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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 >>

Another Meningitis case while unused vaccines expire

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 10:45 am | New Zealand National Party

An agenda item for next week’s Northland District Health Board meeting confirms that there has been another case of Meningitis W in Northland, Whangarei MP Shane Reti says. More >>

Shane Jones in La La Land on the economy

Friday, 12 July 2019, 2:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

If the Government believes the solution to a slowing economy is lower commodity prices then it’s really in La La Land, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Defence morale will plummet as reviews stack up

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 4:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

A further review of the Defence Estate is an admission by this Government that it has mismanaged its spending and is having to kick an extremely important issue down the road for another day, National’s Defence spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Defence ... More >>

Inland Revenue charging higher interest than banks

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 2:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

It is outrageous Inland Revenue has decided to raise the interest rate it charges taxpayers on unpaid and underpaid tax, while cutting the rate it pays those it owes money, National’s Revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. More >>

How did 639 convicts end up with gun licences?

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 4:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The revelation that more than 600 New Zealanders obtained firearms licences despite having criminal convictions in Australia raises serious questions about how fit for purpose Police processes are, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

Proper policy process up in smoke

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 1:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s announcement that, despite passing legislation last year, it’s now consulting with the public on proposed regulation and standards on medicinal cannabis shows just how badly it has managed this process, National’s Health spokesperson ... More >>

Calls for National Park growing

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 11:05 am | New Zealand National Party

Many people are behind the concept of more dynamic national parks which is reflected by the growing enthusiasm for a National Park in the Catlins, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. More >>

Vehicle tax will penalise Kiwi motorists

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 1:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s plan to make some vehicles up to $3000 more expensive by taxing their emissions will unfairly penalise people struggling with the cost of living, National’s Associate Transport spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

Evidence FPAs are compulsory unionism by stealth

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 10:43 am | New Zealand National Party

Today’s NZ Initiative report confirms so-called ‘Fair Pay Agreements’ will be compulsory, centralised unionism by stealth, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. More >>

Pay-to-stay approach no answer to falling confidence

Monday, 8 July 2019, 7:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

If the Government’s response to the lowest levels of business confidence in a decade is to write big taxpayer-funded cheques then expect more to reach for their passports, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Capital charge changes merely a Band-Aid

Monday, 8 July 2019, 4:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s announcement that the Government will assist District Health Boards (DHB) with their capital charge costs doesn’t address the underlying causes of their deficits, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The Minister ... More >>

50,000 unfunded school places in growth plan

Friday, 5 July 2019, 4:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s announcement today there is going to be 61 new schools by 2030 is a great goal, but is hollow without potentially billions of additional funding and large changes to school infrastructure delivery, National’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

Red Tape Roadshow comes to Invercargill

Friday, 5 July 2019, 4:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today in Invercargill I hosted National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean for the latest round of her ‘Red Tape Roadshow’ to hear from locals who are being hindered by onerous regulation, Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie says. “At a time when ... More >>

Red Tape Roadshow comes to Invercargill

Friday, 5 July 2019, 4:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today in Invercargill I hosted National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean for the latest round of her ‘Red Tape Roadshow’ to hear from locals who are being hindered by onerous regulation, Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie says. More >>

Coastguard needs a lifeline

Friday, 5 July 2019, 1:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to take action to ensure Coastguard New Zealand isn’t unnecessarily charged compliance costs, National’s Associate Transport spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “The recent decision to require Coastguard New Zealand to pay the maritime ... More >>

No new ideas in Local Government funding report

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 3:00 pm | New Zealand National Party

A review of local government funding by the Productivity Commission has produced a disappointing lack of new ideas, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “There’s no doubt that councils face increasing cost pressures, particularly ... More >>

Australia enjoys the tax relief we should’ve had

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 11:28 am | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders will today be looking across the ditch where low and middle-income Australians are about to receive just over a thousand dollars a year in tax relief, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Minister disorganised on organised crime

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 10:05 am | New Zealand National Party

Police Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed the Government is sitting on its hands when it comes to gangs and organised crime, National’s Police spokesman Brett Hudson says. More >>

PM should take responsibility for biz confidence

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 6:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister and her Government need to stop making excuses and start taking responsibility for poor business confidence, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

   

 

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