Own Our Future | Annette King

Rongotai | #2 on the Labour list Landline04 387 2587Emaila.king@parliament.govt.nzFacebookannette.king.of.rongotaiTwitter@annetterongotai I have proudly been the MP for Rongotai, formerly the Miramar seat, since 1993. The stunning Chatham Islands are part of the electorate and it is always a highlight of my year to visit the islands. I’m originally from Murchison and trained as a school dental nurse and then became a tutor at the School of Dental Nurses in Wellington….

Own Our Future | Deborah Mahuta-Coyle

Tauranga | #26 on the Labour list Emailtaurangalabour@gmail.com The cost of living has risen faster than at any time in the past 21 years and wages haven’t kept up. The Tauranga Foodbank reported that the number of food parcels being issued each week is 60 per cent higher than this time last year with up to 50 people coming in each day for life’s essentials. I remember what it was…

Own Our Future | Maryan Street

The next Labour Government will take decisive action to prevent and eradicate homelessness in New Zealand Labour’s policy for the prevention and eradication of homelessness will be launched this afternoon at the Coalition to End Homelessness (NZCEH) AGM in Hamilton. Homelessness is often mistakenly seen as a ‘choice’. In fact it is a complex problem reflecting serious social detachment. And it is not just an issue for single men as…

Own Our Future | Maryan Street

Nelson | #7 on the Labour list Phone027 211 2168Emailmaryan.street@parliament.govt.nzFacebookmaryanstreet.labour I was born and raised in New Plymouth and have spent most of my working life in Auckland. I moved to Nelson about four years ago. I went to Victoria University in the 1970s and got a BA(Hons) in English, then went to Teachers’ College in Auckland. I taught in Auckland secondary schools for 8 years (Westlake Girls’ High and…

Own Our Future | Health and Safety

<plabour’s><=”” p=””> In the past year 85 New Zealanders lost their lives in workplace accidents. Preventing accidents must be more than a box-ticking exercise for employers. The National Government is simply not giving workplace health and safety the attention it needs. While New Zealanders mourned the loss of 29 lives at Pike River and worried about what might happen with the Rena, health and safety is an issue that too…

Own Our Future | Foreign Affairs

Under Labour, New Zealand will build on its a proud history of independence in Foreign Affairs New Zealand’s independence in matters of foreign policy is legendary and has been spurred on by the leadership of Labour prime ministers. That tradition will continue under the next Labour-led government. We have strong values which we want to promote as a good international citizen. Our vision is of a peaceful, secure and prosperous…

Own Our Future | John Parsons

Ilam Phone021 027 71752Emailjohn@ilamlabour.org.nzFacebookprofile.php?id=100001452491410 For 25 years, my professional life has been focused on building businesses and creating opportunities for our country’s creative talent in the educational publishing sector. As a former Air New Zealand/Dominion Businessperson of the Year, I’m proud of my track record in fostering new businesses and new talent, in helping tens of thousands of young New Zealanders achieve their education potential, and in showcasing New Zealand’s…

Own Our Future | Darien Fenton

List candidate | #18 on the Labour list Phone021 684 093Emaildarien@ihug.co.nzFacebookhttp://facebook.com/darien.fentonTwitter@DarienFenton I come from a strong Labour family. My Grandfather was the MP for New Plymouth, and I see myself as part of the lucky generation, one who grew up with real choices. I grew up in the Manawatu, studied at Victoria University and then decided to travel. I have lived in India, teaching music to Indian children and acting…

Own Our Future | Justice

New Zealanders want, and deserve, to live in safe communities. Our justice system should enhance public safety, protect liberty and encourage participation and accountability. It should also be open, fair, swift and accessible. Access to justice in this country is being eroded through ill thought-out half measures, an antiquated and disjointed approach to service delivery and a failure to recognise where the needs of New Zealanders are not being met…

Own Our Future | Arts, Culture and Heritage

Labour believes there are clear cultural and economic gains to be had from a strong domestic arts industry. New Zealand’s cultural industries are recognised internationally for their excellence, contributing to our national identity, economic growth and New Zealand’s attractiveness as a premier destination for cultural tourism. Contrary to how the arts are often labelled, home-grown talent is making a strong contribution to the growth of our economy, offering exciting employment…