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Government Needs To Urgently Tighten Up MIQ

Monday, 25 January 2021, 2:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government should launch an urgent review of its MIQ facilities, with a focus on mingling between cohorts, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “News that the South African variant of Covid-19 has made it into the community ... More >>

Ditch DHB Merger, Spend Funding On Medicines Instead

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 12:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government should stop spending millions of dollars on its health sector experiment and focus the funding on areas that will actually make a difference to the lives of New Zealanders, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “So far ... More >>

Almost One Firearm Incident Per Day In January

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 12:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

There has been close to one firearm incident reported per day in January, yet the Government is silent on this growing issue, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Gun violence is rapidly spreading throughout the country. Most mornings, ... More >>

Oil And Gas Ban Clearly Short-sighted

Friday, 22 January 2021, 1:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

Beach Energy’s decision to abandon existing exploration permits off the South Island as a result of the Government’s oil and gas ban comes as no surprise, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says. “What the Government called ... More >>

Finance Minister Fiddles While Housing Market Burns

Friday, 22 January 2021, 11:45 am | New Zealand National Party

The Minister of Finance is taking far too long to put a lid on rising house prices, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. “Grant Robertson’s announcement that he will respond later this year to the Reserve Bank’s suggestions for more ... More >>

Gun Buyback 2.0 Another Marketing Exercise

Friday, 22 January 2021, 11:03 am | New Zealand National Party

The increased number of firearms incidents we’ve seen across the country recently shows why the Government’s focus needs to be on gangs and criminals, not another gun buyback, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “The first gun ... More >>

Time For The Government To Adopt JobStart

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 11:26 am | New Zealand National Party

With 212,468 people on a jobseeker benefit, it’s time for the Government to take urgent action and adopt National’s JobStart policy, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. The latest figures released by the Ministry of Social ... More >>

Bolder Action Required To Fix Housing Emergency

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 11:22 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s public housing plan will fall well short of fixing New Zealand’s housing emergency, National’s Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “The social housing waiting list is growing at an alarming rate. In the past 12 months alone ... More >>

Labour Lets Housing Waitlist Surge Out Of Control

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 11:04 am | New Zealand National Party

Despite promises to fix our housing shortage housing has become more unaffordable than ever under Labour, with the public housing wait list quadrupling over the last three years, National’s Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Recently released ... More >>

National Concerned By Police Backdown On Cannabis

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 9:57 am | New Zealand National Party

Police need explain why they’ve quietly decided to ditch the annual cannabis eradication operation and how they will continue crack down on the supply of cannabis, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “To make a major decision such as this and ... More >>

Govt Negligence Sees Border Workers Waiting For Vaccine

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 2:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

It’s disappointing the Government is only now trying to get a batch of vaccines for our frontline workers when this should have been a priority in the first place, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Three months ago ... More >>

NZ Should Go Hard And Early With Vaccinations Too

Monday, 18 January 2021, 12:00 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has claimed New Zealand’s successful response to Covid-19 thus far has been because we went hard and early, so why has the message changed for vaccinations, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “The Government has said manufacturers ... More >>

Tiwai Point Deal Great News For Southland

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 10:31 am | New Zealand National Party

The deal between Tiwai Point and Meridian Energy to keep the smelter open until the end of 2024 is good news for the staff, contractors and wider Southland community, MP for Invercargill Penny Simmonds says. “Tiwai Point is an important part of Southland’s ... More >>

Stricter Rules Needed For High Risk Arrivals

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 10:00 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to change the way arrivals from the United Kingdom and other high risk destinations are being treated and adopt stricter rules in MIQ for high risk arrivals, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “The ... More >>

Pre-departure Covid-19 Tests Should Be Extended

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 9:20 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government should urgently extend its Covid-19 pre-departure test requirement to all international travellers, not just those from the United Kingdom or United States, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “The threat to New Zealand ... More >>

National Calls For Vaccine Rollout To Be Fast-tracked

Monday, 11 January 2021, 10:14 am | New Zealand National Party

National is calling on the Government to accelerate the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in New Zealand, in light of the new highly-infectious UK and South African variants that are threatening our borders, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “It ... More >>

Finally Pre-departure Testing, But Needs To Go Further

Monday, 11 January 2021, 8:52 am | New Zealand National Party

The announcement today that from early next year all returnees from the UK and US will require pre-departure testing is a sound decision and one that the National Party has been calling for since August when we proposed a Border Protection Agency, ... More >>

Govt’s Police Recruitment Promise On The Scrap Heap

Sunday, 10 January 2021, 8:59 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government has lived up to its soft-on-crime reputation by pushing pause on its plans to increase police numbers by 1800, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. In 2017, Labour promised to grow the Police’s ranks by 1800 over three ... More >>

Police Need New Powers To Combat Gang Violence

Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 12:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government should move quickly to introduce Firearm Prohibition Orders to help Police quell incidents of gang warfare like the one unfolding in Christchurch, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. The law change would allow Police to issue ... More >>

Polluted Auckland Beaches Should Be Investigated

Monday, 4 January 2021, 11:32 am | New Zealand National Party

The ongoing polluted state of Auckland’s beaches is unacceptable and should be formally investigated by Parliament, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “It’s an appalling state of affairs that has only got worse in ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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