Alastair Thompson resigns from Internet Party role
January 24 2014
Scoop website co-founder
Alastair Thompson has resigned as interim general secretary
of the Internet Party.
Mr Thompson is not available for
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Scoop Business: Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth
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