New Zealand's electricity sector breathed a sigh of relief
yesterday, with shares in energy companies soaring after
National's emphatic election win, Forsyth Barr broker Andrew
Energy company shares opened strongly this morning following
National's resounding win in Saturday's election.
Prime Minister John Key will be in a hurry to deliver on some
immediate policy gains after he led National to a landslide
win in the election on Saturday.
Labour Party deputy leader David Parker is poised to play a
pivotal role in the rebirth of a new Labour movement, based
on what the party emerged from 98 years ago.
Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has been working for a
Labour victory - but political editor Dene Mackenzie reports
she may win even if Labour loses tomorrow.
New Zealand exporters may start feeling better about their
prospects after the United States Federal Reserve yesterday
calmly signalled higher interest rates were on the way.
Today is the last day eligible voters can enrol to
participate in tomorrow's election and Enrolment Services
national manager Murray Wicks says it is not too late, but
action must be taken today.
The 2014 election has been marked by some big spending
promises, the Taxpayers Union says.
COMMENT: National is on track to win a commanding majority of
votes tomorrow, but the man of the moment continues to be New
Zealand First leader Winston Peters.
Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe are
both confident of forming a government after Saturday's
election but the spectre of two other players overshadowed
their final debate last night.
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