- Publish Date
- Thursday, 21 June 2018, 6:30PM
New Zealand's first child has been born.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, 37, has given birth to a girl and, alongside partner Clarke Gayford, welcomed their bundle of joy tonight.
The baby girl was born at 4:45pm, the Prime Minister announced on social media.
"I'm sure we're going through all of the emotions new parents go through, but at the same time feeling so grateful for all the kindness and best wishes from so many people. Thank you," Jacinda Ardern said.
Both mum and the baby are doing well.
The Prime Minister's office will announce later when the family is due to leave hospital.
The child's birth is significant; given she is the first child born to a female New Zealand Prime Minister, in power, in our country's history.
It is thought Ardern may be the only current female world leader to now have a young child.
- NZ Herald