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Evidence refutes doomsday wages predictions

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Minister of Labour Simon Bridges should cut the tired old rhetoric about rises in the minimum wage causing job losses and understand New Zealand has a serious problem with low wages and working poverty that needs to be addressed, Labour’s spokesperson ... More >>

Slow, sluggish, not sweet at all

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Rural communities, frustrated by slow and unstable broadband, have been delivered a two fingered salute by Steven ‘Everything’s Sweet ’Joyce, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says. More >>

McCully’s excuses in tatters

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New evidence has emerged today that shows Mr McCully’s excuses for not knowing about the Malaysian diplomat case don’t stack up, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. More >>

Nick Smith hides shameful vacant house numbers

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford has lodged an official complaint against Housing Minister Nick Smith with Parliament’s Speaker for refusing to release data on the number of vacant state houses around the country. “Nick Smith is clearly ... More >>

Poisons Centre 50 years; celebration or wake?

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s plan to roll a number of helpline services together looks set to proceed with disastrous consequences, Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson David Clark says. More >>

Veterans short-changed by new Act

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Veterans short-changed by new Act National Government reasons for rejecting a recommendation by the Law Commission to give veterans a payment to cover funeral expenses don’t stack up, says Labour’s Veterans’ Affairs spokesperson, Phil Goff. More >>

Labour will establish Centres of Vocational Excellence

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will set up Centres of Vocational Excellence to boost training and innovation in industries that are vital to our economy and our regions, Labour’s Employment, Skills and Training spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More >>

Wage gap with Oz increases under John Key

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:21 am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s promise to close the wage gap with Australia has failed utterly with the gap rising by $70 to over $190 a week, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker says. More >>

Māori Party blocks the end of slave fishing vessels

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is appalled the Māori Party has refused to allow a final reading of legislation to abolish slavery conditions on foreign charter fishing vessels in New Zealand waters before the end of the Parliamentary term, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien ... More >>

Graduate nurses put pressure on Ryall

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Moves by the Government to increase the number of training placements for nursing graduates will be seen for what they are – a cynical election ploy, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

Unconditional Gaza ceasefire needed now

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Israeli response in Gaza is disproportionate and with the firing of tanks and mortars into civilian areas, increasingly indiscriminate, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer. More >>

Labour will raise minimum wage, restore work rights

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour government will raise the minimum wage $2 an hour to $16.25 and restore work rights to ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared fairly by all New Zealanders, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

Auckland consents down second month in a row

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s housing policy is in disarray with building consents in Auckland falling two months in a row, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Statistics New Zealand’s latest building consent figures show consents in Auckland are down ... More >>

Taxpayer to fork out millions for Novopay rescue

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It will be cold comfort to teachers and school staff still struggling with Novopay that the National Government has finally stepped in to rescue the failed payroll system two years after it was introduced, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris ... More >>

Rattled rock-star economy turns sour

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 8:58 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s “rock-star’’ economy is rapidly turning sour as milk prices take another dive, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. “We sympathise with the farmers who will struggle to stay afloat with the announcement of a drop in the price of ... More >>

Out of touch Brownlee gets numbers wrong

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Gerry Brownlee has shown how badly he is managing the rebuild by getting his figures wrong on how many houses are needed in Christchurch, Labour’s EQC spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says. More >>

Time for Epsom to say “no deal”

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“Epsom voters will be disgusted by the deal announced today to try and once again gift their electorate to the ACT Party”, says Labour candidate for Epsom Michael Wood. More >>

Public deserves electoral integrity

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National's deals with spent political forces ACT and United Future will be met with a deepening sense of unease over the manipulation of MMP, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

Public deserves electoral integrity

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National's deals with spent political forces ACT and United Future will be met with a deepening sense of unease over the manipulation of MMP, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

What has Brownlee been doing?

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Despite being a man in a hurry new figures show just 2160 new homes, thousands fewer than needed, have been built under Gerry Brownlee in the last two years, say Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford and EQC spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. “Information ... More >>

 

 

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