The wait is over and the results are out. Look back on RNZ's blog with Megan Whelan.
National has lost two seats and the Labour and Green parties each picked up one in the final election results.
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With the final election results coming, the Green Party's Golriz Ghahraman is a fraction away from becoming an MP, while National's Nicola Willis is on the chopping block.
Power Play - The principals have met and decision hour draws closer. RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson runs through possible permutations of the next government.
The courting of Winston Peters has begun in earnest after a series of quickfire meetings at Parliament with the leaders of National and Labour. Video
As the formation of a new government moves up a gear today, a former prime minister says Winston Peters may be leaning towards a support arrangement, not a coalition. Audio
Preliminary talks to form a new government get under way today.
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