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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Democracy denied – Labour’s saddest failing

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

Labour’s most tragic failing to date has largely flown under the media radar: to reinstate the right of prisoners to vote. Labour’s inaction is made worse in the knowledge that it would have taken little effort and very little cost to undertake.

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Andrew Little confirms Pike River Mine Drift re-entry plan to proceed

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  35 Comments

The Pike River Mine Drift will be re-entered, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little announced today. “I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa – Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little. […]

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Funding for Ngāpuhi hapū hui – Andrew Little

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Funding for Ngāpuhi hapū hui – Andrew Little

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little has announced funding support for Ngāpuhi hapū to consider their Treaty settlement progress. “The funding is to enable hapū to hold hui to consider the evolved mandate negotiation structure and provide feedback to my office,” says Andrew Little. “Eight public hui have been successfully held in Te […]

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Labour bids farewell to General Secretary – Labour

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The New Zealand Labour Party’s General Secretary, Andrew Kirton, has today announced he is moving on from his role with the party to take up a senior position with Air New Zealand in August. Labour Party President Nigel Haworth, said: “Andrew has been a first class General Secretary and he will be deeply missed. “As […]

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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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