Christchurch must not be used by the Government as a "scapegoat" to push asset sales and public sector cuts, Labour MP Lianne Dalziel told a public meeting in Dunedin yesterday.
Labour MP Ruth Dyson, accused of ramping up travel just before a perk for MPs was axed, says she will pay back the $16,000 cost of her holiday to Ethiopia.
Labour list MP Mita Ririnui will leave Parliament at the end of this term.
The National-led Government has failed New Zealanders with higher living costs, slashes in health and education services, and unfair tax cuts, Labour leader Phil Goff says.
Labour leader Phil Goff says he could work with Hone Harawira if the latter becomes an independent MP.
Labour's Wellington Central MP, Grant Robertson, formerly of Dunedin, gets a move to the front bench and charge of the health portfolio in the party's election-year line-up announced this morning.
David Clark argues that the Government's early education cuts will hit Dunedin families and children especially hard.
A Labour government would pay for its spending promises by closing tax loopholes and revenue gained from economic growth, party leader Phil Goff said today.
Early reaction to the Labour Party's annual conference last weekend had elements of evangelistic enthusiasm - and not just from the delegates.
Labour has made a dramatic reversal on its foreign investment policy: big land sales to overseas buyers would be turned down except in exceptional circumstances.
Brittle, uncertain, and full of surprises. No, that is not an assessment of former Labour Party MP Chris Carter's current state of mind.
Damned if he does; dog tucker if he doesn't. Phil Goff's promise to remove GST from fresh fruit and vegetables might be interpreted as a sign Labour has gone completely gaga.
Labour's new Dunedin North candidate Dr David Clark says he sees the retention of key services, including neurosurgery at the Dunedin Hospital, as one of his major roles.
David Clark (37) was this afternoon selected as the Labour Party candidate for Dunedin North, almost certainly guaranteeing him a seat in Parliament next year when current MP Pete Hodgson retires. ...
Now that Chris Carter is well enough to be back at work at Parliament, the Labour organisation is making plans for him to front up and explain his actions and face possible expulsion from the party.
The Labour Party will have a new Dunedin North electorate candidate to replace Pete Hodgson by the end of the month.
Shame on National. That party's behaviour in Parliament over the past couple of weeks has on occasion veered close to being a disgrace, both to itself and the institution.
Can Phil Goff shrug off Chris Carter's very public and very damaging charge that Labour's current leader cannot win next year's election and should be replaced as soon as possible? The short answer is not without some difficulty.
The warden of Selwyn College, David Clark, has become the second person to declare his intentions in seeking the Dunedin North Labour Party candidacy which will be decided in September.
The left-wing activists who stormed the Sky City Hotel last Sunday in an inevitably futile attempt to force their way into the National Party conference should take a good hard look at themselves.