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Commuter Rail for Canterbury

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tony Milne  /  2 Comments

The rebuild of Canterbury provides us with a unique opportunity to build a better city. But there is a sense that the unique opportunity is being missed and the optimism following the “share an idea” process has diminished.

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Momentum shift

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tony Milne  /  18 Comments

Despite the pleas to the contrary Dirty Politics is an election issue because it raises questions about how we conduct our politics. Elections are about trust, they are about moral and ethical leadership, they are about the kind of country we aspire to be, they are about what we value as a country.

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Opportunities for youth important for Canterbury rebuild

By   /  August 6, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tony Milne  /  3 Comments

This week Labour announced  a significant policy package to ensure that all New Zealanders under the age of 20 are in work, education or training.

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Canterbury housing crisis a moral, economic, health, education, and social failure

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tony Milne  /  4 Comments

Occasionally I come across people who don’t believe me when I say there is a housing crisis in Christchurch.

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Canterbury’s future to be democratic

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tony Milne  /  4 Comments

Labour announced that we would return decision-making to local organisations by immediately beginning to wind down CERA and cancelling its extraordinary powers.

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A better Canterbury and a better NZ

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tony Milne  /  1 Comment

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.

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All politics is local

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tony Milne  /  4 Comments

For me this is Labour values in action. Responsive to local people on local issues and then working with local people to create change that makes a tangible difference for people’s lives. Whether it’s a turning arrow or a living wage – change starts at a local level.

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