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Vandalism Campaign Against Prebble Escalates

Monday, 15 November 1999, 5:49 pm | Jonathan Hill

Richard Prebble's electorate office window had a rock thrown through it last Thursday night as a campaign of vandalism against ACT in Wellington Central appears to be escalating. More >>

Greens Look Set to go to Parliament

Monday, 15 November 1999, 9:57 am | Jonathan Hill

The Green Party look set to propel Labour into office after a poll showed party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons opening up an eight point lead over National’s Murray McLean. More >>

Tragedy as Italian Apartment Block Collapses

Friday, 12 November 1999, 4:09 pm | Jonathan Hill

A six story apartment building in Southern Italy collapsed last night, killing at least 14 people, injuring 16 and trapping about 40 people under the debris. More >>

ELECTION 1999: Winston Holds MMP to Ransom

Friday, 12 November 1999, 10:19 am | Jonathan Hill

Over the last few weeks it has looked increasingly likely that NZ First will again hold the balance of power after this election. Realising this, the games of Winston Peters have begun in earnest although this time - unlike last - he is holding the ... More >>

Greens Surge in Latest Herald Poll

Friday, 12 November 1999, 10:01 am | Jonathan Hill

The Green Party have surged to just under the five per cent threshold in the latest New Zealand Herald-Digipoll released this morning (Friday). More >>

Fitzsimons Edges Ahead in Latest Coromandel Poll

Wednesday, 10 November 1999, 7:08 pm | Jonathan Hill

The latest TV One Colmar Brunton poll of the Coromandel seat shows Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons nosing ahead of encumbent National MP Murray McLean. More >>

$100 Billion Lawsuit Against US For Cuban Embargo

Wednesday, 10 November 1999, 3:33 pm | Jonathan Hill

For the eighth consecutive year in a row the United Nations have called for the United States to end the 40 year old economic embargo against Cuba. Jonathan Hill reports. More >>

Poll Shock For Prebble in Wellington Central

Tuesday, 9 November 1999, 9:35 am | Jonathan Hill

Last nights TV One Colmar Brunton Poll of Wellington Central has revealed a cliffhanger race for the seat of parliament with ACT leader Richard Prebble on 47 per cent and Labour’s Marian Hobbs on 48 per cent of the electorate vote. More >>

Left Break Away - 13 per cent Between Main Parties

Tuesday, 9 November 1999, 8:44 am | Jonathan Hill

A TV 3 CM Research Poll shows National slumping in support down five per cent to 28 per cent with Labour gaining four per cent to 41 per cent. More >>

Rugby Defeat Fails To See Rise in Family Violence

Monday, 8 November 1999, 2:34 pm | Jonathan Hill

The poor performance of the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup has not caused a visible increase in levels of domestic or family violence says Women’s Refuge Chief Executive Merepeka Raukawa-Tait. More >>

Prebble Spits Dummy Over Arts Interview

Monday, 8 November 1999, 12:09 am | Jonathan Hill

The wheels temporarily came off the ACT machine over the weekend when National Radio played a pre-recorded interview with party leader Richard Prebble on ACT’s views on funding for the arts. Jonathan Hill writes. More >>

Black Week Remains So, But a Ray of Light Shines

Friday, 5 November 1999, 10:47 pm | Jonathan Hill

Well the black week for Kiwi sports got blacker on Friday with the Kiwi league side going down 22 - 20 to Australia. However the spectacle and the quality of play made the result almost secondary and the Kiwi public, who were treated to an absolute ... More >>

The Long Awaited Precedent For The Left

Friday, 5 November 1999, 11:58 am | Jonathan Hill

Well the deed is finally done. Despite long denying the possibility of any such action, Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle finally bit the bullet this week and pulled out of the race for the prize seat of Wellington Central. Jonathan Hill writes. More >>

Election 1999: Leader's Debate Highlight Of Week 5

Friday, 29 October 1999, 1:19 pm | Jonathan Hill

The biggest laugh of campaign week five came from the Libertarianz on Thursday. Deputy Leader Richard McGrath said he was tempted to join the National Party after Annette King claimed the government was responsible for a 'sexually transmitted disease time-bomb'. More >>

Book Review: Encyclopedia of NZ Native Plants

Thursday, 28 October 1999, 11:39 am | Jonathan Hill

Every Kiwi gardener worth their salt needs and will certainly want a copy of this book and it promises to sell well as the perfect Christmas gift for the gardener who has everything else. More >>

The Greens & the Coromandel: Labour Begin To Move

Tuesday, 26 October 1999, 10:54 am | Jonathan Hill

With the Greens launching their election campaign last weekend Labour has slowly started to hint that Labour supporters in the Coromandel should support Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons. This move has major implications. Jonathan Hill writes. More >>

All Blacks Victory Over Scots Unspectacular

Monday, 25 October 1999, 11:00 am | Jonathan Hill

The All Blacks are through to the semi-finals against France after a comfortable but unspectacular win over a spirited Scotland side 30 – 18 at Murrayfield this morning. (NZT) More >>

Election 1999: Much Needed Humour Enters Campaign

Friday, 22 October 1999, 10:49 am | Jonathan Hill

As the official Halloween campaign launch days - for both Labour and National - approach, polls show a tightening gap between the two major parties. And finally, as we pass the half way mark of the campaign, some much needed humour (intentional ... More >>

Tense Isn't The Word For It

Monday, 18 October 1999, 11:33 am | Jonathan Hill

If last week we thought we were in for a tight election, this week it is looking too close to call. The left have lost their advantage and are now on the back foot. The right continue to rise. New Zealand’s second MMP election looks set to be one ... More >>

Labour Ignored Warnings About Logging Contracts

Friday, 15 October 1999, 9:55 am | Jonathan Hill

Claims by Labour that they did not know contracts for future native forest logging were being negotiated shows the party failed to heed a number of warnings from a number of organisations that this was occurring. More >>