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More housing humiliation for Nick Smith

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith has been completely humiliated once again – this time by Ngāti Whātua who have used his blunders to their full advantage to extract an excellent deal for Aucklanders that the minister would never have developed himself, Labour’s Housing ... More >>

PM must stop making excuses for offensive MP

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must stop dismissing the highly offensive behaviour of his Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson and publically reprimand him, Labour’s spokesperson for Woman Sue Moroney says. “Maurice Williamson’s behaviour at an Eagle Technology dinner ... More >>

Charter application skew assists rich American

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has skewed the latest round of charter school applications to assist an American millionaire’s goal of ‘revolutionising” New Zealand’s education system, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Key’s refugee response at odds with Kiwi traditions

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 11:24 am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s response to the current refugee crisis is out of step with New Zealand’s tradition of pulling its weight internationally, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer. More >>

John Key: where is your conscience?

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 10:21 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister’s refusal to raise the refugee quota in the face of an international humanitarian crisis shows a lack of empathy and moral leadership, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says More >>

Report highlights National’s poor funding decisions

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s poor coordination between its transport strategy and the needs of the regions has been highlighted in a new report by Local Government New Zealand, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More >>

Government wakes up to Opotiki Harbour

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key is expected to finally announce Government support next week for the Opotiki Harbour development, says Labour Economic Development spokesperson David Clark. More >>

New figures show speculators rampant

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures released by the Reserve Bank show there’s been an explosion in mortgage lending with most of the growth going to property investors, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More >>

Government must do more to help global refugee crisis

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 11:28 am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must urgently increase our refugee quota and let New Zealand play its part in helping address the tragic humanitarian crisis unfolding around the world, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Key’s threat to veto premature

Monday, 31 August 2015, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s threat that he might use a financial veto against the Bill that will introduce 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave is premature and based on inflated costings, says the bill’s sponsor, Labour ‘s Sue Moroney. More >>

Louise Nicholas to deliver 4th Dame Dorothy Fraser lecture

Monday, 31 August 2015, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The woman who took on the police force over rape and abuse and won will deliver the fourth annual Dame Dorothy Fraser Lecture on Monday 28 September in Dunedin. We are excited to have confirmed Louise Nicholas ONZM to deliver the first lecture since ... More >>

Labour celebrates Tongan language and diversity

Monday, 31 August 2015, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Tongan Language Week is a timely reminder of the importance and beauty of our Pacific culture, identity and language in New Zealand, says our first Tongan born, Tongan speaking MP Jenny Salesa. More >>

Privatising CYF about ideology not care

Monday, 31 August 2015, 11:25 am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s suggestions today that Child Youth and Family could be privatized will be a terrifying thought for New Zealanders already dealing with the mess created in private prisons and plans to sell our state houses to Australians, Opposition ... More >>

Govt must make most of Jetstar competition

Monday, 31 August 2015, 10:27 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Government agencies should pledge to always buy “the best fare of the day” to maximise competition between Jetstar and Air New Zealand and ensure savings for taxpayers while boosting services to regional New Zealand, Labour’s Transport Spokesperson ... More >>

Nanaia Mahuta Responds to Media Speculation

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:13 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Speculation that Nanaia Mahuta has been selected to succeed her cousin Kiingi Tuheitia as head of the Kiingitanga and Waikato-Tainui is unfounded. More >>

Time for inquiry into petrol margins

Friday, 28 August 2015, 11:49 am | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s time for an inquiry into petrol companies as margins are once again at the high levels that prompted concerns late last year, says Labour's Energy Spokesperson Stuart Nash. "Over the December January holiday period, petrol importer margins ... More >>

Nats playing politics with social workers

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 5:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National is playing politics by refusing to support a member’s bill requiring registration of social workers despite the Children’s Commissioner saying upskilling is vital, Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni says. More >>

More talk as Auckland congestion worsens

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The main impact of the Government’s agreement with Auckland Council today will be simply to delay still further decisions needed to relieve the city’s traffic congestion, says Labour’s Auckland Issues Spokesperson, Phil Goff. More >>

Serco inquiry extended

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “My office received a tsunami of complaints so I’m not surprised ... More >>

Truck Shops ignore consumer laws

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A damning Commerce Commission report out today highlights the failure of the Government to protect poor and vulnerable families from unscrupulous truck shops, says Labour’s Consumer Affairs Spokesperson David Shearer. “The report found that 31 out of 32 ... More >>



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