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Crown Limos in Northland by-Election a Fraud on the Taxpayer

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:15 pm | New Zealand First Party

With a budget blowout for Crown limos it’s time the National Party refunded the taxpayer for the swarm of limos used in the Northland by-election, says New Zealand First. “The Prime Minister and Ministers merrily billed the taxpayer for the Crown ... More >>

Call in Some Experts to Save Kiwirail

Friday, 29 May 2015, 11:30 am | New Zealand First Party

The government must urgently appoint some shipping and transport business talent to KiwiRail to avoid the further waste of hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money on a failing rail and ferry network, says New Zealand First Leader and Member ... More >>

Saudi Lawsuit Threat Exactly Why TPPA Worrying

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:46 am | New Zealand First Party

The threat of a lawsuit after New Zealand stopped the live sheep trade is a warning on what we can expect under a TPPA deal, says New Zealand First. More >>

Deception, Division and Denial – The Ugly Truth

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:00 pm | New Zealand First Party

Why won’t National relate GDP to population growth? We’ve learned over the years never to take anything at face value in politics. If you’ve watched proceedings over the past few days you will have noticed the Government ramming through Budget ... More >>

Every New Zealander Misses Out as Population Grows

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:28 pm | New Zealand First Party

The impact of population growth is a sinister omission from Budget 2015, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “Finance Minister Bill English hid the fact that New Zealand’s rapid population growth means spending per person is ... More >>

Questions Still to Be Answered Around Saudi Farm Blackmail

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 1:21 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Saudi Arabia sheep farm deal is a new low in New Zealand diplomacy, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Quake Outcasts Suffer More Government Ineptitude

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:42 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First supports the outcry from the Quake Outcasts group in Christchurch against further delay by CERA and the government over claims for full compensation. “The Quake Outcasts group represents owners of uninsured or bare land properties ... More >>

Victims Once Again Affected by a Glitch

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 8:38 pm | New Zealand First Party

Victims of crimes are being let down by the government refusing to fix the system that is supposed to alert them when a criminal is out of jail, says New Zealand First. More >>

No Bridges And Now Half a Road

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

27 MAY 2015 No Bridges And Now Half a Road Transport Minister Simon Bridges’ announcement that the Puhoi to Warkworth Highway is to be put out to tender as a public-private partnership doesn’t even contemplate a highway outside of the Auckland super city ... More >>

NZ Faces Loss of Control of Dairying to Foreign Business

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 3:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

27 MAY 2015 New Zealand Faces Loss of Control of Dairying to Foreign Business New Zealand faces loss of control of dairying to foreign business, says New Zealand First. “Foreigners are gaining control from the grass to the export product,” says New ... More >>

Government Stripping Regions of Social Services

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 3:12 pm | New Zealand First Party

27 MAY 2015 Government Stripping Regions of Social Services Social services are disappearing in the regions under National, says New Zealand First. “Under National there has been a flow of regional closures, including services to veterans and youth provided ... More >>

Re-Think of Health And Safety Reforms Needed

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 2:47 pm | New Zealand First Party

Health and safety reforms unintentionally threaten the life and soul of our volunteer organisations and clubs, says New Zealand First. More >>

Conduct of Parliament Comes Into Question

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

“A pattern is developing in Parliament with the Speaker refusing to allow members to debate matters of urgency,” says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “It is a worrying trend and an erosion of our democracy. An analysis of the applications ... More >>

Expulsions From the House; is There a Pattern Here?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1:11 pm | New Zealand First Party

Expulsions From the House; is There a Pattern Here? Opposition Members of Parliament are more than twice as likely to be expelled from the House as government MPs since National has become government, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament ... More >>

Not a Sod Turned, But Jokers Come up Trumps

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1:07 pm | New Zealand First Party

Not a Sod Turned, But Jokers Come up Trumps on Convention Centre Deal SkyCity has played a winning hand against Auckland ratepayers and taxpayers with its deal over the international convention centre, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader Tracey ... More >>

Risk to Kiwi Troops Escalates as PM Dithers

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 4:24 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister sent brave Kiwi soldiers to Iraq on mission impossible – and instead has landed them on the frontline, says New Zealand First. “Mr Key promised New Zealanders the Kiwi mission was to train Iraqi troops, yet, as we pointed out ... More >>

Minister Thanked for Correcting Overseer Oversight

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 10:18 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is offering the Minister for Primary Industries a bouquet for finding money to improve the calibration of the Overseer nutrient management tool, albeit, several days after Budget 2015 and following New Zealand First pointing this out. More >>

National Out of Touch on Medical Student Loans

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 9:41 am | New Zealand First Party

26 MAY 2015 National Out of Touch on Medical Student Loans The government’s continued refusal to give loans to students studying longer than seven years shows just how out of touch they are, says New Zealand First. “It takes a third of all medical ... More >>

NZ Still on Course for Aged-Care Crisis

Monday, 25 May 2015, 1:30 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand Still on Course for Aged-Care Crisis New Zealand remains on course for an aged-care funding crisis with the government avoiding the issue in Budget 2015, says New Zealand First. More >>

A Fee Rise by Any Other Name is Still a Fee Rise Minister

Monday, 25 May 2015, 12:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

Student fees are going up despite the Tertiary Education Minister’s claims he’s doing students a favour in Budget 2015, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin. More >>

 

 

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