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Labour Has No Plan For Omicron

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 2:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

Jacinda Ardern and Labour have no plan for Omicron just like they had no plan for Delta, National Leader Christopher Luxon says. “The threat of Omicron became apparent in December but nothing seems to have happened in the last month to prepare New Zealand. ... More >>

Benefit Dependency Surges Under Labour

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 11:55 am | New Zealand National Party

Today’s quarterly benefit data release is further confirmation that Labour have engineered a benefit dependency crisis in New Zealand, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says. “At a time when businesses across ... More >>

Lottery Of Human Misery Now Just Misery

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 12:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

The lottery of human misery that is MIQ has now just become human misery for the million Kiwis abroad who are shut out of their own country, National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “The decision announced last night to ... More >>

Slump In Business Confidence Alarming But Unsurprising

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 1:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

The findings of the latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) – that business confidence has fallen markedly – should come as no surprise, National Spokesperson for Small Business, Andrew Bayly says. “When businesses don’t feel ... More >>

Wood Wasting Millions On Hillside Rail Yards

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 10:15 am | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders are fast getting used to Michael Wood’s profligate spending, with $85 million to revive rail workshops in Dunedin just the latest instalment, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Transport officials advised against ... More >>

Concerns For The People Of Tonga

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 6:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Opposition shares concerns for the people of Tonga and supports New Zealand standing ready to provide assistance, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says. “Our thoughts are with the people of Tonga as they deal with the damage and distress brought ... More >>

$60M Maternity Funding Diverted To Health Restructuring Over More Midwives

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 4:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

The temporary closure of Queen Mary maternity services at Dunedin Hospital is further evidence of Andrew Little being prepared to sacrifice health services over bureaucracy for his precious health system restructuring, says National’s Health Spokesperson ... More >>

Government Own-goal Will Cost Students

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 11:03 am | New Zealand National Party

As teacher shortages mount, National is again calling for COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins to urgently act and allocate MIQ spots for the teachers that he announced would be able to enter the country last July, National’s Immigration spokesperson ... More >>

Where’s The Urgency On Boosters And Kids?

Monday, 10 January 2022, 1:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

It’s ridiculous that the Book My Vaccine website will not allow people to book in for booster vaccinations four months after a person’s second dose, and still doesn’t allow parents to book in for kids’ vaccinations, says National’s COVID-19 ... More >>

MIQ Failures Create Mayhem And Distress For Families With Visas

Saturday, 8 January 2022, 6:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has cruelly chosen not to fix known problems in the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) online booking system that are keeping families from reuniting says National’s Spokesperson for Immigration, Erica Stanford. “Resident 2021 ... More >>

MIQ Failures Create Mayhem And Distress For Families With Visas

Saturday, 8 January 2022, 6:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has cruelly chosen not to fix known problems in the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) online booking system that are keeping families from reuniting says National’s Spokesperson for Immigration, Erica Stanford. “Resident 2021 ... More >>

Rapid COVID Test Plan Needed For Omicron

Tuesday, 4 January 2022, 5:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

“The Government must get ready for the transmission of omicron in the community by ensuring we have enough supply of rapid tests in New Zealand and making them available to vaccinated and unvaccinated people through pharmacies and supermarkets, says National’s ... More >>

Govt Must Act On Boosters, Kids Vaccines And Rapid Tests

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 7:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The government must urgently move to allow people vaccinated four months ago to get their third booster jab, bring forward the timeline for kids’ vaccines, and stop the perverse ban on rapid antigen testing, says National COVID-19 Response Spokesperson ... More >>

New Visa, Same Problems

Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 6:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Immigration Minister has shockingly admitted to just how underprepared Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is to cope with an influx of 2021 Resident Visa applications says National’s Immigration Spokesperson, Erica Stanford. “The Minister informed me ... More >>

Government Continues To Balloon Under Labour

Tuesday, 28 December 2021, 6:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

The annual bill for the cost of contractors continues to explode under Labour, seeing the taxpayer spend more on a growing government while getting little in return, National’s Public Service spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “When Labour removed the cap on ... More >>

Park Closure Puts The Boot Into Kiwi Businesses

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 1:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s support of a rāhui preventing Kiwis exploring the Whirinaki Conservation Park is a kick in the teeth for tourism businesses who were counting on holidaymakers visiting the region this summer, National’s Tourism spokesperson ... More >>

Boosters Should Start Now

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 1:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

People who want to get a third ‘booster’ shot of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine shouldn’t have to wait until early January to do so, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson, Chris Bishop says. “In the last 24 hours, I have been contacted by ... More >>

New Opening Date Needed For Transmission Gully

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 12:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Answers are needed from the Government about when Transmission Gully will be open to the public, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “With tens of thousands of Wellingtonians soon to hit the road for the Christmas break, people ... More >>

Travel Agents Left Out In The Cold This Christmas

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 9:51 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government continues to put at risk tens of millions of dollars’ worth of travel refunds whilst denying travel agents the support they need to get through the pandemic, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. “it’s deeply ... More >>

National Welcomes Booster Changes

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 3:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

It’s good news that the Government has reduced the standard gap between the second dose and booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine from six months to four months, National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “National noted a week ago that ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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