New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reveals her wedding venue

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VideoPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday no date had been set yet for her wedding to the television host Clarke Gayford, but plans are in place.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern continues to drip feed details of her wedding, revealing she’ll marry partner Clarke Gayford in Gisborne.

Last week, Ms Ardern announced she’d finally set a date for the wedding, more than two years after Mr Gayford proposed.

She has yet to reveal the actual date, saying she wants guests to get a jump start on accommodation in the small city.

“I’m not sure that I want a situation where before I’ve invited people who really want to be there I just broadcast it out,” she told breakfast television program The AM Show.

“Accommodation is slightly limited in Gisborne.”

After being congratulated on picking the Tairawhiti for the wedding, she responded: “Where else?”


NZ PM Jacinda Ardern ‘finally’ sets date for summer wedding

Ms Ardern and Mr Gayford spend their summer holidays in the region, known for its laidback lifestyle, beautiful beaches and fine summer weather.

The wedding has been keenly anticipated since the pair were engaged at Easter two years ago.

Mr Gayford popped the question in the same region, on the nearby Mahia peninsula.

Clarke Gayford with partner Jacinda Ardern (fileimage)
Camera IconNZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford are yet to reveal their wedding date. Credit: AAP

Weddings featuring a current head of government are exceedingly rare: Australia has never had a sitting prime minister tie the knot.

Ms Ardern also became a first-time mother while in office when she gave birth to daughter Neve in June 2018.

A gift from the two-year-old featured on the prime minister’s Instagram on Sunday for Mother’s Day.

“Happy Mothers Day. I love you and going to the water park. Love Neve xxxxx,” the card read.

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