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  1. Video for Election countdown begins
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    Election countdown begins

    The big issues Maori will vote on.  

  2. Video for Simon Bridges unsure if he will stay in Parliament
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    Simon Bridges unsure if he will stay in Parliament

    Deposed National Party Leader Simon Bridges has asked for time to reflect on his career. National Party has confirmed if Bridges stays on, he will be part of the National Party Shadow Cabinet.

  3. Video for Two wāhine Māori announce their stand in Māori electorates
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    Two wāhine Māori announce their stand in Māori electorates

    Today two wāhine Māori put their pōtae in the ring to contest the Māori electorates. Green Party MP Marama Davidson announced she will stand again in the Tāmaki Makaurau electorate and the Māori Party has introduced a new player into the Hauraki-Waikato electorate Donna Pokere-Phillips. 

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    Should prisoners be able to vote? Public submissions called for

    Public submissions are being called for the Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill. The bill would allow prisoners with sentences shorter than three years to enrol to vote.

  5. Video for Election 2020 will look different  - 8.30am Newsbreak
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    Election 2020 will look different- 8.30am Newsbreak

    The Electoral Commission is anticipating a very different General Election this year due to the impacts of COVID-19 and are already looking at scenarios to reduce social interaction. 

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    National rules out NZ First coalition

    NZ First leader Winston Peters says National's Simon Bridges has "a lot to learn about politics". This follows the National Party leader today ruling out working with NZ First after September's election.

  7. Video for PM announces 19 September general election
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    PM announces 19 September general election

    Prime Minister announced that this years’ general election will be on 19th of September. This means, in effect, that the Labour Party have less than nine months, to convince voters, that they deserve to stay in power. This is the earliest election announcement in nine years. Previously, National Prime Ministers have made their announcements in February or March. PM Ardern explains, “It’s always been my personal view that this is best practice. It’s fair and allows our Electoral Commission to prepare.” This is the total opposite of her mentor, Helen Clark, who in 2008 announced her last General Election on 12 September, to take place on 8 November.

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    Mahuta responds to local election law controversies

    Local government minister Nanaia Mahuta issued a press statement about her plans to tackle the local election laws that saw a councillor lose her seat, after being sworn in. The Murupara-Galatea ward election this October ended with veteran broadcaster Hinerangi Goodman and incumbent Alison Silcock being tied. The tie was settled, as per the current laws, by pulling the winner's name out of a hat. Goodman was then declared the winner.

  9. Video for Whakatāne Council acknowledges 'profound hurt', calls for hui with Mahuta
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    Whakatāne Council acknowledges 'profound hurt', calls for hui with Mahuta

    Whakatāne District Council wants to meet with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta to discuss flaws in the local electoral legislation. This comes after veteran Māori journalist Hinerangi Goodman was declared the winner of last month’s Galatea-Murupara Ward election and sworn into council, only to later be declared unsuccessful after a recount. 

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    We need to vote, Māori mā!

    Taking legal action was one of the options discussed, however, a local school principal Pem Bird says we are quick to blame the Pākehā system, but Māori that didn't vote also need to take responsibility.

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