Labour seeks legal advice on Hager evidence
General Secretary of The New Zealand
Thursday 14 August 2014
Labour Party is disturbed by new evidence relating to the
breach of its data security in 2011 and the Prime
Minister’s office, contained in Nicky Hager’s new book,
The Party is seeking legal and other
advice, and we will be considering the matter at our
scheduled New Zealand Council meeting this weekend in
Meanwhile, we are focusing on running a positive
campaign centred on the issues New Zealanders are telling us
they care most about - work, home and families.
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