The Labour Leader David Shearer says Lianne Dalziel is an outstanding candidate for the Christchurch mayoralty, and Labour’s loss is the city’s gain.
The Christchurch East MP has today confirmed she will stand for the mayoralty of Christchurch at this year’s local body elections.
The corporate world must know the public expects to call to account unjustified actions or omissions that end up killing people, Labour's Justice spokesperson and author of a Bill on corporate manslaughter, Andrew Little, says.
National has ignored the overwhelming evidence of a tipping point in manufacturing and seized on one statistic that is based on early slaughtering of animals because of the drought, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark.
“Steven Joyce and John Key are yet again skewing the statistics to hide the plight of manufacturers.
No amount of National Party spin can disguise the decline of the manufacturing sector in New Zealand, says the Labour Leader David Shearer.
“John Key wants Kiwis to believe that all is well in manufacturing. But he is kidding himself. The facts paint a very different picture.
A smart, active government would get in behind innovative manufacturers and exporters, Labour’s Associate Science and Innovation spokesperson Megan Woods says.
“Those in the industry know that to succeed on the world stage we need a thriving high-tech sector, and innovation is vital to that.
If John Key is truly concerned about first home buyers he would be taking practical steps such as introducing a Capital Gains Tax and building affordable homes to help them, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker and Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
Simon Bridges' refusal to meet with International Labour Organisation (ILO) officials to discuss his government's employment law changes shows his disdain for international workers conventions, and confirms he misled Parliament, says Labour's spokesperson for Labour Issues Darien Fenton.
The Government’s refusal to break the stranglehold of pay-TV company Sky on the media market has contributed to the position MediaWorks finds itself in today, says Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran.
Teachers’ and principals’ boycott of National’s latest education experiment have every reason to be concerned, says Labour’s acting Education spokesperson Megan Woods.
Concerns that the specialist Environment Court may be disestablished can’t be dismissed, despite ‘assurances’ from the Government, says Labour's Environment spokesperson, Maryan Street.
"The Government has refused to release documents pertaining to an OIA request about its intentions for the Environment Court.