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Peters Braves The Pitbulls Of Taita

Peters Braves The Pitbulls Of Taita
Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - Even as his silver ministerial BMW cruised past gang houses and pitbulls in Taita today, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters was being labelled a quitter.

Key Says Public Should Disregard The Cocktail Party Taper

Key Says Public Should Disregard The Cocktail Party Taper
Auckland, Nov 6 NZPA - The cocktail party spy who secretly taped the conversations of National Party MPs should be dismissed as a political smear artist, party leader John Key said today.

Young National MP Trying To Power Walk Her Way Into Parliament

Young National MP Trying To Power Walk Her Way Into Parliament
Auckland, Nov 6 NZPA - If power walking wins election campaigns then National's Auckland Central candidate Nikki Kaye will be strolling into Parliament on election day.

Clark And Key Use Obama's Win As An Example For Kiwi Voters

Clark And Key Use Obama's Win As An Example For Kiwi Voters
NZPA political reporters Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - Labour leader Helen Clark and National's John Key moved into the frenzied final stages of the campaign today and both used Barack Obama's victory in the US presidential election as an example for Kiwi voters.

Meteorologically, The Political Forecast For Saturday Is Fine

Meteorologically, The Political Forecast For Saturday Is Fine
Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - With some polls picking a close election result -- taking account of various permutations of political parties in any new coalition -- election strategists have been told one thing they don't have to worry about is the weather on Saturday.

Labour's Counter-Coup - Stacey Jones

Labour's Counter-Coup - Stacey Jones
Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - National's use of Michael Jones and Va'aiga Tuigamala to boost its campaign in South Auckland has angered the rugby league community, Labour leader Helen Clark said today.

Key Drowned Out In Christchurch

Key Drowned Out In Christchurch
Napier, Nov 6 NZPA - National leader John Key was drowned out by Labour supporters in Christchurch today at a lunchtime rally in Cathedral Square. Mr Key today embarked on a whistle-stop tour of the country, stopping in Napier and Taupo before hitting Christchurch.

Peters Leaves Tauranga To Campaign In Rimutaka

Peters Leaves Tauranga To Campaign In Rimutaka
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Auckland, Nov 6 NZPA - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has put on hold his push to win back his old seat of Tauranga in a bid to build support in the Rimutaka seat.

Govt Announces Major Infrastructure Project

Govt Announces Major Infrastructure Project
Auckland, Nov 6 NZPA - Prime Minister Helen Clark announced a major infrastructure project today, saying cabinet had agreed to invest $6 million in the Wiri Inland Port Rail Link project.

Voters Think Nats Best On Economy

Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - Voters see National as best qualified to steer New Zealand through troubled economic times, a Herald-DigiPoll survey says.

Key Calls On NZers To Follow US Lead

Key Calls On NZers To Follow US Lead
By Grant Fleming of NZPA Napier, Nov 6 NZPA - National leader John Key has embarked on a whistle-stop tour of the country calling for New Zealanders to follow the United States' lead and vote for change.

Key Embarks On Final Campaign Sprint

Key Embarks On Final Campaign Sprint
Napier, Nov 6 NZPA - National leader John Key has flown into Napier on a hectic tour that will see him blitz eight towns and cities in two final days of furious campaigning.

Guy Fawkes Night Debate Sets Off Few Fireworks

By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Auckland, Nov 6 NZPA - Guy Fawke's night should have been an auspicious day for the final leaders debate of the 2008 election, but it was a polite, civilised affair with few explosions to bring gasps from the crowd.

Personal Insights Liven Last Debate

By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Mark Sainsbury tried to sound casual. "Do you believe in God?" he asked. Helen Clark and John Key didn't seem to have been expecting that one, but they're good politicians and didn't flinch.

Last Leaders Debate Was The Best

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Helen Clark and John Key got the chance to talk about their policies and New Zealand's future tonight in the last and the best of three TV leaders debates.

Clark And Key Congratulate Obama

Clark And Key Congratulate Obama
Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Prime Minister Helen Clark and National's leader John Key were quick to congratulate Barack Obama when he won the US presidential election. "The New Zealand Government very much looks forward to working with the new Obama administration," Miss Clark said.

Jeanette Fitzsimons Says Greens Will Give The Change Voters Want

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Auckland, Nov 5 NZPA - A relaxed Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons told an Auckland audience today that the party is looking good for Saturday's general election.

Nats Promise $150m For School Broadband

Nats Promise $150m For School Broadband
Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - National leader John Key has promised to spend at least $150 million over the next three years to gear schools up for the arrival of ultra-fast fibre broadband.

Clark Says Nats Will Target Universal Subsidies For Savings

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Labour leader Helen Clark says she believes National will cut universal subsidies in several areas in an attempt to reprioritise public service spending to pay for its election promises.

Clark's Negotiating Skills Will Be Tested

If Labour is in a position to put a government together after the election, Helen Clark is going to need all her skills to do it. PETER WILSON of NZPA looks at the challenges ahead for Labour's leader.

ACT Left Red-Faced By Jacket Jack Up

ACT Left Red-Faced By Jacket Jack Up
Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - A jacked up complaint about Rodney Hide's trademark yellow jacket that left the ACT leader red faced is a classic case of "foot in mouth", Labour leader Helen Clark says.

Labour Denies Any Link To Person Allegedly Behind Secret Tapes

Labour Denies Any Link To Person Allegedly Behind Secret Tapes
Auckland, Nov 5 NZPA - Labour and National are in a political tit-for-tat exchange over who is behind the secretly recorded comments by National's deputy leader Bill English at a cocktail function in August.

Boundary Changes Could Make Big Impact In Tight Race

By Alastair Bull of NZPA Auckland, Nov 5 NZPA - A boundary change in the Maori seat of Hauraki-Waikato could play an important part in deciding the state of play after Saturday's election.

Clark Opens Door To Maori Party Ministerial Posts

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Labour has ramped up its bid to woo the Maori Party with leader Helen Clark opening the door to its MPs holding ministerial roles in a future government.

Show Us Your Bills, Says Labour

Show Us Your Bills, Says Labour
Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Labour wants National to publish the bills it says it will introduce to Parliament before Christmas if it wins the election. National's leader, John Key, yesterday set out a challenging legislative timetable for a National-led government.

Nats Still `Cold War Warriors' Says Goff

Nats Still `Cold War Warriors' Says Goff
Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Labour's Phil Goff is describing National MPs as "unreconstructed Cold War warriors" after Bill English was taped expressing concerns about Barack Obama's "moralistic" views on international relations.

Fed Farmers Wishlist Becomes A Platform For Political Rivalry

Fed Farmers Wishlist Becomes A Platform For Political Rivalry
Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - The Federated Farmers lobby caught the attention of several political parties by releasing its own political "wishlist' in Wellington, only to have the politicians turn around and use the manifesto to bash their opponents.

Key Sets Agenda With `First 100 Days' Action Plan

Key Sets Agenda With `First 100 Days' Action Plan
Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - National's John Key set out what he intends doing in his 100 days if he wins the election, the police cleared New Zealand First and another secret tape surfaced during a frenetic day on the campaign trail.

Clark Hits Upper Hutt

Clark Hits Upper Hutt
Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - Prime Minister Helen Clark was kissed, hugged and given flowers as she walked through Upper Hutt town centre today but one man who shook her hand was no longer a fan.

`Pork Barrel' Key Has His Figures Wrong, Labour Says

Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - Labour today accused National Party leader John Key of pork barrel politics and said the cost of roading projects he had announced was based on inaccurate figures.

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