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Key To Deliver Stark Warning To New Cabinet

Wellington, Nov 18 - National's new Cabinet lineup will have little time to reflect on their swearing in tomorrow before Prime Minister elect John Key gives them a stark warning on the state of the incoming government's books.

Goff To Announce Shadow Lineup This Week

Goff To Announce Shadow Lineup This Week
Wellington, Nov 18 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says his new line up of shadow ministers will be released this week. Incoming Prime Minister John Key announced his Cabinet yesterday with a mix of new faces and old hands.

Key Announces Cabinet Today

Key Announces Cabinet Today
NZPA political reporters Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Prime Minister-elect John Key will announce a 20-strong cabinet today and three other ministerial positions after he cut deals yesterday that secured a strong majority for his National government.

Key Signs Up Support For Broadbased Government

Key Signs Up Support For Broadbased Government
By Grant Fleming and Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - Prime Minister-elect John Key has sealed a historic agreement with the Maori Party on a whirlwind day of deals that will give his incoming government a commanding majority on crucial votes in Parliament.

NZ Needs Stability, Goff Says

NZ Needs Stability, Goff Says
Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has welcomed National's support agreements with three minor parties. "New Zealand has enjoyed nine years of stability under Labour's management of MMP," he said after incoming prime minister John Key announced the agreements today.

One Dunne Deal, Two To Go

One Dunne Deal, Two To Go
Wellington, Nov 14 NZPA - National has locked in a deal with United Future leader Peter Dunne for support arrangements, with ACT and the Maori Party likely to follow soon. Mr Dunne today said he and National had concluded negotiations and agreed a deal.

Maori Party Heading For A Deal With National

Maori Party Heading For A Deal With National
Wellington, Nov 14 NZPA - The Maori Party is heading for an agreement with National which Labour is doing its best to upset.

Labour To Keep Raking The Coals Of Election Night Brief

Labour To Keep Raking The Coals Of Election Night Brief
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Newly anointed Labour leader Phil Goff says any navel gazing period into why the party lost the election would be brief. On Tuesday Mr Goff and his new deputy Annette King were elected unopposed by the party's 43-member caucus.

Goff Criticises Maori Moves To Support National

Goff Criticises Maori Moves To Support National
Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says the Maori Party is going against what Maori voters wanted by negotiating with the National Party. National is finalising support deals with ACT, United Future and the Maori Party after Saturday's decisive election result.

Goff Admits EFA Mistakes

Goff Admits EFA Mistakes
Wellington, Nov 12 NZPA - New Opposition leader Phil Goff says it was a mistake to ram through the controversial Electoral Finance Act without widespread support and Labour would like to take part in a review.

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