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    Pacific Island churchgoers wrestle with moral issues - 15-Sep-2005
    Destiny's leader got the most thunderous applause at a political youth forum in Manukau, but many young Pacific Islanders in the audience said afterwards that they would still vote Labour on Saturday.
    More than 200 people, mainly Polynesians from local church groups, filled the old Papatoetoe Town Hall to hear candidates from nine parties at a forum organised by the conservative Maxim Institute and Pacific mentoring agency Affirming Works.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    National rides rollercoaster polls - 11-Sep-2005
    The Exclusive Brethren Church was last night accused of using young teenagers in a mucky election tactics - as a snap poll shows National and its leader Don Brash have been wounded over his dealings with the church.
    Today's Herald on Sunday-DigiPoll shows Labour with 42.1 per cent party-vote support, ahead of National on 38.5 per cent, while respondents say they trust Helen Clark well ahead of Dr Brash. Only days ago, the parties were neck-and-neck. Two other polls expected out today give conflicting results, promising Saturday's election will be one of the closest in living memory.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Labour’s Homosexual Agenda: Promoting Lesbian Lobbyists - 8-Sep-2005
    The Labour Party’s ‘hidden’ agenda is to boost the number of high profile “gay”-‘rights’ lobbyists, like former Labour Party president and outspoken “open lesbian”, Ms Maryan Street, and lesbian ‘icon’ Ms Louisa Wall (placed at no. 36 no. 46 respectively, on the party list), within its parliamentary ranks. Labour thinks this will help it achieve its social engineering legislative programme that is so dear to the heart of its “gay” and feminist cabal: same-sex marriage, “gay” adoption, anti-discrimination laws to protect trans-sexuals and cross-dressers, and hate-speech laws to crush all criticisms of promiscuous homosexual lifestyles.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.
    Related Site - Rainbow Labour
    Lesbian taunts anger PM - 4-Sep-2005
    Prime Minister Helen Clark has accused Don Brash of bringing a mob of hooligans who called her a "no-kids lesbo", a "scrubber" and a liar at the TVNZ leaders' debate.
    She said the National Party leader was guilty of hypocrisy when he said he had not attacked her in the debate because he was a gentleman.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sunday Star Times
    Labour in cautious mode on gay policy - 3-Sep-2005
    Labour has stripped its gay and lesbian policy of controversy, leaving it silent on emotive issues such as same-sex adoption even though that remains on the table.
    Its apparently cautious policy this election is in stark contrast to its 2002 paper, which detailed backing for both same-sex adoption and civil unions.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Party policies - morals laws - 3-Sep-2005
    Labour, Greens, Progressive: No change.
    National: Conscience issue which Don Brash said should go to referendum. Family spokeswoman Judith Collins advocates restricting civil unions to gay couples only.
    United Future: Amend law to protect gay couples' rights to share and inherit property and be buried together, but remove equal status with marriage; propose bill to define marriage as between man and woman.
    NZ First: Hold referendum on repealing Civil Union Bill; support bill defining marriage as between man and woman.
    Act: Conscience issue, may go to referendum; support bill defining marriage as between man and woman.
    Maori Party: Tariana Turia voted against Civil Union Bill.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    19 parties seeking support at election - 25-Aug-2005
    A total of 739 people are standing for Parliament and 19 parties are seeking the important party vote, the Chief Electoral Office says, releasing all electorate and party list nominations. And one of the more interesting sets of candidates will be East Coast, vacated by retiring Labour MP Janet Mackey.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Voters adrift on shifting moral tide - 24-Aug-2005
    Pacific Islanders have traditionally voted Labour but Angela Gregory reports that support is no longer guaranteed.
    Tongan warden Alexis Huni has been a loyal Labour voter since he arrived in New Zealand in 1975.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Eyes right for the moral minority - 17-Aug-2005
    At a cattle sale in Te Awamutu, Arapuni farmer Owen Emmett and his niece Shirley Emmett are giving the Herald a morality lesson.
