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    Plain English: The Gay News - 14-Jul-2006
    Why does Labour go to so much trouble to tell everyone that their new Member of Parliament to replace Jim Sutton is gay, and that the next one is a unionist and the next one after that is gay? Who cares?
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Bill English
    Beyer latest Labour list MP on way out - 12-Jul-2006
    Labour list MP Georgina Beyer says she expects to step down well in advance of the next election as part of the party's "rejuvenation" process.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Labour's newest MP ready for some hard work - 11-Jul-2006
    Labour's newest MP, Charles Chauvel, wants to be judged on his contribution to the country rather than aspects of his family life when he joins Parliament next month.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Migrant life puts high-flier with Labour - 11-Jul-2006
    If Labour wanted to signal it was serious about rejuvenating its caucus, the replacement for retiring minister Jim Sutton could not have been better.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Dominion Post
    Sutton to make stage-exit from politics - 10-Jul-2006
    Associate Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton is to retire from politics at the end of the month.
    Prime Minister Helen Clark's office announced his retirement today – a move that had been widely expected as Labour sought to rejuvenate its ranks ahead of the next election

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Stuff Website
    Related Site - Charles Chauvel
    Life in the house for gay MPs - 8-Jul-2006
    Twenty years after homosexual law reform, the Weekend Herald asked four gay MPs and transsexual MP Georgina Beyer these questions about sexual orientation and politics today.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Wanaka Store OK with Gays - 25-Apr-2006
    Wanaka Sports Centre apologised with a letter to the Southland Times and Otago Daily Times for any insult caused by his sign to the gay community.
    Read the full story/Visit the site
    Maori Queen's date with Destiny raises eyebrows - 23-May-2006
    On the day that the Labour Party's political heavyweights arrived at Turangawaewae Marae to honour the 40th anniversary of the coronation of the Maori Queen, the Destiny Church's leader, Brian Tamaki, upstaged them.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Wanaka store tagged with 'Gay OK' protest slogan - 22-Apr-2006
    A "gay okay" message was painted across a Wanaka shopfront yesterday in response to a sign displayed in the window on Easter Sunday.
    Wanaka resident Nathan Brown painted the slogan, "Gay OK, Global Aotearoa" on Thursday night in response to an "insulting" sign on the Wanaka Sports Centre shop door on Easter Sunday that vented frustration about "archaic" Easter trading laws.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Southland Times
    Barnett new Labour chief whip - 2-Nov-2005
    New Labour chief whip Tim Barnett accepts he has his work cut out.
    Elected unopposed yesterday, the Christchurch Central MP said: "I think it is going to be a challenge, and I love challenges."

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    National MPs get in a PC pickle - 28-Oct-2005
    National MPs have muddled their lines on PC issues, just one day after party leader Don Brash created a new role of "political correctness eradicator".
    Yesterday morning Wayne Mapp, the MP charged with the eradicator role, got off to an enthusiastic start by saying he planned to introduce a member's bill to Parliament to "fix" the Human Rights Commission.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    PC-buster sets out his agenda - 27-Oct-2005
    The National Party's new political correctness eradicator is vowing to rid New Zealand of Labour's "insidious social engineering".
    MP Wayne Mapp, appointed to the unusual position yesterday by party leader Don Brash, said he aimed to stamp out political correctness in public institutions.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Brash appoints political correctness eradicator - 27-Oct-2005
    National has created the menacing-sounding role of "political correctness eradicator" to counter the Government's "PC" culture that it says is eroding New Zealanders' rights and freedoms.
    The role is the creation of party leader Don Brash, who has given Wayne Mapp, ranked number 14 in the National line-up announced yesterday, the eradication job.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Beyer says she may be victim of PC backlash - 21-Oct-2005
    Transsexual list MP Georgina Beyer confirmed yesterday that she had been told by Prime Minister Helen Clark the party would not stand in her way if she found "new opportunities" during the present term.
    She also admitted to being a little hurt by it.
    She is 47 and has been an MP for only two terms, as MP for Wairarapa.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Do you believe in him now, Helen? - 2-Oct-2005
    The Lord works in mysterious ways, and for this election he saw fit to smile upon a government led by an agnostic prime minister and one which legalised prostitution and introduced civil unions for gay couples.
    At the last census, more than half of all New Zealanders declared themselves Christian, yet this election Christian parties performed even worse than usual.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sunday Star Times
    Gay MPs Win in NZ Election - 22-Sep-2005
    New Zealand will have a record number of openly LGBT parliamentarians after a knife’s-edge election last Saturday that saw the incumbent Labour Party win just one more seat than its National Party opposition.
    At least five gay, lesbian or transgender politicians will sit in the new 122-member parliament, probably led by a minority Labour government.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sydney Star Observer
    National's first openly gay MP elected - 19-Sep-2005
    National Party leader Don Brash has said homosexuals are not part of mainstream New Zealand. The party's first openly gay MP has just been elected to Parliament. He spoke to Danya Levy.
    Wellington barrister Chris Finlayson will be hanging up his wig and gown following Saturday's election

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Stuff Website
    Act leader backs Mallett despite gay gag - 15-Sep-2005
    Act New Zealand leader Rodney Hide is standing by a Hamilton candidate who pretended to vomit when talking about gays.
    During a candidates' meeting on Tuesday night, Hamilton East Act candidate Garry Mallett preceded a vomiting gesture with: "If guys want to get together with other guys . . . "

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Waikato Times
    Lobby group has busy time - 15-Sep-2005
    A broadly Christian lobby group has been one of the most active forces of the 2005 election campaign, pulling upwards of 800 people to public meetings while staying out of the limelight.
    The Maxim Institute, which describes itself as a conservative think-tank, lobbies politicians and the media on issues such as education and the family.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Related Site - Maxim Institute

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