Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's street the safest in New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's street the safest in New Zealand

Living on the same street as the Prime Minister has its perks, but can make parking a bit tricky.

Security for Jacinda Ardern was stepped up after she took the number one job in politics last year, and she is now kept under 24-hour surveillance.

This includes when she is at home in Point Chevalier, where residents on her street told Stuff two Diplomatic Protection Service agents sit in an SUV outside her house and two more sit in unmarked cars.  

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“They are not that chatty but one of them said to me ‘your house is safe,’” a resident told Stuff.

“Their sole focus is obviously Jacinda’s house, but you do feel fairly safe with them around.

“It’s a busy street and you lose three parking spaces when they are around, it’s a bit of a pain.”

Another resident told Stuff her husband was questioned when he got home late one night.