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Warm relations as Turnbull and Ardern stow differences in chilly bin

Australia’s prime minister basks in the glow of ‘Jacindamania’ but the kayaks stay in the shed

Has there ever been a visit from a New Zealand dignitary more anticipated or fraught than this one? And has there ever been a prime minister more in need of the reflected glow of Jacindamania than Malcolm Turnbull?

Bundled into the tight confines of Kirribilli House on a wet November morning in Sydney, a largish press pack tried not to catch cold while Australian PM Turnbull did his best to warm a relationship that has recently turned chilly.

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