Andrea Vance

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She has plenty of fresh talent as she looks to negotiate with Winston Peters.

Bitter-sweet return to parliament for Labour's Jacinda Ardern

She has plenty of fresh talent as she looks to negotiate with Winston Peters.

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The plea comes as Labour ratchets up the pressure on National's health care record.

'Patients are dying' – worried Wellington GPs say mental health services under strain

The plea comes as Labour ratchets up the pressure on National's health care record.

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The Labour leader's campaigning came ahead of a major farmers protest in Morrinsville tomorrow.

Jacinda Ardern in Waikato to soothe farmers' fears

The Labour leader's campaigning came ahead of a major farmers protest in Morrinsville tomorrow.

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New Zealand First has slid to six per cent in the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll.

Video: New poll shows Winston Peters no longer king or queen-maker as party support slumps to six per cent

In today's 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll, NZ First had just six per cent approval.

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ony Gibb of the Howard League for Penal Reform says the plan is "going hard on education".

Prison reform group says National's early release plan not going soft on crime but 'hard on education'

The Howard League welcomes the plan to grant early release to some low risk prisoners if they complete training and treatment.

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If Labour can snag the Maori seat of Waiariki, that could be the end of the Maori Party in Parliament.

Ex-weatherman Tamati Coffey in tough battle for Maori seat – but could swing election

If Labour can snag the Maori seat of Waiariki, that could be the end of the Maori Party in Parliament.

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Labour has rubbished the accusation, saying the figures stack up.

National slams Labour's spending plans, claiming basic accounting errors

Labour has rubbished the accusation, saying the figures stack up.

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Prime Minister Bill English has today announced $27 million for a new 80 unit complex for the Auckland City Mission.

Government pledges $27 million to help Auckland City Mission build 80 unit complex for rough sleepers

The centre will cost $75 million in total and is expected to be completed by 2020.

Jacinda Ardern plans to cut doctors fees and Bill English announced a crackdown on freedom campers.

Tight election race underway in three key Christchurch electorates

Over the next few weeks in the lead up to the September 23 election Christchurch will be a political battleground.

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Jacinda Ardern plans to cut doctors fees and Bill English announced a crackdown on freedom campers.

Doctors' visits and freedom campers the focus of Labour and National on the election campaign trail

Jacinda Ardern plans to cut doctors fees and Bill English announced a crackdown on freedom campers.

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Jacinda Ardern made the $1.4 billion promise in the southern city today.

Labour matches National's promise of new Dunedin hospital - fully funded by the taxpayer

National leader Bill English last week visited the city and pledged to rebuild the facility.

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It comes after a surprise move by the Greens to enter a last-minute candidate for Ohariu electorate.

The latest from the election campaign: Greens and Labour keen to show there's no bad blood

It comes after a surprise move by the Greens to enter a last-minute candidate for Ohariu.

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Surf lifesaver Danielle MacKay now has a chance to save her hearing with a cochlear implant.

Kiwi woman given life-changing chance to save her hearing, after Health Minister steps in with last minute cash injection

Surf lifesaver Danielle MacKay now has a chance to save her hearing with a cochlear implant.

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Danielle Mackey has been on the waiting list for an implant since 2015.

'How am I ineligible?' Health officials leave 22-year-old in tears after rejecting bid for cochlear implant to save her hearing

Just months away from going deaf, cash-strapped health officials say Danielle MacKay still doesn't qualify for crucial operation.

Temperatures cool on both sides of Tasman after extraordinary citizenship saga

Australia's politicians are turning their fire on each other over Barnaby Joyce.

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Danielle Mackey has been on the waiting list for an implant since 2015.

'It does make me angry, very frustrated' - 22-year-old's call to PM to save her hearing with cochlear implant

She thought she'd have her implant by now after being told the wait time was two years.

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The PM says he’s 'not surprised' about a new report showing an increase in pollution in our waterways.

Government pledges $44m to clean up New Zealand's dirty lakes and rivers

The cash will fund the fencing of waterways from farm animals, among other things.

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1 NEWS political reporter Andrea Vance says asking voters to pay more tax is a risky move, but there seems to be support for Ardern.

'Jacinda Mania is in full effect' - New Labour leader gets warm welcome for transport speech

1 NEWS political reporter Andrea Vance says asking voters to pay more tax is a risky move.

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New leader Jacinda Ardern unveiled the plan in Auckland today to cheers from the crowd.

Labour promising a $15b transport package including airport light rail

New leader Jacinda Ardern unveiled the plan in Auckland today to cheers from the crowd.

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Ms Ardern has confirmed they’ll be tearing down billboards and dumping their campaign slogan.

Labour to overhaul campaign strategy - but expert says they have a weakness

The "a fresh approach" slogan is the first to go and a reboot will include new billboards - up to 5000 of them.

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Questions remain about how effective the new leadership will be in boosting the party's poll numbers.

Labour leadership re-shuffle gets bemused response from National

Questions remain about how effective the new leadership will be in boosting the party's poll numbers.

Mould by the bath in a house

Damp, mouldy houses to be counted in census

Stats NZ wants to build a picture of the state of the country's housing stock in next year's census.

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That's the question our farmers are asking as a new fake meat product hits the shops tomorrow.

Watch: Would you eat a steak grown in a lab?

That's the question our farmers are asking as a new fake meat product hits the shops tomorrow.

Why is New Zealand falling behind in tackling climate issues? Outgoing watchdog issues challenge

Environment Commissioner Jan Wright highly critical of Government's efforts on carbon.

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