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Labour Party identifies Panama company allowed to buy 'sensitive' NZ land

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Following the leak earlier this month, the New Zealand Government told the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) to review its decision to approve a land purchase by a person connected to the law firm.
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Labour leader visits Jordan refugee camp

Radio New Zealand - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Mr Little yesterday visited Zaatari camp, which is about ten kilometres from the Syrian border, after earlier visiting New Zealand troops stationed in Iraq. He said the 80,000 people living in the camp were in cramped conditions with limited facilities ...
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: Advice for the Labour Party

The National Business Review - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Audrey Young has a more positive account than most of Labour's reaction to the poll, saying the party leadership was “disappointed” but “not spooked” at the result - see: Labour's new focus is all about the leader. As Young tells it, Little accepted ...

Political roundup: Advice for the Labour Party

New Zealand Herald - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Audrey Young has a more positive account than most of Labour's reaction to the poll, saying the party leadership was "disappointed" but "not spooked" at the result - see: Labour's new focus is all about the leader. As Young tells it, Little accepted ...
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Doubts cast on Key's lawyer claim

Radio New Zealand - ‎2 hours ago‎
He said Mr Whitney misrepresented him when he wrote to the then-minister, Todd McClay, claiming Mr Key had advised him the government had "no plans to change the status of the foreign trust regime in New Zealand". Mr Key said that was not true, and ...
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PM is flip-flopping with land tax, says Labour

Radio New Zealand - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
New Zealand changed its property tax rules in September last year, requiring property investors, including those from overseas, to have a New Zealand tax number. Labour deputy leader Annette King said Mr Key may already have an idea what the figures ...
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SA Premier slams Kidman sale block

NT News - ‎17 hours ago‎
“This particular investor has invested in New Zealand and, while there were some initial concerns about that, it's been seen as an incredibly positive thing.

The search for NZ's Sanders and Clinton

New Zealand Herald - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Can New Zealand parallels also be drawn with Democratic Party hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? It's so not ... More recently, Barry Soper has chosen another Labour politician to anoint, asking Is Annette King our Hillary Clinton? Others ...

Kevin Rudd given glowing endorsement by Lord Nicholas Stern for top United Nations job

West Coast Sentinel - ‎4 hours ago‎
Lord Stern's endorsement came as polling conducted by the Labor Party's official pollster UMR showed 62 per cent of those polled supported an Australian holding the position of UNSG.
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Iraq situation still 'hugely challenging'

Radio New Zealand - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
"New Zealanders may differ on the politics of this deployment, but we are all united in our support for our troops on the ground.
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Anti-Israel Rant or Anti-Semitic Smear?

Honestreporting.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
But demonizing Israel in a hate-filled rant with language not used against any other country in the world besides the Jewish state could very well be.
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ETS must be fixed for Paris Agreement - Labour

Radio New Zealand - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett signed the Paris Agreement at the United Nations in New York yesterday, and said she hoped New Zealand would ratify it within the next 12 months. Labour's climate change spokesperson Megan Woods said the ...

On Anzac Day, New Zealand leaders talk peace, prepare for war

World Socialist Web Site - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
In a video statement, opposition Labour Party leader Andrew Little said: “New Zealand's international reputation is about peace.

Homes are where the votes are

Stuff.co.nz - ‎6 hours ago‎
As election night drew to its close, and the counting of the ballots cast in the polling booths of the nation's sprawling state house suburbs was completed, Labour's tally of party votes surged triumphantly past National's to secure for Helen Clark her ...

The growing case for a federal anti-corruption agency

The Canberra Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
In response, the Labor Party has focused on corruption in the financial and banking sectors. Some of the crossbench senators wanted to broaden the scope of the government's .... Even so, it is notable that Australia now ranks last among the four mature ...

What's going wrong for Auckland's Right?

Radio New Zealand - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Ms Crone has publicly called the mayoral contest a "two-horse race" between her and veteran Labour MP Phil Goff. Her team denies claims they have tried to have Mr Thomas excluded from multi-candidate forums.

Doubts over suitability of new Tokelau ferry

Radio New Zealand - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The Mataliki was built in Bangladesh under commission from the New Zealand government and delivered to Tokelau in February.
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Labour seeks inquiry into foreign trusts after PM's lawyer lobbied Government

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The Labour Party are calling for a full scale inquiry into New Zealand's foreign trust regime. They've put pressure on the Government to "save New Zealand's reputation" after it was revealed the Prime Minister's personal lawyer lobbied against a ...
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Tertiary fees locking students into poverty - Labour

Radio New Zealand - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
... the pressure of the debt and the the hours they have to work in the paid workforce to go into tertiary education. That's not good for any of us.
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Trade deficit tipped to affect income and jobs

Radio New Zealand - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
"That weakness that we're seeing in economies such as China is weighing on demand for our export, and with prices low, particularly for products like dairy, that really is weighing on New Zealand's trade position." Labour Party finance spokesperson ...
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