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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers - 4 May 2016many more people are unemployed today, as compared with when this Government to
Questions & Answers - 4 May 2016
Scoop.co.nz / Posted an hour ago
many more people are unemployed today, as compared with when this Government took office in 2008, according to the—Rt Hon Winston Peters: 40,000.Grant Robertson: —household labour force survey? Listen to him.Hon STEVEN JOYCE: Well, I saw the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers - 3 May 2016very first word given by the Prime Minister was “No”, he would not consider it.
Questions & Answers - 3 May 2016
Scoop.co.nz / Posted an hour ago
very first word given by the Prime Minister was “No”, he would not consider it.Finance Minister—Silver Fern Farms2.Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement on 11 November 2015 regarding... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Where Are The Bridges Mr Bridges?Friday, 6 May 2016, 1:48 pmPress Release: New Zealand First PartyRt Hon Winston
Where Are The Bridges Mr Bridges?
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 hours ago
Friday, 6 May 2016, 1:48 pmPress Release: New Zealand First PartyRt Hon Winston PetersNew Zealand First LeaderMember of Parliament for Northland6 May 2016 Where Are the Bridges Mr Bridges?By-election promises are... Read more
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NZCity
Winston goes over the topWinston Peters was way over the top with his threat to recall "unsuitable" dipl
Winston goes over the top
NZCity / Posted 4 hours ago
Winston Peters was way over the top with his threat to recall "unsuitable" diplomats from their posts. He's a master of bombastic rhetoric, but this pushed the limit. Foreign Minister Murray McCully, a master of understatement, said he was... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Clinton gets her claws out in social media scrap with TrumpWith his Winston Peters-eque instinct for populist punchlines, Donald Trump swe
Clinton gets her claws out in social media scrap with Trump
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 8 hours ago
With his Winston Peters-eque instinct for populist punchlines, Donald Trump swept through the Republican primaries. But the competition wasn’t that tough. Cruz was creepy, Rubio a bumbler, and Jeb Bush seemingly bored with the whole thing. The... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Toby Manhire: Dancing with the Cops and other reality TV ideasby Flammable Organics That's Right, Sunshine! The cut and thrust of real-worl
Toby Manhire: Dancing with the Cops and other reality TV ideas
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
by Flammable Organics That's Right, Sunshine! The cut and thrust of real-world politics with the NZ First Party, where Winston Peters watches video clips of his own parliamentary performances over the decades and offers a running... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Rob Hewett answers Winston PetersThe Chairman of Silver Fern Farms refutes claims made by Winston Peters about t
Rob Hewett answers Winston Peters
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
The Chairman of Silver Fern Farms refutes claims made by Winston Peters about the proposed sale of a 50% stake to Chinese investor, Shanghai Maling. Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletterSIGN UP NOW Discover... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Speaker David Carter has 'no interest' in top diplomatic postingDavid Carter has slapped down speculation he wants a top diplomatic posting - a
Speaker David Carter has 'no interest' in top diplomatic posting
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
David Carter has slapped down speculation he wants a top diplomatic posting - after New Zealand First leader Winston Peters intimated he would block such an appointment if in power. After Mr Peters' comments yesterday, Mr Carter has... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Future of Milk And Meat is a Real Futures Marketbecause at least it does not pretend to be something it is not,” says New Zeala
Future of Milk And Meat is a Real Futures Market
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
because at least it does not pretend to be something it is not,” says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“The NZX ‘dairy futures’ market is a derivatives market so its value is derived from GlobalDairyTrade but... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Staff Cuts Likely From Parliament – Questions Askedand told to re-apply, if they want to, for about five jobs,” says New Zealand F
Staff Cuts Likely From Parliament – Questions Asked
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
and told to re-apply, if they want to, for about five jobs,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.“Who is running Parliament? It does not appear to be the elected members.“Why are so many staff likely to... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Political ramifications for Peters vs CarterNorthland MP Winston Peters. Photo / Northern Advocate, John Stone Luigi Peter
Political ramifications for Peters vs Carter
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
Northland MP Winston Peters. Photo / Northern Advocate, John Stone Luigi Peters is well known for his inflammatory statements and his refusal to kowtow to those occupying positions of political power. This Parliamentary Don has been biffed out of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Winston Peters takes swipe at 'brorocracy' of diplomatic appointmentsWinston Peters some of the people who have been given foreign postings have not
Winston Peters takes swipe at 'brorocracy' of diplomatic appointments
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Winston Peters some of the people who have been given foreign postings have not been the wisest choice. Photo / File New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has promised to order "unsuitable" political appointees to return home from diplomatic posts... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Housing crisis: NZ-born Chinese teen's letter to Kiwis - 'I no longer feel welcome'the culprits causing [the housing problem]. Whenever you get a number of people
Housing crisis: NZ-born Chinese teen's letter to Kiwis - 'I no longer feel welcome'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
