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Stalled TPP chance for wider discussion

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 5:43 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Failure to get the TPP agreement across the line gives New Zealanders an opportunity to put more pressure on the Government not to sign away our sovereignty, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Will poor TPP dairy outcome stop National selling our homes?

Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

After failing to protect the right to stop foreign speculators buying our houses it’s clear the Government is not going to get wins on dairy in their TPP negotiations either, Labour’s Trade and Export spokesperson David Parker says. “Labour has ... More >>

Bennett’s legacy a test for Tolley

Friday, 31 July 2015, 11:13 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Former Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has been thrown under the bus by her successor after its been suggested that Ms Bennet gave the green light to an ‘unethical’ observational study of high-risk children, Labour Children’s spokesperson ... More >>

Troubled school wanted $25,000 dollars to fence farm

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The troubled Whangaruru charter school asked Hekia Parata for $25,000 to fence the school farm at the expense of spending on teaching, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “This unbelievable revelation comes hard on the heels of Hekia ... More >>

Time to listen to workplace victims’ families

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:01 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. “John Key promised the families of the ... More >>

Mainfreight 'appalled' by Government’s rail madness

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:10 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has been given a serve by New Zealand-based international trucking and logistics firm Mainfreight which says it lacks a national transport strategy, and has treated rail badly, Labour's Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. The ... More >>

Serco knew names of attackers for months

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The victim of a dropping attack gave Serco the names of his alleged attackers months ago and nothing was done, says Labour’s Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “Alex Littleton had both of his legs broken in February after an assault which ... More >>

All options need to be put on meat sector table

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Farmers must be given every assurance that all potential risks have been considered before Silver Fern Farms opens its door to foreign equity, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. More >>

Real cost of Pharmac betrayal revealed

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Hundreds of millions of dollars will be added to the taxpayer tab with John Key’s sell out of New Zealand’s drug buying agency, as indicated by the savings of just one drug purchased by Pharmac, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. “John Key ... More >>

Flag the referendum if 50% or more don’t vote

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has moved to have the second flag referendum canned if the first attracts fewer than half the eligible number of voters, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

90,000 cars reclassified in botched ACC ratings

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:02 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures obtained by Labour show the ACC Minister’s botched motor vehicle levy system has resulted in 90,000 vehicles having to be reclassified so far – at a cost of $6 million, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Sue Moroney says. More >>

Brutal health cuts confirmed, crucial services suffer

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 7:58 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Chronic underfunding by National has seen the health budget slashed by $1.7 billion since 2010, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

Dismantling Pharmac’s power a betrayal of NZ

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s National Government is betraying New Zealanders by trading away Pharmac’s long-term buying power, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “Today John Key finally admitted that medicines will cost more under the TPP his Government is negotiating, ... More >>

Ministers failing women and their own targets

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures showing just five Ministers have met the Government’s own reduced targets for appointing women to state sector boards is evidence National is failing Kiwi women, Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says. More >>

Meth ring under Serco’s nose

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The news that two Serco inmates have been arrested for helping to run a methamphetamine ring from prison should be the final straw and see their contract cancelled, says Labour’s Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More >>

Charges up for some as funding up for grabs

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 7:55 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A proposal being considered by the Government would see some people having to pay more for health care and district health boards forced to fight amongst themselves to fund regional health services, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says More >>

Public Meeting this Friday over GMOs in Northland

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:51 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The NZ Labour Party in Whangarei has organised a public meeting to discuss the very important subject of the real possibility of Genetically Modified pine trees being planted in NOrthland forestry plantations. More >>

Key is trading away New Zealand land and homes

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:45 am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key yesterday admitted what National dishonestly refused to confirm in Parliament last week – he is trading away New Zealand’s right to control who buys our homes and land, says Opposition leader Andrew Little. More >>

Nats miss another opportunity to fix housing crisis

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:06 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National has missed another opportunity to fix the Auckland housing crisis, with nothing in John Key’s speech to tackle it, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “First home buyers are drowning under the ever rising tide of Auckland ... More >>

Razor gang takes scalpel to health

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:04 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Plans by the Government to take a scalpel to democratically elected health boards are deceitful and underhand, coming just months after an election during which they were never signalled, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

 

 

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