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The New Zealand Herald
Winston Peters: Obesity, not smoking, should be looked at firstWinston Peters said the new taxes were making smokers feel "guilty", and unfair
Winston Peters: Obesity, not smoking, should be looked at first
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 hours ago
Winston Peters said the new taxes were making smokers feel "guilty", and unfairly targeting them. Photo / John Stone NZ First leader Winston Peters has hit out at the rising price of tobacco as taxes are increased under the latest budget, saying... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Fat People Hitting Smokers In The Pocketin their ivory towers telling smokers what to do, says New Zealand First Leader
Fat People Hitting Smokers In The Pocket
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 5 hours ago
in their ivory towers telling smokers what to do, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.“The government is ignoring the huge health problems we have with obesity and is picking on low-income people... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Govt Outed Allowing Kiwirail to Die a Lingering DeathBudget 2016 which dooms much of the national rail network to closure, says New
Govt Outed Allowing Kiwirail to Die a Lingering Death
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 6 hours ago
Budget 2016 which dooms much of the national rail network to closure, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.“Whilst boasting $4 billion of expenditure on rail since becoming the government much of that has gone to the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Barry Soper's political wrapOur political correspondent ponders the Budget, tax cuts, Winston Peters and a
Barry Soper's political wrap
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 hours ago
Our political correspondent ponders the Budget, tax cuts, Winston Peters and a megalomaniac being the leader of the Free World. Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletterSIGN UP NOW Discover more An... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Supergold Travel Funding Inadequate, a Smokescreenin deception, it won’t cover the actual cost,” says New Zealand First Leader an
Supergold Travel Funding Inadequate, a Smokescreen
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 12 hours ago
in deception, it won’t cover the actual cost,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.“The end result will be local ratepayers will end up topping up the cost.“The Budget funding is spread over... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Auckland commuters miss out in transport spendpensioner population with a $40.9 million commitment to continuing the SuperGol
Auckland commuters miss out in transport spend
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
pensioner population with a $40.9 million commitment to continuing the SuperGold scheme. However New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says it isn't enough and councils will end up with the bill. Transport Minister Simon Bridges said the $115... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Steady as she goesLabour used the lack of help to solve the country's housing shortage as its mai
Steady as she goes
Otago Daily Times / Posted 16 hours ago
Labour used the lack of help to solve the country's housing shortage as its main point of attack. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said it was a "Get stuffed Budget'', indicating he believed the Government did not care about Kiwis. Prime... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Auckland commuters miss out in transport spendpensioner population with a $40.9 million commitment to continuing the SuperGol
Auckland commuters miss out in transport spend
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
pensioner population with a $40.9 million commitment to continuing the SuperGold scheme. However New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says it isn't enough and councils will end up with the bill. Transport Minister Simon Bridges said the $115... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Big tax cuts may come, hints John Keyis the political equivalent of Milli Vanilli - lip syncing when they should be
Big tax cuts may come, hints John Key
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
is the political equivalent of Milli Vanilli - lip syncing when they should be leading." New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said the country had been delivered "the get stuffed Budget". His party was the only one capable of addressing... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Budget 2016: Transport spendingcard scheme comes after it has been put under pressure because of the growth in
Budget 2016: Transport spending
Otago Daily Times / Posted yesterday
card scheme comes after it has been put under pressure because of the growth in cardholders and trips. New Zealand First Winston Peters has campaigned on what he says is the Government's desire to reduce the benefits and cover of the SuperGold... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Prime Minister John Key trumpets latest Budget while opposition goes on attacka few new toilet blocks and more plaster for the cracks that are becoming so pa
Prime Minister John Key trumpets latest Budget while opposition goes on attack
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
a few new toilet blocks and more plaster for the cracks that are becoming so painfully obvious." New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said there was only one way to describe today's measures - "the get stuffed Budget". That was the message to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
National Tells Many Kiwis To ‘Get Stuffed’of New Zealanders to “Get Stuffed” in their eighth year in office, New Zealand
National Tells Many Kiwis To ‘Get Stuffed’
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
of New Zealanders to “Get Stuffed” in their eighth year in office, New Zealand First leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters said today.“Today’s Budget sent that message to every Kiwi wanting an affordable education for their children,... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Regional roading focus of transport budgetcard scheme comes after it has been put under pressure because of the growth in
Regional roading focus of transport budget
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
card scheme comes after it has been put under pressure because of the growth in cardholders and trips. New Zealand First Winston Peters has campaigned on what he says is the Government's desire to reduce the benefits and cover of the SuperGold... Read more
