TVNZ Live Second and Final Debate with NZSL
TVNZ will host the second and final Leaders' Debate with Hipkins and Luxon airs just two days before polling day on October 12 at 7pm on TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+, led again by Jessica Mutch McKay.
Live captioning for Debates broadcast on TVNZ 1 and Election Night will be provided by Able, TVNZ's accessibility partner.
In partnership with Deaf Aotearoa, a New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) interpreted version of the Leaders Debate will be broadcast live on Channel 200.
This programme will offer Picture in Picture (PIP), with experienced interpreters shown as the primary image on screen alongside TVNZ 1's live coverage.
Signed Debates will be available on TVNZ+ after the broadcast has concluded. These debates will also be provided on Deaf Aotearoa's website, giving viewers' choice and control over how they participate.