Christopher Luxon has been sworn in as New Zealand's 42nd Prime Minister on Monday morning, beginning the reign of the new Coalition Government.
At 11am, Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro appointed the new ministry, including Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Minister for Regulation David Seymour, at a ceremony at Government House in Wellington.
The incoming Government was moved into the Beehive over the weekend, while Labour was sent out into the Parliament buildings.
1:06pm - Christopher Luxon, David Seymour and Winston Peters have now all spoken to media. We will have a video up on that shortly.
That ends Newshub's live updates.
12:52pm - Luxon tells media it's a very "special day" for everyone to be sworn in and their families.
The big focus of the new cabinet is creating the 100-day plan.
He says the "number one job" is the economy and addressing the cost of living crisis - bringing inflation down and making food more affordable.
Luxon said the new Cabinet will meet for the first time tomorrow and said plans to visit Australia before Christmas.
He acknowledged his ministry was slightly larger than others, but said that was down to having three parties in coalition.
Luxon has defended easing smoking laws saying his Government would move to stop vale sales for people under 18.
"We are going to toughen that up and harden it up quite a lot," he said.
12:31pm - Christopher Luxon is now addressing media after being appointed Prime Minister.
12:21pm - The ceremony has now finished. The new Prime Minister will speak to media shortly.
12:12pm - Labour leader Chris Hipkins has congratulated Christopher Luxon on officially becoming Prime Minister.
Here is the full statement:
"On behalf of the Labour Party I would like to congratulate Christopher Luxon on his appointment as Prime Minister," Labour Party Leader Chris Hipkins said.
"I wish Mr Luxon and his coalition partners well.
"New Zealand has been through some tough times but we are seeing the economy turning a corner, wages growing and climate emissions reducing. I hope this progress continues.
"I also encourage the new Government to commit to continue funding the public services that New Zealanders need and rely on."
12:08pm - Luxon and Dame Cindy then go for a photo under a photo of King Charles. Each of the new appointees will take a photo with Luxon and the Governor-General.
12:05pm - Christopher Luxon calls it a huge honour to be appointed Prime Minister. He says his team will deliver for all New Zealanders and they all take their jobs very seriously.
He tells the new appointees that they have been given large responsibilities and expects their very best. He says they should never lose sight of doing public service.
We now have a responsibility to deliver for New Zealanders, he says. He looks forward to working with them.
12:04pm - Dame Cindy Kiro congratulates the new appointees. On behalf of the King and New Zealanders, Dame Cindy says she has given the Prime Minister the ability to advise her. She wishes them all the very best and then there is applause.
12pm - New Zealand First’s Jenny Marcroft and ACT’s Simon Court are now being appointed parliamentary undersecretaries.
11:50am - The newly appointed members of the executive council are now receiving their ministerial warrants.
11:48am - Christopher Luxon says it's an "honour, a privilege and an enormous responsibility" to be sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand.
11:26am - David Seymour and Winston Peters give their oaths of allegiance.
11:23am - Christopher Luxon gives his oath of allegiance.
11:20am - Former National leader Judith Collins is among those being sworn in as a minister. Her family is in attendance.
11:17am - All ministers are now being appointed by the Governor General.
11:16am - The Governor-General appoints Christopher Luxon as Prime Minister.
11:15am - Christopher Luxon confirms he can lead a Government.
11:13am - Dame Cindy Kiro has sat down at the main table to begin the appointment process.
11:09am - Incoming ministers are being welcomed.
11:07am - Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro has arrived.
The incoming Prime Minister, ministers and parliamentary undersecretaries are now entering Government House.
11:01am - Christopher Luxon’s family have arrived. They are seated with Dr Richard Davies, the husband of Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro.
10:59am - Chris Hipkins has officially resigned as Prime Minister saying it's been an "enormous privilege" to lead the country for the last 10 months.
In an Instagram post, Hipkins said he called the Governor General on Monday to tender his resignation.
10:50am - The swearing-in ceremony is expected to begin shortly. You can watch a livestream in the YouTube embedded above
10:30am - The main room at Government House is starting to fill up the families of the incoming ministers. A photo of King Charles III overlooks the table where the new ministers will be seated and be sworn in by the Governor General.
10:15am - Speaking on AM earlier, Christopher Luxon was challenged over his Government's plan to repeal smokefree legislation that would have prohibited the sale of cigarettes to future generations.
AM co-host Ryan Bridge asked how he felt about removing the legislation that could mean under "his Government a young person could have a deadly smoking addiction they wouldn't have had if Labour was in power".
"I wouldn't characterise it that way," Luxon replied. "You've got to remember before the election the government passed a bunch of changes to smoking legislation so none of it has been implemented as such."
He told AM he was "quite concerned about" some of the legislation.
"The limited distribution means you create an effect where there is an increased level of ram raids or a bigger black market emerges because it's largely un-taxed," he said.
"The idea that a 36-year-old can smoke but a 35-year-old can't with the age generational changes that were going to be made, all of that certainly for ACT and New Zealand First were issues where they said 'that doesn't make a lot of sense."
10am: Kia ora, good morning, and welcome to Newshub's live updates of the swearing-in ceremony of the new Government.
It's expected to begin at about 11am and will involve the Governor-General appointing the new Executive Council, ministers and parliamentary under-secretaries. You will be able to find a stream of that above.
Following the event, it's expected the new Prime Minister will hold a media conference.
Speaking earlier on AM, Luxon said it would be a "tremendous responsibility and great honour" to be Prime Minister.
"But you're really desperate to get to work and get going to try and make things better for New Zealanders. That's why we came to Parliament to do this job and so did our team and we just really want to go to work now. So it's [an] exciting day, but the real work begins now."