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Greens demand a Capital Gains Tax now — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: The Green Party wants a capital gains tax in the next term of Government and will put that on the table in coalition negotiations with Labour, leader James Shaw says.

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A little less conversation…a little more action — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern keeps going on about having conversations. On becoming a republic: Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says it’s time New Zealand started having the conversation about New Zealand becoming a republic.

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VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Abortion — Family First NZ

The good news is that abortions are at the lowest rate since 1990. But some political parties want to ‘decriminalise’ abortion and consequently diminish safeguards that exist for vulnerable women.

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Respected journalist (we have so few) embarasses himself — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

(Normally) Investigative journalist Martin van Beynen predicts: I’m sticking with my earlier prediction that Labour will get more party votes than National. I’m even more convinced having interviewed Jacinda Ardern.

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Good on ya Bill, I wouldn’t go either — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

After decades of insults it is little wonder that politicians don’t want to go to Waitangi any longer. Earlier this year Bill English refused to go, and now he says he is unlikely to ever go again.

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Advance voting well ahead — Your NZ

Advance voting in the first week totals 445,350 which is well ahead of last election. Daily totals for 2017 are approximate only and may be subject to change.

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NEW ZEALAND | Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park - Hooker Valley Track

Sometimes we have to put in a considerable amount of effort to receive a reward. A tiring five-hour drive to witness the aurora borealis. A gruelling ten-hour return trek to peer into a lava lake. 1,380 more words

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