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A Labour government will repeal legislation which has allowed dozens of Christchurch’s most important and significant buildings to be bulldozed without community consultation following the Canterbury earthquakes, and ensure Cantabrians have their say on the future of iconic buildings like the Christchurch Cathedral.

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Report puts climate change on campaign map

Despite National’s best attempts to ignore climate change, a new report by Generation Zero today puts the issue squarely on the election campaign map, Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Moana Mackey says.

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McCully apologised to the wrong person

Murray McCully has apologised to the wrong person for his bungling of the Malaysian diplomat affair, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.

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SPEECH: Contemporary China Research Centre

Speech by Hon Phil Goff MP, Labour Trade Spokesperson, Victoria University, 2 July 2014

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Victims should be at centre of domestic violence measures

Serious measures to stem our appalling record of domestic violence are overdue but creating another Ministry of Justice adviser and abolishing fair trial rights for alleged offenders will make little difference, Labour's Justice spokesperson Andrew Little says.

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Labour will end ‘voluntary’ school donations

Labour will provide an annual grant of $100 per student to schools that stop asking parents for “voluntary” donations to help fund their day-to-day spending, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

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Surgical mesh inquiry a must says Labour

Labour is calling on the Minister of Health to instigate an independent inquiry into the use of surgical mesh in New Zealand.

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Nick Smith must save vital tenancy agency

Labour’s Canterbury MPs have written to Housing Minister Nick Smith to urge him to help save the Tenant Protection Agency.

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KiwiSaver’s 7th birthday something to be proud of

“KiwiSaver celebrates its seventh birthday today with 2.3 million people now enrolled, making it the most popular retirement saving scheme in New Zealand history, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker says.

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Government’s response simply a reaction to headlines

It is disgraceful that the Government is all of a sudden expressing outrage that a diplomat invoked diplomatic privilege to escape facing criminal prosecution, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.

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