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  New Zealand Labour Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Labour lost office in the 1949 elections, failed to capitalise on the Waterfront Strike of 1951, and remained in the political wilderness of opposition until (barely) winning the election of 1957 under the leadership of Walter Nash, the last foreign-born head.
In early 2004, the Labour Party came under attack for its policies on the foreshore and seabed controversy.
There were significant internal tensions within the party, eventually culminating in the resignation of a junior minister, Tariana Turia and her defection to the new Maori Party.
hallencyclopedia.com /New_Zealand_Labour_Party   (746 words)

 New Zealand - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New Zealand is responsible for the self-governing states of the Cook Islands and Niue and administers Tokelau and the Ross Dependency.
New Zealand's most popular sports are rugby (primarily rugby union but also rugby league), soccer (the most popular sport amongst children), cricket, and netball (the sport with the most players); golf, tennis, rowing and a variety of water sports, particularly sailing.
New Zealand is world-famous among glider pilots for hosting the 1995 Gliding World Cup at Omarama in North Otago near the centre of the South Island.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /new_zealand.htm   (2731 words)

 New Zealand Labour Party (original) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original New Zealand Labour Party (as distinct from the modern Labour Party) was a short-lived left-wing political party in New Zealand.
In the 1911 election, the Labour Party retained representation in Parliament.
In the end, a new party, called the United Labour Party, was formed, consisting of the Labour Party and various independents such as Bill Veitch.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Zealand_Labour_Party_(original)   (289 words)

 New Zealand Labour Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Labour Party was an amalgamation of a number of early groups, the oldest of which was founded in 1901.
Almost immediately, the new Labour Party became involved in the acrimonious debate about conscription, which arose during World War I — the Labour Party strongly opposed conscription, and a number of its leaders were jailed for their stand against it.
Labour was defeated again in the next two elections, but in the 1972 election, the party gained a significant victory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Zealand_Labour_Party   (2212 words)

 Encyclopedia: New Zealand Labour Party
The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party.
It is currently the dominant party in the country's ruling coalition, holding 50 of the 121 seats in the New Zealand Parliament.
New Zealand was then constituted a dependency of the Colony of New South Wales (Australia), but on 3 May, 1841, was proclaimed a separate colony.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/New-Zealand-Labour-Party   (403 words)

 POLITICAL PARTIES - LABOUR PARTY - 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
The new party represented a compromise between moderates and militants, on the initiative of the latter.
It was the parliamentary Labour Party which then became the movement's most effective defence against the ravages of the depression and, in consequence, the political arm became decidedly the senior partner of the two.
Labour contended that such a policy would eliminate New Zealand's economic vice of speculation in land, with its consequent inflation of prices, and would give the genuine farmer security of tenure while freeing him from the burdens of mortgage indebtedness which the freehold system imposed.
www.teara.govt.nz /1966/P/PoliticalParties/LabourParty/en   (4194 words)

According to the "New Zealand Official Year-Book" for 1909 (a Government publication) the total number of Catholic schools in the dominion is 152 and the number of Catholic pupils attending is 12,650.
New Zealand Catholics have never asked or desired a grant for the religious education which is imparted in their schools.
The history of Catholic journalism in New Zealand is in effect the history of the "New Zealand Tablet," founded by the late Bishop Moran in 1873, the Catholics of this country having followed the principle that it is better to be represented by one strong paper than to have a multiplicity of publications.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11040a.htm   (3257 words)

 NewLabour Party (New Zealand) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NewLabour was the name chosen by Jim Anderton, an MP and former President of the New Zealand Labour Party, for his new left-of-centre party in 1989.
NewLabour was established by a number of Labour Party members whom left the party in reaction to "Rogernomics", the economic policies implemented by the Labour Party's Minister of Finance, Roger Douglas, which saw the traditionally left-wing Labour Party swing heavily to the right.
He remained the party's sole representative in Parliament, which was now dominated by the National Party with 67 seats out of 97.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NewLabour_Party_(New_Zealand)   (279 words)

