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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

20 September 2017 2:16 AM The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

A Chinese expert on North Korea was surprised by the vehemence of President Donald Trump’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly, saying “his rhetoric is full of military force.” Cheng Xiaohe of Renmin University said in an interview Wednesday, “When I first listened to his remarks last night, it sounded as if the U.S. had nearly declared war on North

20 September 2017 12:20 AM Scoop Business » NZ 2Q current account gap narrower than expected

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand reported a narrower-than-expected current account deficit in the second quarter as the services balance slid, while the annual deficit continued to widen. The deficit was $618 million in the three months to June 30 versus a revised first-quarter surplus of $221 million, Statistics New Zealand said. The annual deficit

19 September 2017 11:09 PM David Seymour says National have 'failed' on vision and housing

ACT leader David Seymour says the National party have failed when it comes to vision and the housing crisis. "The average house in my electorate is 10 times what I earn, no one can afford a house that's 10 times what they earn…I think that shows we've got a real problem," he told the AM Show on Wednesday. Mr Seymour said the election was on a "knife

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 7:00 PM Hawke’s Bay a microcosm of NZ’s growth and skill stresses

Famous for its wineries and orchards, Hawke’s Bay has a regional economy that is cyclical and heavily reliant on immigration. Shane Cowlishaw explores what effect a potential change of government could have - and what’s being done to get local young workers into jobs. Despite its sunshine and wine, Hawke’s Bay has always struggled with a relatively high unemployment 1

19 September 2017 12:55 PM Why China Won’t Pressure North Korea as Much as Trump Wants

At the center of the North Korean nuclear crisis is a pivotal question: How much is China really willing to pressure and punish its longtime ally in Pyongyang? Recent conversations in Beijing and Washington suggest that Chinese leaders have decided to increase pressure substantially but are not—and probably never will be—willing to help President Trump 1

19 September 2017 8:53 AM Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert level for second time

INDONESIAN officials have more than doubled the size of a no-go zone around the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Monday that people should stay 6km (3.8 miles) from the crater, and up to 7.5km (4.7 miles) away to the north, southeast and south-southwest. It said the exclusion zone must be empty 2

19 September 2017 4:43 AM Airport fuel crisis make or break for National

The aviation fuel crisis caused by a ruptured pipeline has suddenly become a central issue in a tight election contest, forcing the National Government to scramble in a bid to limit impact to the travelling public and to its own vote. With just four days to go, Opposition parties piled into National with Labour leader Jacinda Ardern claiming that the failure 4

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