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Bidois identifies priority park and ride sites

Friday, 25 May 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Northcote candidate Dan Bidois is calling for Auckland Council to commit to building new park and ride facilities in the electorate, to ease residents’ congestion woes. More >>

PM’s visit little comfort for Taranaki

Friday, 25 May 2018, 2:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister’s visit today will be of little comfort to Taranaki people concerned about the future of their jobs and their region following the Government’s oil and gas decision, National’s Energy and Resources Spokesman Jonathan Young says. More >>

Govt prioritises diplomats over climate adaptation

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 5:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller has welcomed the release of a new report on New Zealand’s response to climate change but is concerned that the Government has not set aside any new funding in Budget 2018 to ensure that the ... More >>

PM to Taranaki two months too late

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 4:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Taranaki people will be respectful, but also highly disappointed about the Prime Minister’s visit tomorrow to discuss the Government’s oil and gas exploration decision and rightly so, National’s Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan ... More >>

Govt will take five years to add fewer extra cops

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 4:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

Jacinda Ardern and Stuart Nash have broken the trust of Kiwis who believed them when they said they’d keep their promise to add 1800 frontline cops over three years, National’s Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Government needs to act to meet Smokefree 2025

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Health and Maori Affairs Select Committees received a blunt message yesterday – act now or we will fail to meet our Smokefree by 2025 goal, National MP Nicky Wagner says. More >>

Fees-free sucks up tertiary money for nothing

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:23 am | New Zealand National Party

For the first time in two decades universities in New Zealand will receive no real increase in government funding, while $2.8 billion is being spent on the failed policy to lift participation in tertiary education, National’s Tertiary Education Spokesperson ... More >>

Govt side-lining select committee process

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 8:19 am | New Zealand National Party

Serious concerns about the Government’s attitude towards legislation have prompted the National Party to vote against the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. More >>

Government commits to higher fuel prices

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

By refusing to back down on new and increased fuel taxes, the Government is committing New Zealanders to higher fuel prices, says National Party Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross. More >>

Report highlights risks to energy security

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

A Transpower report laying out the challenges that come with relying on electricity for our energy supply underlines the folly of the Government’s rushed decision to stop offshore petroleum exploration, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson ... More >>

Govt continues to disregard victims of crime

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government should spend more time listening to victims of crime and less on listening to soft-on-crime activists, by getting on with making sure there is enough capacity in our prisons for serious offenders, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David ... More >>

Govt cuts funding and opportunities for Kiwi kids

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has taken an axe to the education sector and scrapped a large number of valuable initiatives in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Mental health sector short changed

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour campaigned on a significant increase in investment in the mental health sector, but its Budget 2018 has short changed the sector, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. More >>

Government should axe its taxes as prices rise

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

With petrol prices climbing to record levels the Government should axe its plans to impose two new fuel taxes on New Zealanders, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. More >>

MP’s Bill to improve access to official information

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:56 am | New Zealand National Party

Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee has introduced a private members bill that would enable elected members of local authorities to perform their duties more effectively by providing them greater access to official information. More >>

Govt breaks early childhood education promises

Monday, 21 May 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

Govt breaks early childhood education promises The Government has broken its promises for early childhood education (ECE) in its first Budget leaving parents and educators to ask what priority it really places on early learning, National’s Early Childhood ... More >>

Low income earners to subsidise homes for wealthy

Monday, 21 May 2018, 2:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s admission there will be no income limits for people who want to buy KiwiBuild houses will mean low income New Zealanders will help subsidise homes for the wealthy, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Reckless Govt willing to gamble public safety

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:13 am | New Zealand National Party

The Ardern-Peters Government is putting ideology ahead of public safety by not building the much-needed prison at Waikeria, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David Bennett says. More >>

Arrogant bluster no substitute for economic plan

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 12:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones’ arrogant assertion that businesses struggling for workers should just invest in automation, rather than look for skilled immigration, is just the latest in a long list of unhelpful suggestions from an out-of-touch Government, National ... More >>

Education Budget full of broken promises

Friday, 18 May 2018, 12:26 pm | New Zealand National Party

Parents and teachers will be feeling let down by the Government after realising education is one of the big losers in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

 

 

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