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23 September 2017 12:38 AM The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. He's also bemoaning that football games have become less violent, complaining, "They're ruining the game." Several athletes, including NFL players 1

22 September 2017 9:20 AM Selfies and self-reflection mark New Zealand election race

TAUPO, New Zealand — Sitting on his campaign bus as it rattles through some of New Zealand’s struggling smaller towns, Prime Minister Bill English says the meteoric rise of his young opponent, Jacinda Ardern, took the nation by surprise and made him question himself. “It tests your faith in your product and your faith in your approach,” English says during 2

22 September 2017 7:14 AM Antony Green's Election Blog

When Prime Minister Bill English announced in February New Zealand would go to the polls on September 23, it was with the expectation his Government should be re-elected. Mr English became Prime Minister in December last year following the retirement of his popular predecessor, John Key, a three-time election winner and prime minister since 2008. Despite 2

21 September 2017 5:04 PM NZ First support seems likely

Labour needs a big turnout of young voters to come to its aid today and tomorrow. More than 1.1million people are expected to cast early votes but the numbers of younger people enrolling is down on previous elections. Both Prime Minister Bill English and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern admit the contest is tight and they will be campaigning until the last minute 3

21 September 2017 8:11 AM NZ PM Bill English casts his vote

New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English has cast his ballot in the general election, as the final days of the campaign get underway. Joined by his wife Dr Mary English and National candidate for Wellington Central Nicola Willis, the National Party leader took little time to fill in his ballot paper, before smiling to the gathered media pack as he cast his vote. Mr English

20 September 2017 4:33 AM Election 2017 Live: National’s poll puts it at 43 to Labour’s 39

With three days to go, the election debate focused on infrastructure stresses in the midst of a jet fuel crisis, although officials said this afternoon the crisis was easing. Jacinda Ardern campaigned on homelessness and low wages in South Auckland and warned Bill English against using "fake news" in tonight's debate. Bill English spoke to lawyers in Auckland 4

19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger

19 September 2017 7:38 AM New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage

New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage New Zealand's lawmakers and public employees were told Tuesday to cancel all nonessential flights to and from Auckland as a fuel shortage at the nation's largest airport continued to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of people. The main pipeline that carries jet fuel to Auckland Airport ruptured 3

18 September 2017 4:19 AM Greens offer Nelson a $23 million cycleway

The Greens think they're in with a chance of taking Nelson from National and they're offering the city $23 million for its Rocks Road cycleway project. Party leader James Shaw made the commitment on Monday, saying the cycleway had the potential to transform Nelson's waterfront. The project is costed at between $25m and $30m. The rest of the money will come from the Council 7

16 September 2017 3:19 AM Election 2017 live: Greens want early capital gains tax

With less than a week to go until the election, Greens leader James Shaw has reopened the capital gains tax debate by saying he would argue in any coalition negotiations with Labour for a capital gains tax in their first term. In an interview with Corin Dann on TVNZ's Q+A, Shaw said the Greens would push Labour to enact a capital gains tax in its first 2