Former deputy PM Sir Michael Cullen chronicles his life in new memoir

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 10:43AM
Sir Michael Cullen. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Sir Michael Cullen. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Former deputy PM Sir Michael Cullen chronicles his life in new memoir

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 10:43AM

Sir Michael Cullen is known for a number of roles while in politics: former deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Attorney General, deputy leader of the Labour Party from 1996 to 2008.

He left parliament in 2009, but certainly didn’t slow down, going on to hold a number of public service roles.

He has slowed down over the last year, after Sir Michael was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, but he's still found time to write his memoir - Labour Saving.

He joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss how writing the book helped with his retirement, and to reflect on his time in politics - and how it compares to the politics of today. 

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