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15 December 1999

TAURANGA RE-COUNT - UNNECESSARY COST TO TAXPAYERS

After being confirmed as the MP for Tauranga for the third time since Election Day the Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First and MP for Tauranga, again thanked the people of Tauranga for their support but said that the re-count in the Tauranga Electorate had been a waste of taxpayers' money.

"Despite calling for the re-count Labour did not even turn up with a full team of scrutineers and the National Party simply didn't show up.

"Most New Zealanders will heave a sigh of relief to know that New Zealand First will be in Parliament to keep Labour honest because National are even more incompetent in opposition than they were in government.

"As I said from the outset we can count in Tauranga and I want to thank Returning Officer Kevin Nally and his team for a thorough job three times over," said Mr Peters.

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