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Election Day Results


2017 General Election - Preliminary Count

National won 46% of the vote with Labour on 35.8%.

NZ First won 7.5%, with the Greens on 5.8%.

ACT held on to Epsom, but failed to get more MPs.

The Maori Party were wiped out of Parliament.

There are still special votes to be counted, but clearly National is in the box seat to form the next Government.

The Greens can not contemplate a deal with National.

So, Winston Peters will have to make a choice and could back National or a combined Labour/Green coalition.

The most likely result is National and NZ First will reach some sort of deal to form the next government.


Election Night Results

Advance Voting Statistics

General Election Information: Voters - Who, When And Where

 
 

From The Hood: The Campaign Strategist’s Lament

"This election is a chance to really work the record of what nine years of National-led government has done to improve the country for everyone. Or will do. Another three years, maybe six. Thirty-three years, tops. You don’t want to risk that, do you? More>>

PSA Report: National Gets An ‘F’ For Health Funding

"Seeing National’s record on health collected in one place is quite sobering - it’s clear that underfunding is having dire consequences on both patients and staff, who are having to do more than ever with less," says Glenn Barclay, PSA national secretary. More>>

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Children With Disabilities: Education Crisis Unaddressed

In 2008 IHC lodged its complaint against the on-going failure of New Zealand Governments and the Ministry of Education to ensure that disabled children access a quality education on an equal basis to others in New Zealand schools. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Ten Reasons For Not Voting National

if anyone you know is thinking of voting National in Saturday’s election, there’s still time for an intervention. You owe it to your friends and relations to intercede. Because there’s plenty of evidence on National’s mediocre-to-awful track record over its nine years in power. We can’t afford another three years of drift. More>>

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Suffrage Day: PSA National Secretaries Vote For Equal Pay

PSA national secretaries Erin Polaczuk and Glenn Barclay are advance voting for the 2017 election alongside their daughters, with equal pay and fairness in mind on the 124th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. More>>

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Charge Protests: Dairy Farms Use Same Amount Of Water As 60 Million People

Using Dairy NZ numbers, economist Peter Fraser and agricultural consultant Dr Alison Dewes calculate the water consumption of New Zealand dairy farms is equivalent to the residential use of 60 million people. More>>

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Greenpeace: Labour, Greens Commit To Canterbury Democracy

Labour MP Megan Woods is promising to return Canterbury’s regional council, ECan, to a democratically elected council. It follows a mass day-long occupation of the ECan building by local water activists calling for the restoration of democracy and urgent action to save rivers. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On National’s Mickey Mouse Policies On Trade
Supposedly, trade is war by other means, and the rationale for it seems just as empty-headed. Once again, the free trade = good mantra was taken as a patriotic given in this morning’s RNZ interview with Trade Minister Todd McClay. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Fear And Neglect
Is the country able to tackle the serious problems we face in health, housing, education and income inequality – or will it allow itself to be spooked by lies and diversions into settling for another three years of evasion and denial? More>>

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Vote Early And Just Once Thanks: Advance Voting Begins
Voting in the 2017 General Election kicked off in earnest on Monday 11 September when advance voting places open, and will go through until election day on Saturday 23 September. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On The Likely Path Of Hurricane Jacinda
So far, Labour’s tax plans have been treated like an incoming hurricane in the Caribbean – how big will it be, what path it take through the economy, how much damage will it do? More>>

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Media: Labour To Boost Public Broadcasting Funding
Labour is proposing to double current funding for New Zealand on Air to around $72 million a year, and to devote the lion's share of the additional $38 million a year to public interest journalism and programming, including local children's programming. More>>

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IPCA: Use Of Taser At The Hamilton Court Not Justified
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in using a Taser on a prisoner on 26 January 2017, because the prisoner was not directly assaulting or threatening him or others at the time. More>>

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Net Zero By 2050: Labour Sets Target And Plan For Climate Action
“For too long, we have set targets and not done what’s needed to achieve them. That’s why Labour will set up an independent Climate Commission to examine what reductions can practically be achieved by each sector and recommend emissions reductions targets. More>>

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Lyndon Hood: Do Politicians Dream of Electric Sheep?
In this campaign it’s not just online events that strain credibility. So I decided to test the political parties to see if they are not robots. More>>

Rebuild: Christchurch Synod Votes To Reinstate Cathedral
“No one can say the decision was made lightly. It was also made with those in attendance being aware of an 8.1 earthquake near Mexico and a 4.3 earthquake in Canterbury happening during the Synod,” Bishop Vitoria Matthews said. More>>

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"Let's Do, Specifically, This": Labour’s 100 Day Plan
Labour will take urgent action in its first 100 days in office to expand support for families and students, make rental homes warm and dry, find solutions to the mental health crisis and accelerate efforts to clean up our waterways... More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On The Myth Of Conservative Economic Competence
The phantom hole in the Labour books conjured up by Finance Minister Steven Joyce has been widely discredited, but facts were never all that relevant to Joyce. What mattered was feeding the myth... This myth of conservative competence is as widespread as it is unearned. More>>

Charters: Four New Partnership Schools Announced
Four new Partnership Schools are set to open in 2019... These schools will join 10 existing Partnership Schools, plus the two set to open next year. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On National’s Fake News Onslaught
Can National succeed in lying its way into a fourth term of office? Given its entirely fictitious claims of a $11.7 billion hole in Labour’s alternative budget, it won’t be for lack of trying. More>>

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Intervention-Programme And Stick Approach: Nat Plans For Youth Beneficiaries
“This significant extra support we are announcing today will come with obligations and personal responsibilities, so those who won’t take the opportunities available to them will lose all or part of their benefit until they take steps to turn their lives around.” More>>

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