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Watch Labour's new campaign ad.

Take a look at Labour's new 'positive' campaign ad 21 minutes ago

"I am ready. We are all ready. Let's do this."

Dr Morgan has taken his comments one step further.

Gareth Morgan doubles down with 'lipstick pig' billboards 49 minutes ago

He says Jacinda Ardern is a "meaningless face-lift".

The United Future leader has a warning for other MPs

Peter Dunne wishes he'd quit earlier 3 hours ago

The United Future leader has a warning for other MPs.

"I certainly don't see it as my fault," she says.

'It wasn't me' - Ardern denies forcing Dunne out

"I certainly don't see it as my fault," she says.

LGBTI advocates have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to condemn the material.

'Stop the f*gs': Homophobic campaigners spread shocking material in Australia

Anti-gay campaigners are trying to influence a postal vote on marriage equality.

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At Home With Bill: An intimate interview with Prime Minister English

Does 'Boring Bill' really deserve the nickname?

Bill Shorten's father was born in England, but he told media over the weekend that he'd renounced his British citizenship years ago.

Aussie Labor leader won't confirm citizenship

Bill Shorten could be embroiled in the Australian dual citizenship crisis.

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How Winston and Jacinda forced Dunne out

Peter Dunne's chosen to quit rather than lose, writes Patrick Gower.

Despite the heavy criticism, Gareth Morgan is doubling down on his comments.

Gareth Morgan says Obama inspired 'lipstick on a pig' line

He has refused to apologise for the dig at the Labour Party.

In July 2017, annual net migration was 72,400.

Immigration policies at a glance

Maintain or reduce immigration - that's the question political parties are grappling with.

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What did Peter Dunne do?

During 33 years in Parliament, what were his greatest achievements?

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'Ardern effect' made Dunne dead in the water

Peter Dunne quitting is a symbolic political victory for Jacinda Ardern.

Peter Dunne

Livestream: Peter Dunne speaks about his decision to quit politics

Peter Dunne announced on Monday he would not seek re-election.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 20:  United Futures Peter Dunne at Khandallah Bowling Club where he is watching the election results on September 20, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.  Voters head to the polls today to elect the 51st Parliament of New Zealand.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Peter Dunne to stand down

The United Future leader has announced he will not be seeking re-election for Parliament.

Gareth Morgan is not sexist... just senseless.

Gareth Morgan is senseless, not sexist

His 'lipstick on a pig comment' is proof he lacks social IQ.

Auckland train.

Greens promise free public transport for all under-19s

If you're 18 or younger, the Greens will let you use public transport for free.

Labour supporters get their photos taken with Jacinda Ardern

Queues for selfies with Jacinda Ardern

The 'Ardern effect' is in full swing in Tauranga.

China passport

Immigration hits record high - again

Net migration reached 72,400 in the year to July, driven by Australians, Brits and Chinese.

Dr Jonathan Coleman.

National announces $18 GP visit cap

The party will also extend access to the Community Services Card.

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Livestream: Gareth Morgan addresses 'lipstick on a pig' comment

Watch as Gareth Morgan addresses media after calling Labour leader Jacinda Ardern "lipstick on a pig".

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Morgan standing behind Ardern 'lipstick on a pig' comment

He tweeted a provocative photo, but a TOP spokesman said he was just using a well-known euphemism.

This follows findings that two-thirds of Auckland teachers are considering moving out of town due to the high cost of living.

$3 million to boost Auckland teacher numbers

This follows findings that two-thirds of Auckland teachers are considering moving out of town due to the high cost of living.

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Morgan calls Ardern 'lipstick on a pig'

The Opportunities Party leader also offered to help the Labour leader with policy.

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Ardern is Labour's 'new hope'

She's more than just a new leader. She's responsible for a new vibe.

HASTINGS, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 20:  Simon Bridges, the Minister of Transport, speaks to media and supporters after New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English announces 10 new roads of national significance will be built including increasing the expressway between Napier and Hastings to four lanes on August 20, 2017 in Hastings, New Zealand.  (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

National promises billions on 10 'significant' roads

The party has vowed to spend another $10.5 billion on roads.

