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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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17 Nov 2017

New Zealand rules out resettlement of Manus refugees without Australia's support

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY New Zealand will not resettle refugees occupying a shuttered Australian-run detention in Papua New Guinea without Australia's agreement, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday, rejecting a suggestion to deal with PNG directly.

16 Nov 2017

New Zealand finance minister says new RBNZ governor must take on dual mandate

WELLINGTON New Zealand's finance minister said on Friday the country's next central bank governor must be willing to adopt his government's plan to include employment in the bank's mandate, and he was willing to reject any candidate who was not the "right person".

09 Nov 2017

NZ central bank looks ahead to faster inflation, earlier hike

WELLINGTON Fiscal stimulus from a new Labour-led government and a weaker currency would lead to faster inflation and probably an earlier rise in interest rates, New Zealand's central bank said on Thursday - sending the local dollar sharply higher.

07 Nov 2017

New Zealand launches central bank review with eye on lifting employment

WELLINGTON New Zealand launched a review of its central bank's mandate on Tuesday, making good on an election promise to include maximizing employment as a monetary policy goal and providing investors with some relief by excluding currency targets from its overhaul.

03 Nov 2017

New Zealand offer to take 150 refugees could help Australia defuse PNG stand-off

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would offer to take 150 refugees held by Australia when she meets counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday, promising Canberra a breather from a stand-off at a Papua New Guinea detention site.

03 Nov 2017

New Zealand offer to take 150 refugees could help Australia defuse PNG stand-off

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would offer to take 150 refugees held by Australia when she meets counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday, promising Canberra a breather from a stand-off at a Papua New Guinea detention site.

03 Nov 2017

New Zealand government may fast-track RBNZ reforms ahead of law changes

WELLINGTON New Zealand's Labour-led government could make changes to the central bank as early as March by appointing a reforming governor and making a prompt shift to policy settings, a former bank official and economists say.

02 Nov 2017

Auckland house prices fall just as NZ gov't seeks to ban foreign buyers

WELLINGTON Lending curbs cooled home values in New Zealand last month, and pulled prices down in its biggest city Auckland for the first time in six years as investors braced for a further downturn in the face of the new government's planned ban on foreign homeowners.

01 Nov 2017

New Zealand's foreign home ownership ban won't cause price collapse: trade minister

WELLINGTON New Zealand's proposal to ban foreigners from buying existing homes will not cause house prices to collapse, Trade Minister David Parker said on Wednesday, but it has to be fast tracked to beat restrictions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.

31 Oct 2017

New Zealand PM says ban on foreign home buyers to start early 2018

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday a ban on foreigners buying existing homes would begin in early 2018, but the restrictions would not apply to Australians.

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