the culprits causing [the housing problem]. Whenever you get a number of people who are more noticeable, or in the words of Winston Peters an 'Asian invasion', the finger gets pointed." Mr Luey said Chinese people were reasonably well accepted in... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Chinese teen's letter to NZ: 'I no longer feel welcome'the culprits causing [the housing problem]. Whenever you get a number of people
Chinese teen's letter to NZ: 'I no longer feel welcome'
Otago Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
the culprits causing [the housing problem]. Whenever you get a number of people who are more noticeable, or in the words of Winston Peters an 'Asian invasion', the finger gets pointed." Mr Luey said Chinese people were reasonably well accepted in... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
No joint venture U-turn, SFF sayscompany was responding to what it described as ‘‘grossly misleading'' statement
No joint venture U-turn, SFF says
Otago Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
company was responding to what it described as ‘‘grossly misleading'' statements from New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. A group of shareholders has requested a special meeting to consider the resolution approving the proposed... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
'I no longer feel welcome'the culprits causing [the housing problem]. Whenever you get a number of people
'I no longer feel welcome'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
the culprits causing [the housing problem]. Whenever you get a number of people who are more noticeable, or in the words of Winston Peters an 'Asian invasion', the finger gets pointed." Mr Luey said Chinese people were reasonably well accepted in... Read more
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NZCity
OIO admits Taranaki farm botch upon this occasion, it does not appear to have been followed. This was a regretta
OIO admits Taranaki farm botch up
NZCity / Posted 3 days ago
on this occasion, it does not appear to have been followed. This was a regrettable lapse", Mr Mersi said. NZ First leader Winston Peters says the OIO was a rubber stamp body and he isn't surprised by the news. "It's a disgrace for a nation to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Paying the Price for “Johnny-Come-Lately” Attitudeand services is tragic for families and towns around the country,” says New Zea
Paying the Price for “Johnny-Come-Lately” Attitude
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
and services is tragic for families and towns around the country,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.“While rural towns are reeling from the shock of decreased spending by dairy farms, as the milk payout remains... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Silver Fern Farms Must Come Clean on Its Real Financesmarks over it we complained to the Financial Markets Authority,” says New Zeala
Silver Fern Farms Must Come Clean on Its Real Finances
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
marks over it we complained to the Financial Markets Authority,” says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“That document led shareholders in Silver Fern Farms to believe only weeks before its financial year end... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Silver Fern Farms U-Turn Must Halt OIO Decisionit to suspend any determination until that special meeting is held,” says New Z
Silver Fern Farms U-Turn Must Halt OIO Decision
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
it to suspend any determination until that special meeting is held,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.“Given the cavalier attitude Silver Fern Farms Board and CEO have shown, this sudden U-Turn means 2015’s... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Record Immigration is Fuelling Housing MarketAuckland market by driving demand for real estate way beyond supply,” says New
Record Immigration is Fuelling Housing Market
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
Auckland market by driving demand for real estate way beyond supply,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.“No amount of dallying from the government and others, like IRD numbers, land taxes, reciprocal agreements,... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Heather du Plessis-Allan: In search of Trump fanssuggested Bob Jones because he says what he thinks and punched a reporter on th
Heather du Plessis-Allan: In search of Trump fans
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
suggested Bob Jones because he says what he thinks and punched a reporter on the snout. Plenty of people have suggested Winston Peters, probably because he and Trump share that shortcut in the brain that causes any thought on foreigners to be... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Heather du Plessis-Allan: In search of Trump fanssuggested Bob Jones because he says what he thinks and punched a reporter on th
Heather du Plessis-Allan: In search of Trump fans
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
suggested Bob Jones because he says what he thinks and punched a reporter on the snout. Plenty of people have suggested Winston Peters, probably because he and Trump share that shortcut in the brain that causes any thought on foreigners to be... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Taking Labour leader to Iraq 'mission accomplished'form of insurance to try to revert to a bipartisan stance on such matters. If
Taking Labour leader to Iraq 'mission accomplished'
Otago Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
form of insurance to try to revert to a bipartisan stance on such matters. If further evidence was needed, NZ First leader Winston Peters was also invited on the trip but declined. The Green Party was the only Opposition party that was not... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Brownlee's Operation Little proves a successform of insurance to try to revert to a bipartisan stance on such matters. If f
Brownlee's Operation Little proves a success
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
form of insurance to try to revert to a bipartisan stance on such matters. If further evidence was needed, NZ First leader Winston Peters was also invited on the trip but declined. The Green Party was the only Opposition Party that was not invited,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Govt’s Rumoured Cuts to Insulation Bitter Blow for Northlandthe home insulation scheme, Homes Te Tai Tokerau, says New Zealand First Leader
