Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern has arrived at Parliament to begin her first day at work, hours after being propelled into power.
Before heading inside to begin a day of meetings arranging who her Cabinet will be, Ms Ardern stopped to thank her driver.
"Thanks a lot, I'll see you again soon," Ms Ardern said before walking into parliament.
Ms Ardern will this afternoon meet the Labour Party caucus to elect Cabinet ministers after Winston Peters' NZ First opted to back Labour, not National, in a coalition.
The Cabinet will include not only Ms Ardern's own MPs, but also four NZ First ministers, positions secured in the deal that allowed the two parties to form a coalition government.
Three portfolios will also be reserved for Green Party MPs who will sit outside cabinet.