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Labour’s Economic Mismanagement Hurting Farmers

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 4:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

Grant Robertson’s refusal to rein in spending and take meaningful action to dampen inflation is piling pressure on primary industries, National’s spokesperson for Rural Communities Nicola Grigg says. “This Labour Government has unleashed unprecedented ... More >>

Proposed China-Pacific Multilateral Agreement Deeply Concerning

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 4:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

The proposed multilateral agreement between China and the ten Pacific Island countries it has diplomatic relations with is deeply concerning, National’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. “It’s been clear for some time that China is ... More >>

Immigration Failures Reduce Productivity, Hike Prices

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 2:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

Yesterday’s Monetary Policy Statement confirms Labour's immigration failures are reducing productivity, driving up prices and contributing to higher mortgage rates, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says. “The Reserve Bank says ... More >>

Strobe Lights And Fog Cannons Won’t Stop Ram-raids

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 12:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has been asleep at the wheel in the face of an explosion of ram raids and youth crime in New Zealand, and today’s announcement is too little too late, National’s Police Spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Retail businesses will be ... More >>

Government Spending Making Inflation Worse

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:21 am | New Zealand National Party

The Reserve Bank Governor today confirmed that the “very high” level of Government spending is putting upward pressure on inflation, says National finance spokesperson Nicola Willis. “Budget 2022, which included a record $9.5 billion in new annual ... More >>

Inflation Pressure Drives Up Interest Rates

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 2:28 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s 50 basis point increase in the official cash rate means more pain on the horizon for anyone with a mortgage, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Rising interest rates will be difficult news for Kiwis already battling ... More >>

Rural Mental Health Ignored Again This Budget

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 12:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government was made well aware of mental health concerns for rural communities in a meeting in December last year, this Budget has neglected to do anything to address this crisis, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says. “It is ... More >>

Labour’s Budget Blowout Means Risk Of More Debt

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 2:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

This year’s Budget blowout means not enough money in the kitty for next year, making it almost certain that debt will rise and send the government books backwards even further, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Grant Robertson ... More >>

National Supports Contribution To Ukraine

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

National welcomes the additional contribution that New Zealand is making to the war in Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee and Defence Spokesperson Tim van de Molen say. “Cabinet’s decision to send troops to the United Kingdom ... More >>

National Congratulates Anthony Albanese

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 1:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

On behalf of the National Party, I would like to congratulate incoming Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on his election victory overnight, Leader of the Opposition Christopher Luxon says. “Australia is New Zealand’s closest friend. ... More >>

New Jobs Tax Could Not Be More Poorly Timed

Friday, 20 May 2022, 10:51 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s Income Insurance Bill is a slap in the face to the squeezed middle who are getting smashed by the cost of living crisis, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The day after Labour announces the ... More >>

Treasury Slams Labour’s Band-aid Economics

Friday, 20 May 2022, 9:55 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s Backwards Budget does little to support struggling Kiwi households, with Treasury advising that the one-off cost of living payment is a poor mechanism for addressing a long-term problem, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. ... More >>

Jacqui Dean To Retire From Parliament In 2023

Friday, 20 May 2022, 9:28 am | New Zealand National Party

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2023 election. “I have advised the President and Leader of the National Party that I have decided not to put my name forward at the 2023 election, giving the party ... More >>

Chris Luxon Thanks Jacqui Dean For Her Contribution

Friday, 20 May 2022, 9:27 am | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has paid tribute to Jacqui Dean for her long contribution to the National Party and her stellar service to New Zealand as a Member of Parliament and Minister. “Jacqui has served Waitaki, New Zealanders ... More >>

Labour’s Spending Is Out Of Control

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

Budget 2022 confirms Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s spending is out of control, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Not content with a record $6 billion per year spending spree that he planned, Labour has raided future budgets ... More >>

Labour Taking New Zealand Backwards

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:00 pm | New Zealand National Party

Budget 2022 confirms that New Zealand is going backwards under Labour faster than ever, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says. “This is the Backwards Budget. Kiwis, the economy and outcomes are all going backwards under Labour and today’s ... More >>

Same Announcement But No Delivery

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 6:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s Mana Ake expansion announcement is nothing but a re-hash of the same press release from over a year ago, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. “On 15 April 2021, Health Minister Andrew Little and Associate Education ... More >>

National Supports The Targets, Questions The Plan

Monday, 16 May 2022, 2:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

National supports the Government’s emissions budgets and emissions targets but is concerned that today’s Emissions Reduction Plan is a poor use of taxpayers’ money, says Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon says. “We support the goal of reducing ... More >>

Government Should Scrap Mandatory Union Deals

Monday, 16 May 2022, 9:38 am | New Zealand National Party

News that the Government’s misnamed Fair Pay Agreements have put New Zealand on a Top 40 list for possible prosecution by the International Labour Organisation is beyond embarrassing, National’s Workplace Relations & Safety spokesperson ... More >>

More Bureaucrats, More Money, Longer Wait Times

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 1:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has hired over 500 more staff at Immigration New Zealand since 2017 yet visa processing times have exploded, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says. “Labour has been on a bureaucrat hiring spree since they came into ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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