 Smith v. Hugh Watt Society NZ HC 2/10/03
[4] The plaintiffs claim that the Labour Party in the former Onehunga electorate raised the funds for the purchase of the hall and that it was always intended that the property would be held for the benefit of the members of the Labour Party in that electorate or, in default, the New Zealand Labour Party.
The housie evenings were known as Labour Party housie evenings and I accept her evidence that the funds were to be used for the benefit of the Labour Party in the Onehunga electorate.
Funds raised by the Onehunga Labour Party in the sum of $14,900 were advanced to the Society for the purpose of funding expenditure incurred by the Society on the Party’s behalf for the 1990 election.
www.ucc.ie /law/restitution/archive/newzcases/hugh_watt.htm   (10804 words)

 New Zealand Labour Party --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In 2001, the Labour Party's second full year in power, Prime Minister Helen Clark continued to have the support of her coalition deputy, Jim Anderton of the liberal Alliance, and the less-reliable support of various fragmentary groupings, which came and went on different issues.
Massey was a Conservative whose harsh repression of strikers led to the formation of New Zealand's Labour party in...
As prime minister of New Zealand from 1940 to 1949, Peter Fraser steered his country through the crisis of World War II and helped lay the foundations for the United Nations organization in the years 1945 to 1948.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9055550   (888 words)

 Labour Party Wins New Zealand Election [November 27, 1999]
The Labour Party has won 38.9% of the national vote and the left-leaning Alliance party has won 7.9%.
Under New Zealand's voting system there are 60 electorate seats where members are chosen using the first-past-the-post system.
Winston Peters, the leader of New Zealand First and renegade former member of the National Party, was struggling to hold his own seat of Tauranga, although late counting showed him in the lead.
www.australianpolitics.com /news/1999/99-11-27.shtml   (289 words)

 New Zealand's ruling Labour Party holding narrow election night lead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark shows her voting papers as she prepares to cast her vote at the Kowhai School polling booth in Auckland, New Zealand.
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark's ruling Labour Party held a wafer-thin lead over the main opposition National Party with almost all the votes counted from the country's general election.
Clark, who has presided over one of the strongest periods of sustained economic growth in New Zealand since the 1970s, with low inflation and unemployment and a record budget surplus this year, is seeking an unprecedented third term as Labour's prime minister.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=70805   (677 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Narrow win for NZ's Labour party
New Zealand's ruling Labour Party has won a slim victory in a general election, but will need the support of minor parties to form a government.
National Party leader Don Brash has refused to admit defeat, and said that in the coming days and weeks he would "endeavour to put together a National-led government".
The party has doubled its vote after being torn apart at the last election, he says.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4254736.stm   (449 words)

 ipedia.com: New Zealand Labour Party Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Current Labour Party logo The New Zealand Labour Party formed as a political party in 1916, bringing together socialist groups advocating proportional representation and "the Recall" of Members of Par...
Vigorous programmes of social and welfare reform, aided by political pacts with the Maori Ratana movement, kept the Labourites in Government in the 1938 election, despite internal disputes and the ultimate expulsion of John A. Lee.
There were significant internal tensions within the party, eventually culminating in the resignation of a junior minister, Tariana Turia.
www.ipedia.com /new_zealand_labour_party.html   (599 words)

 Tony Milne, Labour Spokesperson for Rakaia - NEW ZEALAND LABOUR PARTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New Zealand has the best economic conditions in 40 years.
Labour's investment in arts and culture is paying dividends.
New Zealand’s young musicians now benefit because more of our own music is played on commercial radio.
www.tonymilne.org.nz /AboutLabour.htm   (315 words)

 Rainbow Labour New Zealand, Aotearoa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rainbow Labour is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, taakataapui, fa'afafine and intersex sector of the Labour Party.
Our current priority is ensuring that a Helen Clark led Labour Party is re-elected to a third term in government.
Labour believes the politics of prejudice, bias and exclusion have no place in New Zealand.
rainbowlabour.org.nz   (240 words)

 Scoop Archives: Labour Press Releases
Labour Party President Mike Williams urged anybody not yet on the electoral roll to take the opportunity to enrol this afternoon so they are able to vote tomorrow.
New Zealand's defence force will continue to be configured to meet New Zealand's need for a combat trained force, able to contribute to peacekeeping operations, provide emergency response and assistance and to meet the security requirements of New Zealand...
Labour believes that every New Zealander is entitled to access quality public education of the highest standard, throughout their lives.
www.scoop.co.nz /archive/scoop/?k=113   (6122 words)

