The ACT Party will today fire the second shot in its
pre-election billboard campaign, with deputy leader Ken
Shirley erecting a billboard in Christchurch.
leader Richard Prebble last Thursday launched the billboard
campaign in Auckland and the party intends to erect
hoardings throughout the country between now the
"The billboard I'll be putting up in
Christchurch, on St Asaph Street, will carry a message to
remind voters that the Labour/Alliance government has
failed in its election-night pledge to attract Kiwis home
from overseas," Mr Shirley said.
"The nurses strike
highlights the problems caused by skilled New Zealanders
leaving the country. So the billboard reads: `You've paid
taxes to train nurses, so why are they leaving? Act.
Somebody has to'.
"Initially, our billboards will be
highlighting the government's failure to perform. Then
we'll follow with billboards promoting ACT's ideas on how
we can be a low-tax country with prosperity and jobs," Mr
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