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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

19 September 2017 10:02 PM Survey Reveals Major Concerns About Water Quality

20 September 2017 - A nationwide survey has revealed that the majority of New Zealanders are concerned about pollution and the impacts of climate change and intensive agriculture on water quality. The survey, undertaken by Water New Zealand, also found that most New Zealanders want to see charging for water extraction, particularly by water bottlers

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 12:15 AM More surveillance for oyster parasite

Further surveillance of the wild flat oyster fishery in Foveaux Strait for Bonamia ostreae will begin later this month. Sampling will start in the last week of September as part of an enhanced national surveillance plan for the invasive parasite, says Ministry for Primary Industries Response Manager David Yard. Under the plan, MPI will survey the Foveaux 1

17 September 2017 9:00 PM Polls confirm Lawrey can beat Smith in Nelson

The Green Party has released the results of two polls that show its Nelson candidate Matt Lawrey can beat National MP Nick Smith and give the party a historic win in Nelson. A telephone poll conducted last Wednesday night asked Nelsonians who they were voting for: Lawrey, Smith or Labour’s Rachel Boyack. 824 people took part and the results reveal Smith’s

17 September 2017 5:01 PM Patrick Gower: Desperate Greens drop fake news 'poll' in Nelson

OPINION: The desperation and fear in the Greens of not being returned to Parliament is clear with the release of a made-up 'poll' in Nelson. The Greens have released the results of some phone canvassing which they've referred to as an "internal poll" that claims to show them ahead in Nelson. It's a set of numbers Green volunteers have gathered, with no way of checking 1

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

15 September 2017 5:05 PM Oracle founder swipes at AWS as cloud business surges

Cloud business surges but share price sinks following Q1 results Oracle founder Larry Ellison has made his customary dig at Amazon Web Services (AWS) following the release of Oracle's quarterly results, which saw its cloud revenue jump 51 per cent. For the three months ending 31 August 2017, Oracle's cloud revenue rose to $1.5bn - making up 16 per cent of the vendor's 2

14 September 2017 10:25 AM The Daily 202: Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a meeting yesterday in Sochi. (Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP/Getty Images) THE BIG IDEA: West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s son was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and suffered traumatic brain injury. When he finally made it home, the Republican 3