News & Achievements

Jacinda Ardern's Speech to the 2019 Labour Party Conference

Live from the Royal Wanganui Opera House.


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Grant Robertson's Speech to the 2019 Labour Party Conference

It is a great pleasure to be here in Whanganui for the 2019 Labour Conference. 

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Kelvin Davis' Speech to the 2019 Labour Party Conference

Māori are natural storytellers. On the marae we use stories to tell our history, to teach the next generation life lessons and to let people know, in our most creative of ways, who we are and where we have come from.

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Week That Was: Tackling child poverty

It's been a great week of progress: we've celebrated Children's Day, we've made communities safer with 1800 new police, and we've seen almost 90% of eligible schools take up Government funding to scrap school donations - taking pressure off the families of more than 416,000 students.

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Week That Was: Historic action on climate change

"Today we have made a choice that will leave a legacy... I hope that means that future generations will see that we, in New Zealand, were on the right side of history." - Jacinda Ardern, Third Reading of the Zero Carbon Bill

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Week That Was: 2,000 teachers in two years

We began the week by commemorating the New Zealand Wars and celebrating a major increase in the number of teachers. Then, we were busy supporting offenders into work and getting our rail back on track after years of underinvestment. And that's just the start!

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Winning an election one conversation at a time

In October I was sworn in as the Mayor of Lower Hutt.

It’s the privilege of my life to serve Hutt people as their Mayor. There is something really special to be able to serve the community where I was raised, and where I live.  

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Week That Was: Two years of progress

This week, we’re taking action on climate change, expanding trades education – and celebrating two years of progress!

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Week That Was: Rebuilding our rundown hospitals

We're rebuilding our hospitals, protecting our oceans, and taking mental health seriously.

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