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Brexit vote costs NZ effective EU voice

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Despite being extremely close the result of the referendum in Britain reflects the majority voice, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. More >>

Pasifika Education Centre doomed

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Pasifika Education Centre appears doomed to close down this December, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio More >>

Onetai Station review a shameful whitewash

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A report released today on the Overseas Investment Office’s (OIO) good character test is a whitewash that does nothing to improve New Zealand’s overseas investment regime, says Labour’s Land Information spokesperson David Cunliffe. More >>

Capital feels a chill economic wind

Friday, 24 June 2016, 9:10 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Wellington is on the cusp of recession with a sharp fall in economic confidence in the latest Westpac McDermott Miller confidence survey, says Labour’s Regional Development spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Dive school rort took six years to dredge up

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News that yet another private training establishment (PTE) has rorted the Government’s tertiary funding system since 2009 shows that Steven Joyce has no control of the sector, says Labour’s Associate Education (Tertiary) spokesperson David Cunliffe More >>

National’s housing crisis hitting renters hard

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s ongoing housing crisis is causing massive rental increases, with Auckland renters being hit the hardest, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Government holds Northland back

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New information shows Northland remains the most economically depressed region in New Zealand, says Labour’s Regional Development spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Rebstock report into MFAT leaks a disgrace

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:34 am | New Zealand Labour Party

An Ombudsman’s report on the Paul Rebstock investigation into MFAT leaks shows the two diplomats at the centre of the case were treated disgracefully, says Labour’s State Services spokesperson Kris Faafoi. More >>

More families forced to turn to food banks for meals

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 8:52 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Increasing numbers of families are having to go to food banks just to put a meal on the table, according to a new report that should shame the Government into action, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. More >>

Aussie reforms signal trouble ahead for school funding plan

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Plans by the Government to return to bulk funding are likely to see increased class sizes and schools most in need missing out on much-needed resources, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More >>

Aucklanders face new motorway tax of up to $2500 a year

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:29 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government wants to tax Aucklanders thousands of dollars a year just to use the motorway network, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

15 corrupt bank managers identified in student fraud

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:21 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New information show 15 bank managers in India have been identified by Immigration New Zealand as presenting fraudulent documents on behalf of foreign students studying here, Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More >>

Comprehensive plan for future of work needed

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:25 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A Massey University study showing many New Zealanders are unaware of the increasing role of automation in their workplace, highlights the need for a comprehensive plan for the future of work, says Grant Robertson, Chair of Labour’s Future of Work ... More >>

Iraq mission extension case not made

Monday, 20 June 2016, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister has not made the case for extending the Iraq deployment another 18 months nor the expansion of their mission, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little. More >>

Melanoma deaths could be avoided by an early access scheme

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The tragic death of Dunedin’s Graeme Dore from advanced Melanoma underlines the cruelty of this Government in promising a treatment but delaying for months, says Labour’s Health Spokesperson Annette King. More >>

Kiwis’ confidence drops again: Economy needs a boost

Monday, 20 June 2016, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Westpac’s consumer confidence survey has fallen for the seventh time in nine quarters, with middle income households ‘increasingly worried about where the economy is heading over the next few years’, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Relocation grant simply kicks can down the road

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:41 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The response by state house tenants and social agencies to the Government’s rushed plan to shift families out of Auckland tells us what we already knew – this is no answer to the chronic housing shortage, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Statement regarding John Shewan

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:20 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 18 June 2016 Statement regarding John Shewan In April I made statements concerning advice provided to the Bahamas government by John Shewan, the person appointed to review the disclosure rule concerning ... More >>

Bill English exaggerates PPL costs to justify veto

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:14 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Sue Moroney List MP based in Hamilton MEDIA STATEMENT 18 June 2016 Bill English exaggerates PPL costs to justify veto The Finance Minister has used trumped-up costings to justify a financial veto against parents having 26 weeks paid parental leave, ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner right to worry about CYF transition

Monday, 20 June 2016, 9:40 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must listen to the Children’s Commissioner’s concerns that young people under CYF care could be ‘negatively impacted’ as the new agency’s reforms become reality, says Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern. More >>



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