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Winston Peters Refuses To Go On TV Show

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters refused to appear on Sky News' Campaign 08 because he objected to the host Bill Ralston. Ralston told the New Zealand Herald that NZ First staffer Frank Perry told him Mr Peters would not appear because "he's suing you".

Reserve Bank Act Rewrite A Bottom Line, Peters Says

Reserve Bank Act Rewrite A Bottom Line, Peters Says
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says a rewrite of the Reserve Bank Act would be a bottom line for his party in any post-election negotiations to form a government. "Exorbitant interest rates are destroying small businesses and threatening home ownership," he said today.

Small Parties Take Over On A Quiet Day

Small Parties Take Over On A Quiet Day
Minor parties took up the slack in the election campaign today as Labour and National wound down for the weekend.

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

Peters Wades Into Maori Seats Debate

Peters Wades Into Maori Seats Debate
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has waded into the controversy over National's stance on the Maori seats, saying it is clear it will do anything to win power.

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.

Peters Calls On Halt To Migration To Save Jobs

The number of immigrants should be cut to protect jobs, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said today. Speaking at a Grey Power meeting in Nelson, Mr Peters returned to a familiar theme -- restricting the numbers of people moving to New Zealand.

Jones Dumped Down NZ First List

New Zealand First MP Dail Jones has been dropped to 14th place on his party's list in an apparent punishment for his role in the Owen Glenn-donation scandal.

NZ First Cleared As Labour Picks Up In The Polls

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' re-election chances have been given a big boost just as opinion polls show Labour gaining support and closing in on National. The Serious Fraud Office yesterday cleared NZ First after investigating two donations to the party.

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.

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