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Caution needed on calls to arm police

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

There is no justification for routinely arming our police and doing so would change forever the way officers interact with their communities, Labour’s Associate Police spokesperson Kelvin Davis says. More >>

Govt strains to get tea break law through

Friday, 24 October 2014, 9:56 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More >>

Government loses the affordable housing race

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith is dreaming if he thinks he can deliver affordable housing to Cantabrians on his current figures, says Labour’s Associate Housing spokesperson Poto Williams. More >>

What next for TVNZ? Outsourcing the news?

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Television New Zealand’s decision to outsource Māori and Pacific programming is a real blow to the notion that our state broadcaster is a public broadcaster, says Labour. More >>

Labour’s thoughts with Canadians

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has offered its sympathies to the family and friends of the Canadian soldier who died in what appears to be a premeditated and unprovoked attack while standing at guard at the Ottawa National War Memorial. More >>

Prime Minister must honour his promise

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:02 am | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s time for John Key to honour his promise to the Pike River families, says Labour MP Damien O’Connor. “International mine experts have confirmed the view of WorkSafe New Zealand and many miners on the West Coast that it is safe and reasonable to re-enter ... More >>

Tea breaks gone by lunch time

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is calling for an eleventh hour reprieve to employment law changes which could see thousands of Kiwi workers not covered by collective agreements lose their smoko breaks, its spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More >>

Note to National: Must deliver on child poverty

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key and his Government will be held to its promise to make child poverty a priority, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. More >>

A mighty totara has fallen across the Tasman

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The New Zealand Labour Party expresses deep sadness at the death of former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, aged 98. More >>

Students doing it tough as fees rise again

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Key misled New Zealand on Iraq deployment

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:47 am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key was misleading New Zealanders prior to the election when he ruled out New Zealand special forces being deployed to Iraq, says Labour Defence Spokesperson Phil Goff. More >>

Labour Names Review Team

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban. More >>

Church congratulated on child poverty stand

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The efforts by the bishops of the Anglican Church to ensure that the issue of child poverty is not forgotten is a call to all New Zealanders to take action, says Labour’s Interfaith-Dialogue Spokesperson, Su’a William Sio. “I think the Anglican Church ... More >>

Labour backs urban development plans

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Council’s plan to set up an urban development agency is to be applauded and central government should get behind it to make it a success, Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says. Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town has indicated ... More >>

New Zealand can be rightly proud of seat on Security Council

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:46 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Foreign Affairs Spokesperson 17 October 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT New Zealand can be rightly proud of seat on Security Council More >>

MPI still dragging the chain over causes of food bug

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ministry of Primary Industries’ release of Environmental Science and Research’s initial reports regarding the sources of a nasty stomach bug will be little comfort to the 127 people affected by it, Labour’s Food Safety spokesperson Damien O’Connor ... More >>

Chorus’ regulator rort fails: broadband bills should fall

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwi families will be better off now that Chorus’ standover tactics on copper broadband have failed, so long as retailers pass on the drop in wholesale prices, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today. More >>

Key commits to deployment before consultation or analysis

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Phil GOFF Defence Spokesperson 15 October 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT Key commits to deployment before consultation or analysis More >>

Four Nominees for Labour’s Leadership

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Four Nominees for Labour’s Leadership As at 5pm today four valid nominations had been received for the position of Labour Leader, as follows: Andrew Little (nominated by Poto Williams and Iain Lees-Galloway) Nanaia Mahuta (nominated by Louisa Wall ... More >>

Law changes shaping up to be worse than first thought

Monday, 13 October 2014, 11:34 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister needs to be up front about exactly what changes he is planning to make to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, Labour's spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More >>

 

 

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