Donations to Labour surge as Ardern named new leader

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
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Wed, 2 Aug 2017, 8:22AM
Labour's new leader Jacinda Ardern. New Zealand Herald Photograph.

Donations to Labour surge as Ardern named new leader

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Wed, 2 Aug 2017, 8:22AM

Donations to the Labour Party have increased significantly in the past few hours, as voters throw their support behind Jacinda Ardern.

The newly appointed leader appears to have been widely embraced, following the exit of Andrew Little.

Labour Party general secretary Andrew Kirton told Mike Hosking around $100,000 was donated to the party yesterday.

He said at one point, supporters were donating $700 a minute.

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