Governor-General welcomes Royal announcement
Governor-General welcomes Royal
It was with much joy and happiness
that we learnt this morning that Their Royal Highnesses, The
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby.
of the pregnancy is a wonderful gift to the child’s
parents, and both of their families, and especially Her
Majesty The Queen, who celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this
On behalf of my wife Janine and all New
Zealanders, I send our best wishes to the Prince and Duchess
at this happy time. I will be writing to Their Royal
Highnesses to offer my personal congratulations.
Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry
Governor-General of New
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>