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NewsWire’s all-you-can-eat election coverage 06/10

New this morning on NewsWire’s all-you-can-eat election coverage
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Newsy, informed, to-the-point, comprehensive, challenging, analytical, quirky and fun… election coverage from Whitireia Polytechnic journalism students

Herald deal raises fear level
With Fairfax tipped as a possible buyer for a stake in NZ Herald owner APN, politicians are getting twitchy about concentration of media ownership. By Sandra Dickson & Sarah Coddington.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/media-diversity/

Daddy’s girl votes on the right
Sarah McCormick, daughter of American Ambassador William McCormick, voted for John McCain to keep her dad quiet, NewsWire reveals. Our reporters mingled with the crowd at the US Embassy in Wellington as the Obama result became clear.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/powerful-father/

England succumbs to US election fever
A take on the American situation from NewsWire’s former online news tutor, Dave Lee, now with the BBC.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/us-election-takes-foreign-media-by-storm/

Cuba Mall: Green as (WITH VIDEO)
True to form for this hangout for environmental activists, modern hippies and the beatnik young cool, Cuba Mall regulars tell NewsWire they will mainly be voting for the Green Party.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/street-poll-the-cuba-vote/

Victory for the Orange Guy (WITH VIDEO)
He has 1000 Facebook friends and is being hailed as a promotional success. A panel of young voters give their views of New Zealand’s election mascot.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/orange-guy-2/

Weather casts gloom for National
Jessica Dixon reports that Saturday’s fine-weather forecast bodes better for Labour than the Nats.
http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/11/poor-weather-could-swing-election-for-national/

PLUS: Bad news for National among voters in the Wellington High school-yard; New Zealand’s journey to full voting rights for all; and more Billboard Shenanigans.


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Gordon Campbell: On That $4 Billion Hit To National’s Economic Cred

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PM: Auckland At Bolstered Level 2, Rest Of Country Provisionally At Level 1

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Labour: Supporting Workers And Valuing Their Contribution

Making sure working New Zealanders are safe, healthy and that their contribution to the economy is valued is at the heart of Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy.
“This is Labour demonstrating its commitment to helping working New Zealanders by increasing sick leave, raising wages, protecting them while they are at work, growing jobs and investing in the economy,”... More>>

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PREFU: Economy Doing Better Than Forecast

The Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update released today shows that the near-term economic recovery has been stronger than the Treasury and many economists predicted at the May Budget, as the economy bounced back strongly out of lockdown... More>>

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PM Statement: Cabinet COVID-19 Alert Level Review

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Electoral Commission: Candidate And Party Lists Released

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National: Plan To Restore NZ’s Prosperity

National’s Economic and Fiscal Plan carefully balances the need to invest in infrastructure and core public services while also reducing tax pressure on Kiwi families and businesses. National Leader Judith Collins and Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith unveiled National’s ... More>>

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NZ First: Party List

New Zealand First has a proven twenty-seven-year history of bringing balance and common sense to our government. Amid the continued setbacks of COVID-19 restrictions, New Zealand First has once again sustained its profile by selecting a strong team ... More>>

Election: Arriving Travellers In Isolation To Be Able To Vote By Telephone

Up to 5,000 people in managed isolation or quarantine will be able to vote by telephone in the general election and referendums after an amendment to electoral regulations last week. Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright says the Electoral Commission sought ... More>>

National: Investing In Our Children’s Future

A National Government will prioritise lifting achievement for all New Zealand children, no matter their background or ability, National Party Leader Judith Collins and National’s Education spokesperson Nicola Willis say. “Parents just want what’s best for ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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