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What would happen if only voters - not unions or businesses - could donate to political parties? A plan to do exactly that exists, if the government wants to try it.
One party appeared to target its ads at women, and one at men, while another doubled down on aiming for the elderly. RNZ examines three months of data leading up to the election.
Every political party poured money into online ads that flooded the internet for three months.
Labour's leader brought out three new phrases to attack Christopher Luxon, and got them out with startling regularity in the final head-to-head debate of the campaign.
Some of the most active campaigners are new to politics. Another promoter is a wealthy foreign businessman.
One leader took 252 words to answer a question - another took just one.
The property industry gives more in political donations than any other, and its millions of dollars almost all go to two parties.
If the debate was judged on repetition of a single word, Christopher Luxon would have won hands down.
Winston Peters and David Seymour filled up significantly more air time than Marama Davidson and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer.
An RNZ analysis of the first leaders' debate shows National's leader got the most words in. But how much of it was hot air?
Billionaire Graeme Hart has donated a total of $700,000 to National, ACT and NZ First in the past two years.
Since 2021, Labour has received zero substantial donations from business.
Hobson's Pledge is accused of 'astroturfing' in its campaign designed to recruit new migrants.
National has banked millions more than Labour, raising concern over the fairness of political donation rules.
Track the very latest Covid-19 data in New Zealand, with new charts on the current trends from RNZ data journalist Farah Hancock.
Tobacco companies say a shop owner is "the driving voice" behind a campaign against a smokefree initiative. The truth is more complicated.
Hipkins - just like his predecessor Jacinda Ardern - uses a well-worn tactic to change the direction of a difficult interview.
Latest polling, campaign finances, social media targeting and more - see it all on RNZ's election campaign dashboard.
An analysis of hours of interviews suggests National's leader has more positive things to say.
How Christopher Luxon and Chris Hipkins square up against the different news networks and hosts.
The words and phrases National leader Christopher Luxon says over and over again - and how they dramatically differ from Labour's leaders.
A long-awaited survey of Covid-19 infections has been abandoned by the Ministry of Health.