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Finally Pre-departure Testing, But Needs To Go Further

Monday, 28 December 2020, 2:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

The announcement today that from early next year all returnees from the UK and US will require pre-departure testing is a sound decision and one that the National Party has been calling for since August when we proposed a Border Protection Agency, ... More >>

Appalling Lack Of Action From Govt As Mental Health Call Outs Increase

Monday, 28 December 2020, 11:56 am | New Zealand National Party

The significant increase in calls involving a person having a mental health crisis, in distress or threatening suicide is exactly why the Mental Health Co-Response Service should never have been axed, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey ... More >>

Steep Increase In People Joining Gangs Alarming

Saturday, 26 December 2020, 2:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

The number of people joining gangs has increased at an alarming rate this year, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “According to Police, more than 900 people joined gangs this year. That’s a 13 per cent increase despite Covid-19 ... More >>

Government Needs To Back Police With New Powers

Saturday, 19 December 2020, 2:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to back Police with new tools and technology to apprehend fleeing drivers in light of new policy that hampers their ability to give chase, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. It has been reported that Police will no longer ... More >>

More Kiwi Families In Hardship

Friday, 18 December 2020, 1:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

While many families across the country will be looking forward to the summer break, the number of people on a benefit is a stark reminder that many Kiwis are struggling to make ends meet and are anxious to find work, National’s Social Development spokesperson ... More >>

Covid-19 Failings Highlight Need For Border Agency

Friday, 18 December 2020, 12:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

The confusing, sub-standard systems in place around our border response, confirmed by the Roche/Simpson report, show the need for a dedicated border agency, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “This report provides plenty ... More >>

Grapes Will Rot On The Vines Without Govt Action

Friday, 18 December 2020, 9:36 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government should increase the number of seasonal workers allowed into New Zealand, otherwise we will see severe labour shortages across the viticulture sector, National’s Viticulture spokesperson Stuart Smith says. According to the industry, there has ... More >>

Vaccine Rollout Raises More Questions Than Answers

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 1:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

While it is good news that New Zealand is working towards a vaccine roll out, Kiwis are still left with more questions than answers, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “We still don’t know if the vaccine agreements New Zealand ... More >>

No Excuse For Borrowing Up Large

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 12:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

The better than forecast recovery our economy has seen means Labour must immediately chart a path back to sustainable levels of debt, National’s Finance spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. After seeing a record drop in GDP in the last quarter, it ... More >>

Labour Opens Floodgates By Paying Off Protestors

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 12:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

Taxpayers should not be stumping up $30 million to cover the Government’s bungling of the land dispute at Ihumātao, National’s Finance spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Taxpayers aren’t a bank to be called upon to clean up the Government’s ... More >>

Mounting Costs To Taxpayer Mean Mallard Must Go

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

The bombshell revelation that Speaker Trevor Mallard’s defamation case could cost taxpayers even more than the $333,641.70 it has already is further evidence he must resign, National’s Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. In select committee ... More >>

Labour Doesn’t Have A Plan To Pay Down Debt

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 2:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s Half-Yearly Economic and Fiscal Update confirms Labour has no plan to lift New Zealand out of debt, saddling our future generations with the burden, National’s Finance spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “With Treasury forecasting debt to ... More >>

Where Is New Zealand’s Covid Vaccine Plan?

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 10:39 am | New Zealand National Party

It’s time the Government came forward with a plan for New Zealand’s Covid vaccine and started answering some important questions, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “We’re not asking for specific times and dates, but so far ... More >>

Time For Kelvin Davis To Show Some Leadership

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 10:38 am | New Zealand National Party

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis cannot continue to remain silent on the staffing and resourcing concerns raised by the Ombudsman following an unannounced inspection of Auckland Prison, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown says. The ... More >>

NZ Dragging Chain On Aussie Travel Bubble

Monday, 14 December 2020, 3:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

The ‘announcement’ that a trans-Tasman bubble will open in quarter one next year is good news but has come far too late, National’s Covid-19 Recovery spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “New Zealanders have been able to travel to Australia without ... More >>

Record Emergency Housing Spend In Hutt

Monday, 14 December 2020, 2:17 pm | New Zealand National Party

News that that over $3 million was spent a single quarter alone in Lower Hutt between June and September on emergency housing special needs grants is just further confirmation that the Hutt housing crisis is getting worse, says Chris Bishop, National List MP ... More >>

Taxpayers Should Not Foot The Bill For Ihumātao

Monday, 14 December 2020, 11:24 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government will open a Pandora’s Box if it spends even a single cent of taxpayer money on cleaning up the mess it made at Ihumātao, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “The Ihumatao situation is a problem of Jacinda Ardern’s own making, ... More >>

National Will Hold The Speaker To Account

Monday, 14 December 2020, 8:16 am | New Zealand National Party

The National Party will call Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard before a Select Committee this week to answer questions about the more than $330,000 of taxpayer dollars spent on settling a legal dispute he created, National’s Shadow Leader ... More >>

The Cook Islands Bubble Is Taking Far Too Long

Saturday, 12 December 2020, 12:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Cook Islands bubble is taking far too long to set up, there is no reason why it shouldn’t already be in place, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Today’s announcement of ‘next steps’ in travel between the ... More >>

RBNZ Confirms Govt Isn’t Doing Enough On Housing

Friday, 11 December 2020, 3:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Reserve Bank has confirmed in writing what National has been saying for some time, that the Government lacks a clear direction when it comes to our housing emergency, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. “It’s clear from the Reserve ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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