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Election 2017 Live: Ardern again under gun over CGT - Newsroom

With 22 days until the election and a day expected to be light on new policy announcements, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has again come under pressure to explain her party's position on a possible capital gains tax, while National pushes a plan for ...and more »

Hosking's flat debate gives Gower an opening - Newsroom

As a contest of ideas and issues, it was fine. As a piece of television, it was dire. Last night's TVNZ's leaders debate should have been spectacular. Rarely has the scene been so well set for a debate so eagerly anticipated. For the first time, Bill ...and more »

Who owned the first leaders debate? Three experts, three different verdicts -

Bill English and Jacinda Ardern square off in their first leaders' debate on Thursday night. Who won the first leaders debate? National's Bill English and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern clashed in the first leaders debate at TVNZ's studios in Auckland ...and more »

Jacinda Ardern on Mike Hosking's outfit question: 'Are you asking Bill that too?' - New Zealand Herald

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern fielded questions about her outfit with Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking on air this morning, saying she hoped the Prime Minister will be asked the same question ahead of tonight's leaders' debate. Also hosted by Hosking, the ...and more »

Election 2017 Live: Labour overtakes National - Newsroom

Voter support for Labour has overtaken National in an explosive Colmar Brunton poll on the eve of the first election debate. Bernard Hickey, Tim Murphy and Shane Cowlishaw report from the campaign trail. Labour's poll rating under Jacinda Ardern has ...and more »

How the internet reacted to the first leaders' debate -

National leader Bill English and Labour's Jacinda Ardern slugged it out over taxes, housing, the economy, water quality and more in the first leaders' debate. But many people seemed to be pleasantly surprised at Mike Hosking's moderation after the ...and more »

Bill's next big test - 15 years on - Newsroom

Prime Minister Bill English goes up against Labour's Jacinda Ardern in the first televised leaders' debate tonight - 15 years after his first attempt against Helen Clark. The 2002 first leaders' debate featured not just English and Clark but Jim ...and more »

Labour sweeps into lead in latest poll - Radio New Zealand

Labour has overtaken National in the latest Colmar-Brunton poll for TV1, with 43 percent to National's 41 percent. Bill English and Jacinda Ardern Photo: RNZ. The poll, released ahead of tonight's TV1 debate hosted by Mike Hosking, saw Labour rising ...and more »

Shock poll: Labour leapfrogs National, Jacinda Ardern leads Bill English in preferred PM - New Zealand Herald

The Labour Party has overtaken National in the party vote in a sensational new poll. The 1News Colmar Brunton poll showed Labour had risen 6 points to 43 per cent, while National had fallen three points to 41 per cent. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern also ...and more »

Bill English vs Jacinda Ardern leaders' debate: The verdicts are in - New Zealand Herald

Our Herald panel of experts give their verdicts on first leaders' debate between National leader Bill English and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern. Our Herald panel: Toby Manhire, Audrey Young, Liam Dann and Heather du Plessis-Allan. Photo / Michael Craig ...and more »