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Fees-free scheme takes another hit

Friday, 24 May 2019, 3:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s flagship education policy fees-free has turned out to be an even bigger flop than what Finance Minister Grant Robertson recently admitted to, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Shane Reti says. “A briefing from Education Minister ... More >>

Minister’s decision making process non-existent

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 4:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

Eugenie Sage’s admission that she went against official advice when declining OceanaGold’s OIO application shows the lack of consistency in her decision making, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “The Minister revealed in Parliament ... More >>

PM breaks another commitment on early intervention

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 3:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has failed to deliver on the Prime Minister’s promise to ensure an additional 1750 children would receive early intervention support, National’s Early Childhood Education spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “In May 2018 the Prime ... More >>

Government missing bigger picture on transport

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:30 pm | New Zealand National Party

Improved cycleways should be welcomed, but not at the expense of the rest of Wellington’s transport system, National’s Associate Transport spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

More people missing out on doctors visits due to cost

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

The number of adults who aren’t seeing their doctor because of the price has increased by 38,000, making a mockery of the Health Minister’s promise to improve access to affordable healthcare, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

Multiple strike days planned for five weeks

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

With the news today area schools have planned to join next week’s mega-strike, there will be another 2300 teachers on the streets causing further disruption to parents and students, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Robertson concedes defeat on budget rules

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:24 am | New Zealand National Party

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has today thrown in the towel by scrapping his self-imposed debt target, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Govt votes down harsher penalties for drug crims

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 7:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has failed New Zealanders by voting down my Bill which would have ensured harsher penalties for those who deal and manufacture synthetic drugs, MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown says. More >>

Gun buyback may have already started

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

Police Minister Stuart Nash owes New Zealanders an explanation about whether Police have had to buy back the guns that were stolen when they left the backdoor open, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Mr Nash and the Prime Minister ... More >>

Robertson in the dark on economic slowdown

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders would expect the Minister of Finance to know the cost of slowing economic growth, something he today underestimated by more than two billion dollars, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Under the ... More >>

Surge in public support for roadside drug testing

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 1:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

Matthew’s Petition seeking the urgent introduction of roadside drug testing has received more than 8000 signatures, with support increasing fourfold since it re-opened last week, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. More >>

Inquiry called into Northland Meningitis outbreak delays

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 11:56 am | New Zealand National Party

National MPs Shane Reti and Matt King are supporting a petition calling for an inquiry into the Northland Meningitis outbreak after presenting to the Health Select Committee this morning. More >>

Urgent action, not consultation needed on Kauri Dieback

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 10:05 am | New Zealand National Party

The closure of ‘The Four Sisters’ walking track in Northland due to Kauri Dieback has brought into focus this Government’s painfully slow approach to dealing with the disease, National’s Conservation Spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “In December ... More >>

Government not delivering on social housing

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 3:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s misguided housing policy has pushed the number of New Zealanders waiting for social housing to record highs, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. More >>

National supports Climate Change Bill, but with concerns

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 3:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

National has decided to support the Climate Change Response Act Amendment Bill through its first reading, but with serious concerns around the proposed methane target and the potential economic impact, Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller says. “National ... More >>

PM and Minister of Finance need to help resolve strikes

Monday, 20 May 2019, 1:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister and Finance Minister need to step in and help Education Minister Chris Hipkins by providing a circuit breaker to resolve the strikes, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

National ensuring foreign policy delivers for Kiwis

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:33 am | New Zealand National Party

Today National launches our second policy discussion document, on International Affairs. It shows how important our actions overseas are to Kiwis, and how we can ensure those actions deliver for all New Zealanders, National Leader Simon Bridges ... More >>

Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:23 am | New Zealand National Party

Despite Phil Twyford claiming there is “strong demand” for KiwiBuild houses in Canterbury, there hasn’t been a single sale since the first ones went on the market three months ago, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The ... More >>

10,000 patients to miss out on elective surgery

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:11 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government is failing more patients than ever with at least 10,000 more people than last year on track to miss out on much-needed surgery, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

National congratulates PM Scott Morrison

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:09 am | New Zealand National Party

On behalf of the National Party I send my heartfelt congratulations across the Tasman to Prime Minister Scott Morrison after his election victory last night, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>



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