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Release: Labour saddened by news of Fa’anānā Efeso Collins

February 21, 2024

The Labour Party is devastated by news of Green MP and long-time Labour member Fa’anānā Efeso Collins, who died during a charity event this...

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Release: Barbara Edmonds to take on finance role

February 20, 2024

Mana MP Barbara Edmonds will take over the Finance portfolio following Grant Robertson’s retirement, Labour Leader Chris Hipkins announced today.

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Release: Grant Robertson to retire from Parliament

February 20, 2024

Labour List MP and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson will retire from Parliament next month, and later in the...

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Release: Education resource changes will harm young people

February 18, 2024

The Government’s intention to remove sexual education resources and guidelines for schools and kura will be a damaging step backwards for many young people,...

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Release: Every ratepayer to pay more under National’s plan for water services

February 12, 2024

It is now certain that New Zealand ratepayers will pay higher rates with the Government confirming it has no plan to help councils deal...

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Release: Minimum wage a cut for those who need it most

February 01, 2024

The Government’s decision to make a tiny two per cent increase to minimum wage is simply not enough to help low wage families across...

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Release: National’s new numbers promise NZ Police deficit

February 01, 2024

National’s new police numbers will result in a deficit, leaving New Zealand Police shorter staffed, says Labour Police Spokesperson Ginny Andersen.

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Release: Mark Mitchell breaks Police coalition promise with New Zealand First

January 30, 2024

Police Minister Hon Mark Mitchell has confirmed to Parliament today that National has walked away from one of their key coalition agreements on law...

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Release: Labour calls for immediate implementation of ICJ orders on Gaza

January 27, 2024

The New Zealand Labour Party is calling on the Government to press Israel to immediately implement the provisional orders of the International Court of...

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Release: Labour MP Rino Tirikatene retiring from politics

January 26, 2024

Labour’s spokesperson for Corrections and Land Information Rino Tirikatene will resign from Parliament effective Sunday.

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Release: Third of Kiwis face rising weekly transport bills

January 18, 2024

Weekly expenses will grow for some of the most vulnerable people in New Zealand as public transport fares are set to rise under the...

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Release: Labour calls on Govt to intervene in case against Israel

January 10, 2024

The New Zealand Labour Party is calling on the Government to participate in the legal action being led by South Africa regarding Israel’s acts...

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Release: Coalition of chaos has no economic plan

December 20, 2023

The Government’s so-called mini budget is nothing more than a litany of distractions, delays and diversions which leave the country without any certainty or...

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Release: Labour MP Kelvin Davis retiring from politics

December 15, 2023

Labour’s Kelvin Davis will resign from parliament effective from Waitangi Day 2024.

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Release: Health professionals rally against Govt’s backwards repeal of Smokefree legislation

December 13, 2023

Labour’s Health Spokesperson Dr Ayesha Verrall joined health professionals and groups at Parliament’s steps today to receive a petition with over 45,000 signatures calling...

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Release: Labour calls on Government to give visas to Kiwis’ families stuck in Gaza

December 05, 2023

Labour’s immigration spokesperson Phil Twyford is calling on the Government to follow the example of Australia and help New Zealanders’ close family members stuck...

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Release: Labour team ready to take on the coalition of chaos

November 30, 2023

Labour’s strong line-up for the 54th Parliament brings experience and energy to the job of Opposition.

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Release: National’s fiscal plans dealt another blow

November 29, 2023

Figures showing National needs to find another $900 million for landlords highlights the mess this coalition Government is in less than a week into...

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Release: Chris Hipkins congratulates Christopher Luxon

November 27, 2023

"On behalf of the Labour Party I would like to congratulate Christopher Luxon on his appointment as Prime Minister,” Labour Party Leader Chris Hipkins...

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Release: Labour Party calls for immediate ceasefire

November 19, 2023

The New Zealand Labour Party is urgently calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and Israel to put a halt to the appalling attacks and...

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Labour Caucus confirms leadership

November 07, 2023

The Labour Caucus met today and confirmed that Chris Hipkins would remain Labour Leader, and Carmel Sepuloni would take over as Deputy Leader of...

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Experienced Labour team core of formidable opposition

November 03, 2023

A 34-strong Labour Caucus has been confirmed with the final 2023 General Election result received today.

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Release: Andrew Little to retire from politics

October 17, 2023

Labour’s Andrew Little will not take up his List seat for the 54th Parliament and will retire from politics.

