Jacinda Ardern confirms the exact place she plans on marrying fiancé Clarke Gayford – and why it’s so special to the couple
- Jacinda Adern has announced she will marry her fiancé of two years in Gisborne
- Ms Adern and her partner Mr Gayford have previously holidayed in the region
- Mr Gayford proposed during Easter two years ago at the nearby Mahia Peninsula
- Last week she announced that they had set a date but have not released it yet
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.
Jacinda Adern has announced she will be getting married to her fiance Clarke Gayford (pictured) in Gisborne, New Zealand
Jacinda Adern will be married in Gisborne (pictured) on New Zealand’s north east coast
Mr Gayford proposed to Ms Adern at Easter two years ago at the nearby Mahia Peninsula
‘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?’
Ms Ardern and Mr Gayford spend their summer holidays in the region, known for its laidback lifestyle, beautiful beaches and fine summer weather.
Jacinda Adern and her fiancé of two years (pictured) are the parents of Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford
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.
Weddings featuring a current head of government are exceedingly rare: Australia has never had a sitting prime minister tie the knot.
Ms Adern said ‘accommodation is slightly limited in Gisborne’ (pictured)
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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