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Minimum wage increases vs. tax cuts – what really boosts the economy?

This election, Labour and National have set out very different proposals for growing our economy and supporting New Zealanders through our COVID recovery. But when it comes to real results, the experts are clear – only our plan will keep New Zealand moving.

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Do Kiwis trust Labour more than National on the economy? Three polls say yes.

As our economic rebuild gets underway, New Zealand needs a strong, responsible government to lead our recovery. National bills itself as the Party with economic credibility, but that’s not what the numbers show or what voters believe.

In the past five months, three polls have consistently shown that more New Zealanders trust Labour to run our economy than National – and by significant margins.

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Better healthcare for Kiwis

From mental health support in every primary and intermediate school to more publicly-funded medicines, Labour’s plan for health will ensure New Zealanders can get quality care.

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Labour’s plan for plastic and waste

As part of our plan to build back better, we’re taking action on waste and improving recycling to protect our environment, create jobs and future proof our economy.

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Week that was: Three weeks to go!

Today marks three weeks until the election, and the campaign is ramping up. This week, we’ve continued to focus on our economic recovery, announcing our plan to reduce costs for farmers and growers. We also set out our commitment to continuing our partnership with Māori as we rebuild together.

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Labour’s Māori Manifesto: Working together in partnership

Together, Māori and Labour have walked a new path in our first term of Government. Based on the articles of the Treaty and the promise of equality, this path has been one of partnership and collaboration.

Our Māori Manifesto builds on the work we’ve undertaken with Māori during our first term in Government. This work includes setting up Te Arawhiti and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in targeted Māori spending, in partnership with Māori.

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Reducing costs for Kiwi farmers

New Zealand’s farmers and growers play a key role in our economy and in our communities. Labour has set out a clear vision to transition to a carbon-neutral economy and today we committed to supporting our farmers and growers to achieve this goal.

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Jacinda Ardern sets out Labour’s plan in first TV debate

Tonight was the first Leaders’ Debate, broadcast live on TVNZ 1. It was the first time New Zealanders have seen Jacinda Ardern side-by-side Opposition Leader Judith Collins this campaign.

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Helping Kiwis into homes

Everyone deserves a warm, dry place to live. As part of our plan for housing, Labour’s making sure more New Zealanders have a healthy place to live, while tackling long-term issues like homelessness and housing affordability.

Here’s how we’re helping Kiwis into homes.

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