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High-paying Environmental Jobs Policy Not Realistic

Monday, 18 May 2020, 2:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s $1.1 billion idea of redeploying people into environmental jobs is great in concept but difficult to turn into reality, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “It’s a struggle to get Kiwis to take well-paying ... More >>

More Money For Management Than Students

Monday, 18 May 2020, 11:45 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on managing the tertiary education reforms rather than targeting that funding where it’s needed most, at students, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The ... More >>

Put The Petrol Tax Hike On Hold Along With Light Rail

Sunday, 17 May 2020, 6:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is calling on the Government to defer the 4c hike to petrol excise duty and road user charges scheduled for July 1 while its light rail project is on hold, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Given the unprecedented economic ... More >>

Where’s The Detail, Grant?

Sunday, 17 May 2020, 11:33 am | New Zealand National Party

Budget 2020 featured eye-wateringly large spending announcements but precious little detail on what is actually being bought with our money, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The approach of this Government appears to be to announce ... More >>

Big Announcements Are Easy But Delivery Counts

Saturday, 16 May 2020, 10:14 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government announced the biggest spend up in Budget history this week but there’s no clear plan and they lack the competence to deliver it, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “In this week’s Budget they announced an additional $3 billion ... More >>

No Plan To Get New Zealand Working Again

Saturday, 16 May 2020, 10:11 am | New Zealand National Party

Thursday’s budget announcements show no innovation in getting New Zealanders back to work, National’s Social Development Spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The Government has thrown $400 million of borrowed money at expanding the Ministry of ... More >>

Billions Added To Benefit Bill

Friday, 15 May 2020, 1:28 pm | New Zealand National Party

The cost of Jobseeker Support will almost double to $4.5 billion next year as taxpayers bear the cost of failing to save jobs, National’s spokesperson for Social Development Louise Upston says. “New Zealanders will be counting the cost of the biggest benefit ... More >>

Health System Going Nowhere In Budget 2020

Friday, 15 May 2020, 1:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

Despite the increased pressure it will be under in the wake of Covid-19 the Government has failed to provide meaningful improvement to the health system in Budget 2020, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The words ‘maintain’ ... More >>

$20 Billion Set Aside For Campaign Bribes

Friday, 15 May 2020, 11:46 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s Budget released yesterday has $20 billion set aside for campaign bribes, National’s Campaign Chair Paula Bennett says. “The country is seeing an extra $140 billion of debt. That is $80,000 per household, equivalent to a second ... More >>

Tourism Marketing Campaign Not Enough To Save Jobs

Friday, 15 May 2020, 10:59 am | New Zealand National Party

Budget funding for New Zealand’s battered tourism industry is welcome but it’s nowhere near enough and the Government still lacks a clear plan to save jobs, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Yesterday the Government announced a $400 ... More >>

Leader Of The Opposition’s Budget 2020 Speech

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:58 pm | New Zealand National Party

Mr Speaker, nothing in recent history has brought about such global disruption as the Covid-19 pandemic. Kiwis have sacrificed much through the restrictions of lockdown and we can all be proud that the collective effort of everyone has, so far, worked ... More >>

No Plan For Education To Be At The Heart Of Rebuild

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s Budget shows the Government is more focused on handing out cash than making sure all New Zealanders have the skills to compete in our workforce, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The education sector has not secured an ... More >>

Counting The Cost Of Covid-19

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 2:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s Budget reveals the sheer scale of the economic challenge New Zealand is facing, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “We’ve just been through a dramatic health crisis, now New Zealanders can see the scale of the economic ... More >>

Budget 2020 Lacks A Coherent Plan

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 2:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

  Today’s Budget doesn’t have the plan we need to get New Zealand working again, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “Kiwis have sacrificed so much through the restrictions of the lockdown, our collective efforts have so far worked well, ... More >>

Reserve Bank Predicting 150,000 Job Losses

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 2:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

Figures from the Reserve Bank today estimating there will be 150,000 job losses over the next six months, highlights why it’s crucial we have a clear strategy to guide New Zealand out of this economic hole, National’s Finance spokesperson ... More >>

Petition Against Inhumane Funeral And Tangi Rules

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 9:57 am | New Zealand National Party

The National Party has today launched a petition to allow up to a hundred people at funerals, weddings and places of worship, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “It’s not fair that you can have 30 people on a rugby field playing close ... More >>

Practical Steps Needed For NZ China Trade

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to take all practical steps to ensure that New Zealand’s trade with China remains within the spirit of our Free Trade Agreement, National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. “This follows comments by the Foreign Minister ... More >>

Racing Getting More From The Budget Than Pharmac

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 2:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

It is a damning indictment of the Government’s priorities that the racing industry is getting more additional funding in Budget 2020 than Pharmac, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says “On Sunday the Government gave Pharmac an extra ... More >>

Govt Should Be Ambitious For International Students

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11:33 am | New Zealand National Party

The Education Minister should be ambitious about returning international students back to New Zealand instead of kicking the can down the road, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The Government’s Covid-19 data dump ... More >>

National MP Sets Sights On Takanini Seat

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 8:21 am | New Zealand National Party

Agnes Loheni MP is putting herself forward as a National Party candidate selection for the newly formed Takanini electorate. “The suburbs that make up this new electorate are ones I know well, and whose values of hard work, resilience, and family are similar ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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