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Aussie banks in NZ should ban lending to offshore buyers

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford MP for Te Atatū Housing Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 29 April 2016 Aussie banks in NZ should ban lending to offshore buyers ASB, Westpac and ANZ must confirm whether or not they will continue to fund the over-heated property market ... More >>

Brownlee must step in as EQC spin exposed

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Gerry Brownlee needs to step in after EQC’s desperate spin in the wake of yesterday’s landmark settlement has been exposed by its own documents, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods. More >>

OIO must explain Argentine pollution prosecutions

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

David Cunliffe MP for New Lynn Land Information Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 29 April 2016 OIO must explain Argentine pollution prosecutions The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has questions to answer about how it safeguarded our sensitive land by allowing ... More >>

OIO must explain Argentine pollution prosecutions

Friday, 29 April 2016, 11:57 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has questions to answer about how it safeguarded our sensitive land by allowing foreign investors with criminal prosecutions to purchase Onetai Station in Taranaki, says Labour’s Land Information spokesperson David Cunliffe. More >>

McCully needs to come clean over Tokelau ferry debacle

Friday, 29 April 2016, 10:13 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Foreign Minister Murray McCully needs to come clean on why a New Zealand aid-funded vessel intended to service the Tokelau Islands is delayed, over budget and failed its sea trials, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. More >>

Full independent inquiry needed to save NZ's reputation

Friday, 29 April 2016, 9:51 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Revelations that John Key's personal lawyer and trust advisor led a lobbying campaign to shut down a review of New Zealand's foreign trust regime makes the case for a full scale independent inquiry a matter of urgency, Labour's Finance spokesperson ... More >>

Little visits NZ troops in Iraq and refugees in Jordan

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Mr Little also met with Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled Al-Obedih and senior military officials from the Coalition forces in Iraq. He now heads to Jordan to see the unfolding refugee crisis first hand. More >>

Workplace death toll still too high

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s a damning indictment on the Government that as workers gather to remember their lost workmates on Worker’s Memorial Day, New Zealand’s workplace death toll is still far too high, Labour’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson ... More >>

Mossack Fonseca links to OIO approvals must be investigated

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 10:52 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister for Land Information must investigate and disclose how many applications to the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) have links to Mossack Fonseca, says Labour’s Land Information spokesperson David Cunliffe. More >>

Minister must come clean on implications of settlement

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 10:46 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Gerry Brownlee has urgent and serious questions to answer in the wake of today’s landmark EQC settlement, which has major implications for thousands of Cantabrians, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods. More >>

Government to Reserve Bank - Rock or Hard Place?

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 10:30 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 27 April 2016 Government to Reserve Bank - Rock or Hard Place? The Government’s complacency on the housing crisis and the economy has put the Reserve Bank Governor in a no-win ... More >>

Govt complacency leaves RB no room to cut

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 9:57 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has put the economy in a holding pattern, leaving the Reserve Bank Governor with little room to manoeuvre as he tries to balance a rampant housing market with non-existent inflation, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Dam not out of doldrums yet

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 9:02 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Ruataniwha Dam promoters Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) still has hurdles to clear and a lot of work to do before ratepayers and taxpayers will have confidence in the scheme, says Labour’s MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Meka Whaitiri. More >>

New study shows Smith’s insulation fails Kiwi kids

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 9:00 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A new Otago University study shows Nick Smith’s inadequate insulation standards will see hundreds of children unnecessarily hospitalised for housing-related illnesses every year, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More >>

Government out of touch on foreign trusts

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s poor handling of the foreign trusts issue is starkly revealed in a poll today which shows the majority of Kiwis are worried about the country being a tax haven and almost half think the issue has been badly managed, Labour’s Finance ... More >>

Biggest trade deficit for 7 years a warning for Govt

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 27 April 2016 Biggest trade deficit for 7 years a warning for Govt The biggest trade deficit for seven years shows the Government can’t be so complacent about the economy ... More >>

Government’s record on climate change under fire

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 11:42 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Royal Society’s latest report on climate change has made it clear that it believes the Government’s current approach to climate change is inadequate, says Labour’s spokesperson on Climate Change Megan Woods. More >>

Mainfreight director agrees with Labour on rail funding

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10:17 am | New Zealand Labour Party

David Parker Labour List MP SOEs Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 27 April 2016 Mainfreight director agrees with Labour on rail funding Richard Prebble – in the past accused of ruining rail and now a director of Mainfreight – agrees with Labour that secure ... More >>

John Key’s land tax could push up rents

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 5:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford MP for Te Atatū Housing Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 26 April 2016 John Key’s land tax could push up rents A land tax proposed by John Key as the answer to the housing crisis could push up rents and risks having no effect on skyrocketing ... More >>

Government should just ban foreign speculators

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 11:48 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister’s musings about a land tax on non-resident buyers is just more tinkering, and the Government should just ban foreign speculators as the Australian Government has done, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

 

 

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