New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given daughter Neve a rare public outing, bringing her to the year's first major political event.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford was afforded celebrity status in Ratana on Friday, where Kiwi leaders gathered at the year's first political event.
The 18-month-old was exceptionally well behaved, enjoying cuddles from her dad Clarke Gayford in the back row of seating while her mother, front and centre, waited to address those assembled.
The playful toddler who was wearing a blue and white spotted dress and a pink sun hat was wide-eyed as she took in the events, which included a march alongside a brass band, as well as traditional singing and dancing.
Neve made headlines last year when Ardern took the three-month-old to the United Nations, becoming the first world leader to attend the General Assembly with a newborn baby.
Ardern gave birth in office in 2018, joining former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto as the only two world leaders to do so.
Australian Associated Press