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Public outcry urged against destruction of Saddle Hill

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It appears that only a public outcry against the inevitable destruction of Jaffray’s Hill, the lower hump of Saddle Hill, will save our iconic landscape, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today. More >>

Lab plan the beginning of slippery slope?

Friday, 21 November 2014, 10:51 am | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s time for new Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to show his hand on plans to privatise lab services which doctors are warning could put patients’ lives at risk, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

A-G called on to look into flagship ‘cost-saving’ programme

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:00 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New health Minister Jonathan Coleman has some serious questions to answer following a decision to wind up the Government’s flagship health savings provider HBL just a fortnight after giving it the green light to implement its plans, Labour’s Health ... More >>

Climate of fear needs addressing

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It is hugely concerning that community and volunteer groups feel they are being gagged from speaking out against the Government, Labour’sCommunity and Voluntary Sector Spokesperson Louisa Wall says. More >>

Mandatory code of conduct needed for supermarkets

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has drafted legislation to establish a mandatory code of conduct for supermarkets to ensure New Zealand suppliers are not affected by anti-competitive behaviour. More >>

National caught out on state house porkies

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Housing NZ’s annual report out today directly contradicts the Government’s claim that one-third of its houses are in the wrong place and are the wrong size, said Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Robertson Congratulates Andrew Little

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour MP Grant Robertson has congratulated Andrew Little on his election as Leader of the Labour Party. More >>

Backing New Zealanders to get ahead

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Labour Leader Andrew Little says it is an immense privilege to have been chosen to lead the party and to be given the task of ensuring it once again becomes a powerful force that backs New Zealanders in getting ahead as a nation. More >>

Andrew Little elected Leader of Labour Party

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“The Labour Party congratulates Andrew Little, who has been elected as party leader in a robust and highly democratic process,” says Labour Party President Moira Coatsworth. “Andrew’s leadership will have the full support of the whole Labour Party.” More >>

Brownlee must ask CAA to release the report

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:53 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Brownlee must ask CAA to release the report Gerry Brownlee must ask the Civil Aviation Authority to release the report that finds he broke the law in breaching airport security, says Labour's Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford. “It is inexcusable ... More >>

Commitment to Canterbury not in doubt

Monday, 17 November 2014, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

All Cantabrians know the passion and effort departing CERA boss Roger Sutton put into the job, Labour’s Canterbury Recovery spokesperson Ruth Dyson says. More >>

IRD joins Corrections in Phillip Smith failure

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:50 am | New Zealand Labour Party

It is incomprehensible that IRD and Corrections were not able to stop Phillip Smith from rorting the tax system out of $50,000 until it was too late, given that he was a notoriously manipulative prisoner stuck in jail, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson ... More >>

The Government has to listen to Olly

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:59 am | New Zealand Labour Party

When even hard boiled property investors like Olly Newland say first home buyers have been shafted by Loan to Value Ratio lending restrictions, surely it is time for the Government to listen, says Labour's housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Government not meeting its climate target

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 9:08 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must front up to the fact that its own advisors are now saying that New Zealand is off target in any transition to a low carbon future, says Labour’s spokesperson on Climate Change Nanaia Mahuta. “A briefing to incoming ministers ... More >>

Briefing: Defence facilities increasingly unfit for purpose

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Defence Briefing to the Incoming Minister reveals a deteriorating state in Defence facilities that are no longer fit for purpose, says Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff. More >>

National’s highways far less efficient

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s new state highways have a far lower cost-benefit ratio than motorways built under the last Labour Government, making a mockery of the Government’s bluster that its road building will boost the economy, says Labour's Transport spokesperson ... More >>

Governor points finger at National on supply

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Bank Governor has admitted he had to keep loan to value mortgage restrictions in place because the Government’s attempts to increase housing has fallen ‘a long way short’, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Reserve Bank’s dairy warning must be heard

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Bank’s warning that falling dairy prices are creating greater risks for the New Zealand economy must be taken seriously by Bill English and John Key, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker. More >>

Did Collins cover up Slater’s OIA requests?

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

Disgraced former Cabinet Minister Judith Collins must explain why she appears to have tried to hide Official Information Act requests she fulfilled for Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater, Labour MP Megan Woods says. More >>

Let’s see if it is plane sailing Mr Bridges

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10:40 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Let’s see if it is plane sailing Mr Bridges Comments by Transport Minister Simon Bridges that Far North residents' anger over cutbacks to regional flights will be allayed by larger planes and cheaper fares out of Kerikeri, are just pure arrogance, ... More >>

 

 

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