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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

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

Jun 21 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl

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

Jun 07 2018

Foreign property buyers target New Zealand's economic and scenic hotspots

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON Foreigners bought almost one in five of the residential properties sold in downtown Auckland in the first quarter, official figures showed on Thursday, compared to just three percent throughout New Zealand.

Jun 06 2018

Australian dollar jumps after upbeat Q1 GDP data, NZ$ near 1-month highs

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, June 6 The Australian dollar jumped to a six-week top on Wednesday after data showed the country's economy expanded at a faster-than-expected pace last quarter, while New Zealand's currency held near one-month highs.

May 31 2018

New Zealand push on clean power comes with high political, economic risks

WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE New Zealand has set out to burnish its clean, green image by becoming Asia Pacific's first developed economy to stop using fossil fuels to generate power, although the pitfalls encountered by a Maori iwi, or tribe, may signal trouble ahead.

May 31 2018

New Zealand privacy watchdog seeks greater power over Facebook

WELLINGTON New Zealand's top privacy enforcer is seeking greater powers to regulate Facebook Inc as the social media giant grapples with a tough new privacy regime in Europe and investigations around the globe over its handling of personal data. New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said he was seeking new enforcement provisions as part of an overhaul of privacy laws now being considered by parliament. Edwards and Facebook have been at loggerheads over whether the tech giant was bound by New Zealand law since March, when Edwards asserted the U.S. company had broken local rules by refusing a request by a New Zealand citizen to access personal information held on the accounts of other users. [nL3N1RA3B1]

May 30 2018

New Zealand plans to invest in more recycling plants as it deals with China waste ban

WELLINGTON New Zealand is planning to invest more in recycling plants and set up government-led taskforce to work out how to grapple with the fallout from China's ban on waste imports, its associate environment minister said on Thursday.

May 23 2018

Left behind: why boomtown New Zealand has a homelessness crisis

(This story corrects lead paragraph to thousands (not tens of thousands); fixes reference to Maori in May 21 story.) | Video

May 16 2018

Competition heats up for controversial a2 Milk Company

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON Stay-at-home mother Anna Wei wanted the best milk formula to feed her firstborn, so she chose the most expensive brand her money could buy: Platinum by a2 Milk Company Ltd.

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