Wellington Boys debate
Wellington Boys debate

National Party candidate Stephen Franks addresses an audience at Wellington Boys.  August 6, 2008.

Grant Robertson
Grant Robertson

Labour Party candidate

Candidates Forum, Aro Valley
Candidates Forum, Aro Valley

Workers Party candidate Don Franks addresses an audience at an Aro Valley student flat, August 9, 2008.

Jennifer McNicol
Jennifer McNicol

Workers Party volunteer

Candidates Forum, Aro Valley.
Candidates Forum, Aro Valley.

Victoria University student Jasmine Freemantle directs a question to ACT party representative Colin du Plessis as Grant Robertson and Sue Kedgley look on. August 9, 2008.

Sam Buchannan
Sam Buchannan

Anarchist/ activist.

Union Workers meeting, Petone
Union Workers meeting, Petone

A Service and Food Workers Union member listens to speeches at Petone Recreation grounds.  August 11, 2008.

Union workers meeting, Petone
Union workers meeting, Petone

VUWSA president Joel Cosgrove asks union leaders a question. August 11, 2008.

Joel Cosgrove
Joel Cosgrove

2008 Victoria University student union president and Workers Party volunteer.

Candidates Forum, Karori
Candidates Forum, Karori

ACT party list MP Heather Roy speaks in a Karori church hall.

Candidates forum, Karori
Candidates forum, Karori

The audience asks questions at a candidates forum in a Karori church. 

Candidate forum, Karori
Candidate forum, Karori

Workers Party candidate Don Franks holds a sign supporting drivers engaged in wage disputes with the Go Wellington bus company. 

Don Franks and Stephen Franks
Don Franks and Stephen Franks

(L) Workers Party candidate, (R) National Party candidate

Candidates on Backbenches TV show
Candidates on Backbenches TV show

Stephen Franks, Heather Roy, Sue Kedgley and Grant Roberston chat before taking part in a candidates debate for TV. October 1, 2008.

Backbenches pub, October 1
Backbenches pub, October 1

Members of Grant Robertson's team look on as a televised debate between the four main party candidates takes place at the Backbenches pub, Thorndon. October 1, 2008.

Newcastle People's Choir
Newcastle People's Choir

The Newcastle People's Choir from Australia perform at a pre-election  concert, October 4, 2008.

Andrew Little
Andrew Little

Electrical Printing and Manufacturing Union leader Andrew Little addresses the audience, October 4, 2008.

Aro Valley Candidates Forum
Aro Valley Candidates Forum

Members of the audience question the candidates at Aro Valley hall, October 2008. 

Aro Valley Candidates Forum
Aro Valley Candidates Forum

MC for the night Brian Crump reacts to an answer from one of the candidates at a public forum in the Aro Valley community hall, October 2008.

Aro Valley Candidates Forum
Aro Valley Candidates Forum

Workers Party candidate Don Franks performs a song written for the 2008 election. 

ACT party supporters
ACT party supporters

Aro Valley candidates forum, Aro Valley Hall, October, 2008.

Patrick Leyland and Joshua O'Rourke
Patrick Leyland and Joshua O'Rourke

(L) Labour Party volunteer, (R) ACT party volunteer

Labour Party 2008 Election Campaign Launch
Labour Party 2008 Election Campaign Launch

Incumbent PM Helen Clark addresses members of the Labour Party, October 19, Te Papa.

Labour Party election campaign launch
Labour Party election campaign launch

PM Helen Clark talks to the media while a security guard keeps watch. October 19, Te Papa. 

David Somerset
David Somerset

Progressive Party candidate David Somerset speaks at a Northland community meeting, October 21, 2008.

Rebekah Clement and Dave Butler
Rebekah Clement and Dave Butler

(L) Kiwi Party candidate, (R) Labour Party volunteer

The Labour Factory
The Labour Factory

Volunteers at the 'Labour Factory' assemble letters promoting the Labour Party for every registered voter in New Zealand.  

The Labour Factory
The Labour Factory

Volunteers at the 'Labour Factory' assemble letters promoting the Labour Party for every registered voter in New Zealand.  

Heather Roy
Heather Roy

ACT MP Heather Roy deploys a cardboard cutout near the exit of a Karori Grey Power meeting.

Kelburn Candidates Forum
Kelburn Candidates Forum

Independent candidate Al Mansell addresses the audience at the Kelburn candidates forum. 

