Parliament: Labour And Greens Sign Historic Agreement
The Labour Party and the Green Party have announced today they have signed an historic agreement to work cooperatively to change the Government. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the parties commits them to working cooperatively to change the Government including closer work at parliament and a possible joint policy announcement or campaign. More>>
Green Party: Suspend Charter Schools, Not Students
Most of the annual reports of the Partnership Schools already opened have been published today... Some schools had unacceptably high rates of suspensions and expulsions, and about half failed to meet all their agreed targets. More>>
Christchurch Rebuild: 'Third Strike For Brownlee From Treasury'
Gerry Brownlee should be hugely embarrassed that Treasury has given the central city recovery its third fail grade in a row, amidst revelations of further delays to the stalled convention centre project, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>
Professor Ian Shirley: The Budget That Failed Auckland
The 2016 budget offered Auckland nothing in the way of vision or hope and it continued the National Government’s threats against the Auckland Council. Threatening the Council with over-riding its democratic processes if it fails to release land for housing is a bullying tactic aimed at diverting attention away from the fundamental problems with housing in the region. More>>