The Spinoff Daily, Wednesday September 27
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Today on The Spinoff: Another day another debate, a guide to dressing like Winston Peters and an unimaginably emotional scene on Celebrity Treasure Island.
Joel MacManus: “The decision of the incumbent, Labour’s Grant Robertson, to run list-only blew the race wide open. The Greens see the potential to pull off another urban victory after Chlӧe Swarbrick’s win in Auckland Central, National thinks it can ride a wave of dissatisfaction toward the government to pull off a coup, and Labour is fighting hard to keep onto the seat it has held for 24 years.
Despite all three candidates being new to politics, they’re all highly impressive and could have huge political futures. More importantly, they each represent a future vision for their own parties in the new era of New Zealand’s politics.
The stakes couldn’t be higher: all three need to win the electorate to make it into parliament, and recent polling shows the race is neck-and-neck in an almost perfect three-way split.”
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