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Many regions need by-election levels of support

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Northland is not the only region struggling under the National Government, but unfortunately places like Gisborne, Whanganui and Tasman do not have by-elections on the horizon, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says. “A desperate National ... More >>

Real changes must come from CYF review

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A well-overdue revamp of Child, Youth and Family cannot be just another cost cutting exercise, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Latest Air NZ plan carries on regional snub

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Christchurch Labour Members of Parliament have secured a meeting with Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon following the airline’s decision to cut its Christchurch to Tokyo summer flights. More >>

Carmel Sepuloni back in Social Development role

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little has reinstated Carmel Sepuloni as Labour’s Social Development spokesperson following the sentencing of her mother in the New Plymouth District Court today. More >>

Government taking Kiwis for April Fools

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Many Kiwis will be wondering if the joke is on them when a raft of Government changes come into effect tomorrow, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Time to show RMA housing affordability plans

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is challenging the Government to reveal its plans to make housing more affordable through amending the Resource Management Act, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “Labour remains willing to consider the proposals on housing affordability ... More >>

John Key now admits no broad support for RMA changes

Monday, 30 March 2015, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key has now been forced to admit that he never had the broad political support to gut the Resource Management Act, says Labour’s Environment spokesperson Megan Woods. “Cornerstone legislation such as the RMA should never be changed without ... More >>

National’s changes leave student bodies in chaos

Monday, 30 March 2015, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The chaos created by National’s scrapping of compulsory student association membership may force the 86-year old Union of Students Association to fold, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Cunliffe says. “National’s 2011 Voluntary Student ... More >>

Labour Leader goes to the big game

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader goes to the big game Labour Leader Andrew Little will attend the World Cup Cricket final in Melbourne on Sunday. More >>

Tragedy must be impetus for better training

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Police Minister needs to explain why unsworn and inadequately trained custody officers were put in a situation of caring for a medically unwell prisoner on a busy Saturday night, Labour’s Police spokesperson Kelvin Davis says. Commenting on an ... More >>

Govt must be more transparent on investor state clauses

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:24 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must be more transparent around the draft investor state dispute settlements in the TPPA, says David Parker, Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. More >>

C’mon Nick what’s the truth on the RMA

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“Nick Smith has got to fess up and tell us what is happening to his much vaunted RMA reform, Labour’s Environment spokesperson Megan Woods says. “With just a day and a half to go before the polls open in Northland, he has been talking about ... More >>

SSC salaries sink National’s spending spin

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

Massive pay rises at the State Services Commission prove National’s claims of clamping down on spending in the public sector are simply fantasy, Labour’s State Services spokesman Kris Faafoi says. “Salaries in this one department are almost ... More >>

Epidemic of serious assaults in our prisons

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:50 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour wants stab proof vests and pepper spray for all corrections officers to keep them safe from the epidemic of serious prison assaults that are occurring around the country’s jails, says Labour’s Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “There ... More >>

Joyce all at sea on SkyCity design collaboration

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 6:47 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Joyce all at sea on SkyCity design collaboration Steven Joyce is trying to claim he knew nothing about the cost blowout of the SkyCity Convention Centre before the election but is nervously shifting his story, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson ... More >>

Listen to the locals Hekia!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“The Minister refused to give an assurance today when I questioned her, that she would listen to the submissions and back the call to return the school to Redcliffs. She needs to give that assurance so our community can have faith that her “consultation” ... More >>

Labour looks to put the tea back into entitlements

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is moving to restore the rights of Kiwis to take tea and rest breaks, Leader Andrew Little says. “Within months of the Government’s Employment Relations Amendment Bill becoming law we are already seeing some of our largest companies, including ... More >>

Desperate money grab to keep Ruataniwha afloat

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company’s decision to borrow $4 million to keep the Ruataniwha project afloat is a case of throwing ratepayer’s good money after bad, says Labour’s Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri and Napier MP Stuart ... More >>

Invermay petition delivered to Parliament

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Invermay petition delivered to Parliament Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark handed over a 12,450 signature Save Invermay petition to Dunedin South MP Clare Curran on the steps of Parliament today. “The level of support that the ... More >>

Redcliffs School closure plan wrong

Monday, 23 March 2015, 7:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s proposal to consult on the closure of Redcliffs School not only goes against the best geotechnical advice, but more importantly goes against the best educational outcomes for Redcliffs children and the health of our community, ... More >>

 

 

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