An interview with Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges from a decade ago has resurfaced online, showing the two young up-and-comers discussing what politics and Parliament is like.
The clip is from the show in beTWEEN, a TV show aimed at nine to 13-year-olds. Bridges and Ardern feature on a 2010 episode all about politics – while Ardern was still a Labour list MP and Bridges just the National representative for Tauranga.
The two fresh-faced politicians joke about debates in the House, with a 30-year-old Ardern saying they usually sit behind a table so she can “kick Simon in the shins”.
“My legs are covered in bruises!” he laughs.
Bridges says his first experience of politics was watching people in his neighbourhood put