Things are looking much closer.
In the Herald’s Poll of Polls, there is currently a 60 per cent probability National and Act will have to come to an agreement with NZ First to get the 61 seats needed to govern.
It would be a bit embarrassing if National and Act couldn't govern after all those millions of campaign donations. (edited typos)
Why Luxon does not want risk a leaders debate, only sees downside?
Plus highlighting differences in party approach to Winston and other things?
Disparity of funding does raise concern about democracy being bought.
Muldoon and Dancing Cossaks were crude, but effective for the time.
Of course Australia has prospered by having built up its retirement investment fund decades before we even started.
Social media after 'Cambridge Analytica' led the way can do so much more with channels providing very targeted matching of people and message.