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Bring it on - we're ready to fight for what matters to Kiwis

Today’s confirmation of the General Election date of 23 September brings New Zealand one step closer to electing a new government that will give hope to all those left behind by National, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

“Bring it on – we’re ready and raring to go so we can change the Government and build a better New Zealand.

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Stats show Nats not delivering fair share to middle New Zealand

Rising unemployment and stagnant wages show that many New Zealanders are missing out on the benefits of economic growth, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.

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Digital plan to unlock Dunedin’s potential

Labour will ensure all New Zealand’s regions have a chance to thrive, beginning with the establishment of a new Centre of Digital Excellence to be based in Dunedin, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

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Mortgage debt hits record levels as rates rise

National’s housing crisis has saddled families with record mortgage debt as interest rates start to rise. Building affordable homes is more important now than ever, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Time for Bennett to stop crime rising

 New Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Police Paula Bennett must properly resource Police to tackle rising crime with new figures showing crime rising by four per cent in 2016, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash.

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Lack of diversity is hurting Kiwi economy

 The latest yearly overseas trade figures to December 2016, showing two consecutive annual falls in the value of New Zealand’s exports, shows the Government is still failing to provide the leadership necessary to diversify our economy, says Labour’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson David Clark. 

“Nearly a billion dollars was wiped off the value of New Zealand’s meat exports in 2016, leading to another $3 billion deficit in annual trade.

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Where is Bill English on Trump Muslim ban?

Once again Bill English is missing in action when he should be showing leadership and condemning President Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

“We really shouldn’t be surprised. The Prime Minister is already running scared from Waitangi, he refused to meet with the Pike River families, he won’t defend National in Mt Albert and now is silent on this appalling treatment of vulnerable men, women and children.

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Immigration Report Glosses Over Big Issues

The New Zealand Initiative’s immigration report The New New Zealanders glosses over some of the key immigration challenges that our nation is facing says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway

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Education chickens come home to roost

 Rather than address critical teacher shortages the National Government have made them worse by cutting one of the few programmes that aims to recruit people to the profession, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.


"Since they took office, National has stripped over $6 million out of the Teach NZ programme, which aims to ensure an adequate supply of teachers in schools and early childhood services.

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Salas mourned

Labour mourns the passing of Dame Laurie Salas, a tireless advocate for peace issues, for social justice and human rights for all, says Ruth Dyson.

 “No one involved in any of these issues over the last 60 years will not be familiar with her work. She was an inspiration to many and a clear voice in often cluttered environments.

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