Jacinda Ardern puppet unveiled at Backbenchers pub

Jacinda Ardern's honorary puppet has been unveiled at the iconic Backbencher pub.  

The Prime Minister watched as her likeness joined the many other political figures lining the walls of the Wellington establishment on Wednesday evening.

To the sounds of the Game of Thrones theme music, the newest addition was revealed to be a particularly toothy Ms Ardern in full DJ mode, complete with a Labour-red tracksuit.

She took the unflattering caricature in stride, calling it a "remarkable piece".

"My orthodontist, Mark Ewing, would be so proud."

She likened her puppet to "a character from Trainspotting at best, and Glee at worst".

However she was effusive in her praise for the political pub, saying that appearing on the walls of the pub is something many politicians aspire to.

"It's an honour to be part of such an enormous Backbencher tradition." 

This isn't Ms Ardern's first immortalisation at the Backbencher, having had a parfait, a tart and a chicken sandwich named after her on the menu. 

Other New Zealand political icons who have been represented as Backbencher puppets include John Key, Metiria Turei and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters.