It’s Thursday, October 5 and welcome along to The Spinoff’s election live updates. I’m Stewart Sowman-Lund. We’re down into the single digits now: there are just nine days until polls close.
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- A man has been issued with a trespass notice by police after unlawfully entering the home of Te Pāti Māori candidate Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke, the party has claimed. Police have been approached for comment.
- Latest poll sees John Key pulled out of retirement.
- Tonight will see the minor party leaders face-off in the latest televised debate.
- On The Spinoff: A bitter race in the ultimate bellwether, Hutt South. Plus: Feeling fatigued and confused by this election? Here’s why. And it’s Thursday so… Help Me Hera: Our couple BFFs won’t forgive us.
- In The Bulletin: National ups the ante on messaging about post-election stability as new poll yet again shows they will need NZ First.
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