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The young and the croaky

The young and the croaky
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Fresh-faced Labour MP Chris Hipkins' voice broke in Parliament today. The MP, who is aged in his early 30s, had a bad cold and croaked through his questions while getting a ribbing from the National benches.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Labour announces electorate candidates
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

List of Labour reshuffle

List of Labour reshuffle
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour reshuffle: The good: Charles Chauvel -- moves to the front bench and picks up environment, drops energy Said he was "very pleased" but declined to comment further.

Misspending sparks big changes

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Credit card misuse has sparked a significant reshuffle within the Labour Party, including promotion to the front bench of Charles Chauvel and Nanaia Mahuta, while the main offenders are left to work their way back into favour.

A list of Labour's reshuffle

A list of Labour's reshuffle
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour reshuffle: The good: Charles Chauvel -- moves to the front bench and picks up environment, drops energy Said he was "very pleased" but declined to comment further.

Minister a hit on Youtube

Minister a hit on Youtube
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 2 NZPA - Before coming into politics Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce was a high-flyer in the radio business, now he has become a hit on the internet.

Labour calls for a balanced freight transport system

Labour calls for a balanced freight transport system
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The "miserly" $750 million boost for KiwiRail should be seen against the $11 billion the Government is spending on roads, says Labour's transport spokesman Darren Hughes.

KiwiRail spending commitment brings mixed reaction

KiwiRail spending commitment brings mixed reaction
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - A three-year, $750 million commitment by the Government to strengthen KiwiRail is not enough in comparison to the huge amount already committed to roading, says Labour's transport spokesman Darren Hughes.

National get taught a lesson in Parliament

National get taught a lesson in Parliament
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee gets a big fat F for his political management today, after he let Labour MPs cane cabinet minister Steven Joyce over his academic record.

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