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

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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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Looking back with pride - Maryan Street


Maryan Street joined the Labour Party in 1984, was President from 1995-1997 and became an MP in 2005. She talked to Labour Voices about her Labour journey and the people, events and achievements she recalls with the greatest pride.

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Strong and comprehensive


DEVELOPING “a very strong and comprehensive” Women’s Affairs policy going into the 2014 election is one of the achievements Carol Beaumont is most proud of. And being unable to implement it one of her regrets.

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Maiden speech - Peeni Henare

Peeni HenareLabour MP for Tāmaki Makaurau, has given his Maiden Speech in Parliament.

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