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Barry needs party approval

Maggie Barry. Photo / Supplied
Maggie Barry. Photo / Supplied

Former broadcaster Maggie Barry will need approval from the National Party to seek selection as the party's candidate for the Botany byelection because she has not been a party member for a year.

Ms Barry joined last month after leaving her job at RadioLive.

Prime Minister John Key said it would be up to the party board to decide whether to give her a waiver.

- NZ Herald

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