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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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New Zealand's fuel shortage hits more flights and petrol stations

WELLINGTON New Zealand's jet fuel shortage on Tuesday forced 39 flights to be cancelled, 13 of them international, with concerns the fuel crisis may spread after fuel stations in the country's largest city Auckland halted high-octane gasoline sales.

19 Sep 2017

New Zealand's fuel shortage hits more flights and petrol stations

WELLINGTON, Sept 19 New Zealand's jet fuel shortage on Tuesday forced 28 flights to be cancelled, six of them international, with concerns the fuel crisis may spread after petrol stations in the country's largest city Auckland cut high octane fuel for high-end cars.

18 Sep 2017

New Zealand military called in after pipeline leak hits air travel

WELLINGTON New Zealand called in its defence force on Monday to help move fuel around the country after a burst oil pipeline triggered a jet fuel shortage, causing dozens of flight cancellations and disrupting the plans of thousands of airline passengers.

12 Sep 2017

New Zealand Labour still wants TPP part, but only if it can ban foreign home ownership

WELLINGTON A New Zealand Labour government will still want to be part of the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal but only if it allows for foreigners to be banned from buying existing homes, opposition leader Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday.

07 Sep 2017

New Zealand's Labour widens lead as governing party loses ground

WELLINGTON New Zealand's newly invigorated Labour Party has widened its lead over the governing National Party, further threatening its decade-long hold on power, a poll showed on Thursday, as the two party leaders exchanged jabs at their third debate in a week.

04 Sep 2017

New Zealand's populist Peters garners attention as kingmaker in heated election debate

WELLINGTON Neither major New Zealand political party leader on Monday would rule out appointing nationalist New Zealand First head Winston Peters as deputy prime minister as poll averages showed a neck-and-neck race for a Sept. 23 election.

01 Sep 2017

Political risk climbs in NZ markets as Labour leads in poll, Kiwi dollar dented

WELLINGTON Investors in New Zealand's financial markets are suddenly having to price in political risk after a decade of stability, as a nailbiting election race looks set to trigger a shake-up of economic and monetary policy.

31 Aug 2017

New Zealand heads for topsy-turvy election, poll shows, with housing, immigration in focus

WELLINGTON A "bombshell" poll on Thursday showed New Zealand's Labour Party will pose a significant threat to the ruling National party at September's election, as its leaders clashed in a debate focussed on housing, the economy and immigration.

23 Aug 2017

New Zealand doubles budget surplus forecast, cuts GDP growth projections

WELLINGTON The New Zealand government more than doubled its budget surplus forecast this year but cut growth forecasts in a spending update on Wednesday, flagging that the country's next government will have less spare cash.

22 Aug 2017

Hard Labour - NZ's Ardern takes tougher line on immigration

WELLINGTON When Jacinda Ardern seized leadership of New Zealand's opposition Labour Party earlier this month, she quickly drew comparisons with youthful, cosmopolitan leaders like Canada's Justin Trudeau and France's Emmanuel Macron.

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