There are just two days left in the Mt Albert by-election. We've been campaigning hard, but we still need to reach those final people we haven't talked to yet. We're going to do that online.

Facebook ads are cost effective and can reach thousands of people, but they do cost money. Will you chip in for our final push to get Jacinda elected on Saturday?

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Where there's a will, there's a way. Today Labour Mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester, announced his council will build 750 new affordable homes.

Labour will fix the housing crisis, because like Justin, we've got the determination and the plan to do it. Read more here: [ Link ]
✌ days to go 'til the Mt Albert by-election! In case you missed it the first time, check out Guy Williams for Prime Minister's interview with our awesome candidate Jacinda Ardern:
When our people are unwell and need help, it’s so important we have a health system that can look after them. Right now, though, it's police who are handling a 30% jump in attempted suicides.

Police shouldn’t be caring for mentally unwell people – that's a job for our mental health service. But National has underfunded health by $1.7 billion, and these really important services are...
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Police 'default' mental health service as attempted suicide call outs jump 30 per cent
Christchurch, we're thinking of you today. <3
It was a busy day yesterday in South Auckland for Andrew Little and our local MP Jenny Salesa MP: they visited Manukau Institute of Technology's Business and Information Technology faculty, then walked through their O-Week clubs day before heading to visit Vaka Tautua's Cook Island Older Persons group. Later in the evening, as part of Andrew's nationwide tour, we held a public meeting at the...
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It's that time of the year again: O-Week season! On the off chance you find yourself having a drink and talking politics, here are 6 Labour policies you may want to drop into conversation

6 of the coolest policies we’ve announced (so far!)
Right now, our building industry can't build all the houses Auckland needs. Auckland mayor Phil Goff says that a major reason for this is National's cuts to training and apprenticeships.

Labour will make tertiary education and training fees free, we'll introduce a dole for apprenticeships scheme, and we'll help fund a prefab housing factory in Gisborne. This will increase the number of houses...
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Building industry can't cope with Auckland's needs, mayor Phil Goff says
Yesterday at Otago O-Week: Andrew Little, Education Spokesperson Chris Hipkins MP and our MP for Dunedin North David Clark discuss our exciting policy to offer 3 years free tertiary education and training.

Check it out here [ Link ]
Otago Uni students getting into the Labour frame of mind at O-week ????
Andrew Little's nationwide tour is underway – check out some of the snaps we've taken so far on the road – and tomorrow we're heading to the Papatoetoe Clubrooms!

Join Andrew & our local MP Jenny Salesa MP from 5.30 pm on Tuesday to hear Labour's vision for South Auckland and NZ. RSVP here ➡ [ Link ]
In the Hawke’s Bay, a 23-year-old Māori woman with five kids, a job of up to 30 hours a week, and a qualification on the way can’t find a house – despite excellent references and 27 separate applications to rent privately. ‘The housing crisis is real,’ she says.

But National refuses to act on stories like these. They deny there's a housing crisis, and they're selling off state housing, making...
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Housing scarce and homes scarcer
Future PM & First Pup
Yesterday, Andrew Little joined MPs Megan Woods - MP for Wigram and Ruth Dyson MP in Christchurch. They met with emergency management staff to get an update about the fire's progress and the emergency response – and then donated a little something to the firefighters' refreshments fund...
THE LABOUR Partys State of Gisborne party last night proved a popular...

Labour launches Coast campaign
This morning, Andrew Little announced our economic development plan for the Gisborne region (read all about it here: [ Link ]. This is a plan that will contribute hugely to the local economy, and to all of New Zealand. Check out what some of Gisborne's civic and business leaders had to say about it here ⬇
National has seriously underfunded health by $1.7 billion, and district health boards are struggling to meet demand. Take the case of Waikato DHB, who were planning to put patients in ward corridors, with cow bells to call nurses.

Thankfully doctors and nurses pushed back and stopped this from happening, recognising that this would have put patients' safety at risk – but these are the kinds...
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Doctors were against adding extra beds at Waikato Hospital to relieve pressure in ED
#LIVE: Andrew Little on this afternoon's Pike River announcement.
Today Nick Smith said that there's a housing boom. But he's wrong: a housing boom is what we call it when heaps of houses are being built, and that's not the case right now. Instead, the money being spent on building houses has increased: that's a sign of prices rising, not houses being built.

The cost of building a house in Auckland has gone up 137% since 2004. That isn't a housing boom...
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We’ve got a massive housing shortage, thousands of Kiwis are being forced to live rough – and more than 250 state houses around New Zealand are sitting empty because the Government wants to sell them off. That's outrageous. Have a listen to Morning Report's piece on the issue this morning:

250 state houses sit empty as govt waits for buyers