Today I am arriving home from a very successful
visit to China, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.
meeting with world leaders we had some great wins for New
Zealand. We agreed to extend our trade target between New
Zealand and China, and we deepened relations with the
European Union including the option of exploring a Free
Trade Agreement with the EU.
Improved relations with our
trading partners are a long-term boost for exporters and
ultimately more jobs and opportunities for all New
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False Electoral Return: John Banks Sentenced To Community Detention, Community Work
“The conviction of John Banks today is another sad chapter for John Banks and the ACT Party”, says Labour candidate for Epsom Michael Wood.
“Mr Banks was found guilty of electoral fraud in June. Regardless of what sentence is handed down, his reputation is in tatters. Sentencing is a matter for the court, and publicly deriding him further brings little benefit.”
“With the conviction confirmed, it is time for the ACT Party to step up to the mark and apologise to the people of Epsom. Mr Banks has suffered the consequences of his actions, but so far the ACT Party has gotten off scott-free” More>>