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Andrew Little: Statement on John Key’s resignation

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“John Key has served New Zealand generously and with dedication. Although we may have had our policy differences over the years, I respect the Prime Minister’s decision to stand down. More >>

Positive plan secures victory

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 10:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The victory of Labour’s newest MP, Michael Wood, in Mt Roskill is the result of a well-organised campaign run with honesty and integrity, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “I congratulate Michael Wood on his great victory. He will be a strong ... More >>

Wave of support for Kiwibuild continues to grow

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Apartment builder Ockham Residential has become the latest voice to call for the government to build affordable homes for Kiwi families to buy, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

‘Exemplar’ Māori Land Court under siege

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Māori Land Court, hailed as an “exemplar” by the Ministry of Justice chief executive and Secretary, Andrew Bridgman is under siege by the Government through Māori land reforms and a Ministry restructure, says Labour’s Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP ... More >>

CYF reforms ignoring whānau based solution

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

When approximately 60 per cent of children in state care are Māori processes need to change in favour of whānau, hapū and iwi solutions, said Labour’s Whānau Ora spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Parata’s spin can’t hide cuts to early childhood education

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

No amount of spin from Hekia Parata can hide the fact that per-child funding for early childhood education has been steadily decreasing under the National government, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Hip and knees surgery takes a tumble

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The statistics for hip and knee electives under this Government make depressing reading, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King. More >>

Homeownership out of reach of middle New Zealand

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

35% of New Zealanders now live in places where the average house costs over a million dollars, and it’s killing the Kiwi dream of owning your own place, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Nats will jump at chance to vote for KiwiBuild Bill

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National will welcome the chance to vote for a real solution to the housing crisis after their many, many failed attempts, says Labour MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis. More >>

Opportunity for parties to back Kiwi-made and Kiwi jobs

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 10:26 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The First Reading in Parliament today of his Our Work, Our Future Bill is a chance for political parties to ensure the government buys Kiwi-made more often and backs Kiwi jobs, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Solid Energy must open the drift

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Solid Energy is showing no moral spine and should not have any legal right to block re-entry into the Pike River drift, says Damien O’Connor MP for West Coast-Tasman. More >>

20,000 at risk students “missing”

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A briefing to the Minister of Education reveals 20,000 at-risk students can’t be found, undermining claims by Hekia Parata that a new funding model would ensure additional funding reached students identified as at-risk, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

20,000 at risk students “missing”

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A briefing to the Minister of Education reveals 20,000 at-risk students can’t be found, undermining claims by Hekia Parata that a new funding model would ensure additional funding reached students identified as at-risk, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

Crime continues to rise

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Overall crime is up five per cent and the Government just doesn’t seem to care, says Labour’s Police Spokesperson Stuart Nash. More >>

Treasury fritters $10 million on failed state house sell off

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Treasury has wasted $10 million in two years on the National Government's flawed state house sell off programme, including nearly $5.5 million on consultants, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Skilled migrant wages plummeting under National

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Wages have plummeted for people with skilled migrant visas working in low-skilled occupations, driving down wages for workers in a number of industries, says Labour’s Immigration Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

Child abuse apology needed

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government's failure to act on recommendations from Judge Henwood, based on years of work by the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service (CLAS) will further undermine any faith victims may have put into the process, says Labour’s Children’s ... More >>

Reserve Bank again highlights National's housing failure

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:59 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s failure to deal with the housing crisis in New Zealand is once again being exposed by the Reserve Bank today, in a scathing assessment of the Government’s response, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson More >>

National: Fails to achieve

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:40 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The ineffectiveness of the National Government’s approach to schooling has been highlighted by the latest Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) report released overnight, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Government needs to ensure fair deal on EQC assessments

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwis affected by earthquakes might not get a fair deal if the Government pushes ahead with secret plans to let private insurers take over the assessment of claims, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods. More >>

 

 

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