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New Year must be time for sunscreen surety

Saturday, 4 January 2020, 11:44 am | New Zealand National Party

A Members’ Bill that would ensure all sunscreens on the shelf meet our standards and actually provide the protection they claim has been lodged in the ballot, Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says. “New Zealand has one of the highest rates of skin ... More >>

Therapy dogs needed in Courts

Friday, 3 January 2020, 9:46 am | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand Courts should have therapy dogs available for children and vulnerable people participating in the system, National’s Courts spokesperson Chris Penk says. “It can often be a traumatic experience for victims participating in the courts ... More >>

Bushfires illustrate need to fund fire research

Friday, 3 January 2020, 9:26 am | New Zealand National Party

The bushfires ravaging Australia are a sobering illustration of why New Zealand’s life-saving research into rural fires needs consistent Government funding, National’s Research, Science and Innovation Spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says. “Crown Research ... More >>

Minister must launch inquiry into PHARMAC decision

Thursday, 2 January 2020, 10:54 am | New Zealand National Party

The Health Minister’s first act of 2020 should be to establish a ministerial inquiry into PHARMAC’s decision to switch to Logem – the generic form of epilepsy drug lamotrigine – given it’s now suspected to have caused five deaths, National’s ... More >>

National looking after rural communities

Thursday, 2 January 2020, 10:54 am | New Zealand National Party

National has put forward a series of proposals to improve the health of rural communities, National’s Rural Communities spokesperson Matt King says. “New Zealanders living in isolated, rural areas deserve access to the support they need. “The practical ... More >>

Govt incompetence leaving women waiting for pay equity

Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 9:15 am | New Zealand National Party

Women in New Zealand will have to wait even longer before progress is made on pay equity because this incompetent Government can’t follow due process, MP for Maungakiekie Denise Lee says. “The Government’s Equal Pay Amendment Bill was introduced to ... More >>

Tourism levy needs to benefit West Coast region

Monday, 30 December 2019, 9:17 am | New Zealand National Party

The West Coast and Buller regions need more resourcing in another busy tourist season, National’s spokesperson for West Coast Issues Maureen Pugh says. “I have received confirmation from Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis that no specific West Coast region ... More >>

The solution to under-threat BYO at race meetings

Sunday, 29 December 2019, 9:35 am | New Zealand National Party

More than a year after Racing Minister Winston Peters said he’d take action about Police opposing liquor licences for the traditional BYO at the races, he’s done nothing, MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop says. “Winston Peters has talked a big ... More >>

Review of Tuia250 data breach bad end of year for PM

Sunday, 29 December 2019, 9:35 am | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister’s year has ended badly with the release of the review of the Tuia250 data breach, National’s Cybersecurity spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “This is the Prime Minister’s own Ministry, she knew the report was bad and has ... More >>

Loss of Coromandel rescue helicopter a cruel blow

Saturday, 28 December 2019, 10:30 am | New Zealand National Party

For the first time in many years there will be no emergency rescue helicopter stationed in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula this summer, Coromandel’s MP Scott Simpson says. “This is a huge slap in the face for locals and the hundreds of thousands ... More >>

Labour taking and taking from New Zealanders

Saturday, 28 December 2019, 10:19 am | New Zealand National Party

As New Zealanders finish off the year their wallets and bank accounts are significantly lighter due to Labour cancelling National’s planned tax cuts, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The average New Zealander would have an extra ... More >>

Toilet desperately needed at Ben Lomond Saddle

Saturday, 28 December 2019, 9:50 am | New Zealand National Party

The Department of Conservation needs to act and install a much needed toilet at Ben Lomond Saddle, or the popular tourist destination’s impressive reputation will be flushed away, Clutha-Southland’s MP Hamish Walker says. “Approximately 35,000 ... More >>

Freshwater proposals bring whopping costs for Taranaki

Friday, 27 December 2019, 8:33 am | New Zealand National Party

Taranaki is set to be hammered by the Government’s Freshwater proposals, New Plymouth’s MP Jonathan Young says. “Economic modelling from Dairy NZ has shown an average cost of $38,000 per Kiwi household by 2050, but this is expected to more than triple ... More >>

Kauri dieback plan nowhere to be seen

Thursday, 26 December 2019, 10:41 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government is dragging the chain on implementing a management plan to save our iconic Kauri trees, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “In December 2017 Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor and Conservation Minister Eugenie ... More >>

Kiwis needing half a billion dollars of assistance

Tuesday, 24 December 2019, 11:49 am | New Zealand National Party

Kiwis needing half a billion dollars of assistance Figures released as part of the Ministry of Social Development annual review show almost half a billion dollars was paid out in hardship grants during the last financial year, National’s Social Development ... More >>

Rents in Wellington rising fastest in the country

Monday, 23 December 2019, 10:30 am | New Zealand National Party

Renters in Wellington are being hit in the pocket by an additional $5252 a year as a result of this Government’s poor policy making decisions, National list MP based in Wellington Central Nicola Willis says. “According to MBIE Rental Bond Data, ... More >>

New mums need support at Christmas

Sunday, 22 December 2019, 1:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

The closure of several maternity units over the Christmas-New Year break is concerning and shows just how much support new mums need at this time of year, Taupō MP Louise Upston says. “Becoming a mum is an emotional time and it’s important mums have ... More >>

Benefit numbers rise in Invercargill

Sunday, 22 December 2019, 1:17 pm | New Zealand National Party

More and more Southlanders are struggling to put a roof over their heads and are in need of Government support, MP for Invercargill Sarah Dowie says. “In the two years since this Labour-led Government came to office, the number of Emergency Housing ... More >>

National’s 2019 policy wins

Saturday, 21 December 2019, 9:49 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s so-called ‘Year of Delivery’ might not have delivered much, but the policy achievements that have happened have largely been as a result of the largest and most effective Opposition ever, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges ... More >>

Govt must answer questions about Boochani

Friday, 20 December 2019, 1:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

Behrouz Boochani’s continued presence in New Zealand raises a number of questions the Prime Minister and Iain Lees-Galloway need to answer, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says. More >>

   

 

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