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Every Monday until the election, The Front Bench will take on the biggest talking points of the election campaign. Heather du Plessis-Allan, Newstalk ZB Senior Political Correspondent Barry Soper, former Business NZ CEO Phil O’Reilly and Auckland Councillor Richard Hills have the insight word and analysis.
This week, NZME Editor-at-Large Shayne Currie steps in for Barry Soper.
The panel discuss ACT’s campaign launch over the weekend and whether its focus on co-governance is a vote winner or loser.
They also chat about the hecklers and whether conspiracy theorists will continue to be a theme for the rest of the campaign.
Heather poses the question whether this is the most boring campaign since 2014 and whether the first Leaders debate will be worth a watch.
Plus, they take a closer look at Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s election manifesto and the Wellington Central race.
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