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Speech: Chris Hipkins - at Nga Whare Waatea Marae

October 12, 2023

Today, Chris Hipkins delivered a speech about Labour’s relationship with and ongoing commitment to Māori.

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Release: If National wins, our climate and economy loses

October 11, 2023

A report out today showing the number of extreme weather events in New Zealand will double highlights the risk of a change of Government...

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Release: If National wins, children in poverty will lose

October 11, 2023

Christopher Luxon’s failure to answer questions about whether those who receive benefits will be worse off under his policies off while landlords are set...

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Taking action on Waste

October 09, 2023

As a country, we send nearly 13 million tonnes of waste to landfill each year, costing more than $650m. Waste pollutes our oceans, rivers,...

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Release: National in meltdown as Winston gamble backfires

October 08, 2023

National's campaign is in meltdown as their tax scam is exposed and their Winston Peters gamble has backfired.

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Release: Brutal rates rises under National

October 06, 2023

National will leave ratepayers footing the bill of upgrading critical water services infrastructure to ratepayers and leave already struggling councils with eyewatering costs, says...

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Release: New Anti-Scamming Unit will help protect Kiwis’ cash

October 05, 2023

Labour will establish a new Anti-Scamming Unit to better protect New Zealanders being targeted by illegal scammers says Labour Commerce and Consumer Affairs spokesperson...

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Release: National Tax Scam revealed: 99 percent of kiwi households won’t get $250 per fortnight

October 05, 2023

National Tax Scam revealed: 99 percent of kiwi households won’t get $250 per fortnight. 

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Release: National’s tax plan likely to push up Kiwis’ mortgage rates

October 04, 2023

New analysis that warns National’s tax cuts risk pushing Kiwis’ mortgage interest rates higher is further evidence that Christopher Luxon’s plans will actually leave...

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Ensuring fair pay for our defence forces

October 04, 2023

Labour will task the Remuneration Authority to independently set fair pay rates and allowances for uniformed defence personnel, Labour Defence Spokesperson Andrew Little says....

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Release: Christopher Luxon will put more kids in poverty

October 04, 2023

The Labour Party is challenging Christopher Luxon to set out how National will achieve legally set child poverty reduction targets, given his cuts to...

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Release: Support for new retailers to increase supermarket competition

October 02, 2023

Labour will assist new retailers to set up business in New Zealand as part of its drive to cut the price of groceries and...

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Labour Manifesto 2023

October 01, 2023

Labour is in it for you. This election Kiwis will decide what kind of country they want New Zealand to be, who they trust...

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Release: National's water U-turn will drive up New Zealanders' rates bills

October 01, 2023

The National Party's U-turn on water reform has left local councils high and dry and will drive up Kiwi's rates bills, Labour Party Local...

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Labour's Rainbow Manifesto

September 30, 2023

A re-elected Labour Party will continue to tackle discriminations still faced by members of the Rainbow community in areas ranging from surrogacy and adoption...

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Release: National’s plan means more cuts, more kids in poverty

September 29, 2023

National’s fiscal plan has failed to fill the massive fiscal hole in its dodgy tax scheme, it will mean more cuts to public services,...

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Release: Labour will continue to back Kiwis when the going gets tough

September 29, 2023

Labour’s Social Development Plan will build on the social welfare safety net, rather than strip it back. 

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Chris Hipkins: Speech Progressing Together

September 28, 2023

Today, Chris Hipkins delivered a speech about Labour’s relationship with and ongoing commitment to Māori. 

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Release: National out of ideas on law and order, copies Labour’s policies and costings

September 27, 2023

After years of criticising the Government on law and order, National have embarrassed themselves by conceding they have no new ideas and instead copied...

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Release: Labour releases balanced, costed and credible fiscal plan

September 27, 2023

Labour’s fiscal plan will continue its focus on carefully managing the books while protecting critical public services like health and education and investing to...

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Release: National’s traffic light system has child poverty reduction stalling

September 26, 2023

National’s cuts to funding for beneficiaries will once again leave children and their parents with less, Spokesperson for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni...

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Release: Labour pledges billion-dollar medicines boost

September 26, 2023

Labour will fund more medicines for more New Zealanders by investing over $1 billion of new funding into Pharmac if re-elected, Chris Hipkins announced...

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Release: Labour releases New Zealand’s first climate manifesto

September 25, 2023

New Zealand faces a stark choice this election – vote for Labour to continue to confront the climate emergency with eyes wide open or...

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Release: Supercharging public housing

September 24, 2023

Labour is supercharging its plan to solve the public housing shortfall created by National, promising another 6,000 homes on top of what has already...

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