Cole (13) Auckland
Being a politician means juggling lots of things at once. Striking a balance between competing priorities is tricky, but very rewarding when you get it right. Over the years, I've learned that one of the most important skills is just to listen to what people have to say.
We're investing a lot of money in improving our roads and we're going to continue to do so. We've just announced we'll be spending $10 billion building 10 more state-of-the-art highways so you can get to places more quickly and more safely.
Angela (49) Auckland
Like me, I think Jacinda Ardern wants to make the world a better place. Winston Peters has a lot of experience. James Shaw seems like a decent bloke.
Patricia Fenton, Whangarei
The Christchurch rebuild has provided some economic stimulus, but we'd much rather it had been created another way. There are many reasons New Zealand is performing better than most other developed countries. One of them is that New Zealanders have become very good at adapting to changes in international trading conditions.
Jenny (73) Tauranga
English breakfast with milk or peppermint without milk.
Percy Browne (74) Christchurch
Since 2008, the value of superannuation has increased by about twice the rate of inflation because the average wage to which it is linked has risen by about twice the rate of inflation. In dollar terms, the married rate has increased $160 a week since 2008 and will go up another $13 a week next April. The single rate has increased by $104 over the same period and will go up about $8 next April.
Matthew (11) Auckland
Because we know how to do the job and because we have exciting policies to make New Zealand an even better place. Caring is easy. The hard bit is making a difference and we've shown we know how to do that.
Natalie (50) Wellington
With a lot of understanding and generosity on the part of my wife Mary and our six children. Family is very important to me and I make a big effort to go home from Parliament for dinner, watch the kids play sport and get to important events. I also try to help around the house, but inevitably there are times when politics gets in the way. That's when the understanding and generosity comes into play.
Denise (48) Waikato
The provinces are critical to our long-term future. We're making big investments in ultra-fast broadband, roading, education and health in the regions, and we're not imposing extra costs on them with things like water taxes. Just because you live in Kurow or Ruatoria doesn't mean you shouldn't be connected to the wider world or that your children shouldn't have the same opportunities as kids in New York or that other centre of international commerce, Dipton.
John (41) Dunedin
Seeing the Black Ferns triumph on the world stage, seeing the confident, articulate and capable youngsters we are turning out, seeing our businesspeople take on and beat the best in the world, and seeing the vibrant, culturally diverse society we have become. We are a confident, resourceful, dynamic people living in a unique environment.