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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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National killed the radio station

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Broadcasting, Democracy, dunedin, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Media, Opposition News, Politics, Public broadcasting, public service broadcasting, Radio New Zealand, Radio NZ, RNZ  /  Comments Off on National killed the radio station

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National killed the radio station The Buggles song ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ probably isn’t the best comparison but National’s anti-public broadcasting ideology is slowing starving our only public broadcaster, RNZ. As it once again demonstrated over the recent earthquakes, it’s a national treasure that […]

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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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When the glue that holds our society together starts failing

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, The Issues  /  Comments Off on When the glue that holds our society together starts failing

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: When the glue that holds our society together starts failing I visited the Whitireia Community Law Centre in Porirua last week and spent an hour with three of their staff and heard about how difficult things are. They are a drop in service, with no […]

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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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No one happy with Smith’s GE vision

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, GE, GE Free, GMO, GMO food, Green Party, Opposition News, organic, organic farms, organics, Politics  /  Comments Off on No one happy with Smith’s GE vision

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No one happy with Smith’s GE vision Environment Minister Nick Smith wants to bully us into accepting GE plants into New Zealand using bad law, unproven claims about productivity, and emotional spin on cancer treatment research. Instead of trashing our overseas reputation, we should be […]

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178 schools are library-free zones

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Books, Education, Government funding, Green Party, libraries, Opposition News, Politics, school libraries, schools  /  Comments Off on 178 schools are library-free zones

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: 178 schools are library-free zones At the beginning of the school year, I heard that Houghton Valley School had to ask parents if anyone had a caravan to use as a library because the school didn’t have space. Schools are under so much pressure to make ends […]

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Crack down on dirty money

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, apple, Crime, drug money, Economy, Work, & Welfare, FATF, foreign trust, Green Party, Money laundering, multi-national tax evasion, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues, weak laws, white collar crime  /  Comments Off on Crack down on dirty money

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Crack down on dirty money There was widespread applause when a Transparency International report rated New Zealand equal highest in the world for financial integrity, but the report was derived from a series of ‘expert ratings’ and should not used be an excuse for complacency. […]

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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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Is Anne Tolley competent to be Minister of Social Development?

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, CYF, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Social Development, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Is Anne Tolley competent to be Minister of Social Development?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Is Anne Tolley competent to be Minister of Social Development? It has been a full-on topsy turvy week. I have seen the Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley lose control over what is happening in her portfolio, and I just don’t see her as having […]

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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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Rallying for clean water

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, river, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Rallying for clean water

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Rallying for clean water This week people all over the country took to the streets to support clean water. There were rallies held from Whangarei to Invercargill. Everywhere people were calling for clean water rather than letting companies export our fresh water without paying for it. The […]

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Walking the walk on the Living Wage

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, auckland university, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fair pay, Green Party, Housing, living wage, Opposition News, Politics, Tertiary Education, TEU, Union  /  Comments Off on Walking the walk on the Living Wage

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Walking the walk on the Living Wage 1200 staff from the University of Auckland are stopping work today – calling on the Vice-Chancellor to offer union members a fair and equitable increase in pay. We’re really supportive of this effort and the work that the […]

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Gareth Hughes: Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill – Third reading

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill – Third reading

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill – Third reading Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 13:50 I think I just made it. Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. I rise to […]

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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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