New Zealand's Minister for Women cycles to hospital to give birth

Julie Anne Genter and her partner Peter Nunns set off on their bikes for Auckland City Hospital

New Zealand's Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, has given birth after taking herself to hospital on her bicycle when there wasn't enough room for her in the family auto.

Both she and Ms Genter attended the public Auckland City Hospital.

A third snap pictured Genter standing beside her partner, Peter Nunns, each grasping the handlebars of a bike with a bright pink helmet in her bike basket.

"Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby", she writes on Instagram.

Also the country's associate transport minister, US-born Ms Genter, 38, is a well-known and outspoken cycling advocate.

Her Green Party colleagues tweeted that the bicycle trip to the delivery ward was "the most #onbrand thing ever".


She has been a member of parliament since 2011 and became a minister under the Green Party's coalition with Prime Minister Ardern's Labour Party and the New Zealand First Party.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves hospital with her baby daughter, Niamh Te Aroha Ardern Gayford on June 21.

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The country's parliament is reportedly constructing a playground to improve facilities for the children of politicians.

Fittingly, Genter's news was paired with several images of her standing beside her bike at the hospital, and another of her actually on the bike. Genter's partner, Nunns, will assume the same role for their child, and she has said she plans to resume some ministerial duties from her home in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, six weeks after the birth.

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