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Quality for Kiwi kids at ECE

Friday, 14 July 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Quality for Kiwi kids at ECE After more than a decade of rapid growth in the number of children participating in Early Childhood Education (ECE), it’s time to take stock and map out a clear plan for the future, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

Labour to boost ECE quality

Friday, 14 July 2017, 11:25 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will ensure kids get the best start in life by boosting funding for Early Childhood Centres to employ 100 per cent qualified and registered teachers, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Labour will provide a million dollars for Maniototo Hospital

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:03 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour led Government will make a million dollars available to rebuild the Maniototo Base hospital in Ranfurly, says the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

No vision for the West Coast

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

No vision for the West Coast The West Coast welcomes any Government investment in our region but the lack of any real alternative vision for the West Coast’s economy is disappointing, says Damien O’Connor Labour’s West Coast-Tasman MP. “The ... More >>

National’s youth work scheme too little, too late

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

After nine years, National’s belated attempt to provide work opportunities for unemployed youth should be seen for what it is, a half-hearted, election gimmick from a party that’s ignored the problem till now, says Leader of the Opposition ... More >>

Kiwis won’t fall for Joyce’s spin

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce’s embarrassingly obvious spin on Labour’s Families Package won’t fool anyone, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Labour prioritises families and public services

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Families Package delivers a bigger income boost to more than 70 per cent of families with children than Budget 2017. By not spending $1.5 billion a year on tax cuts, Labour is able to do more for lower and middle income families and people ... More >>

Kiwis can’t sleep in your ghost houses, Nick

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 11:41 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s housing infrastructure announcement is another Nick Smith special – over-promising with no detail on delivery, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Dr Gaurav Sharma selected

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 11:34 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Party list candidate, Dr Gaurav Sharma, has been selected as the Hamilton West candidate for the 2017 General Election. More >>

Labour helps older NZers and low income families with winter

Monday, 10 July 2017, 6:34 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour helps older New Zealanders and low income families with winter heating bills Labour will further boost its commitment to warm, healthy housing with a Winter Energy Payment for superannuitants and people receiving main benefits, says Leader of the ... More >>

Annette King to deliver sixth Dame Dorothy Fraser Lecture

Monday, 10 July 2017, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Media release Dame Dorothy Fraser Lecture will celebrate achievements of women in politics Tomorrow the sixth annual Dame Dorothy Fraser Lecture will continue the strong tradition of honouring the late Dame Dorothy Fraser by highlighting the achievements ... More >>

Tamati Coffey To Minister's Admission Of Ture Whenua Reforms

Friday, 7 July 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Response of Waiariki Labour Candidate, Tamati Coffey to Maori Development Minister, Te Ururoa Flavell's recent admission that the Ture Whenua Reforms will not make it through parliament prior to the election date. More >>

National must rule out retrospective override for Ruataniwha

Friday, 7 July 2017, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National must rule out retrospective override for Ruataniwha National must categorically rule out using retrospective legislation to override the Supreme Court’s decision that the land swap of conservation land flooded by the proposed Ruataniwha Dam was ... More >>

Flavell’s failure a win for Māori landowners

Friday, 7 July 2017, 10:55 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Māori Development Minister’s admission that his unpopular Ture Whenua Māori Bill won’t pass into law prior to the election is a victory for Māori landowners, but only a change of government will keep the Bill gone for good, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti ... More >>

Systemic abuse of kids in state care

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

After admitting there was systemic abuse of children in State care the Government must do the right thing and launch an independent inquiry, says Labour’s Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Stats confirm growing housing shortfall

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s failure to fix the housing shortage has been starkly illustrated by new statistics, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Migrant worker exploitation needs sharper focus

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The astonishing number of employers found guilty of exploiting migrants shows that migrant exploitation is a serious problem in New Zealand, says Labour Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

Minister faces questions over dam debacle

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s Supreme Court ruling dismissing an appeal to allow a land swap for the controversial Ruataniwha Dam is a victory for our conservation estate and Hawke’s Bay ratepayers, but leaves the Conservation Minister with serious questions to answer, ... More >>

Too little too late on Wellington housing

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 10:08 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The announcement today on social housing in Wellington by the National Government is a pitiful and cynical election ploy, says Labour’s Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson. More >>

Foreign trusts wilt in the sunlight

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The fact that the numbers of foreign trusts registered in New Zealand has plummeted after the Government’s belated and reluctant imposition of a new reporting regime, in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal, shows the need for a transparent, searchable ... More >>

   

 

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