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Crowdfunded newspaper ad urges NZ First to side with Labour

Crowdfunded newspaper ad urges NZ First to side with Labour

Voters have helped crowdfund a full page ad in Winston Peter’s local paper, with an open letter urging NZ First to form a government with Labour and the Greens.

The open letter comes as the country hangs in the balance waiting for the new government to be formed. It will feature in The Northern Advocate on October 7, the day special votes are counted.

The ad highlights five key areas of policy overlap between NZ First, Labour and the Greens - well-funded healthcare, world-class education, better trade deals, legally binding climate targets and improving public broadcasting.

“These are key issues for the more than half a million New Zealanders who have participated in our campaigns over the past three years, many of whom actually vote for New Zealand First” says Laura O’Connell Rapira, co-director of ActionStation - the group behind the letter.

“They are also the areas where Labour, NZ First and the Greens have the greatest agreement, and therefore the greatest likelihood to implement the change each party seeks.”

The ad comes as independent polling by Colmar Brunton reveals the majority of NZ First voters want the party to support a Labour-led government. A result that is supported by an internal survey of ActionStation members that showed 72 per cent of people who said they voted for NZ First also prefer a Labour-led government.

“This is NZ First’s chance to create a legacy that builds on the good work they’ve done in the past with the GoldCard and free health care for children under six. We hope they use this opportunity to create a government that will pursue policies for a fairer and more flourishing future”, concludes O’Connell Rapira

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ActionStation is an independent, crowdfunded community campaigning organisation representing over 170,000 New Zealanders acting together to create what we cannot achieve on our own: a society, economy and democracy that serves all of us - everyday people and the planet we love.

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