It wasn't policy that caught the attention of twitter in the final debate between Labour's Jacinda Ardern and National's Bill English.
Turns out that table/desk was pretty distracting.
The worst performer in this debate is this table thing pic.twitter.com/2Se0Pp3Qgl— Anna B-W (@Anna_bw) September 20, 2017
Biggest thing in #LeadersDebate is the bloody desk— lindaclark1 (@lindaclark1) September 20, 2017
And what about that hole?
Why did Labour's "hole in their budget" get so much air time when it's been proven there is none? #LeadersDebate— Laura Tupou (@LauraTupou) September 20, 2017
Bill persists in his outrageous lie that income taxes will go up. Mike calls him out. #leadersdebate— Philip Matthews (@secondzeit) September 20, 2017
It was a debate, but there was no blood on the floor.
Pretty bloodless stuff overall. Both seem flat and exhausted. Bill did better & I can't see this debate converting anyone to Labour's cause— Lew (@LewSOS) September 20, 2017
And maybe that made it a bit boring.
Not a debate. Like a dinner party when the boring guests won't leave & you need to do the dishes— deborah coddington (@TeMunaRoad) September 20, 2017
This could be the reason.
Bill and Jacinda seem absolutely buggered. I think they need a night at home with takeout and PJs. And hugs. #leadersdebate— Greer Berry (@GreerBerry) September 20, 2017
Host Mike Hosking may have caused a bit of a stir.
Hosking: "to say [poverty] isn't getting worse, is delusional" #LeadersDebate— Frances Cook (@FrancesCook) September 20, 2017
Lefties everywhere have identity crisis as they agree with MH
And in the end, adverts were the winner on the day.