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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

19 Jan 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, prompting an outpouring of support from women's rights groups and labour activists as she declared "I'll be a prime minister and a mum". | Video

10 Jan 2018

NZ house prices pick up pace in Dec, buyers rush to beat proposed curbs

WELLINGTON, Jan 11 New Zealand house prices rose for the second month in a row in December as buyers rushed to beat planned government regulations targeting property speculators.

05 Jan 2018

New Zealand storm sparks evacuations and cuts power

WELLINGTON Gale-force winds battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees, cutting power and forcing residents to flee flooded seaside towns.

27 Dec 2017

Australia, NZ dollars hit 2-month peaks in light holiday trade

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Dec 27 The Australian dollar rose to two-month highs on Wednesday led by higher prices for metals and oil while its New Zealand cousin was slightly weaker in a holiday-shortened week.

21 Dec 2017

New Zealand blocks China's HNA due to ownership doubts

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY New Zealand has blocked HNA Group's $460 million purchase of a vehicle finance firm owned by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in the latest in a series of setbacks around the world for the acquisitive Chinese conglomerate.

14 Dec 2017

New Zealand government unveils plans to boost spending, sees slightly lower budget surplus

WELLINGTON New Zealand's new Labour-led government said it expects a reduced budget surplus next year as increased spending on families and housing is only partly offset by scrapping tax cuts proposed by the previous administration.

12 Dec 2017

Markets relieved that 'well known' Orr will head NZ central bank

WELLINGTON New Zealand's appointment of national pension fund chief Adrian Orr as the next central bank governor was welcomed by investors who had feared that a dual mandate under the new Labour-led government could have led to more unorthodox monetary policy.

11 Dec 2017

New Zealand government appoints ex-central banker Orr as new Reserve Bank governor

WELLINGTON The New Zealand government on Monday named pension fund chief Adrian Orr as the nation's new central bank governor, sharply lifting the local dollar as markets bet a radical shake-up of monetary policy will be avoided when changes come into force next year.

05 Dec 2017

New Zealand foreign minister praises China ties, damps fears of protectionism

WELLINGTON New Zealand will develop a close relationship with China, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday, putting to rest fears that his protectionist campaign rhetoric would fuel tension with a key trading partner.

30 Nov 2017

New Zealand scrutinises Matt Lauer's 'good character' to own farm

WELLINGTON New Zealand's overseas investment regulator said on Thursday it was discussing allegations made against former U.S. "Today" show host Matt Lauer with his representative as part of a review of his purchase of a large South Island farm.

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