Watch: 'Could I just say Prime Minister' – Winston Peters shows ultimate respect to Jacinda Ardern as double act fronts up

Winston Peters has struck a respectful note towards Jacinda Ardern, in today's first joint Labour and NZ First press conference, in the Beehive.

The Labour and NZ First leaders are set to lead the country for the next three years. Source: 1 NEWS

Mr Peters repeatedly referred to Ms Ardern as prime minister, in addressing the media as the pair discussed some of the joint policy they have agreed on.

They were speaking after the pair had signed a joint Coalition deal, outlining the principles and policies of the new NZ government.

PM-elect Jacinda Ardern says the two parties are committed to growing the economy and creating a fairer NZ. Source: 1 NEWS

The pair appears to have an easy rapport in the early moments of their coalition. Source: 1 NEWS

Watch: 'I'm not hinting at anything!' Jacinda Ardern has journalists in giggles after cracking Winston Peters Foreign Minister funny Source: 1 NEWS