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ACT Nationwide Bus Tour On The Road

ACT Nationwide Bus Tour On The Road

Monday 25th Oct 1999
Richard Prebble
Media Release -- Other

ACT New Zealand MPs and supporters today set off on their five-week, nationwide bus tour that will cover more than 100 towns and cities in the North and South Islands over the next 33 days.

The famous ACT bus made its first stop at the America's Cup village where ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially launch the tour

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said "the ACT bus is the only specialised campaign bus in the country fully equipped with 8 speakers, a specially designed Harry Truman speaking platform on the back and another platform on the roof.

The first event of the tour, straight after the ribbon cutting, was the opening of ACT MP Rodney Hide's campaign for the Epsom seat. Rodney Hide and Richard Prebble made their Epsom campaign opening speeches to a crowd of Epsom supporters at the Fred Ambler lookout in Parnell.

The ACT New Zealand bus tour will finish on the eve of the election in Wellington Central at Queens Wharf.

"ACT's support has been strong in rural heartland and the bus tours are designed to build on that support. ACT's recent polling shows that the party is already second in rural New Zealand and this support is rapidly growing, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble.

ACT New Zealand Election Bus Tour Itinerary

Monday 25 October 1999 Auckland

Tuesday 26 October 1999 Hamilton Morrinsville Te Aroha Matamata Te Awamutu Ohaupo

Wednesday 27 October 1999 Kihikihi Putaruru Tirau Tauranga Whakatane Rotorua

Thursday October 28 1999 Taupo Turangi Waiouru Raetihi Kakatahi Wanganui

Friday October 29 1999 Wanganui Bulls Palmerston North

Saturday October 30 1999 Palmerston North Foxton Levin Paraparaumu Fielding

Sunday October 31 1999 Taupo Cambridge Morrinsville

For further information or to arrange travel on the North or South Island buses during the five week tour please contact Trish Sherson 09 3778453 or 025 570 803.

ENDS

For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.


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