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Tauranga Will Do The Right Thing- Peters

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12 November 1999

Tauranga Will Do The Right Thing- Peters

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that he has every faith in the people of Tauranga to do the right thing on Election Day-and not be taken in by the wheeling and dealing of either of the two old parties.

"The Labour and National parties have repeatedly stated that they want to remove Winston Peters and New Zealand First from Tauranga and New Zealand politics-that we are their "worst case scenario".

"Why? Because we will force them to share power-in Tauranga and nationwide-with the people and not just with each other.

"As in previous elections, and in a by-election, Tauranga will again send a message on behalf of the country that the old two party stranglehold on political power must end-and that, for the first time in a long time, Labour and National should be held accountable to the people.

"The people of Tauranga understand that New Zealand First's decision to stay on the cross benches has been dictated to us by the undemocratic behaviour of Labour and National and their wish to have a blank cheque to do as they wish-instead of having to get a public mandate for their policies," said Mr Peters.

Mr Peters said that on Election Night Tauranga would again be leading the way to break the two party strangle-hold on political power in New Zealand. Mr Peters also said he was confident that his constituents would not return to either of the two parties who have repeatedly lied to them and failed to keep their election promises.

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