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NZCity
Auckland makes push for retiree HOP cardsis continuing its push to get as many retirees as possible to take up the city'
Auckland makes push for retiree HOP cards
NZCity / Posted yesterday
is continuing its push to get as many retirees as possible to take up the city's travel smartcard, but NZ First leader Winston Peters says it will only end in chaos. From July 1, those currently using their SuperGold cards - which give seniors... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers – May 25& Answers – May 25Thursday, 26 May 2016, 12:05 pmPress Release: Office of the C
Questions & Answers – May 25
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
& Answers – May 25Thursday, 26 May 2016, 12:05 pmPress Release: Office of the ClerkPrime Minister—StatementsRt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First): This question is to the Prime Minister and asks: does he stand by all his statements—sorry:... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
FMA clears Silver Fern on debtin the information pack, the FMA said in a statement. The complaint against SF
FMA clears Silver Fern on debt
Otago Daily Times / Posted yesterday
in the information pack, the FMA said in a statement. The complaint against SFF was lodged by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, who also called on the Overseas Investment Office to suspend its deliberation of Shanghai Maling's... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Pensioners forced to buy travel card to enjoy free public transportknew for 40 years there was going to be a rapid increase and they didn't plan i
Pensioners forced to buy travel card to enjoy free public transport
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
knew for 40 years there was going to be a rapid increase and they didn't plan it properly. New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters said Auckland Transport's decision to charge pensioners for a new bus card was "ridiculous", with some even... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The push for gender neutral militaryman word being tacked on to a title, what about human which is derived from Lat
The push for gender neutral military
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
man word being tacked on to a title, what about human which is derived from Latin meaning man. When the gender neutral Winston Peters was asked about that word and its male connotation and whether it needed changing as well, he was... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Helen Clark denies allegations in Foreign Policy articleKi-Moon at the end of the year. The New Zealand Government is supporting her bi
Helen Clark denies allegations in Foreign Policy article
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Ki-Moon at the end of the year. The New Zealand Government is supporting her bid for the role. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said he had not found Clark ruthless during his time working with her. "If they [people who left the UN]... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Seniors Caught In Confusion Over Auckland Travel Cardtravel card.“It’s making one ridiculous decision after another,” says New Zeala
Seniors Caught In Confusion Over Auckland Travel Card
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
travel card.“It’s making one ridiculous decision after another,” says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“There is so much confusion we’ve had numerous reports this morning of SuperGold Cardholders having their card... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
FMA Placebo Look At Silver Fern Farms Beggars Beliefis the FMA’s standard for investigation then it’s no wonder hard working Kiwis
FMA Placebo Look At Silver Fern Farms Beggars Belief
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
is the FMA’s standard for investigation then it’s no wonder hard working Kiwis are getting ripped off,” says the Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First and Member of Parliament for Northland.“The FMA did not even call us once to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers – May 24The Government is doing a great deal—Mr SPEAKER: Order! The answer is long enou
Questions & Answers – May 24
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
The Government is doing a great deal—Mr SPEAKER: Order! The answer is long enough.Prime Minister—Statements2.Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, why?Rt Hon JOHN KEY... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Urgent Action Needed After 7th Logging Truck Crashtransport plan must be implemented in the region,” says New Zealand First Leade
Urgent Action Needed After 7th Logging Truck Crash
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
transport plan must be implemented in the region,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.“These accidents just go on and on and all we see from local and national politicians is an endless ringing of... Read more
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NZCity
Auckland makes push for retiree HOP cardsof a campaign to get as many SuperGold card users to swap to smartcards. The a
Auckland makes push for retiree HOP cards
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
of a campaign to get as many SuperGold card users to swap to smartcards. The announcement comes after NZ First Leader Winston Peters called for the move to be dropped, saying there had been a failure to sign people up to the new system. He... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
John Key drops in preferred Prime Minister stakes - pollZealand First would hold the balance of power, having polled 7.8 per cent - a r
John Key drops in preferred Prime Minister stakes - poll
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Zealand First would hold the balance of power, having polled 7.8 per cent - a result that would give it 10 seats. Leader Winston Peters also received a boost in the preferred prime minister polling - rising 2.8 per cent since the last poll to... Read more
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NZCity
Key and Little drop in latest pollsince he took office in 2008. Mr Little also slumped to his lowest ranking, do
Key and Little drop in latest poll
NZCity / Posted 3 days ago
since he took office in 2008. Mr Little also slumped to his lowest ranking, down 1.5 points to 8.9 per cent. NZ First's Winston Peters is the only leader to gain support - he's up 2.8 points to 12.1 per cent. Despite Mr Key's personal... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Why Was the PM Meeting with China’s Head Propagandist?are one of two possibilities as to why Mr Key met the Chinese Communist Party’s
Why Was the PM Meeting with China’s Head Propagandist?
