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Education Budget full of broken promises

Friday, 18 May 2018, 12:26 pm | New Zealand National Party

Parents and teachers will be feeling let down by the Government after realising education is one of the big losers in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Labour puts less into Health than National

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:55 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s Budget is putting less new money into health this year than National added last year - with just $731 million extra compared to National’s $924 million boost in Budget 2017, National Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

Pittance for MPI, biosecurity halved

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:16 am | New Zealand National Party

For a Government that has been running around telling anyone who will listen that Biosecurity is underfunded, it has allocated an extraordinarily small sum to strengthen the system, National’s spokesperson for Agriculture Nathan Guy says. More >>

Govt delivering fewer social houses than National

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:03 am | New Zealand National Party

In spite of its claims of a housing crisis and promises to do better the Government will actually deliver fewer social houses than National and fewer houses for New Zealanders overall, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. ... More >>

KiwiBuild forecasts slashed – fewer to be built

Friday, 18 May 2018, 9:12 am | New Zealand National Party

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s KiwiBuild pipedream has been dealt another blow, with the Government’s own experts saying it will have only half the promised impact on the housing market, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Judith ... More >>

Budget 2018: No plan beyond tax, borrow & spend

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

This is a Government that’s taxing more, spending more, borrowing even more than they had said and hoping that their broken promises are not noticed, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Closing children’s camps shocks communities

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 12:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

A scathing report from one of Labour’s union backers following the Government’s decision to pull funding from child support services shows just how egregious the decision is, National’s spokesperson for Children, Alfred Ngaro says. More >>

More Kiwis set to pay more at the pump

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:00 am | New Zealand National Party

Phil Twyford’s baseless assurance that only Aucklanders will be socked with two new fuel taxes is quickly unravelling with Tauranga City the latest council to say it wants to impose it on its ratepayers, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee ... More >>

Hipkins fails to front on decile-scrapping bill

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 5:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has refused to meet with Erica Stanford to discuss her Member’s Bill to replace the decile system with a needs index to more accurately target funding to disadvantaged students. More >>

Child exploitation investigators to be slashed

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 3:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s need to put Winston Peters first might be responsible for a major reduction in the number of inspectors charged with investigating child sex offences, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

The time to legalise vaping is now

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 3:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

The New Zealand Initiative’s report on tobacco harm reduction further highlights the urgent need for vaping legalisation, National MP Nicky Wagner says. More >>

Govt at fault for social housing waitlist increase

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 1:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s axing of tenancy reviews and lack of support for social housing tenants wanting to move out of Auckland is ramping up pressure on the social housing waiting list, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. More >>

High expectations for education budget

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

Parents and teachers will be expecting a lot from the Budget following Labour’s many big promises, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Farmer suicide research not a priority for Govt

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 10:37 am | New Zealand National Party

A release of official documents confirms the Ardern-Peters Government does not consider further research into farmer suicide to be a high priority, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. More >>

Triple whammy broken promise on extra police

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 6:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

Budget 2018 looks set to be the Budget of Broken Promises, with the Government not only downsizing its promise of 1800 extra cops to 1100, but it’s also looking to phase the promise in over five years instead of three, National’s Police Spokesperson ... More >>

KiwiBuild houses $50,000 more than Govt claimed

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 4:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has hiked the price of its three-bedroom KiwiBuild houses in Auckland by 8 per cent, or $50,000, in spite of average house prices growing by less than 1 per cent, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Judith Collins ... More >>

Fact check: number of judges has not decreased

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 4:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

It is wrong to suggest that the former Government had somehow created a crisis in the judiciary and that the number of District Court judges had decreased, Shadow Attorney General Chris Finlayson says More >>

Govt blame-game getting tired

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s claims the Ministry for Primary Industries was under-resourced to handle the Mycoplasma Bovis incursion are patently untrue, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. More >>

MP encourages farmers to attend MPI meeting

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

MP for Wairarapa, Alastair Scott is encouraging farmers within the Wairarapa electorate to attend this week’s Ministry of Primary Industries meeting in Pahiatua. More >>

Community pleas fall on deaf ears

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s decision to leave the fate of 380 traumatised children to chance, despite pleas from the community, is a failure of government, leadership, and priorities National’s spokesperson for Children Alfred Ngaro says. More >>

   

 

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