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Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Today marks two years since Labour MP Sue Moroney's Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks was drawn from the members' ballot. More >>

Taxpayers robbed of $130m in Genesis sale

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwi taxpayers have been robbed of $130 million by the Government in its final failed asset sale, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. More >>

Joyce out of touch with his business mates

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce has spent the past five years attacking Labour with his tired old screams of ‘1970s!’ but in the meantime most of his business friends have come around to our way of thinking, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson Shane Jones. More >>

National’s position on single nutrient management model

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Clarification is needed regarding the National Government's position on the single nutrient management model for water quality in light of the Board of Inquiry decision on the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme (RWSS) says Labour’s Environment Spokesperson ... More >>

Labour to protect subbies in construction failures

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Commerce spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove will introduce a supplementary order paper to the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill to ensure subcontractors are paid for the work they’ve done when construction companies collapse. More >>

Work visa problems need monitoring

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Associate Immigration spokesperson. More >>

Resignation rates among cops soar

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The number of frontline officers quitting the police force is at a four-year high, with more than 350 walking off the job in the past year, Labour’s Police spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Council’s ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

PM’s China visit assisted Oravida, not Fonterra

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:03 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Questions must now be asked whether it was Fonterra or Oravida who really benefited from the Prime Minister’s recent visit to China, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. “Before his departure, John Key said he would ... More >>

Labour’s Economic Upgrade for manufacturing

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 8:54 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More >>

Collins must admit misleading Parliament

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

ACC Minister Judith Collins must front up and admit she has misled Parliament over ACC’s policy to stop paying compensation to clients who refused to fill in its privacy form, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More >>

English confirms he has no plan to raise wages

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed he has absolutely no plans to lift wages, Labour’s spokesperson on Labour Issues, Andrew Little says. More >>

Genesis: The biggest fire sale of them all

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Genesis: The biggest fire sale of them all National has finished its asset sales with a massive bonfire of a fire sale, showing once and for all how much of a disaster this programme was, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. “Just 68,000 ... More >>

Term One Report Card for Hekia Parata

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Principal’s comment: I am concerned Hekia has been drifting and has shown no improvement this term. I believe she should consider seeking the help of a careers counsellor. More >>

Interest rates rise but only smokes increasing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Mortgage rate rises are making life harder for homeowners, and many of them will be surprised the latest CPI figures show inflation would be zero were it not for tobacco tax hikes, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker. More >>

Labour saddened by death of Sir Owen Woodhouse

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:22 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand has lost one of its finest jurists and most outstanding citizens with the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse ONZ KBE DSC, Labour Leader David Cunliffe said today. More >>

Promise of jam tomorrow takes the cake

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A claim by Minister of Finance Bill English that average wages will climb by $7,500 over the next four years is a cynical promise of jam tomorrow by a government whose record on wage growth is atrocious, Labour spokesperson on labour issues Andrew Little ... More >>

Hekia Parata kept exam book errors from schools

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Schools will be appalled to learn Education Minister Hekia Parata knew since January that hundreds of exam booklets had been returned to the wrong students but said nothing about it, Labour’s Education Spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Board of Inquiry conditions will save rivers in New Zealand

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ruataniwha dam decision released today has protected the Tukituki River and dashed the Government’s hope of the “one nutrient model” (TRIM) being adopted nationwide, says Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson. More >>

More Oravida endorsements from John Key

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The use of a picture of John Key in an advertisement for Oravida’s scampi products in a Chinese airline magazine is further evidence of an unhealthily cosy relationship between the National Party and this company, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

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