Doing deals with Winston Peters

Peters Key

National leader John Key says he trusts NZ First leader Winston Peters not to force the country back to the polls, but that Peters will demand a price.

And the underdog is....

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

National's health promises

hospital generic National is promising faster cancer treatment and extra money for arthritis, back pain and joint conditions.

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: Ready, steady, go

john key campaigning John Key gets in some meet-and-greets ahead of his debate with David Cunliffe as the Greens get ready for their own event.

The slick and the dead calm

John Key and David Cunliffe This is the tale of two campaigns. One slick and polished, the other chaotic and ad hoc.

Labour sees chink in armour

Can David Cunliffe exploit vulnerability PM has shown, particularly over handling of allegations?

Bennett's on the rise

Lusk seen as partner in grime

'We're not done yet'

David Cunliffe Labour says it still has some policy tricks up its sleeve, despite having to cut six spending plans.

Campaign switches to housing, tax

After 10 days of "dirty politics" election focus has switched to housing, tax cuts and spending.

National targets the prices

Tax cuts: will they or won't they?

National to boost rural broadband coffers

The National Party has proposed boosting the funding available to improve rural broadband by $150 million.

National support slips

political polls generic National would struggle to form a Government as the dirty politics saga takes its toll, latest poll says.

Dirty Politics a win for Craig

Dirty Politics saga has pushed Conservatives within reach of Parliament, poll finds.

Labour firm in Te Tai Tonga

National strong in latest poll

Clearing the chaos

Kiwis want MPs who have experience bringing order to chaos – such as doctors, poll says. | Poll results

Show us the election money

MOney This election is missing something for the over 60s, like a return on our years of tax investments.

Vote for the greater good

Voting for your personal interests in this election is a wasted vote, Gerard O'Neil writes.

Men against violence

Dirty Politics ignores privacy

Changing Kiwi booze culture

NZ's binge-drinking culture has long been a source of nationwide debate, but how can we change our boozing ways?

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