New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has celebrated her 40th birthday.
Ardern turned 40 on Sunday and many of her colleagues took the time to mark her special day.
On Saturday, while Ardern was visiting the Newtown Markets in Wellington, Labour MP Paul Eagle surprised her with a cake. He also encouraged the crowd at the markets to sing ‘happy birthday’.
The Labour Party shared messages from fans of the Prime Minister on its Instagram page.
A LITTLE ABOUT JACINDA ARDERN
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern was born on 26 July 1980.
She is the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017.
Born in Hamilton, Ardern grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara.
After graduating from the University of Waikato in 2001, Ardern began her career working as a researcher in the office of Prime Minister Helen Clark.