Quick Glance: TVNZ Leaders' Debate: Hipkins vs Luxon
- Moderator Jessica Mutch McKay is hosting the duel between Chris Hipkins and Christopher Luxon.
- Luxon criticizes Labour for lack of safety measures.
- Luxon supports Māori health providers.
- Hipkins calls for a ban on fizzy drinks in schools and promises to implement this if elected.
Quick Glance: National introduces new parent visa category
- National plans to introduce a new visa category to make it easier for parents and grandparents of migrants to visit their family.
- The multiple entry Parent Visa Boost would be valid for five years and could be renewed for a further five years.
- They would also be required to have health insurance during their stay and would need to meet standard Immigration New Zealand health and other requirements to receive their visa.
- Allowing migrants to live with their parents or grandparents will help them better integrate into New Zealand by assisting with childcare, providing stability, and offering emotional support.
Quick Glance: Artist warns of makeovers for other candidates
- Artist transforms Act Party leader David Seymour to bring some happiness to the community.
- David Seymour loves the transformation.
- The transformation is hailed as the greatest piece of billboard vandalism ever.
- Former Prime Minister John Key was also transformed into Batman in the past.
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‘Grotesque and barbaric’
Quick Glance: Disturbing Incidents: Warning Issued Over Gruesome Animal Decapitations
- National Evades Tax Questions, Act Considers Confidence-Only Coalition
- Luxon Counters "Speculation" on Minority National-Act Coalition
- Over the Weekend, Act Party Leader David Seymour Indicated That His Party May Choose Only to Provide Confidence to National, Allowing It to Enter Government, But Opt Against Providing Supply.
- Christopher Luxon's Focus as National Party Leader is Not on Act.
Quick Glance: Campaign Update: Key Highlights from Today's Election Campaign
- Despite leading in the polls, National Party faces scrutiny over its foreign buyers' tax policy.
- Experts, including Sam Warburton, Michael Reddell, and Nick Goodall, have modeled different scenarios with estimates ranging from $212.7 million to $286.8 million annually.
- The party is secretive about the calculations, which were conducted by Castalia consulting firm.
- In the previous election, National Party released their tax policy with ample time for review and published a detailed report from NZIER. This time, the numbers were shared just half an hour before publication.
Election 2023: National targets Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ $50k post-Budget breakfasts spend
Quick Glance: Lively Debate with Zingers and Grins
- Marama Davidson and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer brought excitement.
- Winston Peters and David Seymour brought controversy.
- Peters and Seymour were flanked by besuited bouncers.
- Davidson praised Peters, saying 'He taonga te kaumatua'.
NZ’s National Party prepared to ally with NZ First: Leader Christopher Luxon says this is a possibility if there are numbers needed to form a majority.
Is this the long goodbye for Labour?: Many are feeling the sooner the election is over, the better. The polite and courteous reaction from voters on the doorstop ...
Treasury has opened the books today - and it's defied the gloomiest expectations. 💰 🔗 bit.ly/48b0hY3
Quick Glance: Government finances in better shape than expected
- Government's $4 billion spending cuts only push back surplus by one year
- Economy expected to grow 1.3% next year, 2% in 2025, and 3.3% in 2026
- Unemployment to rise to 5.4% next year and end at 4.6%
- Operating allowance in every budget to rise by 2%
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