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SPEECH: Todd Muller - Families, Communities, Small Business

Friday, 29 May 2020, 12:32 pm | New Zealand National Party

It’s great to be in Auckland. I’m pleased to be giving my first formal speech as Leader of the New Zealand National Party here, and to be with my Deputy Leader Nikki Kaye for whom this city is home. Let me start by acknowledging our Finance ... More >>

National Backs Businesses With $10k JobStart

Friday, 29 May 2020, 12:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will provide a $10,000 cash payment to businesses that hire additional staff as part of our commitment to keeping New Zealanders in jobs, National Party Leader Todd Muller and Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith have announced. Our JobStart ... More >>

‘Zero-deaths’ Seabird Pledge Hollow Without Cameras

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 10:52 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s pledge to have zero seabird deaths rings hollow when they have scrapped National’s plan to implement cameras on all commercial fishing boats, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Environmental groups ... More >>

Davis Delivers More Broken Promises

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 10:27 am | New Zealand National Party

There’s no more hiding, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis will clearly fail to deliver on his promise to reduce the prison population according to Ministry of Justice projections released today, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says. ... More >>

Yet Another KiwiBuild Flop

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 6:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

The ongoing KiwiBuild disaster has dashed more hopes for would-be first-home buyers in Wellington, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Nicola Willis says. The proposed Monark housing development includes 44 KiwiBuild homes and was ... More >>

Phil Twyford Big On Promises But Can’t Deliver

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 3:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford has continued his streak of non-delivery with no infrastructure projects underway since calling for industry to come forward with shovel ready projects two months ago, National’s Economic Development spokesperson ... More >>

New Zealand Facing Largest Decline In GDP In 160 Years

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 3:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

Estimates from the Reserve Bank today show New Zealand will this year experience the largest decline in annual GDP in at least 160 years, highlighting the seriousness of the economic crisis we are facing, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith ... More >>

More For Some, Less For Others

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 3:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s new welfare scheme is ill targeted and provides the most support to those who need it the least, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The first priority for the Covid-19 response is to save jobs and ... More >>

National Won’t Support Rushing APEC Bill

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 1:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

In what we hope will be a post-Covid world, New Zealand is set to host APEC in 2021, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. “Host responsibility for the security of delegates, particularly over the Leaders’ Week, requires legislation ... More >>

Thousands Of Illegal Firearms Still In Circulation

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 12:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

Despite the Government claiming to make New Zealand safer with its firearms reforms and gun buyback, according to the Auditor-General we still don’t know how many now illegal firearms are in the country, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson ... More >>

Todd Muller announces shape of next Government

Monday, 25 May 2020, 2:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Todd Muller has announced the line-up of the next Government. “New Zealand is facing perhaps the toughest time that almost anyone alive can remember. “We are borrowing tens of billions of dollars to get us through this crisis. There ... More >>

Todd Muller Takes On Small Business Portfolio

Saturday, 23 May 2020, 11:24 am | New Zealand National Party

Leader of the Opposition Todd Muller has announced he will become the National Party’s spokesperson for small business. “Few things can be more important than our commitment to keeping people in jobs and helping businesses invest and grow,” Mr Muller says. ... More >>

SPEECH: Todd Muller’s Maiden Speech As National Party Leader

Friday, 22 May 2020, 3:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

The past few months, our country has made many sacrifices. You have made many sacrifices. You have put a lot on the line to get us through this crisis. Now, we must begin taking another step forward together, with confidence. The confidence to rebuild ... More >>

Todd Muller Elected Leader Of The New Zealand National Party

Friday, 22 May 2020, 1:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

Todd Muller has been elected Leader of the New Zealand National Party, the party caucus announced today. Nikki Kaye has been elected as his Deputy. “There is no Team Todd, there is no Team Nikki, or anyone else – there is only Team National,” ... More >>

Confusion Reigns Supreme Around Church Messaging

Friday, 22 May 2020, 9:29 am | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister needs to front up and explain why her stance on church attendance differs from the New Zealand police, says Agnes Loheni National’s associate spokesperson for Pacific Peoples. In an interview on a Radio Samoa programme two officers confirmed ... More >>

Government’s “digital Diary” Pointless

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 11:27 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s much-hyped tracing app is not fit for purpose and doesn’t fulfil the requirements of the law, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The Prime Minister teased the contact tracing app as an alternative to giving ... More >>

Government Again Fails Our Midwives

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 1:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

Midwives have been repeatedly ignored by this Government and this year’s Budget is no exception, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The previous National Government reached a settlement agreement with the New Zealand ... More >>

Border screening cards asking the wrong questions

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:41 am | New Zealand National Party

Data from the Ministry of Health shows that new Covid-19 screening arrival cards at airports and ports have been asking the wrong questions during the Covid-19 outbreak, and are still incorrect today, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane ... More >>

Building Sector Could Employ Thousands More People

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:08 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to unleash the construction sector’s ability to create thousands of jobs, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “The building and construction industry offers one of the best opportunities for rejuvenating ... More >>

Tourism Crisis Needs A Full-time Response Not A Part-time Minister

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 9:26 am | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand’s tourism industry is in crisis and facing an uncertain future, they need a Minister that steps up and backs them, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Tourism supports 400,000 jobs and last year contributed more than ... More >>