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Govt trashes NZ reputation, creates $104M losses

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:58 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has hurt New Zealand’s reputation well beyond the oil and gas sector, and must respond to investors facing $104 million of losses if its exploration ban succeeds, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. More >>

Landlords losing out under current Government

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 5:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s claim it is striking a balance between the interests of landlords and tenants has been further rubbished in Parliament today, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Education Bill passed despite urgent treaty claim

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 4:50 pm | New Zealand National Party

With the passing of the Education Amendment Bill today the Government has ignored continuous outcry from Māori leaders and scrapped the partnership school model, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Statement from Peter Goodfellow on donations

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 4:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

-- To be attributed to Peter Goodfellow: There has been speculation that we have received a $100,000 donation, there was no such donation. The Botany Electorate of the National Party received 8 donations, and Mr Ross declared 8 donations to us. ... More >>

Auditor-General must keep monitoring Police

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 4:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Auditor-General must continue to regularly report on Police culture and conduct in light of the troubling events of 2018 – specifically the Wally Haumaha saga, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Small firms say dealing with Govt ‘a nightmare’

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 3:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to stop talking over New Zealand’s small business owners and start listening because they’re hurting, they’re weighed down by red tape and they’re worried about taxes and labour law, National’s Small Business spokesperson ... More >>

Government clearly giving up on most vulnerable

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

A blowout in the number of people on the Jobseekers benefit and a significant reduction in sanctions imposed over the last year shows the Government has given up on getting more people into work, National’s spokesperson for Social Development Louise Upston ... More >>

Tax-hungry Govt would double-dip at drivers’ cost

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

Drivers are already angry every time they fill up at the pump and they’ll take no comfort from the Government’s willingness to double-dip on tax if petrol prices keep rising, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Clark has cut funding from medicines to pay nurses

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 1:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister David Clark has admitted in Parliament yesterday that he used funds that should have been reinvested into medicines for New Zealanders to offset the cost of wage settlements that his Government didn’t fully fund, National’s Health ... More >>

‘Have your Say’ campaign launched for Rural NZ

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 10:52 am | New Zealand National Party

National Leader Simon Bridges has today launched the ‘Have Your Say’ listening campaign for Rural New Zealand as the next step in National’s 2020 election policy development process. More >>

Psychoactive Substances Bill passes 2nd reading

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 8:51 am | New Zealand National Party

Synthetic drugs are a blight on our society, and those who deal and profit from them have been put on notice today as the Psychoactive Substances Amendment Bill passed its second reading, MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown says. More >>

Drug driving Bill rejection dangerous and short sighted

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 8:50 am | New Zealand National Party

The voting down of a Members Bill which would have kept our roads safer and saved lives is incomprehensible, Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott says. More >>

Govt review risks widening FDI gap with Australia

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is creating more uncertainty for foreign investors with another review of the Overseas Investment Act, a move that may see New Zealand fall further behind Australia in attracting capital, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Mark Mitchell - $20k to set up and dismantle three tables

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 2:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

The income tax of four minimum wage earners for a full year was spent on setting up three tables at the Government’s $1.6 million Criminal Justice Summit, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “The breakdown shows that $20,278 was ... More >>

Statement from Peter Goodfellow - National Party President

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 5:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

We can find no proof of the accusations and assertions made by Jami-Lee Ross today in regard to the handling of our political donations. More >>

Unions prioritised over medicines funding

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 5:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister David Clark must come clean about funding for new medicines being pulled from Pharmac to settle the nurses’ pay dispute, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

Government in disagreement over fuel taxes

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 4:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister and the Transport Minister can’t agree on the impact their fuel taxes are having on New Zealanders, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

National backs Commerce Bill, wants fuel tax axed

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 4:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will support the Commerce Amendment Bill that imposes a market studies regime, but wants the Government to axe fuel taxes hurting Kiwis in the back pocket right now, National’s Commerce and Consumer Affairs spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

Psychoactive Substances Bill returns for Second Reading

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 3:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government will have the opportunity to take action against the growing damage caused by synthetic drugs when the Psychoactive Substances Amendment Bill returns to Parliament tomorrow for its second reading, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown says. More >>

National Caucus votes to expel Jami-Lee Ross

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 1:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

This was the strongest possible action the Caucus can take and reflects the seriousness of the issues and the fact we are united and focused on the interests of New Zealanders. More >>

 

 

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