National's use of Michael Jones and Va'aiga Tuigamala to boost its campaign in South Auckland has angered the rugby league community, Labour leader Helen Clark said today.
National leader John Key has embarked on a whistle-stop tour of the country that will see him blitz eight towns and cities in two final days of furious campaigning.
Labour and National are in a political tit-for-tat exchange over who is behind the secretly recorded comments by National's deputy leader Bill English at a cocktail function in August.
Prime Minister Helen Clark and National Party leader John Key were politeness personified last night when they participated in the final Television New Zealand leaders' debate of the 2008 election campaign.
Prime Minister Helen Clark and National's leader John Key were quick to congratulate Barack Obama when he won the US presidential election.
A relaxed Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons told an Auckland audience today that the party is looking good for Saturday's general election.
Labour leader Helen Clark says she believes National will cut universal subsidies in several areas in an attempt to reprioritise public service spending to pay for its election promises.
Prime Minister Helen Clark says if the economic downturn bites hard, the large number of short-term work permits issued to foreign workers plugging gaps in the workforce would not be renewed.
National Party leader John Key pulled out of a scheduled walkabout at a Tauranga shopping centre today to avoid the possibility of running into a gate-crashing Winston Peters.
The Government has announced an extra $3 million a year for Plunket so it can handle more child health checks.
Labour has ramped up its bid to woo the Maori Party with leader Helen Clark opening the door to its MPs holding ministerial roles in a future government.
Questioning the science behind global warming could be considered a strategic blunder during an environmental debate.
The Maori Party is suggesting a $500 tax free payment to pensioners and poverty-stricken families with children to help them get through the Christmas period.
Voters throughout most of the South Island are able to consider the merits of strategic voting as they weigh their options about which boxes to tick on Saturday.
New Zealanders cannot afford to "go into our shells" on climate change issues during the economic crisis, Green Party MP Keith Locke says.
Te Tai Tonga MP Mahara Okeroa has been labelled a sitting duck, with Maori Party rookie candidate Rahui Katene polling higher than him, but despite this he rates his prospects this election "positively".
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman today ruled out his party sitting around a Cabinet table with New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.