"We're rookies, and as soon as we realised that we hadn't declared, we went straight to the Electoral Commission."
"So they started to look for other issues - or create new issues."
Spy agencies engaged directly with the Electoral Commission to reinforce cyber security resilience.
The contentious report won't be publicly released.
The 2020 election was "incredibly complex election to deliver".
The company at the centre of the claims has also been embroiled in conspiracy theories regarding the US election.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is also up for the award.
He admitted "we've come through COVID well".
It has been a privilege to be with you all throughout this annus horribilis, writes Duncan Garner.
"Look where we are - we're lucky."
The Opposition leader made a justification for the leadership coup of Simon Bridges.
Twyford's wife, Joanna, will be undergoing treatment over the coming months.
Leighton Baker has been replaced as leader by former deputy Eliot Ikilei, whose new deputy is Victoria O'Brien.
Advance NZ's post-election break-up with the NZ Public Party has been far from amicable.
"This is extraordinary that the Government's taking so long to bring Parliament back."
Facebook's Ad Library shows around $4000 was spent on the ad.
New Zealand First stalwart Tracey Martin is considering walking away from the party.
But former leader John Tamihere says it's not about changing the outcome.
"They clearly like what they thought I could bring to the role."
Maureen Pugh was sure she would lose her job once the special votes were counted.
"I get sent some amazing thanks. I get sent some interesting things. And sometimes, I get sent a potato".
Jacinda Ardern has ruled out a capital gains tax and a wealth tax.
"I am really committed that we take our communities along with us, in whatever those decisions are that we need to make."
Labour has flipped three more seats red, picking up another MP with a whopping 50 percent of the vote.
Judith Collins said National owes it to the people of New Zealand to provide a "strong and effective" Opposition.
Labour won 64 seats on Election night - enough to govern alone.
The newly counted votes aren't enough to nudge the 'yes' vote over the 50 percent threshold.
How the parties stand after special votes
With the world captivated by the US, it's easy to forget that our own election results are yet to be finalised.
The Electoral Commission will announce the final election results at 2pm.
The diminished National Party caucus will soon get to vote on whether or not to continue with Judith Collins as leader.
Several news outlets focused on the appointment of Nanaia Mahuta as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
"I follow in the line of a long legacy of firsts for women."
Jacinda Ardern revealed her reasoning at a press conference on Monday.
The Prime Minister has unveiled her new Cabinet.
A co-operation agreement has been established between Labour and the Greens.
The deal means the two parties can agree to disagree on issues.
Co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson will hold ministerial positions under the agreement.
"If you're a National or ACT MP, you would be thinking, 'Sh*t, what am I going to do for the next three years?'"
The Prime Minister has offered the Greens two ministerial positions in a post-election deal.