Latest counts / results (ICYMI)
- National (incumbent party, Bill English) 46%
- Labour (main opposition, Jacinda Arden) 35.8%
- New Zealand First 7.5%
With nearly half the votes, Bill English will have first shot at forming a government. Coalition talks may take days or weeks to form a government.This is a not unexpected result. NZD is little changed so far in very early trades, down a few points around 0.7312 as I update.
Also form this morning:
- New Zealand — Fonterra maintains its 2017/18 milk price forecast