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Labour and Greens to have Cooperation Agreement

The Labour Party and the Green Party will have a Cooperation Agreement that will see the Green Party Co-leaders hold ministerial portfolios outside of Cabinet, and areas of cooperation on climate, environment and child and community wellbeing issues.

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Labour manifesto prioritises plan for recovery

  • Election manifesto sets COVID recovery plan as top priority in Government 
  • Policy priorities reflect stability, continuity and certainty
  • Manifesto embeds five key principles of Labour’s COVID plan 
  • People, jobs, infrastructure, small businesses, and global trade and connections established as foundations for next term
  • Manifesto applies Labour values to health, economic and social response
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Jacinda Ardern speech to Wellington Labour Party rally

E ngā mana
E ngā reo
E ngā tangata whenua o Te Whanganui-a-Tara, tēnā koutou
E tika ana te korero
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi
He toa takitini kē
Nō rēira tātou e huihui mai nei
Ka Hoake Tonu Tātou

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Labour will boost rural connectivity

  • New $60 million infrastructure fund for capacity and backhaul upgrades to boost connectivity
  • $10 million for radio spectrum for rural connectivity
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Labour commits to stronger protection for our native kauri

  • Stronger protection for kauri
  • Additional $32m investment
  • Builds on work to protect kauri from dieback disease over past decade
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Law and order reform focused on wellbeing

  • Roll out meth treatment programme to 4,000 more people
  • Establish an Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court in Hawke’s Bay
  • Expand Māori Pathways prison rehabilitation programme to wāhine Māori
  • Strengthen the Māori, Pacific and Ethnic Services Group within Police
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Labour’s next steps to reduce climate emissions

  • Labour will phase out fossil fuels in process heat by preventing installation of new low and medium temperature coal-fired boilers 
  • Decarbonise the public transport bus fleet by 2035
  • Support agricultural climate change research programmes
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Leaked email reveals chaos in National

A leaked email from National MP Denise Lee which reveals Judith Collins made up on the hoof a policy to review the Auckland Council and labelled  it a "highly problematic idea", a "nightmare" and "another working group", shows National are still the chaotic shambles they have been all year and are not fit to govern.

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