I’ve just met with union reps at the Cadbury factory in Dunedin, where 362 workers look set to lose their jobs. This is a tough time for these people and I'm urging Mondelez International, who owns Cadbury's, to allow them to take up new job offers without worrying about losing their redundancy entitlements.
Let's be clear: the case made for this closure was based on corporate greed. It wasn't a case of Cadbury's not making enough money - they just wanted to make even more. They haven't thought enough about the human cost on local workers and their families.
I've spent my career standing up for workers, and I'll continue to do so. The Government I lead will address problems like these with our regional development policies, and we'll ensure that people get job training and transition support. In the meantime, I want the people who work at Cadbury's, and their families, to know that Labour and I stand with them.
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Cory Jane is wasting little time getting back into competitive rugby after returning to his Canes Family following a season in Japan. Jane will be part of the Hurricanes squad for the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens on February 11-12. He's part of an exciting squad that includes returning All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder and end of year tourists Vaea Fifita and Jordie Barrett. You can find the full Canes squad for the Tens here: https://goo.gl/o8wkPw #GuessWhoIsBack #TensTime
The Velenski family would like to put a shout out to any Deer Recovery people from 1967 that knew my Father Sam Velenski who worked in Haast, Blenheim, Hanmer Springs, Te Anau and a few other areas in between. ..
Skid Biters Shooters Pilots Drinking mates ....
We are wanting to put together a book based on his life from Inventing the net gun, surviving 6 helicopter crashes and 2 plane crashes , to hunting and drinking stories
My father was killed when I was 6 ( 25 yrs ago ) and having an incredible adventures and a big part of the NZ deer industry I'm hoping someone knows old mate next door or uncle or brother ect that has photos and stories for us to share :)
Our team has worked really hard this year and all deserve to spend Christmas Day with their family and friends. So, we'll be closed on Christmas Day but our grills will be fired up again on Boxing Day.
Today John Key resigned after eight years as PM and 10 as National Party Leader. He will step down as Leader on Monday 12 and a new Leader will be elected by his caucus. He will stay on in Parliament to within the six month window to avoid a by-election (as am I).
People are asking "why is he really going?" with the economy peaking and National high in the polls. As our Leader Andrew Little has said, we should give him the benefit of any doubt - ten years is gruelling and he is making a call for his family and his own wellbeing. He recognised he didn't have enough gas in his tank for four more years.
Agree with him or not, we should take a moment to recognise his service to NZ and the contribution that he has made through some tough times. I think Andrew expressed that superbly today.
At the same time, we should and will remain resolute in the principles for which New Zealand Labour Party stands: fairness, opportunity and security for every Kiwi - not just the lucky ones - in this uncertain world.
It is appropriate to recognise John Key's contribution while also recognising the costs of his policies:
- Pumping up GDP with unrestrained record migration has created a housing bubble that has put the security of many NZ homeowners at risk, and locked a generation of renters out of the Kiwi Dream. It was a calculated gamble that could only work for the short term. John Key is leaving before all of the resulting social deficits are counted.
- Rampant inequality and poverty that is for many is a grinding torment. Our social fabric is strained to breaking point. We are becoming not one New Zealand but two - the asset owners and the strugglers. Many have already given up hope.
- An inability to use his personal popularity to address the serious challenges of the long term: climate change, superannuation, real productivity growth driven by innovation and infrastructure deficits made worse by overhyped growth.
- For all the chimera that was the flag debate, our sense of identity, nationhood and constitutional independence is no further advanced.
But for all of this, and despite the dirty politics that reached a new low in 2014, I do - quite honestly at a personal level - wish him and his family well. He has given of his best and he has let go of power.
Now it is Labour's turn to seize this opportunity and do the right thing by New Zealanders. I believe that under Andrew Little's leadership Labour can and will do just that.
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