With three days to go and on the eve of the final debate, the last TVNZ-Colmar Brunton poll has found National has surged into a nine point lead over Labour. Tim Murphy, Mark Jennings and Bernard Hickey report from the campaign trail.
In today's email we look at how the cutting of a fuel pipe has focused attention on some tricky issues for the Government right before the election.
With just three full days left until the election, Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern stayed on the trail to talk to younger voters in Wellington despite the death of her grandmother late on Monday evening.
In today's email we ask what might our Government look like, post-election; take the pulse of Whanganui and Te Tai Hauauru; and learn why a leading academic thinks we need an official inquiry into China's growing influence into our affairs.
There are five days of campaigning to go and it couldn't be closer, with National and Labour basically even in the polls and the rest jockeying for positions that could decide who is in Government after September 23.
In today's email we find Bill English confident of an election win even though the polls say it could go either way.
With less than a week to go until the election, Greens leader James Shaw has reopened the capital gains tax debate by saying he would argue in any coalition negotiations with Labour for a capital gains tax in their first term.
In today's email we catalogue yet more twists and turns in the race to election day.
Just eight days before the election, Labour has moved to neutralise National's claims about its tax plans by pledging not to introduce any changes in its first term that are recommended by its Tax Working Group. National promises to carve Landcorp up into tiny pieces for young farmers to win in balloted lease-to-buy schemes. Meanwhile, Labour maintains its four percentage point lead in the latest Colmar Brunton poll. Bernard Hickey reports from the campaign trail.
In today's email we detail the reaction to the Newsroom/Financial Times joint investigation into National list MP Jian Yang.