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Amazon Deal A Vote Of Confidence In NZ Film Sector

Friday, 16 April 2021, 2:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says Amazon’s announcement that they will make films and TV series in New Zealand is a vote of confidence in our entertainment and film production industry. Mr McClay is calling on the Government ... More >>

Proposed Hate Speech Laws A Step Too Far

Friday, 16 April 2021, 12:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

Reports of the Government’s proposed new hate speech laws go a step too far and risk sacrificing the freedoms New Zealanders enjoy, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “The reforms are supposedly including protections to every ... More >>

Campaign For Second Wainuiomata Access Launched

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:47 am | New Zealand National Party

National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop has today launched a campaign for the building of a second access road into Wainuiomata. The campaign calls on the Hutt Council to prioritise a second access through its Long Term Plan consultation ... More >>

17 Schools Have Fewer Than 20 Per Cent Of Kids Regularly At School

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 3:23 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s revelation by the Government that there are 17 schools where fewer than 20 per cent of students are attending school regularly is just another illustration of the magnitude of New Zealand’s attendance crisis, National’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

Vehicles Responding To Electrical Emergencies Prioritised

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 1:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government must support a sensible law change that would allow lines companies to use flashing lights so traffic can give them priority when responding to electrical emergencies, National MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown says. “Congestion in Auckland ... More >>

Homebuyers Need Action, Not Political Pondering

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s admission that it’s considering forcing councils to open up more land for housing in the near future is the right idea, but New Zealanders need a Government that will take action rather than just think about it, Leader of the ... More >>

More Long-term Beneficiaries Means More Hardship

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The latest figures from the Ministry of Social Development show the Government must urgently tackle long-term benefit dependency, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says. “While the number of people on benefits ... More >>

National Has A Plan, Labour Light On Details

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:52 am | New Zealand National Party

The Housing Minister’s lack of answers about how the Government will allocate housing infrastructure funding shows why Labour needs to support National’s plan, National’s Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “The National Party ... More >>

Labour Is Failing On Mental Health Across The Board

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:29 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour is failing New Zealanders struggling with mental illness, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. “This isn’t a matter of the Government failing in just one area of mental health management and services. There are failures ... More >>

National Calls For Epidemic Response Committee To Return

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 1:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

Parliament’s Epidemic Response Committee must return to allow proper scrutiny of the Government’s Covid-19 Response, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop say. “The Government-controlled ... More >>

Kelvin Davis Backs Prisoners Over Officers

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:10 am | New Zealand National Party

There is no wonder corrections officers have lost confidence in Minister Kelvin Davis when his focus lies in creating inter-prison competitions and not on keeping his staff safe, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Establishing ... More >>

Kelvin Davis Backs Prisoners Over Officers

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:09 am | New Zealand National Party

There is no wonder corrections officers have lost confidence in Minister Kelvin Davis when his focus lies in creating inter-prison competitions and not on keeping his staff safe, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Establishing ... More >>

A Smarter, Faster Way To Fund Housing Infrastructure

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 9:21 am | New Zealand National Party

National has designed a streamlined mechanism for allocating the Government’s $3.8 billion fund for housing infrastructure, National’s Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. A Member’s Bill drafted by Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins, ... More >>

Freeing Up Land Key To Getting More Houses Built

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 9:20 am | New Zealand National Party

National’s proposed law change will get more houses built, faster, Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says. The Housing Emergency Response (Urgent Measures) Bill, proposed by National Leader Judith Collins, will do this by requiring every major city and ... More >>

National Proposes New Law To Get More Houses Built

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 9:10 am | New Zealand National Party

Judith Collins’ Member’s Bill will put in place emergency powers similar to those used to speed up house building in Canterbury following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes New law would require all urban councils to immediately zone more land for housing ... More >>

Police Minister Must Intervene To Back Police Dogs

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 9:13 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour have stated that they will not be supporting my straightforward member’s bill to increase the maximum prison term for killing a police dog from 2 years to 5 years in a move that will baffle most New Zealanders, National MP Matt Doocey says. ... More >>

Labour’s Policy Is Leading To Energy Emergency

Monday, 12 April 2021, 3:23 pm | New Zealand National Party

Power prices rising to two to three times the long-run average, is the latest sign New Zealand is rapidly facing an energy emergency, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says. “The consequences of Labour’s oil and gas ... More >>

New Police Pursuit Policy A Get Out Of Jail Free Card

Monday, 12 April 2021, 9:05 am | New Zealand National Party

The new pursuit policy for Police is a get out of jail free card for offenders, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Since the new policy came into effect Police have only laid charges in 42 per cent of cases where someone has ... More >>

Government Must Prioritise Mothers And Babies

Sunday, 11 April 2021, 12:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to prioritise women and babies and take urgent action to resolve issues in New Zealand’s maternity system, National’s Social Investment spokesperson Louise Upston says. “Reports of women not receiving the care they need immediately ... More >>

Statement From The NZ Opposition On Prince Phillip

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 11:03 am | New Zealand National Party

“On behalf of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in New Zealand, I offer my condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “His dedication to the people of the Commonwealth ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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