Readers' Reports - If I was Prime Minister I would...

It's time to fix housing

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We need housing and economic reform. No single policy will magically fix everything, Stuart Munro says.

I'd lead NZ forward

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ANGELA LIU

Every New Zealander has to share the load to boost our economy, writes Angela Liu.

Cleaning up New Zealand

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JOHN MURPHY

If he was Prime Minister, John Murphy's first port of call would be cleaning up alcohol and drug laws.

We need a thriving economy

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FRANK LUKAZ

New Zealand needs to earn more money. To do so, we need to excel in what we're good at.

'Our kids are suffering'

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ALEXANDRA KING-SAUNDERS

Our kids are living in poverty. We can help them, but we're choosing not to, writes Alexandra King-Saunders.

More freedom for NZers

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RICK KIESSIG

If Rick Kiessig was PM, he would increase freedom for as many people in New Zealand as he could.

I'd fix Christchurch

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CAROL GILMORE

If Carol Gilmore was running the country she'd make good on promises made to the people of Christchurch.

NZ needs a new focus

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TIM FRANK

As PM Tim Frank would shift the government's emphasis to improving the common good.

An end to poverty

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David Lim would like to end all forms of poverty, not just in our time, but for generations to come.

NZ needs inspiration

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KEN FORTUNE

What this country needs is a leader that can inspire and encourage New Zealanders, writes Ken Fortune.

NZ should own its profits

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New Zealand's government should be trying to buy Tiwai off Rio Tinto, Timothy Wilkie writes.

No more nanny state

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RICHARD CRUICE

Sadly the current economic and employment growth models are completely unsustainable, Richard Cruice says.

We need to kick our bad habits

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DONOVAN MCGOWAN

If Donovan McGowan were Prime Minister, he'd crack down on alcohol retailers and shut down fast food outlets.

Help Kiwi entrepreneurs thrive

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STEPHANIE EMMERSON

Stephanie Emmerson would encourage entrepreneurs and green solutions if she was Prime Minister.

It's the economy stupid!

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CHRISTOPHER COOKSON - Stuff

As Prime Minister, Christopher Cookson would create initiatives to help local businesses thrive.

Green tech is NZ's future

Wind farms

TRACEY ULTRẠ

As Prime Minister, Tracey Ultrạ would focus on green technology and cleaning up our waters.

My marijuana reform plan

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LANCE O'RILEY

If Lance O'Riley was Prime Minister, he'd make changes to welfare, education and marijuana laws.

As PM I'd create equal rights

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TAN NGATA

If Tan Ngata were in charge of the country, he'd focus on equality and preserving Maori culture.

Let's make a green-power deal

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BRIAN TAYLOR

A clean-energy trade deal with China would be a boon to New Zealand, says would-be PM Brian Taylor.

I'd rename NZ Aotearoa

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PETER SEFTON

If Peter Sefton was in charge of the country, he'd work to redefine New Zealand's identity.

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