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Health cuts taking toll on disability services

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Health cuts taking toll on disability services

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Health cuts taking toll on disability services The National Government must properly fund disability services after a major provider announced it will be significantly curtailing its services, says Labour’s Disability Issues Spokesperson Poto Williams. “Nine years of underfunding the sector, failing to meet even basic […]

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Every child deserves quality early childhood education

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Every child deserves quality early childhood education

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Every child deserves quality early childhood education The Labour Party today reaffirmed its commitments to properly fund quality early childhood education and ensure that all teachers working in early childhood centres are appropriately qualified and registered, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “Every child deserves […]

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MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces Splits and divisions over crucial policy matters like RMA reform and Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill reveal an already unstable MANA-Māori alliance which is obviously falling to pieces, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri. “Hone Harawira today launched a brutal attack […]

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Jones Bill back before Jones

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Jones Bill back before Jones

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Jones Bill back before Jones The Bill originally drafted by Shane Jones and designed to help media access government information is back in Parliament before the man, says Labour’s Shadow Attorney General David Parker. “My Members’ Bill was drawn today and I inherited it from […]

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Government squabbling a bad sign

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government squabbling a bad sign

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government squabbling a bad sign The squabbling between National and its support parties over RMA reform is a worrying sign of instability in government, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “David Seymour and Peter Dunne have called National’s RMA reforms a ‘quagmire’, blaming Nick […]

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RBNZ Governor’s warning shows need for KiwiBuild

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on RBNZ Governor’s warning shows need for KiwiBuild

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: RBNZ Governor’s warning shows need for KiwiBuild National needs to listen to the Reserve Bank Governor’s warning that too few houses are being built and adopt Labour’s KiwiBuild plan, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Just two weeks ago, National blocked a Labour Bill that […]

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Dunedin Hospital petitions come to Parliament

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Dunedin Hospital petitions come to Parliament

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Dunedin Hospital petitions come to Parliament Dunedin North MP David Clark today takes two hospital rebuild petitions to Parliament: an online petition signed by 4832 people requesting the Government rebuild Dunedin Hospital, and a paper-based petition with 3350 signatories calling on the Government to begin […]

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More investment in training needed to fix housing shortage

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on More investment in training needed to fix housing shortage

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: More investment in training needed to fix housing shortage Construction firms are reporting it is harder to find skilled workers, showing the Government’s failure to invest in training is contributing to the housing crisis, says Labour’s Skills and Training spokesperson Jenny Salesa. “The construction industry […]

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New Zealand’s productivity keeps slip-sliding away

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand’s productivity keeps slip-sliding away

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand’s productivity keeps slip-sliding away The latest productivity figures from Statistics New Zealand, revealing Labour productivity fell 0.7 percent in the year ended March 2016, show Kiwis are working harder than ever before and getting less and less for their hard work, says Labour’s […]

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DHBs are in a deepening financial hole

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on DHBs are in a deepening financial hole

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: DHBs are in a deepening financial hole New Zealand’s District Health Boards are in a financial hole with deficits deteriorating rapidly, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.   “Back in October they were forecasting that nationally DHBs deficits were going to be $55.4 million for […]

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Another bungle as Nats’ continue state house privatisation

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another bungle as Nats’ continue state house privatisation

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Another bungle as Nats’ continue state house privatisation The selling off of the tenancy operation for 2,800 former state houses in Glen Innes is just the latest step in National’s privatisation of state housing, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “It’s also National’s latest housing […]

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Labour’s Māori MPs show strength

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour’s Māori MPs show strength

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s Māori MPs show strength All of Labour’s Māori electorate members of Parliament have opted out of being on the list, says Labour’s Māori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis.   “We approached the party and asked to stay off the list as a show of strength, […]

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Māori MPs backed to win seats

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Māori MPs backed to win seats

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Māori MPs backed to win seats The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.   “We’re confident our outstanding Māori electorate MPs will win their seats. “We take nothing for […]

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Time for an economy that works for New Zealanders

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Time for an economy that works for New Zealanders

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Time for an economy that works for New Zealanders Nine years of inaction and complacency by National have left major holes in the economy that are being exploited at a cost to New Zealanders, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “On multiple fronts National’s failure […]

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Apple’s tax bill leaves sour taste for Kiwis

Published By   /  March 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Apple’s tax bill leaves sour taste for Kiwis

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Apple’s tax bill leaves sour taste for Kiwis Hard working Kiwi taxpayers have every reason to feel outraged by revelations that a massive company like Apple, with billions of dollars of New Zealand revenue, has paid no New Zealand tax over ten years, says Labour’s […]

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Halving of economic growth a worry

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Halving of economic growth a worry

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Halving of economic growth a worry National’s failure to manage the economy for the long run has been exposed by the latest GDP figures which show the rate of growth halving in one quarter, says Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson “GDP grew by only 0.4 […]

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Why it's time to change the Government: Tofik Mamedov

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Why it's time to change the Government: Tofik Mamedov

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Why it's time to change the Government: Tofik Mamedov In 1995, I arrived in Auckland from Azerbaijan. When I stepped off that plane I was 16 years old, and I was enrolled straight away at Mt Roskill Grammar despite knowing barely any English at all. […]

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Gridlock proof Nats have failed Auckland

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gridlock proof Nats have failed Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gridlock proof Nats have failed Auckland News that Aucklanders are spending the equivalent of four weeks a year – the annual leave entitlement for most working people – stuck in traffic is proof the Government has failed Auckland, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. […]

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“Muddled and “confusing” Bill must be fixed

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on “Muddled and “confusing” Bill must be fixed

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: “Muddled and “confusing” Bill must be fixed Labour supports the Children’s Commissioner’s calls for Anne Tolley’s reform of the CYFs Bill to be overhauled, says Labour’s Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern.     “Andrew Becroft called for priority around kin care to be placed back in […]

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Māori Party support RLA bill & lose credibility

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Māori Party support RLA bill & lose credibility

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Māori Party support RLA bill & lose credibility The Māori Party have lost all credibility with their support for National’s unpopular Resource Legislation Amendment Bill (RLA) which will undermine local democracy, damage regional economies and do nothing to help Māori in to desperately needed housing, […]

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