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Pride of New Zealand

Even the PM's praising Rose Matafeo's Edinburgh award

comedyOf all the people who lined up to congratulate Rose Matafeo on her Edinburgh Comedy Award win, one stands out above the rest.

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern took time out from running the country to tweet her admiration for her fellow countrywoman, commenting: ‘This is huge!’

And fellow Kiwi comic Alice Snedden was on hand in the Pleasance Courtyard to capture the exact moment Matafeo saw the message.

Ardern has just returned to work after becoming the first world leader to take maternity leave while in office.

And maybe other world leaders could take a lesson in how to make such positive tweets….

Published: 26 Aug 2018

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