Every day the Fairfax Political Bureau brings your fix of politics live from the halls of the Beehive and beyond.
Today we bring you the political pets edition. The political leaders have given us a few snaps to share of their furry friends, because well, it's Furry Friday.
And another day of "soft campaigning", as the leaders hit the road ahead of their campaign launches proper.
Prime Minister John Key has a visit to Auckland and Labour leader David Cunliffe and NZ First leader Winston Peters both happen to be in Whakatane today.