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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

Jul 17 2018

Global dairy prices fall even as whole milk powder posts surprise pick up

WELLINGTON Global dairy prices dropped for the fourth time in a row at an auction early on Wednesday, weighed down by a poor showing for butter, but key products such as whole milk powder posted a surprise pick up.

Jul 14 2018

Highchairs and cuddles: how parliaments are catering for lawmaker moms

WELLINGTON When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to parliament after becoming only the second elected leader in the world to have a baby in office, her daughter will be allowed to cuddle with her during debates and swim in the pool.

Jul 10 2018

New Zealand's Rocket Lab to open second launch pad in United States

WELLINGTON Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, planned to open a second launch site in the United States to complement its remote New Zealand pad, the firm said on Wednesday.

Jul 10 2018

Amid 'Jacindamania,' New Zealand businesses' pessimism may hurt growth

WELLINGTON New Zealand's youngest-ever prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has seen her popularity soar at home and abroad, but now must deal with a growing economic problem as gloomy business confidence heads in the opposite direction.

Jul 09 2018

New Zealand nurses' strike spotlights fiscal challenge for government

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY New Zealand nurses are planning to strike on Thursday for the first time in 30 years after rejecting a pay rise offer, creating a political and fiscal test for the new government.

Jul 09 2018

New Zealand to buy Boeing P-8 patrol planes to boost South Pacific surveillance

WELLINGTON New Zealand has agreed to buy four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes, Defence Minister Ron Mark said on Monday, strengthening surveillance capabilities as it works to counter the rise of new powers, such as China.

Jul 05 2018

Kim Dotcom, Megaupload founder, can face U.S. extradition: New Zealand court

WELLINGTON Internet entrepreneur and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the United States to face racketeering and criminal copyright charges, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday. | Video

Jun 28 2018

NZ central bank keeps rates steady, warns of slowing growth and trade tensions

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday and warned of rising risks to the outlook as growth slows and global trade frictions escalate, signaling its resolve to maintain record-low rates for some time.

Jun 23 2018

NZ Prime Minister Ardern names new-born daughter Neve Te Aroha

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Sunday she had named her new-born daughter Neve Te Aroha as she prepared to leave hospital amidst an outpouring of public excitement.

Jun 22 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to first child

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram. | Video


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