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  1. Video for Gone no address - voting packs returned to sender
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    Gone no address- voting packs returned to sender

    Thousands of people stand to miss out on voting in upcoming local elections after their enrolment update packs were returned marked "gone no address".

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    Local govt reps want more rangatahi on councils

    Younger regional council representatives want more young people to run in local body elections.  They say diversity is needed, with 94 percent of councillors nationwide over the age of 40.

  3. Video for Wellington student president launches city council campaign
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    Wellington student president launches city council campaign

    Twenty-two-year-old Tamatha Paul (Ngāti Awa, Waikato Tainui) is campaigning to take Wellington City Council’s Lambton ward.  She says Māori and young people need a voice, which is why she's stepping up.

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    Central government should foot the bill for Auckland infrastructure

    John Tamihere says central government should pay for the infrastructure in Auckland and not the rate payer following his most recent announcement during his campaign in the Auckland mayoral race.

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    No change to MMP threshold before next election- PM

    Despite a challenge from Simon Bridges this morning, the Prime Minister has ruled out lowering the vote threshold from 5-percent to four-percent before the next election.

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    Prisoners voting: "a right not a privilege"

    Dr Rawiri Waretini-Karena and Donna Awatere Huata have spoken out on prisoners voting rights after the Waitangi Tribunal announced an urgent hearing on the issue.

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    Social Housing behind Tamihere mayoralty bid

    Former ministers of opposing political parties, John Tamihere and Christine Fletcher have joined forces to run for the Auckland mayoralty. The pair announced their campaign with former National Minister Fletcher, set as the former Labour Minister, Tamihere's deputy.

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    Urgent Tribunal hearing on prisoner voting granted

    The Waitangi Tribunal has announced an urgent hearing on Māori prisoners having the right to vote.  Current legislation disqualifies sentenced prisoners from participating in general elections.

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    Legalise it? 2020 cannabis referendum confirmed

    Voters in New Zealand’s 2020 election will have another choice on their hands after Justice Minister Andrew Little today confirmed a referendum on the legalisation of cannabis will be on the ballot.

  10. Video for TOP Wants to work with Māori Party for 2020 election
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    TOP Wants to work with Māori Party for 2020 election

    The Opportunities Party (TOP) and the Māori Party both fell short in last year's general election.  However, TOP hopes they can work together for 2020.  

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