Video: Gareth Morgan doesn't want to be in Parliament - he just wants new policies.

The Opportunities Party's bottom line

The party, which is polling at 2 percent, says any party that wants to work with it has to keep the Māori seats.

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Ardern's climate change line an absolute banger

Jacinda Ardern's line is so good, it's surprising no one's used it before.

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'Climate change is my generation's nuclear-free moment'

Labour's Jacinda Ardern said she's "determined" to tackle climate change "full on".

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Jacinda Ardern's goal: End child poverty

As Prime Minister, Ms Ardern would make ending child poverty her goal.

Video: Jacinda Ardern announces Labour's goal to end child poverty.

Livestream: Labour Party campaign launch 2017

Watch Jacinda Ardern launch Labour's campaign for the 2017 election.

Labour launches their 2017 campaign at Auckland Town Hall on Sunday from 1pm

Town Hall overflows at Labour campaign launch

Hundreds of people were watching on big screens from overflow rooms.

Jacinda Ardern.

'Let's not celebrate too much' - ex-Labour member

Labour's only polling where it should be at the "end of the third term of a bad Government".

The NZPF says National Standards aren't working and kids are missing out.

National Standards don't work - principals

They say kids are missing out on sport and art.

Bill English and Jacinda Ardern.

Election tightens as National drops 3 percent

A new poll has support for National and Labour within the margin of error.

National is against any relaxing of the rules.

Support for cannabis reform getting higher

Two-thirds now want change, with Greens and NZ First voters leading the way, a new survey suggests.

How the hospital may be laid out, according to Ministry of Health documents.

Nats' hospital news bent the rules - Peters

The Cabinet manual frowns on any Govt announcements within three months of an election.

The panel.

Panel: Guyon Espiner and Bernard Hickey

RNZ's Guyon Espiner and Newsroom Pro editor Bernard Hickey unpack the political week.

Dunedin Hospital will undergo a "compete rebuild".

Dunedin Hospital to undergo $1b 'complete rebuild'

The Ministry of Health is looking for a new location in the city centre.

Phil Twyford, Lisa Owen and Amy Adams.

The Housing Debate

Amy Adams and Phil Twyford go head-to-head on housing.

Immigrants can vote without being citizens.

Immigration Nation

New Zealand is only of the only countries where you don't have to be a citizen to vote.

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Dotcom back on the campaign trail

He's kept a low profile lately, but will appear on an Internet Party livestream on Sunday.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (Reuters)

Croatian president to arrive in NZ

After a visit to Australia, the Croatian president is due to arrive in New Zealand on Saturday.

Labour will officially launch their campaign on Sunday, and it's possible that Helen Clark will be on the guest list.

Labour rules out doing a deal to keep Greens in Parliament

Jacinda Ardern thinks they won't need help to stay in.

The previous ones had to be scrapped when Andrew Little stepped down.

Let's do what? Branding expert asks Labour

The party rolled out new billboards on Friday featuring their new slogan.

Jacinda Ardern - the next Prime Minister?

Who are NZ's most and least searched party leaders?

If Google searches were votes, in five weeks we'd be saying hi to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Winston Peters says it will increase productivity and stimulate the economy.

NZ First wants $20 minimum wage

Winston Peters says it will increase productivity and stimulate the economy.

Peter Chan says the party needs him to "advise" Winston Peters.

Meet NZ First's first Chinese electorate candidate

Peter Chan says the party needs him to "advise" Winston Peters.

Irrigation farm

Myths about Labour's water tax busted

Cabbages won't cost $18 and wine won't come with a $75 'water charge'.

Paula Bennett.

Time for Nats to 'own' the environment - Bennett

She hopes the Greens' woes will put more focus on her own party's track record.

Jeanette Fitzsimons and James Shaw.

Shaw 'capable' of leading Green comeback - Fitzsimons

She's also had to lead the Greens by herself.