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Government’s soft on crime message filters through

Sunday, 11 November 2018, 11:43 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s soft on crime approach has filtered through to the Police as 84 people were visited for illicit drug importation but not one charge was laid, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. More >>

Parker would turn RMA into red-tape monster

Friday, 9 November 2018, 1:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

Every New Zealander who has sought a resource consent has a tale of being bogged down in red tape, delays and soaring compliance costs and will be asking why David Parker wants to make it worse, National’s Planning (RMA Reform) spokesperson Judith ... More >>

NZ still waiting for lightbulb moment from Woods

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government must wince every time the Energy Minister gets questioned on her portfolio given her lack of detail, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. More >>

PM must sack Immigration Minister

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister now needs to sack Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway over his careless decision to allow a drug dealing gang associate to remain in New Zealand without even reading all the information available to him, National Party Leader ... More >>

Government gags Bush as Haumaha farce rolls on

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s refusal to release the Wally Haumaha inquiry report that it has had for almost a week has resulted in Police Commissioner Mike Bush refusing to answer questions this morning, Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Sroubek decision made within hours

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has confirmed he took just hours to decide to allow convicted drug dealer and gang associate Karel Sroubek to stay in New Zealand, without consideration of the facts, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael ... More >>

More tax, fewer roads, more congestion

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:20 am | New Zealand National Party

More tax, fewer roads, more congestion While the Government is taking more taxes from motorists than ever, it has stripped $5 billion from regional roads that would have made a big difference to our regions, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul ... More >>

National will reverse, repair poorly planned ban

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 7:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

It’s a dark day for the energy sector now that the Government has rammed through its ban on new offshore exploration, a ban National will reverse, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. More >>

Haumaha report farce continues

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 5:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says the Government should immediately release the report into the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Commissioner of Police. More >>

Govt retreats on labour law, defies union backers

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 4:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government appears to have heeded National’s warnings on the likely economic damage from its labour law changes, retreating from the worst elements in defiance of its union backers, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesman Scott ... More >>

Good news for Hutt cycling projects

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 4:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop says he’s pleased the Labour-led government’s new transport programme will fund two important Hutt cycling projects. “I am very pleased that Minister of Transport Phil Twyford has confirmed to me that both the ... More >>

Govt’s fixation on Auckland airport tram bewildering

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 3:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s determination to build a light rail link to Auckland airport from the CBD without a completed business case shows ideology not the needs of commuters is driving transport policy, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul ... More >>

Govt’s tourism strategy – yet another tax

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 1:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government should be doing all it can to ensure New Zealand reaps the benefits of the boom in tourism but the only firm decision in its draft tourism strategy is to impose another tax, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Support ... More >>

Lower jobless welcome but pressures building

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

The drop in the unemployment rate is welcome news but the latest figures also highlight the growing pressures in an economy where business are struggling to find workers, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Government inherited a strongly ... More >>

Experts advise Vic Uni name change needs Act of Parliament

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:26 pm | New Zealand National Party

Serious questions are being raised about whether a change to the name of Victoria University of Wellington can proceed without an amending Act of Parliament, National’s List MP based in Wellington, Nicola Willis says. “Evidence heard in the Education ... More >>

Minister reveals woeful ignorance of power prices

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 5:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Minister of Energy’s woeful ignorance of New Zealand electricity prices raises wider concerns about her stewardship of major energy reforms set to become law this week, More >>

Early intervention wait times increase significantly

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 5:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has failed to deliver on its commitments to reduce children’s waiting times for early intervention service with wait times increasing significantly, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis says. More >>

Sroubek accusers put in witness protection

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 3:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Czech drug dealing gang associate allowed to stay in New Zealand in spite of a history of offending was accused of such serious crimes a witness against him was put in witness protection, according to court documents, National Party Leader Simon ... More >>

Government additional learning support welcome

Sunday, 4 November 2018, 4:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s confirmation the Government will build on National’s record investment in learning support is good news for schools, however, with a critical teacher shortage and pay negotiations ongoing, it may be hard to achieve, National’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

Ballot extension shows KiwiBuild struggling

Saturday, 3 November 2018, 3:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

The latest announcement that the ballot for KiwiBuild houses in Wanaka has had to be extended hammers home just how much Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet KiwiBuild scheme is struggling, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

   

 

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