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Goal of tertiary billions hard to fathom

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 1:50 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour must explain why it believes taxpayers should be paying more for people to study golf, homeopathy and skydiving, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Govt must support NZ’s vital volunteer sector

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 9:46 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government must mark today’s International Volunteer Day with a strong commitment to supporting this vital sector, National’s Community and Voluntary spokesperson Alfred Ngaro says. More >>

Greater compensation for live organ donors

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 9:07 am | New Zealand National Party

MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop is welcoming the coming into force of the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act, just over one year after his Member’s Bill passed in Parliament unanimously. The Act will ensure that live organ donors receive compensation ... More >>

National welcomes ban on microbeads

Monday, 4 December 2017, 6:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

National welcomes ban on microbeads National Party Environment Spokesperson Scott Simpson has welcomed the Government’s confirmation it will continue with the previous Government’s ban on microbeads. “Microbeads pose a high risk to our aquatic and ... More >>

Pike River CE to wear liability for Minister’s decision

Monday, 4 December 2017, 3:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

Documents on the Pike River Recovery Agency show that while the Minister will decide whether a re-entry goes ahead, it will be the agency’s chief executive who will be liable if any re-entry goes wrong, National Party Workplace Relations Spokesperson ... More >>

Coalition already divided on Work for the Dole

Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

Comments from Jacinda Ardern along with supporters of the Coalition Government this morning show that Labour and New Zealand First are already at odds on the Work for the Dole scheme, National Party Economic Development Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. ... More >>

Partnership schools and students in limbo

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 8:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

3 December 2017 Partnership schools and students in limbo Education Minister Chris Hipkins continues to treat partnership schools, their students and families with contempt, failing to answer basic questions and leaving them in limbo as the new ... More >>

Regional Work for Dole will divide coalition

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 8:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

Regional Work for Dole will divide coalition Shane Jones’ regional work for the dole scheme is the latest NZ First Policy to come up against the realities of working in a Labour/Greens/NZ First Coalition Government, National Party Economic Development ... More >>

National continues push for ocean sanctuary

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

National continues push for ocean sanctuary National MP Nick Smith has lodged a Member’s Bill to establish the 620,000km2 ocean sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand’s most northern islands. More >>

Deafening silence from Govt on details of fees-free

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 11:20 am | New Zealand National Party

Deafening silence from Govt on details of fees-free Weeks out from the Government’s fees-free policy taking effect and Education Minister Chris Hipkins has still not given students and the tertiary sector the basic details, National Party Tertiary ... More >>

Minister confirms he wants more offenders released on bail

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 3:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

Justice Minister confirms he wants more offenders released on bail Justice Minister Andrew Little’s statements on The Nation this morning demonstrate that the Coalition Government will go soft on crime, expressing concern that judges are putting the ... More >>

World’s largest Marine Protected Area takes effect

Friday, 1 December 2017, 3:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

World’s largest Marine Protected Area takes effect After five years of work led by the previous National Government with the United States, the world’s largest Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea region of the Antarctic has today come into ... More >>

Successful Special Olympics wraps up

Friday, 1 December 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

Successful Special Olympics wraps up National Party Spokesperson for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner has congratulated all those involved in the outstanding Special Olympics 2017 as the games draw to a close in Wellington today. “The athletes involved have ... More >>

Govt at odds over children’s rights

Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:23 pm | New Zealand National Party

Govt at odds over children’s rights An extraordinary lack of commitment from the new Minister for Children indicates the lack of clarity this new Government has around the protection of some of our most vulnerable, National’s Social Development spokesperson ... More >>

New Government with nothing to do

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 5:26 pm | New Zealand National Party

After just nine sitting days the new Government has run out of new legislation for the House to consider, Shadow Leader of the House Simon Bridges says. More >>

Woods needs to focus on petrol prices

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 4:17 pm | New Zealand National Party

Woods needs to focus on petrol prices The new Government needs to follow through on the previous Government’s actions to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair and reasonable price for petrol, National Party Energy and Resources Spokesman Jonathan ... More >>

Time for Robertson to front up

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

With Business Confidence this month at its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, it is now time for Grant Robertson to front up to New Zealanders with some idea of his real economic plan and the actual costs of the new Coalition Government, ... More >>

Government to be forced into another backdown

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 1:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is going to have to walk back another of its key policy planks after the Trade Minister’s plan for a tax on water exports was confirmed as illegal by his own officials, National Party Leader Bill English says. More >>

Govt shows glib approach to private data use

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 11:35 am | New Zealand National Party

The new Labour Government has shown yet again its high-handed approach to handling information and its complete disregard for transparency, National’s Data spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. More >>

New Govt passing up prime opportunity for rural development

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 9:23 am | New Zealand National Party

The evidence this new Government will be no friend to farmers continues to stack up, National’s Primary Industry spokesperson Nathan Guy says. More >>

   

 

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