Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a healthy baby girl at 4:45pm yesterday, making her only the second woman in history to give birth while Prime Minister.
News of the arrival has resonated around the world, with several notable figures and groups taking the opportunity to congratulate Jacinda and her partner Clarke.
Take a look at just some of the messages across social media over the last 24 hours:
Congratulations to @jacindaardern & @NZClarke on the birth of their daughter today. What a proud day for Jacinda & Clarke & for us all. New life, new hope. Parenting arrangements are #genderequality in action. This is 21st C NZ. #ProudKiwi
Helen also included a video to the new parents set against the backdrop of the Canadian mountains.
Congratulations to New Zealand's Labour Prime Minister @JacindaArdern on giving birth to a baby girl. It was a real pleasure to meet Jacinda with @EmilyThornberry in April in London. The whole of @UKLabour sends you our best wishes.
Welcome to the wonderful world of parenting @jacindaardern & Clarke! Pro tip, Jacinda: Briefing notes make excellent bed time stories.
Congrats @jacindaardern to you and Clarke on the birth of your baby girl. No doubt you’ll be a great mum. Sending best wishes from Ireland.
Congratulations mum! Lots of love to you and Clarke and your wee daughter! Look forward to introducing her to our grandchildren! Malcolm and Lucy
Congratulations PM @jacindaardern on the birth of your daughter! Reposting this, relevant as ever, “Benazir Bhutto showed you can be a mother and prime minister” #Pakistan #NewZealand
Search engine Google gave a subtle congratulations on their NZ site, posting a fish-hook symbol referencing Ardern's initial pregnancy announcement.
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra dedicated a lullaby for the new arrival:
You can send your own message to Jacinda and Clarke by signing our card here.