Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern still planning wedding this summer as NZ's COVID-19 cases rise

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed she still plans to get married this summer amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions as cases in New Zealand rise. 

Ardern was asked by The AM Show host Ryan Bridge if she was still "on track" to get hitched soon after she spent time with fiancé Clark Gayford in his hometown over Gisborne over the weekend, where the pair intend to be wed

The Prime Minister, who has been visiting vaccination centers around the motu, said there hadn't been any wedding planning taking place over the last few days. 

"We're all kind of wondering - are you expecting it will happen as planned? Should people this summer be expecting their weddings to happen?" Bridge then asked. 

"I've said that we were working towards getting married this summer, and we are still working towards getting married this summer," Ardern replied. 

"I am still giving every single waking hour to do everything I can to do everything I can to give New Zealanders the summer they deserve." 

In March this year, Ardern said her wedding plans were "not going well" as she'd been tied up with the COVID-19 pandemic and the housing crisis. 

"I've spent more time on housing plans than wedding plans," she said. 

Easter weekend 2021 marked two years since Gayford proposed to the Prime Minister at the top of Mokotahi Hill in Mahia.