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Govt Extends Home Energy Efficiency Programme

Govt Extends Home Energy Efficiency Programme
The Government has announced improvements to its Energywise programme that helps people make their homes more energy efficient.

Maori Seats Distort MMP, Dunne Says

Maori Seats Distort MMP, Dunne Says
Wellington, Oct 17 NZPA - The Maori seats in Parliament became an issue for minor parties today and one said they were distorting the electoral system.

Greens Propose Letting In More Refugees

The Green Party would lift the number of refugees allowed into New Zealand each year by a third. At present 750 refugees are allowed into the country each year, but the Greens' immigration policy, released today, proposes raising that to 1000 by 2010.

Greens Propose Letting In More Refugees

The Green Party would lift the number of refugees allowed into New Zealand each year by a third. At present 750 refugees are allowed into the country each year, but the Greens' immigration policy, released today, proposes raising that to 1000 by 2010.

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

Green Party Releases Maori Affairs Policy

Green Party Releases Maori Affairs Policy
The Green Party supports making the Maori seats harder to scrap. National has a policy of axing the seats once all historic Treaty of Waitangi grievances are settled. It has set a target of 2014 to achieve its goal.

Greens Launch Sustainable Business Policy

The Green Party is making a push for sustainable business and manufacturing practices with a policy launch today which urges them to reap the benefits of being friendly to the environment.

Greens Hit Out At Maori Party Plans To Scrap Dole

Maori Party calls for the dole to be scrapped are "dangerous in the extreme", Green Party MP Sue Bradford says. Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia suggested on Tuesday at the party's economic policy launch the dole should be scrapped and replaced with government-subsidised jobs.

Labour Defends Cheap Home Policy

Labour says its plan to put cheap homes in reach of low income families is a breakthrough which National's policy doesn't match.

Hamilton And Dunedin To Host Party Leaders

Labour leader Helen Clark is campaigning in Hamilton today while National's John Key visits Dunedin to launch another of his party's policies.

National And Labour Argue Over Super Fund

The $14.5 billion Super Fund was the centre of campaign attention today with National saying it would legislate for 40 percent of it to be invested in New Zealand.

Key Gets National's Campaign Back On Track

John Key should be pleased with himself this morning. National's leader has pushed his party's election campaign up there with Labour's after being in its shadow for the first three days. In last night's TV One leaders debate he was a match for Labour's Helen Clark.

Labour Keeps Up Momentum In Campaign

Labour kept up the momentum of its New Zealand election campaign today with the announcement of an economic recovery policy it said would be implemented before the end of the year if it wins on November 8.

Russel Norman Geared Up For Election

Russel Norman was Green Party campaign manager for the 2005 election, this time he is co-leader with Jeanette Fitzsimons. MAGGIE TAIT of NZPA talks to him about what's at stake on November 8.

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.

Clark Keen On Green Involvement In Govt If Labour In Power

Prime Minister Helen Clark thinks the Greens will say before the election that Labour would be the party they could work with in a post-election deal. Miss Clark also said she would like to be able to involve the Greens in a government.

Greens To Tell Public Who They Would Work With

The Green Party intend to tell the public which party they could work with after the election.

Parties' Support Fairly Steady In Latest Poll

Parties' support levels changed little in a poll out today. The Herald-DigiPoll put support for National up 1.4 percentage points to 51.4 percent of decided voters. Labour was down 0.6 points to 35.7 percent.

Clark Says Believing Poll Is Like Believing In Fairies

Believing in polls that put National at more than 50 percent support is like believing in fairies, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today. A Fairfax Media-Nielsen poll over the weekend put National Party support on 52 percent, 18 points ahead of the Labour Party.

Clark Sees Positives In 18-point Poll Deficit

A poll which shows National slightly widening its lead over Labour is "a good result in the circumstances", Prime Minister Helen Clark says.

Labour Slips Slightly In Latest Poll

National has widened its lead over Labour in the latest political poll, which also shows New Zealand First's support dipping below 2 percent in the wake of its donations scandal.

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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