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‘‘ We don’t need more lawyers and ac­coun­tants – we need more peo­ple in the trades. We’ve got to re­build Christchurch.

‘‘More work­ers are needed in Auck­land. One in four young peo­ple leave school and don’t have a job to go to.

‘‘ We don’t want young peo­ple on the scrapheap while we bring in work­ers from over­seas.’’

More is also needed to be spent on re­search and de­vel­op­ment, he says, quot­ing the ‘‘fa­ther of nu­clear physics’’ Ernest Lord Ruther­ford – ‘‘We don’t have the money, so we have to think.’’

‘‘We can’t be the cheap­est in the world – we wouldn’t have a big chance against China and In­dia, but we can be the best.’’

Mr Goff says Labour will re­store re­search and de­vel­op­ment tax cred­its.

Peo­ple can’t turn a blind eye to the re­al­ity of global warm­ing and farm­ing’s re­spon­si­bil­ity for half of our green­house gas emis­sions but sci­en­tists be­lieve they can cut

Save our rail: Green Party sup­port­ers Karen Davis and Sa­muel Ot­ter meet the steam train at Mt Al­bert sta­tion.

Take a train trip along the north­ern rail­way line through Rod­ney. Visit www.rod­ney­times.co.nz to get an en­gine driver’s per­spec­tive.

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