Jacinda Ardern addresses media in Invercargill

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is expected to address reporters in Invercargill during a press conference on Thursday.

Her standup follows the closure of the Tiwai Point Aluminium smelter which will have a devastating impact on the Southland economy.

It's estimated more than 1000 jobs will be lost. 

Watch the livestream above.