Although Ms Jacinda Ardern is poised to become New Zealand's next prime minister when the nation goes to the polls on Saturday, she knows what hardships ordinary people face each day. As a teenager growing up in Morrinsville, she worked at the Golden Kiwi Restaurant wrapping fish and chips.
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When Ms Nor Asma Arifin graduated with a diploma in accounting, the fifth of 10 children thought she was on the way out of poverty. But the 21-year-old from Dungun, Terengganu, spent a year looking for a job after graduation with no luck.