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

 


National launches first election billboard

John Key MP
National Party Leader

1 September 2008

National launches first election billboard

National Party Leader John Key today launched the first of a series of billboards highlighting the issues the party believes matter to New Zealanders.

The billboard, on taxation and migration, was launched in Auckland this afternoon. The same billboard is going up at sites in Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, and Tauranga.

“Our first election billboard promotes our intention to introduce an ongoing programme of personal tax cuts. It will be a responsible and a transparent programme,” says Mr Key.

“National will build on Labour’s planned October tax cuts. We will treat those as the first tranche in our tax cut programme. There will be further tax reductions on 1 April 2009, and again on 1 April 2010.

“The billboard also highlights Labour’s failure to stem the tide of people voting with their feet and leaving New Zealand.

“The figures are sky-high. Recent statistics show that more people than ever are leaving. In the year to July, 80,872 people packed their bags and headed overseas for good.

“That’s the highest loss for a year ended July since 1979, and the second highest loss ever. The figure equates to more than 1,500 people per week.

“Half have left for Australia, where average after-tax wages are now one-third higher than in New Zealand.

“Labour has done nothing after nine long years about this problem. National is not prepared to stand by and do nothing. I believe it is time for New Zealanders to choose a brighter future.

“National believes the public is ready for a fresh start from a new government,” says Mr Key.

“Over the next two weeks we will be unveiling a number of other billboards on the core issues that a National government would want to make progress on after the election.”

wave goodbye to higher taxes. not your loved ones.

Click for big version

Billboard:

  • National's Billboard
  • ENDS

    © Scoop Media

     
     
     
     
     
    Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

    Gaza.Scoop: UNRWA School, Ambulances Attacked - Gaza MOH

    The Ministry of Health Gaza expresses its horror and outrage at the latest Israeli massacre moments ago at an UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons in Beit Hanoun. Ten people have been killed and there is a large number of wounded. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell:
    On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag

    One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.

    This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.

    What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>

     

    Parliament Today:

    TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

    The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

    ALSO:

    Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

    The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

    ALSO:

    Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

    National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

    ALSO:

    EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

    The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On The Non-Apology To Tania Billingsley

    The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of excuses... Yesterday though, Key’s choice of words indicated that an apology was the last thing on his mind. More>>

    ALSO:

    Conventions: Winston Peters On The Nation

    Winston Peters opens door to standing in East Coast Bays electorate, says it's an "exciting point" and he's thinking about it. "I’ve had a whole lot of people writing to me and calling up and saying ‘why don’t you have a go in East Coast Bays’." More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Parliament
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news