There goes the best leader we’ve had in a life-time.
Was she perfect? No, far from it. There are many things she might have done differently but she led governments that made New Zealand a better place in so many ways. We’ve heard her government’s achievements so many times I won’t try to list them all. They have reshaped this country, lifted hundreds of thousands out of poverty, and created a fairer society.
She dedicated herself totally to the job. Her personal conduct was beyond reproach. She is incredibly competent and knowledgeable. She has set a new standard that subsequent Prime Ministers will struggle to match.
Helen, you’ve done yourself and the country proud. Best of luck in the future.