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seeks to shift blame for rising mortgage costs as forecasted return to surplus changes the game Cartoon / Guy Body If voters swallow John Key's line that a vote for Labour is a vote for higher interest rates, they will swallow anything the Prime
Gordon Campbell just cannot accept that in successive elections Epsom has voted for ACT. Just repeating the claim that it must be because of a National Party direction does not make the claim true. ACT as n track to elect at least thre MPs before the
Prime Minister John Key has bought the election forward by two months. Photo / Mark Mitchell In setting September 20 as the date for the election, the Prime Minister has just managed to avoid looking like he is using his position to questionable
Photo / Getty Images The New Zealand politician who made headlines around the world with his "big gay rainbow'' speech has continued to woo crowds at a Pride debate in Auckland tonight. National MP Maurice Williamson, whose speech on the Marriage
These results suggest this will be one of the most closely fought elections in New Zealand history. A realistic election night result could see Winston Peter hold the balance of power and that's exactly why John Key hasn't ruled him out."
Mr Key would clearly prefer that Mr Peters was not in the ministry and merely agreed to abstain on confidence and supply issues in Parliament. Photo / Mark Mitchell The Prime Minister's first move in election year is a cautious one...He would "prefer"
Photo / APN It's election year; always great fun although not nearly as much as pre-MMP, this reflected by the declining voter turnout. Under first-past-the-post, both the campaign and election night were gripping affairs. Usually there were about 10
Auckland [ change ] Fine Max 25° Min 18° Wairarapa's Hayes won't contest election NZ Newswire January 19, 2014, 5:56 pm Wairarapa MP John Hayes has become the 11th National MP to bow out ahead of this year's general election...Mr Hayes, 65, did not
Photo / Mark Mitchell We know election year has arrived when everyone from the child-smacking Colin Craig to former NZ First MP Brendan Horan and even Kim Dotcom is getting into the act, each with their own party. And the Act Party is seeking a new
Electors have shown strategy of split vote works for them Act supporters have cheered Rodney Hide and John Banks in Epsom and have the chance to cheer a new candidate. Photo / APN It never pays to write off an astute political party on the grounds