    "I'm quite disappointed in the lack of support of family issues with things like civil unions," Mr Emmett says.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Reaction to Eyes right for the moral minority - 17-Aug-2005
    Once again the ugly head of the self-proclaimed saviours of family and society has reared. I for one am so sick of those faux-christians blaming gay people for the demise of society and the breakdown of the family. It really is nauseating to hear the perpetual BS they gush forth comparing gay people to the heterosexual paedophile. If they put the same effort and energy into resolving our violent domestic crime, child abuse and rapes and murders, society would be a much better place. But I guess fear does funny things to funny people....Why on earth people like the destiny church/party and its sheep cannot understand that this country is made up of individuals who believe in all sorts of religions and and have their own belief systems that do not necessarily concur with Destiny's so where do they get off forcing it on others? Bishop bling bling and his wife et al are allowed their opinion sure, but to force it upon others? - Scapegoat
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Dinner with Helen - a prime ministerial event - 15-Aug-2005
    GABA is please to announce that Prime Minister Helen Clark has set aside a night in her busy pre-election schedule to have dinner with GABA members and guests.
    Join us for what promises to be a very special evening with our Prime Minister. Dinner will be a unique opportunity to hear from Helen as to her thoughts on the current state of our country as we move into what promises to be a most intese and significant election campaign. A dinner conversation with the Prime Minister four weeks from the election may help those of us still undecided on our vote.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - GABA
    Morality is Not Statistical - 14-Aug-2005
    ...but if it was, at least it should be statistics from a proper sample, not like the Sunday Star Times' "Great Morality Debate", which is trying to pass off a self-selected sample of conservatives brought there under some 1960s conception of "morality" as a "survey" that represents "us".
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Keith Ng - Public Address
    Wellington is Sin City, poll reveals - 13-Aug-2005
    Liberal or just plain licentious? Wellingtonians stand apart when it comes to matters of morality.
    Forget about Auckland as sin city:
    according to an independent survey of 10,000 New Zealanders, the capital's inhabitants are far more relaxed about sexual morality than those anywhere else in the country.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - The Dominion Post
    Meddling with gay abandon - 7-Jul-2005
    Actually, there ARE ways in which gay people and straight people differ. The most blindingly obvious of these is in having children, which is why people resent a Government they see as being heavily influenced by gays making laws about parenting.
    The vast majority of us say – according to a survey last week – that the Government should shelve its plans to ban parents using corporal punishment. That view will be reflected in the way a jury recently found a Timaru woman not guilty of assaulting her son, though she'd beaten him with a horsewhip and a bamboo cane. It accepted the sincerity of her intention to discipline him for his own good.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - The Dominion Post
    Some stoning okay says Choudhary - 5-Jul-2005
    Muslim MP Ashraf Choudhary will not condemn the traditional Koran punishment of stoning to death some homosexuals and people who have extra-marital affairs.
    But the Labour MP - who has struggled with his "role" as the sole parliamentary representative of the local Muslim community - is not advocating the practice here.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Women and Maori urged to leave 'ghetto' for the mainstream - 4-Jul-2005
    An unconventional American feminist is warning New Zealanders not to follow the American path of "positive discrimination" in favour of women and racial minorities.
    Tammy Bruce, a lesbian talkshow host who supports abortion but voted for George W. Bush, says returning land to American Indians has led to alcoholism, hopelessness and suicide.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Sandra Paterson: A voice hard to ignore - 2-Jul-2005
    At 6am today, a woman with long dark hair and brown eyes is due to arrive at Auckland Airport from Los Angeles.
    The name on her passport is Tammy Bruce. I don't know what she will write on the customs form under "occupation", but here's how she describes herself: an openly gay, pro-choice, gun-owning, pro-death penalty, voted-for-President Bush progressive feminist. One hang of a contradiction in terms.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Brian Rudman: Life's just fine out here on the fringe, Dr Brash - 29-Jun-2005
    Over the years, National has tried them all: Silent majority, right-thinking people, Rob's Mob and now, Don Brash's "Mainstream New Zealand". A mainstream New Zealand where minority groups, such as gays, Maori, prostitutes and people who use prostitutes, do not belong.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    No knowing who's in the mainstream - 28-Jun-2005
    National leader Don Brash found himself struggling to stay afloat yesterday as he tried to define who swam in the mainstream and who did not.
    "Tackling the issues of mainstream New Zealand" was the slogan that dominated the party's annual conference at the weekend and peppered the speeches of all MPs.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Related Site - National Party
    Mainstream - 28-Jun-2005
    How about pissing off some of the electorate just to please your core vote? National Party leader Dr Brash said he didn't regard a variety of minority group members to be in the "mainstream". (Part of the radio interview transcription)
    Read the full story/Visit the site - It's good to be a guy

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