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No encore for the ‘Rock Star’ economy?

Another significant shortfall in the Government’s books suggests the economic recovery may have already passed most New Zealanders by, Labour’ Finance spokesperson David Parker says.

“With unemployment still high, wage rates stagnating and inequality widening, only the lucky few are benefiting from National’s much-hyped ‘rock star’ economy.

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Survey shows parents want smaller class sizes

A new survey finding most parents believe class sizes are too big shows Labour is right to reduce them, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

“The Post-Primary Teachers' Association survey of 750 people conducted by UMR Research found 54 per cent of people with dependent children believed class sizes were too big.

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Crime targets no excuse for fewer prosecutions

Police are being instructed to charge fewer people in order to meet National’s crime reduction targets, Labour says.

“Front line police and others in the criminal justice system are telling us police have had pressure put on by senior officers to reduce the number of charges they lay to meet the Government's targets,” Justice spokesperson Andrew Little says.

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Whanau Ora to be reviewed under Labour

Labour has been very clear that it is necessary to review and evaluate the effectiveness of Whanau Ora for Māori, says Māori Affairs spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta

"I was pleased to meet with social service, youth, justice and health providers who are looking at the way in which services are provided to improve outcomes for whanau.

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QV figures show two-track housing market

The two-track housing market that has developed under National is underlined in QV’s latest report, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

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Dunne mismanagement of Windows XP migration costing taxpayers

Peter Dunne needs to explain why millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money is being used to prop up outdated and unsupported computer systems across the public service - exposing some key Ministries to increased security risks, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says.

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Minister fails to learn from class size debacle

Hekia Parata has learnt nothing from two years of public outcry and still believes class sizes don’t matter, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Christchurch public services relocation at what cost?

The Government’s new integrated programme for relocating public services in the Christchurch CBD raises concerns about what will be cut to pay for it, Labour’s State Services spokesperson Maryan Street says.

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Labour calls on Sharples to withdraw Te Reo Bill

Labour is calling on Pita Sharples to immediately withdraw his Bill to overhaul the governance of Te Reo Māori, Labour’s Maori Affairs spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says.

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Address to Congress 2014

Watch the speech here.

Tena tatou e te whanau o te Roopu Reipa i tenei ra.

Tenei te mihi kia koutou katoa.

It’s 2014. It’s election year. And we are going to win.

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