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Friday, September 19, 2014

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John Key's 2008 election promise that the government will pay $100 million for upgrading Tauranga‘s central corridor will be kept, says a spokeswoman for the Prime Minister today. The reassurance follows concerns voiced by NZ First, New Zealand...

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John Key take heart. If the general election was held at Otumoetai College today, and if the electorate was made up of 13 and 14-year-olds, National would probably return – but couldn't govern on its own. This afternoon SunLive held a strawpoll,...

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With Election Day four days away political candidates are wrangling over the party vote, with Act Tauranga candidate Stuart Pedersen offering advice on National's campaign. Stuart says the orange banners appearing across National billboards, stating...

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Act leader Jamie Whyte firmly believes plans to raise the minimum wage are in “fantasyland” and New Zealand needs to look at the “cupcakes” making up the economy, opposed to the “whole pie”. In front of a small gathering...

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UPDATED: Act party leader Jamie Whyte is tackling topics including welfare, education, and crime during his first public meeting in Tauranga today. Jamie is in town for two public meetings, the first at Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club where a small...

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Six serving prisoners are currently seeking the right to vote ahead of the 2014 Election on September 20. Arthur William Taylor has lost his High Court bid and is joined by Joel Twain McVay, Rhys Warren, Hinemanu Ngaranoa, Sandra Wilde and Maritta Matthews...

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Labour's Grant Robertson is remaining coy about his decision to contest party leader David Cunliffe's position if all goes sour on September 20, but says he will “see what happens after the election”. The opposition MP downplayed...

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Tauranga MP Simon Bridges could well be in line for a third term in the city's seat judging by an unofficial SunLive reader poll. The poll, asking readers which Tauranga candidate they will vote for this election, saw Simon pull in 50 per cent of...

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Uncovering Government debt and culling pre-election talks of possible coalitions are high on Winston Peters' list heading into next week's general election. In Red Square at lunchtime today the NZ First leader spoke to a crowd of about 200...

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The political wheels keep on turning as the National Party looks to gain extra momentum heading in to the final week of the general election. September 20 marks the end to months of campaigning, door knocking and shaking hands for many candidates, including...

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