National Party Win Decisive Victory in General Election

The National Party convincingly won the general election on November 8th attracting 45.45% of the party vote giving them 18 list seats as well as winning 41 constituencies: 4 short of a majority in the House of Representatives. Therefore National will be able to form a government under the MMP system with the right wing Act New Zealand Party and United Future, and the possibility of extra support from the Māori Party.

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General Election: Economic Storm Clouds Gathering

The events of the melt down on the world stock markets and the ensuing economic crises have overtaken the general election in New Zealand. At present opinion polls vary enormously from giving National a 3% lead over Labour to 18% respectfully. Quite clearly volatility is building up within society.


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The 'R' word is back – Recession!

Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) confirmed what most of us have known for sometime that indeed we are at the beginning of a recession.

 

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General Election:Socialist Policies Needed

Prime Minister Helen Clark has called the general election for November 8thhoping to win a fourth term . The general election date was of no real surprise as it was the much predicted date being the penultimate date with which the government could go to the country . The problem for the Labour Party is that it is well behind in the various opinion polls which give the National Party between 8% and 18% lead over the Labour Party. With such a lead in the opinion polls the Labour Party is most likely to be defeated.

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Labour Government Re-nationalises Railways

The Labour led government is to re-nationalise the railways after reaching an agreement to purchase Australian owned Toll Holdings rail and ferry operating business for $665 million, thus completing the wholesale re-nationalisation of all aspects of the rail and ferry network.


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