13 Oct 2023

Election 2023: All the developments on 13 October

7:05 pm on 13 October 2023
Labour leader Chris Hipkins and National leader Christopher Luxon on the last day of the campaign before election day on 14 October.

Photo: RNZ/ Nick Monro / Marika Khabazi

Political leaders have been making their final pleas to win over undecided voters today, with plenty of confidence on both sides.

Labour leader Chris Hipkins says he is still confident he will be Prime Minister for the next three years, while National leader Christopher Luxon says "we need to come together as a country".

Luxon held a media stand-up at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in Waikato today.

Watch the National leader talking here:

Luxon said there was a "very big mood for change" across the country.

He said that a lot of "fearmongering and scaremongering" had come from the Labour side of the campaign.

"But that's all behind us, we are where we are. My view is that we need to come together as a country.

"For me, it's been fun."

Asked if he could work with Winston Peters, he said he would have to "see what happens on the night".

"We'll make anything work."

In his earlier stand-up, Hipkins said Labour has had more than 200,000 successful direct contacts with New Zealanders - a record for the party.

"We get really strong support in South Auckland and the key issue here is turning out to vote in South Auckland.

"South Auckland is always incredibly important for Labour"

Watch Chris Hipkins' media conference here:

He said he was going "full tilt to make sure that we win tomorrow" and he was not thinking about a "plan B"

"I look forward to being back here in three years time as Prime Minister seeking another term."

He said he had left everything out on the field in this campaign.

Hipkins also reiterated that Labour will not work with NZ First.

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