Labour Party confident as it concludes party conference

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 5 Jul 2020, 5:03PM
Jacinda Ardern addressing the party faithful. (Photo / Aaron Dahmen)

Labour Party confident as it concludes party conference

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 5 Jul 2020, 5:03PM

A message of unity from Labour as campaign season kicks off.

The party held its congress in Wellington today, with a headline speech from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. 

She announced a five-step plan to tackle the economic fallout from Covid-19, which includes investing in people, creating jobs,- and positioning New Zealand on the world stage.

Ardern says we shouldn't put on the brakes when it's time to speed up - with the party yesterday unveiling its election slogan 'Let's Keep Moving.'

She's also announced an extension to the interest-free cashflow loan scheme to the end of the year - and a multi-million dollar package of 23 nationwide projects to clean up waterways.

Political reporter Aaron Dahmen told the Weekend Collective that this shows that the election campaign is underway. 

"Above all, I think the take-home was there is confidence. This is a party that believes it can win all out. These party faithful believe in the Labour Party, and it wants to govern alone."