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'Very fresh produce here' - Jacinda Ardern jokes after swiping away wasp at farmers market

Even a pesky wasp was no match for Labour leader Jacinda Ardern today as it attempted to interrupt media questions at an Auckland farmers market today.

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The Labour leader was flanked by back-up but the insect was quick to keep moving. Source: 1 NEWS

Ms Ardern was out on the campaign trail at Grey Lynn farmers' market this morning - a place where she says she's a regular, "buying my eggs and my bread".

After being asked a question about New Zealand reaching the milestone of 100 days without Covid-19 community transmission, the wasp - and a keen Labour supporter who was ready to step in to help Ms Ardern - briefly took the limelight.

But the episode was short-lived, with the insect being swiped away before Ms Ardern quipped, "very fresh produce here".

She continued her response amid a chorus of laughter after the incident, saying the milestone was significant but did not "lessen any of the risk".

"That's daily as long as we are continuing to exist in a world where pandemic is growing, then risk continues," she said.