Jacinda Ardern serves up Kiwi BBQ breakfast at Waitangi Day commemorations

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put the gloves on this Waitangi Day, serving up the BBQ breakfast alongside her father and colleagues.

Ardern donned an apron and tongs to give the public bacon.

She stood alongside Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson, her father Ross Ardern and fiancé Clarke Gayford.

A huge line snaked its way across the Treaty Grounds waiting for breakfast after the Dawn Service.

Another line, almost as long, waited for coffee.

Ardern appeared to be enjoying her temporary chef career, asking a member of the public if they liked their bacon crispy.

Jacinda Ardern serving at the Waitangi Day BBQ breakfast.

Asked if Covid-19 had impacted the turn out of Waitangi Day, with groups such as the Māori Party not attending this year due to Covid-19 fears, Ardern said despite not having a head count, the amount of people that were served breakfast had increased. 

About 2500 people had lined up across the Treaty Grounds to be served up the BBQ breakfast. 

Green Party MPs also helped out, with Marama Davidson on one end of the BBQ line and James Shaw on the other.