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73 days wait for special education support

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Children are having to wait 73 days for support from the Ministry of Education because it is not resourced to support special education, says Labour’s Acting Education Spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

September Benefit Figures Disappointing

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is out of touch with the reality that fewer people are going off the benefit and into employment or study, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. More >>

Work visas fuel record immigration

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The record level of immigration to New Zealand announced today is fuelled by another massive jump in the number of work visas issued says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

MFAT officials refuse to back PM on Saudi sheep claims

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

An Ombudsman’s interim decision released about the existence or otherwise of legal advice on the multimillion dollar Saudi sheep deal shows MFAT has failed to back up the Prime Minister’s claims on the matter, says Labour MP David Parker. More >>

Parliamentary Pōwhiri marks Māori Rugby League tournament

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

On Friday Labour’s Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri will be hosting the Pōwhiri to mark the New Zealand Māori Rugby League’s 24th National Tuakana Tournament in Wainuiomata over Labour weekend. More >>

Nats still planning to take Housing NZ dividend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Housing New Zealand’s Statement of Performance Expectations shows that the National Government intends to pocket $237m from Housing New Zealand this year including a $54m “surplus distribution”, despite promises that dividends would stop, says ... More >>

Parliament must restore democracy for Ecan

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Parliament has a chance to return full democracy to Canterbury with the drawing of a member’s bill that would replace the Government’s appointed commissioners with democratically elected councillors, says Labour’s Canterbury Spokesperson Megan ... More >>

Police struggle to hold the line in Northland

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:40 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s promise of a thousand extra police will go a long way to calming the fears of people in the North, says the MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis. More >>

Urgent action on agriculture emissions needed

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Immediate action is required to curb agricultural emissions is the loud and clear message from Climate change & agriculture: Understanding the biological greenhouse gases report released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, ... More >>

Super Fund climate change approach a good start

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson and Climate Change Spokesperson Dr Megan Woods have welcomed the adoption of a climate change investment strategy by the New Zealand Super Fund. More >>

Questions to answer for National candidate

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“National’s candidate for the Mt Roskill by-election has serious questions to answer about her government’s neglect of important services in the local community”, says Labour candidate for Mt Roskill Michael Wood. More >>

More opportunities for young people

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Salvation Army’s report highlights the need to support young New Zealanders through policies that ensure they are all either in work, education, or training, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little. More >>

Raising the age the right thing to do

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Jacinda Ardern List MP based in Auckland Central Spokesperson for Children MEDIA STATEMENT 19 October 2016 Raising the age the right thing to do More >>

NZ needs economy built on more than just speculation

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The ballooning and unsustainable value of the country’s housing stock points to everything that is wrong with National’s economic management and the desperate need to invest in productivity and innovation, says Labour’s finance spokesperson ... More >>

Coleman plays down the plight of junior doctors

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:16 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Junior doctors are crucial to our health services and the industrial action that continues tomorrow shows how desperately the Government has underfunded health, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King. More >>

Tamati Coffey selected as candidate in Waiariki electorate

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Tamati Coffey has been selected as the Waiariki Labour Party candidate in the 2017 General Election. More >>

Inflation piles pressure on National and Reserve Bank

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

While many households will welcome the low inflation figures announced today, they highlight serious questions for both the National government and the Reserve Bank, Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson said. More >>

Officials warned Nat’s $1b infrastructure fund ineffective

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:27 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Treasury papers show the Government rushed out an infrastructure announcement officials told them risked making no significant difference to housing supply, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

More cops needed to tackle P

Monday, 17 October 2016, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Police statistics obtained in Written Questions show John Key is losing his War on P, highlighting the need for more Police, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little. More >>

MBIE docs show country needs KiwiBuild

Monday, 17 October 2016, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s spin that New Zealand is in a building boom does not change the massive shortfall in building construction as new MBIE papers reveal, says Labour Party housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>



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