The Herald reports:
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to announce September 19 as the general election date at her first post-cabinet press conference of the year at 3pm today.
Much of Parliament will be heading to Waitangi next week, and Parliament is due to resume the following week where the Government parties and National Opposition will face off.
The last election was September 23, 2017 and the last possible date for an election this year is November 21.
New Zealand First is understood to have favoured a November election date while Labour and the Greens favoured an earlier one that will make it easier to mobilise tertiary students.
The date is what most people are expecting. If confirmed, then the election is only 235 days away.