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All over bar the voting

election 2014

Final day of campaign sees angry protests, frantic walkabouts and last-minute appeals to voters. | Key confronted | Polls | Beehive live

Live: The last hurrah

Dunne election Selfies, silliness and the occasional protest - all the action from the final hours of the election campaign.

PM in protest chaos

rotorua protest Clashes between Mana and National supporters cut short John Key's visit to mall. | A tight race

Young voters neglected

youth vote, Kathlene Cook Lower rent, cheaper food and less tax are top of young people's financial wishlist before tomorrow's election.

Politicians do funny things

gerry brownlee Election campaigns do funny things to politicians - often in front of cameras.

Cunliffe labouring to make up ground

cunliffe Labour leader David Cunliffe's step has quickened as he crams his final campaigning into Auckland.

On the road with Key

Campaign 2014 was all about Key - although not in the way that campaign mastermind Steven Joyce would have liked.

Cliffhanger looms

Lamb chops or steak?

Election 2014: Talking tech

Six parties outline their digital strategies in interviews with NetSafe executive director Martin Cocker.

Nats take axe to benefits

The National Party says it will reduce the number of people on welfare by 25 per cent if re-elected to government.

Election 2014: Maori matters

Election 2014: Immigration

Party views on state housing

Parties outline stances on state housing, focusing on Wellington, where the issue has been a thorny one.

National back on track

John Key National's popularity soars after Judith Collins' exit, putting it on course for huge victory. | All over bar the shouting | Full poll results

National drops, Labour up in poll

John Key and David Cunliffe could be in a race to reach Winston Peters. | Possible coalitions | Poll results

National's $8m oil and gas plans

Fight over the middle ground

Don't split vote, National warns

National is urging its supporters not to split their vote as our latest poll confirms the minor parties are on the rise. | Full poll results

John Key owes me $6000

john key Beneficiaries need at least a $50 per week pay rise just to keep pace, Martin Buck writes.

Get rid of tax on exports

Alan Peacock makes a case for dropping company tax on exports to strengthen New Zealand's economy.

Leaders' debate top comments

Minimum wage is no answer

Fewer jobs, more problems

Permanent work is almost impossible to find and there's still a severe lack of special needs funding.

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