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National caucus convening to elect new leader for final 2 hours of the campaign

With less than three hours to go in the election campaign, The National Party is holding an emergency meeting to elect a new leader, one they hope can turn things around in the final one and a half to two hours before the election. The meeting was called after tonight’s […]

Collins says she was “ever so close” to finishing everything up, but a family member died, her computer crashed, and she just needs “a little more time” to get things right.

Judith Collins asking for two week extension on election due date

In a late move this evening, Judith Collins has written an urgent letter to the Electoral Commission requesting a two week extension on her current election project, citing reasons of “personal hardship” for being unable to complete it by tomorrow’s due date. Collins cited feeling “a bit under the weather”, […]

On the eve of the election, the Prime Minister wants New Zealanders to know the Greens will be given a very small seat at the table, quite literally.

Ardern reassures voters that Greens’ negotiating table will be a tiny, humiliating one

In the final hours of the campaign, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made a forceful appeal to the electorate not to be afraid of any Green Party influence on the next government, promising that a wealth tax would “absolutely not” be on the negotiating table in a Labour-Green coalition, and […]

It's unclear whether the fake supporters are being paid, or whether they just accidentally signed their email up to a mailing list.

National Party scrambles to remove hundreds of supporters pre-planted over a week in advance

The National Party is scrambling tonight to remove hundreds of fake supporters who have been planted along walkabout routes for the remainder of the campaign, some of them already installed on site as much as a week out from planned visits. The party was caught red handed today when a […]

Even the private telepathic communications of National's leader are now being leaked to the press.

Collins ‘popped in’ to Anglican church to briefly threaten God before voting

The leaks keep coming from within the National Party tonight, with several insiders sharing candid details about Judith Collins’ very public prayers over the weekend. When pictures emerged of Collins inside Auckland’s St. Thomas Tāmaki church on Sunday, it was widely believed the opposition leader had tripped and fallen, and […]

Police say the two victims were found lodged “firmly underneath” the bus.

Two people in serious condition after incident involving NZ First bus

Two people are in a serious condition this evening after an incident apparently involving the New Zealand First campaign bus. They are presently unable to be identified. Authorities say two people were found underneath the bus shortly after 5pm this evening. It is unclear at this stage exactly how they […]