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National backs farmers marching against Govt policies

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

National MPs have joined hundreds of farmers who arrived at Parliament today to express how disillusioned they are with this Government’s anti-farming policies, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says. More >>

Bill to give co-ops clarity passes unanimously

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:13 am | New Zealand National Party

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller’s Members’ Bill giving clarity around dividend rules has passed its final reading in Parliament with unanimous support. “My Members’ Bill, the Companies (Clarification of Dividend Rules in Companies) Amendment Bill, ... More >>

Reserve Bank predicts further economic slowdown

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Reserve Bank has lowered its growth forecasts again as economic indicators continue to show New Zealand's economy is underperforming, National Party Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Government a shambles on immigration

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 2:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is all over the place on immigration and its policy is incoherent, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says. More >>

National to invest in quality education for our kids

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:35 am | New Zealand National Party

National has today released our sixth Discussion Document which will ensure children get a quality education and have the skills to succeed, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “National believes all children in New Zealand should have ... More >>

National to lift quality of teaching and learning

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:33 am | New Zealand National Party

A National Government will lift the quality of teaching and learning in New Zealand because we know a good education creates opportunities, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National values teachers and the role they play in the development ... More >>

Better support for children with complex needs

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:30 am | New Zealand National Party

National is looking at substantial reform to support children with complex needs so that all children have the opportunity to succeed in life, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National’s vision is to see children funded for ... More >>

National to reconsider first year Fees Free

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:28 am | New Zealand National Party

13 November 2019 National is exploring options to replace first year Fees Free, supporting a university into the Top 50 international rankings, and we’re looking to invest in a third medical school in our Education Discussion Document, National’s Tertiary ... More >>

National to focus on quality early childhood education

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:25 am | New Zealand National Party

National is focused on lifting the quality of early childhood education, National’s Early Childhood Education spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “It’s important our children receive quality education in their early years as this sets them up for ... More >>

Speech: Education Discussion Document Launch

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:10 am | New Zealand National Party

I am really excited about today. Education is a top priority for me because I know it can transform lives. For me going to great schools in West Auckland and then Auckland and Oxford University opened doors and provided lifelong opportunities. While there ... More >>

Distracted Govt fails to deliver on China tourism

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 7:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has failed the tourism sector by not taking the China-NZ Year of Tourism seriously, National's Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools a step too far

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 12:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has been forced into an embarrassing back down following the release of Tomorrow’s Schools, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Referendum approach inconsistent and undemocratic

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:32 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s Referendum Bill which was reported back to Parliament last night from the Justice Select Committee is unfair and undemocratic, National’s Electoral Law Spokesperson Nick Smith says. “The Government is playing fast and loose with ... More >>

Government bows to pressure from National

Monday, 11 November 2019, 4:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

After sitting on its hands for two years, the Government has finally decided to consider one of National’s key election policies, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPOs) give Police more powers to search and ... More >>

Nicola Grigg National’s new candidate in Selwyn

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 5:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

Former reporter and political adviser Nicola Grigg will contest Selwyn for National in the 2020 General Election. More >>

Whitebaiters set to lose thousands on stands

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 2:00 pm | New Zealand National Party

Uncertainty over the future of whitebaiting as a result of Government policy is already affecting whitebaiters’ livelihoods, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. More >>

Honest review, tough lessons to learn

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 5:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Oranga Tamariki Practice Review has exposed several systemic failures and it’s important those are addressed going forward for the future of our tamariki, National’s Children spokesperson Alfred Ngaro says. “National pushed for the scope of the ... More >>

“We hope the gangs will listen” won’t get guns back

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:30 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Police Commissioner has today revealed the Government’s strategy to get illegal firearms off gang members – he hopes they listen, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “After an appearance at the Select Committee today, the Police ... More >>

National votes for Zero Carbon Bill

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 3:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

National has supported the Zero Carbon Bill through its final reading, but is committing to improving the Bill further should we earn the right to govern in 2020, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Government’s resources strategy all spin and no substance

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 12:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s resources strategy is high on rhetoric, weak on reality and continues to send a signal to the world that New Zealand is closed for business, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. More >>

 

 

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