Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


United Future welcomes election date confirmation

Media statement
For immediate release
Monday, 25 July 2005

United Future welcomes election date confirmation

United Future leader Peter Dunne said today his party's planning for a September 17 election was well-advanced "since that was the date we have always assumed it would be held".

"Now that the uncertainty is out of the way, the New Zealand voter can focus on what will be the best form of government to promote New Zealand's and the New Zealand family's prosperity.

"At the moment, all the focus is on the two major parties, but people must realise that either of those parties will need a solid, stable, non-extreme smaller party to help them form a government.

"United Future fits that description.

"Unlike New Zealand First, we celebrate diversity and embrace people of other cultures in order to make New Zealand a more dynamic society and unlike the Greens, we don't think the most important political choice facing Kiwis is how easy it should be to get hold of and consume more and more mind-altering drugs.

"United Future is the party that stands for commonsense family values. A party vote for United Future will not be wasted," said Mr Dunne.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news