Category: Politicians

Own Our Future | Communications and ICT

Labour’s Communications and IT policy will invest in local people, business and intellectual capital to drive our economy forward. Kiwi kids are growing up in a digital world. It is our responsibility to ensure they have the skills and career pathways available to enable them to excel in this increasingly important arena. Labour will ensure all Kiwi families can access the internet and high speed broadband no matter what their…

Own Our Future | Carol Devoy-Heena

Bay of Plenty | #68 on the Labour list Phone027 4244268Emailstravalley@xtra.co.nzFacebookprofile.php?id=100000493921945&ref=tsTwitter@stravalley I have lived in the Bay of Plenty for over twenty years and I believe this electorate deserves responsive and intelligent representation in Parliament. The BOP is a rapidly changing and expanding area. The population is growing and there are many new economic developments. Demography suggests that Labour voters in this electorate should be better represented. I feel I…

Own Our Future | Julian Blanchard

Rangitata | #56 on the Labour list Phone027 228 4522Emailjulian@julianblanchard.org.nzFacebookjulian.blanchardTwitter@JulianBlanchard I was bought up and educated in the region and am proud be able to the candidate for the New Zealand Labour Party for Rangitata. Having run my own business for nine years until 2008 I have been working as the Manager of a local document technology supplier in Timaru. Mid and South Canterbury has the potential to be great…

Own Our Future | Carol Devoy-Heena

East Coast | #19 on the Labour list Phone021 411 110Emailmoana.mackey@parliament.govt.nzFacebookprofile.php?id=602194178Twitter@MoanaMackey Since entering Parliament in 2003 I have been proud to be a strong advocate for the people and communities of the East Coast electorate. Many of the issues facing our community are unique. What we need is a local MP who is prepared to stand up and fight for these unique needs, and a Government that will support provincial…

Own Our Future | Jobs

Labour has announced Labour’s plan to get Kiwis into jobs. Under National, unemployment has remained far too high for far too long. Two years after the global financial crisis there are still 157,000 Kiwis out of work. That’s because National has not made jobs a priority. It has stood on the sidelines and let events take their course. This inaction is soul destroying for those involved, and cost New Zealand…

Own Our Future | Kelvin Davis

Te Tai Tokerau | #23 on the Labour list Phone027 476 9638Emailkelvin.davis@parliament.govt.nzFacebookprofile.php?id=1435657840Twitter@KelvinDavisMP I was born and bred in Te Tai Tokerau and has lived there all my life apart from the time I spent training to be a teacher and the first three years of my teaching career when I taught in South Auckland. I rose quickly through the teaching ranks becoming a Deputy Principal after three years and a…

Own Our Future | Michael Wood

List candidate | #32 on the Labour list Phone027 547 1926Emailmwood1935@gmail.comFacebookmwoodnz I believe that politics matter. If we want to live in a country in which people are treated equally, in which there is not a yawning chasm between rich and poor, in which our environment is treated with care and resepect, and in which our long-term economic decline is turned around, then we need to make changes through our…

Own Our Future | Broadcasting

Kiwis will be asked to help shape a new, non-commercial, modern public broadcaster to be established under a Labour Government. Labour said it would bring together elements of non-commercial public broadcasting that already exist, including the statutorily independent functions of TVNZ7 and Radio NZ, to both strengthen and broaden them in the digital environment. The new broadcaster, which may also include a nationwide news service, will be based on the…

Own Our Future | It’s about our kids

Labour’s policy for children – “It’s about our kids”. Labour has made it clear that children will be a major focus of our policies at this election. We believe New Zealand is the best place in the world to bring up children. But that’s not true for every child growing up in this country. We have some of the worst statistics in the OECD for child health and wellbeing. That…

Own Our Future | Immigration

The often overlooked contribution migrants make to New Zealand is recognised in Labour’s immigration policy. Maximising the skills level of new migrants is vital for social and economic growth, hence the policy not only emphasises the value that international talent and investment bring to the economy, but it also aims to address specific and known areas of skills shortages. Our migrant population drives innovation, provides international business connections and reminds…