'Their views are not shared by this country' – PM Jacinda Ardern on Canadian alt-right speakers

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the reaction of New Zealanders to Canadian alt-right speakers who were due to talk in Auckland shows the country does not share their views.

Ms Ardern flew back to Wellington today following six weeks of maternity leave. Source: 1 NEWS

Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux's talk was cancelled just hours before they were due to speak at Powerstation in Auckland last night following protests.

Ms Ardern, who was holding baby Neve when she spoke to reporters a Wellington Airport today, said she was proud of the reaction of New Zealanders to the pair. 

"I think we're hostile to their views," Ms Ardern said.

"They're here because there were no grounds to block them being here. That does not mean that we welcome their views."

"I think you'll see from the reaction they've had from New Zealanders that their views are not those that are shared by this country and I'm quite proud of that,” the Prime Minister added.

Ms Ardern was arriving back in Wellington after six weeks of maternity leave.