And the underdog is....

John Key 12:07pm Both David Cunliffe and John Key are playing down their chances in their first head-to-head debate.

MP's anger over Dirty Politics

 Mark Mitchell Rodney MP Mark Mitchell is likely to take legal action over Nicky Hager's book.

Beehive Live: In the big city

Auckland skyline Auckland's the place to be today, ahead of tonight's first leaders' debate.

Nats accused over debt

Bill english Bill English concedes he was wrong when he told a debate National would reduce debt in the next term if re-elected.

Special offers
Opinion poll

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.

Vote Result

Related story: Voters reject riding on the coat-tails

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Auctions, classifieds & more