The existence of a "secret'' coalition document has again dominated debate in Parliament with National saying it shows the extent of NZ First's influence in the Government.
Dunedin registrar of electors Dee Vickers is retiring ``on a high'', after the city's voter turnout in the recent general election exceeded 83%, the highest since she began her job in 2005.
Labour and National have slipped back in the last poll before Saturday's election, giving NZ First leader Winston Peters the kingmaker position.
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says the most common issue voters raise with her now is not poverty or housing - but strategic voting.
Eileen Goodwin profiles the Clutha-Southland electorate.
Dene Mackenzie profiles the Waitaki electorate.
ELECTION 2017: Who are you going to vote for on Saturday? Here's a summary of the political parties' policies on important issues.
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has hit out after a protester accused Labour leader Jacinda Ardern of being a "pretty communist" at a farmers' protest in Morrinsville.
ELECTION ISSUE - TOURISM: The increasing number of visitors is putting pressure on some of New Zealand's most scenic attractions and political parties are aware of the stress this is putting on infrastructure.
ELECTION ISSUE: Education is a key battleground for the political parties’ competing agendas in this election, Eileen Goodwin reports.
ELECTION ISSUES: Health is a problem area for National, but Labour’s plan for the sector is vague, reports Eileen Goodwin.
Alex Van Dervliet is one of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ biggest fans in Dunedin - and probably one of his youngest.
A National government will look to sell state-owned Landcorp Farming farms if it is re-elected on September 23, Primary industries spokesman Nathan Guy says.
With advanced voting already underway University of Otago Department of Politics head Prof Janine Hayward has put together a handy guide of how to vote using MMP.
The spending promises are flowing freely as the 2017 election campaign hots up.
National announced what it called an ambitious goal of having 90% of New Zealand goods exports covered by free-trade agreements by 2030.
The fallout from Metiria Turei's resignation as co-leader continued for the Green Party yesterday as one leading staff member resigned and one moved to special projects.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern gave the speech of her life yesterday, one which was considerably short on detail but long on aspiration and hope.
Otago and Southland business leaders are calling for more detail from New Zealand First leader Winston Peters on his promise to lift the minimum wage.
Today marks the start of the comprehensive election coverage by the Otago Daily Times. Each Saturday leading up to the election, political editor Dene Mackenzie will analyse the past week’s announcements by the major political parties.