Andrew Little just talks naturally to New Zealand in the party's first ad ahead of the election. Toby Manhire dives deep and scrawls captions on top of their captions.
Already the internet is being bedazzled by political messages ahead of the election. Toby Manhire watches National's debut effort and provides a running commentary.
Pollwatch: A new poll for TVNZ is being called dismal for Labour and Little. And it is. But it's not all rosy for National, either, writes Toby Manhire. There's no getting around it: this evening's Colmar Brunton …
He was plucked in 2014 from the Labour caucus by National's Murray McCully and made Pacific ambassador. Now, sporting a "Put New Zealand First Again" cap, the ego has landed in Camp Winston, becoming leader-in-waiting. Toby Manhire asks whether Shane Jones' reinvention is a brilliant idea or a disaster in the making.
The Todd Barclay affair has plunged the new prime minister into his first major political maelstrom, leading to claims of contradictory statements. Do they add up? Here's our trawl of the key remarks.
It demands a Herculean effort to shift the spotlight from a scandal engulfing a government MP, but New Zealand Labour's shonky intern scheme might just have done it, writes Toby Manhire.
A 10-page advice sheet for candidates on using Twitter and Facebook and the rest has surfaced. And Nicky Wagner has helpfully provided a real-life example of what to avoid. Toby Manhire reads the rules.
Pollwatch: Reid Research survey suggests a fourth National term remains easily the likeliest scenario, though NZ First is climbing, and their likely recruit is planning an announcement – after the rugby.