As Election Day nears, things are falling into place

With just over three weeks until the General Election, the release of the first major pre-election Opinion Poll this week confirmed what was already being reported about this year’s campaign. Although the gap between Labour and National has narrowed slightly, it remains substantial and is unlikely to be overturned by election day.                …

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Pharmacy Guild accuses health officials of poor advice

Venkat Raman Auckland, September 24, 2020 The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand has accused health officials of ‘giving poor and un-costed advice to Ministers.’ It has also called on the government to keep up its promise of $18 million support package to community pharmacies. The Auckland-based Guild’s ire is due to the inability of the pharmacies to access the financial…

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Collins edges Ardern, but Labour has formidable lead

 Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins at the first TV One Debate on September 22, 2020 (Screenshot) There were no knockout blows in the first leaders’ debate of the 2020 election, and while Judith Collins may have just had the better of Jacinda Ardern, Labour’s continuing strength in the polls gives the Prime Minister some breathing space. “I want to pull…

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Leaders’ first TV debate contrasts of sort but no winner

The Prime Minister and the aspirant on Round One Auckland, September 23, 2020 Grant Duncan, Bronwyn Hayward, Morgan Godfery, Siouxsie Wiles and Richard Shaw Prime Minister and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National Party Leader Judith Collins have met (on September 22, 2020) for the first televised debate of the 2020 election campaign. With the results of the latest 1…

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