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ACT Billboard Campaign Hits The South Island

The ACT Party will today fire the second shot in its pre-election billboard campaign, with deputy leader Ken Shirley erecting a billboard in Christchurch.

ACT leader Richard Prebble last Thursday launched the billboard campaign in Auckland and the party intends to erect hoardings throughout the country between now the election.

"The billboard I'll be putting up in Christchurch, on St Asaph Street, will carry a message to remind voters that the Labour/Alliance government has failed in its election-night pledge to attract Kiwis home from overseas," Mr Shirley said.

"The nurses strike highlights the problems caused by skilled New Zealanders leaving the country. So the billboard reads: `You've paid taxes to train nurses, so why are they leaving? Act. Somebody has to'.

"Initially, our billboards will be highlighting the government's failure to perform. Then we'll follow with billboards promoting ACT's ideas on how we can be a low-tax country with prosperity and jobs," Mr Shirley said.

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