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Friday, September 19, 2014

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In answer to Don Campbell's excellent letter 'A dangerous policy' (The Weeknd Sun, September 5) pointing out the perils of binding referenda, there would obviously need to be checks and balances brought into any system that was decided...

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A neighbour took me along to a meeting recently to hear Clayton Mitchell, a city councillor and New Zealand First candidate for this electorate. He is young and enthusiastic. The address was bright and interesting, covering some of the problems and aspirations...

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Enduring yet another verbal attack from a group of elderly ladies on the beach one morning - yes, I've had more than one in recent months - I feel compelled to speak up for dog owners' rights. Dogs are allowed to walk on some areas of our...

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I have recently returned from overseas to see the barrage of election signs sprinkled liberally across the city. For many years I have been interested and involved in politics. It never ceases to amaze me that political wannabes will invest their money...

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I've been lucky enough to see most candidates on the campaign trail in both the Tauranga and Bay of Plenty Electorates. What I've been impressed with is how the Nats stay away from personality politics and stick to their message of building...

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RE: R Stewart ‘A system promoting inability' (The Weekend Sun, September 5). R Stewart obviously does not realise how destructive he is in recommending that people don't vote “if they are fed up or have doubt” about the system....

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Whilst driving around the town and suburbs, one board that caught my eye was New Zealand first, and one of the promises that really got me excited was there promise to take GST off food and rates. Now what an opportunity, for the senior citizens and young...

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The Green Party continues to try to mislead the people of New Zealand.In the recent Minor Leaders Debate Russell Norman intimated his party was the only one concerned about water purity in this country.He is totally wrong. He well knows, or should know,...

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Democracy. Can you believe it? A Binding Referendum is to be held in New Zealand. It is called a General Election.I raise this issue because our servants in Wellington think we can be trusted to put them into power over us, but cannot be trusted to control...

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I fully support the stand that land ownership should stay with Kiwis. Otherwise our country may soon be governed under the Republic of Communist China - and our heritage and democratic rights will be taken away from each and everyone of us forever.Winnie...

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