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Govt Denies Running Poll On Nuclear-Powered Ships

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Wellington, March 29 NZPA - Voters are being polled on whether nuclear-powered ships should be allowed back into New Zealand waters, it was reported today.

The Herald on Sunday report said workers for market research company Oceania Customer Interaction Service disclosed the survey and their union, Unite, claimed it was being carried out for the National Party.

A spokesman for Prime Minister John Key said that was wrong.

"We've never heard of the company and we're not using them," the spokesman said.

ACT leader Rodney Hide also said he knew nothing about it and was surprised by the union's claim.

The National Party once talked about reversing the ban on nuclear-powered ships but when Mr Key took over the leadership he gave a guarantee the legislation would not be changed.

Nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed ships were banned from New Zealand ports in the 1980s.

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