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Ministry must protect organic food industry

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ministry for Primary Industries must take urgent action to protect New Zealand’s $150 million organic food and beverage industry by establishing a certification regime, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. “Despite working ... More >>

PM’s housing outburst bizarre

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford has described the Prime Minister’s latest comments on the Auckland housing crisis as bizarre. “John Key is deep in denial. He must be one of the only people left who are not concerned about the risk ... More >>

Another economic headache linked to housing crisis

Monday, 20 April 2015, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s housing crisis is causing even further damage with the second consecutive quarter of deflation a genuine concern the Reserve Bank can do little about, as it focusses on Auckland house prices, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. ... More >>

National must lead by example on climate change

Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:31 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government must meet its own climate change obligations before it preaches to the rest of the world, Labour's Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods says. More >>

Biosecurity rethink a long time coming

Friday, 17 April 2015, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has opened New Zealand’s borders to biosecurity risks and its rethinking of bag screening at airports is an admission of failure, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. More >>

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

Friday, 17 April 2015, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New Zealand minimum wage, Labour’s MP for Hutt South Trevor Mallard says. More >>

No more sweet talk on obesity

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government should be looking at broader measures to combat obesity rather than re-hashing pre-announced initiatives, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

Government two-faced on zero-hour contracts

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:54 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government should look to ban zero-hour contracts in its own back yard before getting too high and mighty about other employers using them, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

Scrutiny of battlefield deaths should continue

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:35 am | New Zealand Labour Party

As New Zealand troops head to Iraq under a shroud of secrecy, the Government is pushing ahead with legislation to remove independent scrutiny of incidents where Kiwi soldiers are killed in hostile action overseas, Labour’s Defence spokesperson ... More >>

Damp-free homes a right for tenants

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is urging tenants to use a little known rule which gives them the right to live in damp-free rental homes. More >>

National must take action on speculators

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 10:27 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must take action on property speculators who are damaging the housing market and shutting families and young people out of the home ownership dream, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Milk price halves: A $7b economic black hole

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 9:12 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Global milk prices have halved since the peak last year, creating an economic black hole of almost $7 billion that will suck in regions reliant on dairy, crucial industries and the Government’s books, says Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. ... More >>

Kitchen plan set to swallow up health boards’ funds

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The financial impacts of implementing a proposal to outsource hospital food, forced on them by a crown-owned company which is now facing an auditor-general’s inquiry, are being felt by district health boards across the country, Labour’s Health spokesperson ... More >>

Reserve Bank scathing of Government

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Bank’s most scathing critique to date of National’s inability to handle the housing crisis shows the Bank is sick of having to pick up the pieces, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Time for McDonald’s to upsize work hours

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is calling on McDonald’s to have more respect for their workers and offer them more guaranteed work hours. McDonald’s is proposing to guarantee its workers 80 per cent of their rostered hours, Labour’s spokesperson for Labour Issues Iain ... More >>

Government must come clean on troop deployment

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:17 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Brownlee misses the boat on asbestos

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:14 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Gerry Brownlee has once again missed an opportunity to improve the lives of Cantabrians post-earthquakes, Labour’s Canterbury Earthquake Recovery spokesperson Ruth Dyson says. More >>

Cancer prevention calls gain momentum

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 9:04 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Research showing bowel cancer treatment sucks up more public health dollars than other cancers once again highlights the need for a national screening programme, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

Burger King shows zero-hour contracts not needed

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 9:02 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The abandonment of zero-hour contracts by Burger King is further evidence good employers do not need to use them, Labour’s spokesperson on Labour Issues Iain Lees-Galloway says. “Congratulations to the Unite Union and Burger King for settling an employment ... More >>

Kiwis deserve more than reheats

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government looks set to rely on regurgitated announcements for this year’s Budget if today’s speech is anything to go by, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

 

 

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