Jacinda Ardern attends Māori celebrations in final appearance as prime minister

Jacinda Ardern made her final public appearance as New Zealand's prime minister Tuesday, saying that she leaves "with a greater love and affection for Aotearoa New Zealand and its people" than when she started.Ardern, who has been a global icon of the left, shocked the nation Thursday when she said she was resigning as leader after more than five years because she had nothing left in the tank.Labour Party lawmakers voted unanimously Sunday for Chris Hipkins to take over as prime minister, and he will be sworn in Wednesday.Ardern's final act as leader was to join Hipkins and other lawmakers attending celebrations at the Rātana meeting grounds, the home of an Indigenous Māori religious movement.