Govt’s Rumoured Cuts to Insulation Bitter Blow for Northland
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
the home insulation scheme, Homes Te Tai Tokerau, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.“Northland has horrific rates of rheumatic fever and the insulation scheme has made a huge... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Kiwis Lose Out as More Land Goes to Foreignersamong the latest approvals by the Overseas Investment Office,” says New Zealand
Kiwis Lose Out as More Land Goes to Foreigners
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
among the latest approvals by the Overseas Investment Office,” says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“We even have an applicant being approved to move to New Zealand from China to build a childcare centre in... Read more
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NZCity
Government in for a rough riderelationship to the prime minister is insulting. Cunliffe, Shaw and Robertson
Government in for a rough ride
NZCity / Posted 7 days ago
relationship to the prime minister is insulting. Cunliffe, Shaw and Robertson are streetwise politicians, and never forget Winston Peters. He'll be mixing it as well on Tuesday, here's his take on the situation: "Mr Key has never had any intention... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Kura stance harming party: letterthe National Party did not listen to people in the regions. "Do we want a repe
Kura stance harming party: letter
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
the National Party did not listen to people in the regions. "Do we want a repeat of Northland?" they asked, referring to Winston Peters taking the National Party stronghold in last year's by-election. Tukituki electorate chairman Kevin Trerise... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The search for New Zealand's Sanders and Clintonis a wild-card nomination for the "New Zealand Sanders" from New Zealand First
The search for New Zealand's Sanders and Clinton
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
is a wild-card nomination for the "New Zealand Sanders" from New Zealand First activist Curwen Ares Rolinson - see: Winston Peters, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump. Peters is, of course, also viewed as having some parallels with Trump. Rolinson... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
The Search for NZ’s Sanders and Clintonis a wild-card nomination for the “New Zealand Sanders” from New Zealand First
The Search for NZ’s Sanders and Clinton
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 8 days ago
is a wild-card nomination for the “New Zealand Sanders” from New Zealand First activist Curwen Ares Rolinson – see: Winston Peters, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump. Peters is, of course, also viewed as having some parallels with Trump. Rolinson... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Majority of Kiwis 'concerned' about New Zealand's new reputationincluding shell companies, foreign trusts and New Zealanders as clients. Relat
Majority of Kiwis 'concerned' about New Zealand's new reputation
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
including shell companies, foreign trusts and New Zealanders as clients. Related ContentNew Zealand First leader Winston Peters votes against Kermadec Islands marine sanctuaryShould the 60 mins team have been involved in the Lebanon child... Read more
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NZCity
Australia `unlikely to accept joint visa'Australia is unlikely to agree to a common tourist visa because New Zealand doe
Australia `unlikely to accept joint visa'
NZCity / Posted 8 days ago
Australia is unlikely to agree to a common tourist visa because New Zealand doesn't really know who it's letting in, Winston Peters says. And the head of the Tourism Industry Association admits it won't be easy to persuade Australia to accept our... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Shareholder Revolt Over Silver Fern Farms China SaleHewett, has badly boxed himself into a corner,” says New Zealand First Leader a
Shareholder Revolt Over Silver Fern Farms China Sale
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
Hewett, has badly boxed himself into a corner,” says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“How could Mr Hewett tell Farmers Weekly with a straight face that ‘no shareholders had raised concerns with... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Kiwirail Review Waste of Time And Moneyreview released today is a total waste of time and money, says New Zealand Firs
Kiwirail Review Waste of Time And Money
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
review released today is a total waste of time and money, says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“That probably explains the delay in the release and that most recommendations have been ruled out.“Any review... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Poll finds National support at lowest since 2014, NZ First highest since 1996at its highest since 1996 (see full results below). The flag referendum and Pa
Poll finds National support at lowest since 2014, NZ First highest since 1996
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 9 days ago
at its highest since 1996 (see full results below). The flag referendum and Panama Papers have been fertile ground for Winston Peters. Pollster Gary Morgan says the NZ First leader has also made hay from his claims that the government is... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
'Free' water worth more to us than milkwe're so stupidly country bumpkinish that we are happy to give it away to any s
'Free' water worth more to us than milk
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
we're so stupidly country bumpkinish that we are happy to give it away to any smooth-talking foreigner in a smart suit. As Winston Peters argues, instead of the present system of local government granting long-term extraction permits to first... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
John Key's land tax plan may catch Kiwis buying from overseasalso said applying a land tax to Kiwis abroad with property at home would be "i
John Key's land tax plan may catch Kiwis buying from overseas
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
