A well wrapped up and cosy looking Neve Ardern Gayford joined her parents Clarke Gayford and Jacinda Ardern, along with Minister of Defence Ron Mark, at the commissioning of Her Majesty's New Zealand Ship Manawanui into the fleet at the Devonport Naval Base.

The nearly one-year-old brightened a drizzly day at the North Shore base with her hand-knitted purple hat and yellow raincoat.

The photo of Neve Te Aroha, who will celebrate her first birthday on June 21, is one of a growing number of the "first baby" at important events.

At just three months Neve made worldwide headlines when she was photographed in her mother's arms at the United Nations General Assembly.

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The photos showed Ardern playing with and cuddling Neve before handing her to partner Clarke Gayford before giving a speech at the Nelson Mandela peace summit.

Clarke Gayford holds their baby Neve during the United Nations General Assembly last year. Photo / Getty Images
Clarke Gayford holds their baby Neve during the United Nations General Assembly last year. Photo / Getty Images