News & Achievements

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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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 health response to COVID-19

We went hard and early in our health response to COVID-19 – and it worked. After a short period of lockdown, we were able to safely ease restrictions and open up our economy much quicker than many other countries. We had a plan in place to combat a resurgence, which meant that we were able to act swiftly and decisively when we had a second outbreak.

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Labour’s plan for managing our borders

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, robust border controls are essential to protect New Zealanders and keep our economy moving. Labour will continue to carefully manage our borders to keep New Zealanders safe, while ensuring businesses can access the skilled workers they need for our recovery.

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Labour’s infrastructure investment

One of the key ways we’re keeping New Zealand moving through our COVID-19 response is by investing in shovel-ready infrastructure projects. No country is immune to the economic impact of COVID-19, but with targeted infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand, we are creating new jobs and ensuring our communities have the hospitals, schools, roads and clean energy they need for the future.

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Who should I vote for?

It’s now less than one month until election day. If you still haven’t decided who you’re voting for, check out our handy guide below to help you make up your mind!

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A vote for National is a vote for putting on the brakes

Thinking about voting National in this year’s election? Here are five reasons you might like to reconsider ahead of 17 October.

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How Labour’s team is leading New Zealand

During our time in Government, the Labour team has worked hard to improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders while making progress on the long-term challenges facing our country. There’s still more to do, but our track record shows that our team is leading New Zealand in the right direction.

Read more about our Ministers and their work to support New Zealanders and our COVID recovery below.

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What’s the difference between National and Labour?

Still weighing up who to vote for in this year’s election? Here are five key differences between National and Labour to help you make your decision.

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