Pregnant PM gets helping hand from dad

Ross Ardern zips up Jacinda Ardern's shoes.
Ross Ardern zips up Jacinda Ardern's shoes. Photo credit: Instagram / Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern may be the leader of the country, but it seems every now and again she still needs a helping hand from dad.

The pregnant Prime Minister posted a photo to Instagram on Thursday morning showing her father Ross Ardern tying up her shoelace.

"Thanks dad," she wrote to Mr Ardern, who is both a New Zealand diplomat and a former police officer.

"Lucky to have you in town to help with my morning shoe issues.

"This is worse than trying to zip up your mother's suitcase," she says he told her.

Ms Ardern is expecting her first child with partner Clarke Gayford in June - less than a month away.

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