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Where there’s a Willow there’s a way to fundraise

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Market stalls, a Paint the Town Red Fundraiser and Prime Quiz Night are all among recent fundraising events organised to help support Willow-Jean Prime’s campaign for the Northland General Electorate.

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David Cunliffe's Speech to Campaign Launch

Watch David Cunliffe's speech to the Campaign launch where he unveiled Labour's plan for a fairer health system for Kiwis.

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Everyone deserves a chance

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My mum left school at 15 to help look after her baby twin sister and brother and then became a cleaner and KFC worker.  Dad left school at 16 and worked at West-plains Abbatoir.  Both left school with no qualifications.  They now both work together at the freezing works.

Union and Labour values are in my DNA.

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Fighting for the underdog

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My name is Rachel Jones and I am the Labour Party candidate for Tauranga.

Politics was a private affair in my family. I never knew how my parents voted and we didn’t really talk about politics at the dinner table.

It wasn’t until I went to university that I became politically aware.

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Hoardings 101

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Over two days, my whanau, supporters and I undertook an epic mission to erect our election hoardings and corflutes from Muriwai, south of Gisborne up to Te Araroa, at the north of the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate. A round trip of 400 kilometres, with vehicles people and resources in toe. As we moved through the East Coast, new conversations were initiated and old friendships rekindled.

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Are you coming to Campaign Launch?

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There’s less than a week to go until Labour’s 2014 campaign launch and I’d love to see you there. It's this coming Sunday at 1:30pm in the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland.

At our campaign launch, I’ll be unveiling the next step in our positive vision for New Zealand: a plan to strengthen our public healthcare system to make sure all New Zealanders can get the care they need, when they need it.

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Back to the real issues in East Coast Bays

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With National finally deciding not to do an electorate deal with the Conservatives in East Coast Bays, Greg Milner-White, Labour’s candidate for the high-profile seat, is working to get the election focused on issues that matter to local people.

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Our volunteers: The core and backbone of our Party

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Grant Robertson discusses the huge contribution made by Labour Party volunteers, their crucial role in the election campaign …. and the dangers of taking a pen to your first Labour meeting.

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Essential Viewing

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Last week I stumbled across the first episode of Nigel Latta’s six-part TV series. In the lead-up to the election it’s essential viewing. In it he covers issues like home ownership, work and wages, the cost of living, and the growing gap between the haves and have nots.

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Tamati's Big Red Fundraiser

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Wow. I’d never organised a fundraiser before.

Some people have got that organising gene and some people don’t.

I don’t really, but I’m a hard worker and I love a good challenge.

Picture this. Saturday night, venue all set, drinks poured, photographers arrived, tickets sold - but would anyone show up?

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