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Labour’s Māori Manifesto: Working together in partnership

Together, Māori and Labour have walked a new path in our first term of Government. Based on the articles of the Treaty and the promise of equality, this path has been one of partnership and collaboration.

Our Māori Manifesto builds on the work we’ve undertaken with Māori during our first term in Government. This work includes setting up Te Arawhiti and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in targeted Māori spending, in partnership with Māori.

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Reducing costs for Kiwi farmers

New Zealand’s farmers and growers play a key role in our economy and in our communities. Labour has set out a clear vision to transition to a carbon-neutral economy and today we committed to supporting our farmers and growers to achieve this goal.

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Jacinda Ardern sets out Labour’s plan in first TV debate

Tonight was the first Leaders’ Debate, broadcast live on TVNZ 1. It was the first time New Zealanders have seen Jacinda Ardern side-by-side Opposition Leader Judith Collins this campaign.

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Helping Kiwis into homes

Everyone deserves a warm, dry place to live. As part of our plan for housing, Labour’s making sure more New Zealanders have a healthy place to live, while tackling long-term issues like homelessness and housing affordability.

Here’s how we’re helping Kiwis into homes.

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Our plan to keep New Zealand moving

Last updated 30 July 2020.

The whole world is battling with COVID-19, and no country is immune. In New Zealand, our focus is getting the latest resurgence under control and making sure we put in place immediate financial supports to cushion the economic blow.

As before, the best economic response is a strong health response. We know that protecting health and stamping out the virus means our economy gets going again faster.

In addition to a strong health response, we have a detailed plan to help New Zealand bounce back faster – and it’s already in motion.

Our plan is built around five key principles: investing in our people, jobs, preparing for the future, supporting our small businesses, and positioning New Zealand globally.

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Why should I vote for Labour?

Labour has a strong track record of making progress on the big issues facing our country. Now, as we recover and rebuild from COVID-19, we’re rolling out our plan to grow our economy, support businesses and communities, and keep New Zealand moving.

If you’re still undecided ahead of this year’s election, here are three reasons to give your two ticks to Labour and re-elect Jacinda and our Labour team this October.

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Our Achievements

Led by Jacinda Ardern, our strong, stable government has delivered results and put people first every step of the way. In health, housing, education and more, we've got a strong track record of delivering for New Zealanders.

Now, we’re continuing to put people first with our decisive response to COVID-19. Our plan for recovery is creating jobs, investing in our economy, and backing businesses to recover. Let’s keep building on our success, and let’s keep moving.

Updated 21 September 2020.

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Labour’s plan to tackle unemployment

New Zealand is not immune to the global economic impacts of COVID-19, but our strong health response means we’re now in a better position than many other countries. We’re taking advantage of this headstart by rolling out our plan to protect jobs, create new ones and grow our economy – and now is not the time to put on the brakes.

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Labour’s plan for reducing child poverty

Child poverty is a complex issue that won’t be fixed overnight, but so far under Labour’s leadership seven out of nine child poverty indicators have already started to improve. Under National’s nine years of neglect, seven out of nine indicators got worse.

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