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New Poll Lights Up The Election Campaign

A new opinion poll has fired up the New Zealand election campaign, showing Labour and the Greens closely matching National and its right-wing partner ACT.

Rain On Planes Falls Mainly In The Planes

Rain On Planes Falls Mainly In The Planes
Memo to Air Force -- close windows on incredibly expensive Skyhawks or they will get wet inside. The RNZAF issued a statement today saying Safe Air Ltd, which maintains the fleet, found rainwater had got into four of the 17 Skyhawks at Base Woodbourne, near Blenheim.

NZ Chinese Voters Overwhelmingly Back National

Chinese voters overwhelmingly support the National Party, according to a survey of shoppers by an Auckland-based Chinese language newspaper.

Greens Going From Strength To Strength

On a week when it ruled out helping National form a government, the Green Party has continued to flourish in the polls. Since the NZPA rolling poll began on August 27, the Green Party has increased its party vote support from 5.8 to 7.0 percent.

You Think We've Got Problems - Read This

You Think We've Got Problems - Read This
Labour and National say they've recognised the serious potential of the international financial crisis, but when it comes to being scary Sir Roger Douglas takes some beating.

Act Uses Coffins To Publicise Its Zero Tolerance Policies

Act Uses Coffins To Publicise Its Zero Tolerance Policies
The ACT Party put 77 coffins outside Auckland's Mount Eden Prison today and said they represented innocent people murdered by offenders who were out on parole. Party leader Rodney Hide was publicising ACT's zero tolerance for crime policies.

NZPA Rolling Poll

Less than two weeks out from election day, Labour is struggling to erode the fortress of support National has built up, NZPA's rolling poll shows. Since the NZPA rolling poll began on August 27, National has had a handy party vote lead, enough to grab a majority with support only from ACT. N

Clark And Key Continue Campaign Battle

Labour leader Helen Clark and National's John Key are covering as much territory as they can early in the campaign and today they shift the action to Christchurch and Auckland.

ACT Attacks National And Labour Over Credit Crisis

ACT backs the Government guaranteeing bank deposits, but says other responses to the economic crisis by National and Labour have been woeful and irresponsible.

SFO Clears NZ First But Peters Won't Get Portfolios Back

A Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into New Zealand First has cleared the party of fraud, but party leader Winston Peters isn't going to get his ministerial portfolios back before the election.

National And Act On The Up, Others In Slow Decline

Polls are shoring up the view that political allies National and ACT will go into the election campaign holding a winning hand. National and ACT are the only parties polling higher now than they were six weeks ago, a pointer voters are cautiously moving their way.

Act Candidate Lodges Unfair Dismissal Claim

ACT candidate Shawn Tan is taking legal action against the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union after he was sacked as an organiser yesterday.

Hide To Try To Question Peters Again

Rodney Hide will be back in Parliament today targeting Winston Peters over serious allegations of a payout in return for the New Zealand First leader dropping corruption claims against a fishing company.

Clark Heartened By Latest Poll

Prime Minister Helen Clark is heartened by the latest opinion poll which she says shows Labour retaining its core support. TV One's survey, released last night, showed National down one point to 51 percent support and Labour up two points to 37 percent.

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