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Which Regions Could Be At Green?

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 5:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government should front up and be honest about which regions Health officials said could be in “Green” at the start of the Traffic Light Framework, National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Chris Hipkins ducked and dived ... More >>

Pay Freeze Turns Into Pay Frenzy

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 3:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government said the public sector would show ‘restraint’ following the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 and promised a pay freeze, but instead we have seen a pay frenzy, National’s Public Service spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “New Zealanders will ... More >>

No Extra ICU Beds Until June 2022

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 5:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister Andrew Little made the shocking admission today that extra ICU beds won’t be ready until June next year, National Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “After spending the last year claiming everything was fine, the Government ... More >>

Chris Penk Elected Senior National Whip

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 12:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

The National Caucus has elected Chris Penk as Senior Whip and Maureen Pugh as Junior Whip, National Leader Christopher Luxon announced today. Both MPs were elected unopposed at this morning’s Caucus meeting. “Chris and Maureen bring the integrity, experience ... More >>

A New National For New Zealand

Monday, 6 December 2021, 12:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has today announced a new National for New Zealand – a fresh, energised alternative government ready to deliver for Kiwis in 2023. “The line-up I’m announcing today is based on merit and matches people ... More >>

International Volunteers Day: A Year Of Doing More, With Less For Our Volunteers

Sunday, 5 December 2021, 2:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

International Volunteers Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of New Zealand volunteers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to consider the need for further support for community organisations, National’s Community and Voluntary ... More >>

Extra ICU Funding Finally, But Don’t Hold Your Breath

Friday, 3 December 2021, 4:30 pm | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister Andrew Little has finally acknowledged that his failure to build ICU beds in the past 18 months needs to be fixed, with the announcement of funding for capital spend on ICU beds, says National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti ... More >>

Red Light Setting Cold Comfort For Aucklanders

Friday, 3 December 2021, 11:00 am | New Zealand National Party

After more than 100 days in lockdown and endless announcements of announcements, Aucklanders will be relieved by a bit more freedom today but there is much more for the Government to do, says National Leader Christopher Luxon. “The Government is ... More >>

Too Little, Too Late For Freedom Camping

Friday, 3 December 2021, 10:07 am | New Zealand National Party

The Tourism Minister’s recent announcement on new restrictions for freedom campers has caused confusion with his contradictions, and it will be too late to prevent more damage by freedom campers in the upcoming season, says National MP Maureen Pugh. ... More >>

Late And Lazy PHARMAC Whitewash Tells Us Nothing New

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 6:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s interim release of the PHARMAC inquiry is late and lazy tells us nothing we didn’t know beforehand, says National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti. “It is clearly late and it is clearly lazy in its failure to make any recommendations ... More >>

Bridges Appointed Finance & Infrastructure Spokesperson

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 1:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

Hon Simon Bridges is the National Party’s new Finance and Infrastructure spokesperson, National Leader Christopher Luxon announced today. “Simon has prodigious skills, incredible talent and the intellectual heft needed to excel as National’s Finance ... More >>

Gang Numbers Continue To Explode Under Labour

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 11:04 am | New Zealand National Party

The number of gang members has nearly doubled in the last five years with the Government doing little to stop it, says National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown. “Our streets are becoming less safe with gang numbers exploding to over 8,000 members ... More >>

Taxpayers Funding Anti-dairying Messages

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 5:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

“Some days it’s difficult to comprehend what I see in the news,” says National Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger. “Unbelievably, and thanks to Louis Houlbrooke of The Taxpayers Union and Scoop Independent News, I learnt on Monday taxpayers have ... More >>

Missed Opportunity To Help Struggling Auckland Businesses

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 3:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has missed an opportunity with a convoluted voucher scheme which fails to address the businesses that are hurting the most, says National’s Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay. “For some reason ... More >>

Not-so-fast Tracked Residency Visa Falters On Launch

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 1:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

Desperate migrants who woke early today to finally get their residency applications submitted have been embarrassingly let down again as Immigration New Zealand’s online application system crashed, says National’s Immigration Spokesperson Erica ... More >>

Traffic Lights Still Not Ready To Go

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 12:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

With less than 48 hours before New Zealand moves to the traffic light system, Labour still hasn’t put in place key elements to make the system work, National Covid-19 Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Jacinda Ardern announced the traffic light system ... More >>

Christopher Luxon’s First Speech As National Leader

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 4:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

Tēnā koutou katoa and good afternoon everyone. It’s an incredible privilege and honour to have been elected Leader of the New Zealand National Party today and I thank my colleagues for putting their trust and confidence in me. And it is fantastic ... More >>

Christopher Luxon Elected National Party Leader

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 3:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

Christopher Luxon has been elected Leader of the New Zealand National Party, alongside Nicola Willis as Deputy Leader. “It is a tremendous privilege to lead our great party, and I thank my colleagues for the confidence they have placed in me,” Mr ... More >>

Statement From Jacqui Dean

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 1:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

About five years ago, Simon Bridges made remarks that upset me at the time. They were not about me, but they were inappropriate and not something I wanted to hear, National MP for Waitaki Jacqui Dean says. “At the time there was an apology, but ... More >>

Simon Bridges Demoted Following Complaint

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 10:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

This evening, with unanimous support of the board of the National Party, Simon Bridges, Member for Tauranga, has been demoted and relieved of his portfolio responsibilities. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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