Big election issues also over Ditch
Having just returned from Australia I am astounded at the similarity of the issues that cause concern in both countries. Cost of housing, homelessness, inequality, etc.
New Zealand and Australia are certainly not unique as the concerns also exist in a number of western economies which are struggling to redress issues that have grown over the past 20 or more years under governments of the right and left.
I find it increasingly difficult to decide which party will best serve New Zealand for the next three years. National, who have been somewhat disingenuous with some of their electioneering statements but have a good financial track record, or Labour, whose new leader asks us simply to trust her expensive vision for our country.
Sadly the election campaign seems to have become somewhat nasty on the part of both main parties. One can only hope the outcome on Saturday will be one that ensures wellbeing and prosperity for everyone in New Zealand.
Graham Walker, Lynfield.