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Alliance Told To Fight Fair During Campaign

Media release – FOR USE FRIDAY 8th October 1999


New Zealand First has urged the Alliance to concentrate on the real issues facing New Zealanders during this election campaign, and not to engage in personality politics.

The Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, released agenda papers for the Alliance’s election campaign committee today which had mistakenly been sent to his office.

“It must be of concern to the Alliance’s few remaining supporters that Labour has left them no policies to campaign on, so they have to mount an attack on me.

“The agenda sent to our office also refers to the Alliance’s relations with other parties, including polls. Does this refer to the Alliance’s secret coalition talks with Labour that New Zealanders are not supposed to know about?”

Mr Peters said that he was disappointed at the Alliance campaign strategy and appealed to Jim Anderton to try to persuade his committee to avoid personal attacks.

“I am looking forward to debating the issues with Jim during the campaign, and he has my pledge that New Zealand First will give him a hard fight - but a fair one.”


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