Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has congratulated his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern for her historic landslide victory at Saturday's election.
Ms Ardern secured enough seats to govern in her own right, something that hasn't happened in some 50 years.
A spokesman for Mr Morrison said the prime minister contacted Ms Ardern last night and both he and his wife passed on their congratulations to her and partner Clarke and daughter Neve.
"The PMs have always had a very strong personal working relationship which will continue," the spokesman told AAP on Sunday.
"The PMs are both looking forward to the Bledisloe today at Eden Park."
Former Australian deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek also congratulated Mr Ardern on her win.
"I think Jacinda Ardern did a great job," she told ABC television Insiders program.
Asked if there are any lessons for federal Labor, Ms Plibersek said: "Give people a vision for the future."
"Make sure that you're investing in the services that make life better, make sure that you've got a focus all the time on jobs, on full employment."
Australian Associated Press