also said applying a land tax to Kiwis abroad with property at home would be "incredibly unfair". New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said Mr Key had "done worse than nothing" on the issue of land and houses in foreign hands. "He has denied... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Should a land tax apply to foreign-based house buyers?is a land tax because it is annual, it is expensive, it can be ratcheted up or
Should a land tax apply to foreign-based house buyers?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
is a land tax because it is annual, it is expensive, it can be ratcheted up or down," said Key. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said Mr Key had "done worse than nothing" on the issue of land and houses in foreign hands. "He has denied... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Land tax could be used to curb foreign investment in housing: Keyjobs and more capacity for our economy, not just gobbling up farmland." Too la
Land tax could be used to curb foreign investment in housing: Key
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 10 days ago
jobs and more capacity for our economy, not just gobbling up farmland." Too late – Peters New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said the prime minister had left it far too late to act on foreign investment. "The truth is there are far... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
John Key's land tax plan may catch Kiwis buying from overseasalso said applying a land tax to Kiwis abroad with property at home would be "i
John Key's land tax plan may catch Kiwis buying from overseas
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
also said applying a land tax to Kiwis abroad with property at home would be "incredibly unfair". New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said Mr Key had "done worse than nothing" on the issue of land and houses in foreign hands. "He has denied... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Key land tax plan may catch Kiwis who go overseasalso said applying a land tax to Kiwis abroad with property at home would be "i
Key land tax plan may catch Kiwis who go overseas
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
also said applying a land tax to Kiwis abroad with property at home would be "incredibly unfair". New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said Mr Key had "done worse than nothing" on the issue of land and houses in foreign hands. "He has denied... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
PM No.1 in Selling Off Our Houses And Landnumber one salesman, not of exports, but of our land and property, says New Zea
PM No.1 in Selling Off Our Houses And Land
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 10 days ago
number one salesman, not of exports, but of our land and property, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.“He’s made Kiwis tenants in our own country by opening the floodgates for residence and speculation, yet he... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
The search for New Zealand's Trumpwas quick to respond with “Cruz = Graham Capill, Trump = Colin Craig, Clinton =
The search for New Zealand's Trump
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 11 days ago
was quick to respond with “Cruz = Graham Capill, Trump = Colin Craig, Clinton = Judith Collins, Sanders = Laila Harré.” Is Winston Peters NZ’s Donald Trump? Indeed, while the rest of the world gravely ponders the implications of a Trump presidency,... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The search for New Zealand's Trumpwas quick to respond with "Cruz = Graham Capill, Trump = Colin Craig, Clinton =
The search for New Zealand's Trump
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
was quick to respond with "Cruz = Graham Capill, Trump = Colin Craig, Clinton = Judith Collins, Sanders = Laila Harré." Is Winston Peters NZ's Donald Trump? Is NZ First leader Winston Peters NZ's Donald Trump? Photo / Mark Mitchell Indeed, while... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
A taxing problemthe perverse incentives property speculators currently have, and encourage peop
A taxing problem
Otago Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
the perverse incentives property speculators currently have, and encourage people to invest in business and innovation. Winston Peters, leader, New Zealand First NZ First will exempt food from liability for GST as a way of helping families on... Read more
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NZCity
Key's China trip reaps rewards700 million customers. Ma is coming to New Zealand to check out worthwhile pro
Key's China trip reaps rewards
NZCity / Posted 14 days ago
700 million customers. Ma is coming to New Zealand to check out worthwhile products and says he'd like to buy some land. Winston Peters hasn't picked up on that yet. Key announced a deal that gives New Zealand's chilled meat exporters access to... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Inattention, speed key to crashesaccidents - about 60 per cent - were when other drivers were at fault, Mr Shirl
Inattention, speed key to crashes
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 days ago
accidents - about 60 per cent - were when other drivers were at fault, Mr Shirley said. Northland MP and NZ First leader Winston Peters said the spate of log truck accidents in Northland highlighted the need for the Government to have a balanced... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Toby Manhire: Time to huddle for next electiontelegraphed Labour-Green coalition would be vastly better placed to have a chan
Toby Manhire: Time to huddle for next election
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 days ago
telegraphed Labour-Green coalition would be vastly better placed to have a chance of viably winning that, notwithstanding Winston Peters' public distaste for any accommodation with the Greens, than Labour alone, hoping to scrape together a ragtag... Read more
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NZCity
Smith hits back at bottled water claimsthe government to claim a percentage of the profits or charge a levy for the wa
Smith hits back at bottled water claims
NZCity / Posted 14 days ago
the government to claim a percentage of the profits or charge a levy for the water when its extracted. NZ First leader Winston Peters say it's the same as giving away coal or oil. The Greens say 74 companies are in the market and more are in... Read more
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