NZ Election 2020: Social media users react to live results

With New Zealand's 2020 election results rolling in, Kiwis are taking to social media to share their reactions.

Results began to be released at 7pm.

Before Saturday, more than 1.97 million people had voted, the highest advance voting total in New Zealand's history. Those votes began being counted at 9am.

Newshub will bring you the results, the analysis and the reaction. A livestream of coverage will be found above or at this YouTube link.

These live updates have finished.

11:55pm - The world media is reacting to Labour's win.

11:25pm - Overseas users have reacted to Jacinda Ardern's win.

10:55pm - Green MP Chloe Swarbrick leads Labour's Helen White with 98 percent of the votes counted. She's currently ahead by 490 votes.

10:35pm - Jacinda Ardern thanked voters during her speech at Labour Party headquarters.

10:20pm - People are slamming Labour deputy leader Kelvin Davis' rhyming speech to party faithful at its headquarters.

He made reference to former National leader Todd Muller and Judith Collins' "talofa" comment.

10pm - National leader Judith Collins took the stage at the party's headquarters.

National currently has 26.9 percent of the party vote.

9:40pm - The Waiariki seat is proving to be very close - at one point it was a draw between Labour's Tāmati Coffey and the Māori Party's Rawiri Waititi.

9:30pm - Former Prime Minister Helen Clark said the election results are "history in the making".

9:25pm - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has addressed a crowd of supporters at his headquarters in Northland.

His party is currently sitting on 2.4 percent of the party vote. He didn't give much away about his future now that he is leaving Parliament.

9:10pm - National deputy leader Gerry Brownlee could lose his Ilam seat. He's currently trailing by 2529 votes to Labour's Sarah Pallett, with 45 percent of the vote returned.

9:05pm - Green Party co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson just addressed supports at their headquarters.

It was a very enthusiastic crowd, with many people screaming and shrieking with joy.

8:50pm - One Twitter user is speculating the high number of left wing voters could swing the cannabis referendum.

Preliminary referendum results are due for release on October 30.

8:25pm - Clarke Gayford, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern's fiance, delivered snapper and venison to neighbours ourside their Auckland home earlier this evening.

8:15pm - The current party vote has Labour on 50.5 percent, National on 25.9, the Green Party on 8.1, ACT on 7.6 and NZ First on 2.3.

These results have some Twitter users calling the outcome "historic".