Election 08

In November, New Zealand goes to the polls.

TVNZ’s highly experienced, award-winning political reporting team will be following the campaign, finding the stories, looking at the issues, and offering analysis and commentary, to provide comprehensive multiplatform coverage of Election 08, on TV ONE, TVNZ 7, tvnz.co.nz and TVNZ ondemand.

In a world first, TVNZ and YouTube will jointly present a LIVE televised election debate between the two party leaders, featuring questions asked directly by the public as video submissions on YouTube.

The ONE News YouTube Election Debate allows new Zealanders to put questions directly to Helen Clark and John Key – the first time that a head of a national government and the challenger for the top job will take part in such a debate.

On Saturday 8 november, award-winning presenter Mark Sainsbury will host an election night special, together with ONE News presenters, journalists and political experts, to provide extensive coverage, expert analysis, and LIVE reporting from around the nation, with the results as they come in. tvnz.co.nz will have all the results in detail and a LIVE stream of the ONE News Election 08 programme for national and international users.

TV OnE news and current affairs programmes ONE News, Close Up, Sunday, NZI Business, Agenda, Breakfast and Te Karere will bring viewers election news and analysis.

Complementing TV ONE’s coverage is a range of election programming on TVNZ 7, including a series of interviews with political party leaders; an in-depth look at two of the nation’s key swing seats; and election night coverage hosted by Russell Brown and Wallace Chapman.

On tvnz.co.nz, the ONE News Election 08 website will provide analysis and commentary about the big election issues. The site will complement and extend TVNZ’s on-air election coverage giving viewers a complete picture of how the election is shaping up.

On Sunday 9 November, TV ONE will feature extensive post-analysis of the Election 08 outcome on Agenda (10am), ONE News at 6pm and a Sunday Election 08 special bulletin.

TVNZ Head of news and current Affairs Anthony Flannery says, “TVNZ’s Election 08 coverage will provide an unprecedented breadth of election coverage by a New Zealand broadcaster, across multiple platforms. It will provide New Zealanders with unparalleled depth and breadth of news and analysis of the issues confronting them”.

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  • bobscoffee

    “election night coverage hosted by Russell Brown and Wallace Chapman”

    Will this be separate election night coverage on TVNZ7 or will they be part of ONE News’ election night coverage?