New Zealand National Party - Latest News [Page 1]

New Bill Announced To Boost Build-to-Rent In NZ

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 2:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

National has announced the Boost Build-to-Rent Housing Bill – our plan to unlock investment in purpose built rental housing in New Zealand, National List MP based in Wellington Nicola Willis says. “Build-to-Rent developments are an important ... More >>

Minister Won’t Investigate Cancelled Cancer Procedures

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 5:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

Andrew Little’s lack of interest in cancer procedures cancelled over the lockdown is callous and negligent, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “In response to parliamentary questions, the Health Minister has said it is not ‘in ... More >>

Remember The Regions? Economic Stock Take Needed

Friday, 22 October 2021, 3:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to wake up and take stock of the damage to regional economies due to these lockdowns, National’s Regional Economic Development spokesperson Hon Louise Upston says. “The decision to keep Waikato at Alert Level Three for longer ... More >>

Back Of The Pack Again – This Time Vax Certificates

Friday, 22 October 2021, 3:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

It is unfathomable that after 10 months of the vaccine roll-out New Zealanders still don’t have easy access to vaccine certificates, National’s Covid-19 Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “It has been obvious for months that the Government was going ... More >>

Labour Cancels Christmas With Incoherent Plan

Friday, 22 October 2021, 12:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

The announcement today of a hurdle of 90 per cent vaccination for each and every DHB in New Zealand condemns every Kiwi to months of more lockdowns and uncertainty, says Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins. “Millions of New Zealanders have ... More >>

Increase To Resurgence Support Payment Welcome, But Why The Delay?

Friday, 22 October 2021, 12:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

The business support package announced today by the Minister of Finance comes too late for many businesses, says National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly. “We have seen no immediate action to give cash to struggling businesses now. The increase ... More >>

New Data Shows Alarming ICU Occupancy Rates

Friday, 22 October 2021, 9:16 am | New Zealand National Party

No one is buying Health Minister Andrew Little’s figures of available ICU beds as new figures reveal an increasingly stretched system, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. Information revealed through parliamentary questions has shown ... More >>

A Million Fully Vaccinated Aucklanders Stuck At Home

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 3:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

More than one million fully vaccinated Aucklanders are stuck at home because the Government has been unable to deliver a simple website, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “Since New Zealand got its hands on a proper supply of Covid ... More >>

Find Out If You’re Smarter Than The Finance Minister With Our Fun Quiz!

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 3:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

It should be back to school – if he can find one that’s open – for Minister of Finance Grant Robertson, says National’s Finance spokesperson Michael Woodhouse. “Having raised doubts about our detailed Back in Business economic recovery plan, ... More >>

New BYO Bill Will Bolster Racing

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 3:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

A bill drawn from the member’s ballot today would encourage more people to enjoy and participate in New Zealand’s racing scene, National’s Racing spokesperson Ian McKelvie says. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Exemption for Race Meetings) Bill ... More >>

Where Is The Plan To End The Welfare Dependency Crisis?

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 11:47 am | New Zealand National Party

Today’s Ministry of Social Development quarterly release demonstrates Labour’s failure to deliver on its promises to get people off welfare and into work, says National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston. “There ... More >>

Government Must Avert KiwiRail Christmas Strike

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 11:15 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government must intervene to avert proposed strike action by KiwiRail workers that threatens to significantly disrupt freight and passenger transport in the lead-up to Christmas, says National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson. “Lockdowns ... More >>

National Pleased With UK Agreement In Principle

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:51 am | New Zealand National Party

National is pleased with news the Government has reached an in-principle agreement on a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom, Trade and Export Growth spokesperson Nicola Grigg says. “The last National Government began discussions with the UK ... More >>

Gang Numbers Surge 53 Per Cent Under Labour

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:47 am | New Zealand National Party

Newly released figures to National show New Zealand’s gang numbers continues to explode under Labour and with no signs of stopping, says National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown. “There has been a 53 per cent increase in gang membership since Labour ... More >>

Government Shoots Down Bill To Take Guns Off Gangs

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 7:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s decision to vote down National’s Firearms Prohibition Orders Bill shows how out of touch the Government is when it comes to gangs, says National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown. “This is the second time the Government has shot ... More >>

Just Two Covid Cases In Vaccinated Travellers On Day Eight In MIQ Since August

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 3:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

On the eve of another MIQ lottery, the fact that only two fully vaccinated travellers have tested positive for Covid on day eight of their 14-day quarantine since August 23 proves it is past time for the Government to loosen MIQ requirements, says National’s ... More >>

Government Wakes Up To National’s Call For MIQ Spots To Be Allocated To Health Workers

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 2:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has finally got its act together and adopted National’s policy calling for MIQ spots to be allocated for critical health workers, says National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford and Covid Response spokesperson Chris Bishop. ... More >>

Schools Decision Wrong And Misguided

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 1:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is wrong to keep most children out of school in Auckland, possibly for the rest of the year, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith said today. “While we welcome a return of senior students, the risks of continuing to ... More >>

National’s Plan Will Lift The Burden On Business

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 9:59 am | New Zealand National Party

National’s ‘Back in Business’ plan will lift the burden on businesses who are struggling through this extended lockdown, says Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly. “There is light at the end of the Covid tunnel, but we can’t fall at the final ... More >>

Fiscal Discipline Must Underpin Recovery

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 9:58 am | New Zealand National Party

The days of using Covid as cover for profligate spending must end, National’s Finance spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The Government has cynically used funding allocated by Parliament for the Covid-19 Response to fund items that can’t ... More >>