Watch: The scene outside Auckland Hospital as New Zealand waits for Jacinda Ardern to give birth

As New Zealand eagerly awaits the birth of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's baby today, media have started to gather outside Auckland City Hospital.

Ms Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford are at Auckland Hospital. Source: Breakfast

Ms Ardern's partner Clarke Gayford accompanied the her to hospital today - a wet and cold day in the City of Sails.

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Ms Ardern arrived at hospital at 5.50amtoday, four days after her due date.

The pair were asked if they were concerned with the baby’s future privacy. Source: 1 NEWS

The Prime Minister said today her and partner Clarke Gayford are excited "to do this". Source: 1 NEWS

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is now officially Acting Prime Minister while Ms Ardern is away on six weeks' maternity leave.

The Prime Minister and her partner Clarke Gayford entered hospital this morning. Source: Breakfast