Party’s announcements not so new at this stage
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.