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Young And Old Celebrate 90 Years Of Peoples Party

Young And Old Celebrate 90 Years Of 'Peoples Party'

The Labour Party's 90th birthday turned out to be an intergenerational celebration


Last evening in the Banquet Hall of the Beehive Labour's 90th birthday celebrations kicked off. All over New Zealand this weekend further celebrations are being held to celebrate New Zealand's longest running political party.

The Banquet Hall was a feast of colour with many party stalwarts making certain to come dressed in bright red. The evening's MC was Labour's youngest MP Darren Hughes. Both the Prime Minister Helen Clark and the Party President Mike Williams gave speeches. The PM's speech covered the party's history with especial emphasis placed on the foundation of the party and its ascension to power during the great depression however the 1980s whizzed by in a couple of sentences.

Scoop went and chatted to few of the older delegates who had flirted with 'Mr Anderton and his Alliance party' in the early 90s but who assured Scoop that they were perfectly content with Labour at present. While most people enjoyed the evening the excitement was evidently too much for one hard working Minister of Justice who fainted.

People of the People's Party

Former Trade Union bigwig Ken Douglas and well dressed friend

Labour Party MPs, Ministers, Presidents And The PM

MC Darren Hughes and the PM listening to Party President Mike Williams

Party President Mike Williams

Hon George Hawkins

Cabinet Ministers Chris Carter and Steve Maharey find something amusing

Hon Winnie Laban adds some extra colour to the evening

The Boss Speaks

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