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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 […]

Today in History: Reagan returns to White House after assassination attempt, tells Americans ‘don’t be afraid to get shot’

Today in History: Reagan returns to White House after assassination attempt, tells Americans ‘don’t be afraid to get shot’

In our Today in History series, The Civilian winds back the clock to take a look at events that happened on this day in history. Today: Ronald Reagan’s return to the White House after a nearly successful assassination attempt. It was on this day in 1981 that President of the […]

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 […]

LIVE: Jacinda Ardern vs. Judith Collins, First Debate

LIVE: Jacinda Ardern vs. Judith Collins, First Debate

Tonight, The Civilian will be live-blogging the first of too many debates between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins, and also the last fifteen minutes of the news. Be sure to tune in from 6:45pm for regular updates, which can be accessed by refreshing this page […]