Jacinda Ardern's partner Clarke Gayford admitted to being "a little on edge" as he shared some food with the media outside the couple's home in Point Chevalier, Auckland.

Gayford shared sausages as well as fish bites, made from a 42kg sea bass he caught off the coast of Tairua.

He said he was enjoying having a task to do as it was helping him keep the nerves at bay.

A few minutes earlier, Jacinda Ardern posted a video to her Facebook page, thanking voters for having their say.


She also shared what was happening inside her home as the results are rolling in.

"I made a special request for some Hellers sausages," she said, showing Clarke in the kitchen preparing the food.

And so the wait begins!

Posted by Jacinda Ardern on Saturday, 23 September 2017

Twitter users seemed to enjoy the "sausage" interlude in the election coverage, with a few Kiwis admitting they hope to see more of Gayford and his tea towel.

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