6:43 AM Who will lead the next government? It's Winston Peters' decision, as New Zealand First holds the balance of power. But Peters isn't rushing to decide, as Bill English lines up to try and win him over.
OPINION: But a toll is still to be paid to win, and what is Winston Peters' price, asks Stacey Kirk.
Winston Peters wraps up election night with defeat in Northland, but holding the balance of power.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says her party was hoping for a better result, as National stays 10 points ahead.
The leader of ACT has once again swept to victory in Epsom – but could still end up in opposition.
OPINION: After a frenetic campaign of highs and lows for each party, Guy Williams picks out some memorable moments.
OPINION: Sadly for Jacinda Ardern and her cohort of aspiring ministers it appears that the public didn't take the bait, writes Damien Grant.
OPINION: Let us be clear: Peters has no choice. Voters will not tolerate Winston Peters abusing his kingmaker position.
OPINION: It must have been hard for Bill English, a decent man, to keep massaging the truth.
OPINION: Another spell outside of Government will be tough to swallow for the Greens.
With National looking to be back in power, it looks like the influx of migrants will continue.
Despite pitching himself as the steady economic hand on the wheel, Bill English skillfully threw just enough lollies to win over Aucklanders.
Promises to combat inequality were big this election cycle, but it won't be an easy fix.
After an election of startling twists and turns, Bill English says National has the "moral authority" to have first crack at forming a govt.
OPINION: Society owes it to prisoners to give them the vote. It's a right, not a privilege.
OPINION: NZ First leader has been around long enough to know exactly how to make National and Labour sweat.
Opinion: There's a song for every mood so pump up the volume to 11, writes David Slack.