Forgetting history, National gets into a quagmire

Thakur Ranjit Singh Auckland, May 25, 2020 Labour Party, post departure of Helen Clark (in 2009), had degenerated into a battlefield with internal squabbles and leadership crisis. After departure of Helen Clark, the Labour Party never really experienced stability due to lack of clear succession plans, among others. Leadership was like musical chairs, with Phil Goff, David Shearer, David Cunliffe…

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Todd Muller reveals his Shadow Cabinet but Bridges stays out

Bakshi gets Ethnic Communities, Parmar keeps Research, Science and Innovation; Lee gets additional charge of Data and Cuber Security   Venkat Raman, Auckland, May 25, 2020 Newly elected National Party Leader Todd Muller has announced his Shadow Cabinet line-up with a few surprise shuffling, seemingly in a good position for the general election on September 19, 2020 but conspicuous by his…

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Demand for migrant labour slated to fall with new realities

The same holds good for international students Wellington, May 25, 2020 Our population has outgrown its infrastructure for a decade and some see a Covid-19 building spree as a chance to catch up, but others worry about over-building just as migration stalls. New Zealand’s population hit five million in March 2020 as Kiwis returned home in their thousands, adding to massive growth from migration…

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