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
are one of two possibilities as to why Mr Key met the Chinese Communist Party’s propagandist in chief,” says the Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First and Member of Parliament for Northland.“Either he is going to rail against the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Govt Deceiving Public Over Supergold Card$15 if they want to use public transport in Auckland,” New Zealand First Leader
Govt Deceiving Public Over Supergold Card
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
$15 if they want to use public transport in Auckland,” New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters says.“When questioned in Parliament today the Prime Minister’s lame excuse was that this was the advice he had... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Key's popularity drops in pollZealand First would hold the balance of power, having polled 7.8% - a result th
Key's popularity drops in poll
Otago Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
Zealand First would hold the balance of power, having polled 7.8% - a result that would give it 10 seats. Leader Winston Peters also received a boost in the preferred prime minister polling - rising 2.8% since the last poll to 12.1%. The... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
John Key drops in preferred Prime Minister stakes - pollZealand First would hold the balance of power, having polled 7.8 per cent - a r
John Key drops in preferred Prime Minister stakes - poll
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Zealand First would hold the balance of power, having polled 7.8 per cent - a result that would give it 10 seats. Leader Winston Peters also received a boost in the preferred prime minister polling - rising 2.8 per cent since the last poll to... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Peters criticises Auckland-centric BudgetNew Zealand First leader Winston Peters says Budget 2016 will be pre-occupied w
Peters criticises Auckland-centric Budget
Otago Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says Budget 2016 will be pre-occupied with Auckland problems. Image from ODT files. Speaking in the National heartland of Gore, Mr Peters said Finance Minister Bill English used to be from Southland, although... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Winston Peters on Budget: Auckland v rest of NZWinston Peters said the Budget is likely to include new funding to help address
Winston Peters on Budget: Auckland v rest of NZ
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Winston Peters said the Budget is likely to include new funding to help address immigration pressure in Auckland. Photo / Mark Mitchell NZ First leader Winston Peters has predicted the upcoming Budget will pit Auckland versus the regions. Mr... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Leaked UK Briefing Shows NZ-EU Trade Deal is a Shamfrom the extra competition it would bring’,” says New Zealand First Leader and
Leaked UK Briefing Shows NZ-EU Trade Deal is a Sham
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
from the extra competition it would bring’,” says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“France embracing genuine free trade with New Zealand is just as likely as it voting for prohibition. “Given... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Budget Will Reflect Mass Immigration Obsession - Peterseight-fold since Bill English became Finance Minister,” New Zealand First Leade
Budget Will Reflect Mass Immigration Obsession - Peters
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
eight-fold since Bill English became Finance Minister,” New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters said at a public meeting in Gore today.“It’ll be a Budget playing off one group of New Zealanders against... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Big-fight showdown: Sky versus streamerspaid $50 to view the fight, recorded it but did not distribute it were unlikely
Big-fight showdown: Sky versus streamers
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
paid $50 to view the fight, recorded it but did not distribute it were unlikely to face any legal action. NZ First leader Winston Peters, who attended the fight, has previously called for sporting events of national significance to be free to air,... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Big money Republican donors shun Trumpas he pushes populist themes like trashing trade deals, raising taxes on "the r
Big money Republican donors shun Trump
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 5 days ago
as he pushes populist themes like trashing trade deals, raising taxes on "the rich" and raising the minimum wage. And his Winston Peters-esque gift for one-liners, and his keen understanding that Twitter is the central nervous system of modern... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
RAW DATA: Pre-dudget debate with David Seymour, Peter Dunne, Julie-Anne Genter and Marama FoxUnited Future’s Peter Dunne, the Green Party’s Julie-Anne Genter, ACT’s David S
RAW DATA: Pre-dudget debate with David Seymour, Peter Dunne, Julie-Anne Genter and Marama Fox
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 5 days ago
United Future’s Peter Dunne, the Green Party’s Julie-Anne Genter, ACT’s David Seymour and Marama Fox from the Maori Party. Winston Peters and, indeed, all the NZ First MPs declined our invitation to appear. Thank you for joining us, though. Ms... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Rodney Hide: Tent debacle another stumbletell and retell the story to highlight the importance of preparation and how th
Rodney Hide: Tent debacle another stumble
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
tell and retell the story to highlight the importance of preparation and how things can go horribly wrong. Labour has no route to power without the support of Winston Peters. Peters can't abide amateurs. He isn't about to make one Prime Mi... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Think Again Auckland Transporthard way that this measure brought in by stealth is not popular,” says New Zeal
Think Again Auckland Transport
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
hard way that this measure brought in by stealth is not popular,” says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“It is struggling to get all SuperGold Cardholders to buy a HOP card, as required by the government.“It has... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Let’s Not Have Wall St Practices Here on Kiwisaverof the legalised plunder of KiwiSaver by the private sector,” says New Zealand
Let’s Not Have Wall St Practices Here on Kiwisaver
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
of the legalised plunder of KiwiSaver by the private sector,” says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“Three years ago we had an independent estimate that over 30 years these private sector interests would suck... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Did Brownlee Make up Sale of Navy Ships ‘on the Hoof?’is advocating for defence then it has not been with the person who holds the na
Did Brownlee Make up Sale of Navy Ships ‘on the Hoof?’
