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Home For Life review called for

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:27 am | New Zealand Labour Party

As Foster care awareness week kicks off, Labour is calling for a review of Home for Life – National’s policy for the permanent care of foster children More >>

Auckland building consents: Tragic

Friday, 27 February 2015, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland building consents: Tragic The only word to describe the latest building consent figures for Auckland is ‘tragic’, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “Whatever the Government is doing to address the Auckland housing ... More >>

Labour Party President Elected

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:17 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Party President Elected Nigel Haworth has been elected as Labour Party President following a vote conducted among the constituent organisations and elected representatives of the Party. This follows the resignation of Moira Coatsworth in December 2014. ... More >>

A whiff of a new biosecurity scandal?

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:08 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A pest which could create havoc for New Zealand’s horticulture and agriculture sector must be as much a focus for the Government as hunting out fruit flies, Labour’s Biosecurity spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. “While the Ministry for Primary ... More >>

Government shrugs off health sector crisis

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Despite new evidence showing that cuts to health spending are costing lives the Government continues to deny the sector is struggling, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

Parata lowered the bar for failing charter school

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 2:40 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Parata lowered the bar for failing charter school When Hekia Parata became aware that the Whangaruru charter school was experiencing major problems her first action was to drop standards by reducing the number of qualified teachers they had to employ, ... More >>

National not being straight about the economy

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key and Bill English need to be straight with New Zealanders about the damage their failure to diversify the economy is doing, after new figures show export growth plunged due to a collapse in dairy exports, says Grant Robertson. More >>

Comment from Carmel Sepuloni

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 10:54 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The first I knew of my mother’s charges was when I was called by a reporter yesterday. I spoke to Andrew and we agreed there is a conflict of interest at the present time which means I will temporarily stand aside from the Social Development portfolio. ... More >>

Labour will hold National to parental leave promise

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 9:34 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will hold National to its promise to increase the support given to new parents of premature, multiple birth and babies born with disabilities, Labour’s paid parental leave campaigner Sue Moroney says. “I am naturally disappointed that after battling ... More >>

It was all just pillar talk

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce’s confession that he can no longer guarantee a pillar-free design for the New Zealand International Convention Centre shows the Government has abandoned its dream of creating an ‘iconic’ ‘world-class’ structure, says Labour Economic ... More >>

Australians move on offshore speculators

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Australians move on offshore speculators John Key might want to have a quiet word with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott about Canberra's just-announced crack down on offshore speculators when he visits New Zealand this week, Labour's Housing ... More >>

Government at odds on overseas driver crashes

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National backbencher Jacqui Dean has spoken out about overseas driver crashes, putting herself at odds with Prime Minister John Key who is on record as saying it’s not a big issue, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More >>

Time to take real care of our kids

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Time to take real care of our kids An Amnesty International report has once again criticised New Zealand’s track record on looking after our kids, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. The annual report, which looks at global human ... More >>

John Key wrong about Labour’s war vote

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 11:28 am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s desperate claims that the former Labour Government didn’t put combat troop deployment to a Parliamentary vote are simply wrong, Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff says. “It was disgraceful that the Prime Minister ran rough shod over ... More >>

Māori language bill needs work

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 10:37 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Māori language bill needs work It is clear that the first draft of the Māori Language Bill was about structures and funding rather than the survival of te reo Māori, Labour’s Māori Development Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says. “Labour is pleased ... More >>

Report proves troubled school shouldn’t have opened

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The long-awaited release of an Education Review Office report into Northland’s troubled Whangaruru charter school proves it should never have been approved in the first place, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “This report ... More >>

Reply to PM’s statement on deploying troops to Iraq

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“The decision of any Government to send troops to a conflict zone is a very serious one, and it is right that this House takes time to consider it, to debate it, and, ideally, to vote on it, but we will not have that chance today. More >>

Minister must take action on death trap slides

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 11:17 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Minister must take action on death trap slides Workplace Relations Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse must take urgent action to ensure inflatable amusement rides don’t become death traps for children, Labour’s spokesperson on Labour Relations Iain ... More >>

Port expansion ‘buck’ stops at council

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 9:03 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Council must step in and call a halt to plans by Ports of Auckland to expand into the harbour, Labour List MP Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Chorus slashes spending on copper network

Monday, 23 February 2015, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Chorus has slashed spending on the copper network by almost a third, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today. More >>

 

 

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