Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, February 22nd, 2017 - 328 comments
What if we based our politics on relationships not power?
Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, February 17th, 2017 - 97 comments
Andrew Little’s announcement yesterday in Gisborne of Labour’s pledge of up to $20million to build a prefabricated timber plant there is a much-needed boost to the area and a sign that Labour’s 100,000 new house pledge first made by David Shearer in 2012 has legs.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, February 8th, 2017 - 30 comments
The Government is finally moving to adopt Labour policy and loosen requirements for the use of medicinal cannabis.
Written By: - Date published: 1:46 pm, February 1st, 2017 - 46 comments
Labour is serious about regional development. It is proposing a 10 year $200m package of regional initiatives. The first of these was just announced in Dunedin.
Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, January 30th, 2017 - 33 comments
Yesterday’s joint Labour Green state of the nation event was effectively a campaign launch for the 2017 election. And it went well.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 21st, 2017 - 105 comments
I want justice for the families of the worst workplace tragedy in decades. If New Zealanders choose to change the Government this year, Pike will be a priority in my first hundred days as Prime Minister.
Written By: - Date published: 12:48 pm, December 13th, 2016 - 205 comments
Andrew Little talks about what a Bill English leadership may look like. John Key promised to lift up the underclass, to fix the housing crisis, and to close the wage gap with Australia but failed. Will English be the same?
Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, December 3rd, 2016 - 128 comments
As the confused media pile-on to Labour continues, it’s good to hear that the party is planning to stick to the high road.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, December 2nd, 2016 - 264 comments
According some Legget guy that no one has ever heard of, Labour is moving “too far to the left”. Andrew Little responds, in the kind of unguarded human moment that we seldom see from our politicians.
Written By: - Date published: 3:28 pm, November 29th, 2016 - 92 comments
Today is the 81st anniversary of the election of the first Labour Government. Reprint of a post from Andrew Little to mark the occasion.
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, November 20th, 2016 - 81 comments
Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of the Pike River disaster. Here is a statement released by Andrew Little urging that the mine not be sealed and the deaths of the miners be investigated and their bodies brought home.
Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, November 8th, 2016 - 35 comments
Here’s the video of his speech for you to get the full rousing impact.
Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, November 6th, 2016 - 201 comments
Text of Andrew Little’s speech to the 2016 Labour Party Conference.
Written By: - Date published: 8:12 am, November 4th, 2016 - 167 comments
In advance of the Labour Party conference this weekend Andrew Little’s message is that the polls are neck and neck, that Labour is winning on many issues and that if we work together the left can win the next election.
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, October 30th, 2016 - 58 comments
Andrew Little has just announced that Labour in Government will accelerate the implementation of light rail in the Auckland Istmus.
Written By: - Date published: 5:10 pm, October 27th, 2016 - 84 comments
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says our training mission to Iraq is undergoing a transformation. We were warned when the troops first went that the mission was always intended to be looser than Brownlee publicly claimed at the time. And so it has turned out to be.
Written By: - Date published: 6:27 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 61 comments
Matthew Hooton got carried away on Nine to Noon dissing Andrew Little’s views on political strategy and the centre ground that appeared to differ from Helen Clark’s. Stephen Mills piled in too on Jeremy Corbyn and the “missing millions.” All Little said was that he wants to connect with different groups of voters on issues important to them. Can’t argue with that.
Written By: - Date published: 2:43 pm, September 13th, 2016 - 186 comments
Labour has released its latest UMR polling which shows a dramatically different result to that of the latest Colmar Brunton poll.
Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, September 12th, 2016 - 139 comments
Figures provided by the Government to Labour suggest that providing accommodation for families with chronic housing needs is taking much longer than it did six months ago. But Paula Bennett has replied by suggesting that the figures do not reflect reality.