Newsroom Exclusive

Video captures Labour summer camp party

*Watch footage of the party in the video player above*

Footage obtained by Newsroom shows Young Labour supporters drinking and partying at the February summer camp now plagued by sexual assault allegations.

The video was taken just before midnight on the night of Saturday, February 10 – the evening four young people say they were sexually harassed and assaulted.

The party didn't wrap up until 3am the next morning. 

Newsroom broke the story yesterday that the four – two males and two females – are all 16 and were allegedly assaulted or harassed by a 20-year-old man during the wild party on the second night of a Young Labour summer camp near Waihi.

The video shows young people drinking and singing, with one man dancing on a table.

More than 50 people attended the camp and about a third of those were 18 or under.

According to witnesses, a large variety of alcohol was available on the Saturday night and many people, including a 15-year-old boy, were drinking.

The “mountain” of alcohol included rum, vodka, cider and a large array of RTDs.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted the party “badly handled” its response to the allegations and Labour has since apologised.

Read more:

Sexual misconduct alleged at boozy Labour Party summer camp

Minister alerted party officials to assault claims

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