#Budget2017 proved what we all already knew: it's time for fresh ideas, a fresh team and a fresh approach, for a better New Zealand.
Malcolm Wolf
Mattie Akurangi Tapara
Keep To The Left
Tax cuts that favour the wealthy – or health, housing, and education?

We know what we'd pick.
Tax cuts that favour the wealthy – or health housing and education

Why New Zealand can't afford National's Budget bribe

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Matthew Zonderop
Glenn Chadwick
Janette Gough
The real cost of this year's Budget.
The real cost of this years Budget

Budget will 'cost Kiwi lives'

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Lawrence Townsend
Adrian O'Flynn
Owen Williams
Guess who does best out of National's tax changes announced in today's Budget?
Guess who does best out of National's tax changes announced in today's Budget
Daniel Phillips
Jeff Goodhue
Gareth Coles
Time to take a closer look at some of National's 'achievements'.
Time to take a closer look at some of National's 'achievements'

FACT CHECK: National's pre-Budget email

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Ngaire Devantier
Kit Nelson
Lawrence Townsend
What would a Labour Budget look like?

Our Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson lays out our priorities here ⬇
What would a Labour Budget look like Our Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson

Grant Robertson: Labour ready to deliver a fresh approach

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Diane Hopkinson
Gareth Coles
Richard Pullar
Renowned housing and health researcher Philippa Howden-Chapman joins Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson to discuss housing and healthy homes.

Philippa asks: If we have a primary industries strategy and an energy strategy, why can’t we have a housing strategy?

Read about Labour's comprehensive plan for housing here: labour.org.nz/housing
Max Reid
Terran Dow
Rod Long
Check out National's track record from the last two weeks. Spoiler alert: It's not great.
Owen Mitchell
Chad Michael
Jo Lu
This headline says it all.

We'll make mental healthcare an absolute priority.
This headline says it all

Well make mental healthcare an absolute priority

Most people believe the government is failing in providing mental health care - survey

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Elsa Parohinog
Nani Brown
Jennifer Green
Over the next few months, our members and supporters from Labour's new community-led grassroots movement, Community Action Network, will be working hard to have thousands of conversations in your community to share Labour's story and why we need a Labour-led government.

Join Labour Leader Andrew Little and Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern as we officially launch Labour's Community Action Network...
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Over the next few months our members and supporters from Labours new

Labour's Community Action Network: Wellington Launch

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Chanel Sweeny
Years of under-investment + funding freezes to our schools + a failure to keep pace with Auckland's increasing population = overcrowded classrooms, and our students and teachers paying the price.

It's not just Auckland, either – it's happening all around the country. Labour believes all our kids, all around our country, should get the best possible start to life. With a Labour Government, our...
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Years of underinvestment funding freezes to our schools a failure to keep

Hundreds of schools over capacity or at risk of overcrowding

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Ady Ward
Sally Provan
David Wagstaff
The third of Labour’s Budget conversations sees Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson speaking with NZ Council of Trade Unions’ Chief Economist Bill Rosenberg about jobs and wages, and the key areas the Government needs to invest in to make a real difference to New Zealanders.
William Murray
Jim Rose
Peina Tamou
Four months to go 'til New Zealand heads to the polls!

It's not too late to get involved - here are five easy ways you can take action right now and help us #ChangeTheGovt: nzlp.nz/5ways
Four months to go 'til New Zealand heads to the polls
Andy Palmer
Chris Sims
Bruce Daniels
‘You are helpless, you have no control and are at the whim of the system.’

Margaret Richardson is battling terminal breast cancer and is desperate to start her treatment so she can attend her daughter's wedding in March. But she has to wait ten weeks for chemo.

Battling cancer is hard enough. Kiwis should be able to get the healthcare they need, when they need it – and they shouldn't have to...
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‘You are helpless you have no control and are at the whim of the system’

'This is people's lives at stake' - patients unhappy at cancer treatment delays

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Janice Randall
Alma Kale
Rowan Dixon
In this, second in a series of conversations to discuss this Thursday's Budget, Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson sat down with BERL’s senior economist Ganesh Nana to discuss the challenges facing the New Zealand economy and the Government’s ‘social investment’ approach – does it really address shortcomings and critical social deficits, asks Ganesh, or is it just a nice turn of phrase?
Harish Indira Patel
Verna Morgan
Owen McCaffrey
Add your name to our petition for better mental health services today: labour.org.nz/mental_health

You can read about our youth mental policy here ▶ nzlp.nz/youthmentalhealth, and our policy to increase frontline mental health resources here ▶ nzlp.nz/mentalhealth
Add your name to our petition for better mental health services today
Allan Rankin
Briar Newnham
Lawrence Townsend
Thanks to National’s health cuts, our DHBs are having to make impossible decisions about spending.

There's a huge demand for mental health services in Canterbury, so the DHB has 'overspent' on those by $45 million – but as their budget has been cut, that means there's less to spend on other essential services.

We won't force DHBs to make choices like these. We'll put National's $1.7 billion...
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Thanks to Nationals health cuts our DHBs are having to make impossible

$45m budget blow out on Canterbury's mental health services

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Annette Conroy
Steve An Pam Anscomb
Ken Sharkey
This Thursday, the 2017 budget will be revealed, the latest chapter from a tired Government that has failed to address the serious issues facing New Zealand over their nine years in power.

Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson sat down with Tute Porter-Samuels, Deputy Principal at Wainuiomata Primary School, to discuss the challenges facing education in New Zealand and what should be...
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Raumahoe Rose Williams
Paul Knox
Lawrence Townsend
Over the next few months, our members and supporters from Labour's new community-led grassroots movement, Community Action Network, will be working hard to have thousands of conversations in your community to share Labour's story and why we need a Labour-led government.

Join Labour Leader Andrew Little and Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern as we officially launch Labour's Community Action Network...
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Over the next few months our members and supporters from Labours new

Labour's Community Action Network: Christchurch Launch

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‘It's common sense. Taxpayers shouldn't be subsidising speculators and helping them outbid home buyers.’
Its common sense Taxpayers shouldnt be subsidising speculators and helping them outbid

Andrew Little: Removing rental write-off will not hurt long term investors

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Fred Johanson
Iris Lau
Thomas Pannekoek