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Unemployment Figures Don’t Tell The Full Story

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 11:48 am | New Zealand National Party

The unemployment figures released today don’t reflect the sad reality for hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders who have found themselves unemployed in the past months, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. The number of people receiving ... More >>

National Leader’s speech on Wellington transport

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 11:11 am | New Zealand National Party

Thank you to Helen and the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce for hosting us here this morning, and thank you all for coming along. This is an exciting day for Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Can I acknowledge local MP Chris Bishop who is also National’s ... More >>

National will deliver for the Hutt Valley on transport

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 10:48 am | New Zealand National Party

National’s Wellington transport package will be transformational for the Hutt Valley, National’s Transport spokesperson and Hutt South MP Chris Bishop says. More >>

National will give Mt Vic Tunnel the green light in 2023

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 10:42 am | New Zealand National Party

Wellingtonians won’t be made to wait until the 2030s for a second Mt Victoria Tunnel under a National Government, Wellington Central List MP Nicola Willis says. National Party Leader Judith Collins today announced a $4 billion plan to deliver ... More >>

$4 Billion Investment To End Wellington’s Congestion Woes

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 10:38 am | New Zealand National Party

A National Government will invest another $4 billion in transport infrastructure across Wellington, igniting the economy and delivering the congestion-busting solutions the region has long been crying out for, National Party Leader Judith Collins says. ... More >>

National Announces $330 Million In New Transport Projects For Horowhenua And The Kāpiti Coast

Monday, 3 August 2020, 4:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will unlock the economic potential of Horowhenua and Kāpiti by connecting Ōtaki to Wellington’s electric commuter train network and fast-tracking construction of a four-lane expressway between Ōtaki and Levin, National Party Leader Judith ... More >>

Labour Needs To Explain How It Will Repay NZ’s Debt

Monday, 3 August 2020, 11:37 am | New Zealand National Party

With the election only weeks away, Labour needs to clearly explain to voters how it intends to repay the massive debt it is taking on to deal with Covid-19 – and whether its plan will involve higher taxes, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul ... More >>

New Zealanders Support Charging At The Border

Sunday, 2 August 2020, 6:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s proposal to introduce very limited border charging for managed quarantine is little more than spin and highly disrespectful of New Zealanders who think there should be a higher level of cost recovery, National’s COVID-19 Border ... More >>

Kiwis Need More Than Two-Trick Pony On Economy

Sunday, 2 August 2020, 2:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Massive debt-fuelled spending and keeping the border tight are necessary but insufficient to restore our economy and create jobs, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Mr Goldsmith was reacting to Grant Robertson’s “Q & A” interview ... More >>

Government Gets 1-star For App Delivery

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 2:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Minister of Health needs to front up for the failures of his chaotic Covid-19 tracer app, National’s Health spokesperson Shane Reti says. Earlier this week in Question Time, the Minister confirmed that he lacks confidence in the app’s ability ... More >>

Years Of Inaction From Government On Vaping

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 2:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour has failed to achieve anything on vaping since they’ve come into Government, resulting in countless teens taking up the habit, National List MP Nicky Wagner says. “Parents, principals and public health professionals have demanded clear rules ... More >>

National Selects Joseph Mooney For Southland

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 6:09 am | New Zealand National Party

Today the National Party has selected Joseph Mooney to stand in the Southland electorate for the 2020 General Election. Joseph Mooney Joseph Mooney is a senior trial lawyer and has built his own law practice in the Southern region. “I’m very excited ... More >>

Job Losses Pile Up Under Government With No Plan

Friday, 31 July 2020, 11:05 am | New Zealand National Party

Today’s troubling revelation that another 1500 Kiwis lost their jobs this week highlights the need for a sound economic plan to get us through the current jobs crisis, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. The number of people ... More >>

Release The List, Prime Minister

Friday, 31 July 2020, 10:33 am | New Zealand National Party

As jobless numbers mount up, Jacinda Ardern needs to front up and release the list of shovel-ready projects that will provide much needed work for New Zealanders, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. Right now, around 200,000 New Zealanders are ... More >>

Labour Inconsistent In Treatment Of Warriors Players

Friday, 31 July 2020, 9:51 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour is completely inconsistent in their handling of two New Zealand Warriors players trying to get home, National’s Covid-19 Border Response spokesman Gerry Brownlee says. “The system allows film-makers and New York Yacht Club sailors to ... More >>

Random Roadside Drug Testing Bill Welcome

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 12:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

National welcomes the introduction today of the Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment Bill that enables Police to randomly test for drug impairment, National’s Drug Reform spokesperson Nick Smith says. “We need to get drugged drivers off the road ... More >>

Waka-jumping Repeal Bill Passes First Reading

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 9:42 am | New Zealand National Party

The Electoral (Integrity Repeal) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading, marking one step closer to Parliament getting rid of NZ First’s ‘waka-jumping’ legislation, National List MP David Carter says. “I’d like to thank the Greens for voting ... More >>

Jones Overseeing A ‘treacle-riddled’ PGF

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 6:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

It’s been three years and despite many, many questions, New Zealanders still have no idea whether the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has created the jobs it was intended to, National’s Regional Economic Development spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. ... More >>

Collins Hits Back At KiwiSaver Funds Manager

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 4:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Leader Judith Collins has hit back at funds manager Rupert Carlyon of Kōura Wealth KiwiSaver, for his criticisms of National’s BusinessStart plan, which allow Kiwis to access $20,000 of their own money to start a new business. “I’d like ... More >>

Release The List, Grant

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 3:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

Grant Robertson’s repeated refusal to tell Parliament how many shovel-ready projects have been through due diligence but are yet to be announced by the Government is the height of arrogance, National’s Transport and Infrastructure spokesperson Chris ... More >>