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Puhoi-Warkworth decision doesn’t stack up

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Board of Inquiry decision on the Puhoi-Warkworth motorway gives the green light to a project that doesn’t stack up, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Labour would spend $320 million immediately to fix the accident black ... More >>

Key must stand Brownlee down during investigation

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Key must stand Brownlee down during investigation The wise thing for the Prime Minister to do is ask Gerry Brownlee to hand in his transport warrant and to stand him down for the duration of the CAA investigation, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “It’s ... More >>

Coleman must come clean about FBI briefing

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Former Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman must come clean about when he was told the FBI was investigating Kim Dotcom, Labour’s Associate Security and Intelligence spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More >>

Kiwis to get the final vote on amalgamation

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders will get the right to have a final say on any proposed local body amalgamations, says Labour’s local government spokesperson Su’a William Sio releasing Labour’s Local Government policy today. “While Labour does not oppose amalgamations ... More >>

Darien Fenton: Valedictory Statement

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

I acknowledge all Members of Parliament I have served with and I do so without rancour or criticism. Over nearly nine years in parliament I’ve found that despite furious debate about political difference, most MPs come here with sincere intent. More >>

Nats to announce 2nd crossing without rail

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says it has been leaked to him that John Key will rule out a rail option when announcing an accelerated timeframe for Auckland’s $5 billion second harbour crossing next month. “I understand the Government’s ... More >>

Extent of job losses at Invermay remain hidden

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Despite growing concern in the agriculture and science sectors, both AgResearch management and the Minister responsible are continuing to hide the true extent of job losses at AgResearch’s Invermay campus, Labour’s MP for Dunedin North David Clark says. More >>

ACT trying to have it both ways on zoning

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

ACT Party candidate David Seymour’s campaign against changes to school zones in the Epsom electorate looks hollow given his party’s commitment to the abolition of school zoning altogether, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Interest rate rise will hit the regions

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest interest rate rise will hit the fragile regional economies of New Zealand and hurt exporters by putting more upward pressure on the exchange rate, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker. More >>

Photo op disguises abysmal failure

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s opening of four Housing NZ units in Bexley today is nothing more than an insincere photo op designed to hide the Government’s failure to rebuild the housing stock destroyed by the earthquakes, says Labour’s Associate Housing spokesperson ... More >>

Connectivity Upgrade to close digital divide

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:16 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will close the digital divide with its Connectivity Upgrade to ensure all New Zealanders can be part of a growing, more connected economy and have the right to access quality broadband, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

New parents deserve support - Labour will deliver

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:58 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will pass legislation delivering 26 weeks paid parental leave to New Zealand families in its first 100 days in Government, Labour List MP Sue Moroney says. More >>

School told to manipulate national standards data

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Parents can have little confidence in the Government’s National Standards after an Auckland school was told to manipulate its data so it added up, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “Valley School in Pukekohe was advised in an email ... More >>

We must act to save our dolphins

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A new report makes it clear for the urgent need to protect Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins while arguing it is clear that there is no need for further research, says Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson. “Labour backs the public call ... More >>

Auditor General slams Shared Services project

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Auditor-General’s Office could not have been more damning about the 18 months spent on the Central Agency Shared Services (CASS) project at the Finance and Expenditure Committee this morning, says Maryan Street, Labour’s State Services spokesperson. ... More >>

Fonterra job losses a massive blow to Waikato

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The potential loss of up to 114 jobs from Fonterra’s Canpac plant in Hamilton is a massive blow to the Waikato region which has already lost hundreds of jobs, Labour says. More >>

Public Meeting on Internet Connectivity in Outram

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:57 am | New Zealand Labour Party

“A public meeting to discuss community-based solutions to improving internet speeds and reliability in Outram follows community agitation on poor connectivity,” Labour’s ICT Spokesperson Clare Curran said. More >>

Basin flyover decision an opportunity for capital

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:40 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The decision to reject the proposed flyover at the Basin Reserve must be taken as an opportunity to properly fund Wellington’s transport future and must not be used as an excuse to take resources away from the capital, Wellington Labour MPs Grant ... More >>

National out of touch with the regions

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National out of touch with the regions John Key is out of touch with regional New Zealand if he believes tinkering with council regulations will restore opportunities to small towns, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “While the regions are crying ... More >>

Flyover rejection a victory for sustainable transport

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Flyover rejection a victory for sustainable transport The rejection of the proposed Basin Reserve flyover by a Board of Inquiry is a victory for sustainable transport in Wellington and paves the way for other alternatives to be given a fair hearing, ... More >>

 

 

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