Party’s an­nounce­ments not so new at this stage

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With the elec­tion just days away, Na­tional may be scrap­ing the bot­tom of the old pork bar­rel. But that hasn’t stopped it an­nounc­ing poli­cies, though many seem to be, shall we say, ‘‘pre-an­nounced’’. On Saturday, Ro­torua re­tire­ment vil­lage res­i­dents heard a run-down of the party’s plans for se­niors, in­clud­ing the ex­tra money for pen­sions an­nounced in the Bud­get. Yes­ter­day, a room full of party faith­ful got to hear about its re­formed Fam­i­lies Pack­age.

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