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Minister shows contempt for Waitangi Tribunal

Friday, 5 February 2016, 5:23 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Māori Development Minister’s decision to release a new version of Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has prepared its report on whether the previous draft is in line with treaty principles shows a continuing disregard ... More >>

Government still won’t come clean on TPPA and Pharmac

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

That the Government has blacked out entire pages of briefings on how the TPPA might impact on Pharmac is hardly transparent, says Labour’s spokesperson on Health Annette King. More >>

McCully not off hook despite report

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Whitehead report into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's handling of the Rizalman case confirms Murray McCully and his office knew officials were planning to let the diplomat leave but didn’t intervene, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson ... More >>

Sadness over death of Māori leader

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:52 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The death of Linda Grennell, a former President of the Māori Women’s Welfare League, marks the end of a lifetime of leadership and service to New Zealand, and Labour sends sympathy to her family at this very sad time, Labour Women’s Issues ... More >>

TPP signing highlights divisions in NZ

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:54 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The stage-managed signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement at a casino in Auckland today highlights the divisions National’s handling of the deal has caused in New Zealand, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Joyce’s claims hollow after cuts to tertiary education

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:50 am | New Zealand Labour Party

It beggars belief that Steven Joyce will use a downturn in student numbers to reinvest in tertiary institutions when he has acted like one man razor gang against the sector, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Arrogant Government not above the law

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must drop its unlawful refusal to follow the Supreme Courts instructions and pay all Red Zone property owners a fair rate for the property it has acquired from them, says Labour’s Canterbury Spokesperson Megan Woods. “This is appalling ... More >>

No room for complacency in volatile 2016

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must not become complacent about a fall in the unemployment rate given the Reserve Bank Governor’s warning of increasing global uncertainty in 2016 and a plunge in dairy prices yet again, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant ... More >>

Labour urges Talley’s to end AFFCO lockout

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:57 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway Workplace Relations Spokesperson 2 February 2016 Labour urges Talley’s to end AFFCO lockout More >>

Worksafe needs to toughen up on farm deaths

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:11 am | New Zealand Labour Party

3 February 2016 Worksafe needs to toughen up on farm deaths National's lack-lustre approach to workplace deaths in the agriculture sector seems to be rubbing off on its workplace safety regulator Worksafe, Labour’s Workplace Safety spokesperson ... More >>

Earthquake anniversary: Time to reflect

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 10:34 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Meka Whaitiri MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti 2nd February 2016 Earthquake anniversary: Time to reflect on tragedy and togetherness. More >>

TPPA a bad deal for workers

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 10:25 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in no way conflicts with their support of free trade and the continued growth of Hawke’s Bay’s horticultural industry, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri. More >>

Morale at beleaguered EQC hits rock bottom

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Morale at EQC has hit rock bottom, with just 1 in 4 staffers believing the crown owned entity delivers on the promises it makes, says Labour’s Canterbury Spokesperson Megan Woods. “Gerry Brownlee keeps pretending all is well at EQC, but according ... More >>

Run anti-feminist blogger out of town

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

An anti-feminist blogger who thinks rape should be legalised on private property should be run out of town, says Labour’s MP for Te Tai Tokerau and White Ribbon ambassador Kelvin Davis. More >>

Education for all – including ‘waitresses’

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 11:47 am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key needs to tell ‘waitresses’ why they aren’t part of his ambitions for New Zealand, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “This morning John Key said waitresses would pay for Labour’s policy for three years’ free post school education. ... More >>

Customs underfunding compromising border security

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 11:37 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Customs underfunding compromising border security The underfunding of Customs is putting the security of New Zealand’s borders at risk, says Labour’s Customs spokesperson Rino Tirikatene. “Reports that Customs only stop 10% of illicit drug ... More >>

Major SFO probes rock tertiary sector

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 10:35 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The scandal in Tertiary Education just keeps getting worse with three new Serious Fraud Office investigations into the sector, says Labour’s Associate Education (Tertiary) spokesperson David Cunliffe. More >>

Nats true colours revealed in ‘achieves nothing’ claim

Monday, 1 February 2016, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s true attitude to the post-school education has been revealed by Steven Joyce’s claim that Labour’s plan to bring in three free years ‘achieves absolutely nothing’, says Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More >>

Key should be ashamed over student debt

Monday, 1 February 2016, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key should be ashamed for overseeing a 50 per cent blowout in student loan debt on his watch, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More >>

Little: Backing The Kiwi Dream

Monday, 1 February 2016, 9:39 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The reason I wanted to open with that is our economy is a bit like that story – the machine’s started, there’s nothing we can do to stop it, it’s coming towards us and we’ve got to decide what to do about it. More >>

 

 

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