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
is advocating for defence then it has not been with the person who holds the nation’s purse strings,” says the Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First and Member of Parliament for Northland.“By asking the Minister of Finance... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Capital Markets: Farmers can look into the futuresentiment. Criticism of the futures market has also come from outside financia
Capital Markets: Farmers can look into the future
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
sentiment. Criticism of the futures market has also come from outside financial markets, with New Zealand First leader Winston Peters likening the GDT auction system to "a glorified TAB", saying he believes New Zealand needs to establish a... Read more
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NZCity
Outlaw land banking: PetersWinston Peters has come up with a radical solution to Auckland's housing crisis
Outlaw land banking: Peters
NZCity / Posted 8 days ago
Winston Peters has come up with a radical solution to Auckland's housing crisis - force speculators to develop their land. As the government and Labour find common ground to tackle the shortage, the NZ First leader says they've lost the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Missing the Housing Plot in the Supercitysupporting bus and rail links or other critical infrastructure,” says New Zeala
Missing the Housing Plot in the Supercity
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 8 days ago
supporting bus and rail links or other critical infrastructure,” says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.“It’s the reversing of the saying, build it and they will come. They’ve come, and they’re coming, and no one... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
How rich is Trump? New estimates put his wealth way below what he claimsnothing to show for it. And we have a parallel here at the last election, wher
How rich is Trump? New estimates put his wealth way below what he claims
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 8 days ago
nothing to show for it. And we have a parallel here at the last election, where Colin Craig's Conservative Party and Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party spent more than $5 million each and Winston Peters’ NZ First a mere $188,000. You know who clean... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Air NZ Must Put Away Axe And Revive Regional Routesairline and the government to do the decent thing,” says New Zealand First Lead
Air NZ Must Put Away Axe And Revive Regional Routes
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
airline and the government to do the decent thing,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.“Last year Air NZ cut a group of regional flights; the Hamilton-Auckland flights were chopped this year and... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Tougher Sentencing of Foreign Drivers Overduea comparatively light sentence and disappears overseas quickly,” says Northland
Tougher Sentencing of Foreign Drivers Overdue
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 10 days ago
a comparatively light sentence and disappears overseas quickly,” says Northland MP and New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.“On behalf of the families of Northlanders Kylee Anne Rakich and Virginia Keogh, who were killed by an... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Mark Lister: Brexit of little consequence for lacklustre British marketmadnessBrits in NZ urged to register for Brexit voteDivided and indebted Europe
Mark Lister: Brexit of little consequence for lacklustre British market
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
madnessBrits in NZ urged to register for Brexit voteDivided and indebted Europe or Commonwealth colossus: UK's choice, says Winston Peters The currency has been reflecting this economic malaise, with the pound hitting the lowest level since 2009... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Labour, Greens must find a focusnot as villain (which he is only to those already turned off) but as victor. W
Labour, Greens must find a focus
Otago Daily Times / Posted 10 days ago
not as villain (which he is only to those already turned off) but as victor. Why, then, do Labour and the Greens (and Winston Peters, but with a subtler edge) keep putting him up in lights? Why attack the Government's strongest... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Minister Has Immediate Opportunity to Back up Her Wordsto show their commitment to combatting corruption, says New Zealand First Leade
Minister Has Immediate Opportunity to Back up Her Words
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
to show their commitment to combatting corruption, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.“Police Minister Judith Collins announced in London while attending the Anti-Corruption Summit that the... Read more
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