15 Oct 2020

Live updates from Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins' final debate

7:11 pm on 15 October 2020

Welcome to our coverage of the leaders' final debate before voting closes on Saturday evening.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins are going into the event on the back of the latest political poll - it put Labour on 46 percent and National on 31 percent support.

In the preferred prime minister stakes, Jacinda Ardern is on 55 percent and Judith Collins is on 20 percent.

Ahead of election day, record numbers of votes have been cast. By the end of Wednesday, 1.56 million people had voted.

This week is the final stretch, and political parties have been making last-minute pitches to to the voting public.

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