Guyon Espiner, Lisa Owen, Tim Watkin and Julian Wilcox guide you through the maze of politics to the election, with frank and forthright discussion.
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The electorate swing, Labour limbo and Luxon-Hipkins two-step
Chris Hipkins needs a new song and dance routine and fast, or he could be doing the limbo and losing the next generation of Labour's leaders.
National, ACT & NZ First: Delivering the sun or just beach cricket?
Multiple polls point to a change of government. Is National passing the sniff test? Do voters really want ACT's 'real change' or a handbrake? We ask what a centre-right government might look like.
A campaign of fear and loathing? Nah, the facts matter more
Should we be worried about the election campaign going negative? Or is the greater worry party leaders who can't get their facts straight?
Money or the bag: Major parties crashing into the centre
National’s tax plan is a clever political document but raises questions about “heroic” numbers. We look at how much government spending doesn’t change and what’s up for grabs in coalition deals. Plus a quick visit to Ilam and Epsom.
Don't stop believing: ACT hits fawke in the road as Labour falls & National stalls
ACT endures scrutiny, Shane Jones impersonates Julie Andrews and we recall 1999, while Lacklustre Luxon and Ho Hum Hipkins fail to inspire.