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Further Steps Needed To Unlock Build-to-Rent

Friday, 12 August 2022, 4:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour has finally heeded the calls of many in the housing sector to make it easier for Build-to-Rent houses to be developed in New Zealand, but more needs to be done to unlock its true potential, National’s Housing spokesperson Chris Bishop says. ... More >>

Tourism Minister Says Backpackers Not Welcome

Friday, 12 August 2022, 3:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

After two years of pain for the tourism sector, Stuart Nash needs to explain why he doesn’t want a return of backpackers when tourism operators say they’ll take any overseas visitors, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The ... More >>

Food Prices Climb Taking Kiwis Backwards

Friday, 12 August 2022, 11:43 am | New Zealand National Party

Kiwi families continue to battle runaway food prices, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. Data released by Stats NZ today show that food prices have increased by an average of 7.4 per cent in the last 12 months, which included a 10 per cent ... More >>

Govt Must Rule Out Banning School Drop-off

Friday, 12 August 2022, 11:01 am | New Zealand National Party

Michael Wood needs to make it clear that the Government will not be dictating how parents can and can’t drop their kids off at school, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “When asked on Newshub’s AM if Labour’s radical transport ... More >>

Jobseeker Benefit Numbers Remain Sky High

Friday, 12 August 2022, 10:41 am | New Zealand National Party

Today’s figures show Jobseeker numbers are still incredibly high despite labour shortages in almost every sector, National's Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says. “Weekly benefit statistics from the Ministry of Social Development ... More >>

Kāinga Ora In Deep Trouble

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 4:17 pm | New Zealand National Party

Kāinga Ora’s financial viability and sustainability is in serious doubt and Labour has no idea what to do about it, National’s Housing spokesperson Chris Bishop says. Leaked briefings have revealed that Housing officials advised Housing Minister Megan ... More >>

Officials Tried To Stop Labour Spending Spree

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 1:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to explain to New Zealanders struggling with the cost of living crisis why they ignored Treasury’s advice to rein in its spending, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Newly-released Budget documents reveal ... More >>

NZ Migrant Arrivals Hit Lowest Mark Since 1990s

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 12:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s net migration figures show that Labour has failed to deliver the desperately needed skilled migrants they promised, meaning labour shortages will persist into the future, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says. “In the ... More >>

Lowering The NCEA Bar Is Not The Answer

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 2:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s decision to issue blanket credits to all NCEA students sets a dangerous precedent and shows that Labour has no plan to turn around plummeting achievement levels, National’s Education spokesperson Erica Stanford says. “Today’s announcement ... More >>

Statement From Sylvia Wood, National Party President

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 6:26 am | New Zealand National Party

09 August This evening I was advised by National Party Leader Christopher Luxon that Sam Uffindell MP would be stood down from Caucus pending an investigation into further allegations about his past behaviour raised in the media. The investigation ... More >>

Statement From Sam Uffindell MP

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 6:23 am | New Zealand National Party

When I was a student at Otago I enjoyed a student lifestyle, which included drinking and, at times, smoking marijuana. While in second year a number of flatmates fell out – and two of the flatmates left midway through the year. I reject any accusation ... More >>

Sam Uffindell Stood Down Pending Investigation

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 6:19 am | New Zealand National Party

09 August Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell has been stood down from the National Party caucus pending an investigation into further allegations about his past behaviour, says National Party Leader Christopher Luxon. “This evening my office became aware ... More >>

Labour Is Coming After Your Car And Street

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 6:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

Kiwis should reject the outrageous Government proposals revealed today which will allow councils to more easily and quickly change street layouts, restrict cars and replace carparking with bus lanes, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown ... More >>

Mana In Mahi Doing Little For Long-term Jobseekers

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 4:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

New figures reveal that Mana in Mahi is doing little to reduce long-term benefit dependency among young people, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The number of 18 to 24-year-olds on the Jobseeker benefit ... More >>

Three Strikes Repeal Makes New Zealand Less Safe

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 3:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s decision to reduce prison sentences for our worst repeat offenders shows the Government is out of touch on justice, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “By repealing the Three Strikes legislation, the Government has ... More >>

Labour Must Listen To OAG And Scrap Three Waters

Monday, 8 August 2022, 3:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Office of the Auditor-General has delivered a scathing indictment of the Government’s Three Waters reforms and the Government should now abandon them, says National’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Watts. In a submission to a Parliamentary committee ... More >>

Speech To The 2022 National Party Annual Conference

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 7:26 pm | New Zealand National Party

Kia ora! What a brilliant conference! The energy wave from this weekend will carry us right through to election year and I say: bring it on. We’ve had a fantastic weekend. So many great sessions. So many good ideas. So much ambition. I want to ... More >>

National To Shift Young People Off Welfare Into Work

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 1:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

A National Government will take a new approach to reducing benefit dependency among young people because they and taxpayers are being failed, National Party Leader Christopher Luxon and Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston say. “It ... More >>

Sylvia Wood Elected President Of The National Party

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 1:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Sylvia Wood has been elected President of the National Party by the Party’s board of directors at its annual conference in Christchurch. Ms Wood has been on the board since 2021 and will serve as National’s 18th President after the retirement of ... More >>

Speech To The National Party Conference 2022: Getting Our Economy Working For You

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 12:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

6 August 2022 Greetings everybody. It feels so good to be here in Christchurch with you. To each and every one of you, President Peter Goodfellow, Board Members, Regional Chairs, office holders, Parliamentary colleagues, members and volunteers, thank you. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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