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Northcote turnout continues to be huge – Labour Party

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Northcote turnout continues to be huge – Labour Party

With just a few days of early voting to go, Northcote Labour candidate Shanan Halbert is heartened by the huge voter turnout in the by-election. Based on the Electoral Commission’s statistics, the early vote turnout is 46% higher than at the same point in the 2017 General Election (7293 people have voted in the 2018 […]

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Bill wipes historic homosexual convictions – Andrew Little

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Bill wipes historic homosexual convictions – Andrew Little

The third reading of a Bill to wipe historic homosexual offences from criminal records marks the end of an historic struggle for New Zealand’s gay community says Justice Minister Andrew Little.   The Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill was created in response to a petition to Parliament in 2016 which […]

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Justice Minister moves on year and day rule – Labour Party

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Justice Minister moves on year and day rule – Labour Party

Justice Minister Hon Andrew Little’s Crimes Amendment Bill passed its first reading in Parliament today.   “The Crimes Amendment Bill updates the law by repealing three obsolete provisions in the Crimes Act which do not reflect how the criminal law should operate in today’s New Zealand.   “The year and day rule’ and spousal immunity […]

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Statement from Labour Party on harassment/drinking at event

By   /  March 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  9 Comments

The Labour Party is extremely disappointed that young people attending the Young Labour camp were exposed to highly inappropriate behavior by an individual who was also at the event. Young Labour has apologised to the young people involved. We are extremely disappointed that an incident like this happened at a Labour event and we are […]

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Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill receives first reading – Andrew Little

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill receives first reading – Andrew Little

The Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill received its first reading in Parliament today. Justice Minister Andrew Little says the Bill will help uphold the public’s confidence in the integrity of Parliament, MPs and the voting system.   “The Bill will introduce a mechanism to allow an MP’s seat to be declared vacant when that MP departs […]

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Statement Regarding Coalition Negotiations – Labour Party

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

“This morning I spoke with New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters. We will look to hold a meeting between our respective teams later this week, while we wait for special votes to be counted. “Special votes remain an important part of the process for the Labour Party with more than 380,000 votes yet to be […]

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Housing report earns Nats the red card – Labour Party

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

National’s failure to acknowledge and fix the housing crisis will be their legacy. Labour will tackle the housing crisis head-on, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Their report card shows National has let Kiwis down when it comes to ensuring there are enough houses, supporting homeownership, and making sure all our families have a healthy […]

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Does Labour’s Man In The Wairarapa Have A Gaping Gulf Betwixt Rhetoric And Reality?

By   /  September 17, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Earlier in the week, Wairarapa Labour candidate Kieran McAnulty made some pretty stirling remarks about the problems of social housing and housing affordability at a local Meet The Candidates event. He’s quoted by the Wairarapa Times-Age as stating an intent to “prioritise” sorting the present situation wherein denizens of the local Trust House social housing scheme have […]

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National’s tax cuts reckless and irresponsible – Labour Party

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

It is time for Bill English and Steven Joyce to stop the scaremongering and lies, and front up to New Zealanders about the impact of their tax cuts, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. “Bill English has no credibility on tax issues. He was the Finance Minister in a Government that increased GST after specifically […]

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Strengthening New Zealand’s identity through Labour’s media and film policy – Labour Party

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  5 Comments

Labour has today launched its media and film policy aimed at strengthening New Zealand’s identity and providing sustainability for the industry, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern.   “Labour recognises that as a nation we must be able to tell our stories, including those of our diverse communities, on multiple platforms effectively in a […]

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Nathan Guy – Out of Touch – Labour Party

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

There is no housing crisis, just a housing boom – Nathan Guy Labour candidate Rob McCann says he was shocked and disappointed when current Otaki MP Nathan Guy told a packed public meeting, hosted by the Otaki Rotary Club on Thursday, that there wasn’t a housing crisis, it was a housing boom. “I was astounded, […]

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Labour Pledges More for Whānau Ora

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Labour will strengthen the oversight of Whānau Ora and provide an extra $20 million over four years to improve outcomes for whānau and families, says Labour’s Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis. “We’ve created a new position of Whānau Ora Reviewer to enable better outcomes for whānau and ensure improved access to Whānau Ora services. “The independent […]

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Hoake Tātau! Labour launches Māori election advert

By   /  August 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Hoake Tātau! Labour launches Māori election advert

Labour has today launched its Māori election advert, encouraging Maori voters to give ‘two ticks’ to Labour.

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HAM shows country needs Labour on housing – Labour Party

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The latest Housing Affordability Measure report shows affordability dramatically worsening for Auckland first home buyers, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “After nine years of a Government that has failed to make any headway on fixing the housing crisis, New Zealand deserves better.   “The number of potential first home buyers in Auckland who have […]

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Yes to Sallies – Labour will build more state houses – Labour Party

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Salvation Army’s latest report ‘Taking Stock’ shows why New Zealand needs a Labour-led Government committed to a massive house building programme, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “When the Sallies say the country needs 2000 extra state houses a year just to stand still, it is time to sit up and listen. “They rightly […]

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New Zealanders deserve better than scaremongering over water – Labour Party

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

New Zealanders need to hear from National about how they will fund the clean-up of our rivers and lakes for future generations. Instead, National has broadened its scare-mongering, says Labour’s Water spokesperson David Parker.   “Everyone knows our water is too polluted. We know we need to stop pollution getting into our rivers and lakes, […]

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