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So it's back to school for Parliament...

So it's back to school and back to Parliament...

Memories of a long dry summer still linger - good for campers, tough for farmers.

I was lucky enough to travel a bit this summer - from the Far North to South Canterbury.

Everywhere I went I was struck by three things: 

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A life-changing experience - Paul Eagle


Wellington Labour Councillor Paul Eagle’s introduction to local government was at an early age – when his father ran for Labour on the Mt Eden Borough Council.

“I was about five,” said Paul, who will be talking about his own campaign experiences in the Rongotai Electorate and Southern Ward campaigns at the New Zealand Labour Local Government Hui in Wellington on Friday 30 January. 

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Rātana Celebrations


It was a good omen as the sun rose over Rātana while Labour MPs, councillors and supporters assembled for the annual visit to the settlement last Friday. For Andrew Little, it was the first attendance as party leader and he spoke about the long relationship between the Labour Party and the Rātana movement, forged in the years before the first Labour Government by the Prophet Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana. 

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Merry Christmas



Megan Woods - adapting to a new environment

Megan Woods

Thirteen might be unlucky for some but not for Megan Woods, who has moved up the party rankings to the thirteenth slot in the recent shadow portfolio allocations.

Having previously been Labour spokesperson for Tertiary Education and associate spokesperson for Science and Innovation, the Wigram MP is now Labour’s spokesperson for the Environment and Climate Change.

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Andrew Little - taking it all in his stride


Andrew Little rocketed out of the traps in his first fortnight in office, including landing repeated blows on the Prime Minister over his office’s dealings with attack blogger Cameron Slater and calling for the State Services Commissioner to step down. 

That was alongside allocating shadow portfolios, giving a host of interviews and spearheading plans for a Future of Work Commission to work with New Zealanders to develop long-term policies for creating new jobs.

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SPEECH The future of work

The future of work banner


Tena koutou katoa. Thanks for joining me today. 

Can I acknowledge Annette King, Labour's Deputy Leader, Grant Robertson, our Finance Spokesperson, and the other members of our Labour Caucus.

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Labour's exciting new line up

Andrew Little announces his new line up

New Labour leader, Andrew Little, announced Labour's exciting new line up today.

Check it out now!

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Tattoos, turnout and time left to cast your leadership vote!


Voting to select the leader of the New Zealand Labour Party closes at noon tomorrow. General Secretary Tim Barnett has led the support team through 21 days travelling around the country, including 6000km of road and 14 hustings meetings.

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