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What can NZ Labour and other politicians learn from the Brexit vote to leave the EU?

Stuff.co.nz - ‎2 hours ago‎
While there isn't the same disconnect here, due to New Zealand's lack of a "hard and fast class system", Pagani says the Labour Party still needs to broaden its appeal without "becoming a shadow of Donald Trump or Nigel Farage". "I don't think the way ...
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New Zealand Labour MP Phil Twyford's tribute to friend Jo Cox

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Jun 16, 2016‎
Phil Twyford is the New Zealand Labour Party spokesperson for housing, transport and Auckland Issues. He was elected to Parliament in 2008, after a career as the founding executive director of Oxfam NZ in 1991 and director of advocacy for Oxfam ...
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Home ownership would close inequality gap - Labour

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jun 28, 2016‎
The new statistics showed New Zealanders of European descent were the wealthiest, with an individual median net worth of $114,000, while for Maori it was $23,000 and just $12,000 for Pacific people.
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NZ offers to help UK with new trade deals

Radio New Zealand - ‎20 hours ago‎
Foreign Minister Murray McCully was not ruling out sending New Zealand trade negotiators to the UK. "I'm not going to forecast what requests they might make, I'm simply saying that they will be looking to put in place a whole new series of ...
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Justice not done in Moko case - Labour

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jun 26, 2016‎
Justice has not been done in the Moko case, and his killers should have been charged with murder, the Labour Party says. Tania Shailer and David William Haerewa weresentenced to 17 years in prison for killing three year-old Moko Rangitoheriri in the ...
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10% richest Kiwis own 60% of NZ's wealth

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jun 27, 2016‎
Wealth in New Zealand is the most unevenly distributed it has been in over a decade, but the government is downplaying the latest figures, saying household wealth is consistent with figures over the past 20 to 30 years.

Shewan sheds light on murky trusts

NZCity - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Neither the government nor the Labour Party did themselves any favours with the way they handled the foreign trust issue, says NZ Newswire political writer Peter Wilson. Neither of the main parties has come out of the Panama Papers controversy with any ...
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As Britain exits the EU, the case for a NZ republic will gather steam

The Spinoff - ‎Jun 26, 2016‎
It's no coincidence that the idea of a New Zealand republic first entered mainstream political debate in 1973. That year the United Kingdom joined what was then known as the European Economic Community (EEC).
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Whānau Ora agency hits back at Labour MPs

Radio New Zealand - ‎19 hours ago‎
An agency for Whānau Ora has hit back against criticism from Labour Party MPs, who say the public should be told what the programme has achieved with millions of dollars in funding.

NZ's festering malcontents including Winston need to be watched

The Press - ‎41 minutes ago‎
If the embers of that anti-immigration, anti-politics, anti-expert and anti-new sentiment in New Zealand are fanned by the right winds, the one man party of Winston Peters will be the undeserving beneficiary. National and Labour/Greens will be polling ...

The UK's potential new trade agreements

MoneyWeek - ‎9 hours ago‎
Both Australia and New Zealand have been negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU, but have now turned their priorities to the UK.

Need to boost regional economy

Gisborne Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
LABOUR Party leader Andrew Little visited Gisborne yesterday and said relocating some Wellington-based government services to this and other regions could economically boost provincial New Zealand. Among his hosts yesterday was the Chamber of ...

New Zealand PM's diplomatic debacle in Fiji

World Socialist Web Site - ‎Jun 20, 2016‎
New Zealand Labour Party foreign affairs spokesperson David Shearer described Key's trip as a “disaster,” writing: “He [Bainimarama] didn't step back from the restrictions on media [or] the heavy-handedness within parliament.
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Crown prosecution system underfunded - Labour

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jun 25, 2016‎
Top News stories. NZ Live - Guy Wishart · UK Labour in disarray as two senior MPs quit · Housing protesters spend night in cars · NZ needs to 'buckle in' after Brexit · One killed, buildings torched in PNG ...

Private school funding plan remains opaque

Radio New Zealand - ‎6 hours ago‎
Power Play - The level of government funding for private and charter schools is a simmering issue in the education portfolio, and represents one of the most stark ideological differences between the left and the right.
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Same-sex marriage debate dominates campaign

Radio New Zealand - ‎5 hours ago‎
But the Australian Labor Party said the vote was a waste of time and money, as it would not be binding on MPs. Two senior ministers have already refused to say how they would vote after the outcome of the plebiscite.

Brexit vote a lesson for NZ: Andrew Little

The Southland Times - ‎Jun 25, 2016‎
Little, who was in Invercargill on Saturday night to celebrate 100 years of the Labour Party in New Zealand at the Invercargill Workingmen's Club, said there was an underlying sense that Brits voted to leave the EU because the system wasn't working for ...
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Fee hikes to speed applications for foreigners buying New Zealand assets: government

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎18 hours ago‎
Recent internal changes in the OIO had driven operational improvements and the government wanted to see further improvement, including fewer delays on the notoriously long process of processing overseas applications to buy New Zealand assets ...
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The hypocrisy of Australian democracy

Aljazeera.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
"It is a human rights issue," New Zealand Labour MP Kelvin Davis told me in November. "Some people […] have come across as babies: they've been educated in Australia, they've found work in Australia, they've married and had children and grandchildren ...
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