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National’s trade target ruse another promise on the never

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:44 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister 2030 trade target is a ruse to avoid acknowledging National's failure to meet its election promise to lift exports from 30 per cent to 40 per cent of GDP by 2025, says Labour’s Trade spokesperson David Parker More >>

Time for National to stop putting the brakes on light rail

Friday, 24 March 2017, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Aucklanders can’t wait 30 years for light rail to the airport. Labour will start building it as soon as possible, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Statement re Earl Hagaman

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

In June last year, Mr Earl and Mrs Lani Hagaman issued defamation proceedings over media statements I made about the award in September 2014 of a hotel management contract in Niue to the Scenic Hotel Group (in which they were shareholders and directors) ... More >>

Labour opposes Point England land grab Bill

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s bid to take 11 hectares of public reserve land at Pt England for housing is a short-sighted, ill-advised land grab that flies in the face of the local community’s wishes, says Labour’s Housing and Auckland Issues Spokesperson Phil ... More >>

Health cuts taking toll on disability services

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:47 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government must properly fund disability services after a major provider announced it will be significantly curtailing its services, says Labour's Disability Issues Spokesperson Poto Williams. More >>

One in Six Kiwis can’t afford to see a GP

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:15 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal reveals a staggering 25 per cent of adults are not able to get the primary health care they need, 16.5% of which missed out on a GP due to cost, says Labour's Health spokesperson David ... More >>

Every child deserves quality early childhood education

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party today reaffirmed its commitments to properly fund quality early childhood education and ensure that all teachers working in early childhood centres are appropriately qualified and registered, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Splits and divisions over crucial policy matters like RMA reform and Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill reveal an already unstable MANA-Māori alliance which is obviously falling to pieces, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri. More >>

Jones Bill back before Jones

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Bill originally drafted by Shane Jones and designed to help media access government information is back in Parliament before the man, says Labour’s Shadow Attorney General David Parker. More >>

Government squabbling a bad sign

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The squabbling between National and its support parties over RMA reform is a worrying sign of instability in government, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

RBNZ Governor’s warning shows need for KiwiBuild

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National needs to listen to the Reserve Bank Governor’s warning that too few houses are being built and adopt Labour’s KiwiBuild plan, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson . More >>

Shanan Halbert selected as Labour’s candidate for Northcote

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:10 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Shanan Halbert has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Northcote for the 2017 General Election. More >>

More investment in training needed to fix housing shortage

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Construction firms are reporting it is harder to find skilled workers, showing the Government’s failure to invest in training is contributing to the housing crisis, says Labour’s Skills and Training spokesperson Jenny Salesa. More >>

New Zealand’s productivity keeps slip-sliding away

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest productivity figures from Statistics New Zealand, revealing Labour productivity fell 0.7 percent in the year ended March 2016, show Kiwis are working harder than ever before and getting less and less for their hard work, says Labour’s Finance ... More >>

Jesse Pabla selected as Labour’s 2017 candidate for Papakura

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Jesse Pabla has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Papakura for the 2017 General Election. More >>

DHBs are in a deepening financial hole

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand’s District Health Boards are in a financial hole with deficits deteriorating rapidly, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Another bungle as Nats’ continue state house privatisation

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The selling off of the tenancy operation for 2,800 former state houses in Glen Innes is just the latest step in National’s privatisation of state housing, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Labour’s Māori MPs show strength

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

All of Labour’s Māori electorate members of Parliament have opted out of being on the list, says Labour’s Māori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More >>

Māori MPs backed to win seats

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More >>

Time for an economy that works for New Zealanders

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Nine years of inaction and complacency by National have left major holes in the economy that are being exploited at a cost to New Zealanders, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

 

 

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