New Zealand voters gear up for elections

Voters in New Zealand are heading to the polls on Saturday in one of the most hotly contested general elections in years.

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    Voters in New Zealand are heading to the polls on Saturday in one of the most hotly contested general elections in years.

    Several weeks ago it was widely believed the incumbent Bill English would easily win. But since Labour's Jacinda Ardern took over her party, things have started to change.

    Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Sydney.


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