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Capital Gains Tax response will still bring pain to many

Sunday, 14 April 2019, 5:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government will this week report back on what it will do with a Capital Gain Tax, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges understands. More >>

Health Minister needs to sort his mess out before strike

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 11:38 am | New Zealand National Party

The decision made by junior doctors to walk off the job for five days will cause enormous disruption and needs to be addressed by Health Minister David Clark, National Spokesperson for Health Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

Jones clearly intervened in trucking case

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:58 pm | New Zealand National Party

Despite his bluster in the House, there is no doubt Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones intervened in an NZ Transport Agency case against Semenoff Logging, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Fees Free critical for only six per cent of students

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 11:39 am | New Zealand National Party

A recent survey of Canterbury University students condemns the Labour-led Government’s fees free policy, National’s spokesperson for Tertiary Education Shane Reti says. More >>

Petone to Grenada effectively cancelled

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 7:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

Petone to Grenada effectively cancelled MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop says today’s project update from the NZTA confirms that the important Petone to Grenada Link Road (P2G) is now effectively cancelled. “The project was re-evaluated following the ... More >>

Pharmac inquiry voted down by Government members

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 1:50 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s underfunding of medicines is behind their failure to support a Health Select Committee Inquiry into Pharmac, says National Health Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse. More >>

Auditor-General slates Govt polytech reforms

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:43 am | New Zealand National Party

The Office of the Auditor-General yesterday released a damaging submission on the Government’s plans to dissolve regional polytechnics and merge them into one central body, National’s spokesperson for Tertiary Education Shane Reti says. More >>

Double Trouble with Census 2018

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 6:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

Stats NZ’s confirmation that the problems with Census 2018 is not just with the record low response rate, but a doubling in the partial response rate compounds the problems for the State Sector, says National’s State Services Spokesperson Nick ... More >>

From Maggie Barry on End of Life Choice bill

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 5:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

After 16 months of working through a record 39,000 written submissions and hearing from1350 submitters at 42 public hearings in 14 towns, the Justice Select Committee today tabled its report on the ‘End of Life’ bill. More >>

Jones quizzed NZTA about conduct of prosecution

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 4:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones has inserted himself into a court case between the NZ Transport Agency and a Northland trucking firm by quizzing NZTA’s top executive about the conduct of the case, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith ... More >>

‘Wellbeing’ indicators impossible to deliver

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 3:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

The 100+ ‘wellbeing’ indicators released by Stats NZ today are not achievable and will not improve the wellbeing of New Zealand families, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Govt putting rural ambulance services at risk

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 1:28 pm | New Zealand National Party

The week after St John held its annual appeal and called on the Government to fully fund the organisation, it’s ironic that it’s the Government who may end up axing funding for St John volunteers and placing its rural ambulance service at risk, National’s ... More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools needs strengthening not restructuring

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 12:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Eight weeks of public meetings across New Zealand on Tomorrow’s Schools show many people see room to improve our education system but they don’t want it radically restructured into a hub model, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

‘Significant disruption’ signalled for primary schools

Monday, 8 April 2019, 1:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye is concerned for students and parents potentially facing continued strikes in 2019 as the Government has yet again failed to reach an agreement with primary teachers. More >>

Another Northland school buys Meningitis vaccines

Monday, 8 April 2019, 11:42 am | New Zealand National Party

Hikurangi Primary School is the latest Northland school to raise funds to buy meningitis vaccines, meaning their 5-12 year olds will finally get the vaccinations they require, MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti says. More >>

Capital Gains Tax would hit 500,000 businesses

Sunday, 7 April 2019, 1:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

Capital Gains Tax would hit 500,000 businesses National can reveal that more than 500,000 small businesses would be hit by the Government’s proposed Capital Gains Tax and no region of New Zealand would escape this damaging new tax, Leader of the ... More >>

The census isn’t adding up, what’s Stats NZ hiding?

Saturday, 6 April 2019, 10:46 am | New Zealand National Party

Statistics NZ is refusing to disclose the proposition of completed responses to Census 2018 in an extraordinary standoff with Parliament, National’s Statistics spokesperson Jian Yang says. More >>

Capital Gains Tax would hit 56,000 Wellington businesses

Friday, 5 April 2019, 4:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s proposed Capital Gains Tax would hit more than 56,000 businesses in Wellington, discouraging the region’s entrepreneurs and innovators, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “The Tax Working Group’s proposed Capital Gains Tax would ... More >>

Capital Gains Tax would hit 13,000 Southland businesses

Friday, 5 April 2019, 4:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s proposed Capital Gains Tax would hit more than 13,000 businesses in Southland, discouraging the region’s entrepreneurs and innovators, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “The Tax Working Group’s proposed Capital Gains Tax would ... More >>

Government taxes driving up rents for Kiwis

Friday, 5 April 2019, 10:50 am | New Zealand National Party

This tax-happy Government is piling more costs onto New Zealanders like rising rents and it is only going to get worse with a Capital Gains Tax, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “New data out today from the Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

   

 

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