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    TPP signing highlights divisions in NZ

    The stage-managed signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement at a casino in Auckland today highlights the divisions National’s handling of the deal has caused in New Zealand, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.

    “The Government’s whole management of the agreement has been botched, from the total secrecy to ramming it down people’s throats.

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    6 Top Tweets about Andrew Little's #sotn16

    We're a little biased, but we reckon 3 years free post-school study across a person’s lifetime is pretty great. And lots of people seem to agree with us too. Check out six top tweets about Andrew Little's State of the Nation.

    Andrew Little's State of the Nation Speech 2016

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    Jacinda, thank you so much for that kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to be introduced by the next MP for Auckland Central.

    Can I also acknowledge our Labour Caucus, including our deputy Annette King and finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.

    I’d also like to acknowledge Phil Goff.

    It’s funny, Phil seems to be at every gathering in Auckland with more than three people for some reason.

    Phil, this is going to be a big year for Auckland, and I know you’ll do a fantastic job as Mayor.

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Government still won’t come clean on TPPA and Pharmac

· February 05, 2016

That the Government has blacked out entire pages of briefings on how the TPPA might impact on Pharmac is hardly transparent, says Labour’s spokesperson on Health Annette King.

“Dozens of pages of documents obtained by Labour under the OIA have been redacted. In the light of John Key’s promise that Pharmac would not be damaged under the TPPA it is difficult to understand the secrecy.

McCully not off hook despite report

· February 05, 2016

The Whitehead report into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's handling of the Rizalman case confirms Murray McCully and his office knew officials were planning to let the diplomat leave but didn’t intervene, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.

“The report did not investigate Minister Murray McCully’s involvement, or otherwise, in this issue.

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