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NZ Adds Voice To Chinese Nobel Prize-Winner Debate

NZ Adds Voice To Chinese Nobel Prize-Winner Debate

Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA - New Zealand's opposition MPs have congratulated the Chinese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, but Prime Minister John Key is not keen to talk about it.

Carter Says Expulsion An Overreaction

Carter Says Expulsion An Overreaction

Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA - Former Labour MP Chris Carter says his expulsion from the party last night was an overreaction and the party leadership has been "petty".

The Te Atatu MP was expelled during a seven-hour meeting of the party's national council yesterday.

Labour Party Expels Chris Carter

Labour Party Expels Chris Carter

The New Zealand Council of the Labour Party met tonight to consider the disciplinary proceedings it raised against Te Atatu MP Chris Carter, following his actions of 29 July 2010.

No Way Back For Carter, Says Labour President

No Way Back For Carter, Says Labour President

By Maggie Tait of NZPA

Wellington, NZPA - The damage Chris Carter's "furtive, sneaky letter" caused, his ongoing criticism and lack of remorse were behind the Labour Party expelling the MP for Te Atatu from its ranks last night.

Labour Party NZ Council Decision

Labour Party NZ Council Decision

Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA - Chris Carter was expelled from the Labour Party last night after a meeting to consider the disciplinary proceedings it raised against the MP over a letter he sent.

The text of the party's ruling council's position follows:

End Of Road For Carter In Labour

End Of Road For Carter In Labour

By Maggie Tait of NZPA

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - The Labour Party expelled Chris Carter after a marathon meeting lasting more than seven hours in Wellington tonight.

Carter Ousted From Labour Party

Wellington, NZPA - Chris Carter's expulsion from the Labour Party is now complete, with its national council today voting him out. 

Carter Avoids Media Leaving Meeting

Carter Avoids Media Leaving Meeting

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - Te Atatu MP Chris Carter dodged the waiting media tonight as he left a Labour Party national council that was considering moves to expel him.

The meeting had lasted more than four hours when Mr Carter left.

Dollar Strong Because Of Weak US Economy - Key

Dollar Strong Because Of Weak US Economy - Key

Wellington, Oct 11, NZPA - New Zealand's currency is suffering the consequences of a weak US economy, and there's very little that can be done about the strong New Zealand dollar, Prime Minister John Key says.

NZ Police Win Praise In Afghanistan, Minister Says

NZ Police Win Praise In Afghanistan, Minister Says

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - The work of the New Zealand police contingent in Afghanistan has earned high praise from local police and officials, says Police Minister Judith Collins who has just spent four days in the country.