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Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National leader Bill English

Election 2017: Polls close, counting begins in close race

Sat 23 Sep

Final poll showed just one point between National and the Labour-Greens bloc | The rules of coalition horse-trading under MMP.

Why Trump's tirades are losing their potency

WEEKEND REVIEW Sat 23 Sep 5

A marketing theory that describes how consumers respond to persuasive messaging offers some clues.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

China's leverage over 'Rocket Man' is key to avoiding nuclear war in East Asia

WEEKEND REVIEW Sat 23 Sep 1

Trump and Kim Jong-Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship while also trading personal insults.

Professor Andrew Geddis says "No one has 'the first crack' at forming a government"

Only one rule will matter in post-election brawl

Fri 22 Sep 6

An Otago academic lays down the law over the rules of MMP negotiations.

The way Andrew Little gracefully stepped aside demonstrated both his party loyalty and lack of vainglory (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

The yeah, nah election

Fri 22 Sep 13

Labour is offering the style of radical change and the substance of little change: National is doing the opposite.

The two leaders faced off on the final debate before the election, last night (photos: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Ardern, English trade blows as National pulls in front

Thu 21 Sep 9

Election 2017: "We are being relentlessly positive but our opponents are a bunch of lying scumbags” is a difficult message to pull off. Click on the headline for related video content.

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