Photos: Ardern all smiles at Rātana as she bids farewell as PM

Tue, Jan 24

Jacinda Ardern was all smiles as she made her final appearance as Prime Minister at Rātana Pā, near Whanganui, this afternoon.

The event, which sees politicians across the political spectrum descend on the pā, marks the beginning of the parliamentary year.

Incoming prime minister Chris Hipkins also made an appearance ahead of his swearing in as the country's leader tomorrow.

Ardern appeared emotional as she spoke to reporters this afternoon.