Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford are engaged, a spokesperson for the prime minister said, Stuff reported.

It is said that the pair got engaged over the Easter weekend.

PM Jacinda Ardern was seen wearing a diamond ring on her left hand's middle finger at a ceremony at Pike River on the West Coast on Friday.

The couple met at an award function in 2012 and earlier in 2018 Jacinda gave birth to their first child together who turns one next month.

More to come.