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Invermay Petition Tops 10,000 Signatures

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:43 am | New Zealand Labour Party

People across New Zealand continue to express their disgust at the downgrading of Invermay, says Dunedin North MP David Clark, as the Save Invermay petition he instigated earlier this year topped the 10,000 signature mark just days before the 2014 General ... More >>

Why power prices matter

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News that the CEO of Contact Energy is now earning $1.7 million a year, or $33,000 a week, has shocked many New Zealanders and reinforces the urgent need for Labour’s NZ Power policy, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Par-ker says. More >>

Ryall’s final act as most incompetent SOEs Minister ever

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Tony Ryall’s final act as the most incompetent SOEs Minister ever is to load up the taxpayer with even more of a burden to rescue the train wreck he turned Solid Energy into, Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says. “With just two ... More >>

Labour stands on proud record on Suffrage Day

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour stands on proud record on Suffrage Day Women have come a long way in the 121 years since New Zealand became the first country to give them the vote on September 19 1893, but there is still more to do, Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson ... More >>

Exports in permanent decline under National

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 11:41 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Exports under National are in permanent decline – a result that causes long-term damage to our country’s wealth and makes Bill English’s admission that he has no new ideas all the more serious, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker says. More >>

Aussie Liberals embroiled in Key campaign

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette ... More >>

Key knew tourism business being sold out by foreign owners

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key was aware that a highly successful tourism business would be shut down because new foreign buyers were cutting its access rights to farmland, Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove says. More >>

Māori development crucial to New Zealand’s future

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:57 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour recognises the concern of Māori about child poverty and the rising costs of living, and in Government will make a real difference to the wellbeing of whānau and iwi, Labour’s Māori Affairs spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says. “As our Māori ... More >>

Foreign firm kicks out Kiwi company after buying farm

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:14 am | New Zealand Labour Party

An American company has kicked a Kiwi business off its land after successfully convincing the Overseas Investment Office to buy 100 per cent of a farm lease, without informing the office of the Kiwi firm’s access rights, Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove says. “In ... More >>

TVNZ debate must be extended due to spy revelations

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 8:55 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Tomorrow night’s TVNZ debate must be extended to a full hour so New Zealanders can see a debate on the important issues raised about spying in this country, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. “The issues raised last night are extremely important ... More >>

John Key must release Warner Bros documents

Monday, 15 September 2014, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must release all minutes, notes, briefings and emails relating to his meetings with Warner Bros in New Zealand and in the United States, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

KiwiBuild homes to be built with Porirua Council

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The next Labour Government will work with Porirua City Council to develop a site to build over 50 homes as part of its KiwiBuild programme, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

Workplace policy promising more insecurity

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

At a time when nearly half of all workers cannot get a pay rise and those who do are barely keeping up with the cost of living, National’s workplace policy has nothing to say about how the gains of a growing economy can be fairly shared, Labour's ... More >>

Labour backs Kate and so should National

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour backs Kate and so should National The National Party is so embarrassed about its failure to address the high level of violence against our women and children, it has refused to accept a statue of Kate Sheppard from the Women’s Refuge, Labour’s ... More >>

Sharples’ new appointments are out of order

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:42 am | New Zealand Labour Party

State Services Spokesperson 15 September 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT Sharples’ new appointments are out of order The new appointments to the Waitangi Tribunal announced by Dr Pita Sharples this morning are completely out of order given the election is just five ... More >>

NZ Inc will drive clean growth and keep wealth here

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The next Labour Government will establish an NZ Inc policy to drive growth, boost clean technology and protect our strategic assets to achieve our goal of a smarter, cleaner, fairer economy, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

Labour: Primary Focus on the Critical Issues

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will prioritise New Zealand’s agricultural sectors by recreating a Rural Affairs Minister and appointing a Primary Industry Council and a Chief Agricultural Adviser. More >>

John Key running scared on contest of ideas

Friday, 12 September 2014, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key is running scared after being exposed in the televised leaders’ debates for his lack of new ideas, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. “Labour was approached by TVNZ to extend the scheduled debate next Wednesday to a full hour. We were happy ... More >>

More ghost houses from National

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s desperate pre-election announcement of more ghost houses won’t fool Aucklanders wanting action on the housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

National bows to union pressure over travel time

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National has reluctantly bowed to pressure from unions and adopted Labour’s fair and sensible policy to pay home support workers for the time they spend traveling between clients, Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More >>

 

 

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