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Maiden speech - Jenny Salesa

Jenny SalesaLabour MP for Manukau East, has given her Maiden Speech in Parliament.

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Maiden speech - Adrian Rurawhe

Adrian Rurawhe, Labour MP for Te Tai Hauāuru, has given his Maiden Speech in Parliament.

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10 Key Facts about Labour's Leadership Election

Plans are proceeding for the Leadership Election, and at this stage I thought it might be useful to have a heads-up on some of the key aspects from the perspective of members:

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Enjoying the unexpected - Jenny Salesa

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Jenny Salesa is looking forward to bringing her wide-ranging experience, including in education and public healthcare, to her new role as an MP. That’s coupled with her determination to achieve better outcomes for the people of Manukau East.

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Walking in the footsteps of the greats

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Introducing Peeni Henare

Peeni Henare, new MP for Tāmaki Makaurau, grew up surrounded by inspirational leaders. From his grandfather, soldier and kōhanga reo pioneer Sir James Henare, to David Lange, who was “like a quirky uncle who popped by every now and again”. 

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10 Key Facts About Labour's Leadership Contest

The resignation of David Cunliffe on 30 September 2014 as the 14th Leader of the Labour Party triggered a Party-wide Leadership Election. Nominations close on October 14th 2014, with the result announced on November 18th 2014.

Here are 10 Key Facts about the Labour Leadership Election:

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Labour's Review: Terms of Reference Agreed

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Following a meeting of its ruling New Zealand Council yesterday, Labour has released the terms of reference for the comprehensive review initiated following its 2014 election result.  The review will comprise three elements

- a review of Labour's 2014 General Election campaign;

- a review of Labour's political positioning going forward, with reference to the past three General Election results; and

- recommendations for rebuilding and modernising Labour.

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Katie’s banking on winning

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Finding phones and seats for everyone, training new volunteers, distributing lists of names and numbers – and feeding a small army of phone canvassers. That’s been Katie Anderson’s life three evenings a week since May. 

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Good sports Darlene and Gwendoline sign up to Young Labour

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One minute they were in McDonalds, the next Darlene Tusani and Gwendoline Foliga were signing up as the newest members of Young Labour – and getting photobombed by David Cunliffe.

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"Hello, David Cunliffe calling!"

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It’s a familiar campaign scene at Fraser House, Labour’s HQ. Around 30 volunteers are staffing the phone canvassing banks. There’s lots of familiar faces - Rama, Paul, Jessie, David, to name but a few.

David, coffee cup in hand, has bagged a seat at the end of a table – good move, you only get the hubbub of other callers on one side. Quite a few new volunteers have turned up this evening and phone bank organiser Katie Anderson is showing them the ropes but David’s an old hand so just gets a quick briefing on his list of names.

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