Green MP Julie Anne Genter expecting first child
The Green Party MP and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has announced she is pregnant.
Julie Anne Genter with partner, Peter Nunns. Photo: RNZ / Sarah Robson
Ms Genter said she and her partner, Peter Nunns, were expecting their first child in early August.
The 38-year-old said the pregnancy was a surprise.
Ms Genter said she would take three months off work after the baby was born, but still intended to run for the Green Party co-leadership.
She told Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about the pregnancy when Ms Ardern announced her own.
Ms Genter had also previously shared the news with Green Party co-leader James Shaw.
She entered Parliament in 2011.