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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

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 9:46 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 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 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 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

19 September 2017 4:05 AM Women’s Suffrage Day to reflect on gender diversity

The legal profession is being encouraged to acknowledge Women’s Suffrage Day as an ideal time to review and reflect on gender diversity and inclusion in the work place. Today marks 124 years since women gained the right to vote in New Zealand. Following the women’s suffrage petition, on September 19, 1893 a new Electoral Act became law giving women the same right 2

19 September 2017 1:33 AM Jacinda targets and tempts youth vote at Victoria campus

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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