National and Labour launch their campaigns

National and Labour launch their campaigns
Christopher Luxon helmed a US presidential-style campaign launch (Image: Dileepa Fonseka/BusinessDesk)
Dileepa Fonseka
The major launches of both National and Labour show smaller parties will play a much more important role during this election. Both Labour and National launched their election campaigns with policies and pledges with holes their natural allies in government could help fill.Prime minister Chris Hipkins launched his campaign with the promise of free dental care, which sounds universal enough but the holes were in the caveats: Labour will only provide healthcare to people under 30, 18 – 23-year-olds will get it by 2025 while those betwe...

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