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Government decriminalises cannabis by stealth

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 4:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today the Government has decriminalised marijuana by stealth with the passing of its medicinal cannabis scheme despite National having a comprehensive plan to create a sensible regime right now, National’s associate Health spokesperson Shane Reti ... More >>

Govt confused & misleading on UN Migration Compact

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 4:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s confusion over the United Nations Global Compact on Migration shows an absence of accountability, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

What is going on with KiwiBuild?

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 3:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

Embattled Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s refusal to answer questions about why the Head of KiwiBuild Stephen Barclay is ‘out of the office’ shows that the programme continues to be in a state of disorganisation and chaos, National’s Housing spokesperson ... More >>

Support for second language Bill welcomed

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 8:43 am | New Zealand National Party

National has gained support from the major political parties for its second language learning Bill which will ensure every child in years 1-8 has the opportunity to learn a second language, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Govt’s latest tax grab will boost living costs again

Monday, 10 December 2018, 2:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

Two weeks out from Christmas, the Labour-led Government has unveiled plans to extract more taxes from New Zealanders that will drive up the cost of living for the very families that can least afford it, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Jones pads carbon benefit from One Billion Trees

Monday, 10 December 2018, 9:52 am | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones claims his ‘One Billion Trees’ will cut almost $3 billion from New Zealand’s carbon liability under the Paris Agreement but papers show he vastly inflated the benefit, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson ... More >>

Completed Waimahia housing development celebrated

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 11:59 am | New Zealand National Party

The successful completion of the Waimahia development that now accommodates more than 1000 people and which has delivered a new home every week for over four years is the sort of housing model that the Government should be replicating, National ... More >>

Decision to hold CTV engineer liable welcomed

Friday, 7 December 2018, 4:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s announcement that the High Court found Engineering New Zealand made an error of law when it dismissed disciplinary proceedings against Alan Reay, whose firm designed the CTV building in Christchurch, is welcomed, National’s Building ... More >>

Hypocrisy in Dunedin rebuild announcement

Friday, 7 December 2018, 4:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister David Clark’s announcement on the Dunedin Hospital outpatient and day patients building will be welcomed by the South but the Minister needs to be reminded of his comments in Opposition, National’s Health spokesperson Michael ... More >>

Living costs to keep rising as power prices climb

Friday, 7 December 2018, 4:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

Kiwis will have even less money left in their wallets in 2019 with confirmation electricity prices are to rise, another example of how living costs are growing under this Government, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. More >>

Schools’ review must not disempower parents

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

Proposed changes to New Zealand’s education system are concerning, particularly proposals to take power away from parents, and must be carefully considered, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Govt-backed unions aim to spoil Christmas

Friday, 7 December 2018, 12:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

Government Ministers should explain why the worst year for strikes in three decades will be rounded out by a stoppage by Air New Zealand engineers on the Friday before Christmas, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson ... More >>

Communities less safe after 24/7 cancellation

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 7:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders will be less safe because of the Labour-led Government’s decision to scrap plans to upgrade 20 regional police stations to 24/7 coverage, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Labour confirms increased tax on PTE’s

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 5:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour-led Government has confirmed it will follow through with more tax hikes, this time one which will have serious impact on the International Education sector, National’s Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesperson Simeon ... More >>

26 alive stink bugs in Oamaru alarming

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 5:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is alarmed to learn today that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have found 26 live Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) in a box of imported shoes in Oamaru, National’s Biosecurity spokesperson Nathan Guy says. More >>

Winston Peters defends UN Migration Agreement

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 4:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

For the second day Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters has defended the United Nations Compact for Migration that would give the United Nations a say on New Zealand’s immigration policy, but is refusing to tell the public what the Government’s position ... More >>

Minister admits no one’s buying KiwiBuild

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 4:17 pm | New Zealand National Party

Housing Minister Phil Twyford is in denial that his flagship KiwiBuild housing programme is falling apart, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Govt has Stats NZ playing ‘privilege bingo’

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 12:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

Developing the indicators for the Living Standards Framework that will underpin future policies is a serious and important task but the Government’s wonky instructions to Stats NZ risks the process descending into farce, National’s Finance spokesperson ... More >>

Govt forcing more people into social housing

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:20 am | New Zealand National Party

It’s disappointing to hear decisions made by this Government are increasing the number of people relying on social housing, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. More >>

Clearly no interest for dud KiwiBuild policy

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 4:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders across the country are quickly losing interest in the Government’s KiwiBuild policy with Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirming today that first home buyers are not purchasing KiwiBuild homes, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith ... More >>



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