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Government ignored advice on Pacific people’s superannuation

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government ignored advice on Pacific people’s superannuation

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government ignored advice on Pacific people’s superannuation The Government ignored advice from the Ministry of Pacific Peoples that raising the Superannuation age of eligibility would have a ‘disproportionately high impact’ on Pacific people, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Aupito William Sio.   “The Ministry […]

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Labour to invest in public transport for Greater Christchurch

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour to invest in public transport for Greater Christchurch

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour to invest in public transport for Greater Christchurch Labour will commit $100m in capital investment for public transport in Greater Christchurch, including commuter rail from Rolleston to the CBD, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “As the rebuild progresses, there are huge opportunities […]

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Government must apologise for Christchurch schools stuff-up

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government must apologise for Christchurch schools stuff-up

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government must apologise for Christchurch schools stuff-up The Ombudsman’s findings that the Ministry of Education botched the reorganisation of Christchurch schools after the 2011 earthquake are damning for an under-fire National Government, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “The Ombudsman has found the reorganisation of […]

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Government’s multinational tax measures weak

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government’s multinational tax measures weak

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government’s multinational tax measures weak The Government’s proposals to crack down on multinational tax avoidance, by its own admission only recovering one third of the missing money, means hardworking Kiwis will bear more of the tax burden, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood. “The Government […]

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PM’s leadership in question over Barclay affair

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM’s leadership in question over Barclay affair

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: PM’s leadership in question over Barclay affair The Prime Minister must belatedly show some leadership and compel Todd Barclay to front up to the Police, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “Twice today Bill English has been found wanting in this matter. “First, Newsroom revealed that […]

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Another memory lapse by Coleman?

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another memory lapse by Coleman?

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Another memory lapse by Coleman? The Minister of Health ‘couldn’t recall’ whether the Director General of Health Chai Chuah offered his resignation over the Budget funding fiasco involving the country’s District Health Boards, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. “In the House today Jonathan Coleman […]

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Bill English needs to come clean over Barclay

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill English needs to come clean over Barclay

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bill English needs to come clean over Barclay Bill English needs to explain why he failed to be upfront with the public over the actions of Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay, following revelations that he knew about the secretly recorded conversations in the MP’s electorate office, […]

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Minister, show some backbone and front up and debate

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister, show some backbone and front up and debate

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Minister, show some backbone and front up and debate Rather than accusing critics of his Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill of telling ‘lies’, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell should show some backbone and front up to a debate on the issue, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP […]

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Nats’ HAM-fisted housing crisis denial

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats’ HAM-fisted housing crisis denial

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nats’ HAM-fisted housing crisis denial National’s decision to knowingly release a flawed Housing Affordability Measure that underestimates the cost of housing is the latest evidence of their housing crisis denial, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Five years in the making, and HAM is another […]

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New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry New footage of the Pike River Mine deep inside the operation, revealing no fire damage or signs of an inferno, provides a compelling reason to grant the families of Pike River’s victims their wish to re-enter […]

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Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses

Published By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses The next Labour-led Government will legislate a Warrant of Fitness based on tough minimum standards to clean out slum boarding houses, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “It’s not acceptable for New Zealanders in the 21st Century […]

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What people are saying about our immigration policy

Published By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on What people are saying about our immigration policy

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: What people are saying about our immigration policy On Monday, Labour announced our immigration policy. Our country is built on immigration and we’ll always welcome migrants, but after nine years of neglect under National, we need to take a breather while we invest in building […]

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Urgent answers needed on DHB funding

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Urgent answers needed on DHB funding

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Urgent answers needed on DHB funding Jonathan Coleman must come clean and answer questions about what actual funding DHBs received in Budget 2017, says Labour Health Spokesperson David Clark. “Sources have revealed that Jonathan Coleman has stuffed up the funding allocations for District Health Boards. […]

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Treasury puts Māori Land Service on red alert

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Treasury puts Māori Land Service on red alert

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Treasury puts Māori Land Service on red alert A damning Treasury report raises serious questions about the delivery of Te Ururoa Flavell’s proposed Māori Land Service, giving it a ‘red’ rating which indicates major issues with the project, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri.  “Treasury’s Interim […]

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Economy stalling after nine years of National’s complacency

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Economy stalling after nine years of National’s complacency

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Economy stalling after nine years of National’s complacency The second successive quarterly fall in per person growth shows the need for a fresh approach to give all New Zealanders a fair share in prosperity, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Data released by Statistics New […]

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Kiwi kids deserve much more

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Kiwi kids deserve much more

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwi kids deserve much more All Kiwi kids deserve so much more than the impoverished picture painted by the shameful rankings provided by the UNICEF Innocenti Report Card, says Labour’s children spokesperson Jacinda Ardern. “After nine years of National, New Zealand ranks near the bottom […]

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English must confirm we still stand by our principles on UN resolution

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on English must confirm we still stand by our principles on UN resolution

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: English must confirm we still stand by our principles on UN resolution Bill English must tell New Zealand whether we remain in support of the UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “After Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry […]

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Māori party drop the poi on Māori health

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Māori party drop the poi on Māori health

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Māori party drop the poi on Māori health The Māori Party have dropped the poi when it comes to supporting Ngati Whakaue and Māori interests in Bay of Plenty by allowing an iwi owned and operated service Te Hunga Manaaki to be brushed aside in […]

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Labour to invest in Whanganui River infrastructure

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour to invest in Whanganui River infrastructure

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour to invest in Whanganui River infrastructure Labour will work in partnership with the Whanganui Council to repair and redevelop the city’s Port precinct in advance of planned economic development and expansion. To enable Whanganui’s plans, Labour will commit $3m in matching funding for repairing […]

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Time for change

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Time for change

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Time for change I was born here in Wellington, one of six kids, brewed in two batches. I was almost five when I became a big sister to what would eventually be three younger brothers. I was less than pleased. Eventually though, I came around, […]

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