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Where’s Wally Haumaha inquiry?

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 10:34 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government must release the terms of reference of the inquiry into the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner given it’s now two weeks since the Acting Prime Minister announced the inquiry, National’s Police spokesperson Chris ... More >>

Govt’s reasons for axing school PPPs flimsy

Friday, 13 July 2018, 3:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

A recently released Cabinet Paper shows the Government is going ahead with axing public-private partnerships for building and maintaining schools, but the reasons for doing so simply don’t stack up, National’s Associate Education spokesperson ... More >>

Government’s lack of leadership again on show

Friday, 13 July 2018, 2:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister David Clark going on holiday while nurses went on well-signalled strikes around New Zealand is the latest example of a Government failing to front up to New Zealanders, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

1080 dumpers must be held to account

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:21 am | New Zealand National Party

Revelations that 1080 poison has been dumped in a national park on Stewart Island need to be urgently investigated and dealt with, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. More >>

Integrity of Govt slush fund in serious question

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 6:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones needs to explain what conflicts were declared before the Government gave $6 million to a trust led by a former NZ First MP, and why his slush fund is leading to private gain, National’s Regional Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith ... More >>

Smith welcomes guilty verdict

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 2:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

Nelson MP Nick Smith has welcomed the guilty verdict today in the Nelson District Court over the poison throwing incident at the Nelson Market last year. More >>

Govt’s Criminal Justice Summit simply a PR tool

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s Criminal Justice Summit is nothing more than a public relations exercise to try to justify its plans to go soft on crime, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. More >>

Curran’s RNZ+ dream on the scrap heap

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 2:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran’s announcement on public media funding this afternoon confirms Labours backtrack on RNZ+ and is a drop in the bucket compared to Labour’s original spending promises, National’s Broadcasting, Communications ... More >>

Serious questions after census shambles

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 11:35 am | New Zealand National Party

Stats NZ’s admission that over 400,000 New Zealanders were not counted in this year’s census raises serious questions for the Government to answer, National’s spokesperson for State Services Nick Smith says. More >>

Govt’s use of PPP for Waikeria smacks of hypocrisy

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 3:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

Whether the Government has been deliberately duplicitous or simply chaotic with regards to the public-private partnership for Waikeria Prison, it is yet another example of its shambolic handling of law and order, National’s Corrections spokesperson ... More >>

Peters needs to put Kiwi landlords before diplomats

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 2:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

Foreign Minister Winston Peters needs to put Kiwi landlords before foreign diplomats and tell representatives of foreign governments to pay their bills in New Zealand. More >>

Nash embarrassed by his own colleague

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour continues to make a mess of law and order, with Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis today contradicting Police Minister Stuart Nash’s statement that the extra police won’t result in the need for more prison beds, National’s Police spokesperson ... More >>

High expectations result in nurses strike

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 11:14 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s failure to reach an agreement on pay rises for 27,000 nurses means that strike action will commence in less than 48 hours as a result of the Government significantly raising expectations in Opposition, National’s Health spokesperson ... More >>

Mitchell welcomes procurement of 4 P8 Poseidons

Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Defence Spokesperson Mark Mitchell welcomes the Government’s decision to procure four Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft to advance the capabilities of our Defence Force. More >>

Debt growth equal to cost of Canterbury quakes

Monday, 9 July 2018, 8:11 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s borrow, tax and spend attitude means they will be increasing public debt by the equivalent of the cost to the previous Government of the Christchurch earthquakes, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Finlayson and Brown meet with Islamic Foundation

Friday, 6 July 2018, 4:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

Shadow Attorney General Chris Finlayson and MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown today visited the Islamic Ahlulbayt Foundation of New Zealand at their mosque in Pakuranga to express their concerns about a recent public show of support for the terrorist ... More >>

Record number of women on boards under National

Friday, 6 July 2018, 12:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

Newly released figures show that under the previous National Government’s watch, the level of women’s participation on state sector boards and committees reached a record high of 45.7 per cent, National’s spokesperson for Women Paula Bennett ... More >>

KiwiLottery latest confirmation KiwiBuild’s a mess

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 3:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

KiwiBuild could see a small number of wealthy New Zealanders become even wealthier at the expense of New Zealanders on the average wage through being allowed to buy Government subsidised KiwBuild houses that probably would have been built by the ... More >>

Parker contradicts Treasury advice on Te Arai

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 11:23 am | New Zealand National Party

Associate Finance Minister David Parker has been misleading New Zealanders for weeks by insisting that the exemption for the Te Arai Development from the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill was to prevent claims of a Treaty breach, National’s Finance spokesperson ... More >>

Govt confirms no caveats on criminals’ payouts

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 4:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has confirmed that it’s handing out tens of thousands of dollars to some of New Zealand’s worst criminals with no checks and balances to ensure that money isn’t used to further a life of crime, National’s Social Development ... More >>



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