ARDERN GETS HER TURN

Jacinda Ardern is set to become New Zealand's second-youngest prime minister after securing support from NZ First leader Winston Peters to form government.

The 37-year-old has led the Labour Party for just two and half months, taking the reins after securing just under 40% of the vote at the September 23 poll. Peters' decision was made minutes before he departed to speak with the press, and Ardern was not told of the outcome in advance.