Focus on Politics for 1 August 2014
This week the Prime Minister announced which parties will get National Party help this election. He gave the nod to National supporters to vote for the United Future's Peter Dunne, in Ohariu and ACT candidate David Seymour in Epsom. But he dashed any hopes the Conservative Party might have had that National would stand aside in East Coast Bays. His announcement came as Parliament wound up for the term, leaving politicians and their parties to spend the next seven weeks campaigning until the election on September the 20th. Our political editor Brent Edwards looks back on Parliament's last week.