Felix Desmarais (1News): Kiwis want to know if Luxon will work with Peters
Chris Trotter: Calling the big dog’s bluff
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Christopher Luxon doesn’t say what ACT policies National could adopt if in position post-election


Chris Trotter (The BFD): Who wants 20 Years of Woke?
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Chris Hipkins is running out of time, less than one week before first votes cast
Oliver Hartwich: Under NZ’s complex polling system, Labour’s weak polling raises the possibility of “list MP extinction”
Dominic O’Sullivan (The Conversation): Racism and democracy: why claims of ‘division by race’ in the NZ election and Voice referendum need challenging
ODT Editorial: Vetting Zoo (paywalled)
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): The latest charts and data on Election 2023
Michael Johnston (Newsroom): MMP system is complex and secretive
Sharon Brettkelly (RNZ): The Detail: When a ‘wasted vote’ isn’t wasted
Brent Edwards (NBR): NZ First reckons it would bring public spending under control (paywalled)
Iain Lees-Galloway: Those who seek to govern us need to talk with us
Gabi Lardies (Spinoff): Shop the fit: Debbie Ngarewa-Packer
Gabi Lardies (Spinoff): How to vote based on your zodiac sign

Felix Desmarais (1News): Poll: National, ACT, retain slender advantage in path to power
1News: Luxon says foreign buyer tax questions aren’t impacting polls
Marc Daalder (Newsroom): National dips in new poll, but no Labour bump
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog):New TVNZ Poll shows how fragile Right Victory is – step up NZ Left!
Joel MacManus (Spinoff): A new poll reveals New Zealanders back National on almost every important issue


Brent Edwards (NBR): News media loses election debate coverage (paywalled)
Peter Dunne: Hipkins and Luxon may be more in touch with the public mood than drama-seeking commentators might like
1News: ‘Beige’ – Economist slams leaders’ ‘lack of ambition’ in debate
Liam Hehir (The Blue Review): Who will fact check the fact checkers?
Robert MacCulloch: TVNZ asked academics to “fact check” the leaders debate & the academics got it wrong
Ella Stewart (RNZ): The falsehood Christopher Luxon was allowed to repeat in the leaders’ debate
Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Chris Hipkins said there is ban on fizzy drinks in primary schools, ministry says there isn’t
1News: Fact check: Leaders’ claims in the first debate put to the test
Herald Editorial: Luxon draws first blood in debate, leaving Labour playing catch-up (paywalled)
Liam Hehir (The Blue Review): Are you not entertained?
Lyric Waiwiri-Smith (Stuff): Politics aside, was the Leaders’ Debate good TV?
Ani O’Brien (Plain Sight): The TVNZ leaders debate
Calum Henderson (Spinoff): Every sporting analogy used to describe the first TVNZ leaders’ debate

Gray Gibson (Newshub Nation): Powerbrokers’ Debate: Everything you need to know about David Seymour, Winston Peters, Debbie Ngarewa -Packer and Marama Davidson
Anna Whyte (Post): Minor parties prepare for debate showdown (paywalled)
Melenie Parkes (Stuff): Multi-party debate moderator Jack Tame says smaller parties could have more influence than ever before

Morgan Godfery (Post): The only way we can pay for tax cuts is with a decade of austerity (paywalled)
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Mike Houlahan (ODT): It’s about the economy – and getting results
Brent Edwards (NBR): National’s plan for a predictable regulatory environment (paywalled)
Claire Trevett (Herald): National Party leader Christopher Luxon’s big mistake as he goes for the goat vote
Lloyd Burr (Newshub): National releases new attack ad reworking Labour’s own
Stewart Sowman-Lund (Spinoff): Luxon takes search for missing mojo to Auckland goat farm
1News: Watch: Christopher Luxon tries his hand at goat milking
RNZ: National’s Christopher Luxon fronts up on lunches, housing
Jonah Franke-Bowell (Waikato Times): Who is Ryan Hamilton? (paywalled)

Derek Cheng (Herald): Why Labour’s 30% prison reduction goal made no sense, and axing it makes no sense (paywalled)
Andrea Vance (Post): Labour MP concedes his party will likely lose election (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Labour commits to building new hospital in Hawke’s Bay
1News: Labour promises new Hawke’s Bay hospital if re-elected
Thomas Manch (Post): Sun and silt as Hipkins heads to Gisborne (paywalled)
Robert MacCulloch: The PM falsely told the AM Show the new Grocery Commissioner can ensure GST cuts are 100% passed on
Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Spinoff):MP Michael Wood speaks candidly about airport shares ordeal

The Hui: The Hui panel analyses Tāmaki Makaurau debate – and who they think won
The Hui: The Hui Māori electorate debate – Tāmaki Makaurau candidates
Liz McDonald (Press): Wigram, an electorate with a foot in both camps (paywalled)
Seni Iasona (Newshub): National’s candidate ‘not worried’ about ACT as Brooke van Velden vies for strong blue seat
Tumamao Harawira (Whakaata Māori): Housing, health and jobs key to Te Pāti Māori victory in Tāmaki Makaurau
Amy Ridout (Nelson Mail): Teacher steps in as sparks fly at Nelson candidate meeting

Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Labour alleges National needs a massive climate tax on households – they’re not entirely wrong (paywalled)
Olivia Wannan (Stuff): National MP who could be next climate minister says ‘social obligation’ can drive a cleaner NZ without cash subsidies
Greg Hurrell (BusinessDesk): David Parker slates National as ‘vandals’ over planned emissions policies bonfire (paywalled)
Kim McVicar (NBR): Business and climate change: ‘NZ on edge of tipping point’
Brent Edwards (NBR): Plea from 50 specialists to politicians to put climate first (paywalled)
Kevin Trenberth (Newsroom): Beyond recycling, what to do about climate change?
Felix Walton (RNZ): New Zealand not alone in failing to meet climate challenge – UN
Amedlia Wade (Newshub): Chris Hipkins doles out cash for cyclone projects as Prime Minister, denies ‘electoral politics’ at play
RNZ: Government approves funding for flood resilience work in Tai Rāwhiti
Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Wairoa Mayor wants National, ACT commitment on town’s post-cyclone recovery
Jonathan Milne (Newsroom): Political meddling in market won’t lower emissions, says Toyota NZ boss

Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Ministers were advised taking GST off fruit and vege would not lower prices
1News: Healthcare rivals cost of living as key worry in some regions
Tova O’Brien (Stuff): National and Labour promise not to let Pharmac fall off fiscal cliff
Ian Powell (Post): Singing a gloomy tune on health (paywalled)
Ian Powell: Getting the health system culture right; aligning moralities
RNZ: Employment Relations Authority asked to step in over senior doctor pay dispute
Rachel Thomas (Post): Patients find lab unlocked but empty during strike (paywalled)

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