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Stadiums full of taxpayers enslaved to pay off election bribes - ACT

Today, at North Harbour Stadium, ACT Leader David Seymour underscored the massive cost of election bribes in this election.

"The other parties want to enslave, in total, 132 stadium-loads of workers in order to pay enough tax to fund their spending promises," says Mr Seymour.

National's health report card gets an 'F' for funding - PSA

Persistent underfunding of the health system over the last nine years is having a severely negative impact on the quality and timeliness of services, and funding must urgently be restored by the next government if we are to avert the worst of an impending crisis, says the Public Service Associati

National's health report card shows need for new plan - Ardern

From increased GP fees, to kids getting sick from cold homes, to denial of important surgeries, National’s underfunding of health has hurt Kiwi families, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern.

Political parties need to address burnout of hospital specialists - ASMS

"Burnout among hospital specialists providing front-line clinical care in our public hospitals is an important issue that political parties aspiring to be the next government need to address," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

Howie Tamati joins march against seabed mining on Whanganui

Māori Party candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru Howie Tamati is marching today in Whanganui with Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, the community and local iwi who are supporting efforts to put a stop to sea bed mining taking place off the coast of South Taranaki after the decision from the Environmenta

Major parties' views on exercise and fitness

ExerciseNZ has asked the major political parties for their stance on health-related fitness in the run up to Saturday’s national election, so more Kiwis are better educated about exercise.

Ardern still all at sea on water tax

Only four days out from the election, and Labour’s leader still has no idea how much her planned water tax would cost New Zealand households, businesses and farms - and who would pay it, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says.

Opinion: NZ politics' soft neoliberal underbelly

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has asserted that ‘neoliberalism has failed’. Instead, she claims, government intervention is necessary so the market will not dictate matters.

Eye clinic wait downright dangerous - Labour

The fact that 9,500 Kiwis are waiting one and a half times longer than they should to get follow-up eye appointments is unacceptable and dangerous, says Labour’s Health Spokesperson David Clark.

New tourism fund receives 43 applications - Bennett

The first round of the new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund has attracted 43 eligible applications, says Tourism Minister Paula Bennett.

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