With the Government's announcement of a September 19 polling day, it’s now less than eight months until the election.
And make no mistake, this one is important. Normally, it would be a virtual given that the incumbent Government would win a second term, but because of the highly unusual circumstances under which the coalition was formed, the normal rules simply don’t apply this time round.
Labour knows this, which is why they’ve dusted off the National’s infrastructure plans from last term and are pouring $12 billion dollars of your money into them. You can expect many more such carrots over the next few months as the parties do their best to buy your vote.
OneRoof Property Commentator Ashley Church joined The Weekend Collective to share his thoughts on the issue.