News | Politics
23 Aug 2017 2:46
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Ski Report
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Politics

    Dunne trails in Ohariu

    Incumbent Ohariu MP Peter Dunne trails Labour's Greg O'Connor but National says any "cup of tea" support stunt is some way off.


    Government support partner Peter Dunne faces a battle to keep his seat in the Wellington electorate of Ohariu.

    A One News-Colmar Brunton poll released on Sunday shows the UnitedFuture leader a long way behind Labour's Greg O'Connor - the former Police Association president running in his first election.

    Mr Dunne has held Ohariu since 1984 but scraped in by just 710 votes in 2014.

    The poll indicated 63 per cent who voted for him last time were voting for him again, but 27 per cent were switching to Mr O'Connor and 10 per cent were picking another candidate.

    Mr Dunne is aware his support may have been eroded but isn't voicing any concerns yet.

    "I am not going to get too carried away or excited at this stage because I think there is a lot more water to flow under a rather big bridge," he told the Herald on Sunday before Sunday's poll.

    National Party campaign manager Steven Joyce believes many Green supporters will have switched their support to Mr O'Connor.

    "We've got a job to do to encourage people to support Peter, primarily because he helps bring strong stability to the government," he told TVNZ's Q+A programme on Sunday.

    Mr Joyce wasn't yet reaching for the "cup of tea" publicity stunt, which has been used in the Epsom electorate to urge National supporters to vote for government allies.

    "The moves tend to happen quite late," Mr Joyce said.

    ONE NEWS-COLMAR BRUNTON OHARIU POLL:

    * Labour's Greg O'Connor - 48 per cent

    * UnitedFuture's Peter Dunne - 34 per cent

    * National's Brett Hudson - 14 per cent

    * TOP's Jessica Hammond Doube - 2 per cent

    PARTY VOTE:

    * National - 46 per cent

    * Labour - 35 per cent

    * Greens - 12 per cent

    * NZ First - 4 per cent

    * 501 eligible voters polled. Margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 per cent.


    NZN




    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Politics News
     22 Aug: Farmers pledge to make rivers swimmable
     22 Aug: Donald Trump looked directly at the eclipse, ignoring his own government's safety advice
     22 Aug: Now's the time for CGT: Greens
     22 Aug: AA wants 10,000 park and rides urgently
     21 Aug: Another campaign shock as Dunne quits
     21 Aug: Dunne quits, election now 'drag race': PM
     21 Aug: Labour promises Auckland to Tauranga rail
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Wallabies' skills - they're coming More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Greencross makes inroads into pet market More...



     Today's News

    International:
    Donald Trump's Afghanistan strategy exactly what US military wants, David Kilcullen says 22:57

    Law and Order:
    Barcelona terrorist attack: What we know 22:17

    Law and Order:
    Man with machete in Waiheke Island robbery 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy is “the best big sister” to her newborn twins 21:46

    Law and Order:
    Tongariro pair remain missing 10 days on 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Ric Flair is “doing better” since his recent emergency surgery 21:16

    Entertainment:
    Sarah Silverman has remembered her late mother in an emotional tribute 20:46

    Entertainment:
    Serena Williams has been craving vegetables during her pregnancy 20:16

    Entertainment:
    Gwendoline Christie was told she would “probably never” make it as an actor because of the way she looks 19:46

    Entertainment:
    Jade Goody was a “lifesaver” to her sons after she helped put out a fire on a family holiday 19:16


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd