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Why has Pike footage been hidden for so long?

Published By   /  April 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Why has Pike footage been hidden for so long?

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Why has Pike footage been hidden for so long? New footage of workers servicing a robot in the Pike River drift appears to show that going into the drift doesn’t pose the danger the Government and Solid Energy claimed, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew […]

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Nats’ housing policy fails to keep pace with population growth

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats’ housing policy fails to keep pace with population growth

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nats’ housing policy fails to keep pace with population growth Auckland got less than half the new houses it needed in the past year to keep up with record population growth, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Statistics New Zealand building consent data released today […]

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Where there’s smoke and mirrors, there’s Steven Joyce

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Where there’s smoke and mirrors, there’s Steven Joyce

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Where there’s smoke and mirrors, there’s Steven Joyce Steven Joyce’s much vaunted pre-Budget speech is simply an underwhelming response to the infrastructure deficit National has created, says Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Steven Joyce has belatedly come to the realisation that everyone else has a […]

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Time to stamp out cold, mouldy rentals

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Time to stamp out cold, mouldy rentals

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Time to stamp out cold, mouldy rentals New figures show a small number of landlords are letting down the sector by renting cold, mouldy rentals. These houses need to be brought up to a decent standard for people to live in by Andrew Little’s Healthy […]

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Time for fresh approach on immigration

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Time for fresh approach on immigration

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Time for fresh approach on immigration Latest figures showing another record year for immigration underlines the need for an urgent rethink on how this country can continue to absorb so many people, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “New Zealand needs immigrants and is all the […]

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Bring back the Mental Health Commission

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bring back the Mental Health Commission

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bring back the Mental Health Commission The People’s Mental Health Review is a much needed wake up call for the Government on mental health, says the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.   “I applaud their proposal to restore a Mental Health Commission and their call […]

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And the band played on…

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on And the band played on…

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: And the band played on… Making Amy Adams the Housing Minister five months out from the election is just the orchestra playing on as National’s Titanic housing crisis slips below the waves – along with the hopes and dreams of countless Kiwi families, says Labour’s […]

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Hotel no place for children in care

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hotel no place for children in care

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hotel no place for children in care Revelations today that a young person under the care of the Ministry For Vulnerable Children was placed in a hotel is just plain wrong – and it isn’t a one-off, says Labour’s spokesperson for Children, Jacinda Ardern. “This […]

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Maybe not, Minister? Nick Smith’s housing measure suppressed

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Maybe not, Minister? Nick Smith’s housing measure suppressed

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Maybe not, Minister? Nick Smith’s housing measure suppressed Sir Humphrey: Minister, remember the Housing Affordability Measure work you asked us to prepare back in 2012? Well, it’s ready now.Minister Smith: Oh goodie, what does it say?Sir Humphrey: Nothing.Minister Smith: Nothing?Sir Humphrey: Well, sir, you asked […]

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Inflation data shows many New Zealanders are worse off under National

Published By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Inflation data shows many New Zealanders are worse off under National

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Inflation data shows many New Zealanders are worse off under National The latest inflation data from Statistics New Zealand shows that too many New Zealanders are now worse off under the National Government, said Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson “Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) is now […]

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Another emergency housing grant blow out

Published By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another emergency housing grant blow out

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Another emergency housing grant blow out Emergency housing grants data released today show another blow out in spending on putting homeless people up in motels, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “The Government is renting motel rooms at a rate of $33 million a year. […]

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Families struggle as hardship grants increase

Published By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Families struggle as hardship grants increase

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Families struggle as hardship grants increase The considerable increase in hardship grants shows that more and more Kiwi families are struggling to put food on the table and pay for basic schooling, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. “The latest quarterly benefit figures released […]

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More tinkering, no leadership from Nats on immigration

Published By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on More tinkering, no leadership from Nats on immigration

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: More tinkering, no leadership from Nats on immigration National’s latest tinkering with the immigration system is another attempt to create the appearance of action without actually doing anything meaningful, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “New Zealand is richer for immigration, but our public […]

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Suicide figures make for grim reading

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Suicide figures make for grim reading

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Suicide figures make for grim reading The 506 suspected suicides of Kiwis who have been in the care of mental health services in the last four years show that these services are under severe stress, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.   “If you do […]

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Pay equity deal a victory for determination and unions

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pay equity deal a victory for determination and unions

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Pay equity deal a victory for determination and unions The pay equity settlement revealed today for around 55,000 low-paid workers was hard-won by a determined Kristine Bartlett backed by her union, up against sheer Government resistance to paying Kiwis their fair share, says Labour Leader […]

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DHB’s forced to make tough choices

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on DHB’s forced to make tough choices

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: DHB’s forced to make tough choices The Minister of Health today admitted that the country’s District Health Boards were having to spend more than their ring fenced expenditure on Mental Health, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.   “The situation is serious with Capital and […]

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Nats break emergency housing pledge – deliver just five more places

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats break emergency housing pledge – deliver just five more places

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nats break emergency housing pledge – deliver just five more places Despite National’s promises of 2,200 emergency housing beds, just 737 were provided in the March Quarter, an increase of only five from six months earlier, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “We have an […]

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Social data security review too little, too late

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Social data security review too little, too late

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Social data security review too little, too late The independent review into the Ministry of Social Development’s individual client level data IT system is too little, too late, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. “The Minister of Social Development has finally seen some sense […]

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More questions raised on CERA conflicts

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on More questions raised on CERA conflicts

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: More questions raised on CERA conflicts With the admission that three more former CERA staff members are under suspicion of not appropriately managing conflicts of interest related to the Canterbury rebuild, it’s imperative that CERA’s successor organisation Ōtākaro fronts up to Parliamentary questions, says Labour’s […]

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Labour to tackle Hutt housing crisis

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour to tackle Hutt housing crisis

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour to tackle Hutt housing crisis Labour will build a mix of 400 state houses and affordable KiwiBuild homes in the Hutt Valley in its first term in government to tackle the housing crisis there, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “Housing in the […]

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