Everyone healthy and happy.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a baby girl this afternoon.
The 37-year-old would become just the second elected world leader in modern times to give birth while in office, after the late Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto gave birth to daughter Bakhtawar in 1990.
Before she was elected past year, Ms Ardern made headlines after criticising a radio show host for suggesting employers had a right to know if their female employees planned to have children, saying such questions, while appropriate for her in her position, were "totally unacceptable" for other women in a modern society.
The deputy leader of the National Party, Paula Bennett, wished Ms Ardern well in Parliament this morning. She will also be the first to take maternity leave once her baby is born.
Asked earlier this month how the couple had been faring while trying to choose a name, Ms Ardern responded: "Terribly".
Ardern is normally based in Wellington but relocated to be closer to Auckland in preparation for the birth.
"I'd called him and we'd had a little bit of an argument about whether or not he was going to be able to get to Wellington for the announcement of who was going to form the Government".
"Can I say I have confidence in a Minister of Justice who understands the gradations in levels of sexual offending, and he expressed one. And so he went into a toilet, so he was in a rented bach, in a toilet, when I told him".
"The birth has been highly anticipated in the South Pacific nation of almost 5 million people, and Ardern has continued to work right up until the birth, with her partner posting on social media on Wednesday afternoon a photo of her poring over official documents from home with the hashtag "#stillwaiting".
"There is a level of excitement because it is novel and because it's really rare to see this globally".
It's Ms Ardern's first child, and her partner Clarke Gayford will be a stay-at-home father.