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Ana Nicolaci Da Costa

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22 Sep 2017 | 2:29 PM

New Zealand goes to polls on Saturday, ending tight, volatile race

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealanders go to the polls on Saturday in the most volatile and hard-fought race in recent history, which could usher in a change in openness to migration and trade and the central bank's approach to monetary policy.

21 Sep 2017 | 4:06 PM

Final survey before New Zealand votes shows ruling Nationals keeping lead

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The final opinion poll before New Zealand's election on Saturday showed the ruling National Party's lead over the opposition Labour Party had slipped to 8.5 points, meaning minor parties could well decide who forms the next government.

21 Sep 2017 | 11:06 AM

New Zealand calls in navy to beat jet fuel shortage before vote

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand navy vessel will ferry diesel fuel around the country as the government rushes to alleviate a days-long fuel shortage that has cast air travel into disarray in the run-up to Saturday's national election.

19 Sep 2017 | 11:31 AM

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

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - 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 | 11:00 AM

New Zealand flights disrupted after oil pipeline bursts

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of airline passengers faced cancelled flights and lengthy delays in the New Zealand city of Auckland on Monday after a burst oil pipeline triggered a shortage of jet fuel.

13 Sep 2017 | 11:48 AM

Average of polls puts New Zealand's ruling Nationals just ahead

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's ruling National Party reclaimed a slight lead in the latest average of polls, underscoring a tight race that has unsettled investors amid uncertainty over the make-up of the next government and its trade and immigration policies.

12 Sep 2017 | 10:01 AM

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

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

1 Sep 2017 | 5:21 PM

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

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

22 Aug 2017 | 7:13 AM

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

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

9 Aug 2017 | 4:26 PM

New Zealand Labour's new leader makes significant gains in election race

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The race for New Zealand's September election has tightened significantly only days after the appointment of New Zealand's new opposition Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, a poll said on Wednesday.