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Transtasman Political Letter – 9 November Digest

Transtasman Political Letter – 9 November Digest

Transtasman is a subscriber newsletter published weekly and read widely in New Zealand and abroad. The following is a summary of this week's edition. To subscribe and read the full newsletter see..

9th November 2006

The country’s leaders head to London for the NZ Memorial unveiling on Armistice Day: Will it be “Peace in Our Time” for Don Brash?
... Clark hob-nobs with other “World Leaders”
... Mallard wants a waterfront Stadium, but is it a duck that won’t fly?
... Peters, Cullen favour export tax credits, but business doesn’t.
… And Peters is keen to stage a Kiwi Cup.

Labour Back On Top?

Don Brash says he’s “quite relaxed” about a poll showing John Key is a more popular choice than him as leader among National supporters. He doesn’t think caucus will move against his leadership while he is in London.

Mallard Runs Into Backlash On Stadium

Fifty-one weeks after NZ won the rights to stage the Rugby World Cup in 2011, it appears no nearer to resolving the issue of how it will host the final.

Sabre-Rattling Undermines Fiji

The Govt is keeping a close watch on the situation in Fiji where tensions between the Govt and the military are far from resolved, though threats of a coup appear to have diminished.

Clark Sells Global Warming Message To Farmers

Having flicked the switch on climate change, Helen Clark took her new campaign to Federated Farmers this week, a lobby group previously allergic to Govt policy.


People who live in glass-houses shouldn’t put up posters. Labour hit back at National’s Paintergate, Corngate, Doonegate, Speedgate, Plesgegate, Departure Gate billboard with one carrying five pictures of Don Brash over the captions Comb-Over, Take-Over, Leg-Over, Push-Over, All-Over ...

Play Of The Week: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Some Wellingtonians still get a bit sniffy when people call the Westpac Stadium “The Cake Tin.” It’s a shame. There is a great tradition of giving sports grounds alternative names.

Extra: Special Report

Exclusive Interview with Foreign Minister Winston Peters.
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