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Opening Statement

We're so proud of our Opening Statement! We hope you like it too.

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A life working for social justice, David Shearer


I believe New Zealand can be the best country in the world, where everyone can get a fair go and anyone prepared to work for it can achieve their dream.

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Happy to be left holding the baby – as the battle for Ōhariu heats up

John and Tricia Andersen spent decades serving communities across New Zealand by choosing to teach in low decile schools, often in remote areas, including principal and deputy principal roles. Now they are working to improve opportunities for New Zealand’s children in another way – by providing practical support to daughter Virginia Andersen as her campaign to win the
Ōhariu seat gathers pace.

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Boys on film - Nohorua Parata


Meka Whaitiri recently told Labour Voices “I am a Māori
 MP, for a Māori electorate. I see life through a Māori lens.” Sons Nohorua, 17, and Wi Rangi, 16, have been looking through a different lens – making campaign videos for their mother. Here Nohorua Parata discusses how he and his brother support Meka’s campaign. 

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We've launched the campaign. The hoardings are up.


We've launched the campaign. The hoardings are up. Our TV ads are running. But what this campaign needs now is YOU. It's people on the ground that'll make the crucial difference. 

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Carmel in Kelston


I’m Carmel Sepuloni and I am the candidate for Kelston.

I was a teenager during the 90’s.  This period really shaped my political views for life.  Both my parents lost jobs.  I still remember the rhetoric of the day – ‘bludgers’.   We lived in a small town of 5000 people and, when the local freezing works closed down, families were hit hard. Getting work was easier said than done and, even if you got work, the wages were ridiculously low.

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My Labour Story - Cliff Allen


I am a white, middle class male, from a farming background. I should be a National supporter, but I'm proudly not and here's why.

My mother remarried after my father was killed when I was five years old. My step-father, John, was one of 13 children and his family had a picture of Michael Joseph Savage over the fireplace. Savage was the man who had saved them from disaster in the 1930s with his welfare reforms that ensured John’s family was supported.

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Campaigning in Papatoetoe North


I found myself in Papatoetoe North early Friday morning. It was cold, but the large red bus and the group of Labour activists, centred on Nanaia Mahuta and Arena Williams, warmed things up considerably.

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