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Ideology getting in the way of Kiwis’ health

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s ideology is actively discouraging DHBs from using the private sector, resulting in New Zealanders missing out on much-needed surgeries, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The length of time New Zealanders ... More >>

New Zealand pair narrowly miss second medal at youth worlds

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Helena Sanderson and Jack Honey were left with a feeling of what might have been after falling just short of picking up New Zealand's second medal on the last day of the Hempel youth sailing world championships in Poland. More >>

Govt housing policies continue to fail vulnerable Kiwis

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

The latest figures from the Ministry of Social Development continues to show a Government losing further control of the housing situation, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. “The figures for the June 2019 quarter shows in cold, hard ... More >>

Green Ribbon Awards victim of budget cutting

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

One of New Zealand’s most prestigious conservation and environment awards ceremonies is not going ahead for the second time in as many years because the Government can’t get their act together to fund it, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie ... More >>

Number on benefits skyrockets in Christchurch

Friday, 19 July 2019, 3:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour-led Government’s aimless policies have seen huge increases in the number of people on jobseeker benefits in Christchurch since taking office, National’s Social Development Spokesperson Louise Upston says. “Figures released recently ... More >>

Simon Bridges apologises to Julie Anne Genter

Friday, 19 July 2019, 12:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today apologised to Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter for releasing false information about the Government’s car tax. More >>

Half a million pleas for help show Govt is failing Kiwis

Friday, 19 July 2019, 10:29 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s assault on living costs through taxes, higher petrol prices and increased rents has seen the number of hardship assistance grants handed out to struggling Kiwis skyrocket to almost 500,000, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith ... More >>

What’s driving this Government’s tax policy?

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 2:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

After saying she wouldn’t give tax cuts to people who didn’t need them, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Government has done a 180-degree turn on her pledge with its latest tax on cars, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Benefit numbers out of control under Labour

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 11:27 am | New Zealand National Party

The considerable rise in the number of people on jobseeker benefits this winter shows that the Labour-led Government is short-changing New Zealanders, National’s Social Development Spokesperson Louise Upston says. More >>

Members Bill to notify schools of sex offenders

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:27 am | New Zealand National Party

Today I placed a Members Bill in the ballot that would require the Department of Corrections to notify schools of sex offenders placed in their local communities, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says. “Recently, after two sex offenders were housed ... More >>

Safer roads mean investment, not slowing down

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 11:55 am | New Zealand National Party

If the Government is serious about improving road safety it needs to get on with building safer, well-engineered highways, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

ECE survey to reveal major workforce shortages

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 9:16 am | New Zealand National Party

National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis has today launched a survey to reveal the extent of teacher shortages in early childhood education services. More >>

National supportive of primary sector’s ambition

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 4:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

Farmers will have mixed feelings towards today’s announcement that pricing of agriculture emissions is likely to be deferred until 2025, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller says. “National has always held the view that agriculture should only ... More >>

Tax and regulations driving up the cost of living

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 2:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s inflation figures reveal the Government’s higher taxes and poorly thought through regulations are the main driver of the rising cost of living for New Zealand families, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith. More >>

Government making dangerous cars easier to buy

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 12:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s car tax will hike the price of some of New Zealand’s safest vehicles, while making some with the poorest safety ratings considerably cheaper, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Auditor-General to investigate KiwiBuild

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:37 am | New Zealand National Party

The Auditor-General’s office has confirmed it will investigate concerns raised by National about taxpayer cash being used to underwrite KiwiBuild houses, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “I’ve discussed with the Auditor-General ... More >>

Hump Ridge Track great choice for Great Walks

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 12:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

It’s pleasing to see the Government continue with National’s conservation work and announce the Hump Ridge Track as the latest of New Zealand’s Great Walks, says National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie. More >>

Sneaky half-billion tax grab hidden in clean car plan

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 11:27 am | New Zealand National Party

Sneaky half-billion tax grab hidden in clean car plan The Government will pocket almost half a billion dollars in new taxes even if its plan to hike the price of higher-emissions vehicles doubles the amount of cleaner cars on our roads, Leader ... More >>

No plan to grow scientific community

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 1:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

It’s disappointing to see an opportunity to grow our scientific community lost due to the Government’s decision to not commit to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar ... More >>

Complex donations scheme will see fewer schools take it up

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 10:47 am | New Zealand National Party

Documents released for consultation by the Ministry of Education demonstrate Labour’s donations scheme is hugely complicated and is being rushed through a flawed process. National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

 

 

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