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Labour’s 100 days fails farmers

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:31 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s first 100 days in Government has earnt it a dismal report card as far as farmers are concerned, National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy says. More >>

Minister acting in bad faith on partnership schools

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:28 pm | New Zealand National Party

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ contempt for partnership schools has translated into a clear disregard for the students and their families with the introduction of legislation to scrap these schools that have been making a real difference for ... More >>

PM, don’t rob the regions to fund a trolley service

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 2:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

A booming freight industry and increasingly heavy road use in the Bay of Plenty further prove the need for the Government to commit to building a safe and reliable roading network in the region, National’s Transport spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Govt has no real plan to reduce prison population

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 12:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

Once more we are seeing big talk from the Government translating into no ideas, no plan and no money – this time it’s the Government promise to reduce the prison population by 30 per cent, National’s Justice spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Kiwibuild a building bust

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 11:27 am | New Zealand National Party

Official advice shows that in spite of claiming a ‘housing crisis’ the Government’s proposed solution will take years to ramp up, and even then around half its contribution will be instead of private sector builds, National’s Housing spokesperson Michael ... More >>

Parker’s defence of Waka Jumping Bill shameless

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:56 am | New Zealand National Party

David Parker’s attempt to ignore the real and significant encroachment on the rights of elected Members of Parliament is another indictment on this Coalition Government’s track record of a lack of openness and transparency, Shadow Attorney General Chris ... More >>

Eugenie Sage has questions to answer on cancelled land sale

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 2:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

Eugenie Sage has questions to answer on her reasons for turning down the sale of the Sullivan Mine on the West Coast to Bathurst Coal Limited against the advice of overseas investment officials, National Party Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan ... More >>

National to focus on how to take NZ forward

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 12:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

The National Party will meet for its annual two day caucus in Tauranga tomorrow, with a focus on developing plans and policies to help New Zealand continue to get ahead, National Party Leader Bill English says. More >>

Strong employment shows no need for law changes

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 12:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

With unemployment at its lowest in nine years, the job for the new Government must be to ensure that it doesn’t take this progress for granted, National’s Employment spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

English to attend Waitangi celebrations in Bluff

Monday, 5 February 2018, 1:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Bill English will celebrate Waitangi Day this year by attending the Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Bluff. More >>

Transparency needed on partnership schools

Monday, 5 February 2018, 10:14 am | New Zealand National Party

It has become clear that the Government’s policy against partnership schools has put some of the schools that were due to open in a position where they have had to choose not to proceed, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Government must deliver for Westport

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 3:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan Young is calling on the Government to make a positive decision on access for the Te Kuha Mine after visiting the site recently. More >>

Government must act on mental health

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 12:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

With the Health Minister admitting in Parliament this week that there is $100 million set aside by the previous government for mental health he needs to confirm whether he will take action on the 17 mental health initiatives identified by the previous ... More >>

Govt won’t support irrigation while farms dry

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 10:25 am | New Zealand National Party

Govt won’t support irrigation while farms dry The Government is holding back regional New Zealand through its opposition to water storage projects which help grow jobs in the regions, boost exports and provide environmental sustainability National’s ... More >>

Shane Jones all talk, no action for Northland

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 6:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to turn its five days of korero with the Northland people into action, and commit to continuing the concrete steps National were taking to grow jobs and wages in the region, National Party Economic Development Spokesperson Simon ... More >>

Oceans plastic problem needs solving

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

The National Party will request Parliament’s Environment Select Committee formally examines the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans, reflecting increasing international scientific and public concern, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson ... More >>

Muddled Government shoots itself in foot

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 11:12 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s policy of a billion more trees is being directly contradicted by its decision to scrap years of work on Māori land reform, National’s Forestry and Māori Development spokespersons Dr Nick Smith and Nuk Korako say. More >>

Government must build Northland’s road

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 11:11 am | New Zealand National Party

Government must build Northland’s road With the Government at Waitangi and Northern Mayors calling for answers, the Transport Minister needs to confirm whether or not this Government is committed to four-lanes from Auckland to Whangarei, National’s ... More >>

Govt needs to heed warning of slower growth

Friday, 2 February 2018, 1:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to heed the warning of one of New Zealand’s leading economic forecasters that its policy settings are set to slow down New Zealand’s growth, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. More >>

100 days of backdowns and working groups

Friday, 2 February 2018, 10:09 am | New Zealand National Party

The Coalition Government’s first 100 days have been marked by 17 policy backflips and the creation of 10 inquiries and working groups that are the hallmark of a weak and confused Government, Opposition Leader Bill English says. More >>

   

 

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