News & Achievements

Labour delivers cleaner, greener transport

Zero emission buses, cleaner cars and environmentally-friendly biofuels will soon be hitting New Zealand’s roads, as the Government delivers on its election promise to make our transport network more sustainable.

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More public houses where they’re needed most

Labour is building thousands of new state houses as part of our work to ensure every Kiwi has a warm, dry place to call home.

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Twenty highlights of 2020

As we welcome in the new year, our focus is on continuing to keep New Zealanders safe and moving forward with our economic recovery. There’s a lot to get on with, but before we say a final goodbye to 2020, here’s a quick look back at some of the milestones we’ve achieved over the past year.

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Highlights of new MP maiden speeches (so far!)

At the 2020 General Election, the New Zealand public gave Labour a strong mandate to govern alone - the first Party to achieve this under the MMP system in New Zealand.

This mandate also meant the introduction of a huge number of new MPs - 23 in total!

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New Zealand declares climate emergency

New Zealand has declared a climate emergency, committing to urgent action on reducing emissions.

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"The Government books are doing better than expected": Grant Robertson on our economic recovery

This week we presented the audited Government accounts for the year to 30 June 2020. These always take a while to be audited and published. But this year, with all that's been happening they cover a time that seems long ago!

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SPEECH: Opening the 53rd Parliament

E aku hoa i te ara o te whai,

Kia kotahi tā tātou takahi i te kō, ko tōku whiwhi kei tō koutou tautoko mai.

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"We can do better": Kelvin Davis talks tackling racism in education

"Racism exists – we feel little and bad."

Those were the unprompted words of one student during an interview for the Education Matters to Me report produced by the Children’s Commissioner in 2018.

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Speeding up recovery: fast-tracking projects to boost jobs, build houses

We’ve announced three additional projects to go through the fast-track resource consenting process. Read below for a quick rundown of what these projects are, what the fast-tracking process means, and why the Government is using fast-tracking as one way to create jobs sooner and accelerate our economic recovery from COVID-19.

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