Labour and New Zealand First continue talks
12 October 2005
Labour and New Zealand First continue
Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that talks
between New Zealand First and Labour had continued this
afternoon and agreed that NZ First has a vital contribution
to make to the stability of the incoming government.
strongly believe it is in the national interest that New
Zealand has stable and durable government and the key focus
of discussions between Labour and NZ First is on achieving
that objective," Helen Clark said.
The talks continue to
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