OPINION: What is that grotesque practice of politicians kissing kids about, who started it, and why isn't there a law against it?
OPINION: Winston Peters steps into the politics of water.
Our political pundits give their take on how the leaders performed in their final debate.
OPINION: Jacinda Ardern looked and sounded like a woman in a fight for her political life. And she is.
The oil crisis could sink National's campaign, but it may turn out to be manna from heaven as they prove themselves in a crisis.
OPINION: Bill English is killing NZ First and it's now clear he's making a dent in Labour too.
OPINION: Election campaign meeting mixes information with humour and differences.
The polls don't lie – or do they? Is there one party people are too afraid to admit they'll vote for?
OPINION: There are 4.6 million people in NZ and National leader Bill English seems determined to shake every one of those 4.6 million hands.
OPINION: With deals to be done, the really important day is not September 23, but the day after.
National and Labour have started their closing arguments on the campaign trail - and they're playing it straight.
OPINION: Parliament's no longer a boys' club, but there's still work to do to make New Zealand a better place for women and children.
OPINION: Get ready to see the strange beast that is NZ politics after election day, when the politicians go "free-style" to form a government.
OPINION: This election campaign has featured bribery dished out with the fervour of a Boxing Day Sale at Harvey Norman.
OPINION: By this time next week, we may have elected a Labour Government.
OPINION: The oil crisis stranding travellers, MPs and journalists, seems like a fitting end to this election campaign.
It's the last week of the campaign and the talk is all about an urban-rural divide. Is there one?
OPINION: Whatever happens on Saturday, the generational plates that lie under the surface politics of the campaign are shifting.
OPINION: Morrinsville farmers' protest another chapter in lengthy story of rural antagonism towards the needs and aspirations of New Zealand's urban majority.
OPINION: Minister Amy Adams, here's your chance. Give Teina Pora the compensation he deserves for two decades of wrongful imprisonment.
So who would you vote for, if this election was just about technology policy?
OPINION: Historian Katie Pickles sees shades of pioneering suffragette Kate Sheppard in Jacinda Ardern.
OPINION: We spy a problem for Jian Yang's aspirations in the National Party, and the party's hopes of re-election.
OPINION: After two weeks travelling NZ, Martin van Beynen thinks it'll be tight - but the smaller parties could surprise us.
ANALYSIS: It's Millennial Jacinda vs Baby Boomer Bill, or so we've been told.
OPINION: A nervous Alison Mau chows down on popcorn as the election builds to an outraged climax.
OPINION: If you want more for your family, for the environment, for all the kids sleeping in cars, then make sure you vote, writes Lynda Hallinan.
OPINION: The Act Party has lost its bravery and hides its true nature for the sake of holding Epsom.
OPINION: David Slack shares his ballot-box secrets ahead of the election.
OPINION: With less than a week to go until polling day, the bribes are flying in thick and fast. So, what’s in it for you?