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No campaigning for Labour challenger Jacinda Ardern today, as per the rules – she’s been painting her garden fence with partner Clarke Gayford at their home in Point Chevalier, Auckland:
There are many restrictions on what New Zealanders – politicians, media and the voting public – can do on polling day. In short, you can cast a vote and not much else.
You should absolutely read this piece in the Spinoff about what isn’t allowed because it is very funny. But in short, as midnight approached on Friday, political parties had to haul down all billboards and posters, scrub their social media and recycle leftover flyers.