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NZME to deliver unprecedented digital election coverage - Currie

22 September 2017 - 4:45pm

NZME continues to raise the standard of news and current affairs in New Zealand with its planned 2017 Election Night Live coverage. Embarking on what’s been described as "the most ambitious and large-scale digital-only live election broadcast" in New Zealand history.

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TOP thank the media for election campaign coverage

22 September 2017 - 4:39pm

The Opportunities Party would like to thank all media for their largely accurate and unbiased coverage of the party in the 2017 election campaign.

We know you’ve all been working bloody hard and doing what is a valuable job in a functional democracy.

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Minister's decision 'erodes Maori fisheries settlement'

22 September 2017 - 3:37pm

Primary Industries Minister Hon Nathan Guy’s decision to decrease the Total Allowable Commercial Catch in pāua will eventually erode hard won Māori Fishing Settlement rights says Te Ohu Kaimoana Chief Executive Dion Tuuta.

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A billion bottles, 7,000 sent to the Minister

22 September 2017 - 2:47pm

A billion plastic bottles are manufactured worldwide every day, and today we launched a new website,, to highlight this astounding fact!

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NZ First 'admits ACT foiled its Kiwisaver theft plans'

22 September 2017 - 2:47pm

NZ First candidate Richard Prosser has admitted today that he and Winston Peters planned to privatise the assets of New Zealander’s Kiwisaver schemes, until their scheme was called out by ACT leader David Seymour.

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Election 2017 and Maori still experiencing 'second-class citizenship'

22 September 2017 - 2:42pm

Whatever the results of the election this weekend, all New Zealanders should be concerned at the withholding of democracy for Maori electors and what the longer-term implications of this might be for Aotearoa New Zealand, argues a Maori politics and policy lecturer from Massey University.

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Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

22 September 2017 - 2:15pm

Fuel allocations to airlines at Auckland Airport have been increased and flight schedules are returning to normal, as the fuel pipeline repair is on track to be completed well before school holidays begin, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins.

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Opinion: Rethinking Politics-Is Nat-Lab cooperation conceivable?

22 September 2017 - 12:29pm

Is it time to consider a new, more consensus-driven approach to politics?

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Video of mum bereaved by suicide asking people to vote goes viral

22 September 2017 - 11:19am

A "raw" facebook video of a Hastings mum who lost her fifteen-year-old daughter to suicide after being refused mental health care, has gone viral, says

Hana Ready lost her daughter Ariana two days after her fifteenth birthday just over a month ago.

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'Collins must release new report on pipeline vulnerability'

22 September 2017 - 11:14am

Judith Collins should release a new report, that had been due to come out this week, showing what the Government knew about the vulnerability of the fuel pipeline into Auckland, the Green Party said today.

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Experts review mental health and addictions policies

22 September 2017 - 10:12am

Mental health and addictions issues rapidly became, and have persistently remained, one of the most prominent issues this election. The sector and public have called on candidates from all sides to make better support a priority.

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Results from the Muffin Break Unofficial Bean Poll

22 September 2017 - 9:56am

Who do you think will win the election?

It’s election time and the results are in for Muffin Break’s Unofficial Bean Poll!

Since 2002 the Bean Poll has had a fantastic track record of accurately predicting the winner of each election.

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Pipeline related disruptions will continue to ease - Collins

21 September 2017 - 9:39pm

Progress on the fuel pipeline repair, and alternative jet fuel supply options mean that pipeline related disruptions will continue to ease from tonight, Minister for Energy and Resources Judith Collins says.

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Labour pledges full rebuild for Wainuiomata High

21 September 2017 - 8:24pm

Labour will deliver a better future for education in Hutt South with the allocation of up to $20 million for a full rebuild of Wainuiomata High School, says Leader of the Opposition Leader Jacinda Ardern.

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Experts review mental health and addictions policies

21 September 2017 - 4:41pm

Who has the plan for solving one of the biggest election issues?

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Final campaign meeting for Gareth Morgan and TOP

21 September 2017 - 4:32pm

The Opportunities Party Leader Gareth Morgan will hold his final campaign rally at Victoria University at 6pm this evening.

Tomorrow Dr Morgan will cast an early vote and spend time with his campaign team and family before attending TOP’s election night party on Saturday.

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Greens welcome cage-free commitment from Foodstuffs

21 September 2017 - 4:18pm

The Green Party welcomes today’s announcement from Foodstuffs that they will switch to completely cage-free eggs by 2027 in their supermarkets nationwide, and is calling on all supermarkets, to follow suit.

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Housing report earns Nats the red card - Twyford

21 September 2017 - 4:07pm

National’s failure to acknowledge and fix the housing crisis will be their legacy. Labour will tackle the housing crisis head-on, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Improvements for schools running board elections

21 September 2017 - 3:59pm

The Ministry of Education (Ministry) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) are trialling a new way of running board of trustee elections to streamline the process and reduce the workload on individual schools.

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Migrant flood continues even though country can't cope - Peters

21 September 2017 - 3:31pm

Housing, health services, and infrastructure will continue at bursting point with annual net migration in the August 2017 year reaching 73,500, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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