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Minister dismisses concerns on DHB cybersecurity

Friday, 20 July 2018, 6:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

Official documents have revealed there are up to 800,000 cyberattacks a day on the Bay of Plenty DHB, despite the Health Minister dismissing cybersecurity concerns in general as ‘hypothetical’, National’s Data and Cybersecurity spokesperson ... More >>

Government must deliver for the West Coast

Friday, 20 July 2018, 1:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s West Coast based List MP Maureen Pugh says it is time for the Government to step up and deliver on the work signed off in the West Coast Economic Development Action Plan last year. More >>

New benefit figures show concerning trend

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 5:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

A 21 per cent drop in the number of benefit sanctions imposed since Labour took office and a worrying increase in the number of people receiving main benefit is a warning to the Government, Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. More >>

National says UK FTA needs to enhance visa access

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 2:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed the United Kingdom’s decision to launch public consultations of a NZ-UK FTA but says a negotiation must also ensure better access for New Zealand workers and tourists ... More >>

Govt should prioritise vulnerable NZers, not unions

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 1:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

Revelations that Government Ministers have stopped efforts to get hundreds of unemployed New Zealanders into work in order to aid an industrial dispute is extremely disturbing, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. More >>

New report shows Government slowing economy

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:58 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Infometrics analysis released last night is far from a glowing endorsement of this Government’s economic management and shows that it must act to improve declining economic forecasts and plummeting business confidence, National’s Finance spokesperson ... More >>

Govt spending thousands more per prison bed

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

The decision to spend $750 million for just 600 beds at Waikeria Prison is another example of the Government’s bad spending choices and recklessness when it comes to law and order, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. More >>

Minister MIA while ACC strikes continue

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

In spite of strike action by ACC medical specialists with at least four more to follow in the next month, we haven’t heard a peep from the ACC Minister as more discontent and industrial action rattles the health sector, National’s spokesperson for ACC ... More >>

National pushing for faster action on mental health

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is not prepared to let the Government park the mental health needs of Kiwis while it holds an inquiry, and has offered to work together to improve New Zealand’s mental health services both immediately and longer term, Mental Health spokesperson ... More >>

Respite for Taranaki in Methanex announcement

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 12:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

Methanex’s announcement that they have secured gas contracts through to 2029 is a much-needed confidence booster for the Taranaki region after being hung out to dry by the Coalition Government, National’s Energy And Resources spokesperson Jonathan ... More >>

Papers show Govt confusion on Waikeria decision

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 9:21 am | New Zealand National Party

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis advised Cabinet to adopt the previous Government’s plan to build 1500 beds at Waikeria Prison because it was ‘the only sensible plan’, but his colleagues ignored his advice, National’s Corrections spokesperson David ... More >>

Acting PM is wrong on mental health pilot

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 12:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters is either genuinely confused or he has deliberately made false statements to media today that the mental health crisis call response pilot had come to its end, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Price of petrol up 20 cents before Govt fuel taxes

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:37 am | New Zealand National Party

Figures released by Statistics NZ today show petrol prices for the year to June were up 20 cents per litre, even before the Government’s extra 25 cents per litre tax increases started coming into force on 1 July, National Party Transport spokesperson ... More >>

Service sector shows worrying signs for economy

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

The services sector of the economy is now performing at its worst level since 2012 – raising concerns about the economy’s ability to continue to create opportunities, grow jobs and lift wages, National Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Govt axes highly anticipated mental health pilot

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 1:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s decision to axe a universally-supported pilot to improve the response to 111 mental health calls is nothing short of disgraceful, especially after Labour pledged to make mental health a priority, National’s Police spokesperson Chris ... More >>

Where’s Wally Haumaha inquiry?

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 10:34 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government must release the terms of reference of the inquiry into the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner given it’s now two weeks since the Acting Prime Minister announced the inquiry, National’s Police spokesperson Chris ... More >>

Govt’s reasons for axing school PPPs flimsy

Friday, 13 July 2018, 3:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

A recently released Cabinet Paper shows the Government is going ahead with axing public-private partnerships for building and maintaining schools, but the reasons for doing so simply don’t stack up, National’s Associate Education spokesperson ... More >>

Government’s lack of leadership again on show

Friday, 13 July 2018, 2:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister David Clark going on holiday while nurses went on well-signalled strikes around New Zealand is the latest example of a Government failing to front up to New Zealanders, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

1080 dumpers must be held to account

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:21 am | New Zealand National Party

Revelations that 1080 poison has been dumped in a national park on Stewart Island need to be urgently investigated and dealt with, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. More >>

Integrity of Govt slush fund in serious question

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 6:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones needs to explain what conflicts were declared before the Government gave $6 million to a trust led by a former NZ First MP, and why his slush fund is leading to private gain, National’s Regional Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith ... More >>



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