Labour leader Jacinda Ardern to visit New Plymouth
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is to visit New Plymouth this Saturday as she continues her campaign to be the country's next Prime Minister.
Ardern will stage a walkabout in the Centre City shopping mall at 12.30pm on Saturday, September 16 before meeting supporters at the wind wand on the Coastal Walkway at 1pm.
The visit has been welcomed by local parliamentary candidate Corie Haddock.
The visit comes as National pulls ahead in the polls, opening as much as a 10 point gap.
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On Thursday the campaign fight returned to taxation, with Labour saying it would wait until a second term before introducing any tax changes from its working group.
It made the u-turn after sustained attacks from the National Party over the 'vagueness' of its tax plans.
Other than Labour's already announced polices - such as cancelling National's planned tax cuts, extending the bright line test to five years, and introducing water and tourist levies - no new taxes or changes will kick in before the next election, Labour said.
They would legislate for the changes before the election but nothing would hit until April 1 2021 - after the 2020 election.
- Taranaki Daily News