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Election a choice on NZ's direction

Hon Jim Anderton

Progressive Party leader

12 September 2008 Media Statement

Election a choice on NZ's direction

November's election is a choice between two directions for New Zealand, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton said today.

"Voters need to choose between going back to the failed policies of the past with National, or moving to a stronger New Zealand that cares for all citizens with Labour and the Progressives."

He said the Progressive Party would campaign on four things:
the retention of Kiwibank as a locally-owned bank providing the best deal for New Zealanders;
policies that care for New Zealanders, such as a $200 winter power bill rebate for low and fixed income households and support for young people;
policies that will enhance New Zealand's economy, such as the New Zealand Fast Forward initiative which will see up to $2billion invested in food and pastoral agriculture innovation over 15 years; and
opposition to National's policies to sell Kiwibank and to put the highest taxes in decades on innovation.


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