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Psychoactive substances review due

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to explain why it hasn’t started a review into the Psychoactive Substances legislation despite it being legally required to, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown says. More >>

Greens contradict themselves on 1080

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 9:58 am | New Zealand National Party

Statements by Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson that 1080 protestors have ‘valid concerns’ completely contradict her colleague - Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage’s policy of increasing the use of 1080, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah ... More >>

Government must restart CTO process

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 5:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government must restart the appointment process for a third time for the Chief Technology Officer after the debacle of secret emails and meetings involving candidate Derek Handley, Nationals State Services Spokesman Nick Smith says. More >>

KiwiBuild - Tell him ‘he’s dreaming’

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 4:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

Even Housing Minister Phil Twyford has low expectations of his own KiwiBuild programme, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Wishful thinking does not grow productivity

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 3:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s notion that a 27 per cent rise in the minimum wage will seamlessly translate to productivity gains is wishful thinking and shows a government out of touch with business realities, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Paul ... More >>

Less talk or more walk from Energy Minister

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 3:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

Megan Woods, the Minister of Energy and Resources, wouldn’t give a guarantee in Parliament today to cut power price rises but will wait and see what the Electricity Price Review finds, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young ... More >>

Shambolic Government loses control of Parliament

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 12:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government called for an extended sitting of the House to consider six Bills, but showed exactly how shambolic it is when a Minister failed to be present in the House as required to begin a debate on the next Bill on the Order Paper, Shadow Leader ... More >>

Davis bumbles into accidental announcement

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 4:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

The accidental announcement of a Crown-Māori Partnership Office has left unanswered, serious questions about the power of the Office and its influence over policies which will affect all New Zealanders, National’s spokesperson for Crown-Māori Relations ... More >>

Hipkins uses role to avoid Education Bill scrutiny

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 11:52 am | New Zealand National Party

It appears Chris Hipkins is taking advantage of his role of Leader of the House to avoid scrutiny in his Education portfolio, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye says. “Leader of the House Chris Hipkins has engineered a situation ... More >>

Capital Gains Tax back down signalled

Monday, 10 September 2018, 1:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

Indications today that the Tax Working Group may be set to reject a Capital Gains Tax shows even a handpicked working group won’t go along with the ideology of this Government, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

New report confirms NZ economy is slowing

Monday, 10 September 2018, 1:26 pm | New Zealand National Party

NZIER’s latest consensus forecasts show yet another decline in New Zealand’s economic outlook, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Employment Relations Amendment bad for NZ

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:53 am | New Zealand National Party

The Employment Relations Amendment Bill will go down as one of this Government’s biggest economic mistakes and a future National-led Government will repeal the provisions, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. More >>

Government must condemn Russia

Monday, 10 September 2018, 9:44 am | New Zealand National Party

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern needs to issue an urgent written statement condemning Russia for its involvement in the Salisbury nerve agent attack before we are out of step with our closest friends and allies, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson ... More >>

Justice Summit $1.5 million… and counting

Sunday, 9 September 2018, 6:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s Criminal Justice Summit has cost taxpayers $1.5 million dollars, an amount that could continue to increase, National’s Justice Spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. More >>

Twyford building off National’s plan

Sunday, 9 September 2018, 3:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

You can’t live in one of Labour’s tricky press releases, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Second language learning Bill an opportunity for NZ

Saturday, 8 September 2018, 1:17 pm | New Zealand National Party

A Bill that will ensure every child in years 1-8 has the opportunity to learn a second language was drawn from the Ballot yesterday, National MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Greens rental changes will increase homelessness

Saturday, 8 September 2018, 1:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson’s idea for an enforceable warrant of fitness for rental homes means she would rather see people live on the streets than with a roof over their heads, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Gisborne road plans reveal murky money-go-round

Friday, 7 September 2018, 2:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s roading announcement in Gisborne shows what damage Phil Twyford is doing to the transport sector, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. More >>

PM has real questions to answer over Curran

Friday, 7 September 2018, 1:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

Clare Curran’s resignation has done real damage to the credibility of both the Prime Minister and the Government and leaves Jacinda Ardern with significant explaining to do, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Thousands of small businesses have their say

Friday, 7 September 2018, 9:54 am | New Zealand National Party

Two thousand people have already submitted on National’s ‘Have your say’ campaign for small businesses, showing the real concern of small business owners and their willingness to be heard, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. More >>



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