Green Party MP and minister Julie Anne Genter has given birth to a baby boy.
Ms Genter said in a post on Instagram she and parter Peter Nunns were overjoyed at the the safe arrival of their son at 6.03pm yesterday, weighing almost 4.3kg.
"We waited a very long time for labour to start, but when it did it was short and sharp," she said
"We are so grateful for the lovely staff at Auckland Hospital who provided wonderful care, for the incredibly experienced independent midwife who supported us the whole way, and for our amazing friends and family."
Ms Genter, Minister for Women and Associate Minister for Health and Transport, cycled on Sunday to Auckland Hospital where she was to have her baby induced.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw said at the time it was very 'on-brand' for Ms Genter to have chosen to ride her bike, and he was proud to be living in a country where two members of the country's executive were able to have children as part of their job