Election 2020: NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB – your home for the best election night news & analysis

Every candidate, every electorate, every vote – look no further for the best news and analysis on election night.

Broadcasters Mike Hosking and Heather du Plessis-Allan will lead an all-star line-up of NZ’s best political journalists, experts and analysts in a special, live election night show across nzherald.co.nz, Newstalk ZB and iHeartRadio on Saturday from 7pm.

Hosking and du Plessis-Allan, supported by a team of expert panellists and political journalists reporting from the major parties’ election-night headquarters, will anchor NZME’s broadcast coverage – including a livestream video show and radio broadcast.

Whether they’re out and about or at home on the couch, New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB audiences will have access to the very latest party and electorate vote data, interviews, breaking news and in-depth analysis.

The live coverage will showcase NZME’s focus on delivering trusted news and information for Kiwi audiences.

“A special Election Night hub has been set up in the heart of the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB newsroom.From here, Heather and a team of commentators including Fran O’Sullivan, Liam Dann, Simon Wilson and Claire Trevett will analyse ballot box trends throughout the night. In the ZB studio, Mike and ZB political editor Barry Soper will team up for latest interviews and breaking news angles,” said NZ Herald head of content development Nadia Tolich.

nzherald.co.nz will also be the home of the most up-to-date election night developments with NZ political reporter of the year Audrey Young – leading her team of political specialists. Kiwis accessing interactive graphics available via nzherald.co.nz will be able to test their own Vote 2020 predictions and study the Parliamentary make-up in real-time.

“The absolute immediacy of a radio broadcast along with the speed of our nzherald.co.nz livestream gives us brilliant flexibility. We can go to the leaders wherever they are – at home, or in their cars on the way to party HQs,” said NZME head of talk Jason Winstanley.

And on Sunday and Monday, Herald on Sunday and NZ Herald readers will be treated to bumper, special editions of their favourite newspapers, with full electorate-by-electorate results and even more analysis and the fallout for the losers.

“Our teams are ready to provide the best news coverage,” said NZME managing editor Shayne Currie. “We’ve got our audiences covered, no matter where they’ll be on Saturday night and across the weekend – on every platform possible.”

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