Jacinda Ardern has won a second term in office after her rival conceded in New Zealand's general election.
Initial tallies showed Ms Ardern's Labour Party was ahead after her campaign was dominated by her successful handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Image: Jacinda Ardern brought scones as she visited Labour Election Day volunteers.
Ms Ardern told roaring crowds: "Thank you to the people who worked so hard to share our message.
She said: "To Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who I have phoned, congratulations on your result.
Earlier in the day, Ms Ardern brought homemade cheese scones to campaign volunteers and appeared relaxed as she awaited results.
"And in times of crisis I believe New Zealand has shown that and for that again, I say thank you.". »