Both David Cunliffe and John Key are playing down their chances in their first head-to-head debate.
Rodney MP Mark Mitchell is likely to take legal action over Nicky Hager's book.
Auckland's the place to be today, ahead of tonight's first leaders' debate.
Bill English concedes he was wrong when he told a debate National would reduce debt in the next term if re-elected.
National support slips
National pledges faster cancer treatment
Maori Party supporters back a seat at top table
Campaign Diary: Thursday, 28 August
Shearer laments high cost of power
Desperate duo set for head-to-head
Key: Air NZ needs to look at airfares
Maori Party in slight lead
Conservatives within reach of Parliament: poll
NZFirst's demotion of Williams rankled
Air NZ bars violent prisoner from flight
Manager of gay bar injured in attack
Basketball dream in reach for giant 11-year-old
Hundreds caught by new speed camera
Strict regime keeps big Brad Thorn trucking on
War museum could be short-lived
Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?
If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.
I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.
It's just part of the political game.
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