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Far right US politics not the answer

Performance pay for teachers has repeatedly failed in the United States and it has no place in New Zealand, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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Labour pledges to build on Gisborne’s strength

Labour is poised to inject up to $20 million into the Gisborne economy to enable the construction of a plant for prefabricated building materials, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

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National doubles down on qualification double up embarrassment

 News that one in five of the people enrolling in Youth Guarantee already hold qualifications at the level they’re enrolling in highlights the failure of the scheme to reach the disengaged young people it was set up to assist, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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New Zealand can do better than Joyce’s jumble

New Finance Minister Steven Joyce has failed his first test with an uninspiring and empty effort in his first major speech, Grant Robertson Labour Finance Spokesperson said. 

“This was the opportunity for Steven Joyce to give New Zealanders some hope that he had a plan for how they can get ahead. Instead we get a jumble of tired statistics and vague ideas.

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Māori will miss out on RMA overhaul

Māori will miss out if National’s highly unpopular Resource Management Act overhaul is supported by the Māori Party, says Labour’s Local Government spokesperson Meka Whaitiri.

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English needs to show some leadership on Pike River

A stop to sealing work is only the first step, physical re-entry is feasible, safe, and needed to get justice for the Pike families, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.

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Child-first policies needed to combat entrenched poverty

The Children’s Commissioner has supported a call from Labour for a child-first approach to policies in order to address persistent and entrenched child poverty, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.

“Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft appeared today at the Social Services Select Committee where he advocated for a more child-centred approach in all policy areas in order to address child poverty.

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Cadbury closure huge blow to Dunedin

News today that Mondelez intends to close Cadbury’s manufacturing plant in Dunedin is a devastating blow for Dunedin, local Labour MPs David Clark and Clare Curran say.

“The loss of 362 jobs is shattering for the people working there and for the city. I have visited the factory many times and appreciated the warm welcome, kind hospitality, and good cheer of the staff,” says David Clark.  

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Aged Care inquiry arrives in Levin

 Grey Power, Labour, and the Greens continue their joint investigation in Levin tomorrow into how elderly New Zealanders are being cared for, says Labour’s spokesperson on Health Annette King. 

“It’s clear from our first meeting in Takaka last week, which over 50 people attended, that many people are concerned at the care available to older New Zealanders.

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Nick Smith’s ‘building boom’ just ‘alternative facts’

New analysis shows Nick Smith’s claim of a record building boom is just the desperate use of ‘alternative facts’ to confuse the public and deflect criticism, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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