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It's time to join our movement

My name is Selvi Balasubramaniam, and I’m a Sri Lankan Tamil from Auckland who’s been calling Wellington my home for a year and a half now.

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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 more homes and more infrastructure. 

Since Andrew Little made the announcement, we've been flooded with supportive messages about our fresh approach. Here are some of the people and groups who've come out in support of our plan:

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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.

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It’s time to change the Government

I spent my early years in Invercargill. It was a great place to grow up, and our neighbourhood had a really strong sense of community.

But when I was ten years old, my mum, brother and I moved up to Christchurch.

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Why New Zealand can't afford National's Budget bribe

Health, housing, and education. Those are New Zealanders’ priorities, and today New Zealanders needed a Budget that would get those basics right.

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FACT CHECK: National's pre-Budget email

Yesterday, in advance of today’s Budget, Bill English sent out an email to his supporters outlining his government’s 'achievements'. We thought we’d take a closer look at his claims...

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Grant Robertson interviews Tute Porter-Samuels

Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson sat down with Tute Porter-Samuels, Deputy Principal at Wainuiomata Primary School, to discuss the challenges facing education in New Zealand and what should be included in this week’s budget to help relieve the pressure – smaller class sizes, more support staff and better funding for special needs education are top of her list…

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Andrew Little: Pre-Budget Speech 2017

Good morning everyone, and thank you Grant for your introduction.

I want to acknowledge the Chamber’s President Peter Cullen, and your CEO John Milford.

It’s great to be with you all this morning to present Labour’s vision for our economy; our commitment to shared prosperity; our determination to creating opportunities for all New Zealanders.

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When are 34,000 houses not 34,000 houses?

A little bit of background...

Last year, we announced our fresh approach to the housing crisis. (You can read our full and comprehensive plan here.)

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How we'll level the playing field

Last weekend, I announced that Labour will end a tax loophole that speculators use, and invest the savings in insulation and heating for homes. Like the rest of our fresh plan for housing, these policies have generated a lot of interest and questions from Kiwis keen to know how Labour will tackle the crisis. So, I wanted to explain what the loophole is and address some of your questions.

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