Labour’s first 100 days is going to be a busy time – we’ve got a lot to change! Kick-starting the Canterbury recovery is going to be a crucial part of those first 100 days. Labour has announced several Canterbury specific policies that put people first.
Health policy that acknowledges the additional health issues (particularly mental health) that Canterbury people are facing as a result of the earthquake.
Heritage policy that is about restoring democracy and giving power back to the people.
Housing policy that will help solve the housing crisis. For me housing is the biggest challenge facing us in Christchurch, and Labour’s bold policy in this area will make a significant difference to people’s lives.
David Cunliffe will announce more Canterbury policy this Thursday.
Labour’s other New Zealand-wide policies will also make a significance difference for Canterbury. Combined this represents a positive agenda for a better New Zealand and a better Canterbury.