More than three quarters of New Zealanders agree the Government's top priority should be bringing down the price of common food items.
According to the latest 1News Kantar Public Poll, Kiwis' support for the merger is flat.
Two weeks out from Christmas, people are finding the cost of living and climbing interest rates are making them spend less.
In November National proposed year-long 'military academies' for some young offenders.
It comes as the Reserve Bank has warned the economy is "likely" to enter into a recession next year.
While Labour leader Jacinda Ardern remains ahead in the preferred PM rating, National leader Christopher Luxon has further closed the gap.
1News political editor Jessica Mutch McKay said it was unlikely either National or Labour will feel comfortable after the latest 1News Kantar Public Poll.
The latest 1News Kantar Public Poll shows the party support and preferred PM results.
Wayne Brown has leapt his way to the top to leave Efeso Collins in second.
The results of the Q+A Kantar Public Poll taken in September.
Incumbent Andy Foster is lagging behind, but nearly half of Wellingtonians either don't know who they want as mayor, refuse to say, or don't plan to vote.
The mutli-use arena - known as Te Kaha - is expected to be completed by April 2026.
Michael Baker says it's not the time to be cutting back.
National's approval of 37% has fallen 2% since May, ACT’s rating has surged from 4% to 11%, leaving the two in position to form a partnership government.
The latest 1News Kantar Public Poll sees both major party leaders take a hit in the preferred PM ratings.
Of those polled, 45% backed National's new candidate Sam Uffindell and 35% said they would vote for Labour MP Jan Tinetti.
A 1News Kantar Public Poll discovered how much support the Speaker has from the general public.
1News political editor Jessica Mutch McKay gives her analysis following the results from the latest 1News Kantar Public Poll, once again putting Te Pāti Māori at the centre of building a Government.
National is steady on 39%, while Labour has fallen by 2 to 35%. The Greens have risen by 1 to 10%, and ACT has gone down 1 to 7%.
Despite the 1News Kantar Public Poll results, Grant Robertson had no regrets in leaving beneficiaries and pensioners out of the payment.