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20 September 2017 5:56 AM Poll shows election could be decided by young voters

That's Radio New Zealand's latest poll of polls, and it shows how vital voter turnout is going to be on Saturday. Complacency would be fatal for National, as would a poor showing by young voters for Labour. In 2014 the Kim Dotcom fiasco energised National's supporters. Mr Dotcom's attacks on the government and his "moment of truth" threats, which turned 1

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 1:55 AM Seymour: 'I can't afford my own house in Auckland'

Act Party leader and Epsom MP David Seymour says he can't afford to buy his house in Auckland. Seymour told NZ Herald Focus' Tristram Clayton that the fact he can't afford to buy the house where he lives shows how deep the housing crisis is in Auckland. Seymour earns about $190,000 a year as an MP (plus benefits) and was questioned by Clayton about his previous

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 5:01 PM Last chance for party leaders to impress

In turn, Ms Ardern will have to overcome the emotion of her grandmother dying earlier this week to focus on this one last major challenge in her quest to become prime minister on Saturday. Election momentum has clearly swung behind Ms Ardern in recent weeks and the fuel crisis caused by a tear in the pipeline between Marsden Point and Wiri has given 1

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 5:10 AM Peters’ appearance at Morrinsville hypocritical

Winston Peters needs to stop grandstanding and decide whether he really stands with farmers to stop a Labour-Greens government, ACT leader David Seymour says. “There was one perplexing aspect to today’s protest in Morrinsville – the participation of New Zealand First. How can Winston Peters credibly protest Labour and the Greens’ bullying of farmers 2

18 September 2017 2:21 AM Farmers protest against Jacinda Ardern's tax policies

Hundreds of farmers have gathered in Ardern's hometown of Morrinsville to protest against Labour and Greens' proposed water and pollution charges. The protest ended with NZ First leader Winston Peters being jeered at and drowned out by Myrtle the tractor as farmers demanded he say whether he would side with National or Labour. About 600 turned up for the lively 4

18 September 2017 1:15 AM Farmers protest Labour's tax policies

Hundreds of farmers have gathered in Labour leader Jacinda Ardern's hometown of Morrinsville to protest against Labour and the Greens' proposed water and pollution charges. About 600 turned up for the lively rally beside the giant 'Mega Cow' statue in Morrinsville - politicians were not allowed to speak but Mr Peters hijacked the stage at the end as the rain started 2

17 September 2017 11:09 PM ‘All silent, all done’: The Block and the end of a New Zealand housing era

has been both New Zealand’s most successful reality franchise, and the most illuminating cultural artefact of this era. The show features four teams racing to complete a renovation or build of adjacent houses, with each retaining the profit from the sale, while those who get the largest profit also get a $100,000 cash prize. For five years the show rode the surging 8