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Address to Congress 2014

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Tena tatou e te whanau o te Roopu Reipa i tenei ra.

Tenei te mihi kia koutou katoa.

It’s 2014. It’s election year. And we are going to win.

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Labour to revolutionise schools and learning

A Labour Government will modernise New Zealand’s schools and close the digital divide by ensuring all students in Years 5-13 have access to a portable computer in the classroom and their home, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

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Te Reo Māori not a political football

“The rushed introduction of the Māori language Bill is further evidence that the Māori Party is  trying to score quick political points before the election,’’ said Māori Affairs Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.

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Investigation hopelessly compromised

An investigation into the Malaysian diplomat bungle has been hopelessly compromised by the public comments of the Prime Minister John Key, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.

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More asset sale slush fund spending revealed

Rather than paying down National’s record $60 billion debt as promised, Budget documents reveal the asset sale money is still being used as a Government slush fund, Labour’s State-Owned Enterprises spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says.

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Quality products and New Zealand interests should be protected

The temporary suspension of anti-dumping duties, beginning July 1, on residential building materials made offshore cannot be an excuse to allow substandard products into New Zealand, says Labour Associate spokesperson for Building and Construction Raymond Huo.

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Labour will take decisive action on family violence

Labour will take decisive and far-reaching action to address violence against women and children, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe.

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Speech to the Community Housing Aotearoa Conference

Speech to the Community Housing Aotearoa Conference. July 3, 2014.

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Health inequalities set to grow in the South

The Southern Primary Health Organisation’s proposal to give hospital patients with a GP referral priority will further exacerbate growing inequalities in our health system, Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson David Clark says.

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National continues to ignore dirty water concerns

The Government’s national freshwater standards announced today are an election gimmick that will do nothing to clean up New Zealand’s waterways, Labour’s Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri says.

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