Prime Minister Helen Clark on Newstalk ZB Given the polls some may think it would take an act of God to see Labour re-elected but Prime Minister Helen Clark is not counting on a higher power -- she's keeping faith in the voters in Auckland. Miss Clark is counting on "heartland" votes, people in Auckland, to get out and vote tomorrow.
National Party leader John Key National leader John Key has flown into Napier on a hectic tour that will see him blitz eight towns and cities in two final days of furious campaigning.
Helen Clark and John Key Guy Fawke's night should have been an auspicious day for the final leaders debate of the 2008 election, but it was a polite, civilised affair with few explosions to bring gasps from the crowd. The last TVNZ debate was criticised for too much noise and little substance -- a bit like the banned firecrackers of the past.
National Party leader John Key National leader John Key has promised to spend at least $150 million over the next three years to gear schools up for the arrival of ultra-fast fibre broadband. National has promised $1.5 billion to roll out a fibre optic network capable of higher internet speeds throughout most of New Zealand.
ACT Party leader Rodney Hide in his yellow jacket ACT leader Rodney Hide says he will continue to wear his trademark yellow jacket despite the Electoral Commission suggesting it might break election advertising rules.
Prime Minister Helen Clark was out pressing the flesh across Auckland today in her final push before tomorrow's election.
National and its partner parties ACT and United Future are poised to win the election, latest opinion polls show.
Having watched politicians court their vote in every way imaginable for the past few weeks, it is now crunch time for our voter focus group. On the eve of the 2008 general election, Sarah Harvey asks six Dunedin people what they have thought of the campaign and what their final decision will be.
A Labour-led government would take an active role in promoting change in international financial markets, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
National leader John Key has kicked off the final day of the election campaign with a rally and walkabout at Wellington railway station.
National is poised to lead a centre-right government after tomorrow's election, with latest polls showing Labour's bid for a fourth term slipping away.
A Labour Government would "be in the business" of subsidising a commuter train between Dunedin and Mosgiel if it had regional council backing, the party's deputy leader Michael Cullen said while in Dunedin yesterday.
Five Rotorua people have risked a criminal conviction by trying to vote on someone else's behalf.
Another secretly taped conversation with National's deputy leader has surfaced, recording Bill English expressing concerns about "moralistic" views expressed by US presidential candidate Barack Obama.
A jacked up complaint about Rodney Hide's trademark yellow jacket that left the ACT leader red faced is a classic case of "foot in mouth", Labour leader Helen Clark says.
The next Parliament should consider setting up an independent complaints procedure so police wouldn't waste their time with political stunts, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton said today.
Even as his silver ministerial BMW cruised past gang houses and pitbulls in Taita today, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters was being labelled a quitter.