New Zealand's First Baby Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford celebrates first birthday

Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford - the second baby born to a sitting Prime Minister - is celebrating her first birthday. 

New Zealand's First Baby was born June 21, 2018, and presented to the world by her famous parents Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and TV host Clarke Gayford.

Ardern announced her pregnancy on January 19 last year, via Instagram. She posted an image of three fish hooks, to represent her family. 

UNICEF New Zealand posted a tribute to Neve on Twitter, acknowledging her father's global parenting campaign. Labour MP Marja Lubeck also wished Neve a "very Happy Birthday". 

Baby Neve's birthday follows the announcement of her parents' engagement last month. It was confirmed Ardern, 38, and Gayford, 41, were engaged over Easter weekend. 

Since Neve's birth, she's been the focus of fascination by local and world media. At three-months-old, Neve was photographed with her parents at the United Nations General Assembly. 

The BBC reported: "New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made her debut speech at the UN in New York - and in another first for the organisation she brought her baby along too."

Ardern was the world's second Prime Minister to give birth while in office. The first was Pakistan's late two-time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Neve was last spotted publicly earlier this month on June 6 at the Devonport naval base at a ceremony which marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 

Gayford, from Gisborne, has disclosed how his life's changed since his partner became leader of the country in 2017, and then becoming a father. 

As the Prime Minister's partner, Gayford has been introduced to a host of powerful people, including the Queen and US President Donald Trump - and Neve's met her fair share of powerful people too. 

The Prime Minister has also discussed how her life has changed since becoming Prime Minister and then a mum. She told NEXT magazine in March that it's often difficult to find spare time to spend with her family.

The Labour leader said she hasn't had an unproductive day "in about a decade", and said she and her partner "try not to have too many expectations because it's changeable".

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