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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

19 September 2017 9:46 PM In Trump’s U.N. speech, emphasis on sovereignty echoes his domestic agenda

President Trump took a domestic agenda that has emphasized nationalism and sovereignty and in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday made it the foundation of his foreign policy. The speech before the global body was notable for its tone, which largely sidestepped the statesmanlike language of his other foreign policy addresses. In his attacks

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 4:01 PM Water to decide the battle for Tukituki

Hawke’s Bay has a reputation for stunning syrahs and delicious fruit. But, perhaps more than any other region, the use of water has been fiercely debated, leaving residents on both sides bitter. Shane Cowlishaw reports as a new row erupts just days before the election. Lined up in a muddy park in Clive, hundreds of tractors sit in perfect, uniform rows. There 1

19 September 2017 6:48 AM Goals to achieve before parliamentary run for OSullivan

Kaitaia doctor Lance O'Sullivan hopes his statement of intent to stand for the Maori Party in 2020 will boost the party's chances this election. Dr O'Sullivan says for him health and politics are equally important and intricately linked. "One is institutionalising digital health in New Zealand and the resurgence of my alma mater, my kura of Hato Petera 1

19 September 2017 1:33 AM Labour best to manage most issues but not the economy

A Horizon poll finds Labour is seen as better to manage health, housing, immigration, education, household income, child poverty, cost of living, welfare benefits, the quality of life and the environment. National is seen as better on traffic congestion, new transport infrastructure, retirement income, crime and the economy overall. It is weighted by age, gender 4

19 September 2017 1:33 AM Jacinda Ardern's grandmother dies

Ardern visited her grandmother in Waikato Hospital on Sunday after a campaign rally in Hamilton. It is understood her grandmother died last night after having a stroke last week. Just before she found out, Ardern had spoken about attempts to send her grandfather home from Waikato Hospital at 11.30pm at night because the hospital was full - saying it showed 42

18 September 2017 8:00 PM National committed to growth for New Zealanders

New Zealanders have a clear choice this election between two very different economic directions for New Zealand – National’s plan to grow jobs and incomes and ensure families continue to get ahead, and Labour’s agenda that would take us backwards, Prime Minister and National Party Leader Bill English says. “National is ambitious for New Zealand. We have a confident

18 September 2017 2:19 PM What Does Trump Want Out of United Nations Reform?

In a preview of President Trump’s message to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly this week, National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster on Friday repeatedly uttered two words: “sovereignty and accountability.” The United States believes in the UN’s mission to promote peace and prosperity, he explained. But the world body will only be successful if it protects 3

17 September 2017 5:01 PM Ardern defends tax, super policies

Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson and revenue spokesman Michael Wood released a revised tax package which said any potential changes would not come into effect until 2021. There would be no new taxes or levies, except those already announced. Those included a regional fuel tax, a clean water royalty and a $25 levy on international visitors 1