Labour announces senior appointments
Labour leader Andrew Little has appointed former press gallery reporter Mike Jaspers as his chief press secretary and the party's political director Neale Jones as chief of staff.
Mr Jaspers was former Labour finance minister Sir Michael Cullen's press secretary and before that worked in the press gallery.
He currently works for New Zealand Rugby in a communications role, and will be replacing Sarah Stuart who resigned in May.
Mr Jones will replace Matt McCarten who is moving to Auckland to open a party office there.