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Confidence slumps in Auckland

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 9:31 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland has joined the rest of the country in seeing a major slump in business confidence, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “This proves that in spite of the housing bubble, the city is not immune from nervousness about the growing ... More >>

Government has no credible climate change plan

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s announced climate change target falls short of the ambition required to meet even our existing targets, says Labour’s Environment spokesperson Megan Woods. “The target announced today amounts to a decrease of only 11 per cent from 1990 ... More >>

Joyce’s PR fluff won’t help neglected regions

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s latest piece of marketing fluff won’t address the Government’s failure to invest in our regional economies, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says. More >>

Auckland house prices now 10 times incomes

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland house prices have risen so steeply the typical house in our biggest city now costs 10 times the median Auckland household income, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More >>

Time for economic spin is over

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 11:05 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Business confidence in the latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion falling to its lowest level in three years is yet another warning of a staggering economy that cannot be ignored, says Labour's leader Andrew Little. “This comes on the ... More >>

Bullying leads to Auckland being stripped of ICU training

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:17 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Complaints of bullying and harassment by supervisors which have contributed to Auckland’s critical care department losing its training accreditation are further evidence of the appalling culture at executive level, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette ... More >>

Broadband failure sucks up more cash

Friday, 3 July 2015, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Commerce Committee has blocked an inquiry into the $300 million rural broadband initiative (RBI) despite mounting evidence it’s a massive policy failure and waste of money, says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran. More >>

Rise Above: South Dunedin Benefit Concert

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is proud to support the South Dunedin Benefit Concert, to be held this Friday. Entry is by donation, with all proceeds going to the Dunedin Flood Appeal. More >>

Health chickens coming home to roost

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News today that Dunedin Hospital has lost orthopaedic training accreditation is a major blow and proves the Government’s prevarication is having devastating consequences, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

Democracy for Nauru now

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Democracy for Nauru now Murray McCully must send the strongest possible message to the Nauruan Government that New Zealand does not condone its actions given the disturbing developments there, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer ... More >>

Recovery needs more than a rebrand

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s announcement of new governance arrangements for Canterbury seems to be nothing more than a fresh coat of paint on the same old approach, says Labour’s Canterbury Earthquake Recovery spokesperson Ruth Dyson. “The Canterbury Recovery ... More >>

$74,000 quarterly rise shows crisis out of control

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures out today showing Auckland house prices have spiked by a massive $74,000 in the past quarter is further evidence the city’s housing crisis has spiralled out of control, Labour’s “In spite of constant announcements and photo opportunities ... More >>

Copper decision a victory for status quo, not Kiwi household

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders hoping for cheaper copper broadband will be disappointed by the Commerce Commission’s latest decision in the long running saga to determine the price of copper, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says. “In an apparent attempt ... More >>

It’s time for hard decisions in the Bay

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:09 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ruataniwha dam project is turning into a huge white elephant as the economics fail to stack up, says Labour’s Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri. “Ruataniwha simply doesn’t make economic sense when you look at other major irrigation schemes ... More >>

More testing won’t lift student achievement

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:11 am | New Zealand Labour Party

More testing won’t lift student achievement Hekia Parata’s latest plan to subject school students to even more testing and assessment won’t do anything to lift the educational achievement of the kids who are struggling, Labour’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

Bad week for NZ economy gets worse

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 7:58 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The bad news for the New Zealand economy got worse this morning with the 8th successive drop in dairy prices at this morning’s global dairy auction, again exposing the absence of any Plan B from the National Government, Labour’s Finance spokesperson ... More >>

Backers banking on social bonds cash?

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is refusing to say what the $29 million it has set aside for its controversial social bonds programme is for, raising suspicions it is an upfront payment to the project backers, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

Cash for charter schools, mould for state schools

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

At a time when state schools are struggling in old, cold, mouldy buildings and can barely make ends meet, the National Government is shovelling cash at charter schools which aren’t even spending the funding on kids’ education, Labour’s Education ... More >>

State house sell off Bill gives extraordinary powers

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford The Government is about to give Ministers extraordinary powers to take direct personal control of selling state houses, exempting Ministers from normal legal requirements and leaving the sale process wide open for corruption, ... More >>

No alternative as waste scheme trashed

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith must explain how he is going to prevent contamination of New Zealand’s ground and water with liquid and hazardous waste after scrapping the only monitoring scheme and offering no replacement, says Labour’s Environment Spokesperson Megan ... More >>



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