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National’s trade target ruse another promise on the never never

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on National’s trade target ruse another promise on the never never

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National’s trade target ruse another promise on the never never The Prime Minister 2030 trade target is a ruse to avoid acknowledging National’s failure to meet its election promise to lift exports from 30 per cent to 40 percent of GDP by 2025, says Labour’s Trade spokesperson […]

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Time for National to stop putting the brakes on light rail

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Time for National to stop putting the brakes on light rail

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Time for National to stop putting the brakes on light rail Aucklanders can’t wait 30 years for light rail to the airport. Labour will start building it as soon as possible, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. “The agreement between Auckland Transport and NZTA […]

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Statement re Earl Hagaman

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Statement re Earl Hagaman

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Statement re Earl Hagaman In June last year, Mr Earl and Mrs Lani Hagaman issued defamation proceedings over media statements I made about the award in September 2014 of a hotel management contract in Niue to the Scenic Hotel Group (in which they were shareholders […]

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National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Bill English, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, export, Exporters, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, smart green economy, The Issues, TPPA, Trade, value add, World Trade Organization, WTO  /  Comments Off on National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards Today’s announcement on trade by Bill English amounts to more of the same. More trade deals that will deliver increasingly modest benefits far in the future. This is a justification for their current approach, not a trade […]

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Labour opposes Point England land grab Bill

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour opposes Point England land grab Bill

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour opposes Point England land grab Bill The Government’s bid to take 11 hectares of public reserve land at Pt England for housing is a short-sighted, ill-advised land grab that flies in the face of the local community’s wishes, says Labour’s Housing and Auckland Issues […]

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Our Budget Responsibility Rules: Unpacked

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Our Budget Responsibility Rules: Unpacked

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Our Budget Responsibility Rules: Unpacked We want an economy that works for all New Zealanders, which allows us to invest in housing, health, and education. And that means one that is run responsibly, fairly and within our means. With that in mind, we’ve set out […]

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Labour and Greens commit to rules for responsible financial management

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour and Greens commit to rules for responsible financial management

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour and Greens commit to rules for responsible financial management The Labour Party and the Green Party have agreed to Budget Responsibility Rules, which will provide the foundation for sound fiscal management after the election. “New Zealanders rightly demand of their government that they carefully […]

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One in Six Kiwis can’t afford to see a GP

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on One in Six Kiwis can’t afford to see a GP

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: One in Six Kiwis can’t afford to see a GP New research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal reveals a staggering 25 per cent of adults are not able to get the primary health care they need, 16.5% of which missed out on […]

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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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Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, amazon, apple, avoidance, BEPS, diverted profits tax, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Facebook, Google, Green Party, multinationals, Opposition News, Politics, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals Death and taxes. It is said that you can’t escape them. But some corporations can and do. There has been an outcry over multinationals like Apple avoiding tax in New Zealand. Matt Nippert at the NZ Herald has […]

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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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Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Climate, Climate Change, cross-party, Environment & Resource Management, Globe-NZ, Green Party, net zero, Opposition News, Politics, Sustainability, vivid economics  /  Comments Off on Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate On Tuesday evening, I hosted the launch in the Beehive Theatrette of a report which could prove to be a game-changer in the long and somewhat agonised saga that is New Zealand’s policy debate on climate. Present […]

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Gareth Hughes: Massive Taxpayer Oil Liability Revealed

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Massive Taxpayer Oil Liability Revealed

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Massive Taxpayer Oil Liability Revealed Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 12:32 GARETH HUGHES (Green) to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Firstly, happy 32nd wedding anniversary today. Can she confirm that the Crown is liable for 42 to 48 percent of […]

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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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Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, pasifika, pasifika greens, Pasifika students, poet, poetry, Politics, Society & Culture, Teresia Teaiwa, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa It was with deep sadness that we learned on Tuesday about the death of Teresia Teaiwa; a wonderful academic, poet, activist and leader across the Pacific. The Green Party is reeling from the loss of this champion for human rights, justice, […]

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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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