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More crime and more victims under this Government

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 12:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

Under this soft on crime Government the number of victims of crimes has skyrocketed with 278,644 victims recorded last year, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “That is a staggering number. In the 12 months ending 30 November 2019 there ... More >>

More victims of serious assault under Government

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 12:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

With regular reports of gang violence, drug crime and shootings, it’s no surprise the number of victims of serious assaults has increased, but an almost 40 per cent increase in the last year is staggering, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell ... More >>

Rents and fuel driving up cost of living

Friday, 24 January 2020, 12:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

Rents are rising at the fastest pace in more than a decade and Kiwis are struggling with the increasing cost of living, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

15,000 more kids in benefit dependent homes

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:37 am | New Zealand National Party

There are now 15,000 more children growing up in benefit dependent homes since Labour took office, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The Prime Minister promised to halve child poverty, but seven out of nine child poverty ... More >>

Emergency housing spend out of control

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 1:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

The spend on emergency housing has risen 440 per cent since the Government took office, leaving more Kiwis living in motels, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. More >>

7000 more young people on the dole under Labour

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 12:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

More young people are joining the dole queue thanks to the Government’s failure to get youth into work, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. More >>

Nine years of progress undone by Labour

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 11:53 am | New Zealand National Party

After years of improvement under National, benefit numbers are now back to the heights last seen during the Global Financial Crisis, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Government failing to get Kiwis back into work

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:57 am | New Zealand National Party

Some beneficiaries are going more than three months without having a meeting to discuss their job search, which shows the Government isn’t doing enough to help Kiwis find work, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. More >>

Government slow to take action on new coronavirus

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:45 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government must take proactive steps to ensure the coronavirus outbreak does not spread to New Zealand and give Kiwis confidence, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “New viruses can rapidly spread across a population and ... More >>

Petition launched to prevent fishing ban

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:14 am | New Zealand National Party

Motiti Island’s fisheries are at risk as local councils now have the power to apply fishing bans wherever they see fit, National’s Fisheries spokesperson Ian McKelvie says. More >>

Twyford’s light rail predictions can’t be trusted

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 3:28 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Transport Minister’s claim that light rail from Auckland’s CBD to the airport will 'absolutely' be finished by 2030 cannot be trusted, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Why isn’t New Zealand represented?

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 9:49 am | New Zealand National Party

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters needs to explain the disgraceful decision to not send a New Zealand representative to the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. More >>

Giving lines companies priority in an emergency

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 9:35 am | New Zealand National Party

A Members Bill that will allow lines company vehicles to use flashing lights when responding to electrical emergencies, requiring traffic to give them priority, has been drafted by National’s Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown. More >>

No sign of an enduring deal for Ihumātao

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 8:26 am | New Zealand National Party

There is no clear indication yet that an enduring deal to settle the land dispute at Ihumātao is on the horizon, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Shane Jones forestry affair gets even murkier

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 9:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

Revelations that Shane Jones met with representatives from a NZ First-linked forestry company, after point blank denying it the day before, should throw his future as a Minister into question, National’s Regional Development spokesperson Chris Bishop ... More >>

Police Minister finally admits to gang problem

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 1:28 pm | New Zealand National Party

It has taken a mass brawl in his own electorate for Minister Stuart Nash to finally open his eyes and admit what every other New Zealander already knows, New Zealand has a gang problem, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “After ... More >>

Services sector reflects a slowing economy

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 12:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

The decline in the services sector is another sign of a slowing economy, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Government fails to deliver on Kermadec Sanctuary

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:46 am | New Zealand National Party

No progress has been made on advancing the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary over the past two years despite specific Government promises in their coalition agreements to do so, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. “Written Parliamentary Question to Ministers reveal ... More >>

Government failing to enhance our marine reserves

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:45 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s record on protecting our marine environment is lacklustre and yet another example of them failing to deliver, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “Despite talking a big game in Opposition, the current Government ... More >>

Shane Jones must explain his shady PGF meetings

Monday, 20 January 2020, 10:47 am | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones has serious questions to answer after newly-released documents suggest he misled Parliament over his knowledge of a suspect Provincial Growth Fund application, National’s Regional Development spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

 

 

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