New Zealand PM votes a week before polls close in election

WELLINGTON (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern voted in the nation’s general election, a week before polls officially close. Ardern cast her vote in her Auckland district on Saturday after visiting a market in the heavily Polynesian south Auckland suburb of Otara, where she was thronged by supporters. Ardern’s Labour Party has governed since the 2017 general election, when it forged a narrow majority in New Zealand’s 120-seat Parliament in a coalition with the left-wing Greens and right-wing New Zealand First parties. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin.