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Labour In Box Seat - ACT/Nat Negative Ad Campaign Backfires - Delamere Immigration Scheme Doggs PM - ACT Under Siege In
Auckland - Delamere Looks Likely To Gain Maori Support - 270,000 Voters Not Enrolled - 14 Year Old Girl Speaks Out On
Prostitution For Drugs Abuse.
Poll Shows Centre-Left Set For Beehive - The latest and last TV One Colmar Brunton Poll shows Labour is in the Box-Seat. The Centre-left is in control in the
final days before the general election.
The poll was taken over the past three days and includes the fallout from Tuariki Delamere’s sacking.
Support for Labour is leaping forward to 39% up 5
National is behind on 31% down 2
Alliance is on 8% down 1
ACT is on 7% down 4
Greens are on 6% up 4
New Zealand First is on 3% down 3.
The means Labour would get 49 seats in the House
Alliance 10 seats
Greens 8 seats.
National would get 39 seats
ACT 9 seats
United 1 seat
New Zealand First would get 4 seats if Peters wins Tauranga or Tu Wylie wins Te Tai Tonga.
Preferred Prime Minister also goes to Labour with Helen Clark on 30%
Jenny Shipley is on 27%
Jim Anderton is on 7%
Winston Peters is on 3%
and Richard Prebble is on 1%.
Political Editor Linda Clack says National strategists say National is only 4% behind Labour and not what this poll
Under Siege - ACT was under siege today from inside its campaign bus. Placard wielding protesters surrounded Richard
Prebble, Rodney Hide and Donna Awatere Huata. ACT campaigners had to shout through megaphones but were drowned out by
the crowd’s shouting.
Chinese/Maori Immigration Scheme - Jenny Shipley is dogged by the fallout from the Tuariki Delamere Immigration scheme. She says it was important to
remove him from his portfolio as it was a policy issue which required urgent attention. She defended her decision not to
remove him from Cabinet saying it is only two days until the election.
Tuariki Delamere says the Immigration scheme was Donna Awatere Huata’s husband’s idea. But Donna Awatere Huata says she
personally had no part in any wrongdoing.
The scheme involved Chinese businessmen paying around half the required amount of money under New Zealand immigration
law to remain in New Zealand - this only if they paid the money toward Maori investment and business development.
But Delamere’s timing looks likely to gain him support from some Maori supporters. Those in his electorate canvassed say
they support his idea.
Linda Clark says: “There’s an element of stunt to it.” Many in Maoridom are saying the whole affair will give him a hand
up on polling day. ACT is being damaged by the news that Donna Awatere’s Husband is involved. ACT’s rural supporters
will not like it.
Unregistered Voters - 270,000 Voters are still not registered to vote. And 40% of those are in the Auckland region. Tomorrow is the last
day to get registered.
14 Year Old Girl Speaks Out - A 14 year old Christchurch girl speaks out on how three men and one woman drew her into a life of prostitution and
drugs. She spoke out after a 30 year old woman admitted her part in injecting the girl with drugs.
The girl says they used needles to inject her with morphine and gave her pills to blackout what went on. She had to make
$300 to $400 a day to pay for the drugs and says the four kept the rest. “I didn’t want to work. I am only 14... they
had it over me."
"I’m just a 14 year old... they have taken that from me.”