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High Country farmers face more uncertainty, costs

Sunday, 17 February 2019, 4:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

Details of the Government’s plan to end tenure review show some farmers will have wasted time and money on the regime and all farmers on Crown pastoral land will face higher costs, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. More >>

Refund RUC charges on Nelson Fires Hay Convoy

Sunday, 17 February 2019, 10:58 am | New Zealand National Party

Road User Charges incurred by trucking companies and smaller operators transporting hay to farmers in Nelson should be refunded, says National’s South Island Regional Development spokesperson Andrew Falloon. More >>

Education Minister invited to Southland

Friday, 15 February 2019, 11:27 am | New Zealand National Party

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie is calling on Education Minister Chris Hipkins to come to Southland to hear the views of the community about the proposed changes to the Southern Institute of Technology. More >>

Jones gives soft loan to hot pools, Kiwis take bath

Friday, 15 February 2019, 11:02 am | New Zealand National Party

A $7.5 million loan from Shane Jones to privately owned luxury hot pools in Methven leaves more serious questions hanging over the Provincial Growth Fund, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

KiwiBuild starving private builders

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 4:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet housing project KiwiBuild is not only unlikely to reach any targets set, but those houses it does deliver will be at the expense of houses that were being built by the private sector, National’s Housing spokesperson ... More >>

Examination of cause of sterilisation failure vital

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 4:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Hawke’s Bay DHB must undertake a detailed, transparent review of the cause of the sterilisation failure which led to at least 55 patients having inadequately sterilised surgical equipment used on them, National’s Health Spokesperson Michael ... More >>

Another broken promise

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

Transport Minister Phil Twyford confirmed today that the Government has no intention of keeping Jacinda Ardern’s campaign promise to build light rail from Wynyard Quarter to Mt Roskill within four years, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith ... More >>

SIT should not be merged

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

Southern Institute of Technology should not be merged under a Government proposal, Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie says. More >>

Further evidence of weakening economic outlook

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 2:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Reserve Bank has added to the body of evidence that the New Zealand economy is losing momentum under this Government’s anti-growth policies, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Regions will suffer under centralisation of training

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 12:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s proposed reform of vocational education will strip power from regional New Zealand and hand all of it to Wellington bureaucrats, National’s Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesperson Shane Reti says. More >>

Government badly lets down our most vulnerable

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 7:43 am | New Zealand National Party

The annual Salvation Army State of the Nation report shows that a Government which claims to make the wellbeing of children and families its top priority is failing them miserably, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. More >>

Shaw signals CGT could be on its way

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 5:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

Associate Finance Minister James Shaw’s statement today that he wants to see a Capital Gains Tax should strike fear in the hearts of New Zealanders, says National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams. “The Green Party co-leader has given the clearest ... More >>

Business support fund sought for the Nelson fires

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 2:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

National MPs Nick Smith and Maureen Pugh are calling for the Government to establish a business support fund similar to that used following other disasters to help small businesses and contractors affected by the recent fires and ongoing extreme conditions. More >>

Surprise strikes are price of Govt’s union ties

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:29 am | New Zealand National Party

Thousands of commuters on Auckland’s North Shore felt the effects of the Government’s close union ties when bus services were cancelled without notice this morning, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. More >>

China relationship continues to deteriorate

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 10:30 am | New Zealand National Party

China’s apparent decision to pull the plug on the Opening Ceremony of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism raises serious concerns about the state of our relationship with our largest trading partner, National’s Foreign Affairs, Trade and Tourism ... More >>

Government punishing law-abiding families

Monday, 11 February 2019, 2:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s ‘no eviction’ policy and soft stance on criminal and anti-social behaviour has seen neighbours forced to put up with unruly Housing New Zealand tenants, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Investor confidence drops as Govt adds to risk

Monday, 11 February 2019, 12:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

Confidence among New Zealand investors has dropped significantly and the Government must accept part of the blame because its bad policies and increased taxes are creating risk and uncertainty, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Headwinds affecting farmers’ confidence

Monday, 11 February 2019, 12:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Federated Farmers January Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey shows the worst farmer confidence since 2009 when the Global Financial Crisis was biting hard, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. More >>

More rent increases hurt New Zealand families

Monday, 11 February 2019, 11:26 am | New Zealand National Party

Median rents have climbed another $10 a week, with New Zealanders now paying $40 a week more to put a roof over their families’ heads as a direct result of this Government’s poorly thought through policies, National Party Leader Simon Bridges ... More >>

Shops shuttered as Govt fails to support SMEs

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 1:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

Empty shops along the main streets of towns around New Zealand reflect the Government’s lack of support for small business, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. More >>



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