Al Mansell
Al Mansell

Independent candidate

Kelburn Candidates Forum
Kelburn Candidates Forum

Al Mansell's taser lies smashed after being destroyed with a hammer as part of his candidate speech.  

 David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson talk before speaking to medical staff at Wellington hospital.

David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson talk before speaking to medical staff at Wellington hospital.

Alex Mitchell and Stewart Benson
Alex Mitchell and Stewart Benson

(L) 2008 President of North Island Young National, (R) Stewart Benson, volunteer Tasmanian Young Labour

Campaign Office
Campaign Office

Grant Roberston's campaign office, November 6, 2008. 

Lambton Quay, November 7
Lambton Quay, November 7

Activist Maria Van Der Meel ran her own campaign encouraging New Zealanders to vote.

Street corner meeting, Mt Victoria
Street corner meeting, Mt Victoria

A Mount Victoria resident comes out to meet the Labour team with his own message. November 7, 2008.

Placard waving, Thorndon.
Placard waving, Thorndon.

National party candidate Stephen Franks surrounded by Labour party supporters, Thorndon, November 2008. 

Sophie and Kirstie Baxter
Sophie and Kirstie Baxter

National Party volunteers.

Sam Mackay
Sam Mackay

Sam Mackay, Labour team volunteers organiser.  

The last day of campaining.
The last day of campaining.

National Party volunteer Jordan Williams taunts Grant Robertson's team outside Parliament. November 7, 2008.

The last day of campaigning.
The last day of campaigning.

Grant Robertson's team is given a message by a member of the public as they drive through Wellington.  November 7, 2008.

Election night, November 8
Election night, November 8

Members of Grant Robertson's team watch as results come in from individual polling booths.   

Election night, November 8
Election night, November 8

Grant and his partner Alf watch as election results for Wellington central come in. 

Election night, November 8.
Election night, November 8.

Members of Grant's team react to his victory in the Wellington electorate in the midst of Labour's defeat in the national polls. 

Election night, November 8
Election night, November 8

Grant Robertson watches as Helen Clark announces her resignation following Labour's defeat in the polls. 

Wellington Boys debate
Grant Robertson
Candidates Forum, Aro Valley
Jennifer McNicol
Candidates Forum, Aro Valley.
Sam Buchannan
Union Workers meeting, Petone
Union workers meeting, Petone
Joel Cosgrove
Candidates Forum, Karori
Candidates forum, Karori
Candidate forum, Karori
Don Franks and Stephen Franks
Candidates on Backbenches TV show
Backbenches pub, October 1
Newcastle People's Choir
Andrew Little
Aro Valley Candidates Forum
Aro Valley Candidates Forum
Aro Valley Candidates Forum
ACT party supporters
Patrick Leyland and Joshua O'Rourke
Labour Party 2008 Election Campaign Launch
Labour Party election campaign launch
David Somerset
Rebekah Clement and Dave Butler
The Labour Factory
The Labour Factory
Heather Roy
Kelburn Candidates Forum
Al Mansell
Kelburn Candidates Forum
 David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson talk before speaking to medical staff at Wellington hospital.
Alex Mitchell and Stewart Benson
Campaign Office
Lambton Quay, November 7
Street corner meeting, Mt Victoria
Placard waving, Thorndon.
Sophie and Kirstie Baxter
Sam Mackay
The last day of campaining.
The last day of campaigning.
Election night, November 8
Election night, November 8
Election night, November 8.
Election night, November 8
Wellington Boys debate

National Party candidate Stephen Franks addresses an audience at Wellington Boys.  August 6, 2008.

Grant Robertson

Labour Party candidate

Candidates Forum, Aro Valley

Workers Party candidate Don Franks addresses an audience at an Aro Valley student flat, August 9, 2008.

Jennifer McNicol

Workers Party volunteer

Candidates Forum, Aro Valley.

Victoria University student Jasmine Freemantle directs a question to ACT party representative Colin du Plessis as Grant Robertson and Sue Kedgley look on. August 9, 2008.

Sam Buchannan

Anarchist/ activist.

Union Workers meeting, Petone

A Service and Food Workers Union member listens to speeches at Petone Recreation grounds.  August 11, 2008.

Union workers meeting, Petone

VUWSA president Joel Cosgrove asks union leaders a question. August 11, 2008.

