New Zealand election night coverage

Saturday 23 September 2017

Below is a round up of media coverage for the New Zealand Election 2017 results tonight.

ABC News 24

ABC News is broadcasting ABC News: NZ Votes from 5 pm to 8 pm.

The Guardian

New Zealand election 2017 live commentary.

Sky News Live – Foxtel

Sky News Live (Ch 601) is broadcasting New Zealand Decides 2017 from 4.30 pm to 10.00 pm AEST.


From 7 pm Saturday @NZStuffPolitics and Election Night 2017: Live Results

NZ Herald

From 7pm Saturday @NZHerald @NewstalkZB for up-to-the-second results, indepth commentary and best analysis.


NewsHub are tracking the results from 7 pm, NZ Elections 2017: Live Results.

Radio NZ Election17

23 September, 5.00pm, RNZ National, Freeview Channel 50, FaceTV on Sky Channel 83, the Morning Report and Checkpoint Facebook pages, and YouTube.

RNZ’s election night coverage will be presented on a whopping seven different platforms as well as being projected onto the moon. John Campbell will be presenting from his Checkpoint studio in central Auckland with RNZ’s Political Editor Jane Patterson and Māori Affairs reporter Mihingarangi Forbes, and Guyon Espiner will be joined by a team of six expert commentators at the University of Auckland’s state of the art television studio in Shortland Street.

1 NEWS Vote 17 Election Night Special

23 September, 7.00pm, TVNZ 1 &

This election night special will be fronted by Seven Sharp’s Mike Hosking and Breakfast’s Hilary Barry, 1 NEWS at Six’s Simon Dallow and Wendy Petrie, 1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann and Sunday’s Jehan Casinader. Will feature “new state of the art graphics and studio tech” and give viewers their first look at 1 NEWS’ new augmented reality studio.

THREE’s Decision17

23 September, 7.00pm, Three, and on RadioLIVE

Hosted by Duncan Garner, who will be joined by Newshub political editor Patrick Gower, The Nation host Lisa Owen.

Māori Television’s Election Aotearoa

23 September, 7.00pm, Māori Television, simulcast through the Māori Iwi Radio network

Oriini Kaipara, Matai Smith and Heta Gardiner will be crossing to reporters across the country, and in the studio former Māori Party leader Dame Tariana Turia and former Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu chairman Sir Mark Solomon will be joined by seasoned broadcasters to dissect the incoming results. A second studio youth panel with anchor Kawe Roes will canvass social media.

Discourse Votes

23 September, 7.00pm, stream live on Facebook and Youtube

Join hosts Morgan Avery and Ben Gracewood for NZ’s most independent and lowest budget election results show, with up-to-the-minute results, probably ill-informed blustering and their World Famous* Cupcake Parliament data visualisations.

Post election coverage

Māori Television The Morning After special

24 September, 8.00am, Māori Television

RNZ National’s post-election coverage

24 September, 9.00am, streamed live on RNZ Nation

Morning Report presenter Susie Ferguson and Nine To Noon host Kathryn Ryan join forces for a 2 hour special.

The Hui post-election night 60-minute special

24 September, 9.00 am, Three

The Nation post-election show

24 September, 10.00 am, Three

[With thanks to the Spinoff Election page].

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