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Kaupapa Pākehā

Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, February 22nd, 2017 - 328 comments

What if we based our politics on relationships not power?

Good ideas in Gisborne

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.

Medicinal Cannabis law reform

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.

Andrew Little well received in Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, February 2nd, 2017 - 51 comments


(Photo – Peter McIntosh the Otago Daily Times)

Labour gets serious about regional development

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.

A PM but not a leader

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, January 31st, 2017 - 34 comments

Bill English has failed his first test of real leadership. Compare and contrast, English and Little’s responses to the Muslim ban.

Update: The image is Emmerson’s take in The Herald.

The Labour Green 2017 campaign launch

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.

Andrew Little – State of the Nation speech

Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, January 29th, 2017 - 1 comment

The text of Andrew Little’s State of the Nation speech delivered today.

Andrew Little: Together, we will fight for justice for Pike families

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.

Refining that dog whistle

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 10th, 2017 - 71 comments

Bill English has used a proposal for timing of his Waitangi speech to wrongly claim that he is being silenced.  And most of the media bought it.

Andrew Little: Middle New Zealand needs answers from English

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?

A little humour

Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, December 4th, 2016 - 13 comments

little-rug

Labour sticks to the high road

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.

Labour moving “too far to the left” – Andrew Little responds

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.

Labour’s legacy: building a better New Zealand

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.

Housing “affordability” blowout

Written By: - Date published: 11:31 am, November 29th, 2016 - 9 comments

Andrew Little was on RNZ this morning talking housing affordability. “The amount people are having to borrow for their first home has increased 43 percent in the last two years.”

Andrew Little: Promises to Pike families must be kept

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.

Andrew Little: The Kaikoura Earthquakes

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, November 15th, 2016 - 193 comments

Andrew Little on the Kaikoura Earthquakes.

Andrew Little At Labour Conference

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.

Good coverage for Labour’s conference

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, November 7th, 2016 - 21 comments

Good coverage for Labour’s conference, Little’s speech, and the “substantial investigation into the Future of Work”.

Andrew Little speech: Ready for work

Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, November 6th, 2016 - 201 comments

Text of Andrew Little’s speech to the 2016 Labour Party Conference.

Go home Roy Morgan, you’re drunk

Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, November 5th, 2016 - 149 comments

The latest Roy Morgan poll result and it is evidence that the polling model needs to be reviewed.

Andrew Little: Winning together

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.

Labour’s Auckland light rail announcement

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, October 31st, 2016 - 87 comments

National is criticising Labour for releasing policy during an election campaign.

Labour wants light rail for Auckland!

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.

ISIS Crisis

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.

“Itching Scratches” on Nine to Noon

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.

New lineup for Labour Leader’s office

Written By: - Date published: 5:15 pm, September 21st, 2016 - 49 comments

Andrew Little has appointed a new Chief of Staff and Chief Press Secretary.

The trouble with polls

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.

The homeless crisis is getting worse

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.

Little’s Big Parliamentary ‘Member’

Written By: - Date published: 11:18 pm, September 5th, 2016 - 32 comments

Andrew Little fully fronts up.

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