Joel Cosgrove

2008 Victoria University student union president and Workers Party volunteer.

Candidates Forum, Karori

ACT party list MP Heather Roy speaks in a Karori church hall.

Candidates forum, Karori

The audience asks questions at a candidates forum in a Karori church. 

Candidate forum, Karori

Workers Party candidate Don Franks holds a sign supporting drivers engaged in wage disputes with the Go Wellington bus company. 

Don Franks and Stephen Franks

(L) Workers Party candidate, (R) National Party candidate

Candidates on Backbenches TV show

Stephen Franks, Heather Roy, Sue Kedgley and Grant Roberston chat before taking part in a candidates debate for TV. October 1, 2008.

Backbenches pub, October 1

Members of Grant Robertson's team look on as a televised debate between the four main party candidates takes place at the Backbenches pub, Thorndon. October 1, 2008.

Newcastle People's Choir

The Newcastle People's Choir from Australia perform at a pre-election  concert, October 4, 2008.

Andrew Little

Electrical Printing and Manufacturing Union leader Andrew Little addresses the audience, October 4, 2008.

Aro Valley Candidates Forum

Members of the audience question the candidates at Aro Valley hall, October 2008. 

Aro Valley Candidates Forum

MC for the night Brian Crump reacts to an answer from one of the candidates at a public forum in the Aro Valley community hall, October 2008.

Aro Valley Candidates Forum

Workers Party candidate Don Franks performs a song written for the 2008 election. 

ACT party supporters

Aro Valley candidates forum, Aro Valley Hall, October, 2008.

Patrick Leyland and Joshua O'Rourke

(L) Labour Party volunteer, (R) ACT party volunteer

Labour Party 2008 Election Campaign Launch

Incumbent PM Helen Clark addresses members of the Labour Party, October 19, Te Papa.

Labour Party election campaign launch

PM Helen Clark talks to the media while a security guard keeps watch. October 19, Te Papa. 

David Somerset

Progressive Party candidate David Somerset speaks at a Northland community meeting, October 21, 2008.

Rebekah Clement and Dave Butler

(L) Kiwi Party candidate, (R) Labour Party volunteer

The Labour Factory

Volunteers at the 'Labour Factory' assemble letters promoting the Labour Party for every registered voter in New Zealand.  

The Labour Factory

Volunteers at the 'Labour Factory' assemble letters promoting the Labour Party for every registered voter in New Zealand.  

Heather Roy

ACT MP Heather Roy deploys a cardboard cutout near the exit of a Karori Grey Power meeting.

Kelburn Candidates Forum

Independent candidate Al Mansell addresses the audience at the Kelburn candidates forum. 

Al Mansell

Independent candidate

Kelburn Candidates Forum

Al Mansell's taser lies smashed after being destroyed with a hammer as part of his candidate speech.  

David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson talk before speaking to medical staff at Wellington hospital.

Alex Mitchell and Stewart Benson

(L) 2008 President of North Island Young National, (R) Stewart Benson, volunteer Tasmanian Young Labour

Campaign Office

Grant Roberston's campaign office, November 6, 2008. 

Lambton Quay, November 7

Activist Maria Van Der Meel ran her own campaign encouraging New Zealanders to vote.

Street corner meeting, Mt Victoria

A Mount Victoria resident comes out to meet the Labour team with his own message. November 7, 2008.

Placard waving, Thorndon.

National party candidate Stephen Franks surrounded by Labour party supporters, Thorndon, November 2008. 

Sophie and Kirstie Baxter

National Party volunteers.

Sam Mackay

Sam Mackay, Labour team volunteers organiser.  

The last day of campaining.

National Party volunteer Jordan Williams taunts Grant Robertson's team outside Parliament. November 7, 2008.

The last day of campaigning.

Grant Robertson's team is given a message by a member of the public as they drive through Wellington.  November 7, 2008.

Election night, November 8

Members of Grant Robertson's team watch as results come in from individual polling booths.   

Election night, November 8

Grant and his partner Alf watch as election results for Wellington central come in. 

Election night, November 8.

Members of Grant's team react to his victory in the Wellington electorate in the midst of Labour's defeat in the national polls. 

Election night, November 8

Grant Robertson watches as Helen Clark announces her resignation following Labour's defeat in the polls. 

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