Hosking, du Plessis-Allan lead NZME’s Election Night coverage

Broadcasters Mike Hosking and Heather du Plessis-Allan will lead an all-star line-up of New Zealand’s best political journalists, experts and analysts in a special, live Election Night show across nzherald.co.nz, Newstalk ZB and iHeartRadio this Saturday.

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.

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.

NZME’s regional publications The Northern Advocate, Whanganui Chronicle, Rotorua Daily Post, Bay of Plenty Times and Hawke’s Bay Today will also all provide live and local updates from the electorates they cover.

NZME Head of Talk Jason Winstanley says: “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.”

NZME Managing Editor Shayne Currie adds: “Our teams are ready to provide the best news coverage. 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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