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Key Takes Dunne's Word On `Cash For Policy' Allegations

Key Takes Dunne's Word On `Cash For Policy' Allegations
Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - National leader John Key says he accepts United Future leader Peter Dunne's assurance he never changed his party's fishing or tax policies for cash.

Greens Rule Out Working In Cabinet With Peters

Greens Rule Out Working In Cabinet With Peters
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Russel Norman today ruled out his party sitting around a Cabinet table with New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

United Future Also Got Donation From Vela Family

United Future Also Got Donation From Vela Family
Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - United Future leader Peter Dunne has been drawn into controversy surrounding New Zealand First donations, rejecting allegations he was offered money after agreeing to oppose international fishing restrictions.

Key Not Ruling Out Entrenching Maori Seats

Key Not Ruling Out Entrenching Maori Seats
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 2 NZPA - National leader John Key told supporters in Upper Hutt today the public had to choose whether they wanted a National, United Future, Act Government or not -- but he did not mention the Maori Party.

Clear Divide Between Which Parties Support Workers

One of the largest unions in the country says a survey shows a clear division between which political parties support employee rights and those wanting to take them away.

Political Wounds Picked In Feisty Debate

Auckland voters got the answers to the big questions last night; such as which MPs could field dress a moose and who thought United States republican vice president candidate Sarah Palin was hot.

Dunne Not Feeling Under Pressure

Dunne Not Feeling Under Pressure
United Future leader Peter Dunne had his blood pressure taken today but says he couldn't be more relaxed about his decision to rule out working with Labour after the election.

Peters Buoyant After Debate

Peters Buoyant After Debate
An election debate with the six leaders of the minor political parties was a worthwhile discussion of issues but was just too tame, a relaxed Winston Peters told media last night .

The Debate Of The Kingmakers

The leaders of the six minor political parties squared-off last night in what was billed as the debate of the kingmakers. But no-one seemed willing to take the crown, all six at pains to say the voters would decide the next government.

Minor Leaders Spar In Televised Debate

New Zealand's handling of the global economic crisis, and potential coalition partners after the election dominated TVNZ's minor parties election debate tonight. The leaders of the six minor parliamentary parties took the stage in their only televised debate of the campaign.

Voters Say Leading Party Should Lead Govt - Poll

A overwhelming majority of voters think the major party that wins the most votes should head the incoming government, an opinion poll shows.

Labour Closing Gap On Nats - Poll

A new opinion poll shows Labour closing the gap on National, with a National-led bloc only just ahead in the race to form a government.

Labour Closing Gap On Nats - Poll

A new opinion poll shows Labour closing the gap on National, with a National-led bloc only just ahead in the race to form a government.

United Future Backs National, Jilts Labour

United Future Backs National, Jilts Labour
United Future leader Peter Dunne has thrown his support behind National, but Labour leader Helen Clark says his decision is unlikely to sway the election.

United Future Backs National, Jilts Labour

United Future leader Peter Dunne has thrown his support behind National, but Labour leader Helen Clark says his decision is unlikely to sway the election.

Nats Get Boost But Polls Present Confusing Picture

Two opinion polls released today have boosted National's chances of holding a majority in the next Parliament but they also added to the confusing picture of voter intentions.

New Poll Sees Trend Of Closing Gap But Nats Well Ahead

A new poll out today has National in a position to govern alone, should the election result reflect its findings. The Herald-DigiPoll put National party vote support at 50.4 percent of decided voters, which would be enough to win 63 seats on election day.

Election Could Be Close, New Poll Shows

Political parties will be watching the polls even more intently after the latest survey showed the election could go down to the wire. TV3's poll, released last night, put Labour and the Greens in a position where they would together hold 59 seats in a 123-member Parliament.

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.

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.

Dunne Says Only He Can Moderate Next Govt

United Future leader Peter Dunne has played the "sensible" card, saying only his party can moderate ACT or the Greens' influence over the next government. The Greens yesterday ruled out supporting a national-led government -- setting up a Labour-Greens, National-ACT left-right split.

Clark Says Polls Closer

Clark Says Polls Closer
Prime Minister Helen Clark says polls are closer than they appear once support partners were included in the mix. Last night's One News Colmar Brunton Poll of 1003 voters showed a slightly narrower gap between the two main parties.

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.

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.

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

Abolish All University Fees - United Future

The United Future Party says it has a more effective solution to the student debt problem than a universal allowance -- abolish all fees. Party leader Peter Dunne told Auckland University students about his zero fees policy today.

Key Backs National's Financial Response

National Party leader John Key acknowledged today the Government had seized the high ground in the election campaign with its announcement of moves to deal with the effects of the international financial crisis.

Three Polls In Three Days Tell Three Different Stories

Three polls over three days have painted a very different picture of the mood of voters ahead of the November 8 election.

United Future Will Keep Govt Honest: Dunne

Family values and trust were at the centre of United Future's campaign launch in Onehunga this afternoon, led by an energised Peter Dunne .

Election Campaign Launches Put Economy At Forefront

The formal election campaigns of the major parties kicked off today with the international economic crisis firmly the centre of attention.

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