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Labour Manifesto Prioritises Plan For Recovery

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party Manifesto sets the ongoing COVID recovery as the top priority for Government. More >>

Jacinda Ardern Speech To Wellington Labour Party Rally

Monday, 12 October 2020, 5:58 am | New Zealand Labour Party

E ngā mana E ngā reo E ngā tangata whenua o Te Whanganui-a-Tara, tēnā koutou E tika ana te korero Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi He toa takitini kē Nō rēira tātou e huihui mai nei Ka Hoake Tonu Tātou I want you to imagine the year 2030. ... More >>

Labour Will Boost Rural Connectivity

Saturday, 10 October 2020, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New $60 million infrastructure fund for capacity and backhaul upgrades to boost connectivity $10 million for radio spectrum for rural connectivity Digital connectivity is more important than ever as New Zealand makes a successful economic recovery from ... More >>

Law And Order Reform Focused On Wellbeing

Friday, 9 October 2020, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The long-term project to reduce offending and improve rehabilitation will continue under Labour with a commitment to keep our communities safe through smarter law and order initiatives. More >>

Labour Commits To Stronger Protection For Our Native Kauri

Friday, 9 October 2020, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will protect our iconic native kauri by rolling out a National Pest Management Plan, the strongest form of protection under the Biosecurity Act, to combat kauri dieback disease. More >>

Labour’s Next Steps To Reduce Climate Emissions

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will phase out fossil fuels in process heat by preventing installation of new low and medium temperature coal-fired boilers Decarbonise the public transport bus fleet by 2035 Support agricultural climate change research programmes Labour ... More >>

Leaked Email Reveals Chaos In National

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 10:37 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A leaked email from National MP Denise Lee which reveals Judith Collins made up on the hoof a policy to review the Auckland Council and labelled it a "highly problematic idea", a "nightmare" and "another working group", ... More >>

Over $7 Billion Of Infrastructure Investment In The South Island Key To Labour’s Economic Plan

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 8:36 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Jacinda Ardern Labour Leader MP for Mt Albert Grant Robertson Finance spokesperson The Labour Party will continue to build on its strong record of investment in infrastructure in the South Island to create economic stimulus and jobs. “The impacts of COVID-19 ... More >>

Labour Takes Pride In Rainbow Policies

Monday, 5 October 2020, 6:18 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Ban conversion therapy Invest $4 million in existing Rainbow youth mental health services Ensure healthcare is responsive to the needs of trans, intersex and gender diverse people Work with schools to provide gender neutral bathrooms Review adoption ... More >>

National’s Reckless Housing Policy Will Take New Zealand Backwards

Monday, 5 October 2020, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s promises on housing will take New Zealand back to the 1990s, says Labour Housing Spokesperson Megan Woods. “National commitments to sell off state houses, remove restrictions on property speculation, and roll back protections for tenants ... More >>

National-ACT Botched Budget A Risk To Recovery

Monday, 5 October 2020, 11:32 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Reports today that ACT has joined National in having major mistakes and gaps in its alternative Budget highlights how unprepared the Opposition is for Government and the risks that a National-ACT coalition would pose to New Zealand’s economic recovery, ... More >>

Healthy Homes And Hearts In Rheumatic Fever Initiative

Sunday, 4 October 2020, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Expand the Healthy Homes initiative for housing basics like heaters, curtains, bedding and floor covering Strengthen healthy home compliance and enforcement efforts by Tenancy Services A national register to actively track and treat rheumatic fever ... More >>

Now’s Not The Time To Slow Down, Let’s Keep Moving - Labour Launches New TV Ad

Sunday, 4 October 2020, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has launched a new television ad for the final two weeks of the 2020 campaign, highlighting New Zealand’s successful fight against COVID-19 and the progress that is at stake in this election, Labour Campaign Chair Megan Woods says. “With early ... More >>

National’s Unaffordable Promises Piling Up

Saturday, 3 October 2020, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s campaign is stumbling along as a set of unfunded, ad-hoc announcements which will mean higher debt or more cuts to services like health and education, Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson says. “The more National keeps announcing ... More >>

Labour Keeps Housing Sector Moving

Friday, 2 October 2020, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Five-point plan to maintain construction momentum during COVID-19: Residential Development Response Fund Continuing to deliver more than 18,000 public houses Continuing to support first home buyers Construction Sector Accord Removing barriers to building ... More >>

Faster, Cheaper Planning Laws Will Protect Environment

Friday, 2 October 2020, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Jacinda Ardern Labour Leader MP for Mt Albert David Parker Environment Spokesperson Labour List MP   Repeal and replace the Resource Management Act Deliver better outcomes for natural and urban environments Create jobs through fast-track ... More >>

National’s Wage Subsidy Policy Will Hurt Business Confidence

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s new suggestion that it will look to take money from companies that used the wage subsidy legitimately will send shockwaves through the business community, Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson says. “Judith Collins’ indication ... More >>

A Fair Price For Groceries And Building Supplies

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will initiate two new market studies to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair price for groceries and building supplies as the economy recovers from Covid-19. More >>

Labour Releases Responsible, Costed Fiscal Plan

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 11:05 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s fiscal plan for the next term will continue a strong track record of managing the books carefully while putting aside money for dealing with COVID-19 and protecting services like health and education, Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson ... More >>

National In Fiscal Freefall

Monday, 28 September 2020, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

More spending promises by National today would make even the Fyre Festival organisers blush, Labour MP Chris Hipkins said. “Following a series of well-publicised fiscal blunders by Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith, National keeps doubling down on ... More >>