Ping pong and tractors: Hitting the campaign trail with NZ's politicians

The election campaign is underway, with promises and policies galore from New Zealand's politicians.

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Political reporter Benedict Collins looks at some of the lighter moments on the election campaign so far. Source: 1 NEWS

But it's not always so serious, with some lighter moments sprinkled amongst. 

National leader Judith Collins has spent some time touring a tractor shop in Waipukurau, issuing a challenge to NZ First's Winston Peters to try climbing up one of the behemoths.

Little did she know, down country, Peters was having a right-old time cruising around in a tractor himself. 

Peters also revealed himself as a secret ping pong master in his latest campaign video... but the 1 NEWS camera caught a slightly different angle.

The Opportunities Party launched its drug policy, although its Ohariu candidate still has a thing or two to learn about live mics, recalling a time she told her mum, "If you want some weed, I can get you some."

Watch the video to see some of the lighter moments from this week on the campaign trail.