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Nick Smith must urgently intervene to avoid housing delays

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National should urgently legislate to make the Unitary Plan operative while allowing a high court challenge to make its way through the legal process, Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More >>

Kiwis drowning in debt in out of control housing market

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:35 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New statistics reveal Kiwis are taking on record levels of debt in order to get into the housing market, as prices continue to outstrip incomes, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Planning reform report a turning point?

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 10:09 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A joint report from business and environmentalists on the Resource Management laws could be a turning point for both planning and environmental protection, says Labour’s Environment spokesperson David Parker. More >>

Privatisation and deregulation not the solution

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 8:57 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Deregulation, privatisation, and shifting more of the cost onto students isn’t the way to address inequality, lack of innovation and declining participation in tertiary education, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More >>

Homeownership out of reach for middle income Aucklanders

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures show that even middle income Aucklanders are finding themselves unable to afford to buy a first home as National’s housing crisis rolls on, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

More toilet cleaners or more tradespeople?

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is not doing enough to help the construction and trades sector meet its workforce demand, instead steering students towards cleaning toilets, says Labour’s Skills and Training spokesperson Jenny Salesa. More >>

Labour appoints key 2017 campaign roles

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has appointed two key roles to lead and implement its 2017 election campaign. More >>

More cracks appear in health funding

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 9:14 am | New Zealand Labour Party

News that the Waikato District Health Board could lose $2.7 million from its budget because it failed to make an elective target is downright disturbing, says Labour’s Acting Health spokesperson Dr David Clark. More >>

Student debt cracks the billion mark

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 9:46 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures showing that student loan defaulters have now clocked over $1 billion in debt highlights National's failure to combat spiralling student loan debt, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Foreign Students just a commodity to National

Monday, 26 September 2016, 5:37 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway MP for Palmerston North Immigration Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 26 September 2016 Foreign Students just a commodity to National More >>

Tolley’s spin on Education spend doesn’t add up

Monday, 26 September 2016, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s spin about school funding won’t wash with parents who are paying more and more of the cost of their kids’ education every year, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More >>

National not facing up to export challenge

Monday, 26 September 2016, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“The latest export data from Statistics New Zealand paints a picture of an economy which is not paying its way in the world, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

National’s education targets leaving young Kiwis behind

Monday, 26 September 2016, 9:04 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New data shows that Maori and Pasifika students are being encouraged to do less academic subjects to fulfil government targets rather than engage in meaningful learning that will equip them for success later in life, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris ... More >>

Correction over Talley’s statement

Friday, 23 September 2016, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway has been advised by AFFCO Ltd that AFFCO is not advertising for staff in the Manawatu through MSD as stated in a press statement released earlier today. More >>

Minister, cut your losses - withdraw this doomed Bill

Friday, 23 September 2016, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Local Government Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga’s request for a five month extension on the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) is an admission that the Bill is fundamentally flawed, says Labour’s Local Government ... More >>

Coleman’s cuts create crisis

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Mental health services in New Zealand are in a state of crisis with Youthline saying that calls for extreme depression doubled last year, says Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr David Clark. More >>

Government helping Talley’s to break workers

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ministry for Social Development appears to be assisting Talley’s-Affco replace experienced workers effectively locked out by the company, say Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni and Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain ... More >>

Electives lag due to $1.7 billion hole

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:02 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The lag in hip and knee replacements is a direct consequence of the Government’s $1.7 billion underfunding of health, says Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr David Clark. More >>

Māori Party housing plan complete failure

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Māori Party’s housing plan to put more Māori into more homes has been a complete failure with fewer than five loans granted per year, says Labour’s Maori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More >>

Pasifika youth ignored by the Government

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:35 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Adolescent Health Research Group’s new report on the wellbeing of young Pacific people shines a spotlight on the Government’s failure to deliver any “brighter future” for them, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William ... More >>

 

 

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