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Minister again fails Māori students

Wednesday, 26 December 2018, 5:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

News that the Government has failed to fund a programme that supports Māori students into science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) subjects is extremely disappointing and shows a repeating pattern of de-prioritisation of our Māori students, National’s ... More >>

Cannabis advertising shows lack of regulations

Wednesday, 26 December 2018, 1:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

News that MedSafe is investigating cannabis billboard advertising in Auckland further confirms the lazy vacuum the Government has created for medicinal cannabis, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. More >>

Petition launched to support surf lifesaving

Sunday, 23 December 2018, 12:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

Petition launched to support surf lifesaving A petition to ensure that surf lifesaving is recognised and funded as an emergency service has been launched today by Helensville MP Chris Penk. “Surf lifesaving is a vital service provided by thousands of Kiwi ... More >>

Majority of NZ motorists will pay more to drive

Friday, 21 December 2018, 4:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

No amount of semantic hair-splitting by ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway can change the fact that the majority of New Zealand motorists will be paying more when his motor vehicle levies increases come in, National’s ACC spokesperson Tim Macindoe ... More >>

Japan should remain in IWC, cease whaling

Friday, 21 December 2018, 12:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

Japan should remain in the International Whaling Commission and should stop all ‘scientific whaling’, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Japanese media reports that Japan intends to leave the Commission and grant permits to its ... More >>

Shane Jones must explain comments

Friday, 21 December 2018, 9:32 am | New Zealand National Party

National’s Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop is asking whether senior NZ First MP Shane Jones still believes Wally Haumaha has ‘a completely clean bill of health’ like he claimed in Parliament earlier this month. More >>

Impact of soft on crime approach being felt

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 3:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

Public concern around the Government’s soft on crime approach is clearly building as shown by the level of public anger over the sentence that Rouxle Le Roux received for the death of Nathan Kraatskow, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell ... More >>

Govt turns back on agricultural training provider

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 2:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is disappointed by the news that the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture is going into interim liquidation, National MPs Paula Bennett and Nathan Guy say. More >>

Schools face English language support cuts

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 12:00 pm | New Zealand National Party

Recent news that some schools will be losing ESOL funding due to a change made in the last few weeks by the Ministry means that schools have little time to adapt or ensure there is adequate ESOL funding, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki ... More >>

NZ economy slows, growth per person stalls

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 11:35 am | New Zealand National Party

The economy appears to be slowing with today’s GDP figures showing economic growth in the past three months is the lowest in five years, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Prime Minister must dismiss Haumaha

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 9:18 am | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister must dismiss Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha after a damning report from the Independent Police Conduct Authority, National Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

IPCA report shows Haumaha was bad appointment

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 9:17 am | New Zealand National Party

IPCA report shows Haumaha was bad appointment The Independent Police Conduct investigation into Wally Haumaha is extremely troubling and raises serious questions about how and why the Government appointed Mr Haumaha in the first place, National’s Police ... More >>

National will overturn Migration Compact decision

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 5:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will overturn the Government’s support of the United Nations Compact for Migration, confirmed by Winston Peters today in spite of his reluctance to front up to New Zealanders, National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay ... More >>

Wage rise welcome for some, worry for others

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s $1.20 per hour wage hike will be welcomed by workers on the minimum wage but will cost jobs and make it harder for businesses already struggling with new taxes and higher costs, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson ... More >>

Coward's punch petition accepted at Parliament

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

Northland MP Matt King has accepted a petition calling for tougher sentences for those who throw a cowardly punch at an unsuspecting victim and cause death. “The petition, which has more than 11,500 signatures, was presented to me by members of ... More >>

Government on the wrong track on Hamilton rail

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 11:56 am | New Zealand National Party

The decision by the Labour-led Government to fund a commuter train between Hamilton and Auckland is another clear example of this Government’s wasteful spending and poor priorities, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Peters’ still hiding stance on Global Compact

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 4:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

Winston Peters’ continued refusal to make a decision and tell the public what New Zealand’s position on the United Nations Global Compact on Migration is shameful, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “This morning the Prime ... More >>

More loose figures from slippery Shane Jones

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 3:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones has admitted he has no idea how many jobs have actually been filled to date as a result of the hundreds of millions spent so far on the Provincial Growth Fund, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith ... More >>

Govt stalls digital strategy with failed CTO plan

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has wasted a third of its term on the Chief Technology Officer shambles, stalling work on an effective Digital strategy, National’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media spokesperson Melissa Lee says. More >>

Willis welcomes refusal of Victoria Uni name change

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 2:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

National list MP based in Wellington Nicola Willis welcomes the decision to decline Victoria University of Wellington’s application for a name change following significant opposition. More >>



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