Peter Apps is the executive director of the Project for Study of the 21st Century, and global affairs commentator for Reuters. He tweets @Pete_Apps.
On diplomatic issues such as Syria and Venezuela, the two powers appear increasingly in lockstep.
Ardern’s approach is totally unapologetic. Making those changes – and more broadly, protecting the vulnerable and making society work – is the priority of government.
And it is neither front-page news nor a major part of diplomatic or political dialogue.
What do other countries make of Britain's elections? They're even less interested than you are.