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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 »

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 »

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 »

A taxing debate night, but everything's changed - Pundit

Timid, vague and exposed on tax, she still did enough. The morning after the first prime time TV leaders debate, Jacinda Ardern will be the happiest of the two party bosses, not because she won the debate in any signifcant sense, but simply because she ...and more »

Recap: Jacinda and Bill came in hot for first leaders debate -

Here are our pundits' picks on who came out on top after what's shaping up to be a passionate debate. Labour surged ahead of National in the latest 1 News Colmar Brunton poll released today, with 43 per cent support. National dropped to 41 per cent ...and more »

Behind the scenes at the leaders' debate -

Jacinda Ardern and Bill English shook hands and quickly greeting each other before doing some audio tests at their podiums. Most political journalists decide to watch debates on TV. After all, that's what the vast majority of the country see, and thus ...and more »

Ardern v English: Leaders' clash gets heated - Radio New Zealand

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National leader Bill English have gone head to head in the first TV leaders debate. Jacinda Ardern and Bill English at the TV1 debate tonight. Photo: Screenshot / TVNZ. The pair clashed over a range of issues in the TV1 ...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 »