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Minister has work to do over Xmas

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:59 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Red flags raised in a multi-agency review into how Phillip Smith was able to flee the country highlight the inadequacies of those very same agencies not having red flags in place that would have notified them of his plans, says Labour’s Corrections ... More >>

Gerry Brownlee’s revolving airport door story

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:29 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A new report shows Gerry Brownlee is the latest Cabinet Minister to have contracted the infectious tell-porkies-until-you-are-caught disease, Labour’s Chief Whip Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Foreign buyers for iconic island must add value

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will look very closely at any Overseas Investment Office application to purchase Pakatoa Island if it is not bought by a Kiwi, says Labour’s Land information Spokesperson Stuart Nash. More >>

Is it time to pick a date to switch-off copper network?

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

“In 2015 the broadband community should start the critical discussion on how and when New Zealand can migrate from the copper broadband network to fibre because the current government won’t,” says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran. More >>

City acknowledges former Councillor, Leonie Gill

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s decision by Wellington City Council to name a local pathway in Kilbirnie after the late Leonie Gill, the long serving Labour Wellington City Councillor for the eastern suburbs, gets the thumbs up from Labour’s Rongotai MP, Annette King, ... More >>

Housing in Auckland report bleak for Pacific communities

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:52 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Housing in Auckland report paints an extremely bleak picture for families in the Pacific community who are being hit hard by the housing crisis, says Su’a William Sio, Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson. “The shortage of affordable ... More >>

Energy users need answers on Vector share plans

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:00 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Energy Minister Simon Bridges needs to stop ducking for cover about whether or not the Government will support plans to nationalise and then privatise $2.1 billion of shares in the Auckland Electricity Consumer Trust, Labour's Energy spokesperson ... More >>

Turning up the heat on working conditions

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A “Jobs That Count” campaign has the full support of Labour, the party’s Labour Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More >>

Failure to diversify puts prosperity at risk

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 9:26 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Failure to diversify puts prosperity at risk Beyond the news that a long-promised surplus is unlikely, further embarrassment is hidden in the fine print of the half year economic and fiscal update, Labour says. More >>

Ombudsman probe targets Ministerial integrity

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key is on notice that the entrenched cynical and manipulative abuse of official information requests by his Government will no longer be tolerated, Labour’s Open Government spokesperson Clare Curran says. More >>

Bill English’s face is redder than his books

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government owes New Zealanders an apology for failing to deliver the surplus it spent four years and two election campaigns promising, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Bill English’s face is redder than the Crown accounts. ... More >>

Minister closes down dissent on climate change

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 8:58 am | New Zealand Labour Party

In a threatening letter to Maori leaders, Minister for Climate Change Tim Groser says he will be requiring future international delegations to toe the party line, Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods says. More >>

Heartfelt sympathy for Sydneysiders

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 8:54 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party has offered its heartfelt sympathy to the people of Sydney after the hostage situation in the city, says Labour’s Acting leader Grant Robertson. “Our thoughts are with all those who went through this horrific and traumatic experience. ... More >>

Labour applauds High Court decision on Ruataniwha

Friday, 12 December 2014, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s decision by the High Court on the Ruataniwha scheme is a victory for New Zealand’s environmental groups, says Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson. More >>

Welfare system out of date and out of touch

Friday, 12 December 2014, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A new Child Poverty Action Group report released today highlights another example of how our outmoded social welfare system is harming kids, says Labour’s Social Development Spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. More >>

Big bickies for bosses despite subpar performance

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

While public service workers are experiencing Grinch-like wage increases state sector bosses have pocketed early Christmas presents in the form of whopper pay hikes, Labour’s State Services spokesperson Kris Faafoi says. More >>

Consent should come before grants for phosphate mining

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s decision to make a grant by Callaghan Innovation to Chatham Rock Phosphate is highly questionable, says Labour’s Science spokesperson David Cunliffe. More >>

Government can’t rely on geothermal to grow itself

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

While Electricity Authority figures showing geothermal has risen from the fourth to the second highest source of power generation are a promising sign for a geothermal renaissance, there can be no cause for complacency, Labour’s Energy spokesperson ... More >>

Transparency on foreign buyers register needed

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 9:07 am | New Zealand Labour Party

News that Land Information New Zealand officials have been working on a register of foreign buyers of New Zealand homes is a welcome surprise, but Land Information Minister Louise Upston now needs to be clear on the details of the project, Labour’s ... More >>

Transparency on foreign buyers register needed

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News that Overseas Investment Office officials have been working on a register of foreign buyers of New Zealand homes is a welcome surprise, but Land Information Minister Louise Upston now needs to be clear on the details of the project, Labour’s Land ... More >>

 

 

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