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Peters Welcomes Election Announcement

12 September 2008

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Peters Welcomes Election Announcement

Rt Hon Winston Peters says New Zealand First welcomes the election announcement today and is ready to fight for its policies the length and breadth of the country.

“Over the past three years New Zealand First has helped deliver higher wages, lower taxes, higher superannuation, free off-peak travel on public transport for SuperGold Card holders, 1000 more frontline police, tighter immigration laws, saved the Racing Industry and the eldercare sector, to name but a few, all while providing stable government and strengthening our relationships with the US and Asia-Pacific region.

“We delivered on our side of the bargain, but there is so much more to be done and so we will be asking for the support of fair-minded New Zealanders to help us continue our work.

“This election is about providing safety and financial security during uncertain times and it is not a time to experiment with any party that has untested leadership and a hidden agenda.

“The battle lines have been drawn, and New Zealand First will hold fast to its policies of financial security for all New Zealanders, the ownership of strategic assets and looking after our senior citizens.”

Mr Peters says media barons in foreign boardrooms must not decide the outcome of the election.

“The future is in our own hands and all New Zealanders must grasp this opportunity to decide their own future.”


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