A police puppy named Hana was treated to pats and compliments from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, as she attended the police and custom dog graduation in Porirua today.
"You I would take home in a second," she said to Hana, who has not yet completed her training.
Ms Ardern presented the dog and police officer with their graduation certificate, with a dog named 'Skudder' after New Zealand rugby star Nehe Milner-Skudder, up first.
"You're such a vital force for us," Ms Ardern said during her speech.
Ms Ardern, who came from a policing family, finished her speech saying, "I hope you don't mind if I always continue to see myself as a member of your wider family."
After the graduation, Ms Ardern spoke to the media about her view on Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and the possibility of compulsory Te Reo Maori education in schools.
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