Labour Party list MP David Parker has been confirmed as its Epsom candidate, a move sure to lift his public profile as he continues to work to become Labour leader.
Labour Party members gathered on Parliament's steps today to release red balloons in memory of their counterparts and other victims who died in Norway's mass shooting and bombing at the weekend.
Labour's controversial proposal to introduce a capital gains tax - estimated to reap $26 billion over 15 years, principally from property sales - does not include any details of the crucial administrative costs involved.
Kiwi jobs will not keep disappearing overseas if Labour gains power, party leader Phil Goff said in Dunedin last night.
Labour is accusing the Government of resorting to deliberate misinformation over the impact a capital gains tax (CGT) could have on rents.
Labour has several hooks to overcome in its bid to boost the government's tax take by more than $25 billion.
Labour leader Phil Goff says a bold new tax policy will spell out how the party intends to pay for its policies, but he is keeping tight-lipped about whether a new tax will be part of the package.
Darren Hughes will not be standing in this year's election, but Labour has not ruled out an eventual return for the former MP.
The Labour Party says it can't rule out losing support after a website botch-up exposed its members' personal details online.
Federated Farmers national president Don Nicolson has accused Labour MP David Parker of a "spiteful attack" on farming, as Labour seeks more examples of where "unfair tax rules confer special privileges" on the sector.
The Labour Party has apologised to donors, after a right-wing blogger said he would release their personal details following what the party called a malicious breach of its website.
National and Labour were on a tax collision course yesterday as the 2011 election campaign took a tentative first step.
The National Party received a $50,000 donation from an Auckland BMW dealership just days after the Government signed a deal to upgrade its BMW limo fleet, Labour says.
Cuts to KiwiSaver and Working for Families announced today will save the schemes from being axed in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.
Peter Dunne is unlikely to get a place in Cabinet should Labour win the November election, after he last night wrote off the party's chances.
New Zealand families were having to make the devil's choice between putting food on the table, taking the children to the doctor or putting petrol in the car, Labour Party finance spokesman David Cunliffe said yesterday.
Labour Party Dunedin North candidate David Clark is under no illusions about his political future. To become an MP he has to win the electorate as he cannot rely on getting in on the list.
Labour's Sue Moroney and David Shearer pick up Darren Hughes' education spokesman roles while Rick Barker will be chief whip, Labour leader Phil Goff announced today.
As if the fiasco surrounding the Darren Hughes affair was not damaging enough, the speculation, manoeuvring and public pronouncements surrounding his possible replacement has ensured the Labour leadership issue remains in the spotlight.
Labour leader Phil Goff appears unlikely to face any imminent threat to his leadership, but his position is fragile.