 Scoop: Energy Policy
New Zealand is on the cusp of an opportunity.
Following the establishment of the Electricity Commission, New Zealand’s electricity sector has moved away from the vagaries of the free market of the 1990s.
However, some thermal power will be needed in the New Zealand system for the foreseeable future, to allow for the vagaries of New Zealand weather that affect both hydro and wind generation.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/PA0509/S00341.htm   (1924 words)

 Radio Australia - News - New Zealand's ruling Labour Party claws back election lead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The ruling Labour Party in New Zealand has nudged ahead of the Opposition Nationals, which had taken an early lead in the country's general election.
New Zealand First is on five-point-nine-percent and the Greens have five-point-one-percent.
TVNZ says transferred into seats in the house the figures would give Labour 50 seats, Nationals 49, New Zealand First seven and Green six.
www.abc.net.au /ra/news/stories/s1462596.htm   (245 words)

 Party donation returns 1996 - 2004
The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa NZ Jeanette Fitzsimons
The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa NZ Nandor Tanczos
Parties' returns remain the definitive source and are available for inspection at the Electoral Commission's offices.
www.elections.org.nz /parties/printer_donations_summary.html   (185 words)

 Young Labour New Zealand
Following a successful election campaign, Young Labour is presently in the process of planning its activites over the next three years, finding ways to consolidate and build on support gained during the recent election.
First up, we're helping to host the 2006 Labour Party Summer School.
Young Labour welcolmes no interest on student loans Young Labour welcomed today's announcement by Labour Leader Helen Clark on major improvements to student support policy in the tertiary sector.
younglabour.org.nz   (255 words)

 New Zealand National Party --  Encyclopædia Britannica
political party founded in 1936 in the merger of non-Labour groups, most notably the United Party and the Reform Party, two parties that had been in coalition since 1931.
Prominent in the party were William Pember Reeves, Joseph Ward, and John McKenzie, all advocates of modern social and economic...
As prime minister of New Zealand from 1975 to 1984, Robert David Muldoon was a fiscal conservative who tried to solve his country's economic difficulties by limiting wage and price increases, making union membership voluntary, cutting taxes, and calling for industrialized nations to reduce import barriers to New Zealand's products.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9055551   (863 words)

 cars - NewLabour Party (New Zealand)
NewLabour was established in reaction to "Rogernomics", the economic policies implemented by the Labour Party's Minister of Finance, Roger Douglas.
In 1991, NewLabour and four other parties formed the Alliance, a broad left-wing coalition.
Later, however, it was decided to completely assimilate the party into the larger Alliance structure, marking the end of NewLabour.
www.carluvers.com /cars/NewLabour_Party_(New_Zealand)   (200 words)

 Tim Barnett - About The New Zealand Labour Party
We are lucky to live in New Zealand, a young and beautiful country with an enormously exciting future.
Under Labour, benefit numbers are down by over 100,000 - a drop of 23%.
Under Labour there are 6 more New Zealanders in jobs every hour.
www.timbarnett.org.nz /about_labour.php   (320 words)

 Political Resources on the Net - New Zealand I (Parties and Organizations)
Elections to the New Zealand House of Representatives
Rainbow Branch of the New Zealand Labour Party
NORML New Zealand The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws works to end cannabis prohibition in New Zealand, and bring about progressive drug polices
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 New Zealand Labour Party using SMS to chat with youth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New Zealand Labour Party using SMS to chat with youth
A new website launched by the New Zealand Labour Party promotes chats with MPs, including SMS options.
I wonder if they assume that participating in the chat is implicit authorisation to be included in the mailing (SMS mailing) list.
www.geekzone.co.nz /content.asp?contentid=1856   (238 words)

 Find in a Library: Social change and party organization : the New Zealand Labour Party since 1945
Find in a Library: Social change and party organization : the New Zealand Labour Party since 1945
Social change and party organization : the New Zealand Labour Party since 1945
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