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Humiliation for Government in Chinese dictat

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand’s food safety systems should be respected by our trading partners, but instead the Government has been humiliated with the Chinese dictating the terms of our infant formula production, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien ... More >>

Rate rise not needed if Government was doing its job

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:06 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s interest rate rise wouldn’t have been necessary if the Government had been doing its job properly and targeting the sources of inflation, Labour says. More >>

Sanil Kumar has to leave New Zealand tomorrow

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:24 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Associate Minister of Immigration Nikki Kaye’s decision not to intervene means kidney transplant patient Sanil Kumar must leave New Zealand by tomorrow, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Rajen Prasad. More >>

Time to do the right thing for our veterans

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 10:55 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Time to do the right thing for our veterans A Labour government will adopt the Law Commission’s recommendation to ensure all war veterans are eligible for a Veteran’s Pension, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

Laws for enforcing not trading off

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 11:53 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The idea that a Government department can give a nod and a wink to traders that it won’t enforce shop trading laws and for a Government MP to then claim it as grounds for a review of the law is another act of third world shonkiness from National, Labour’s ... More >>

Public servant is owed an apology

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 11:29 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Nigel Fyfe is owed an apology from the State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie and Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully, says Labour's State Services spokesperson, Maryan Street. More >>

Kiwis still paying too much for ACC

Monday, 21 April 2014, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwis are still paying too much for ACC so that the National Government can balance its books, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More >>

Collins’ memory recovery raises further concern

Monday, 21 April 2014, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Judith Collins sudden memory of briefing the New Zealand Ambassador to China about her dinner with a Chinese border official and her husband's fellow Oravida directors raises further concerns about exactly what was discussed, Labour MP Grant Robertson ... More >>

Power prices soar on the eve of winter

Monday, 21 April 2014, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

On the eve of winter as New Zealanders are turning on their heaters, power prices have soared sky high, Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer says. More >>

MP to attend progressive politics conference

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 5:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour MP Grant Robertson will attend the Progressive Governance conference in Amsterdam later this week. More >>

Storm fans fire service commitment

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Storm fans fire service commitment Further damage from the huge storm that battered the West Coast was prevented by the great work of our volunteer Fire Service and locals will be extremely grateful, Labour’s MP for West Coast-Tasman Damien O’Connor ... More >>

Ka Mate, Ka Mate

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Ka Mate, Ka Mate Labour is pleased to support action which will give proper recognition to the now famous Haka 'Ka Mate Ka Mate', said Labour’s Maori Development spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Time for Ryall to fix mistakes and help families

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Time for Ryall to fix mistakes and help families Families who won a long and lengthy court battle for financial help to support their disabled daughters and sons are now facing a new battle with health system bureaucracy and need the Health Minister's ... More >>

Workers can kiss goodbye to Easter Sunday off

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s decision to “reprioritise” scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson ... More >>

Smith sells state P-houses to first home buyers

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 11:05 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith must reassure worried first home buyers that any Housing NZ houses sold under his First Home policy will be tested for P contamination after revelations that three out of seven properties sold in Wanganui tested positive for methamphetamine, ... More >>

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 >>

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