Last night's debate was a fiery affair with heated exchanges over the country's future in a Covid-19 world.
No - we're not talking about the tepid TV face-off between Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins.
We're talking about the ASB Great Debate in Queenstown - where those vying to be Finance Minister duked it out in front of a packed audience, refereed by Tova O'Brien.
Every party in Parliament was represented, but there was a clear favourite.
Deputy political editor Craig McCulloch was among the 400 strong crowd.