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Labour leader Jacinda Ardern.

Jacinda Ardern stands by Māori seats 5 minutes ago

Ardern ruled out a shift to appease Winston Peters.

Video: Bill English's full election night speech.

Gower: The 'I got up again' election 32 minutes ago

The National leader found "another level" while campaigning, Patrick Gower writes.

Video: The special votes have yet to be counted.

Election live updates: Māori seats not up for discussion - Labour 1 hour ago

Follow along with Newshub's live updates from the day after the tightest election in decades.

Image: Newshub reporter Sarah Templeton enjoys quality time with Winston Peters' giant cut-out head.

'Wedding reception meets dog fight': Blending in at NZ First 2 hours ago

Entertainment reporter Sarah Templeton felt under-prepared to report from NZ First's election night party - then Winston Peters made a beeline for her.

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Patrick Gower: Newshub's poll is vital and correct 3 hours ago

Our poll was the most accurate, writes Patrick Gower.

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Decision 17: The election wash-up 3 hours ago

Where are we now after Saturday's vote?

David Seymour rues 'bittersweet' election result.

Seymour rues 'bittersweet' election result 3 hours ago

ACT received just 0.5 percent of party votes, but held onto the Epsom electorate.

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Garner: Welcome to your election hangover

"There are two immediate winners in this circle of mess - uncertainty and Winston."

Te Ururoa Flavell.

Interview: Te Ururoa Flavell

The Maori Party is out of Parliament, so what next?

Watch Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox speak to Patrick Gower.

Loss overwhelms Māori Party leaders

Te Ururoa Flavell was unable to speak.

Labour campaign chairperson Phil Twyford said he "can't rule out" getting rid of Māori seats.

Māori seats "still on table" - Twyord

However, his comments don't line up with the Labour leader's.

Tamati Coffey on The Nation.

Interview: Tamati Coffey

In the biggest upset of the election,Tamati Coffey beat the Maori Party's Te Ururoa Flavell.

David Seymour

Interview: David Seymour

ACT Party leader David Seymour has held his seat, but will he be in Opposition?

Phil Twyford.

Interview: Phil Twyford

Patrick Gower speaks with Labour's campaign chairperson Phil Twyford.

Watch Winston Peters address media on Sunday morning.

Winston Peters in fiery morning exchange with reporters

Mr Peters reflected on Te Ururoa Flavell's time in Parliament.

Winston Peters.

Interview: Winston Peters

As predicted, New Zealand First's Winston Peters holds the balance of power.

Former Greens co-leader Metiria Turei told The Hui she intends to stick around.

'I'll always be in politics' - Metiria Turei

The former Greens co-leader told The Hui she intends to stick around.

James Shaw.

Interview: James Shaw

The Green Party is back in Parliament but has lost MPs... is that a good result?

Steven Joyce.

Interview: Steven Joyce

Lisa Owen talks to National's campaign manager Steven Joyce about what happens next.

Chloe Swarbrick

Swarbrick to be youngest MP in 42 years

At 23 years old, she's the youngest MP since Marilyn Waring in 1975.

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Obliteration of Māori Party a vote for Labour - Kelvin Davis

"A block of 13 MPs in one Parliament, Māori MPs, in one party, is a historic occasion," he told The Hui.

Marama Fox.

NZ back to 'the age of colonisation' - Fox

The Māori Party co-leader says she's worked harder than any "waste of space" Labour MP.

Bill English speaks at the National Party party on election night.

Decision 17: Voter turnout a tiny bit up on 2014

The Electoral Commission says 78.8 percent of those eligible voted - up from 77.9 percent in 2014.

Pike River

Re-entry of Pike river mine now inevitable - families

Entering the mine is a bottom line for Winston Peters, who is likely to decide the next Government.

Nick Smith.

Greens' poll proved false as Nick Smith romps home

Nick Smith has held on to his Nelson seat comfortably, despite claims his support was sliding.

David Seymour.

ACT's vote falls, but Seymour clings to Epsom

ACT won't get any more MPs, but its leader remains the representative for Auckland's Epsom electorate.

Paula Bennett.

'Pretty stoked' with 46 percent - Paula Bennett

She said National and Bill English had numbers they "should be celebrating".

James Shaw speaks at the Greens' election night party.

Greens extend olive branch to NZ First

Greens leader James Shaw has defiantly claimed he is happy with Saturday's election result.

Grant Robertson and Jacinda Ardern.

Labour 'painted Wellington city red' - Grant Robertson

But they've lost their long-held seat of Hutt South.

Greg O'Connor.

'Every little thing' got me over the line - O'Connor

Former Police Association boss Greg O'Connor has a small but solid lead in Ōhāriu.

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Full speech: Bill English reaches out to Winston Peters

The National leader wants a new Government formed quickly.

It all comes down to this.

Election, as it happened: 99 percent counted and it's on Winston

Follow along here for the biggest breaking news as it happens.

Watch Jacinda Ardern's full speech.

Jacinda Ardern: Let's keep doing this

Watch Jacinda Ardern's full speech.

Watch Winston Peters deliver his speech.

Winston Peters: You have to wait

National could almost make it alone, but NZ First is in no hurry.

Te Ururoa Flavell

Māori Party forced out by swing to Labour

Labour is ahead in all seven Māori electorate seats.

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Peters loses Northland electorate

The NZ First leader was too far behind to catch National's Matt King.

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Gareth Morgan 'disappointed' with 'selfish' New Zealanders

The TOP leader claimed property owners are ripping off the country's youth.

National's Nikki Kaye.

Nikki Kaye looks set to win Auckland Central

Nikki Kaye had a good lead on the votes, with 10 percent still to go.

Denise Lee looks set to win the Maungakiekie electorate.

National seems safe in Maungakiekie

The central Auckland electorate was considered a key bellwether seat.

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Brownlee storms home in Ilam

The Foreign Affairs Minister nearly doubled his nearest rival in the Christchurch seat.

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What Winston Peters wants from the next Government

What are the NZ First leader's 'bottom lines' and will this be his final election?

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Election day hoardings faux pas

Both the Greens and National have been caught out, but only one party's billboards are technically illegal.

Watch a video on the special vote.

Special votes could still affect election

They won't be counted until October 7.

Which way will the cards fall in Saturday's General Election?

Who will be our new Government?

Newshub looks at the different scenarios which could arise from the election.

Six seats to watch in the 2017 General Election.

Decision 17: Key electorates to watch

These seats could make or break parties' chances in the elections.

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Watch NZ's best live election coverage

With nearly 200 people working across 17 live locations, we have the whole country covered.

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NZ Elections 2017: Live Results

Newshub brings you live results of the 2017 NZ General Election.

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Voting almost over in NZ's 'monster' election

There's now less than an hour to go before polling in the 2017 General Election closes.

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Election day: Last chance to vote

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis will flock to the polling booths today.

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Clarke Gayford 'in awe' of Jacinda Ardern

He had to book a 15-minute time slot to have lunch with his partner - but says it was worth it.