National Party leader John Key and Labour Leader David Cunliffe have faced off in The Press Leaders Debate at St Margaret's College in Christchurch tonight.
The Labour Party wants a return to 10-year passports and a review of locations and nature of gambling outlets in neighbourhoods as part of its Internal Affairs policy.
The Green Party is proposing to lift the minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2017 and to introduce a living wage for the Government sector. (VIDEO)
Two new polls have affirmed a drop in National's support since July. To govern at the new level it would need, at most, support from ACT and United Future.
Under the grill - We asked the leaders of parties represented in parliament what they would most like to achieve if they are re-elected? (VIDEO)
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What burning issues do you want to raise with the people who want to represent you in the next parliament?
Ask Away gives you a chance to find out how they will tackle what matters to you – be it climate change, education, the growing divide between rich and poor in New Zealand, or anything else.
Radio New Zealand has teamed up with Ask Away so you can put those questions directly.
From now until the election we will feature the trending questions, highlighting the issues that interest you.
Ask Away is part of the Design and Democracy Project at Massey University.