and, once, even John Key.

Jacinda Ardern • Getty Images Creative Commons

After the painful ending of ProFestNZ, the occupation at New Zealand’s Parliament Grounds, I read the speech that Jacinda Ardern gave to Parliament on March 3…


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