Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More
Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

The ‘Year of Delivery’ has delivered nothing

The annual Labour Party conference will be a sombre affair this year as they reflect on how little has been delivered for New Zealanders in the so-called ‘Year of Delivery’, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

“Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised New Zealanders so much, but it was all talk and no action and so little has eventuated.

“Kiwis have less in their back pockets. Economic growth has almost halved under this Government and monthly job growth is down almost 70 per cent.

“Cost of living has increased sharply with Kiwis paying more tax at the petrol pump and rents rising an average of $50 a week.

“Seven out of nine measures of child poverty have worsened under this Government. Food grants have doubled under Labour.

“There have been no significant roading or other major infrastructure projects started under this Government, in fact, it’s cancelled the projects we had planned.

“New Zealanders are less safe with the Government’s soft on crime approach resulting in 1400 new gang members.

“Fewer than 300 Kiwibuild houses have been built for first home buyers.

“The ‘Year of Delivery’ has been a failure. New Zealanders will be left asking themselves what’s been delivered for them in the past year and the answer is not much.”

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Flaws In Anti-gang Laws


Google “Christopher Luxon“ and “mojo” and you get nearly 60,000 matching responses. Over the past 18 months – here and here and again, here – Luxon has claimed that New Zealanders have either lost their mojo and/or are in the process of re-finding it. With mojo in hand, New Zealanders will once more become a nation of over-achievers, blessed with the feisty Kiwi can-do spirit of yore.

But here’s the thing. According to Luxon, we’re naturally bold, inventive and self-reliant. Yet according to him, we’re also “wet, whiny and inward-looking”...
More


 
 

Government: GPS 2024: Over $20 Billion To Get Transport Back On Track
Transport Minister Simeon Brown has released the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport, outlining the Coalition Government’s plan to build and maintain a transport system that enables people to get to where they need to go quickly and safely... More

ALSO:


ACT: New Zealand Dodges Dopey Experiment In Prohibition

“Labour’s attempted crackdown on smokers would have delivered criminal groups a near-monopoly over the cigarette trade,” says ACT Health spokesman Todd Stephenson... More

Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More


Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.