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Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with Members of the New Zealand Labour Party (press release) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Vice President Biden met today with leading members of the opposition Labour Party in Auckland. They affirmed the shared values, deepening partnership, and growing economic ties between the United States and New Zealand. They also discussed the ...

Labour's 'bumpy' ride of the century

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Mr McAloon, an associate professor in history at Victoria University, has been a member of the Labour party for 25 years. Along with employment mediator Peter Franks, he has chronicled the party's bumpy history in Labour: The New Zealand Labour Party ...

Andrew Little attends New Plymouth Labour Party 100 year celebrations

Taranaki Daily News - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
"And I think it's a constant struggle to make sure that continues to characterise New Zealand and I think Labour has been at the forefront of making sure people get a good house, a decent education, good health care; that's been our contribution to ...
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Greens' house price talk irresponsible - Labour

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Labour and the Greens recently struck a co-operation agreement including a no-surprises policy but Mr Little said Ms Turei had not raised any plan with him, or others in the party, to deliberately push down house prices. "We're two parties with ...

Party to mark a century of Labour Party

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
One hundred years on from its beginning in 1916 the New Zealand Labour Party is refocusing its core values and policies within a 21st century context, Whanganui's buddy Labour Party MP Grant Robertson told a gathering of local branch members last ...

New Zealand Greens celebrate US warship visit

World Socialist Web Site - ‎5 hours ago‎
The opposition Labour and Green parties have ludicrously tried to portray the US ship visit as signalling Washington's “acceptance” of New Zealand's anti-nuclear legislation. Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman, a former Greens co-leader ...
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New Zealand's John Key wants to put the brakes on Kevin Rudd in UN race

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Mr Key, who hails from the conservative National Party in New Zealand, is barracking hard for his former Labour party rival Ms Clark to become the UN Secretary-General. It marks a curious contrast with his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull ...
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Happy 100th birthday to the Labour Party

Indian Weekender - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The oldest political party in New Zealand turned 100 over the weekend. Centenary events were held around the country last week to celebrate Labour's achievements that have shaped New Zealand's history. The Centenary Conference held in Wellington ...
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Hone will 'tear them apart' - Labour

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Mana leader Hone Harawira yesterday met with the new president of the Māori Party, Tukoroirangi Morgan, in Whangarei as they began putting a five-year rift behind them.
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New Zealand vows to hunt down non-native predators

Financial Times - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
John Key has defeated the Labour party in three successive New Zealand elections. Now one of the world's most successful centre-right prime ministers has taken on an arguably tougher breed of opponent: rats, possums, stoats, weasels and other invasive ...
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Govt cautiously positive on Auckland Unitary Plan

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The Auckland Council described the level of density in the panel's recommendations as higher than the council had proposed, but lower than that sought in submissions by Housing New Zealand. The panel's recommendation to zone immediately for all of the ...

Prisoners 'still have a right to privacy'

Radio New Zealand - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Labour Party's corrections spokesperson, Kelvin Davis, said it was unacceptable but was becoming all too common. "We had this situation a year or so back where I think it was [the Ministry for Social Development] and ACC sharing peoples ...

National eradicates Labour-Green option with pest-free policy - ‎19 hours ago‎
National eradicates Labour-Green option with pest-free policy ... And with weasel-like cunning, National has prepared a tasty meal for the Opposition by adopting its goal of a predator-free New Zealand by 2050. Ever since the late, lamented and saintly ...

Labour leader Andrew Little tours Tasman district - ‎15 hours ago‎
Little said he heard a similar story in every small New Zealand town he visited. "Our priority is to focus on young people," Little said of the party's goals. An aim was to have youth in constructive employment, education or training, he said. For ...
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Rudd the dud, Clark the crowd-pleaser

Crikey (registration) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The contrast with our neighbours across the ditch in New Zealand is stark. New Zealand also has a former prime minister eyeing off the role of Secretary General: Helen Clark.
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More referred patients not seeing specialists - King

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
She said the figures demonstrated that the government had not spent enough money on health, with thousands of New Zealanders being denied essential elective surgery. A spokesperson for Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said the government was ...

Derry journalist co-writes book on Labour peer's role in abuse scandal

Derry Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
At the time of its publication, little could be reported about Janner, a prominent figure in the Labour Party who was made a peer by Tony Blair.

Claire Trevett: Rats! Labour caught in a trap of its own making

New Zealand Herald - ‎19 hours ago‎
In the same week Prime Minister John Key was setting out his plan for making rats, stoats and possums extinct in New Zealand, Labour was starting to grapple with a pest problem of its own: the male List MP. Key's goal was to make New Zealand pest-free ...
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Calls for overhaul of RBNZ inflation target

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
While he is not alone among central bankers in failing to generate price growth, a currency trader, Derek Rankin, said New Zealand's PTA was out of date in a world of low inflation. "Maybe the 1-3 target, or a 0-3 target, or a 0-2 target as it was ...

Māori Party 'rebuilding' after disappointing election

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The Māori Party is confident it will be ready in time for next year's election, despite being in a "re-building phase".