Pregnant New Zealand minister cycles to the delivery department



New Zealand minister for women Julie Anne Genter has brought the cycle of life to a whole new level and is cycling to the hospital for the birth of her first child.

Genter, a green member of parliament and enthusiastic cyclist, opted for pedal power for the 1 kilometer drive from her home to Auckland City Hospital for delivery.

"My partner and I cycled because there was not enough space in the car for the support team … but it also put me in the best possible mood!" she placed on social media next to a photo of her with her bike.

Genter is 42 weeks pregnant and said in the post that she went to the hospital for an acquaintance.

She is not only Minister of Women but also Minister of Transport in the center-left government of New Zealand and advocates sustainable travel.

Her colleagues from the Green Party twittered that the bike ride to the delivery department was "the most #onbranded thing ever".

A spokesman for the party said the baby still had not arrived on Monday afternoon.

The approaching birth comes just a few weeks after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned to work after having received her first child, daughter Neve, in June.

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


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